It’s a non-stop whirl wind!

May 25th, 2008 - 6:06 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound and nephew lovers: We are having a whirl wind holiday weekend. I have my nephew over while his parents visit friends in Palm Springs. We are having such a good time.

Julian has been the best thing ever for our Emma. She is jumping, singing, and just generally loving life while her best bud is here. Julian adores the hounds.

We have been going non-stop!

Pizza party, Playing with Enzo his pug, making videos for YouTube, Game works, Indiana Jones, Longhorn Steak House, walking the hounds, 2 on demand movies, Grater’s Ice Cream, squirt gun fights…….and that was just yesterday!

Today is Wright Patterson Air-force Base Museum!

More fun Later, (and maybe a nap)….Cat, Chaps and Emma

Welcome new blog readers!

May 22nd, 2008 - 7:07 am KY Time

Howllo fellow hound and blog reading lovers: Wow, I just checked my stats and the number of readers has increased in the last week or so. Yesterday, bassethoundtown had close to 2000 visitors many of who were on the blog. I have no idea who you are, I just get the numbers. We are really jazzed!


Of course Chaps and Emmers know they are famousl! Hey Emma, wake up! You have fans to meet and greet! Slurp

More blogging later….Cat, Chaps and sleeping beauty!

Do you subscribe to the HOP newsletter?

May 21st, 2008 - 8:08 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound and HOP newsletter lovers: OMG, if you do not subscribe to the House of Puddles news letter you are missing out on huge fun. Marilyn, does a fantastic job and you can see pictures of the HoPpers. You can also learn who the new HopPers are and other fun facts. Here is a link to her current newsletter that I just received moments ago. You can subscribe via this link as well.


Laughing Out Loud @ House Of Puddles
News, Events, or JBL (Just Basset Laughs)


More laughing later….Cat, Chaps and Emma

Lynda Seal has golden time for the HoPpers!

May 20th, 2008 - 4:04 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound and gold watch lovers! Our friend Lynda Seal of AZBR sent in a package of gold and 2 golden watches for the House of Puddles Gold Rush. Her gold package was valued at 50.00 and is currently reflected on the firstgiving page.

Well, I just got to the watch shop today to obtain the value of the watches.


The larger one that is on the far left was worth 24.00 and that was for the casing only. The band was not gold. The two in the middle were not gold. The smaller one that is on the right of the watch grouping dated back to the late 1800s was only worth 2.00 for it’s parts, but every cent counts folks.

You guys would not have believed this watch shop and jewelery store. It is a few towns over but it is like stepping back in time. It was so cool. They are called Cleves and Lonneman. I cannot wait to go back. They also take sterling silver flatware so send any old pieces of flatware that you have and I will march it down to them for doe! I love this place and the folks are so nice.

As an aside, you would not believe the people waiting in line to cash in gold and silver. It was kind of odd. I have never seen anything like this in my life.

Lynda, thank you so much. Your donations have totaled close to 80.00 for the HOP. You ROCK!

Want to look at our Firstgiving page? Of course you do!


More later…Cat, Chaps and Emma


May 19th, 2008 - 10:10 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound and basset art work lovers: The artist, Pat Kennedy, who created my favorite piece of art in the world just sent me some more pictures of the piece in progress! Yesterday I did a blog on this masterpiece. Go a few posting down and read my first posting.


I e-mailed him yesterday and told him how much I love his work and also that I knew my readers would enjoy seeing more of this work in progress.

hence, OMG, OMG, OMG!


Look! you can see a picture of a hound on the table! I think this is Susie!


Look! Here is the artist, Pat Kennedy. This picture really shows the size of the piece. If I lived near him, I would have been peeking in the window watching him work on this. I just cannot get enough!


Look how cute this picture is! I think this is Susie!


Two girls and one boy in the middle. That is one lucky boy, his name is Deeter! Look how much Molly loves him! Slurp!


