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.
Mr. Buddylee is experimenting with Crowd Funding. Also known as getting a bunch of friends together to successfully fund a project that helps Bassethound rescues throughout the country. Senior Hounds Abound is a rescue organization, in Orlando, Florida that provides lifelong care for aging Bassethounds. This is BL’s first project and, hopefully, one of many. The crowd part of this involves at least 25 friends and supporters adding this fun T-shirt to their wardrobe. This campaign only runs for several days, so there is not enough time to say “I’ll get to this next week”. Please go to this website http://teespring.com/bassethoundsdrule and choose your size. On Monday, when the campaign ends, the shirts get printed and you should have them within 2 weeks. The Happy Hound (and his leash holders) thank you! Success, the shirt will be printed!
If you would like a shirt with this design, I will be running a future campaign for another 7 Days. Let me know if you want notification about the campaign by emailing here: email@example.com
Forget those fancy Swedish foam mattresses, the Basset-pedic is perfect for a relaxing puppy. The heated surface and gentle breathing motion creates the perfect resting spot. Mr. Buddylee is still finding it a challenge to share his life with Mosey, but you can’t tell from this photo.
This week, Mr. Buddylee teaches Mosey how to identify a fox*, even though it is supposed to be in the Jack Russell DNA. The little one just turned 3 months and the big one is still getting his legs, tail and ears nipped at. The evenings continue to be cuddly with Mosey embedding himself into the Happy Hound’s chest(sweet). Thank goodness for our good neighbor, ZuZu, who has been in charge of discharging puppy energy(only temporarily). THIS PHOTO tells that story.
*actually an Armadillo
Two weeks ago, while asking to enter the Town Hall for his biscuit fix, Mr. Buddylee met a 9 week old Jack Russel Terrier. Mosey, the last of a 4 pup litter was leaving with his mom and dad (2 JRT’s) and our friend, Clark who has raised 20 litters of these pups. Clark told us it was his last pup(this male and 3 other females) of his latest litter, and asked if we wanted to give Mosey a good home? Actually, he wanted us to take him home for an over night test run, to see if we liked him and how Buddylee would respond to the new family member. The photos were taken today(after 2 weeks), showing BL and Mosey sharing the same napping space. The relationship still needs some work, but it appears that the little guy will be sharing his life with us. HERE IS Mosey in the backyard. It has been over three years of posting images and captions of the Happy Hound on this blog. We will now have a lot more content to fill these pages: “Where Is Buddylee” and Mosey?
Albert E. Gator and Alberta Gator are the official mascots of the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. Lake Alice is in the heart of the campus and Mr. Buddylee is within 15 feet of an offspring of Al and Al. The young 4 foot gator was hugging the shoreline and never acknowledged the Happy Hound. We were all enjoying a warm sunny winter day, but Buddylee’s leash was wrapped a little tighter around the wrist.
“The Baughman Center is a stunning, elegant contemplation space in the heart of the University of Florida. Designed to bring the picturesque outdoor setting inside, the soaring windows and delicate natural materials echo the serene Florida surroundings.” On this Sunny day in Gainesville, Florida the Happy hound only got to enjoy the picturesque outdoor setting.