I believe Paul Newman can fly!

August 26th, 2010 - 12:12 pm KY Time




Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Paul Newman Lovers. Who in the world is not one of those?

I wanted to provide some YouTube entertainment for your lunch time pleasure and this Tube had me cracking up.

Our Paul Newman is so adorable! Cuter than a hot buttered biscuit, that boy is!

More believing in Paul Newman’s airborne skills later……Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

3 Days Until SPA Day…………

August 24th, 2010 - 9:09 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and SPA Day Lovers….

OMD – Howl many ways can I tell you howl I hate SPA days for the Hounds? It might be the worst days of my life. I am just being honest. I hate, hate, hate it. I am such a putz.

So, I am trying to hype myself up. Today I took my furminator to the park in an effort to prepare for SPA day.

All of the white fur balls are just the first pass of the furminator. I have about 4 more furminator passes to go….


I feel awful, I need to do SPA days more often. It’s not just washing the hounds it is also washing the home…I hate deep cleaning. I started today. Slobber off the wall and all…….

More reporting on SPA day later….Cat, Chaps and Emma

The Blue Eyed Boys want to thank BJ, Gary, Charlie, Otis, Zoey, and Phelps!

August 24th, 2010 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and paying off the Blue Eyed Boys Bills Lovers! I am so excited to report that BJ, Gary, Charlie, Otis, Zoey and Phelps have donated 50 dollars towards the Blue Eyed Boys Bills. Look at this cute card!


Now we have 135.00 dollars towards the 150.00 bill. But get this! I know more doe is coming in. I really think more doe is also coming that we can put towards our next homeless basset hound town resident! I know you all know I will spend it wisely.

Get this…..

Turns out Mikey and Stewie are not food aggressive at all. They were just starving. Their foster family reports that they are eating fine together. They just need to know that food will be coming on a regular basis. That just breaks my heart that these guys were starving. I could tell when Grandma and I fed them. Our eyes were as wide as saucers as they ate. We gave them twice what we feed the kids. I know that is why they slept so good that night in my basement. A cool, quite place on a hot summer night with a full belly. Life was and is good!


I love basset hound rescue. We as humans have those long basset backs!

Thanks BJ and everyone that gave and will! All the rescue cases are different but one thing is the same.


More reports later….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

I am your Mayor, Chaps Rudert…..

August 22nd, 2010 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Mayor Lovers…

Today I was sitting at the dining room table going through some bills. Of course I had my camera near by. Chaps was laying in his office, the kitchen. I was staring at him, thinking howl handsome he was as he slept. Such a grand, gentle hound. He just makes me smile.

Then he looked up as if he felt my stare.


Or maybe he felt my sigh……Just another moment in time. A moment of love. Or as my Dad would have said, a moment of hunger! LOL

More moments later….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

LQQK at this beautiful picture I just ran across of our Chloe!

August 22nd, 2010 - 7:07 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and remembering Chloe Lovers…..

I was just looking through my IPhotos for pictures that I am turning in for the 2011 Sr. Hounds Abound calendar! This is the picture I picked for 10-10-11. That will be Grandma’s 81st birthday!

dedication Chlo

Chloe was such a great hound. She had the cutest little spot of white fur right on her left haunch area. We used to call her little cotton tail.

More loving memories of our Rama hound, young Drama hound later….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

The black bandanna, part 2, the finale!

August 22nd, 2010 - 6:06 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and wanting to hear the black bandanna finale lovers…..

Remember I said I was going to trash the black bandanna? Well, I forgot, that is until Emma reminded me. Emma has something we call the drip bark. We call it that because it is like when a water facet drips. DRIP, DRIP, DRIP……

When Emma does this bark we all know that she wants something or wants something moved. When I hear it I rush to her side.

This is Emma drip barking…

This is me rushing to her side…..But Grandma beat me!


Wait, What? Emma is drip barking at the dreaded black bandanna! Grandma heard it too and came out the garage door.


Gotta love a Grandma….

Then Chaps came running over. “Get that thing outta here, stay away Emma…”


She must have listened because right after that she left the scene.

Bye Bye Black Bandanna….




More drip barking later….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

The Mayor was almost 100% until the black bandanna – YIKES!

August 22nd, 2010 - 1:01 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and almost 100% lovers…..

Well, this morning Chaps, Emma and I were having a special love in session and things were almost back to normal. The Mayor even went to his toy pile and gently pulled his favorite toy out to nibble on.


