Kelvin’s Kapers November 21, 2017

The forecast said little to no snow accumulation, and this is what really happened…

Okay, it did make for some splendid wintery appeal.

Though, bassets oh bassets, I’m not used to 20 degrees and snow; it’s rough on my paws.

I’m a pretty big wimp compared to George and Porter…sigh.

One thing dad likes about November are the chances for beautiful sunrises.

I’ll have to bark about those sunrises in my next post…aarrhhoo-ooo!

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Kelvin’s Kapers November 18, 2017

I guess it’s easier getting up before sunrise with the shorter days…

But, bassets oh bassets, it’s still darn early for a Kelvin! It’s kinda hard to get going.

I’ll bark to you that it does give me more energy when I wear my Wyoming Basset Hound Rescue cap.


I take great pride in my WBHR cap and look darn handsome too! Yay! I’m awake! How about some treats, dad?!

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Kelvin’s Kapers November 15, 2017

Just call me Kelvin the Sun Dog!!!!

Now that’s worth singing about!!!!!

Arrhhoo-ooo-oooo!!!!

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Kelvin’s Kapers November 12, 2017

Seems like it’s been a hard thing to get sun in the morning here in Castle Rock.

I could fake it with flash when there was blue sky anywhere above.

But this is much, much better.

Holy Bassets! That sun smells so good.

And that blue sky…superb!

Just like Porter, I do love patio pooching when the sun is out.

So dad has been showing me the ins and outs of using DxO. Maybe next post I’ll post a few photos from Bryce Canyon and Monument Valley (even if I didn’t take the photos, since I was still in a foster home back in May when mom and dad took their Monument Valley trip).

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Kelvin’s Kaper November 09, 2017

Well, well, it seems we had to have another spot of winter.

More ice than snow, so it was slippery on the paved areas, but kinda pretty on the plants.

Yup, a pretty nice time to be out in the early morning. Moonbeams anyone?

I’m quite pleased with my new smartphone; I think it’s made me a bit smarter; I need all the help that I can get 🙂

When it rings, the screen shows a photo of, well, me…that’s pretty good. Now if it would dispense treats!!!!

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Kelvin’s Kapers November 06, 2017

Sure is nice to feel the sun after having myriad clouds blocking the sun in the last few days.

Not that there wasn’t evidence of what those clouds left, that being mud and muddy puddles.

This Buffalo Gap National Grasslands two track doesn’t look very photogenic today, but in the past…

yeah, a July photo courtesy of Porter sure makes this two track look great!

Since this two track is almost on the Wyoming border, I thought it time to salute Wyoming Basset Hound Rescue by wearing my WBHR cap on the Wyoming border.

Guess it’s about time to head south to Colorado and leave Sheriff George territory and Porter Paw Print area. Don’t worry I’ll be back in Edgemont again for another stay.

If you head toward Edgemont, just look for the Porter sign and you know you’re at Edgemont Basset Headquarters.

Oh, one last thing, clouds do bring beautiful sunsets and sunrises.


Can’t wait to get back to Edgemont for those magnificent sunrises and sunsets!
Arrhho-oo-ooo!!!

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Kelvin’s Kapers November 02, 2017

Bassets oh bassets, the Edgemont weather sure is a fickle beast.

Sometimes it’s a big beautiful sky.

Sometimes it’s the wind blowing like a hundred bassets baying.

Hey! Wind! Let go of my jowls!!!!

Heh, heh, someone in Nebraska will probably wonder how basset slobber fell from the sky.

Sometimes it’s snowing.

Did I woof how much fun snow is for a basset hound?


All this weather changing in a 24 hour period. Yup, that’s Edgemont!

Oh, I forgot to mention Halloween. I thought that I’d need the protection of a witch basset…

but, turns out, I liked all the little ghost and goblins knocking on the door. Yup, I went out and greeted every one of them!

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Kelvin’s Kapers October 29, 2017

I wonder what Halloween costume mom and dad have for me?

What the basset?!!!!

This is NOT what I had in mind!

Well, I guess I should make the most of it.

