When the lights go down in the City!

June 30th, 2007 - 10:10 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound Lovers: How fantastic is San Fran? This is a video I made for them featuring their needy hounds. Please click the link for more information.


Woof! More Later…Cat, Chaps and Emma

Saffron the sitterupper! (on the bed)

June 30th, 2007 - 7:07 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow sitterupper hound lovers! Check out this Saturday night at YouTube vid. It kind of gets screwed up due to a rotation problem, but it is totally cute!

Do you know a hound that can sit up? Did you know that there is a sitteruppers’ club for basset hounds? Well, of course there is!




This is Kaylee and it’s her club. Kaylee’s sitteruppers club!

More Later…Cat, Chaps (only sits up with help when it is thundering) and Emma (can sit up for one nanosecond on her own, with Mommy spotting)! Slurp

Update about Cat, the basset hound!

June 30th, 2007 - 6:06 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound Lovers!

I was just checking on Cat, the basset hound that Devon picked up from a high kill shelter a few days ago and I saw that she had raised 50.00 on her firstgiving page!!! So, I scroll down, and guess who? Kip and Gus Massett!!! You guys are so sweet. I love the fact that Devon in CA, I am in KY and Kip and Gus are in MN, but we are like neighbors. What a great feeling.

Fundraising target: $250
Total raised so far: $50.00 Kip and Gus 6/28/2007 $50.00

(Kip and Gus’ comment!)

You are an angel Devon. We have 2 Cats to love !

Here is Cat’s Firstgiving Page again.


Of course I am on pins and needles because of the lottery drawing. I bought a dollar ticket to split with Devon. The haul after taxes would be a cool 3 mil a piece. I bought the ticket in honor of Cat the Hound. So, let those air balls rise to our numbers. Our ticket is a few blogs down so you can see it. The drawing is at 10:58pm Eastern Standard Time! Come on planets!

More Later…Cat, Chaps and Emma


A hound named Cat

Israel Kamakawiwo’Ole 5-20-59 – 6-26-97

June 30th, 2007 - 4:04 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound Lovers. The planets lined up today for this posting. (Or maybe it’s the blue moon tonight!) I had been thinking of Lily all day and all of my hounds at the rainbow bridge. Then I watched Devon’s Birthday Montage again. If you have not seen it, type the word montage in the blog search area. It is so sweet. I love the song, Somewhere over the Rainbow that she used so much. Then I googled the artist who sings this version,
Israel Kamakawiwi’Ole

What a wonderful artist.

Then, to top it off, I just got home from taking a walk and received 5 bucks from Kip and Gus for basset bucks. Kip writes:

Hi Cat, Chaps and Emma,
Just heard Billy Ray Cyrus sing Over The Rainbow. It was beautiful. It made me think of all the precious hounds at the bridge so I needed to send a little something for them. Love you guys!!
Kip and Gus

Billy Ray does not have his rendition on YouTube, but the fabulous Israel does. Enjoy and remember all of your dearly departed. Thank you Kip and Gus! Lily is smiling from the Rainbow Bridge right now.

Gone from this earth ten years ago this month 6-26-07

Throughout the latter part of his life, Iz was significantly obease and at one point carried 758 pounds on his 6’2” frame. He died of weight related respritory illness at the age of 38. Over 10,000 people attended his funeral. His ashes were scattered into the Pacific Ocean at Makua Beach. He was a powerful supporter of Hawaiian rights and Hawaiian independence. He made a difference and he is still making a difference. Thanks Iz!


Are you a 501(c)3 Basset Hound Rescue?

June 30th, 2007 - 10:10 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound Lovers: So far, as of today, only 7 basset hound rescues have signed up for Lily’s Basset Bucks. I will be putting a deadline on this FREE MONEY GIVE AWAY at some point. So, are you a 501(c)3 basset hound rescue that wants free money on 6-15-08? Watch my Vlog for all the details, or just click on Lily’s Basset Bucks under the Categories section, at the top, to the right! TIME HAS COME TODAY! To sign up your approved rescue!


More Later…Cat, Chaps and Emma

Update on 1972 Corvette for Basset Hounds!

June 29th, 2007 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound and Little Red Corvette Lovers! You have to click on this picture. It is the high resolution great big picture. If you ever wanted to upgrade your computer the time is now! Click on the link and you will see the awesome Illinois Waddle information. How COOL is this? The Mayor would look so good in this ride! Woof.



More Later…Cat, Chaps and Emma

Whelping anyone???

June 29th, 2007 - 6:06 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound Lovers. The cases just poor in. Here is an e-mail I received this morning from Dawn of the West (BaRNI at Daphneyland).

