13 Million people estimated to watch DREAM show tonight!

March 27th, 2007 - 5:05 am KY Time



Devon with her hubby Todd

(slobber, the glue of a relationship!)

Howllo fellow hound lovers: Can you believe it? The day is finally here and our howls can be heard! The spotlight will shine on basset hound rescue tonight like a tital wave. This is the grandest thing that has ever happened for all of us involved in basset hound rescue. Let’s all be a part of this moment together, and VOTE, VOTE, VOTE. I Bet Devon can just barely breath. We love you Devon, humans and hounds alike.

Post a comment for Devon so she can read them later. I am sure she will be very warmed by all of the well wishes.

More Later…Cat, Chaps and Emma


  1. March 27th, 2007 | 6:26 am

    Best of luck tonight Tanner, Sally and I will be voting for you! And, my sweet Phoebe ATB and Max ATB will be smiling down upon you as only bassets can do! All pawsies crossed here in Columbus, OH! Susan

  2. Joanne
    March 27th, 2007 | 6:34 am

    Good Luck tonight. We’ll be watching from Tennessee. I have contacted my son’s fraternity brothers in Knoxville to be ready to vote,they are returning a favor for me. Joanne and Peaches

  3. Angelika
    March 27th, 2007 | 6:41 am

    Devon we wish you all the luck in the world today! Ms.Brandy is sending lots of nerve calming drool…THANK YOU for you what you are doing! Surely in another life you will be rewarded by coming back as a spoiled basset ;o)
    We’ve got our voting paws ready…
    droolies,Angelika and Ms.Brandy

  4. Kathye and the Carolina Girls
    March 27th, 2007 | 6:47 am

    Go for it Devon. All of the old lady Carolina Girls are rooting for you. We’re going to race home from dance lessons so we won’t miss a second of the show.
    Lots of Southern drool coming your way

    Slurps and Slobbers….
    The Carolina Girls (Sassie and Bessie with Molly, Ellie and Jane ATB)

  5. tammy and lexis marie
    March 27th, 2007 | 6:51 am

    good luck tonight. we will be voting..

  6. Kathy & Gus
    March 27th, 2007 | 6:59 am

    Devon — NOTHING will be allowed to interrupt the show tonight. Can’t wait. And all of us who are so grateful for your wonderful work are ready to vote. Gus’s elderbrudder Obie will be watching from Rainbow Bridge and cheering you on! Kathy

  7. johanna
    March 27th, 2007 | 7:33 am

    Everyone is rooting for you Devon, especially all
    those senior houndies they’re the best!

    And the young ones who know they will be seniors one day.

    It is truly an act of love you do (I believe you were chosen as a special messenger “angel” for
    these guys.

    Bassets are wonderful & they should never have to suffer alone when they get older.

    Drool Rules,
    Houndie Hugs,
    Pawsies crossed,

  8. March 27th, 2007 | 7:34 am

    We will vote for you tonight. All the houndies at our house give you a paws up.

  9. March 27th, 2007 | 8:12 am

    We’re all rooting for Devon and have emailed everyone we know to do the same.

    Our precious senior houndies deserve so much from us. They are such wonderful souls Each time I look into Dart’s eye (my most handsome senior) i turned to jelly.

    Thanks for all the work you are putting into this, Devon. Lots of drool that the voters know a good thing when they see it!


  10. Gail
    March 27th, 2007 | 8:33 am

    We are so excited about your dream. I have always wanted to open a retirement center for senior hounds. If I ever win the lotto or come into some money that is what I’m going to do. We will be voting for you and your dream. Bailey & Hannah (my bassets) are sling Texas size drool for you and your dream. Best of Luck

    Gail (slave to Bailey & Howling Hannah)

  11. sheri
    March 27th, 2007 | 8:34 am

    Devon, may the drool be with you. I’m so looking forward to seeing you win. My vote is for you and the hounds. This will be a wake up call for all those who have no idea how many homeless animals actually exist. Thank you for standing up for all the furkids.


  12. Katie and Her Lucyness
    March 27th, 2007 | 8:36 am

    Good luck! You’ve got a lot of support in the houndie and rescue communities. I’ll be watching and voting! Daphneyland is a wonderful idea and I hope it gets to happen!

  13. Mary
    March 27th, 2007 | 8:36 am

    Devon, I have sent an e-mail to everyone I know telling them to watch tonight and vote for your dream! All 20 pawsies are crossed at my house that you win tonight!!! Best of luck,

    Mary, Harley & Biggs and the kitties: Angel Mae, Tiger and Puckwheat

  14. Ken Johnson
    March 27th, 2007 | 8:37 am

    Devon , the very best of luck tonight,i have been praying for you. God knows a good heart. Ken Johnson,Lemon Drop & Buster (Suncoast Basset Rescue
    Volunteers In Florida. PS Our whole Rescue is pulling for you.

