BUMMER…….the pound was closed:(

December 26th, 2008 - 5:05 pm KY Time

Howllo fellow Hound and Homer lovers! OMG – I tried so hard to spring our guy today. However, the pound was closed. Here is the sign that was on the door.

I was not amused!!!!!!!! Anyway, my Mom and I decided to stick around for a couple of hours and see if anyone showed up to tend to the motley crew. Nope. Nada. No one. It was really weird and eerie outside! You could hear the the howling as I shot this photo.

The fog was thick as we pulled away, but before we did, I went around to the back and screamed, “Homer – I will be back on Monday, Homer, I love you.”

I thought that maybe he might recognize his name and that might make him feel better. If nothing else, it made me feel better.

T-minus 2.5 days and counting.

Keep that drool a flowin’ for our elder gentleman.

More loving Homer later……Cat, Grandma, Chaps and Emma

P.S. see that note to the left of the door as you are looking at the picture? That is the note I wrote to the workers who open up on Monday. I put it in a zip lock bag and taped it up. It states that I will be coming for our Homer Monday. I also put a treat in the bag.

Did someone say Odyssey? LOL


  1. Robin
    December 26th, 2008 | 6:12 pm

    Man..that sucks!!! I wonder why they are closed and unavailable when adoptions could possibly happen??

  2. December 26th, 2008 | 6:13 pm

    Kate – if you are reading this, e-mail me via my website. I am not getting your full message via Yuku. Cat

    I am so happy that Homer is getting a new home. I am sure you are just as thrilled!


  3. Cat
    December 26th, 2008 | 6:14 pm

    Cut backs with the KY factor thrown in!

  4. Candy
    December 26th, 2008 | 6:40 pm

    Boy, it is different down there. The Wisconsin Humane Society is open 6 days a week for adoptions (closed Monday for adoptions, but you can still view the animals). Also, they don’t put animals down unless they have health or behavior problems.

    Hang in there, sweetie. I know it will be a long weekend, but you have right on your side!!!


  5. Cat
    December 26th, 2008 | 6:42 pm

    Thanks Candy! It has been a long, long holiday “weekend”!

    I am just thrilled that someone wants Homer! I would have taken him in a heart beat but our Chaps has the first say in all things hounds in my home! LOL!


  6. Soupkan
    December 26th, 2008 | 7:10 pm

    Thank You for the update(((hugs)))

    Your an Angel for all that you do !!!

    Love Tina&Kelly
    Beulah and Bogart

  7. Cat
    December 26th, 2008 | 7:18 pm

    I felt that I was on a mission. It was so much fun. I wanted to spring that guy like no tomorrow!

    I even stopped in the City Building to see if they could help.

    They looked at me like I had 2 heads.

    I could care less what people like that think. I learned that long ago!


  8. Soupkan
    December 27th, 2008 | 8:37 am


    I know that animal lovers get it BUT the other ones really don’t sad but true.
    All of the Basset Hound people I meet are so wonderful and go above and beyond!
    Another two headed animal lover here in Ontario LOL.

  9. Wanda
    December 27th, 2008 | 9:01 am

    Cat your Great!!!!! I would have sat down and cried my eyes out. I went to one Human Society in Michigan for BBR and said I was to pick up a basset. The workers said “Whats a basset?” I know what you all mean by the two headed monster thing. I was not impressed with this group. But the one in Wisconsin I had gone to was wonderful. Springing a hound knowing they will get a home is such a wonderful feeling.

  10. Susan
    December 27th, 2008 | 10:29 am

    Yeah, KY shelters do their level best in the rural areas to only be open on the most inconvenient days, and closed on the best adoption days. They also do not understand bassets. I had one shelter manager call me and tell me to get a particular basset out NOW as his howling was getting on her nerves so he was first on the euth list just because of that!!!!! (We got him out 🙂

  11. December 27th, 2008 | 11:00 am

    Susan – that is exactly what happened with Rudolph and Hermey. They were going to be put down because the howling was getting on the nerves of the workers. When I drove up, they were waiting for me.


  12. marty
    December 27th, 2008 | 11:11 am

    But ahroooing is one the best part. But all things Basset is a great thing. Some just don’t get it and its their loss.

    Pollyanna and Teddi

  13. Soupkan
    December 27th, 2008 | 12:11 pm

    I so agree with the above comment!!!!

    Ahrooing is the best!

    unfortunately some will never get it, so sad they are missing out!

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