The lifting of the rainbow bridge veil (UPDATED)

December 31st, 2006 - 3:03 pm KY Time

Dear Hound lovers: The legend continues that on two nights of the year, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve the veil between the rainbow bridge and earth is lifted and communication with our loved ones is possible at midnight.

Bassethoundtown.com is joining BaRNI at Daphaneyland in California in their tradition of placing bells on hound collars at midnight. Please join me, as I will be placing bells on Chaps and Emma. As midnight approaches we will all take a moment to speak to our loved ones, hounds and humans alike amid the jingling of hound bells. If you do not have a hound to place a bell on wear one yourself.

You can ring my bell, bell, bell, ring my bell!
Emma is my little Belle!

Chaps and Emma testing out their bells earlier today, New Year’s Eve.

BaRNI at Daphneyland is located at:

6221 Shannon Valley Road, Acton, CA 93510

661.269.2682 or 661.233.6441

email – Barninc@aol.com or Basset911@aol.com

www.bassetrescuenetwork.org
All donations are tax deductible and go directly to assist the hounds:

Tax ID #20-3737011 Make Checks Payable to BaRNI
At the time of the December newsletter there were 95 hounds in need of a forever home.

SAVE THE DATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FEBRUARY 24, 2007 6:00pm

THE NEUTER BALL

DINNER, LIVE AUCTION & PERFORMANCE

SHERATON UNIVERSAL

TICKETS: 100.00 DOLLARS PER PERSON

Bassethoundtown.com will be making a donation of Lily books and a few other collectibles. We will update you soon. More Later…Cat, Chaps and Emma

A happy New Year Card from bassethoundtown.com

December 31st, 2006 - 1:01 pm KY Time

Hello again, fellow town hound members: I have another fun and sweet card for you from Jacquie Lawson. It only costs 8.00 a year to join her website and the fun is endless. She lives in England and her and her team are just fantastic. I am thinking about seeing how much a basset hound card would cost??? Probably a fortune. The Mayor said I could just look at him! LOL!! Have fun and check back during the day for more updates! Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma
http://www.jacquielawson.com/viewcard.asp?code=1127306686700

2007 here we come

December 31st, 2006 - 11:11 am KY Time

Dear fellow hound lovers: Cat here! I would like to wish you all a wonderful New Year’s Eve. I would also like to let you know that Chaps received a message from the town Sheriff last night. He has an announcement.

“PLEASE , ALL TOWN RESIDENTS, BE SAFE THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND! IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON HAVING A FEW DRINKS REMEMBER MY DEPUTY AND I WILL BE LOOKING OUT FOR YOU. I HOPE YOU WILL STAY HOME, OR SOMEWHERE SAFE! I ONLY DRINK AT HOME WHEN I KNOW I HAVE TO BE ON THE ROAD! I WANT YOU ALL TO BE AROUND IN 2007!”

Duke did not make it until Midnight last year

Duke Last Year! He was not the Sheriff! This year he will be on duty!
Deputy Sheriff Oakely, reporting for duty! He says, have fun and be safe!

The Law's the Law!

Hello fans, Chaps here!

December 29th, 2006 - 10:10 pm KY Time

It is me. Chaps, what are you doing for New Years Eve? I was just wondering? You know that I am your Mayor!!! So, I expect some updates from my fellow citizens!!!

View sping 2007 snood line on the Vlog.  These are a must have in the show world!

Come on, I am waiting! Your, Mayor,
Chaps Rudert!

Is Emma a freak of nature or an anomaly?

December 27th, 2006 - 7:07 pm KY Time
Please answer my question.  Go to the Blog and search for "freak of nature?"
Emma, singing for her supper!
Emma, picture I received prior to leaving for Texas!

Dear Fellow Hound Lovers: I have a question. Is Emma a freak of nature or an anomaly? An anomaly is a deviation from the common type. She is so long that when she runs her back legs go faster than her front. She then is running ever so slightly sideways? Have you ever heard of this? Do any hounds out there in cyber space have the same anomaly? Whatever, it is very cute! Please respond. More Later…Cat, Chaps and Emma aka the anomaly!

First Holiday Fund Raiser a huge success!

December 26th, 2006 - 12:12 pm KY Time

Dear Fellow Hound Lovers: Bassethoundtown.com held it first ever Holiday Fund raiser in honor of Lily. We donated five Lily books and 5.00 dollars, (25%) of the sale of every Lily book to Bluegrass Basset Hound Rescue. We are going to write a check this week for (drum roll) 95.00 dollars! In an e-mail dated yesterday, Susan of BGBH rescue states, “Wow!!! We can do a lot with that money! You are the best!!!!” I will make one correction. It is not me that is the best it is Lily and all the folks who donated to her cause. Thank you so much and I hope Lily brought a smile to many folks this Holiday season. I know she brought me a smile and much more every day.

