July 01, 2014

Bark about a day I’d like to forget!!! Yeah, it hurts!!!!

And no breakfast either!!! The universe isn’t fair, I’ll woof you.

Thank you Karen for helping make my afternoon and evening much better.

Dad bought me a Wendy’s hamburger. Things are looking up.
Gotta go, it’s hard to type with one paw…sigh.

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June 30, 2014

Today, the photos are all about me!!! Yup, my sweet mug looking great.

You see, tomorrow I have to have that surgery…darn.

Karen took really good care of me this evening. “How about some Italian sausage, Porter?”

You can bet, I didn’t turn it down!!!!

And what’s this?!!!!!

Karen made pizza for me!!!! What a great way to get my mind off the coming day.

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June 29, 2014

Pretty darn nice day out at Sota’s place. I took time to appreciate the wildflowers…

while Sota got a bath.

He’s one handsome guy, no doubt about that!

And look at the color in his mane.

Like me, he loves Karen!

I got another Kobe style hamburger for dinner, since Karen and dad feel so sorry for me having to go in for surgery on Tuesday.
That was good! And I can’t complain about the sunset this evening.

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June 28, 2014

You’re probably wondering, “Where’s Porter been?!!” I’m back!

I’ll have to fill in the other days when I get the chance.

But for now, I’ll woof you that I was at Sand Wash Basin to watch the wild mustangs.

Wow!!!

I’ll finish this post with lots and lots of wild horse photos, but first a photo of me enjoying a Kobe style hamburger.

Bark about good! Yup, I’m back in Castle Rock and enjoying great food again.
The bad news is that I have to have surgery on my left leg for a lump. I’m not looking forward to that. Karen is treating me real nice.

Okay, how about some wild mustang photos? What a great spot for photos at Sheepherders Spring.

And lots and lots of action!!!!

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June 11, 2014

Dad had a photo tour at the Wild Horse Sanctuary in the morning and afternoon. Before he left, he took me out to enjoy the yellow Primrose on Primrose Trail.

The Prince’s Plume is looking gorgeous too.

We spent the evening picking up a stone made my Garry and Teena in memory of Sharon.

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June 10, 2014

Wildflowers of Edgemont. Arrrhhoooo-o-o!!! Sweet Clover anyone?

Yup, things were blooming at the airport. Primrose anyone?

We spent another evening at the Wild Horse Sanctuary, where we met Fred and Kate, who are great to be around.

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June 09, 2014

Bark along time since we ran on the runway at the airport.

Felt kinda good, if you know what I’m woofing.

Felt even better when I had some lunch with Karen.

And felt the best when I got on the motorcycle!

It’s the first time this year!!!! Dad’s slacking about getting me out on the motorcycle, you got to admit that.

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June 08, 2014

Back in Edgemont! Whew, that long drive sure does wear a basset out.
Good thing Karen was there to snuggle with me. Yup, I needed a hug.

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June 07, 2014

Did I hear road trip?

Say goodbye to Karen’s house Porter, cuz it’s time to pack the bags for an Edgemont stay.

Dad tells me, we’ll be in Edgemont for 11 days.

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June 06, 2014

The scrub oak bushes around here have bright, glossy leaves this time of year. You gotta like them in backdrops.

Lots of Parsley growing now.

My favorite is still the Paintbrush.

Tornado warning this afternoon, though we didn’t see any tornado. The weather around here is enough to scare a basset to death. Good thing dad made Angus burgers on the grill later on. Guess you gotta have the bad to appreciate the good.

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June 05, 2014

Are you bored of wildflowers yet?
I’m not!!!

How about this Trumpet flower?

Bark about gorgeous.

Lots of lighting and thunder this evening and into the night. Hail too. I do wish the storms would be quieter.

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June 04, 2014

Yup, you guessed it, more wildflowers on our jog this morning. Dad tells me that I look pretty good with the Goatsbeard.

More thunder…shiver…but the clouds did make an interesting sunset.

Karen made up some Italian sausage and pasta for dinner. Did I woof to you how good she is to me?

