So what’s it like in Castle Rock on a normal day for Porter Basset? Well, one of the biggest things is hanging out on the front patio and watching for rabbits around Karen’s place.
Dog oh dog, do I love to do that!!!!
And there always some chance to hop in Lulu (she sure is looking clean after a good washing) and go for good food.
You can bet I always look forward to the evening dinner. I never know what Karen will make, but it’s always great for this Porter!
Yup, most of my day is spent hanging out (oh, don’t forget the morning jog with dad) and getting treats and anticipating all the good food around.
Hey, it’s about time for another George photo. Here is in 2009 hiking back on Red Canyon Rim Trail.
Great morning for this Porter Basset.
We had breakfast at McCormick’s Fish House in Denver. I was treated like royalty by the nice folks there.
And Karen, my, my, isn’t she sweet to me!!!
More sausage please!!!
We stopped at Denver’s newly redone Union station.
Interesting place. Too bad there aren’t all those passenger trains of yore running into and out of Denver.
Look at this photo I snapped at Denver’s Union station.
This beauty was sold to Iowa Pacific in 2009. Originally it was on Great Northern’s Empire Builder train and the name of the car given by Great Northern was Prairie View. Nice to see Iowa Pacific put it all back into Great Northern colors and name.
Today was the day for the last bottle of Basset wine from Karen. Dad was looking forward to that! But first we just had to take advantage of the nice weather for a trip to downtown Denver.
The first stop was Chicago Vienna restaurant.
The only dog better than their dogs is me
Then it was on to the downtown. Karen and I were looking our best, don’t you think?
And downtown Denver was looking pretty nice too.
We ended the trip with a cheesecake feast at the Cheesecake Factory. Bark about good! The waiter even brought me my own bacon for me to enjoy. Not that I didn’t get into the cheesecake too. Road trips are good!
There are some days I don’t even want to look outside…you know, after days of no sun.
Well, we finally got some sun this morning. I’m not barking overwhelming, but at least we got some.
I’m hoping things change for the better.
I’m also hoping for a hamburger right now
Bark about disgusting. I was allotted about 2 minutes of sun today. Enjoy it while you can Porter.
So like, they claim there are 300 days of sun a year in Colorado. I wonder how they figured that! The spin doctors at work?
Bark about lousy weather!!! Dog oh dog, I am getting sick of the lack of sun. It rained here all day. Lake Sapphire had formed and everything was soggy.
Well, it did help to look back on George in 2009. He had sun on Portrait Rock.
I spent the day working on my horse photo page for the website. It’s coming along.
Yup, I’m back at Castle Rock. Guess I woofed that yesterday. There are still some Trumpet flowers out.
They do look good.
Too bad we can’t seem to get much sun here.
Well, there was a little bit this morning. And as usual every afternoon and evening brings that darn thunder. What’s a dog to do?
Yes, Porter Basset has been AWOL again as I went to Edgemont. But, I’m back in Castle Rock.
And enjoying the culinary benefits of Castle Rock like Noosa Yogurt.
Any important news in Edgemont while I was there? You betcha!!! On July 23rd Karen and dad said their vows and exchanged rings at the Wild Horse Sanctuary. Guess they’re hitched now because of the horses
Honey was the bridesmaid and Buckshot was the best man.
As for the ring bearer, he was almost late (seen running to get back to Karen and dad in the nick of time) because he got distracted by some wild critter.
Dog oh dog, I do like having Karen in our lives!
Have I mentioned how turbulent the weather has been in Castle Rock?
Everyday thunderstorms spring up and head MY way. “Why?!!” I woof to you.
But hey, I’m feeling better today so I’m keeping my paws crossed that all this medical stuff is behind me.
Rumor has it that we’re going to Edgemont on Sunday.
Geez, I had to go to the vet again yesterday! What’s with that? Now I’ve got some new medicine.
The good news is that Karen got home last night from her business trip. Bark about glad to see her!!!!!
As for today, bassets and wildflowers anyone?
Sure have been a lot of thunder boomers here in Colorado. I’m getting sick of them. But it hasn’t been hot, so that’s a good thing. And there still are some nice looking flowers around.
Not bad, huh?
I’m feeling a bit under the weather myself. Can’t wait until Karen gets home; she’ll help me
Onward to the vet today for removal of the stitches.
Karen gave me special loving and yogurt to help fortify me for the coming ordeal.
Then she had to leave on a business trip. I miss her!!!!!
Voila! The stitches are out!
Can’t wait for Karen to come home and see me back to good old healthy Porter!
So which background suits me best with the 400mm lens, green?
