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
The world’s largest “walk through” water bowl and The world’s smallest wading pool. The 2 in one feature gets 5 stars from Mr. Buddylee and Mosey. Steamy July days are here and as long as we keep this tray in the shade, the “ankle cooler” will be enjoyed by both pups. Warning: if this bowl/pool is in direct sun, the water reaches a rolling boil in about 30 minutes(just kidding).
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.
After an hour on their regular downtown walk, meeting and greeting kids, adults, street musicians and other dogs in Portsmouth, the Boys usually need a few minutes of rest and recharge time before they pick up their Mother at work a few hundred feet from this Market Street corner. Mosey appears to be the new Prince of downtown, but, the King, Mr. Buddylee is the old pro in the “live chat” department. With less than 6 months of life experiences, Mosey gets spooked with too much environmental stimulation.
You never know who Mr. Buddylee and Mosey will meet on their afternoon walk. This was Priceless on the bank of the Salmon Falls River, Rollinsford, NH. It was priceless to capture a photo with “the boys” and a young lady named Priceless. She was there for a photo shoot, but we never got the rest of the story.
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?