Matter of fact, this is the best looking hotdog you’ll ever see 🙂

Just call me flame!

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Kelvin’s Kapers October 27, 2017

Figured I should take out the Lensbaby Sweet 50 before all the leaves have fallen.

How do I look with it?

Maybe it’s better using the 70-200mm lens?

But that Lensbaby lens is fun to use on the leaves.

Whoa! It sure can do some weird looking photos! I call this Kelvin’s Basset Abstract Art.

One last fall leaves photo, and that would be Porter’s Popular.

Yup, it’s the last one to cast off its leaves.

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Kelvin’s Kapers October 24, 2017

Holy Bassets, when the leaves have fallen we can still depend on sunrises and sunsets for color.

October and November have some of the best sunrises and sunsets.

So everyone should get out and enjoy them while they’re here!

Right?!! Arrhhoo-ooo!!!!

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Kelvin’s Kapers Kaps! October 21, 2017

Arrh-oo-ooo!!!! Holy bassets, can you believe what came today?!!!!!

It’s a genuine Wyoming Basset Hound Rescue cap.

Bassets oh bassets, you can’t get a better cap than a genuine Wyoming Basset Hound Rescue cap.

Right? Right!!!!

Hey, it comes in more than one color. Arrrhho-ooo-ooo!!!!

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Kelvin’s Kapers October 19, 2017

On my, I am a bad dog! I forgot to celebrate George’s Ears to the Wind day on my blog yesterday!

I mean, I should have posted yesterday the iconic photo of George on Ears to the Wind Ridge.

What an amazing basset hound George was with his ears to the wind.

And you know what? Porter sure could put his ears to the wind too.

My, my!

Yay! Yay! For George and Porter!!!!!

And now there’s Kelvin!!!!

Yay! Yay! Yay!!

Let’s all never forget to celebrate George’s Ears to the Wind day!!!!!

Every October 18th!

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Kelvin’s Kaper October 17, 2017

Hey, how’s about some more basset autumn color? Yes?

There are some trees with yellow leaves.

But I still like how the scrub oak complements my basset colors.

Oh yeah!

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Kelvin’s Kapers October 14, 2017

Guess I’m not going to get those great fall color photos for this year. But, you have to give me this, I do complement the scrub oak changing color.

You know what? Dad got me my very own smartphone! It’s a Samsung Galaxy S8. It’s pretty cool alright. But, what I want to show you is a photo by the phone.

Not bad.

I hope in the future I can get some fall color like George did…

and Porter did.


Beautiful!!!! Arrhoo-oo-oo!!!!

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Kelvin’s Kaper October 12, 2017

Yeah, you know it’s got to happen.

Yes, that would be snow.

Now dad thought that I might not care for snow, since I like lots and lots of heat. You know, I’m the type of basset that lies under a 100 degree sun and loves it.

But, I don’t mind snow at all.

Heck, it’s great paw cushion.

But, I’ll still take the hot weather over snow.

Hey! I look darn handsome in the snow! Arrhho-ooo!!!!

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Kelvin’s Kapers October 09, 2017

Hey, it’s that time of year again, baseball playoffs.

Now that I’m in a new home, I’ve become a Cubs fan, yes indeed.

Do you think that they’ll go all the way like they did last year?

Hard to woof, but I’m woofing them on.

Mom even bought me a Cubbie cap made just for me!

You remember Porter last year and his posts as the Cubs went on to win the World Series?

Great times for Porter!

Arrhhoo-ooo!

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Kelvin’s Kapers October 08, 2017

I’m headed to the Cottonwood Bluffs…over this way.

Giddy up Kelvin!!!!

Hey, did you know this winding path to the Cottonwood Bluffs was made by Sheriff George way back in 2002?

Pretty amazing huh? To think that I, Kelvin, am now walking this path.

Like the Basset Arroyos, the Cottonwood Bluffs are a place of subtle and infinite beauty.

There’s one tree in the Cottonwood Bluffs area.

