Mr. Buddylee and Mosey enjoy a cool dip in the Great Bay at Hilton Park, but being pulled away in swift river currents would be frightening to all involved.
The Piscataqua River, at depths up to 70 feet, provides a fairly narrow channel to the ocean for six different rivers, as well as Great and Little Bay. The tidal currents run an average of 4 knots and are some of the fastest on the east coast of the United States.
The Buddylee T-shirt fundraising campaign ends in a day,
Mr. Buddylee and Mosey enjoy live music. During this Irish music concert, the boys accounted for 50% of the audience in Market Square, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. If you look closely, the two people sitting in the middle of the street are not focused on the band. So, Buddylee and Mosey account for 100% of the interested listeners.
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This original Buddylee-inspired design is being used to support Basset Hound Rescues. In April we raised money for Hounds Abound in Orlando and this campaign will help New England Basset Hound Rescue, serving the 6 New England states. If you missed getting your shirt 3 months ago, here is another opportunity. This crowd-funding project only runs for 7 days. It’s a fun design and a great cause. Please see more info: http://teespring.com/bassethoundsdrule
As long as Mr. Buddylee has been a member of our family he has attracted hundreds of admirers. After adding a cute little terrier to the mix, it is impossible to walk by our two boys without saying hello to one or both of the pups. This family stopped us on Market Street, this week, to ask if it was OK to pet the duo. My typical response to the kids is “You don’t bite do you?”, then following their answer, I give them permission to get some doggy love. Taking up most of the sidewalk, on a main Portsmouth walking route, they all spent 5 minutes sitting on the brick enjoying each others’ company. All of us enjoy the regular “socializing fix”. Do you have to be a dog person to appreciate all this cuteness?
On a sunny, Saturday morning, 12 sailboats were preparing for an 11 AM race on Great Bay in Dover, New Hampshire. None of the boats had a 48 pound, Bassethound anchor. Mosey, our 11 pound puppy, doesn’t get to wander very far with the weight of Mr. Buddylee on the other end of his lead. Attaching the two boy’s leashes allows the photographer(me) to capture the moment, and controls an inquisitive Mosey.
Some images scream out for a caption. This is Mr. Buddylee, Mosey and Mom outside of Harvey’s bakery in downtown Dover, New Hampshire. The constant city traffic on Central Avenue(out of view) doesn’t interrupt the pups’ 5 minute relaxation time. Buddylee is teaching “calm” to his 5 month old kid brother. What well behaved animals!
Mr. Buddylee has been visiting his Great Aunt Edith in the nursing home for 2 years. Now that brother Mosey is with us, we have 2 pups that make the trip. Monday was a particularly emotional visit because our Aunt is in her final days of being consumed by Parkinson’s disease. This photo, has Buddylee out of site lying at the foot of the lounge chair and Mosey (the 9 pound lap dog) lying peacefully on Edith. The white headphones added her favorite music to the visit. Although little Mosey shifted his position several times, he was quietly comforting his Great Aunt for over an hour, and she responded by gently stroking his body.
I posted this image on Facebook Monday afternoon and by Tuesday evening, there were 500 “likes” and over 100, heartfelt, comments. A sad, yet comforting day.
Thanks to Buddylee and Mosey’s good friend, Bud, we all get to share the first spears of Asparagus that just pushed through the garden bed last week. According to our canine’s enjoyment of this crispy crop, there may be a market for Asparagus flavored biscuits?
First Off, I don’t usually think that small dogs need a Winter wardrobe to survive our outdoor climate. Wolves didn’t have a selection of Winter garments to make their environment more tolerable. Our 8.5 pound, 4.5 month old Jack Russell recently re-located from Florida to New Hampshire and the 38 degree Spring weather is unpleasantly, cold. Mosey’s little body quivers until we reach the second half of his walk, and then the red fleece is removed. Brother Buddylee, finds the chilly conditions invigorating. This photo of a fine Jack/Basset duo was taken on the state line in Rollinsford, NH, just across the Salmon Falls River from South Berwick Maine. By the way, Three human long-sleeved fleece pullovers, were converted into vests to provide Mosey with a complete selection of cosey, canine coverings.
What are your thoughts about dog apparel?
We are back in the Dover, New Hampshire swing of things. Now Mr. Buddylee’s mission is to teach the ropes to Mosey. What better way to begin the Northern socialization tour, than walking downtown and stopping in for lunch at Bill and Trina’s “Downtown Dogs” in the old mill building at One Washington Street. Bill does a fine job of dicing a hotdog into 16 mini-sized morsels and an even better job at preparing “designer” franks for the leash holders. The Happy Hound and Mosey could easily become lunchtime regulars.