After years and years we finally found a stuffed toy longer than the Happy Hound. Mr. Buddylee and Mosey can share the same toy and never get in each others’ space. So far the 24 legs are still attached.
We spotted “Tinybite”, a 6 foot gator who is using the boat launch inlet as her livingroom. Possibly a month by month lease during the Spring and Summer? The Happy Hound and Little Imp head North in a couple of weeks. They won’t be cooling their belly’s any time soon in the Withlacoochee River.
Boat Basin Park is 200 feet from Mr. Buddylee and Mosey’s home. For most residents this is a Town boat ramp. For 4 legged residents including the Happy Hound and Little Imp this is a dog ramp/wading pool. A cool moment after their mid day walk. Update: A baby gator has been spotted not far from this ramp so the pups will not be untethered from their leashes during their daily wade.
Mr. Buddylee is all ears when listening to this “Fire Igniter” explaining the equipment on his fire control truck. In the near future on the grounds of the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve, Mr. Buddylee and Mosey’s favorite walking park, a controlled burn will be thinning the under brush. Performed regularly, the burns lessen the possibility of devastating forest fires, recycles nutrients back to the soil, and promotes the growth of trees, wildflowers, and other plants. This means the Happy Hound and Little Imp’s “playground” will be around for a long time.
Surf’s Up! for Mr. Buddylee. Our old boy was feeling his oats on St. Augustine Beach this past weekend. He was ready for body surfing, but we forgot his wetsuit. Mosey was intrigued by the shore birds, wading in the surf and looking for tasty crustaceans. Just South of the Happy Hound and Little Imp were body surfing humans plunging into the best waves all week. We all enjoyed the waves and Florida’s “white stuff” blanketing the sand. New Hampshire’s “white stuff” is another story.
Mr. Buddylee is enjoying his leisurely stroll through Rainbow Springs Park. Mosey constantly checks on the progress of his big brother. The Happy Hound is aging gracefully and happy not to need his toes freed of ice or snow chunks. The Little Imp has no idea what the white stuff is. HERE IS a recent photo of Buddylee and Mosey’s New Hampshire headquarters.
Mr. Buddylee and “brother” Mosey with the Little Imp’s siblings at a fun morning reunion at Mary Lou and JP’s dog park (backyard). It was great to see the Happy Hound tolerate a pack of Jack Russel Terriers and blend into the craziness.
The Brothers, BuddyMoseyLee, are enjoying a warm winter afternoon on the bank of the Withlacoochee River in Dunnellon, Florida(15 miles up river from their home). The gentle slope into the River, in Centennial Park, makes a great “dog launch”. Mr. Buddylee’s ears are perfect dip sticks for measuring the depth of this fresh water source.
It has been awhile between posts! During this multi week break Mr. Buddylee celebrated 13 years with us (or about 15 years old) and the Little Imp, Mosey became a one year old. Getting them in the same photo gets more difficult because these two opposites are a study in stubbornness. If you look below at the last post you can see why we didn’t mind keeping their photo at the top of the blog pile for several weeks. These photos were taken this morning next to the public boat ramp, 200 feet from Buddylee and Mosey’s house. Bored Boys!
Sharing the couch with Buddylee and Mosey during the evening news is a great way to, momentarily, take our minds off of the world’s problems. Spreading this image around the world may get us all to smile more? A great pair of pups!