High five and sitting up? Good Boy

September 30th, 2007 - 9:09 pm KY Time

How cute is this?

Singing hound shines bright!

September 30th, 2007 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Check this out! A star is born!

Don’t want to lose you now

September 30th, 2007 - 8:08 pm KY Time

You tube find!

Buster Montana transport complete

September 30th, 2007 - 7:07 pm KY Time

Howllo fellow Hound and Buster lovers: Well, I am home. My Mom and I delivered Buster to Doug in Louisville today. I have gotten word from Susan that he is safe and sound in her home. Susan is the President of Bluegrassbassetrescue.org
It was really hard on everyone in my family, especially…..



As suspected all along, they did not get along. Here is Buster’s page.

The transport went off without a hitch. I would like to thank the wonderful Doug for meeting us in Louisville and driving Buster to Bowling Green, KY.

Emma and I are missing this guy. Chaps, not so much.

I was so stressed out I did not get good pictures.

Buster will be followed, forever! I hope.

More Later…Cat, Chaps and Emma

Bassets need a ride! Transport is Major!

September 29th, 2007 - 9:09 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound and Transport lover: Can you see if you can help?

Please click on this link


Buster officially leaves for Bluegrass tomorrow :[

September 29th, 2007 - 7:07 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound and Foster Lovers:

Well, Buster leaves for Bluegrass Basset Hound Rescue
tomorrow, Sunday 9-30-07. He has been the greatest joy and house guest. I am adding my Foster report to this blog posting. I hope someone will read it and contact Susan to meet Buster.

Susan, President of BGBR with her Tripod, Jeremiah. Click the pic for more fun facts!

So here is my foster report to her about Buster: I hope anyone who is interested in a hound of this fine caliber will contact her.

Hi Susan:

Well, we have it all in motion. Buster will be seeing you tomorrow (9-30-07), noon Central time. I am meeting Doug at 10:00am Eastern time in Louisville. What a nice man. It will be a pleasure to meet him. I am totally bummed out that I do not get to meet you. We will meet in the near future. I feel sure.

Now lets talk about Buster in case some of the stuff I told you about him was deleted from your e-mail snafu.

BUSTER INFO FROM HIS FOSTER FAMILY, THE RUDERTS, Cat, Chaps, Emma, Hilda and Wayne (Mom and Dad)

Buster had been living in his cage, 19 hours a day for 18 days prior to 9-26-07. I do not know what his days were like prior to that. He is 4.5 years old.

He has not been in his cage since I picked him up.

His cage was lined with newspaper and he was forced to use his cage to urinate and defecate. He has a deep ink mark on his chest that will not budge. It will most likely come off with time.

The first 2 nights he urinated in the bathroom where his bed was set up. By the third night, after getting the routine of potty breaks, he was fine. He is very smart and picks up on routines very quickly.

He is current on all of his shots, neutered, and seems in good health, mind and body which is a testimony to his strong spirit. The poor thing is starved for affection.

He is not micro-chipped. His vet papers will be faxed to me on Monday, according to the brother of the x-owner who found me.

He has turned over Buster to his brother via a legal document and I will also have a copy of that.

Buster is traveling with his cage, which I wanted to burn, but it might come in handy for something.

He had been eating Beneful which I promptly took him off of. His stools were soft and messy. He is now on Canidea, lamb and rice and in two days his stools are firm. He also loves it.

According to the brother, he is going to send me his extra heart worm and flea medicine, which he is current on. He does not have fleas. I checked him. I cleaned his ears as well. His eyes are bright.

He does like to hump females. This causes tension if there is a bonded couple. Buster would be great as a single companion or with one other dog. According to the bother, cats are an issue, but I am not sure if cats don’t like him, or he does not like cats. I would not risk it.

Buster loves to exercise or lay on the couch. He is a very versatile hound.