The call came in this morning.
A 2 year old female who has been bred two times by a previous owner – who moved and rehomed the “stud” but couldn’t find a home for the female, so an all breed rescue took her in.
Problem. She is 7 weeks pregnant.
Her name is Roxie, and she arrives by private plane courtesy of the Alsups from the Modesto area on Friday afternoon…..


Anyone interested in fostering a Mom, whelping the puppies in about 2 weeks and then giving up 10 weeks of your summer to weaning???? And you thought we asked too much already!!!!

Please meet “Roxie” 2 years of age and about to have her third litter of puppies.
The photo below is of Roxie and the “Dad” to her litter…….

Interested parties please contact us here at the ranch.
We will be putting together a list of everything we’ll need to whelp this litter – stay tuned….


Basset Rescue Network at Daphneyland
661 269-2682

Well, there you have it. Yet another needy case. Remember, Dawn told us that July is the worst month of the year for dumped hounds and these do not even fit into that scenario. July is when all the Holiday pups get the boot because of various reasons including family vacations, moving, and the kids go to camp.

Man O Man, I wish I could win that lottery.

More Later…Cat, Chaps and Emma

KY Powerball worth 6 million in cash payout!

June 28th, 2007 - 7:07 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound and Lottery ticket lovers. I told Devon earlier today that I would buy us a lottery ticket to split 50/50, if I won. It is in honor of “Cat” the basset she rescued over the weekend. The jackpot is up to 15 million, and the cash pay out is about 6 million. Here is our ticket.


So, if you could all sling some slobber it might help. Can you imagine what Devon and I could do with 6 million dollars? I think I hear hounds howling!

More Later…Cat, Devon (and her crew), Chaps, Emma and needy hounds!


June 28th, 2007 - 6:06 pm KY Time


Howllo Fellow Hound and Corvette lovers. Check out this totally sweet, cherry, stunner. The top comes down and basset hound ears can fly.

Devon just sent me this e-mail, so here goes!

We are raffling off a beautiful 1972 Corvette Stingray LT1 Roadster!

All sales from this raffle will benefit Guardian Angel Basset Rescue and hounds here in Los Angeles!!

100% of all donations are allocated to the health and well being of the bassets.

Last year for front and rear chrome bumpers!!
LT1 engine, 350ci./ 255HP with 4 speed close ratio transmission.
Auxiliary hardtop with rare black vinyl covering
Mille Miglia Red Individual tickets $10.00!

Buy a Basset Bundle!
3 tickets for $25.00!

Get your Tickets Now!

Power windows, steering and brakes
Air conditioning
AM/FM radio
Tilt & telescoping steering wheel

Ticket sales will also help hounds right here in Los Angeles! Please get your tickets from me, Devon L. Smith, and help me help the hounds!

The drawing will take place at the Illinois Waddle on September 23, 2007.
(Winner need not to be present to win)

We will also have 2 Early Bird Drawings for $1000 each on July 23 and August 23, 2007.! ($1000 Winners are still eligible to win the Corvette)

1 ticket fo $10
3 tickets for $25
10 tickets for $50
25 tickets for $100
120 tickets for $300

Please contact me (DEVON L. SMITH) to purchase and help the hounds!



So there you have it folks! Take a chance on this dream weaver and picture yourself and your hound crusing old school style!

Sweet Cherry Pie!

More Later, Cat, Chaps and Emma

A Hound Named, “Cat”

June 28th, 2007 - 8:08 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound and “Cat” lovers! Devon is so funny. However, this little girl might not be laughing. Here is the e-mail I got from Devon:

Hi Cat:

I helped transport 2 hounds yesterday. The male was already named Chiraz. I named the little girl, Cat. In your honor for everything you do for the hounds and Devon’s Dream. She is about 4 years old, beautiful, sweet and gave me constant kisses on the way to Daphneyland!

They both need some medical attention, so I will be setting up a Firstgiving page for them both. 🙂 I’ll e-mail you the links. 🙂

We also took in a senior boy hound named Riley. He has an awful skin condition, due to neglect. I’m setting up a page for him too! 🙂

Love ya Cat!

So, here is the link Devon sent to me yesterday to Cat’s Firstgiving Page. What a cute girl. I think Devon or I or both of us need to win the lottery, YESTERDAY! Devon, FYI when I run errands today I will buy us a ticket. I swear! If I win, we are splitting it! Your friend and naming inspiration, Cat

More Later…..


P.S. I will post the lottery ticket tonight with what it’s worth and win it will draw. Now, I ‘m excited!

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