Who knew a patty could light up a life?

January 5th, 2013 - 1:01 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Patty Bag Lovers…I have let things get a bit behind in our town.  Of course I have been in somewhat of a haze and very sad.  The residents have been so kind and caring.

It was the night before New Years Eve and I was wandering around the house.  I was getting ready to close all of the drapes and looked out the front window.

So, I stepped outside and looked closer.  I had my camera with me and called Grandma to look out her window.

Wow, it was so quite and beautiful.  I really could not believe my eyes. They were red and swollen, was I seeing things?

Of course I took a closer look and I had that catch in your throat that you get when you are choked up.

I noticed that the basset cut out on the bags was actually a cut out of Chaps!


Of course I noticed that immediately.  Then, out of the corner of my eye I saw a red mini cooper idling down the street.  I thought I saw the shape of a basset head in the front seat.

Well…I know of only one red mini cooper that is driven by a basset and that is Nosey.

Hum…here we are.  Nosey, her patty, her Mom Marcie and myself at one of our basset hound walks.

I e-mailed Nosey but her Mom said that she was not sure what Nosey had been up to???

We all know bassets can be very sly…..

Those glowing bags were such a blessing that night.  It was a very hard night and the cut outs of Chaps, hearts and stars warmed my soul….

I am going with Nosey…Thank you darling girls…..

More loving warm souls and warm patties later…Cat, (Chaps and Emma ATB) stacking in the snow…




  1. Cindy, Jethro, Rugs, Oz and Harriet
    January 5th, 2013 | 3:10 pm

    How cool is that? What a special tribute to our Mayor. So, what was lighting up the bags?

  2. Cat
    January 5th, 2013 | 4:58 pm

    Oh, Cindy – I forgot to mention that. You take about a cup of sand and one tea light candle. Really, really pretty.

  3. Maureen and Slinky
    January 5th, 2013 | 5:54 pm

    Wat a wonderful thoughtful thing to do. Bassets and their slaves are always so sensitive to others feelins.

  4. Carol
    January 5th, 2013 | 6:09 pm

    What a very special gesture for Chaps and his family. Another wonderful memory

  5. Judy, Bumper and Abby
    January 5th, 2013 | 6:50 pm

    The pictures are beautiful – just like you and Chaps!

  6. January 5th, 2013 | 6:55 pm

    What a sweet thing for Nosey to do. How is the image placed on the bags … it doesn’t appear to be cut through?

  7. Cat
    January 5th, 2013 | 7:00 pm

    Yes OM – it is cut through. Of course I Kept a few of the bags for his memorial box.

  8. lois & the jersey devils
    January 5th, 2013 | 7:24 pm

    very awesome indeed.

  9. Mary
    January 5th, 2013 | 9:25 pm

    Oh..my…dawg—I have tears in my eyes…:) This is love:)….Chaps was smiling down, most certainly…

    Mary, Harley, Biggs and Leo

  10. Marsie
    January 5th, 2013 | 11:05 pm

    I love you, Aunt Cat and Grandma!

  11. January 5th, 2013 | 11:10 pm

    Oh, Nosey… xoxoxo http://t.co/3jvEYs6g

  12. Audra, Colby Chaps & Abby
    January 6th, 2013 | 4:44 pm

    That was so beautiful…..I have tears in my eyes too. Way to go Nosey & mom. What a wonderful tribute!!!!

  13. Audra, Colby Chaps & Abby
    January 6th, 2013 | 4:49 pm

    Don’t you just love being a part of this town residents????!!!!! Especially when you see things like this….we love you Cat!

  14. Nin
    January 7th, 2013 | 9:30 pm

    Wow howl beautiful and thoughtful!

    What an angel to be so kind!!

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