Tomorrow I go to the vet to get my stitches removed. I tremble at the thought, but it sure will be nice to be back to running, jumping Porter.
Well, guess what today was?
Dad’s birthday (and I’ll not tell you how old he is, but I will tell you he’s no young pup!). Karen made up this clever wrapping paper for the birthday presents.
Yup, that’s me on the paper! You won’t find better gift wrap paper anywhere!
Bark about some great gifts! Look at these wine glasses!
Yeah, George and me. You can’t beat that! You won’t find any wine glasses anywhere better than these! Wow, Karen sure got dad the right gifts!
I got dad the book Dog Songs by Mary Oliver. Not a book to be missed!
And let us eat cake. Bark about the best cake ever. And bark about a great birthday dinner with pot roast from the Castle Rock Cafe.
Have I woofed to you how much I love Karen and how good she is to dad and me? I can’t wait for MY birthday!!!!
Well, lookee this! Porter Basset took a rode trip into the mountains today.
Bark about a lot of fun with the flowers and squirrels…
and Karen and dad.
Pretty grand scenery as we headed to the slopes of Mt. Evans.
I got to climb around the Bristle Cone trees as we headed into tundra land.
Then it was on to Summit Lake. Hey, there’s a fish!!!!
Let me bark you about the big one that got away.
Despite clouds blowing through and over us, Summit Lake looked pretty darn cool.
Yup, pretty exciting day for this Porter, but dog oh dog was I ever pooped come the evening.
There’s no place like home!
Woofing of night, did you see the full moon Friday night?
It was worth a few howls, yes indeedy.
Hey, look what I got!!! A new bed!!!
Bark about sleeping in style. I love it!
that led to thunder boomers in the afternoon. Have I barked about how much I hate thunder?
Dad and I have been fussing around with the 70-200mm lens. It seems to have lost some of its sharpness.
Scratch my head on this one.
Scratch my head too that the 400mm lens seems sharper now.
Maybe it’s camera operator error?
In the end it’s the picture that counts and dad thinks a great subject like me always makes for a great photo.
400mm lens anyone?
Got my bandage changed today. It wasn’t fun at all!
You know what makes for a good day?
Blue sky and…
Oops, best mention treats too!!! Yeah, a basset needs lots and lots of treats for the day to be right.
Tomorrow it’s back to the vet for a change of my bandage…sigh…
Yup, I’m getting better all the time!
Look at that Porter run!
Awww-ww, it was nothing, I’ll woof you that.
Can’t deny that it sure is good to have the spring in my paws again. Can’t wait for my stitches to come out.
Dad saw some Prairie Coneflower on his jog, so we hopped in Rover…
to get a shot of them.
Not many of them around here, so it was nice to find these.
I’m getting around pretty well on my leg now. I’m hoping that I can do some running with dad next week. Yup, Porter Basset is back!
Dog oh dog, did I ever feel good yesterday evening!
Go Porter go!!!
This morning I got to eat at the B&B Cafe in Castle Rock.
Looks scrumptious, doesn’t it? I sure enjoyed it.
Then it was on to feeling good while stalking rabbits. Hey Rabbit! Is that a Porter Basset coming your way?
Guess he saw me…darn!
Yup, my leg is doing pretty well, though dad tells me not to overdo it. But, I feel so good!!!
Sighs for the morning…in anticipation of visiting the vet.
Still cruising in my little red wagon.
I’M BACK from the the Vet!!!! And look at this a new wrap on my leg.
Hey, I can see my paw again.
And, and, and, great news!!! My tumor was a fibroadnexal hamartoma.
Well, I don’t know what that means, but Karen and dad sure were happy to hear it. Guess it means the worst is over and I’ll be springing around again (get ready rabbits!!!). Yippee!!!!
It was more little red wagon riding today.
Not a bad way to travel; you should try it sometime.
Tomorrow I go to the vet again. Hope it isn’t painful.
But dad promised me Dairy Queen afterwards.
That’s a good thing!
Bark about undignified!
This is a photo from yesterday evening. Wish dad would keep the camera away sometimes.
You’re probably wondering how I’m feeling today.
Not bad, I’ll woof you.
I’m still not ready for any walks and jogging is certainly out of the question (yea! for my little red wagon), but I do appreciate getting outside and enjoying it.
I can’t wait for my leg bandage to come off!
Look at this bum leg!!! Geez…bark about unfair.
Thank goodness Karen got me some flowers and a hamburger today.
And dad got me a little red wagon!
How about that?!!!
Yup, I’m getting around just fine, thank you very much.
Go Karen go!!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.