  15. Barbara
    March 27th, 2007 | 9:10 am

    My husband and I think what you are doing is simply wonderful. I had mentioned to him quite a while back that that is what I would do if some day I were lucky enough to win the lottery. Then along came you! What a wonderful young lady you are. It just restores ones faith in humanity.
    Last summer we adopted our 8 yr. old basset, Maggie. She is such a joy to have added to our family…we also have Molly, a 2 yr. old beagle, and Sophie, an 8 yr. old cat. Along with Maggie came several medical problems and countless trips to the vet, so we fully understand the added care the senior basset requires. Many people do shy away from adopting seniors for that reason. I’m so glad that now there will be a place for them. I am very confident that you will win as this is such a selfless thing for a young person such as yourself to be doing. My husband and I tried to do our part by printing up quite a few of the flyers and distributing them to all of our co-workers. Best of luck to you! Our family will be watching and calling.

    God bless you,
    David & Barbara Vasquez
    Maggie, Molly, and Sophie
    Mesa, AZ.

  16. Lisa aka PetMom
    March 27th, 2007 | 9:12 am

    Romeo, Juliet, Daisy Willow & Watch are sending special winning drool your way!! Plus they have directed all humans to vote, vote, vote so the senior hounds can have their very own retirement santuary! What a wonderful dream!!!
    Good luck, we’ll we watching tonight!

  17. Karen McEwan
    March 27th, 2007 | 9:41 am

    Dear Devon,
    Although we will not be able to see the show out here in South Africa, we wish you well and want to say Thank You for caring for all Bassets.
    Good luck, we have the url and will vote if we can.
    Lots of Love, Luck and Drool
    Coco, Piper and Whisky… The Out of Africa Bassets with momslave Karen

  18. March 27th, 2007 | 9:48 am

    Good luck Devon! We will be watching and voting. My 7 hounds will be sending good luck drool, too!


  19. Buddy "Da Holy Terror uv Michigan"
    March 27th, 2007 | 9:56 am

    Fank yu on behaf uv awl my Basset bruthers an’ sisters who ar needin’ a speshul place to liv. A lotta folks fink dey ar too old to be cute an’ don’t want da ‘sponsibility uv takin’ care uv ’em no more. But yu kno better, an’ we awl luv yu fur dat. Der will be a nickzillion “paws up” fur yu tonite, Devon! Fanks fur speekin’ up fur awl uv us.

  20. March 27th, 2007 | 10:08 am

    Good luck Devon…we are so excited for you and the senior hounds at Daphneyland! We plan to hopefully visit this summer as we used to live in Palmdale, not too far from Acton!

    We copied flyers and posted at local businesses and have forwarded all the info about the show onto ALL of our family & friends…hope you feel the love coming from everyone 🙂

    Just wanting this dream for the seniors shows how much you care!

    From, Pw Lafayette (5 yr old basset)
    and her flight crew
    Brigette, Chris, Anthony & Nicholas

  21. Dee, Maggie, Mazzie and Oliver
    March 27th, 2007 | 10:14 am

    We will be watching the show tonight and voting to help make your dream come true. Your dream is the best to have. Senior hounds are special as you know. We have two “younger” senior bassets in our home now who will be cheering you on tonight too, along with Mazzie and our pup. Take deep breaths, relax, and spend some time with all the senior bassets while you wait for the show tonight.
    You are wonderful.
    Dee, Maggie, Mazzie, Greta the foster, and Oliver

  22. March 27th, 2007 | 10:25 am

    Hi, Devon…I’ve sent the word far and wide about this show, and you have SO many of us who work so hard for needy homeless pets that will be cheering you on! Bless you for all you do, gal!!!
    Barb Linden
    Claremore, OK

  23. Karen Steflik
    March 27th, 2007 | 11:43 am

    Tonight’s your big night, Devon. We are so excited for you and are sending lots of good luck drool. All of our friends and family have been e-mailed (twice) and are standing by waiting to vote tonight. I will announce it at all the obedience classes tonight as well and then run home after class to watch and vote.

    Thank you for all you’ve already done for Bassets, Rescue and especially the Seniors. This exposure has been wonderful for dog lovers everywhere. Yahoooo! Bassets Rule!!!!


