Category Archives: Porter’s Daily Posts for Dec. 2013

December 31, 2013

Just like George making the last run of 2006 on Windsong Rise… I was making the last run of 2013. We all know this is the day (four years ago) that dad picked me up and saved me from a … Continue reading

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December 30, 2013

“They went that way over the ridge!” I love traveling Elbow Canyon Road when suddenly 50 to 100 Pronghorns will be near the road. As soon as dad and I stop, they’re off like a shot. Gets my basset hunting … Continue reading

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December 29, 2013

Cold, crisp morning. How I looked before our run at the airport. How I looked afterwards. At least the sun was melting off the ice on my whiskers. George had pleasant lighting for some nice shots on Red Canyon Rim … Continue reading

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December 28, 2013

What did I say about every morning it seems like the same thing? “Get up Porter it’s time to go running!” Well, this morning was different cuz dad yelled, “Get up Porter so we can catch the sunrise BEFORE we … Continue reading

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December 27, 2013

Every morning it seems like the same thing, “Get up Porter! It’s time to go running.” Wonder what it would be like to sleep in. Once the run was finished, I’ll admit that I felt pretty darn good, and the … Continue reading

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December 26, 2013

You gotta admit, our Christmas trees are mighty pretty as we head beyond Christmas. I figure they should look good all year long. Great basset mind in this Porter Basset. Darn coyotes are using my running trail on Windsong Rise! … Continue reading

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December 24, 2013

“Oh hail the sun for being with me this afternoon for the start of the Christmas Eve sky show.” Dad and I had a fantastic hike this afternoon to Basset Back Ridge. The snow and cold have made it difficult, … Continue reading

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December 23, 2013

Another morning with the temperature too blasted cold, -11. Dad said he’d give me day off from cold running and take me to the Horse Sanctuary. Rioja was waiting for us to tell us that it had been a cold … Continue reading

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December 22, 2013

Geez, don’t look now dad, but there’s more snow coming our way! Just what we needed! [Basset sarcasm intended.] 2013 has turned out to be the year of snow. Let’s move on to 2014 and get going on some milder … Continue reading

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December 21, 2013

Happy Winter Solstice. It was a dark one alright, the depth of winter, no doubt about that. Dad and I went over to the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary to say hello to sweet Sierra and give her some sweet … Continue reading

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December 20, 2013

Bark about another cold, crisp morning. Nothing had been out and about on Elbow Canyon Road except the coyotes. We had to plow through snow on Windsong Rise for our run. Tough going! Thank goodness dad didn’t make us do … Continue reading

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December 18, 2013

Bark about a warm December day! We got up to 55 degrees, which considering the -15 stuff only 8 days ago is kinda amazing. Dad and I ran on Windsong Rise. Unlike the airport path, there’s still snow on our … Continue reading

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December 17, 2013

Happy Basset Ears Day! This is serious stuff folks! It takes a lot of grit flying through the snow as George did in 2007. Bark about determination. And what a great looking basset too! Barking of great looking bassets, there … Continue reading

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December 16, 2013

Easy running up at the airport this morning. Our path is clear of snow! Five miles away on Red Canyon Rim Trail, it’s a different story. The burned Ponderosa trees still hold onto some of the orange needles, but soon … Continue reading

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December 15, 2013

George was such an early riser! Dog oh dog, I just can’t do it. So when dad got me up earlier today for a tour at the Wild Horse Sanctuary, I was tough to rouse. I did make it, but … Continue reading

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December 14, 2013

Dad and I caught the early morning sun as we jogged at the airport. Then it was trip to the Wild Horse Sanctuary and some photos of the horses. Darn mild day and pretty nice overall. Good morning for photos. … Continue reading

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December 13, 2013

Today was the open house at the library! Santa was there. And there were lots and lots of treats. Yes, I pigged out! Did I get full? Ha, no way! I was eagerly listening for activity in the kitchen as … Continue reading

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December 12, 2013

I tried out my new hat this morning. Sota gave it to me, very nice of him, don’t you think? And the hat fits well. I’m not so sure about the little ears on it, however. And I hope that … Continue reading

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December 11, 2013

Bet you can’t guess where I was this morning? Okay, you can tell it’s the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary. Dad and I figured it would be a good morning for a visit. Is that Rioja in the background? We … Continue reading

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December 10, 2013

Definitely a winter day on Windsong Rise. Dad and I had to blaze a trail through the snow for a jog. It looked pretty good when we were done. Funny how much more snow there is on Windsong Rise than … Continue reading

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December 09, 2013

I’m sitting at the spot of the 2007 Basset Drift Busting Championship. George was in magnificent form that day! Here he begins his entrance into the drift. Full speed ahead! Plow through like a champion! And George was the champion … Continue reading

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December 08, 2013

Yes, another frigid day, today. Dad was not happy that Rover’s battery died in the cold. Lucky me to be inside while dad worked on that problem. We did get crystal clear skies in the afternoon, so that was nice. … Continue reading

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December 07, 2013

Yeah, another below zero morning. The basset hound sign may be here, but I’m beginning to wonder if this is such a great basset place! What’s a Porter basset to do? Well, I did get in the warm Rover and … Continue reading

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December 06, 2013

Dog oh dog, bark about two extremely handsome fellows. That’s Buckshot in the photo, one of Karen’s many terrific photos from the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary. Buckshot and I sure are the ladies guys with our good looks. Yeah, … Continue reading

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December 05, 2013

Was it cold this morning? You bet your big paws it was! Did dad make me go out into the cold. You bet your big paws he did! I survived, but that’s cuz of my fortitude and willpower, not because … Continue reading

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December 04, 2013

So Porter, how bad was it today with the wind and the cold? I’ll bark you, “It was awful!” This was in the afternoon at the airport. And of course, it stayed cloudy all day until the sun was starting … Continue reading

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December 03, 2013

“Dad! Do I have to get out of the car?!!!” Sigh. Okay, it wasn’t all that bad running this morning. We managed to avoid snowfall and the cold coming later on. This evening is another story; wind, cold, and snow. … Continue reading

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December 02, 2013

With the early morning clouds moving our way and the rising sun, the coal hoppers on a BNSF train sure were standing out as dad and I headed for our jog. And it was a gloomy morning, but come the … Continue reading

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December 01, 2013

I think that I look pretty darn good under a blue sky. Don’t you? Well, dad and I had best appreciate what blue sky we got, cuz it’s not looking too good this week for lots of sunshine. Winter will … Continue reading

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