About Santa

December 24th, 2007 - 4:04 pm KY Time

This just in from the North Pole

Santa maintains a huge list of children who have been good throughout the year. The list even includes addresses, ZIP codes and postal codes. The list, of course, gets bigger each year by virtue of the world’s increasing population. This year’s population right now is 6,634,570,959 humans. He has lost count of the dogs. Santa himself has 45 dogs 15 of them are basset hounds. Mrs. Claus has a soft spot for those long ears!


Santa has had to adapt over the years to having less and less time to deliver his toys. If one were to assume he works in the realm of standard time, as we know it, clearly he would have perhaps two to three ten-thousandths of a second to deliver his toys to each child’s home he visits!

The fact that Santa Claus is more than 15 centuries old and does not appear to age is our biggest clue that he does not work within time, as we know it. His Christmas Eve trip may seem to take around 24 hours, but to Santa it could be that it lasts days, weeks or months in standard time. Santa would not want to rush the important job of bringing Christmas happiness to a child, so the only logical conclusion is that Santa somehow functions on a different time and space continuum.

More Later…Cat, Chaps and Emma

Santa entering the British Indian Ocean Territory

December 24th, 2007 - 12:12 pm KY Time

Hey! Look Santa just left Iles Crozet, French Southern and Antarctic Lands! He just e-mailed Chaps and he is only 2 seconds behind on his journey. He hope to make up time over the Ocean Territory.


Chaps will be joining him soon. My goodness he is already over the Maldives!

Stay tuned!

I never did care for invisible fences.

December 24th, 2007 - 11:11 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound and stories that have good endings lovers:

I hate invisible fences. They leave too much to chance and this one left a basset in the frozen Shawnee Lake. (Max is OK) Click here for the story.

Max, the “wander” hound!

Bassets like to wander and sometimes a little pain is worth it. Take my advise. If you have a basset you should get a real fence.

More later…Cat, Chaps and Emma

E-mail from Norad

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

This might help others that are having trouble with tracking Santa on Google Earth. I know it helped us!

E-mail for Norad:

Hi Cathy,

Thank you for your email. Below are some instructions on using Google Earth. You can also track Santa on the 2D map on the website at www.noradsanta.org. You can click on the map for a more interactive experience including seeing videos from our Santa Cams and clicking “learn more” to learn more the locations that Santa visits. You are also welcome to call us toll-free at 1 (877) Hi NORAD or 1 (877) 446-6723. Happy Holidays!

Installing Santa Tracker file.
1.) Click the download Santa Tracker link at www.noradsanta.org. A file download box will appear. Click ‘Open’ in Internet Explorer or ‘Open with Google Earth” and click “Ok’ in Firefox.
2.) The file will open in Google Earth. You should see Santa and his reindeer. Santa will pull you to the next location.
3.) Clicking on the present box gives you the option to learn more about that location on Google.com.

Installing Google Earth.
If you are having trouble installing Google Earth, please visit the help center at http://earth.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=45607&topic=1135 .

1.) Verify that the checkbox is checked next to Santa 2007 in the left hand panel of Google Earth under Places. If this file doesn’t appear, go back to www.noradsanta.org and download the Santa Tracker file.
2.) Verify that the only layer checked is Terrain. All others should be unchecked. Make sure the Weather layer is unchecked.
3.) Still not working? Go to Help, then About Google Earth. Make sure the version starts with Google Earth 4.2. If the version does not start with 4.2 please download Google Earth from www.noradsanta.org.
4.) Still not working? Download the Santa Tracker file to your desktop. Then open it with Google Earth. As a last resort, try restarting your computer.

Happy Holidays!

We are tracking Santa via Google Earth

December 24th, 2007 - 9:09 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound and Google Earth Lovers: Norad just e-mailed Chaps and walked us through the process to view Santa in 2D. They are not 3D functional right now. Here is our first image of Santa over China!


This is really cool. You can do it too! Go to the Norad link just below and there will be a link to Google Earth, track Santa.

More later…Cat, Chaps and Emma

Norad helps Chaps track Santa LIVE

December 24th, 2007 - 9:09 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound and Norad Lovers: (North American Aerospace Defense Command)

Chaps’ teams with Norad every year to help track Santa: Here is the link: NORAD

Santa is also on YouTube this year. He is so totally pawsome! Don’t blink or you will miss Chaps in the sled! Tehehehehehehe!

We just subscribed to his channel. We hear the Queen of England also just signed up for YouTube!

Guess What? Chaps just got an e-mail from Norad. We are trying to download Google earth to get a better view of Santa. We will keep you posted.

We will be back after we read the e-mail.

Ho, Ho, Ho, Later…Cat, Chaps and Emma

This is my favorite Christmas card of all time!

December 24th, 2007 - 8:08 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound and Holiday card lovers. Every year I design a card for the Howliday, and in 2002 I out did myself. It took FOREVER and a day. My goodness, it was an endeavor.


I had a blast! Make sure you click on the picture for all of the pawsome details.

Also, as many of you know I have a 2007 Holiday Card album in the gallery section. Here is the link:

2007 Holiday Card Album

We received 74 cards as of today!

I will be posting all day long so please make my blog part of your Christmas Eve. Chaps is keeping in touch with Santa so we are your go to blog for all of his travel details!

More Later…Cat, Chaps and Emma

Please help Rudolph and Marilyn at the House of Puddles

December 22nd, 2007 - 1:01 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound and Rudolph Lovers, (I am a huge fan), anyway please read the LOLHOP news letter with a plea from Marilyn. Rudolph is upsetting the other Hoppers and we need to find him a smaller family.

Current issue of the HOP newsletter


Like Marilyn said, he is a beautiful boy with lots of love to give his own special human.

Do you know of anyone that fits the requirements?

Marilyn’s e-mail is in the newsletter.

More Later….Cat, Chaps and Emma

Back by popular demand!

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

Howllo Fellow Hound and Christmas Classic Video Lovers: This classic Chaps and Emma YouTube video is back by popular demand! OK, their grandma wanted to see it again! Hopefully it will become a holiday favorite!

We hope you are having a wonder Saturday and check back often for more holiday Cheer! Slurp

More Later…Cat, Chaps and Emma

LOL, look what Devon did for us!

December 22nd, 2007 - 1:01 am KY Time

Howllo fellow hound and Devon lovers! Look what Devon did for us. It takes a bit long to load, but be patient. Go get some egg nog and enjoy! If it stalls, just back out and re-click! It really is worth it! Teheheheheheh

Get your dance on

from left to right: Lily, Emma, Me, and Chaps!

More dancing later…Cat, Chaps and Emma

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