Here it is, making a fall show. Who would guess to find this fall color on the Cottonwood Bluffs.
I’m a lucky basset to hike around Edgemont!

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Kelvin’s Kapers October 05, 2017

You know what’s cool about dad?

I get up in the morning and he takes me to all sorts of cool places. It’s called basset hiking at its best!

Dad introduced me to the Basset Arroyos and Holy Bassets! what a great place it is.

You might think there aren’t too many critters to sniff out here, but Holy Bassets! a basset can have a great time sniffing them out all over the Basset Arroyos.

You know, Porter spent much time out at the Basset Arroyos.

Matter of fact, he’s the one to name this area the Basset Arroyos.

And Holy Bassets! it’s not only a place full of critter scents, but it’s also a place of subtle and infinite beauty.

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Kelvin’s Kapers October 2, 2017

Happy Sheriff George Day!!!!!!!

Arrhhoo-oooo!!!!

I am so honored to know about and celebrate the most important day of the year, Sheriff George Day.

The iconic Sheriff George Day photo took place right over there, and here I am near the famed spot.

Everyday when I’m near the Sheriff George Day location, I can feel the basset power of George’s spirit and love shining on me.

Happy Sheriff George Day!!!!!!

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Kelvin’s Kapers September 30, 2017

Dad had talked about Summit Tree Camp, so when it was time to take a hike to this wonderful spot, well, you can bet that I was all pumped up.

The best part of Summit Tree Camp? It’s the feeling that a hound with short legs can be on top of the world!

It got me doing a basset jig, it did.

And dad thinks I lack talent! Ha!

Good enough for me; no I’ll take some time to enjoy being on top of the world. Arrhhoo-ooo!

Don’t forget, October 2nd is Sheriff George day!!!! Yay!!!

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Kelvin’s Kapers September 23, 2017

We went back to the Gold Rocks. It’s a long hike for a Kelvin of short legs and long body.
Dad tells me that it used to be one of the most beautiful hikes until the White Draw fire burned through most of the woods.

I wish that I had seen the woods in all their glory.

But, no one can say that the Gold Rocks are anything less than spectacularly beautiful!

Add in a basset hound and you’ve got perfection!!!


Arrrhoo-ooo!!!!!

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Kelvin’s Kapers September 18, 2017

Holy basset paws, dad has taken me to some really cool spots. Basset oh bassets, I’m sure up for these hikes now that I’m gett’in in fine physical shape.

Sure is pretty around Mathias Peak.

Grand View!!!!

No wonder George and Porter thought this spot a grand spot for looking across the universe.

And what about the famous Gold Rocks? Basset oh bassets, sure is a lot of gold around here.

What’s really cool about the Gold Rocks is how they make a handsome basset look even more handsome.

Right little doggies?

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Kelvin’s Kapers September 07, 2017

With all the wildfires in Montana and Canada, it sure has been smoky of late.

So dad and I got busy with the sunsets and sunrises.


What do you think?
You know I might get the hang of this photography stuff.

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Kelvin’s Kapers September 04, 2017

It’s that time of year, the last wildflowers of the year.

Dad likes this time of year as the days get shorter and the sun sets and rises with rich colors.

There’s the sun!

Pretty cool, huh?

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Kelvin’s Kapers August 24, 2017

Well, bassets galore!!! Isn’t this cap a neat one?

I got it in Harrison, as you can probably guess. What a great place for a photo of it with Donald’s yearlings in the background watching.

As for this one, it’s the new Edgemont water system rising.

Yup, the new water tower has been completed and soon it will be filled with water. By the time it’s finished we’ll have well filtered water. Amazing what 4 million dollars will get you.

I’ll need plenty of that fresh water for my new found basset energy.

Yay! Kelvin catching air!!!! Arrhoo-oo-o!!!!!

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Kelvin’s Kapers August 21, 2017

Today is the Great American Eclipse. I was already to go.

Let’s go Jeep.

