The honorable Titan makes a major ruling first day on the job!

November 30th, 2006 - 4:04 pm KY Time


Hello Citizens. Our judge has made his first major ruling. His gavel has dropped and the following will become law in our town. To acknowledge his first day on the job, the date of November 30th will forever be celebrated as a holiday and known as
“Happy Basset Hound Day!” On this day, basset hounds will be honored. Please mark your calendars because you will want to remember this holiday every year!


November 29th, 2006 - 8:08 pm KY Time


Chaps, the mayor of would like to thank the artists for all their hard work. We are overwhelmed by the beauty of all of these renditions. Chaps would love to hear from his pubic about these drawings. What is your favorite? He knows it is hard to pick, but why not? You can see the a photo of Chaps right below so you can make your decision. More Later…. Cat, Chaps and Emma

Profile of your Mayor, the sweet stacker!

November 28th, 2006 - 6:06 pm KY Time


Dear Towne Folk: Did you know that I used to be a champion show hound? Yes, your very own Mayor, Chaps Rudert, used to parade around the show ring all over the USA. I lived in TX with the wonderful Richard and Sharon. They have BoBac Bassets. Sharon loved me so much she found me my Mom. My Mom drove from KY to TX to get me. We also brought back my little sister, Emma. We stopped at fancy hotels on the way back home. My Mom and my Grandma, placed framed photographs of us in the lobby bookcases and above fireplaces for fun. We often wonder if they are still there??? Well, that’s all for now. Your Mayor, Chaps Rudert, More Later…….

House of Puddles Airs Video of the Raffle!

November 27th, 2006 - 4:04 pm KY Time


Dear fellow hound lovers. Please go to my Links page and click on House of Puddles. Then go to the Raffle link and watch the HOP hounds pull raffle tickets from the bag. It is just adorable. Our friend Marty is working with Liz, the hound that pull the ticket for the pearls. Marty said that she walked a little bit yesterday! More Later…Cat, Chaps and Emma

Late breaking news about sweet Liz. Marilyn at HOP actually captured Liz’s short walk on video. Copy and paste this link into your browser and you can see her. Hounds have such determination! Make sure you grab the entire link. It was too long to fit on one line in this blog. So, grab both lines at once and then drag to your browser. Enjoy!

Are we full yet?

November 27th, 2006 - 4:04 pm KY Time


Hi everyone. I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Chaps and Emma loved it because their cousins were here. I had 3 boys and 2 hounds all sleeping in the dog bed. Also, Emma would like to report that her sitter-upper training is going great. She stayed up for a nanosecond on her own today! More Later….Cat, Chaps and Emma

History of the KY Hot Brown

November 24th, 2006 - 12:12 pm KY Time

This is the hotel My Mom and I stay at when we go to the Louisville Dog show. It is always held in March.
The Hot Brown Was Born

With so much to boast award-winning dining, breathtaking turn-of-the-century architecture, and attentive, caring service some may wonder, “Why the Hot Brown?” The following tale of service may help explain why we are so proud of this “little tradition”.

In 1923, The Brown Hotel drew over 1200 guests each evening for its dinner dance. In the “wee” hours of the morning, the guests would grow tired of dancing and retire to the restaurant for a bite to eat. Guests were growing rapidly tired of the traditional ham and eggs, so Chef Fred Schmidt set out to create something new to tempt his guests’ palates. Thus, the Hot Brown was born, an open-face turkey sandwich with bacon, pimento, and a delicate mornay sauce. Who could have guessed that this chef’s dedication to service would start such an enduring and well-loved Louisville traditionthe Hot Brown.

Make a Kentucky Hot Brown! Yummy

November 24th, 2006 - 11:11 am KY Time

Hot Brown Recipe


4 oz. Butter
Flour to make a Roux (about 6 tablespoons)
3 3 ½ cups Milk
1 Beaten Egg
6 tablespoons Grated Parmesan Cheese
1 oz. Whipped Cream (optional)
Salt and Pepper to Taste
Slices of Roast Turkey
8-12 Slices of Toast (may be trimmed)
Extra Parmesan for Topping
8-12 Strips of Fried Bacon

Melt butter and add enough flour to make a reasonably thick roux (enough to absorb all of the butter). Add milk and Parmesan cheese. Add egg to thicken sauce, but do not allow sauce to boil. Remove from heat. Fold in whipped cream. Add salt and pepper to taste.

For each Hot Brown, place two slices of toast on a metal (or flameproof) dish. Cover the toast with a liberal amount of turkey. Pour a generous amount of sauce over the turkey and toast. Sprinkle with additional Parmesan cheese. Place entire dish under a broiler until the sauce is speckled brown and bubbly. Remove from broiler, cross two pieces of bacon on top, and serve immediately.

Lily kicks off first ever holiday fund raiser for Bluegrass Basset Hound Rescue!

November 23rd, 2006 - 10:10 am KY Time


Lily Pad Serina Von Firsttenberg Child barking in from the rainbow bridge this Thanksgiving Day. Lily is here to officially announce her first ever holiday fund raiser. Lily will donate 5.00 from every Lily book sold to Bluegrass Basset Hound Rescue. You see, Lily was found wandering the streets of Kentucky when her Mom found her. There is a special place in our hearts for Kentucky hounds. So come one come all to the book store. Lily is also donating five of her books to BGBR for their first ever waddle in Feburary. If you want to track the book sales go to the rescue link on the links page and click the bassethoundtown rescue link. So far we have made 25.00 for BGBR and we have only just begun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This fund raiser will end 12-25-06. Thanks you Lily book buyers!!!! As the mayor of this town says, “I think reading and rescuing is nice” ….Chaps Rudert, Mayor of More Later….

Meet Tommie

November 20th, 2006 - 7:07 pm KY Time


This is Tommie. Tommie is the leader of’s Towne Council. He will lead our council with his trustyworthy and loyal nature. Please help me in welcoming Tommie to the Council. Tommie lives in FL with his Mom Marty, his fellow hounds, Duke, Tucker, Ode, and who can forget Sarah!!! (our reality show gal) Stay tuned. Tommie will be keeping us all in line. More later…….

Sheldon’s foster family sends an update!

November 19th, 2006 - 6:06 pm KY Time

193“Sheldon is super-sweet and loves to snuggle. He
enjoys stuffed toys and bones and is playful with our
other bassets in his foster home. He behaves well with
kids and even kisses the cat! Sheldon walks well on a
leash and comes when called everytime although he’s
always inside the house or fenced yard because we
don’t want him to get lost again. This tri-colored boy
is housebroken and crate-trained. What a wonderful
basset for some lucky family!”

Sheldon has a few meetings today with several families, so everyone out in cyber space, keep your paws crossed!!!!

More later……Cat, Chaps and Emma

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