UPDATE! good news! Time running out for Sr. bonded boys in KY!

November 30th, 2007 - 2:02 pm KY Time


Sr. Bonded Boys get new lease on life! Marilyn at the HOP has opened her heart and her doors to the boys. I will be picking them up first thing in the morning. I will be waiting in the parking lot prior to anyone getting to work. I will transport the boys to my vet for boarding and very good care. They will not be there long because we will all work on a transport to get the boys to their new wonderful home. So, stay posted and see if you can pick up a leg for us. These guys need to start their new life and Marilyn needs her holiday hounds!

I am just so thrilled beyond belief.

I wonder what she will name them?

More Later…Cat, Chaps and Emma

Hellow Fellow Hound and Sr. Bonded Boy Basset Hound Lovers:

Today I received a phone call from the Campbell County Animal Shelter about two bonded, senior, basset boys, they are the first two on the list (overweight and not neutered), that were picked up from an abuse situation. I am still trying to find out what that is all about, but the volunteer at the shelter said they were good friendly boys. One is 10 and the other is 12. The shelter director wants to euthanize them tomorrow unless we can find them a place.

I cannot take them in. Both Chaps and Emma were sick after my last foster and Chaps attacks male dogs. Plus, I am out of town right now.

I can have them moved to my vet’s kennel, but I just cannot afford it. I have contacted Bluegrass and Ohio. Eva is full and cannot take any more dogs. Susan of Bluegrass is networking this as well.

My vet would charge 70.00 the first day for both. That would include isolation fees, food and fecal examinations. The charge every day there after would be 47.00 for both. However, if they have fleas or need anything else the cost goes up! I have no money. So any suggestions?

Well, I better get on the horn and see what else I can come up with. Please pass this to any rescues you think can help.

The Shelters phone number is 1-859-635-2819. Another contact is Kathy at 1-859-341-0359

More Later…Cat, Chaps and Emma

Do you want to add your holiday card to the town album?

November 30th, 2007 - 9:09 am KY Time


Howllo fellow hound and holiday lovers:

Do you want to add your Holiday card to our 2007 Holiday album? If you e-mail your card make sure you tell me who is who. Also I delete all last names off of the card, so don’t worry about that. cat@bassethoundtown.com

I have a feeling this is going to get pretty large! Check back often and enjoy!

More later…Cat, Chaps and Emma

Elvis Smith – departs for the rainbow bridge

November 26th, 2007 - 7:07 pm KY Time

ELVIS SMITH 6-19-91 – 11-24-07

Howllo Fellow Hound and Sr. Hound Lovers: This Thanksgiving most of us celebrated good food and family fun.

Devon and Todd Smith had planned on doing the same, but instead they suffered the loss of their dear, dear Sr. Hound Elvis. Devon and Todd had family by their side when Elvis suffered a stoke.


Elvis was Devon’s first basset and she had him since he was a pup. Elvis became famous via this picture. That is Elvis on the left, the distinguished black coated gentleman. The word gentleman fits him to a tee, he actually defined the word. Devon states, “He was the most stubborn dog I ever knew, but also the biggest lover.”


Elvis suffered a stroke on Thanksgiving Day and Devon and Todd were by his side every paw step of the way. His rainbow bridge trip on 11-24-07 was guided by his surrounding humans and canines that loved him.



Elvis is survived by his Mom and Dad, CoCo, Cha Cha, and Beauty Smith.

CoCo and Cha Cha

Devon with Beauty

Rest in PEACE sweet boy.


You were a true champion of Sr. Hounds just like your Mom and Dad, Devon and Todd.

You will never be forgotten as long as I live.

Your memory will live on and on in the Sr. Fund Raising Project that your Mommy is working on.

What a great way to remember a special hound. We love you Elvis

You are a Champion!

More Later about this sweet boy, Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

House of Puddles video raffle on line NOW!