Our destination was Harrison, Nebraska, 55 miles south of Edgemont. The weather was perfect for eclipse viewing. Even better there was no traffic heading south from Edgemont to Harrison on Edgemont Road. Guess all the folks rolled on the paved roads.
In Harrison we set up shop right next to the old Chicago & Northwestern ‘Cowboy Line’ right of way. The rails have been gone for over twenty years, but the graded bank is still there, though covered with heavy weeds.

Barking of setting up shop, well, here’s the time lapse cameras. They’re snapping away as I keep track of them.

And never forget your solar shades when watching the eclipse progress.

And don’t forget to look on the ground during the eclipse cuz you can see interesting crescent moons cutouts in the shadows underneath trees.

Holy bassets!!! Then the total eclipse sets in for a brief period of awesome. Darkness falls and up in the sky…

I snapped this one with the A7r2 and the Nikon 200-500mm lens…arrhooo-ooo!!!

My mom! She took the best shot of all…the perfect diamond ring.

Sony A6300 with Sony 70-300mm lens.
Big wow-zow arrhoo-oo-o!!!!

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Kelvin’s Kapers August 17, 2017

Bark about basset’s best! There sure is a lot of land to run on at the Edgemont airport.


And I can run on pavement or grass or in high weeds.

Best dog park in the whole world, I’d woof to you. I think that I’ll call it Kelvin’s Dogbark!

Dad and I have been gett’in some training in.

Even though it’s been a wetter than normal August, we still can depend on some train action to photograph.

We also can depend on the Gayfeather to look superb this time of year too.

Excellent!

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August 11, 2017

Hey, I’ve got my NASA kap!!!!

Yup, that would be me, the first basset astronaut.

Heh, heh, look what I found in outer space…

alien bassets!!!!!…with an alien kap, of course.


I just hope those aliens don’t steal all the treats and food!

Basset oh bassets, there sure has been a lot of rain in the last thirty days. Dad and I have to avoid a lot of mud spots. We all know what summer moisture brings, mosquitoes…blah.

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Kelvin’s Kapers August 07, 2017

Bassets oh Puppy!!! Look at the license plate holder mom got me to put on my new bassetmobile!

It’s got photos of Porter and me. On top it has ‘Bay of Bassets’, and on the bottom, of course, of course, ‘Game of Bones’. Thanks mom!!!!!!!!

So it was time for my first Game of Bones shots.

Notice King Porter in the background.

That’s as it should be, but hey, I’m going to do my best for Game of Bones. Yup, I plan on continuing the Game of Bones story, so we’ll never, ever forget King Porter. Oh, and we’ll never forget Kelvin either! That’s as it should be.

I spent some time Saturday afternoon at a doggie day care house, you know, get some canine socializing in, since mom and dad know how much I enjoy the company of other dogs.
So look at what was beckoning mom and dad as they came to pick me up.

See, folks got it all wrong! You don’t find a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow…

you find a loving basset!
Arrrhho-oo-ooo!!!!!

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Kelvin’s Kapers August 02, 2017

Hey, I’m going into my third month with mom and dad.

I’ll woof to you that they’re a bit of the alright.

I got an email yesterday about some Basset Hound Mixers, so here’s the scoop on them.
Okay, okay, it came in Porter’s name. Hey dad! How about setting ME up with my own email?!!!!!

Hi Porter!

We just want to notify you that this weekend August 5th were hosting National Basset Hound Mixers in the following locations.  We’re encouraging anybody who has a basset hound, loves basset hounds, or loves dogs join in the fun. 

Dogs lovers can join the events through mixer, a spontaneous hangout app.  Which can be found in the Apple store below or searching “mixer hangouts” in the app store.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mixer-spontaneous-hangouts/id1119475408?mt=8

We love dogs and would love for people to connect through these events.  We would appreciate if you can blog/notify your followers about the National Basset Hound Mixers!

