This is what I saw yesterday and laughed!

October 29th, 2008 - 10:10 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound and laughing lovers. Yesterday when I got home from running errands my Mom was feeding the hounds. This is what I saw. I had to laugh and share!

Skinny legs, short legs! Too cute

More laughs later…Cat, Chaps and Emma

Will you vote for Slinky in her slinky costume?

October 28th, 2008 - 3:03 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound and Slinky Lovers! Our friend Slinky is in the Drool Howl-o-ween Contest and her Mommy has turned her into a real hound slinky! Just take a LQQK!

Maureen, AKA, Slinky’s Mommy did such a great job! We already cast our vote. Here is another shot of the cool costume!

There are 11 hounds showing off their costumes in this contest and each one is unique and fun.


Good luck to everyone, but you know what they say?

“It’s slinky, it’s slinky, the fun of the best of the toys. It’s slinky, it’s slinky it’s fun for a girl and a boy!”

More fun for a girl and a boy later……Cat, Chaps and Emma

Basking in the glow of refrigerator light……

October 28th, 2008 - 7:07 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound and seeing the light lovers: I just had to snap this picture this morning. It is not the best quality, but this is what Chaps does every morning. He is not helping the energy crisis one bit. He likes it when I leave the door open for a few extra seconds so he can dream of treats to come.

Ah………dreams do come true as one basks in the cold glow of glory!

More basking later…Cat and Chaps. Emma is still in bed!

Basset hound found in GA off of Highway 39 – new information

October 27th, 2008 - 4:04 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound and lost basset hound lovers:

This was on the daily drool today and I am trying to find her owners.

Please Cross Post Widely,
especially in Central & North FL, GA, AL, and TN

Hunters come to this area with their dogs from those states. Please
send to any vets, hunters, Basset clubs, other rescues, shelters anyone
you can think of. She has grieved herself sick.

end of DD post………


I just got off the phone with the rescue who has her and I have some updated information. The rescue is now calling her Molly, so I will as well. I will be getting pictures in the next few days. Molly was originally adopted from the Columbus, GA Humane Society in 2003 but records do not exist that far back. She was chipped via Home Again, but the owners did not register her paper work. Columbus, GA is about 40 miles from where she was found in Omaha, GA.

She is brown and white, with a little back and weighs between 30 and 40 pounds. She is at the hospital being treated for a staph infection. She tested positive for heartworms and is currently being treated for that as well.

I will call all of the vet offices in the Columbus, GA area this week to see if we can find the owner. Maybe with this new information we can help this sad little Molly out. The woman who has her said that she just cries and cries.

I will keep updating on Molly so stay tuned.

More later…Cat, Chaps and Emma

Basset Buddies Rescue of TX show cases the seniors on YouTube!

October 27th, 2008 - 1:01 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound and Totally Tubular Hound lovers!

Basset Buddies Rescue of TX

has a fantastic website and has saved 224 basset hounds since March of 2007. That is Totally Tubular! The rescue sent me an e-mail last night with their current YouTube video that showcases their seniors who need a home. The video is soooooooo good. Here it is! I am linking you right to YouTube so you can sign up to be a subscriber to their channel if you would like. They had to open a new channel and lost all of their subscribers.

This video is so cute and a few of the elders reminded me of my Lily at the bridge.

More Totally Tubular videos later….Cat, Chaps and Emma

PN basset saves entire mobile home park – hailed as hero hound!

October 27th, 2008 - 12:12 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound and sniffing out trouble for others hound lovers!

Do you smell that? Buddy the Basset Hound did
Dog sniffs out natural gas leak and helps owner warn Middlesex neighbors.

By Joseph Cress, Sentinel reporter, October 23, 2008

Buddy the Basset Hound can expect to be spoiled this Christmas … and not just by his owner, June Pullis.

“The neighbors are all going to buy him special toys and treats,” the Middlesex Township woman says. “Buddy deserves it. He saved a lot of people.”

Pullis, 64, was sitting in her home Monday afternoon when her dog started to act strangely. Human and canine share a home in the 300 block of Pin Oak Lane in the Country Manor West mobile home park.

At first, Pullis thought Buddy needed to do his business but his show of urgency seemed a bit extreme.

“Usually, he would just nudge me with his paw to go out,” Pullis says. “He’s never acted like that Buddy knew something was wrong.”

Figuring it was the call of nature, Pullis got Buddy ready for a walk. But when she opened the door, the dog took off dragging her down the stairs by his leash.

Pullis, who was inside and has sinus problems, did not notice the natural gas smell at first. It took the nose of a natural tracking dog to sniff out trouble and warn her of danger.

