Well, this is a first!

September 20th, 2012 - 12:12 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and overnight lovers….

I racked my brain, but I don’t think I have ever spent the night away from Chaps or Emma. I don’t think it would have been too much of a worry if our Emma was still around.  She was soooooo brave. Chaps, not so much!

Smart Hounds

So, it was a worry when I had to spend the night over at my nephews last night.  Of course the Mayor had a huge cushion, his Grandma was with him!  We went over his calming treatments and she gave it all to him before she went to bed. Himz even got warm compresses on his hip areas.


It was worth a shot to see if she could get a good nights sleep in her own bed.  But low and behold about 5:30am the Mayor started howling and crying.  Himz was confused and scared.

Grandma had to rush downstairs to his aide. She was the port in his little storm.

Maybe a little more lavender?


Funny thing is, I woke up with a start exactly at 5:30am.  Probably an energy connection.

Grandma sat with him until I got home but first I had to see to my charge!  The times they are a changin’.

Frosted Flakes, Facebook, and oh yeah…Math! The breakfast of champions while multi-tasking!

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Anyway, all is back to normal for my champion.


Thank you Grandma…Love, your Grandhound and Mayor…Chaps Rudert

More loving Grandmas later…Cat, Chaps and Emma ATB


  1. Cindy, Jethro, Rugs, Oz and Harriet
    September 20th, 2012 | 4:25 pm

    Jethro is not an only dog either. He hates being alone. But another dog around is good enough for him. He doesn’t always need his Mommy. Poor Chaps. He just didn’t understand why his routine was changed and he was upset.

  2. Maureen and Slinky
    September 20th, 2012 | 4:43 pm

    I don’t think it was fear on our Mayor’s part; but, I think he needed to be sure you and your mom were okay, since he wasn’t around to protect both of you.

  3. Cat
    September 21st, 2012 | 9:20 am

    Cindy – I totally agree with you. He is just so delicate. We are off to the vet this morning to get a toe nail clipping. Yesterday he slipped and fell on his hip. It’s been a long hard summer, glad it is almost over!

  4. Cat
    September 21st, 2012 | 9:21 am

    Maureen – the Mayor does love to protect us. I love that about him!

  5. Marsie & Nosey
    September 21st, 2012 | 9:54 pm

    Poor baby…

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