Chaps opens his birthday gifts!

October 19th, 2007 - 6:06 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound and Treat lovers! Well, Chaps’ birthday week is coming to an end. Yes, we celebrate birthdays for a week in our town! Mostly because we have birthday treats!IMG_2112.JPG
First he got these peanut butter cookies from his son, Colby Chaps. Colby Chaps’ Mom sent them in the cutest bone shaped tin. They are so thick and chewy! Emma is allergic, but I gave her a taste as well.

Picture of Colby Chaps with his birthday present that his Daddy sent him. Can you believe how much they look alike.


Then he got this package from his girl friend Scully. He was so excited because he really lubs her. She lives in Canada. Her Mommy ordered these treats from Mr. Wiggins Woofin’ Treats. Very yummy indeed!



This is Scully, she also sent Lily bucks!

Not only did Chaps get these fantastic treats but he also got some Lily Bucks! 47 dollars! Wow!

Click here to see the entire tally!

We are totally excited.

Thank you to everyone who sent us well wishes. We had such a great time getting e-cards, e-mails, and e-verything!

More Later…Cat, Chaps and Emma

My nephew, Julian goes to a dog show!

October 19th, 2007 - 4:04 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound and Dog Show lovers! I had to share these pictures with you. My nephew and his Mommy (my sister) went to a dog show and took these pictures for me. summer_time_285.jpg


Is my nephew, Julian, just the cutest? Of course he had to find the basset hounds! Good Boy! More Later…Cat, Chaps and Emma


Ellen? I am watching her right now! UPDATE

October 18th, 2007 - 10:10 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound and PetFinder – Mom and Mutts Lovers:

Let’s see what happens!

Ellen did massive damage to rescue groups. She said that it is all about the “dog”.
I think that see missed the mark on that comment.

She never even mentioned shutting down Petfinder. That was all her fault.

OK, the topic is over and she STILL did not do the right thing.

I am all over the Internet on many rescue boards, about 15, and the comments are 95 percent in favor of the Rescue.

I seem to recall, that when Ellen first started her show she adopted a puppy that did not get along with her cat. She gave that dog away as well. I am going to see if I can confirm that. I am almost positive. If so, Ellen is not talking or crying about that.


More Later…Cat, Chaps and Emma

UPDATE: Can you believe this?

Keith Fink, a lawyer for Mutts & Moms, tells Page Six’s Marianne Garvey it’s all an act. Behind the scenes, DeGeneres’ publicist was calling the small agency and threatening it, says Fink, who played a vicious voice-mail message for us:

“This is Kelly Bush. We are filing a legal case against you. We are going to be contacting the media. This is not going to be good for your store or your organization. You did not do the right thing. You need to call back. There is no reason for you to take this dog. Please call back before this gets further out of hand.”

“Ellen’s lying,” said Fink. “She is using her power and her access to the media to destroy this agency in the media. This is a woman who has signed many seven-figure contracts. She knows what she signed.”

I wonder why Ellen is doing this?

More Later, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Chaps, the birthday boy!

October 17th, 2007 - 9:09 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound and Birthday boy lovers: I just received this totally cute card from our friend Melynda.


It says at the bottom: Chaps Rudert – The Lord Mayor of Bassethoundtown, in his coronation robe. Make sure you click on the picture to see the pawsome detail!

Melynda I love it. I will always cherish it.

You are so clever and fun!

Love and More Later… Cat, Chaps (birthday boy) and Emma

Breast Cancer in Dogs

October 17th, 2007 - 4:04 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound and girl Hound lovers: Since this is October, and it is breast cancer awearness month, Emma is providing some education on Mammary Cancer in dogs. I hope you find this article informative and educational.

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Pretty in Pink, Emma!

We also support all of our town members who are walking for the cure. Thank you. More Later…Cat, Chaps and Emma

Birthday song for Chaps

October 17th, 2007 - 9:09 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound and Birthday lovers: Check out as the kids sing to Chaps! It is toooooooooo cute

I love my birthday boy!

Today is the Mayor’s Birthday!