“He walked me right up to the gas line,” Pullis says. “No one had noticed at first. Kids mowing the lawn had bumped the line. Gas was pouring out of the hole. I could hear it hissing.”The leaky line was located just above ground in a large adjoining lot.

Pullis went back inside to phone her close friend and neighbor Tammy Perez, who lives four doors down, and asked Perez to come right over.

Meanwhile, 7-year-old Buddy continued to bark and raise a fuss as the women talked briefly on the phone. As Perez got closer, she could smell the gas heavy in the chilly air and called 911 from the Pullis home.

“I knew it was bad,” Perez said.

Both women then fled, with Buddy in tow. They knocked on several doors to alert neighbors to the danger and evacuate residents to a safe distance. No one was hurt or overcome by fumes.

Volunteers with the New Kingstown Fire Company received the dispatch about 6:30 p.m., Deputy Fire Chief Robert Horning said. Upon arrival, he detected a strong odor of natural gas.

“We cordoned off the area, plugged the line and notified UGI,” Horning said. He added firefighters opened windows and used a fan to ventilate the house. They also tested the home next to Pullis for natural gas and confirmed there was no major threat inside the house.

Deborah Leuffen is manager of marketing and communications for UGI Utilities, Inc. She confirmed that a UGI technician, responding to the scene, detected a strong smell of gas in the air and could hear a hissing where gas was escaping a damaged pipe.

Leuffen said the damaged section of pipe was below the meter, so UGI staff shut off the flow at the meter. If the damaged pipe had been the property of the utility, UGI would have repaired or replaced it.

However, in this case, the damaged section served the mobile home downstream of the meter so the property owner is responsible, Leuffen said.

She explained that UGI owns and maintains the gas distribution system piping up to and including the gas meter. Any piping or equipment after the gas meter is the responsibility of the property owner for its repair and maintenance.

Perez said the line has since been repaired and gas restored to the home next to Pullis. There was no disruption of service to residents in other homes along the block, Perez said.

Meanwhile, Buddy is being hailed as a hero by both Pullis and Perez.

“He is an awesome basset hound,” said Perez, who is 50. “I feel as though he saved the entire mobile home park. If it wasn’t for him acting up, God only knows what would have happened.”

In celebration Wednesday night, Buddy enjoyed a whole steak compared to his usual diet of dog food, water and a doggie treat, Pullis said.

Pullis said she cooks for Buddy occasionally but has to be careful of giving him people food, because the dog has a heart condition.

Buddy is particularly fond of her chicken and beef stew.

Perez gave Buddy to Pullis about a year ago. The dog once belonged to her future daughter-in-law Trina Garcia, who had to give Buddy up when she became pregnant.


What a good Buddy! A real hero hound!


October 26th, 2008 - 5:05 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound and hope you like this lovers!

My nephew produced and directed this 52 second short horror film. It took most of the weekend to come up with the concept. Of course I was all over it like a cheap suit.
I love stuff like this.

Here is his scary short film for you. Sleep well tonight – if you can!………(Insert evil laughter!)

More Julian films later……Cat, Chaps and Evil Emma (just kidding)

We had a slumber party last night!

October 26th, 2008 - 8:08 am KY Time

Howllo fellow hound and slumber party lovers! Last night Chaps and Emma invited over their cousin Julian for a slumber party. Emma was leaping off the floor and was air born when Julian arrived! Too bad I did not capture that moment, but I am sure she will do it again in the future.

A grand time was had by all. After a trip to the Wall to Wall Mart (that’s what we call it) we had a pizza party, lego building, and movie night. The kids love it because there are always Dorito crumbs left behind by, “someone”.

We better get crackin’, we have a howlloween party to go to! I am sure I will have a few more pictures later on! I think Julian said he was going to be a sickle murderer? Where does the time go?

I remember this like it was yesterday.

Chaps and I like this costume much better!

More pictures later….Cat, Chaps and Emma

Late afternoon sunbath – Emma style!

October 25th, 2008 - 4:04 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound and late afternoon sunbather lovers! God knows Emma loves her sunbaths and this is the time of year that it does not warm up until late afternoon. Today it was about 4:00ish! Poor Emmers. Here she is testing the warmth of the air!

She deemed it perfect and is currently getting her dose of D! She is listening to the leaves rustle. That long body sure can throw off a long shadow, which seems to be the theme of the day!

More themes later…Cat, Chaps and Emma

When the shadows get as long as a basset hound’s body

October 25th, 2008 - 9:09 am KY Time

Howllo fellow hound and long shadow lovers. Don’t cha just love this time of year, when the days get shorter and the shadows get as long as a basset hound’s body?
I think it is just beautiful.

You can actually hear yourself walk! Just a moment in time. I am glad I captured it!

More moments later….Cat, Chaps and Emma

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