Orchards, RoRo, and Enzo…

January 2nd, 2013 - 9:09 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and O lovers…

Well, we have the boys over for a few days.  They came baring a gift of condolence for the honorable Mayor and their cousin Chaps.

I put the delicate flowers on the table.  Grandpa used to always call Chaps “the delicate soul” so the orchards are very fitting indeed.

I was sitting at my desk when Romeo and Enzo came in from the back yard.  We picked them up and I left them outside to smell around as usual.  Romeo came in and over to me with a look on his face that I recognized immediately.  It was the face you make when you meet someone in distress and ask, “What Happened?”  He was so concerned.  His head tilted and his brow furrowed.  I told him (now Enzo was at his side”)  “Chaps is all gone.”  Of course I explained this all in full detail but the part that he understood the most were the words, “all gone”.

I can tell they are sad.

It is good to have them around.

More loving caring cousins later….Love, Cat, (Chaps and Emma ATB) napping under orchards…



  1. Cindy, Jethro, Rugs, Oz and Harriet
    January 2nd, 2013 | 9:23 pm

    What a beautiful plant. The picture is great and Grandma looks stunning!

    I bet it is good having them around. I’m sure they did realize that something was different. It’s funny how they know those things.

  2. January 2nd, 2013 | 10:21 pm

    Oh, I also wanted to let the residents know that everyone who has donated to the fund that was started in memory of Chaps, please know, that I will be blogging about that soon. Some very special folks that love Chaps are in charge of this. I will wait to hear more about it soon. I know that it is linked to the beautiful bench I received and all the money above and over the cost of that bench will go to the elder hounds at HOP and Sr. Hounds Abound. I am so proud of Chaps to have inspired such a powerful movement. I will be very proud to report the accounting. I love you all….very much….


  3. Nin
    January 2nd, 2013 | 11:15 pm

    I know that Enzo and Romeo will help you and that they understand.

    We love you!

  4. Nin
    January 2nd, 2013 | 11:17 pm

    We would like to send flowers or a donation honey..Which would you prefer?? Send me an email.



  5. lois & the jersey devils
    January 2nd, 2013 | 11:32 pm

    dogs know. they are sensitive to the comings & going beyond the physical…even the very big headed ones….& they are aware of your pain as well…

    let them work to help you heal..& you them.

  6. January 3rd, 2013 | 12:15 am

    To donate to the Chaps memorial fund please note….
    All money will be split between House of Puddles and Sr. Hounds Abound.

    If you wish to donate please send a check or a few bucks to

    Basset Hound Town Enterprises
    PO Box 347
    Ft. Thomas, KY 41075

    I will report your donation to Kerry Ott, resident of BHT and in charge of collecting donations in Chaps honor.

    Thank you and I will be blogging about this soon.

    Love you….Cat

  7. Audra, Colby Chaps & Abby
    January 3rd, 2013 | 1:05 am

    So glad Romeo & Enzo are there to keep you ‘busy’ & give you company. The treadmill sounds fun too, every time I get on mine Colby Chaps comes in the room & goes belly up so of course I jump off to give him a belly rub then about break my neck jumping back on while its still going to finish my walk. I think it’s all rather amusing to Colby Chaps.

  8. Maureen and Slinky
    January 3rd, 2013 | 11:17 am

    Animals are very sensitive to human emotional needs, I think they feel at a loss to help, but know that they can be of some comfort.

  9. Judy, Bumper and Abby
    January 3rd, 2013 | 1:33 pm

    Dogs are so sensitive and they do really know when something is wrong. Bumper and Abby showed so much love and compassion when our little Paige passed away. I could not have made it without them and their fur was soaked with tears. I hope that 2013 is a good year for you and grandma – you never know what will happen!! Looking forward to the donation/bench blog. Take care.

  10. January 3rd, 2013 | 9:20 pm

    Tomorrow we go get Burger Boy.

  11. Audra, Colby Chaps & Abby
    January 3rd, 2013 | 11:14 pm

    I wish I could be there to go with you :( I’ll be thinking about you

  12. Nin
    January 4th, 2013 | 10:12 am

    The boys will certainly be a comfort and the orchids are beautiful!

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