October 17th, 2007 - 8:08 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound and Mayor Lovers:

Today is the Mayor’s birthday! Can you believe it? He is 7 years old today! This is just so much fun. Treats, Treats, and more Treats! Yesterday he got 14 dollars in the mail! 7 from his Grandma and 7 from his Grandpa for The Lily buck fund! He is so proud and so is his Mommy.


I have to go give him mega kisses right now. More later…Cat, Chaps and Emma

Devon’s Dream Update

October 16th, 2007 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound and Devon’s Dream Lovers:

10/16/07 – 7:42 EST

Devon L. Smith, of Devon’s Dream, is no longer affiliated with her
beloved-ed Dream Project of a Sr. Center – Sanctuary for BaRNI at Daphneyland. Devon has resigned from the BaRNI board. Her vision has taken a new direction and she will be starting her own 501(c)3 and eventual Foundation for the aide of Sr. Basset Hounds in the USA.

The Dream of a Sr. Center at BaRNI has been on BaRNI’s wish list since the formation of the BaRNI Rescue on December 21, 2005. Their Dream became a reality when Devon was selected by BaRNI to front the project as their spokesperson. She worked tirelessly towards BaRNI’s Dream and was instrumental for the near 20,000 raised to date.

Thank you Devon for all of your hard work. We will be updating with all of your future endevors. Please stay posted folks! Devon and I will be working together on many projects!

More LaterCat, Chaps and Emma Launches Groundbreaking Website!

October 16th, 2007 - 6:06 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound and rescue lovers: This just in from fellow rescuer, Melanie Browning. Thank you so much, Melanie for sending this to me. I am honored to feature this website in bassethoundtown.

Companion Animal Network’s historic pilot program run in February of 2007 gave birth to the launch of two weeks ago. The ground-breaking website, which is an adoption portal exclusively for animal control agencies which euthanize animals and provides the number of days each dog has to live before being killed, has caught the media’s attention with a flurry of television, radio, press and internet reports.


In the coming weeks many more media outlets will report on this historic breakthrough for animals. is the brainchild of Alex Aliksanyan, the brother of Companion Animal Network (“CAN”) Executive Director Garo Alexanian. In February of 2007, thanks to funding provided by Maria Barnett, a long time animal rescuer and operator of the short-lived Noah’s Ark Project Animal Shelter in Queens, CAN created a website for New York City Animal Care & Control’s dogs as being in imminent danger of euthanasia, advertising the site on,, among others. In a 20 day period 40 animals were adopted, with the quality of adoptors being unusually high for an animal control agency, as almost all adoptors either already had one pet and adopted a second or were motivated because they did not know that dogs were being euthanized in their community.

Upon hearing of this success Alex Aliksanyan, who had previously founded an internet based firm which was reported by MSNBC and Inc Magazine as being one of the 500 top growing companies in the country, jumped on the concept and created Within the first week two dozen animal control agencies subscribed. By the second week New York City Animal Care and Control, again asserting its position of being the nation’s leader in innovative efforts to try to reach low-kill rates, became the first major city to join the website and began to list their dogs for adoption.

By the end of the second week 120 animal control shelters from around the country had joined the website. has dedicated a substantial budget to begin major advertising campaigns to publicize the website to educate the public that wonderful dogs are being put to sleep in their community for no reason other than a lack of homes.


Please pass this information along.

More Later…Cat, Chaps and Emma

Buster gets a forever home! Yipeeeeeeeeeeeee

October 14th, 2007 - 11:11 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound and Buster lovers: Susan of Bluegrass Basset Hound Rescue has found Buster a forever home!


I am so excited for him. He now has a Mom, Dad, an 11 year old girl and a basset brother named Howler. He is living in a turn of the century Victorian that I hear is fabulous. I really hope the family contacts me so I can keep up with our boy Buster. He really hit the jackpot thanks to Susan who always has room for one more.

Susan said, “When people ask me how I can stand the chaos of so many dogs here, how I have time for all of this in my life, how I can do this day after day for years, I have to say, it is because I can make a difference for the Busters out there.”

Amen my sister! We love you for it!

Also, folks reading this blog. Don’t forget that Bluegrass Basset Hound Resuce is having a picnic on October 27, 2007. Picnic Information Here!

I love a happy ending!

More Later…Cat, Chaps and Emma.

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