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Summer is coming to an end, for us at least.
We had a very nice summer with high temperatures and a lot of sun.

What we learned this summer:

- Talcum is good for basset armpits.

- The king size inflatable matress in the garden is purchased for the sole purpose of basset welfare.
At least that's what Mr. Runcible claims.

- Mastiff hounds are good playmates. They share the same slow pace as bassets.

- Digital cameras are fun and addictive

- There are giant drinking bowls placed in strategic places out in nature.
Some ignorants call them lakes and ponds.

- Bumblebees are fun.
Mr. Runcible says: Finally something that it looks like I might be able to catch.

- Nighttime is the optimal time of day to walk the hound on those hot summer days,
but it makes for lousy pictures.



Mr. Runcible reached 88lbs at one year and three months. That makes for one great dog.
Mr. Runcible says: I'm not fat, merely large boned. :oops: Look for yourself





Pictures from our summer strolls (aka: Canine Olefactory Adventure Quests):




Remember to keep an eye out for those scary twilight creatures



Being out in nature makes Mr. Runcible so happy that he must rub his head on the ground,
accompanied by the flappetyflapp sound of his ears hitting the ground.
Do any of your basset rub their head when they are happy?




For you lucky people that still has sun, warm weather
and all things that is good with summer remember keep in the shade....




...and drink lots of water.




Until next time..
 

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I love the pics of him with his hat! :D

Please don't let him near bees or try to bite at them or eat them! Ruby almost died after being stung by a bee in her mouth (which she bit at and ate).

As for rubbing the face down....Ruby does that when she wants to scratch her face or her ears. For her it usually means she needs to get her ears cleaned.
 

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Mr. Runcible is a VERY handsome and LARGE boy! I wonder if he'll get larger? Moe beefed up after the age of two years... :shock:

My friend's littlest Basset, Zelda, is the daughter of a champion showdog who was quite large, also. (I think his name was the Great Gatsby? or something Gatsby). Your Mr. Runcible looks very much like Zelda... is he perhaps a relation? Zelda came from a breeder in Indiana? Illinois? I forget which. :oops:

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Gorgeous hound! I love the creature in the water :lol: It looks like he had an adventurous summer :D
 
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WONDERFUL pictures!!! I love his markings and his expressions. He sure is handsome!
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Please don't let him near bees or try to bite at them or eat them!
But of course not. Although he seemed a bit puzzled when this large buzzing insect crash landed right on his head and then flew away in its usual whimsical manner. I bet he pondered how basset hounds and bumblebees must somehow be related in their clumsiness :wink:


... is he perhaps a relation? Zelda came from a breeder in Indiana? Illinois?
This is very unlikely as we are here, all the way over at the other side of the Atlantic Ocean *wave*


For the head rubbing, this happens whenever Mr. Runcible is happy. Like after he has eaten something very scrumptious, gone for a long walk, when we come home after being away and such like. Then he can rub his head for several minutes, one side at time, ears continually flapping while making deep grumbling sounds of satisfaction.
 

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oh my goodness Mr. Runcible is quite a handsome and big boned lad. I love his markings!

I can only hope the Ernest d.d. will be that handsome when he grows up. They have very similar markings.

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George rubs his face when he's happy, when he first wakes up, when he wants to be petted and is trying to explain that *I* should be the one rubbing his face, when he finds a smell on a walk that he really, really, really likes ...

Mr. Runcible's hat is perfectly lovely! How on EARTH did you get him to keep it on long enough for TWO pictures???
 
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He is so incredibly handsome!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE the hat!!! What a great face he has!!!
 

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What beautiful pictures and a very handsome hound. I wonder if our new pup will look like Mr. Runcible when he gets older, he has similar color and markings. Our pup’s parents are both on the smaller side for a Basset so I would be surprised if he gets as big as Mr. Runcilbe.
 

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What an absolutely gorgeous hound! Love the pic story. We hope to see much more of this boy! :D
 

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Kaira,

Fantastic pictures, I'm a big fan of Mr. Runcible! :D

I have two questions, if you would be so kind as to answer them.

What in the world is the "scary twilight creature" in the lake?
(Or did you Photoshop the "eyeballs" into the photo?) :wink:

Could you please just give us a rough idea of your location, a little more than "across the Atlantic from North America?"
I seem to recall you mentioning in a previous post that Superhero Mr. Runcible needs to keep his location a secret, but we'll never tell, honest!
(One of my personal mottos, "It never hurts to ask.")

OK, I suppose that was three questions, I'm far from perfect. :roll:

Thanks for the pictures,

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How on EARTH did you get him to keep it on long enough for TWO pictures???
Oh, I have many more pictures of him wearing his hat. I just took the pictures after he woke up after dozing in the sun. Then he is incapacitated for quite a while :p Nothing to it.


What in the world is the \"scary twilight creature\" in the lake?  
(Or did you Photoshop the \"eyeballs\" into the photo?)
It is Nøkken, the supernatural creature that lives in lakes and drags people, that come too close, with him down into the murky waters. Unfortunatley it was so early in the evening that he was still asleep so I had to photoshop the yellow dots into the photo for effect. Some people claim that it is just a tuft of grass in the water, but I think that sounds highly unlikely.

Could you please just give us a rough idea of your location, a little more than \"across the Atlantic from North America?\"
Ask and thou shall be answered:
 

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Looks to me like you are from Norway. If that's the case, I think your hound HAS to be related to Emma. They look like twins!
Beautiful pictures by the way. :)

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Terrific pictures! The landscapes are beautiful and so is your hound! I love the pictures with the hat. :lol:
 
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