Chicago
1)      Wiggly Field: 11 am – 5 pm
2645 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, IL 60614 
2)      Coliseum Park Dog Friendly Area: 11 am – 5 pm
S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
San Diego
1)      Capehart Dog Park: 11 am – 5 pm
Soledad Mountain Rd, San Diego, CA 92109
2)      Fiesta Island Park: 11 am – 5 pm
1590 East Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109
Los Angeles
1)      Silver Lake Dog Park:  11 am – 5 pm
1850 W Silver Lake Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90026 
2)      Laurel Canyon Dog Park: 11 am – 5 pm
8260 Mulholland Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Thank you!
Jack Hartmann

Well, I’m not going to be going to one of these – too bad. But if you are going, remember to have a great time with other bassets and…

Be Your Own Dog!

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Kelvin’s Kapers July 31, 2017

Time for some more of Kelvin’s Kaps!
Hey there’s no kap on my head.

Okay, that’s better. This first one is the Burlington Route or CB&Q (Chicago, Burlington and Quincy). It was the railroad built through Edgemont back in 1890.

I kinda like this one of the old Northern Pacific.

Clever on their part for the logo.

Now days the Burlington and the Northern Pacific are all one and the same under the BNSF corporate umbrella.

Of course there’s a whole mess of railroads that led to the giant BNSF of today. Maybe dad will get me some kaps of those other railroads?

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Kelvin’s Kapers

Bassets oh bassets, it’s not easy being a basset sometimes. For example, here I am getting into the Jeep.


Yeah, look how much work it is for mom and for me, gettin’ the steps out, climbing the steps, and puttin’ the steps back.

So dad and mom had this great idea, why not sell Lulu and get a small car which would be very basset friendly.


No matter the front or the back, I can handle this puppy with no problem! So if you see a Kelvin basset hound driving down the road in a little Ford sedan, well, that would be me 🙂

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Kelvin’s Kapers July 25, 2017

Will golly bassets, my mouth is feeling better and better, that’s the good news. The bad news is that I’ve got a sore leg. If it isn’t one thing for me, it’s another, yikes! Mom and dad took me to the vet again, but they couldn’t find anything wrong. Guess it will be x-ray time if the pain persists. Dad calls me his most expensive rescue…heh, heh.

So how about some more of Kelvin’s Kaps. As I rested on Porter’s Perch I decided on two kaps for today.

Last time I wore the kaps of two defunct railroads. Today I’ve got one of the modern day big four US railroads, Norfolk Southern.
Mom likes NS’s logo because of the horse.

Now this cap is more to MY liking!

Pizza kap!!!

Yeah, I’m drooling just thinking of some great pizza in my mouth. I’m such a basset, don’t you think?

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Kelvin’s Kapers July 21, 2017

Kelvin’s Kaps today!
Dad and I kinda have a railroad theme going with my kaps.

New York Central System kap, well, it doesn’t mean a whole lot to me, but dad tells me he sure has some good memories of the New York Central Railway. But I guess those memories are from a long time ago, since he didn’t even have a basset hound back then!

Reading up on my railroad history, I found that the New York Central merged with the Pennsylvania Railroad to form the Penn Central. Poor old Penn Central didn’t last long because both the New York Central and Pennsylvania were in sorry shape at the time of the merger.
The Feds had to step in and save the railroads of the Northeast including Penn Central and…

Conrail was the result.

Conrail turned into quite the good railroad.

It didn’t have the great memories for dad that the New York Central did, but he does have photos of those blue Conrail locomotives charging down the tracks that the great New York Central 20th Century used to speed along.

How’s my month, you’re wondering. Hey, it’s gettin’ better!

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Kelvin’s Kapers July 18, 2017

Holy bassets, how about this tshirt?!!!

Yup, it’s an official Wyoming Basset Hound Rescue tshirt. Bark about the Basset’s Woof! Dad sure looks spiffy when he’s wearing it.

My jaw still pains me after the teeth extractions last Wednesday. It hasn’t stopped me from eating, and I am one hungry basset, there’s no denying that. Mom thought that it would help if I had a Welcome party, you know, get my mind off the hurt in my mouth.

And the Welcome party did help as I thought about all the treats coming my way for posing for photos.
I even did a nice job on posing for the Lensbaby Sweet 50.

Just ask mom!

That’s a big WELCOME to me, Kelvin!

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