I could kiss this face. Pat is so detailed and really captured the, “look”!
I think this is Susie again!


Another shot of the masterpiece! Again, you can see the picture of a basset he was looking at while creating the piece. Just lovely!



And the finished product! To read all about it, go down a few blog postings. Thank you so much Pat for sending these pictures. The threesome is located in Loveland, CO. What a great city name for this masterpiece!

More later…Cat, Chaps and Emma

No MI waddle vids yet, but I found this guy!

May 18th, 2008 - 9:09 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound and wanting to see MI vid lovers! I was thinking there would have been a few by now, but to no avail. However, I found this lonely guy walking on a beautiful path!

MI! Sup with no vids?


Hopefully more later…….Cat, Chaps and Emma

P.S. OK, I found one, but it was really short.

Chaos ensues! I wish it was longer!

Maybe more later….????

Guess what Chaps’ did this morning?

May 18th, 2008 - 7:07 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound and clever hound lovers: I was watching Chaps and Emma this morning out back just wandering around. Today the weather was impeccable and the kids were really enjoying themselves.

This is a picture of my back area, but not taken today. It is just so you can see it.


Anyway, Chaps was no where near Emma when I finished making their breakfast. She was pointed in the opposite direction of the steps leading up to me. So, when I announced breakfast, Chaps could have run in a straight line up the stairs, but instead he ran to Emma, bumped gently into her, danced a few steps so she could hear his nails, and then walked slowly in front of her, leading her up the stairs. Well, let me just say, how proud I am of our boy.

Chaps knows that eating is the most important thing in Emma’s life and it has become even more important since she went blind.

What a clever boy!

More clever boy news later…Cat, Chaps and Emma

Now I can’t sleep at night!

May 18th, 2008 - 8:08 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound and I want this so bad I can’t sleep lovers!

I just saw this on another basset hound site I was on and had to share it with my readers.


Can you believe it? Here is the link to the story about the artist and this bassetabulous piece.

This is the most beautiful piece of art I have ever seen in my life. The artist is

Pat Kennedy!

I am going to e-mail him and see if he can provide us with more details about this piece and maybe send us some more pictures of this work in progress.

More later while sleepless in KY, Love – Cat, Chaps and Emma

P.S. Maybe I can sell my Basset Hauling Vehicle? I can’t afford the gas anyway. Better not, how could I get to my vets? Yes, vets! hehehe

Great American Waddle this weekend in MI

May 17th, 2008 - 11:11 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound and Great American Waddle Lovers:

You guys are going to have so much fun today and tomorrow. I cannot wait to hear all about it. I was searching YouTube to see if any past waddles were filmed and I was surprised not to find any. Strange indeed. I hope someone uploads something this year. I did find a nice interview video about

Also, there is an important update on their website about the picnic today. 5-17-08 –

Holiday Inn website for directions to the hotel.

Memories – 1 of 2

May 16th, 2008 - 7:07 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound and memory lovers. This blog posting and the next one are some memories of when Emma could see. I am getting over the shingles and deleting some pictures from IPhoto. None that are important, of course. However, I am running across a few you may like. This is one and the next blog posting is another. I am not going to make this into a memory lane type of thing. Just 2 pictures that you might like of Emma when she could see.

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It has been a solid week of shingles and let me tell you they are fierce and nasty! Please, educate yourself regarding this malady. According to what I have researched I am a bit young, but I was totally stressed out over Emma and stress is a reason they can present themselves.

Interestingly, a blurp was in USA TODAY about the dreaded shingles.
Folks, this can put you down for a month. Mine presented as a small blister under my left eyebrow. The only way I knew that it was shingles was because my Mom had shingles and it presented in the exact same place.

She did not catch hers and the virus and pox spread down her entire face and she was in horrible pain for a month. So, learn and know your body. I caught mine in the time frame it takes to make a difference. 72 hours. I still had trouble. But not near what I could have.

More Later…Cat, Chaps and Emma

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