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June 03, 2014

I’ll woof to you that the wildflowers sure do look good around here in Castle Rock, but dog oh dog it is darn hard to get a photo without a house or power line in the photo. Look at all those houses stretching southwest to Pikes Peak.

You gotta use the brush to hide the man made stuff.

But, I did get some photos. A basset just has to choose the right spot and hunker down low with some brush in the background.

The Penstemon is looking darn pretty now.

Not a bad day except for the booming of thunder in the afternoon. You’d think that I’d be used to storms by now.

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June 02, 2014

Beautiful morning with the wildflowers. Like the Flax…

and the Penstemon…

and the Milkvetch.

Yesterday, Karen brought home a big Italian sausage pizza. Whoa! Bark about good! So here’s my list of Porter’s food preferences. Notice the pizza is on top. But I sure do like hamburgers too.

Porter’s Food List as of June 2, 2014
Greasy sausage pizza
Kobe burger
Angus burger
Filet Mignon
Regular burger
Butter
Peanut butter
Bacon over peanut butter?
Italian sausage
Breakfast sausage
Beef sausage
Mayo over bacon?
Fries
Chicken sausage
Chicken-turkey
Gouda cheese
Jack cheese
Beef jerky
Beef jerky treats
Cheese treats
Yogurt?
Snaps
Marrow bone treats
Milkbones

by Karen

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June 01, 2014

This morning I lazed about in the courtyard in front of Karen’s door. Catching some sun.

Dad had gotten me up at 5:30am for a jog. What’s with that?!!! Then he takes this photo with a tree growing out of my head…he’s slipping, I’ll woof you.

Bark about smooth bokeh.

This would be Karen’s Nikon D800E and the Nikon 300mm lens.

Nice evening to catch the setting sun colors on the clouds. Not a spectacular sunset, but sure made a nice backdrop.

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May 31, 2014

Wow oh wow! You gotta love this bottle of wine Karen bought for me (isn’t she great?!!!!)

And part of the money goes to a good cause, that being the ABC Basset Hound Rescue in New York.

Early in the morning I checked out the dew on the Prairie Smoke.

Bark about pretty.

And how about these Bluebells?

I thought they’d be done by now, but they’re still blossoming in the shady areas.

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May 30, 2014

You know, the Blue Flax is looking so good, I had to pick some for the dinner table this evening.

Yup, pretty fine meal too with pork tenderloin on the grill.

And what’s this stuff?

So far no luck finding the name.

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May 29, 2014

Did I woof how fine the wildflowers are looking around Karen’s place?

Lots of Beardstongue in the fields.

And how about this fine basset hound behind the Goatsbeard?

Life is pretty good for this basset in Castle Rock cuz there is so much good food. Did I woof that dad grills outside a lot? Tomorrow he’s grilling pork tenderloin. Yup, I’m drooling in anticipation.

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May 28, 2014

The wildflowers around Karen’s house are looking pretty darn good.

They make for some fine jogging.

I can’t resist another shot of the Indian Paintbrush.

Karen has helped me write down what foods I like best. Dog oh dog, is this ever fun!!!! I’ll have to post the list soon.

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May 27, 2014

We didn’t get much running in during the last ten days, so it was nice to get out and prance past the Prairie Dogs and along the streets. On the way I found this beautiful Indian Paintbrush wildflower.

A fine example, don’t you think?

I’ll woof you that I’m partial to wildflowers.

Not as good as treats, but well worth photographing.

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May 26, 2014

Memorial Day found me spending a lot of time seeing Sota. Of course, it wasn’t all horses. I took dad for a short hike where we found plenty of wildflowers like this Vetch.

Fleabane and Hawkweed anyone?

Gotta love the Indian Paintbrush!

I think I’ll take this Groundsel home with me.

Karen, dad, and I had a great picnic here. Nice way to spend the holiday.

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May 25, 2014

Sunday morning and I’m back at Cutter’s Ridge.

From the Prairie Dog field you can see Cutter’s Ridge in the background.

Nice to have the open space so close to Karen’s house.

Bark about this is suburbia’s edge!

Hope it stays this way, but who knows how long before the fields turn into houses.

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May 24, 2014

Another drive back to Colorado. We did take time to smell the wildflowers.

