At the end of August on the Seacoast of New Hampshire, the dog days of Summer are with us for a few days. The Great Bay, between Dover and Newington, is a great place for a couple of pups to cool down during the hottest part of the afternoon. Mr. Buddylee could have stood there for hours and Mosey was off to being “busy”, climbing rocks and looking for crab shells. Every day is a dog day for the Happy Hound and Little Imp.
Mr. Buddylee and Mosey were in downtown Exeter, New Hampshire, the home to Phillips Exeter Academy, and lots of fun dog walking with our 2 handsome pups. I always have bags at the ready, but sometimes get embarrassed when loads are deposited around city trees. This photo depicts my ultimate goal(dream) and was taken behind the Exeter Town Hall.
Saturday morning 10AM sharp, Mr. Buddylee and Mosey were standing (sitting) in line at the Portsmouth Music Hall to reserve tickets to see, the band, Pink Martini. The Boys were patient, well-behaved and quiet during the 25 minute wait. As luck would have it, the dog seats were already sold out (got good human seats). The reason for the perfect behavior: we had just come from a 50 minute walk/run in the dog park. Mosey was sprinting around like a wild man, with all his playmates, while Buddylee strolled on all the paths with his mother. I am finding the key to a well-behaved Jack Russell Terrier is to keep him tired.
This was one of those times that I had to ask the dad if his adorable child bites friendy dogs. It’s better to be safe than sorry. No worries, everything appeared to be O.K. for Mr. Buddylee and Mosey. This busy Portsmouth corner was full of smiling onlookers. Mosey was truly thinking that this living doll would be a fun play toy. We were informed that the baby had a pup at home. What a surprise!
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
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.