Pictures of Homer are worth a 1000 words – but I still have a few! LOL

December 29th, 2008 - 6:06 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound and Homer ditching the pound lovers:

When I arrived at the pound today I had to wait in line. I was impressed with the staff and the number of volunteers. People were dropping off dogs and people were adopting dogs. It was strangely fascinating. Not so much the drop offs mind you, but the adopting process was fun to watch.

Well, it was my turn and out walks Mr. Delicious – Homer the Great! He was so sweet. I cannot imagine what these dogs are thinking. Here he comes, a wonderful trusting soul. He seemed a bit scared and confused as you might imagine.


Here he is sitting next to a case of Lily books! I can only imagine what he is thinking. My Mom said that if he only knew where he was at this moment, he could breath a sigh of relief. Maybe one of the few he has had his entire life.

Hopefully, the McDonald french fries I bought for him got his mind tracking in good direction! I know a way to a man’s heart!!!

After we dined on a few taters it was off to my neighborhood park for my evaluation of Homer. I consider myself a basset hound expert, (just ask me)!

Homer cried the entire way and looked out the back window. I felt so sorry for him. He did calm down a bit when I sang to him. I was singing hush little baby don’t you cry. He came closer to me and at red lights I rubbed his ears. That really helped ease the crying. Thank goodness we were alone!

Here we are at the park!


Homer did great at the park! We spent about 2 hours together so I could mainly love on him, but also check him over for the vet. I found a few basset bumps, smelled his ears, looked at his nasty teeth, checked his nails and inspected his rear end area. It was swollen and extremely full in the gland department. That had to hurt. It could be why he was crying.

This guy is a real find. I cannot believe that someone would dump him. They don’t come much better than Homer.

Homer got an A+ 100 for leash walking! He did not pull or jerk. He even obeyed my commands if he was heading in the wrong direction, (towards unknown yucky stuff)!


Look how long and luscious our boy is!


Smell, smell, smell!

I attached him to Chaps and Emma’s picture taking station and he hated it. He started to bark at me!
Get back here now!


This is his manly profile!


What a good boy – We had the best time today!

Look at this cute rear end shot!


This was taken as we headed back to the, basset hauling vehicular unit! Time to go to the vet and next holding tank until we get our transport set up!


Here we are at the vet. My vet has 2 basset hounds and really there is nothing better than having a vet who has your breed.


My Mom said it looks like an artist painted his spots. I have to agree with her!



After Homer got off of the table, he came to me and hugged me. He actually jumped up, put his front paws around my neck and placed his head in my shoulder. It is a moment that I will never forget as long as I live.

It really does take a village and I am proud to be a part of ours. It is an honor and a privilege to shepard a few needy souls though life. Even though Homer and I only had a mini amount of time we connected on a giant level.

I will keep everyone posted. I have a small video of our guy that I hope to post soon.

Today was a Great Day. The best day ever for Homer! Can you imagine pulling up to a pound if you are a basset?

A few of the rescue workers started clapping for the old guy! Tear jerking I tell you, just tear jerking.

More clapping later……..Love, Cat, Chaps (who is still mad) Emma and our Homer!


  1. ken
    December 29th, 2008 | 6:57 pm

    What a handsome boy he is, Joni is going to be thrilled and so will Homer when he meets his new Momma. It doesn’t get much better than this. Thank you Cat, your the best. Ken

  2. ken
    December 29th, 2008 | 7:15 pm

    Cat , After that rear picture of Homer , Lemon Drop and buster want him to be an Official member of the Fanny Club . Ken

  3. Emily
    December 29th, 2008 | 7:45 pm

    What a handsome boy!!
    You are such a great person Cat!!!

  4. marty
    December 29th, 2008 | 8:06 pm

    Just one word beautiful

  5. Soupkan
    December 29th, 2008 | 8:31 pm

    Angel is what you are((hug)) Thank You for all that you do!

    Homer is a very handsome fellow!
    What a great day it is for Homer!!!

    Hoorah !!!

  6. Candace Wilson
    December 29th, 2008 | 9:01 pm

    What an adorable boy! He will make his new family so happy. This makes me cry happy tears.

    3 cheers for Homer and, of course, the Momma basset, Cat.


  7. Audra, Colby Chaps & Abby
    December 30th, 2008 | 12:00 am

    Hi Cat…..I’ve been busy all day, and just got home — first thing I do after giving my hounds a hug is sign on to see how Homer is! YES — You did it again…..saved another beautiful soul. Cat– YOU are an angel! I wish I could of spent the day with you. How old does the vet think he is? He is BEAUTIFUL!!! Keep us posted on the transport and let us know if you need anything. Consider yourself hugged! (you should market that pound lip gloss too — You looked smokin’ hot)

  8. MaureenandSlinky
    December 30th, 2008 | 10:54 am

    What wonder photos and what a handsome looking Basset. Homer is a real asset and a shinning Basset. Whoever adopts him will get so many benefits.

  9. Cat
    December 30th, 2008 | 10:58 am

    Wow, what wonderful comments. I am going to have a new years eve party for Homer to collect some doe for his health care. It is byob
    bring your own (dollar) bills! LOL

  10. Devon Leigh Smith
    December 30th, 2008 | 12:30 pm

    OMG Cat, I am in tears. What an absolutely wonderful story. I love you so much…thank you…thank you for everything you do.

  11. Nin
    December 30th, 2008 | 5:17 pm

    Sweet Kit Cat you are such an angel!!! Maybe you were a Basset hound in a previous life! Did someone local adopt Homer? Count the boys and I in on the fund raising!
    Love and hugs,
    Cindy and the boys

  12. December 31st, 2008 | 7:49 am

    Wow – it sounds like Homer’s party is going to very fruitful! This old guy really hit the jack pot when he met all of us. I still cannot believe how dirty he was. I think he was an outside dog. He may have even been a stud for back yard breeder. What ever his past life, he starts a new one now. 2009 is going to be the year of Homer! Love you all!


  13. December 31st, 2008 | 7:50 am

    Nin – you are so funny. Everyone, Nin is my sister. Homer is going to New York on Saturday. I will tell you all about it the next time we talk, or you can read a few blogs down and get the story. He is our Holiday miracle hound.


  14. January 5th, 2009 | 7:36 am

    What a precious story, Tears streaming down my face. I know the feeling of the hug/ paws around your neck. Rex has always been a hugger and there is no feeling like it
    I pray he gets the perfect family that will spoil this precious boy for many years to come. He is not only handsome he is charming.
    Take care,


  15. January 5th, 2009 | 9:37 am

    Carolyn – He is with his new Mommy now in NY. She reports that he is the bestest boy ever! He gives lots of kisses and is VERY hungry. Poor thing was skin and bones.

    Thanks for the comment.

    Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

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