HEAR YEE, HEAR YEE, BUY A LILY BOOK AND 5.00 WILL BE DONATED TO BLUEGRASS BASSET HOUND RESCUE!! This offer will end 12-25-06

Thanks you Lily for your inspiration, gracious soul, and providing me with a passion that makes your memory last forever! More Later…Cat, Chaps and Emma

A beautiful Christmas Card

December 25th, 2006 - 10:10 am KY Time

http://www.jacquielawson.com/viewcard.asp?code=1110248716700

Chaps and Emma received a few gifts from friends and they are getting ready to open them. I will take a few pictures and post them later. If you have not seen their new Christmas coats you can go to my Vlog which is in the Town Crier and view the video on YouTube. More Later….Cat, Chaps and Emma

Merry Christmas to all who celebrate!

December 25th, 2006 - 10:10 am KY Time

Dear Fellow Hound Lovers: Merry Christmas to all who celebrate this holiday. We at basset hound town had so much fun yesterday tracking Santa. Before Chaps and Emma went to bed last night Chaps’ got one last e-mail from Santa. Santa said that next year he is willing to go on YouTube and do is interview live with Chaps. Wow, we are excited about that! I would lastly like to thank the 800 people who joined us yesterday from all over the world. Whoever you are, you are so special to us. More Later…Cat, Chaps and Emma

91,000 miles in one night!

December 24th, 2006 - 10:10 pm KY Time

Wow! did you know that Santa travels 91,000 miles in one night? It’s true. He just e-mailed Chaps with that information. Santa will be in the United States very shortly, so get those hounds and kids to be early!

diamonds and rubies

This is Chaps’ sister, Diamonds and Rubies. She is waiting for Santa in TX. Lastly, Santa has asked for some extra cookies for the reindeer. He also likes his milk really COLD! More Later….Cat, Chaps and Emma

Santa e-mails Chaps from Turkey

December 24th, 2006 - 1:01 pm KY Time

Hello Santa Trackers: Santa just sent Chaps and e-mail from Turkey. He is getting ready to touch down near the black sea. He also wants Chaps to tell all the kids that he is 20 seconds ahead of schedule. Want to know how he knows that?

NORAD uses four high-tech systems to track Santa – radar, satellites, Santa Cams and jet fighter aircraft.

Detecting Santa all starts with the NORAD radar system called the North Warning System. This powerful radar system has 47 installations strung across the northern border of North America. NORAD makes a point of checking the radar closely for indications of Santa Claus leaving the North Pole on Christmas Eve.

The moment our radar tells us that Santa has lifted off, we use our second mode of detection, the same satellites that we use in providing warning of possible missile launches aimed at North America. These satellites are located in a geo-synchronous orbit (that’s a cool phrase meaning that the satellite is always fixed over the same spot on the Earth) at 22,300 miles above the Earth. The satellites have infrared sensors, meaning they can detect heat. When a rocket or missile is launched, a tremendous amount of heat is produced – enough for the satellites to detect. Rudolph’s nose gives off an infrared signature similar to a missile launch. The satellites can detect Rudolph’s bright red nose with practically no problem. With so many years of experience, NORAD has become good at tracking aircraft entering North America, detecting worldwide missile launches and tracking the progress of Santa, thanks to Rudolph.

The third detection system we use is the Santa Cam. We began using it in 1998 – the year we put our Santa Tracking program on the Internet. NORAD Santa Cams are ultra-cool high-tech high-speed digital cameras that are pre-positioned at many places around the world. NORAD only uses these cameras once a year – Christmas Eve. The cameras capture images of Santa and the Reindeer as they make their journey around the world. We immediately download the images on to our web site for people around the world to see. Santa Cams produce both video and still images.

The fourth detection system we use is the NORAD jet fighter. Canadian NORAD fighter pilots, flying the CF-18, take off out of Newfoundland to intercept and welcome Santa to North America. Then at numerous locations in Canada other CF-18 fighter pilots escort Santa. While in the United States, American NORAD fighter pilots in either the F-15 or F-16 get the thrill of flying with Santa and the famous Reindeer Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen and Rudolph. About a dozen NORAD fighters in Canada and the United States are equipped with Santa Cams.

More Very Soon….Cat, Chaps and Emm

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