November 24th, 2007 - 10:10 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound and HOP Lovers: Wow! This is absolutely bassetabulous! The Raffle is over and the videos of the elders are on line right now picking the winning tickets! The videos are just so much fun and if you have tickets you have to go watch. If you don’t have tickets make sure you check the HOP site for the next raffle or keep checking my site. The HOP rocks and I keep all of my readers updated!
For sure!

Marilyn you do such a great job and we love you! I really wanted that hand held Dyson, but I can live without it. Who ever won it, contact me and I will tell you how jealous I am! Slurp

More Later…Cat, Chaps and Emma

Here is the link.


Holy moley, we netted $3,892 after PayPal fees!” Says Marilyn!

The old hounds are eating good tonight! Basset hound people are the most generous people in the world. Words cannot express our thanks for the love of the hounds you have all shown the last few weeks.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!”
Marilyn of the HOP


Marilyn, you deserve every penny and more! I for one cannot wait for the next raffle. Your videos are worth every penny. The elders constantly amaze me at how they dive right into the bags of tickets and treats. We love you Marilyn. We love you HOP!

More Later…Cat, Chaps and Emma

Is Bassethoundtown.com on your Howliday card list?

November 24th, 2007 - 10:10 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound and card lovers: Are we on your list? I hope so because we are going to start our 2007 Howliday card Album in our gallery section soon. Very soon! You can e-mail your card to bassethoundtown@fuse.net
or cat@bassethoundtown.com either will work!

Or snail mail to Bassethoundtown.com, P.O. Box 137, Ft. Thomas, KY 41075. If you snail mail will you send us a dollar? Just one dollar. I will add it to Lily’s Basset Bucks. I think we are about 750.00 dollars. Here is the Tally

Make sure to add the names of your hounds!

A 2006 Howliday favorite from the Pritchard Family!

More Later….Cat, Chaps and Emma

Human Statue of Liberty

November 22nd, 2007 - 12:12 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound and Liberty Lovers: I just saw this on Snopes and had to share! It is really cool!


Click the pic to see the truly awesome detail!


I check out this site pretty often to see what’s up. For example, how many of you got this e-mail?

???????????????????????????????????? Guess what? It’s a Hoax: Read here

E-mail reads…………

What a nice thing to do.

When you are making out your Christmas card list this year, please include the following:
A Recovering American soldier
c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue,NW
Washington,D.C. 20307-5001

If you approve of the idea, please pass it on to your e-mail list. (Which I did) Hope you do also. These guys need all of the good cheers and will that we can give them

——End of e-mail


More Later…Cat, Chaps and Emma

Sick of your family yet? Just kidding ;)

November 22nd, 2007 - 12:12 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound and Dog Show lovers: OK, the day has just started, but many of us are already looking for something to do! What is better than gathering around the tube and watching


It is on 12:00 noon, so in one hour the show starts KY time. They must re-broadcast it for the different time zones because it is the most widely viewed dog show in America.

So, grab your favorite hounds and sink into the couch for 2 hours of family fun.


Chaps in his hey day!

More Later…Cat, Chaps and Emma

Ever wonder why they call it, Black Friday?

November 22nd, 2007 - 11:11 am KY Time

Howllo fellow hound and shopping lovers. Well tomorrow is the biggest shopping day of the year and it is referred to as BLACK FRIDAY. My Mom asked me this morning why it is called that. I said, “I don’t know. Lets ask Ms. Google”. We love asking Ms. Google questions and she has never let us down. The information super highway! Got to love it!



Shop ’til ya flat basset! Slurp

More Later….Cat, Chaps and Emma

Beetles and Bassets Anyone?

November 21st, 2007 - 11:11 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound and Beetles lovers!

Enjoy the show! More later…Cat, Chaps and Emma

Basset Hound as ring bearer! PAWSOME!

November 21st, 2007 - 9:09 pm KY Time

Howllo fellow hound and ring bearer lovers: Marilyn, this wedding took place near the HOP! This hound stole the show! Well, the bride was really pretty as well. Congrats to the happy couple. These are people I could really be friends with!

Have a wonderful honeymoon!

More Later…Cat, Chaps and Emma

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