    Karen and Tony and the K9Casa in Colorado
    Senior Spike, Snowy, Gomer and Rosie

  24. Janet, Stanley and Harley
    March 27th, 2007 | 12:01 pm


    Stanley, Harley and I will be watching and voting for your dream tonight and we are soooo excited. All of our friends will be watching and voting too! Stanley and Harley are in full drool production for you and wishing you the best of luck!!!!! Thanks for all you do.

    Janet, Stanley and Harley

  25. cris
    March 27th, 2007 | 12:12 pm


    We, up here in Napa CA, are cheering you on!!! We’ll be voting for you and hope/pray that your dream comes true. The senior houndies and all of us have the same dream for you!!!!!
    Go Devon!!!

  26. Bob the DOg
    March 27th, 2007 | 1:08 pm

    Good Luck Devon!!!

    As a senior basset myself I give the four paws up to you and your dream. We will be watching and voting for sure.

    How great for the basset rescue world to get our cause recognised on national TV!!!

    We can’t wait!!

    Yur furends

    Bob the Dog, Jasmine, Benny & CB

  27. March 27th, 2007 | 2:04 pm

    My dearest Devon –
    All these houndies and more are channeling drool for you tonight. Please don’t drool on TV (unless you get to Drool on Donny O – then we say, let it flow!)
    I await your bellyrubs…..
    We love you….

    Hamilton and all the senior hounds everywhere.

  28. Becky Mangan
    March 27th, 2007 | 2:13 pm

    Best of luck tonight! We will be voting for you! What a wonderful dream to have. The senior hounds are lucky to have you!
    Becky in VA
    Slave to Winnie & Hawkeye

  29. Anne-Marie, Mowgli & Baloo
    March 27th, 2007 | 2:23 pm


    Good luck tonight and no matter what happens you have made a HUGE difference in the lives of so many!! We will be watching and voting for you tonight along with everyone in St. Louis I could think to tell.

    Anne-Marie, Mowgli & Baloo

  30. March 27th, 2007 | 3:20 pm

    Good luck, we hope you win for the animals. You have been a important part of the growing concern for animals and their well being. Thanks, Donna

  31. Barb Moore
    March 27th, 2007 | 3:40 pm

    We are behind you all the way Devon. Keep up the great work. You are a winner!!

    My houndies have their paws crossed for you to win,win, win.

  32. Dana
    March 27th, 2007 | 5:02 pm

    We hope your wildest dream is fulfilled tonight! Gina (our remarkable hound and former resident of the Daphneyland Rescue Ranch who now resides with us in New Orleans) and I have alerted all of southeast Louisiana to have their fingers ready to dial or key in their vote for you when it’s time! THANK YOU SO MUCH for everything you do for these wonderful creatures…you’re a true champion for the hounds, no matter what tonight’s outcome is.
    -Dana, Fabrice, Chloe & Elise and furry friends, Gina & Benji!

  33. Cindy, Rosie, Tucker & Miles
    March 27th, 2007 | 5:05 pm

    Good luck Devon, the hounds and I will be watching tonight and of course voting for your dream.

    Thanks for doing this for all of those wonderful seniors.

    Rosie, Tucker & Miles
    Northern, Ca

  34. Kerri and Roy
    March 27th, 2007 | 5:29 pm


    I can’t eat – I can’t sleep – I am so excited for you that I can hardly breath! Being a part of basset hound rescue with you has been one of the best things to ever happen to me – and to have graduated to such a fantastic organization as BARNI has made so many things possible that I could not have imagined. Thank you for reminding me that there are some humans that are good and that together we can save the worls – one dog at a time.

    Love you XOXO

  35. Luvalea
    March 27th, 2007 | 5:43 pm

    Dear Devon, we are all voting for your precious DREAM to come true!!

    Good luck, and thanks for putting your heart in a much needed cause!!


    Tawny & Oakley (I have my pawsies crossed for you)

  36. Dana
    March 27th, 2007 | 5:48 pm

    Ahroos to you from Southcentral PA!!!

    Good luck!

    Dana & Baxter

  37. Becky & John
    March 27th, 2007 | 6:51 pm

    Devon, I have been e-mailing and calling people with reminders all day. We are so excited for you and can hardly wait for tonight. John, Elivs, Heathcliff, Tiggy and I will all be curled up on the sofa with our dialing fingers/paws ready! Good Luck!

  38. David
    March 27th, 2007 | 7:47 pm

    All the best Devon! We love you! Bruce, Louis and Maxwell get to stay up late tonight to cheer you on !