After watching Buster over the last several days, I must say that he is an Agility Hound. He leaped over Chaps while standing, (with clearance) and can maneuver the smallest crawl spaces. He would be a delight to any agility lover. He would thrive in training and bring hours of enjoyment to his human counterpart.

Do to his smallish nature, (40 pounds?) he would be a great companion for someone who likes to travel with their hound. He would also be a great hound for a couple who like to take walks and then retire to the couch for a long night of belly rubbing.

Buster is the King of belly rubs. He will enjoy this activity for hours on end. My Mom has been in charge of that department.

Buster minds very well. He also sleeps through the night.

Hopefully I will learn more later….Cat, Chaps and Emma, (Buster on his way tomorrow) Good luck Buster. We love you

Voting ends tomorrow for the Senior Hound Calendar Contest!

September 29th, 2007 - 9:09 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound and especially old hound lovers:


The great folks at Senior Houndsabound are holding their first ever Senior Hound Calendar Contest. The Seniors were picked via a deadline and it’s now down to the wire to see who gets the most votes!

The Calendars will be on sale very soon so please book mark their site and visit often. The calendar would be a great holiday gift for anyone on your list!

More Later…Cat, Chaps, Emma and Buster (who needs a forever home)

Chaps showcases another ABC auction item!

September 28th, 2007 - 4:04 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound and Travel Lovers:

ABC’s – Bucks for Bassets has so many items that is it hard to pick, but Chaps and I have come up with our suggestion. We cannot bid on it as it is too rich for our blood! So here it is:
Enjoy Seven Nights At Conde Nast Gold List Members In Banff and Lake Louise

As you will see the package allows you to pick from three different properties. I would pick: Fairmont Banff Springs (Alberta)!


This is a picture of me in front of Lake Louise,
the summer (1972 or 1973) my family traveled in Banff. We did not stay at the Fairmont! LOL! We camped in a VW Camper all over the USA, Mexico and Canada! Good times!

I hope the person who wins this wonderful package sends me pictures.

More Later….Cat, Chaps, Emma and Buster Montana

Buster’s KY Rain YouTube video!

September 27th, 2007 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound and Buster lovers: This is Buster’s YouTube video! He is such a good boy and I hope he finds a forever home soon. He really is a joy. He is healthy, neutered, sweet, and a real lover.

Here is the video I made in honor of Buster and his angel, my sister, Caryn Lee!

For information regarding Buster e-mail Chaps@bassethoundtown.com

Ft. Thomas, the BUSTERIFIC has landed!

September 26th, 2007 - 9:09 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound and everyone who meets him, Buster lovers: (Except for Chaps!)

First off, I have to thank my younger sister, Caryn for saving Buster. Without her contacting me I would have never known about sweet Buster. Also, thank you John, the brother, for finding Buster the perfect situation any basset could ever have. A wonderful place in basset hound rescue. These folks are some of the best souls I have ever met. A big thank you to Susan of Bluegrass Basset Hound Rescue for taking him in. Susan, you rock!
Now, lets get to Busterific. He is the cutest hound you can ever imagine. So well behaved, sweet, and loving. I just got home and it is too hectic to take pictures or videos. This is my first foster and I am a nervous wreck. I have him in my bathroom that has a tile floor in case of mistakes. I also have a bed that my Mom said, “I wish I could crawl in there”! I just peaked and he is firmly in his bed. Chaps has attacked Emma once. He is not happy at all.

Back to Buster. He has already jumped into my Mom, Dad, and my heart. Both my Mom and Dad went nuts over him. If you have seen any pictures of Buster his ears looked really short. Well, they are not near that short. He always hold them up in a very quizzical manner. His eyes are huge and so expressive.


I did take one picture to try and capture his natural ear length and his beautiful eyes. Tomorrow we will totally capture him on film.

He is a lover boy.

More Later…Cat, Chaps, Emma, and Buster

P.S. he has the cutest little curlie q’s on his rear end!

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