Category Archives: Porter’s Daily Posts for July 2011

January 18, 2014

To avoid dad breaking his neck on the ice on Windsong Rise, dad and I ran on our paths at the airport. This time of year, it’s a colorless, drab place. This is about as exciting as it gets. After … Continue reading

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January 02, 2014

Great running on Windsong Rise this morning! Great hiking out to Circle View Point. You can see Basset Back Ridge in the background. And a great birthday card from Annee! If there’s any basset that should be on greeting cards, … Continue reading

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July 31, 2011

The big news for today is Emma Zen visiting from California. Like George and me, Emma Zen is a motorcyclist. Pretty cool! We got to together at Sylvan Lake for a few photos. George and Emma Zen knew each other … Continue reading

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July 30, 2011

The motorcycles are starting to swarm into the Black Hills as Sturgis Motorcycle Rally heats up this weekend. It was a good day for me on the motorcycle. Dad and I did our Harney Peak thing and then cruised into … Continue reading

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July 29, 2011

What’s that up in the air?!!! It’s a bird, it’s a plane…it’s, it’s a basset?!!! Notice the helicopter flying right about level with me? Yup, I’ll bet those folks in that tourist helicopter have been wondering about Porter basset up … Continue reading

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July 28, 2011

Barely worth barking about the early morning with its dense cloud cover and a few sprinkles in Edgemont. We headed for lighter skies right after our jog. It wasn’t sunny at Sylvan Lake but there were plenty of breaks in … Continue reading

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July 27, 2011

Much better day up at Sylvan Lake today compared to yesterday. Those afternoon thunderstorms of summer 2011 fired up again, however. Almost no rain in Edgemont from them, but they do prevent us from taking the motorcycle to Sylvan Lake. … Continue reading

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July 26, 2011

Those crazy folks at the weather service predicted mostly sunny skies today. Dog! They got it wrong. Not a hint of sun for most of the day. The clouds did make hiking easy, however. Peaking out from the Black Eyed … Continue reading

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July 25, 2011

Whew…wet, sticky jog this morning as the dew point pretty much matched the 66 degree temperature. It was also humid hiking Harney Peak and no surprise that thunderstorms developed in the afternoon. We got our first rain in 12 days. … Continue reading

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July 24, 2011

This day was my day for socializing with other canines. I’d started out the morning with an airport romp with Willow. After that I hiked Harney Peak, which was pretty much filled with dogs coming up and down the trail. … Continue reading

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July 23, 2011

After another hike up Harney Peak, dad and I went to the Gold Discovery Days festival in Custer. I got to meet up with Gary and Teena (the nice folks who made up the beautiful Sheriff George stone). And then … Continue reading

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July 22, 2011

The last 200 hundred foot climb to the watchtower on Harney is all steps. I’m not woofing about building code stairs here! Harney Peak steps are positively from another era. Almost looks like something out of the Lord of the … Continue reading

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July 21, 2011

Wow oh wow! The wildflowers are thick and heavy around Sylvan Lake. In the Edgemont area, the heat and dryness have brought the wildflowers to a halt. But the higher attitudes of Sylvan bring a coolness, so the flowers (which … Continue reading

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July 20, 2011

Do you think that I need a doggie psychologist? I was talking with a chipmunk this morning! Let’s face it, this is not appropriate behavior for a fearsome hunter like me. I dunno, it’s all so confusing. Magnificent day today! … Continue reading

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July 19, 2011

Another hot one today…hitting that century mark again. It was quite pleasant in the woods around Sylvan Lake. Much better than hot Edgemont. Yesterday I showed you how I had conquered those metal steps at Harney Peak. Guess I should … Continue reading

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July 18, 2011

On the way to Harney Peak just about 500 paws from Wet Paw Brook, one has a nice view of Little Devil’s Tower in the background. It was another 100 degree day today, so that break at Wet Paw Brook … Continue reading

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July 17, 2011

“Hey buddy! You looking at me?!!” Can you believe the nerve of this goat?!! Sees me give it the old stare down, and it just walks on by me. And then the darn critter stops for a pose as if … Continue reading

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July 16, 2011

You know, when you’re high up in the mountains, you get a different perspective on things. This does get the mind cogs grinding away. This morning those mind cogs of mine were on overdrive as I sat overlooking South Dakota … Continue reading

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July 15, 2011

Finally, a day where dad and I could ride the motorcycle without the worry of thunderstorms. We went to Sylvan Lake (yes, again!…and why not, it’s becoming one of my favorite places). The woods and fields around Sylvan Lake are … Continue reading

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July 14, 2011

We left Edgemont real early morning because of a thundershower coming towards us. It did look nice, but dad is sick of rain, and we all know how I feel about thunder. Our escape took us once again to Sylvan … Continue reading

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July 13, 2011

Dad got the timing belt replaced on the car today, so it was a hang around town day. I worshiped the sun in afternoon right in our front yard. The sign in our yard is so awesome; it makes me … Continue reading

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July 12, 2011

Find some Prairie Coneflower mixed in with Spiderwort and you’ll have a nice wildflower display. The question is: which photo works best with me? Prairie Coneflower is also called Mexican Hat; I like that! Gloomy, cloudy day…good for this basset’s … Continue reading

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July 11, 2011

Sun and clouds this morning and lots of purple flowers. The Purple Prairie Clover is at its peak, nice, nice looking flower of the plains. A thunderstorm rolled through town late in the afternoon. I hid out in the newspaper … Continue reading

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July 10, 2011

Willow came over this morning for some airport games. Willow is really into chasing balls – especially tennis balls. Anyway, she came over to me and said, “Let’s play the chase ball game first.” No problem on my part, cuz … Continue reading

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July 09, 2011

We thought that the day would be nice enough to ride the motorcycle to Sylvan Lake. And it was… for a couple of hours. Then the clouds moved in and it looked like possible rain. Dad and I were disappointed … Continue reading

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July 08, 2011

Would you believe another day up at Sylvan Lake? When it’s hot, Sylvan Lake is nirvana for this basset. My dad is pretty good to me; I think I’ll keep him. We did do some hiking. After I had gotten … Continue reading

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July 07, 2011

It was a great morning for another hike to Harney Peak. Dad and I met Steve and Yuko at the Sylvan Lake parking lot. It was a big and very nice surprise for me. I got my photo with them … Continue reading

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July 06, 2011

We took a walk on Lime Kiln road this morning. It’s a good walk for a basset because there isn’t any traffic and plenty of squirrels and chipmunks. Dad likes the road this year, because last year the National Forest … Continue reading

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July 05, 2011

More mountain climbing for this basset today. It was a pretty good morning for such activity. One thing that I don’t understand is the behavior of chipmunks at the top of the mountains. In the woods, those scurrying chipmunks quite … Continue reading

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July 04, 2011

Okay, it’s Independence Day in the US of A. Lots of talk about freedom and such. From a basset’s point of view, us bassets could use much more freedom before I’ll celebrate. First, no leash laws! Not much freedom when … Continue reading

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July 03, 2011

The last day of the Redneck Rally. Whew! It’s exhausting. Dad and I spent over six hours announcing the events. Well, okay, I’ll admit that I spent plenty of that time napping. But hey, it was very, very hot, so … Continue reading

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July 02, 2011

Another day of the Redneck Rally. I joined up with the Redneck K9 Rescue team to bring help to any redneck suffering from heat prostration. During the Redneck Rally parade I was on the streets willing and able to come … Continue reading

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July 01, 2011

Edgemont was a busy place today. So much to see. First off, while trying to get in a photo shoot this morning, I just couldn’t help myself and would not look at the camera. “And, what were you looking at, … Continue reading

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