  39. Rachelleann
    March 27th, 2007 | 8:03 pm

    Hi Devon,

    Best wishes for you and all the Bassets we will be cheering for you and voteing also!!!

    We are so very excited for you.

    God Bless
    Parkerwade, Elliswade & Prestonwade

  40. Beth
    March 27th, 2007 | 8:22 pm

    We’ll be drooling, rooting, praying and voting. We wish you the absolute best luck. What a wonderful dream that we pray will become a fact.

    For the hounds!

    Drooling like crazy – Pw. Blossom, Hugo I. Lightfoot and Arfur T. Leadbottom – all rescues

  41. March 27th, 2007 | 8:34 pm

    Hi Devon. Cat, Chaps and Emma here. Look at all the well wishers! Can you believe it? I bet you can. Devon, we are with you heart and soul. It is 8:30pm Tuesday nite in KY and Chaps, Emma and I are pacing the floor. We cannot imagine what you are doing. We are slinging Slobber in full force, from KY to Cali!

  42. Kathi
    March 27th, 2007 | 9:09 pm

    Good Luck from here in Maryland. All 7 of my senior hounds and my senior wannabe are crossing paws and sending lucky drool. We will be voting – voting – voting tonight!
    Kathi and the Hagerstown Hounds

  43. March 27th, 2007 | 9:24 pm

    Hi Devon…..we will be watching and voting for you tonight!!! All paws ready……Colby (Chaps’ son) Abby (a rescued basset herself), & Bailey & Clancy (my Mom’s bassets)are slinging their luck of ‘drool’ and howling for you! You are an angel, and God Bless you for what you are doing! We love you and we are praying for you. It’s almost showtime….. Love, Audra

  44. Lucien & Lilly's Mom
    March 27th, 2007 | 9:49 pm

    Good luck Devon!! We have our pupcorn popped and our soy pig ears in paw and we’re ready to watch (and vote)!!!!

    Lucien, Lilly and Mom
    Pawshington, DC (DogsnotCats)

  45. Charlene McCarty
    March 27th, 2007 | 10:06 pm

    Cat, thanks for putting this on your Web site.
    We will be watching the show and rooting for Devon and her dream.

    Devon, bless you for wanting to take care of those presious Basset’s.

    Our two Basset’s, (Bailey and Clancy) and Charlene and Glenn will be watching from San Antonio, Texas.

  46. March 27th, 2007 | 11:19 pm

    Twis I (Paddie) of Paddie and The Country Bumpkins.
    We here have all pawed Mom’s puter along with her to vote for Devon. The reason I say we is cause we boted (voted) on line and we was giben 5 botes. Yes that’s right 5 botes.
    So we each pawed the puter cause there is 5 of us basset. And guess what My condo mate Andy and I (Paddie) anre SR Hounds to. Well Andy will be in May so it’s close enough to call him SR. He and I (Paddie) are 9 years old.
    Good Luck Slobber Kisses to You Devon,
    Mom, Paddie and The Country Bumpkins

  47. Sandi
    March 28th, 2007 | 8:21 am

    In the midst of the foolishness on the show, your unselfish DREAM of helping senior hounds and houndettes shone like a bright beacon of light! You made every Basset lover proud last night. My heartfelt gratitude for all you are doing!

    Your DREAM rules, paws down!

    Sandi, Mamaslave to Dozer, Daisy and Delilah

  48. Vicki Kerns
    March 28th, 2007 | 11:14 am

    Devon, you were pawsitively great last night. A shining beacon of light & love for your passion, basset hounds & senior bassets. My babies, Cleo & Pongo, got up & cheered with me when you were announced a finalist. We put in 10 calls from our home/cell & had alerted a lot other folks during the week to do the same. I said a prayer & continue to pray today that your dream comes true. I hope America shines through for you & the hounds tonight. Kansas City is sending tons of drool your way for good luck!

  49. Janet
    March 28th, 2007 | 12:39 pm


    You made us all so proud! Your video was great and your presence showed the best side of all basset lovers. You were great and we are lucky to have someone like you represent all of our efforts. Drool is flying your way that your Great American Dream is helped on its way. When we heard the prize we realized it would be a start (we know about the cost of vet bills).

    Maybe you can convince ABC to run a link to basset rescue(s). The additional publicity you brought to the plight of senior bassets will generate additional donations or potential forever adopters.

    You did a great job!

    with basset ear hugs from Lace (Devon has a real class request!) and Jasper (9 and holding. Thanks for representing my interestslthough Mom says I stuck here with her!)
    BROOD bassets at their Baltimore forever home
    and Smurf atb (MD-SPCA) and forever in my heart

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