Keep the ride enjoyable I’ll woof to you, right?

I got a shot of this old SP unit dragging a UP coal train west of Lusk.

Wonder how much longer the SP units will be around?

For grins we dropped down on US85 to Castle Rock. Interesting things to see on the old road. The most interesting place was the LaSalle Liquor store built in an old gas station with the old pumps still there.

And how about this Brit phone booth out front?

Yup, back in Colorado!

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May 23, 2014

Whew, finally got a good run in a Windsong Rise this morning. Bark about happy paws.

Dad didn’t have any tours today…yea!

I found a nice bunch of Beardstongue on the way back to the house.

We took Abigail and Sara over to see the horses in the afternoon. Too bad the lighting wasn’t great for photos.
Tomorrow were headed back to Colorado.

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May 22, 2014

What a great evening at the Wild Horse Sanctuary! Karen and I got a lot of great photos. And dad took some great photos of me in the wonderful lighting.

As usual, all the horses wanted to visit with me.

I’m a popular guy!

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May 21, 2014

Gloomy day for most of the day. Good day for taking it easy on my chair.

But when the sun came out, Porter Basset was out too!

And bark about some beautiful lighting just as the sun was setting.


Pretty darn nice, don’t you think?

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May 20, 2014

Cloudy day with rain in the evening (dad will tell you that he got rained on during the early evening photo tour). I did get a hint of sunshine while dad took me in Rover…

for a hotdog!

Yippee!!!!

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May 19, 2014

Dad had a tour this morning at the Wild Horse Sanctuary. Sierra was looking darn beautiful in the mustard flowers.

I sure was glad when dad got home. He took me to see this train.

You know, we haven’t done enough train watching lately.

Later we went to Primrose Trail for more wildflower photos.

Gromwell anyone?

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May 18, 2014

Yup, in Edgemont again and yup, at the Ears to Wind Ridge Goldpea, which was at its best.


I look pretty darn good too!

We spent almost the whole day at the Wild Horse Sanctuary. How about Tater Tot moving through the Goldpea?

She’s a sweetheart.

Those rescue horses sure in a running mood that afternoon.

I’d like to run with them.

And barking of sweethearts, you just can’t beat Sierra.

Right, Karen?

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May 17, 2014

On the road to Edgemont! Good thing we stopped at Einstein Bagels for some treats on the road.

In Lusk we stopped for a photo of “The Buddies” standing in front of the library.

Cool statue.

And on Primrose Trail the lighting couldn’t be beat as we were five minutes from the house. Wildflowers anyone?

Love the Wallflower.

The ants do too.

Karen got into the action too. She gave me some pointers.

Someday I’ll be a master basset photographer!

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May 16, 2014

So what does a Porter Basset like better, butter or yogurt?

No contest! Butter!

Dad and I took some time with the wildflowers at Sota’s place this morning. One last Pasqueflower was blooming.

And the False Dandelions are all over the place.

Nice morning for wandering around.
We leave for Edgemont tomorrow morning.

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May 15, 2014

Oh the trials and tribulations of camera lenses. I’m kinda thinking that the 70-200mm lens is having problems focusing. Dad and I messed with it today on the 5D II trying to set the microadjustment.

Not much depth of field so it’s sure easy to focus on the wrong thing. Got my eyes this time.

Got my nose this time.


Can’t have both together at f/5.

It’s been brutal getting the lens to focus on my eyes consistently.

Did in this photo, but plenty more were sent to the trash bin.

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May 14, 2014

The snowstorm sure knocked the heck out of the fruit trees. So much for this year’s blossoms in Colorado.

But the snow is melting rapidly (of course, it’s almost summer, so it should…I mean, how much more snow we gonna get?). Dad got out his bicycle. He rode while Karen entertained me with treats. I do think dad should let me go with him!

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May 13, 2014

You could look up at the sky and think it was a nice spring day.

The ground told a different story, however.

I think we need a recall on this spring…and the winter too.

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May 12, 2014

Dog oh dog, can you believe this?!!!!

You gotta wonder about the High Plains anymore.

It sure likes rotten weather.

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