BLOAT (Gastric Torsion) – Links and research provided

April 30th, 2008 - 6:06 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hounds and keeping current about issue lovers: Devon has updated about BLOAT. I agree with her that this has to be a forefront issue for the members of our town.

I have added a new page to my Navigation area based upon Devon’s suggestion and internet research. This area is just to the right of what you are reading right now. It is called,
BLOAT (Gastric Torsion) – Links and research provided.

This is so huge to our community as our beloved breed is pre-disposed to this malady. Please take time to read up on it. Devon and I will be adding other links for your education.


Thank you Devon for making sure I added this to my website. All hound owners can benefit from this.

More news later….Cat, Chaps and Emma

As promised – Gold Rush Totals in for Sharyn of PA!

April 29th, 2008 - 5:05 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound and Gold Lovers: We are finally ready to report information from the mines of PA. Sharyn sent a bassetabulous mining pan and we were so excited to get it. Contained within the pan were several items. A 10K gold ring with a few one point diamonds worth 56.50.


How wonderful! A few of the stones were loose so it was not an item to go into the HOP boutique. We are thrilled with the amount raised from this pretty little ring!

Sharyn also sent several beautiful sterling chains. My jeweler and I both agreed I should keep them and use them to raise more money for the HOP. I have my thinking cap on.


They are all delightful, and only one was broken! I have some good ideas for these beauties. Rest assured they are all going towards the HOP!

For this blog posting I am saving the best for last! Hehehehe!

It is an item that I am listing in the HOP BOUTIQUE! This is not to be missed folks.

It is an 18K gold bracelet. Here is the link to the boutique listing.

Italian Milor – 18K double S link bracelet

It is just stunning and not to be missed. Sharyn, we cannot thank you enough for this bassetabulous item.

Friends, you must click and see it. I am so happy that someone will have an 18K gold HOP support bracelet. Just stunning.

Here is the link to our Firstgiving Page for the House of Puddles!

More Gold Later…Cat, Chaps and Emma

Gold Rush package just in from Sharyn in PA!

April 28th, 2008 - 3:03 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound and Gold Rush Lovers: We have another package in from Sharyn in PA. Sharyn, if you want to send me your e-mail I can keep you up to date prior to it going on the site. I would love to make it to the jeweler tomorrow. If I do, it will all be on the blog tomorrow night (Tuesday) Wow! I love that ring. Thank you so much!

Much, Much More Later….Cat, Chaps and Emma

Cha”riots” of Fire Hound! haha

April 28th, 2008 - 2:02 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound and slo-mo lovers! This is just tooooooo funny! Make sure you watch the entire video. The rear end shots are great!

More riots later…Cat, Chaps and Emma

Victory! Kentucky takes a stand to protect pets!

April 28th, 2008 - 1:01 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound and Victory Lovers: Breaking news just in from the Humane Society of the United States.

The Humane Society of the United States
April 28, 2008

Dear Cathy,

I wanted to share with you great news for animals in Kentucky.
S.B. 58, “Romeo’s Law,” passed by the Legislature mere moments
before it adjourned for the year on April 15. And with Governor
Steve Beshear’s signature, Romeo’s Law has now become a reality.

Lawmakers named S.B. 58 “Romeo’s Law,” in honor of an
8-month-old yellow Labrador retriever who was beaten in Pulaski
County. Neighbors taped the tragedy, resulting in the arrest of
Ronald Shawn Turner. He was later found guilty of animal cruelty
and a judge sentenced him to pay a fine and serve time in
prison. With the new law, it will be a felony to torture a dog
or cat resulting in serious physical injury or death.

Public support for the bill was overwhelming, according to
Pamela Rogers, Kentucky State Director for The HSUS. “The
legislative message lines were overflowing with calls from HSUS
members and other animal protection groups and citizens from all
over the state,” she said. “They wanted legislators to know that
Kentuckians really care about the humane treatment of animals.”

Thank you for all you do for animals.


Mike Markarian
Executive Vice President
The Humane Society of the United States

P.S. You can help secure even more victories for animals by
telling your friends and family to join our online community.
The more people we can reach on animal protection issues, the
better our chances for future successes.

Copyright (c) 2008 The Humane Society of the United States
All Rights Reserved. | The Humane Society of the United States
2100 L Street, NW | Washington, DC 20037 | 202-452-1100 |

More Good News Later…..Cat, Chaps and Emma

Chaps wows the crowd as Parade Grand Marshall!

April 28th, 2008 - 11:11 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound and Parade Lovers: This weekend Chaps was the Grand Marshall of the SAAP parade. He took his job very seriously and lead the way in hope of helping some of our local homeless pets. Here he is with his grandma waiting for the parade to start.


I would say they had a great turn out and many rescue groups were present. Any time they can raise awareness is great. We donated some Lily Books and everyone seemed to really like them.


I was one of the judges for the costume contest and this hound dog won as officer and a wiener dog!


A great time was had by all and my only regret is that I did not get Chaps over to the animal communicator. I am kicking myself for that one. I am going to find her and get a private session. She said he had a lot to tell me. Damn!

More Later…Cat, Chaps and Emma

P.S. I have to add this. At one point, Chaps had a line formed of people waiting to pet him. He drew a major crowd. I heard so many basset hound stories! It was totally pawsome!

OMG! I just came in from brushing Chaps

April 27th, 2008 - 11:11 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound and blowing the winter coat lovers! Chaps is blowing his winter coat and it is a mess. After all of my hard work I thought I would take a YouTube break and what do I watch? Someone else furminating their basset Frank!

Too Funny! How much do we love Frank?

More hair later…Cat, Chaps and Emma

Have fun in Ocean City everyone!

April 26th, 2008 - 7:07 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound and Ocean City Lovers: I heard from Marilyn at House of Puddles that the weather was spectacular yesterday and Ocean City NJ and today is reported as a carbon copy. Here is a the link to the weather so you can keep checking yourself.


Marilyn has Gus and Laverne with her in Ocean City. A very good looking couple indeed! Melynda is in attendance with her girls, Lilly and Becky.



Lucien will be sorely missed. He was a board walk favorite last year. Lucien left us for the bridge just a short time ago.

Have fun everyone and waddle for those Tri-State homeless hounds that need all of our support. These are tough economic times and more and more homeless hounds are showing up at shelters, dumped by the side of the road, and left in foreclosed homes. We can help and have fun! This is the 10th year for this waddle and it just get’s better and better if that is possible.

Great Job Tri-State Basset Hound Rescue. You make a huge difference!

More Later…Cat, Chaps and Emma

P.S. Want to see a bunch of pictures from last year’s board waddle? Here is a link to the photo album in my gallery section:

Send the Mayor Pictures from the Boardwalk!

April 25th, 2008 - 8:08 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound and Boardwalk lovers! Take a picture with your camera phone and e-mail it to me from the waddle. I will try my best to get it right up. Keep in mind the Mayor is leading a parade tomorrow, so I will be gone for a bit.


(this picture is huge. If you can load it, it is worth it)

We are looking forward to any updates we can get. I am so bummed that I am not attending. I hope to make it next year. Ocean City or bust! Have fun and drive safe!

More later…Cat, Chaps and Emma

Blair Witch Hound! Ohhhh No!

April 24th, 2008 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound and don’t look at this video lovers! Make sure you do not look at this video if you are easily scared. Ben and his hounds are on a Blair witch project.

More horror later……..Cat, Chaps and Emma

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