Sweet Sugar leaves for the rainbow bridge…

February 23rd, 2007 - 7:07 pm KY Time

Sugar Joan Elliott Hohman Junior
March 4, 1998- February 22, 2007 10:15pm PEBT

Our dear friend Sugar departed yesterday for the rainbow bridge. She is survived by Lana and Rocco Elliott Hohman. Many of you who visit this site on a regular basis will know the Blog, Bongo’s House. It is listed on my blog roll. Well, in honor of Sugar, it has been re-named Bongo and Sugar’s house. Bob has made a tremendous slide show in honor of Sugar and you can view this on his blog. Click on Bongo and Sugar’s house on the right of this post, under the blog roll. We have also started an album in the gallery dedicated to Bongo and Sugar. They were litter mates who NEVER were parted until Bongo passed. Now they are together, forever. Bob and Dodson are great Dads.
We love you Sugar. More Later….Cat, Chaps and Emma



  1. Rain
    February 23rd, 2007 | 8:11 pm

    Oh no!!! I am so sorry to hear of Sugar passing. I click on your site everyday. I knew she was ill, but it is always hard. With much drool, Rain

  2. Jason
    February 23rd, 2007 | 8:15 pm

    Dear Dads of Sugar. I just viewed the gallery that this site set up and I am still tore up. Sorry, so sorry. I love your blog. You have a new fan. Jason

  3. The hounds of TN
    February 23rd, 2007 | 8:30 pm

    Sugar, your white face just touched me. I have several white faces looking at me right now. I am so glad you have your brother with you. He looks strong. Maybe his strength will help all that loved you both. Bette, Brooke, Howard, Jake, and Baby.

  4. Dedee
    February 23rd, 2007 | 8:59 pm

    I am on my way to the Suncoast event. I logged on to bassethoundtown.com one more time to see what Chaps was saying. I was so sorry to hear his message. My hounds are loaded and in the car. I had to stop for a moment and tell you both how sorry I am. I love watching Sugar on YouTube. I have a stumble in my breath. Love, Dedee, Blake, and Sammy.

  5. Cary
    February 23rd, 2007 | 9:43 pm

    I just watched Sugar’s tribute video. Thank you. I am now going to try and learn this wonderful technique. This is such a lesson for us all. I want something like this for my hounds. Thank you Bongo and Sugar’s House. Cary, Sammy and Joey.

  6. Chaps and Emma's Grandma
    February 23rd, 2007 | 9:52 pm

    Dear Sugar: This is Chaps and Emma’s grandma. I know you are still watching us and you are with Bongo. Make sure your Dads are OK. I feel sure, that you are fine. It is so hard on us when we loose sweet kids like you. Love, Chaps and Emma’s Grandma.

  7. Ernie
    February 23rd, 2007 | 10:03 pm

    I just found this site on YouTube. I want to tell Sugar, she is the Bomb. What a sweet hound. Good bye and watch over me, OK? Ernie

  8. Sandra, Hudson & Morgan
    February 23rd, 2007 | 10:49 pm

    I hate to hear of a hound passing. It’s just so sad losing our best friends. What a beautiful tribute. Be free & happy now with Bongo, Sugar.

  9. Bess
    February 24th, 2007 | 12:05 am

    I am so sorry that Sugar is gone. Please know that I am here for you both. What a sweet hound. Regards. Bess, Bess Jr. and Betty

  10. Man
    February 24th, 2007 | 12:07 am

    My name is Man. I rarely leave comments. Tonight I am crying for Sugar. Love, Man… a big basset boy

  11. Anne
    February 24th, 2007 | 12:13 am

    Dear Sugar: sweet speed. I bet you were so delicious…….Can you look up my hound, David? He is really big. Maybe you would love him?

  12. Joy
    February 24th, 2007 | 12:21 am

    Bob and Dodson: you both had alot of loss in your life. I know you through Bongo’s house. First Bongo, then Rickey and now Sugar. All in a span of a year. My heart goes out to you both. I am so sorry. What a crushing blow. I know Lana and Rocco will be by your side. I love your blog. Thank you for all of the smiles. We love how Rocco wows Lana! Truely. Joy

  13. bongo sr
    February 24th, 2007 | 12:23 am

    thanks everybody
    we are really touched. Sugar was the greatest.

    with appreciation,

    Bob and Dodson

  14. Richard and Beth
    February 24th, 2007 | 12:35 am

    No, not sug! Sweet girl. We love you on YouTube. We have a long face. Not a good night in Maine. Bummer.

