Monthly Archives: November 2011

November 30, 2011

Dad and I headed out to the ponds before the sun came up. The Canada geese are back, and what fun to watch them wake up in the morning. They start to honk and carry on as it gets lighter. … Continue reading

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November 29, 2011

Ponderosa sky morning today…great for hiking around Mathias Peak. And great for some fine stick handling. Lol! My dad is so slow. “Come get the stick from me,” I woofed at dad. But, he doesn’t have a chance. Can’t even … Continue reading

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November 28, 2011

Brilliant sunrise… that turned into a pretty cloudy day. We did get some sun, and the hiking was very good indeed. While wandering around the Mathias Peak area, a grouse spirited up into the air in front of me and … Continue reading

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November 27, 2011

What a great day for being outside! And what a great day to practice my log jumping exercises. And what a great day to stand tall like Rin Tin Tin. Dad and I had a picnic at Cheyenne River Valley … Continue reading

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November 26, 2011

Blustery day today with plenty of sun and cool temperatures. My kind of day! It’s great for hiking. Dad and I hiked all over the place, doing some 15 miles or so. And this kind of day makes ball playing … Continue reading

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November 25, 2011

If you’ve got a moment, I’d like to tell you about dad’s very favorite photo of Sheriff George. George and dad had finished an early morning jog on Sunday, November 25, 2007 at 7:28am. George put on his cowboy hat … Continue reading

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November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving! Dog oh dog, did I ever have a good time at the senior center helping out with the annual Thanksgiving dinner. That’s Bill and Jackie smiling for me, while all my attention is on Turkey Bill, who gave … Continue reading

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November 23, 2011

They painted the lines on the new asphalt at the airport a couple weeks ago, but I didn’t get a chance to show them off. (You know, my $650,000 dog run!) Nice lines as they say in the art biz. … Continue reading

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November 22, 2011

Remember those rice crispy bars I helped Agnes make yesterday? How could I forget? Dad and I were at Citadel Rocks, when I asked dad, “Don’t suppose you brought along an excellent treat for an excellent basset? Um, maybe some … Continue reading

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November 21, 2011

George’s ice beard on this day in 2007. It was early in the morning at the airport after George and dad finished their jog. In commemoration of George’s ice beard, I grew one this morning. Hey, we’re twins! Though I’ll … Continue reading

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November 20, 2011

-13 F degrees (that’s -25C for you metric types) this morning!!! What’s with that?!!! It’s not even Thanksgiving yet. It’s enough to freeze the paws off a basset. Typical icebox Edgemont, cuz once we traveled up to the hills the … Continue reading

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November 19, 2011

Wow oh wow, did winter ever arrive today. There were 5 inches of snow up on Basset Back Ridge. The burned area looks very surreal. The only way to get color into the photos of Basset Back Ridge is to … Continue reading

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November 18, 2011

While dad was watching trains this morning… I was dancing away!!!… All because the Edgemont girl’s volleyball team won yesterday evening at the South Dakota State Finals. They made it to the final four!!! (That’s a Porter spiking the ball, … Continue reading

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November 17, 2011

I was a basset bearing gifts to the Gods of the Blue Skies. You know, you have to let them know how much you appreciate those blue skies, so the Gods of the Blue Skies will return favor to all … Continue reading

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November 16, 2011

Blah, we jogged to the tune of falling snow early this morning. Dad tells me he’s not ready for the snow jogs yet. But hey, it’s that time of year dad. So you might think the day was dreary, dreary, … Continue reading

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November 15, 2011

Not a lot of sun in Edgemont today. But we were lucky enough to enjoy it while hiking the Mathias Peak area. I’m liking my Summit Tree Camp perch more and more, particularly under beautiful skies. I’m on top of … Continue reading

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November 14, 2011

A repeat of yesterday, which meant a great day for hiking under a Ponderosa sky with a light dusting of snow from the night before. Dad and I were out scaling rocks around Mathias Peak. Dad is always impressed with … Continue reading

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November 13, 2011

What a difference a day makes. Yup, I’m at Summit Tree Camp…no wind. Quite the excellent day to spend outdoors. There was a dusting of snow from last night. Down in Leap Log Arroyo the snow covered all the logs … Continue reading

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November 12, 2011

They said that it would be ‘breezy’ today… I dunno about you, but I call this more than ‘breezy’ at Summit Tree Camp. What do you think? We did find some sun and some shelter from the wind on the … Continue reading

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November 11, 2011

Ponderosa Sky day…an excellent hiking day! I’m so proud of the Edgemont girl’s volleyball team that I wanted to stand tall. And what better way to stand tall than to climb Mathias Peak and stand on the highest rock at … Continue reading

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November 10, 2011

Wow-zow! Another fantastic hiking day! Arrhoo-o!! And double wow-zow!! The Edgemont girl’s volleyball team won the regional championship in very convincing fashion. Big arrhoo-o for all of the players! Let’s take it all at the State Championship! Whew! My morning … Continue reading

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November 09, 2011

On another perfect day for hiking, dad and I decided to hike to Driftwood Ridge and see how the fired had changed that area. To get to Driftwood Ridge, one has to hike the length of Basset Back Ridge and … Continue reading

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November 08, 2011

About as good as it gets for hiking; that was today. Dad and I made a thorough exploration of John’s Island in the Sky and Hidden Nob Hill. We headed on over to Picnic Rocks on John’s Island in the … Continue reading

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November 07, 2011

Another topsy-turvy day in which the weather guys made fearless predictions and got it wrong. But! Dad and I chased the sun, so we had a great time. Looking over the edge at Summit Tree Camp inspires anyone with awe. … Continue reading

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November 06, 2011

Quite the nice sunrise this morning. I got into the photo too. Of course, it wasn’t supposed to be cloudy according to the weather guys. Oh, and that’s not dandruff on me; that’s snow. Mind you the weather meat heads … Continue reading

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November 05, 2011

It was supposed to be cloudy, rainy, and snowy, but we lucked out. It was pretty cloudy as dad and I hiked to Summit Tree Camp. Come the afternoon, and would you look at this. Porter gets some sun! Heh, … Continue reading

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November 04, 2011

Beautiful day for hiking today. Dad and I spent some time at Howling Rock. Then we went on to a viewpoint just east of Orange Cliffs Viewpoint. Dad doesn’t have a name for this spot. He asked me to come … Continue reading

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November 03, 2011

Dad and I jogged in 15 degree weather this morning…brisk and refreshing. Later in the morning, we hiked Red Canyon Rim Trail. The snow never did accumulate just east of Edgemont, so the trail was dry, no mud on the … Continue reading

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November 02, 2011

An early winter sorta day, today. Dad and I wandered over to Paintbrush Trail and checked out the snow. Yup, a decent snow cover and quite soft on my paws…extra cush, you know. Driving back through Edgemont, there wasn’t much … Continue reading

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November 01, 2011

Hey, we made it through October without any snow whatsoever! Dad tells me this is the first time this has happened since he moved to Edgemont. Mind you, dad’s memory is suspect sometimes, but I humored him and told him … Continue reading

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