While he was enjoying his morning I went back to hose down the back patio so I could try to rid the place of the dreaded other hounds smells. I know, I know, that is next to impossible.

So, I let the Mayor out and he was on a mission.


He ran to the fence line first and then abruptly headed for the lounge chairs….

Within seconds of running out he did this….


Then this……


Then I got this dirty look…..


Dang….I took Stewie’s black bandanna off because I did not want it catching on anything.

I had a lot of explaining to do and a batch of tater tots to bake. Oh, and one black bandanna to throw away!

More almost back to 100% later….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

A farewell toast to the blue eyed boys! Ahhh…Margaritas!

August 21st, 2010 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Farewell Toast Lovers! Grandma and I took a well deserved Margarita break today to toast ourselves and the blue eyed boys!

Photo on 2010-08-21 at 16.11 #2

We will never forget you Stewie and Mikey! Have a great life!


Love, Cat, Chaps, Emma, Grandma, and Basset Hound Town Residents! We will never forget our blue eyed boys!

Then I tucked in Stewie and Mikey…

August 21st, 2010 - 7:07 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound Town and following yesterday lovers….

After we ran the blue eyed bros to the point of being sleepy we gave them their dinner. They ate like wolves. They were so hungry. Famished! I put the kennels next to each other and each hound entered with a treat and slept for 10 solid hours. My basement is very cool because the AC vents leak. The boys had probably not had a nice cool, silent night of sleep for over a month. I did not hear a peep. I laid down with the kids and tried to grab a few winks as well. 1:00am would be here it before you know it!

As you will see the accommodations were a bit meager in our basement! This is what I saw when I came down at 1:o0am this morning….


I could hear them snoring. They did not even wake up when I was turning on the lights. But wake up they did! As I opened the garage door and their kennel doors they bolted like greyhounds. It was so cute! I wanted them to run, potty and get some water before their long journey! They did all of that.


I don’t feed transport hounds on the morning of travel but I did give them a few treats. I could not get pictures of that but let me set the scene. Instead of basset hounds picture kangaroos! These boys were jumping so high each blue eye was over my head. Ditching my no feed rule, I gave each boy a cup of Chaps food! They ate it like savages!

Then they ran all over my back patio, in the dark and did all of their potty business. I could have not asked for anything more. These boys are soooooooooo good! They were ready to travel!

I opened the doors of the BHV and they both jumped in so I did not bother with the kennels. Not the smartest choice but off we went.

Stewie was itching to come over into my lap and I could not have that. I stopped and grabbed my basset hauling CD. The first song on the CD is this. I cranked it up and both hounds laid down and I cruised towards the new life that was in store for both of them. Fitting indeed! Music soothes the savage kangaroo! hehehe

I arrived 15 minutes early and Georgia Basset Hound Rescue and All Bassets Cherished were already there.


Here is a few hounds from GA going to NY! Here is the totally pawsome GA van that transports GA hounds up north!


Since our blue eyed boys had pottied moments ago we loaded them into the ABC van and I helped walk the the others. There were 9 total heading to NY. Here is Stewie on the left and Mikey in the large kennel getting ready to start their new life!


I could tell they missed me. There was some slight crying. No worries. These guys are secret treasures, looking for love in all the right places!

I pulled out and cranked up another song on the transport CD!

This one took me almost home…………

You can bet I was shedding a few tears……

More looking for love in all the right places later….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Mikey wants to say “thank you” also!

August 21st, 2010 - 5:05 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow basset hound and Mikey saying “thank you” lovers…. I promised more pictures and these are of our Mikey!


Stewie was not the only one to jump into Grandma’s arms. OMD, he was affectionate. A real lover. He would bury his head in our arms for ever.

Look at this face!


One of the rescues I was working with passed after they heard they both had one blue eye. I asked, “what is wrong with one blue eye?” The response was, “bad breeding!” I had to laugh. Bad breeding huh. Emma was from the breeding program of the President of the Basset Hound Club of America. Now that’s some bad breeding.

Mikey said, “I think my blue eye is special!”


So did All Bassets Cherished! They loved their one blue eye! So did I! Just beautiful!

Plus, who could refuse this?


Ahhhhhh……Gotta love it!

“Thank you Basset Hound Town”. Love, Mikey!

More loving one blue eye later….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

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