  15. Sallkie
    February 24th, 2007 | 12:52 am

    I have hound live in Tokyo. I love Sugar. This basset is my love. Her name Water. Like Sugar. So sorry to Sugar people. Sorry for bad English. Sallkie.

  16. Brenda
    February 24th, 2007 | 1:05 am

    Hi Cat: Brenda here. Up late and working at the ER. Some of the nurses are checking in and saw your update about a beautiful gal named Sugar. Well, we are crying. As if we don’t have enough to sob about! What a darling hound. We wish her family well. Love, the ER nurses and all the crazy doctors.

  17. Ruth from Barrington House
    February 24th, 2007 | 1:25 am

    Old people don’t sleep. I was up and checking on Chaps. I see that a much loved hound has passed. She was very lovely. I feel close to her as we both have very white hair. I know she will be missed. My first ever dog, 60 years ago, was named sugar. She was a mutt. A very loved mutt. I still miss her. Love, Ruth.

  18. February 24th, 2007 | 8:02 am

    Hi eveyone reading all of the precious comments. We will release 3 more that came in over night. I am really touched by all of your well wishes for Sugar. Have a great Saturday. Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

  19. Jess
    February 24th, 2007 | 8:08 am

    Good Day! I am on this website alot. I am also on YouTube. I live in London and I have a white faced hound. (I got that from another post) Anyway, I enjoyed Sugar on YouTube. I am so sorry she is gone. Wishing you well from across the pond.

  20. Louie
    February 24th, 2007 | 8:11 am

    I really enjoy Bongo’s house. After my dear Trey passed away I was on your blog. Your pictures of what the rainbow bridge might look like helped me. Hopefully, they comfort you now as well. Louie

  21. Alice, Sunny, and Moon
    February 24th, 2007 | 8:15 am

    My hounds and I are sending you lots of drool in your time of need. I bet you are hugging Lana and Rocco real tight. With much sympathy. Alice, Sunny and Moon.

  22. February 24th, 2007 | 1:31 pm

    I’m so sorry to here of sugar passing away.

  23. Dudley, Abbey & Molly
    February 24th, 2007 | 4:42 pm

    Please express our condolences to Sugar’s and Bongo’s daddies. We also know the pain they are experiencing and are very sad for them. We lost our brother, Tip, and Sister, Tonga, in 2004 and still love them very much and think of them every day. Sugar and Bongo were very lucky hounds to have such loving daddies. Sincerely, Dudley, Abbey and Molly

  24. Luvalea
    February 25th, 2007 | 12:57 am

    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Sugar. She was such a precious hound…and will be missed by all of us who watched her on YouTube and loved her so much!

    My heart goes out to her great dads!

    Sugar will be missed…

    Tawny & Oakley

  25. February 25th, 2007 | 3:45 pm

    Dear Bob and Dodson,
    I am so sorry for your great loss. You both are in my thoughts and prayers.

  26. February 25th, 2007 | 8:05 pm

    I am so sorry for the loss of your sugar. RIP and fly free at the bridge,I know you will look over your family from above.

  27. Wilson
    February 25th, 2007 | 8:20 pm

    I lost my hound today. Her name is Sally. I googled basset hounds and found this site. I found such joy in all of these comments. Thank you all. I know these are not for me, but they helped so much. Wilson and my girl, Sally.

  28. Candy
    February 25th, 2007 | 10:05 pm

    My name is Candy. I named my sweet hound sweetie. I am so sorry about Sugar. I feel so close to her right now. Her pictures in the gallery make me smile and cry. I love your site. Thank you for showing me Sugar. Candy. Again, thank you Bob and Dodson

  29. Beth
    February 25th, 2007 | 10:13 pm

    I have been on this site every day for months. I have never left a comment. I want to tell Sugar’s Dads that I am so sorry for them. Love Beth.

  30. Bo
    February 25th, 2007 | 10:17 pm

    Hi. I just wanted to say, sorry. Bo

  31. Barry
    February 26th, 2007 | 6:00 pm

    I really was touched by all the comments about Sugar. It seems when comments are needed everyone wants to help. Me too. I pulled a picture of Sugar off of your site for my screen saver. What a sweet face. I also love the video you just posted of that pup from England. It almost seems like Ying and Yang. Did I get it? Barry

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