Remember Twinkle Toes?

January 31st, 2009 - 1:01 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound and Twinkle Toes Lovers: Remember this story? Here is my original blog posting.


Here is the Twinkle Toes Update!

bassett hound

Melissa Haneline
The Post and Courier
Despite being on a leash to prevent her from running too much, Twinkle Toes nibbles on the ear of a fellow rescued basset hound at her current foster home Wednesday with Pauline Grimball. Twinkle Toes is recovering from a fractured pelvis.

Down but far from out
The Post and Courier
Thursday, January 29, 2009

It’s no fun being sick as a dog.

With a broken pelvis, Twinkle Toes the basset hound, who was brought to Charleston earlier this month by the Carolina Basset Hound Rescue, is on crate rest for six to eight weeks.

She’s not allowed to play, can’t run the fence with the other dogs, and TV holds no interest not even Animal Planet. On those rare instances she gets outside for some fresh air and a leash-walk, Twinkle makes it clear she’s not ready to think inside the box.
“She doesn’t want to come in. She just lays down with her legs stretched out,” said Pauline Grimball, one of her foster caregiver.

They call that move the “flat basset.”

An animal shelter in North Carolina got Twinkle Toes after she was hit by a car.

Workers there could not put the dog down, so they called the Basset Hound Rescue, a nonprofit organization that has helped more than 1,000 dogs find homes in the last dozen years.

A volunteer flew to North Carolina to pick up Twinkle Toes, brought her back here for surgery and recuperation. After the vets looked at her, they found there was little they could do: There’s no operation to cure a fractured pelvis. So for now, her foster family just has to keep her from running or playing and possibly aggravating her injury.

She doesn’t appear to be in much pain, but sometimes her leg swells. She has heart worms but will have to get her strength back before that malady can be treated.

“We’re just real excited that she’s healing up well and doesn’t have to undergo surgery,” said Susan Baughman, president of the rescue center. “We’ve had a couple of inquiries. When she’s ready for adoption, someone will want her.”

Grimball says Twinkle Toes is a sweetheart, even when she pulls a “flat basset.”

“They’re very stubborn at times, but they are funny dogs,” Grimball said. “She is very affectionate. She’s going to make someone a real good dog.”

Reach Brian Hicks at 937-5561 or

End of update

More new about Twinkle Toes Later…Cat, Chaps and Emma

Sir Boxer has gone to the rainbow bridge today:[

January 30th, 2009 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound and Sir Boxer Lovers:

Sir Boxer went to the rainbow bridge today. He was a great hound, a hound that will be missed by his family forever.


We love Camp Toast (((((Sandy and Linda))))) and all of your hounds and kitten. Billy the Kid-E, Dear Mama, Melba Toast, Yola Bean and Beauty Dog, Toshi Teriyaki, and Yola Bean.


You dear sweet boy, Sir Boxer will remain forever in my heart. We have a candle burning in his honor. We hope the warmth it provides will reach you and comfort you.


This candle light is for Sir Boxer from Cat, Chaps and Emma. We strive to help send him on his way. This is our special Rainbow Bridge Candle. This photo was taken tonight in honor of Sir Boxer.

More loving Sir Boxer Later……..Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Save it for a snowy day!

January 30th, 2009 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound and snowy day lovers (or haters)!

Our Emma is just cracking me up! She loves to have fresh toys as most of you know. She reminds me so much of that verbiage about “save it for a rainy day”.

My word we have been snowed in for so long. Emma will not let me close the office closet door. Much to my chagrin I have to let you see my messy closet. This is her game and she loves it. Please keep in mind that she has about 60 favorite toys all over the house. I just love that she loves toys.


She finds her favorite toy and roams out to her bed to play with it. Well, tonight Chaps was so bored he ran to the bed and stole it from her. Is that uncalled for?

Are we experiencing cabin fever where everyone is at each other’s throats?

Oh dear, let the ice melt and let them play in the back yard.

More questions about cabin fever later……Cat, Chaps and Emma

Wow! Who thinks Frank looks a whole lot like Mayor, Chaps?

January 30th, 2009 - 7:07 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound and Frank and Chaps lovers: I am kinda blown away with how much Frank looks like Chaps. I am really enjoying watching his videos on YouTube. This one is priceless. The music is enchanting. I think you will enjoy it just as much as I did.

All you need is a hot toddie and it is off to slumber land.

Much more Frank and his family later….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Do you need a laugh? Who doesn’t?

January 30th, 2009 - 7:07 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound and needing a good laugh lovers:

My dear friend Maureen sent me this YouTube link and I am forever grateful to her. That Frank is one of a kind and Sarah is so sweet! I cannot wait to go back and watch every video of these two. Just so much fun.

Thank you Frank and Sarah.

More Frank and Sarah later………Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Winter versus Summer Bell

January 30th, 2009 - 9:09 am KY Time

Howllo fellow Hound and winter versus summer bell lovers:

I love photographing my little patch of the planet. I have over 5000 photos in my IPhoto file. I have about that many more in boxes and albums in my basement and under my bed.

Here is winter bell taken yesterday.


Here is summer bell with yours truly taken about 6 years ago.


I was too cold to get into the winter shot, but not my cardinal family who are enjoying their breakfast as I type!

I am honored to share my patch of the planet with them.


hey lady, thanks for the sunflower seeds….yummy

More planet pictures later……Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

We are frozen in place

January 29th, 2009 - 6:06 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound and warm thoughts lovers:

We are frozen in place. The ice is so thick that we cannot move. My Mom and I tried to chip away ice from what my Dad calls the Ladies Room. This is the area I had built when Lily was too old to go out back to potty. She could not go down steps. You may have seen pictures of it.


I have sliding glass doors that open to this area from my TV room. Emma, as a puppy was the biggest benefactor of this area.

Here she is as a pup. My Mom and I made sure she went out every hour on the hour. That white can to her left was for you know what! LOL


Chaps would not touch the Ladies room with a ten foot pole. He had his back yard and he heard Grandpa call it the Ladies Room. However, now he realizes that this is a place he can commandeer and reign supreme!


Ladies room or no ladies room, this is his area now! How else can he bark at the Maltese across the street?

More tails from the ladies room later……Cat, Chaps and Emma

Do you get a morning paper?

January 29th, 2009 - 11:11 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound and morning paper lovers: Well, I am not one of them. In my entire life I have never had a paper delivered to me. However, my Mom and Dad live for the paper. It is like a life line. They read papers like they are going out of style. Uh….I guess they are from what you hear on the Internet.

So, yesterday, of course there was no delivery of the beloved-ed papers.

Today all was back to normal with the delivery. Except, I had to go get the papers down by the street. Oh how I love getting the news from the Internet and not the ice covered sidewalk.

Anyway, 20 minutes later and one slip and fall I delivered the papers to my parents. My Dad thanked Chaps instead of me, making a crack about how he trained Chaps to get the paper.

Yeah, right!!! Here is what Chaps and Emma do after 30 seconds out side.


The joking is all in good fun. I would not let Chaps or Emma out the front door by themselves for nothing!

But check this out! There is basset that can fetch the newspaper! How cute is she? Her family got her from Las Vegas Basset Hound Rescue!

More getting your news via print later……..Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Howllo Internet. It’s us, Bassethoundtown!

January 29th, 2009 - 9:09 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound and Internet Lovers:


We lost power and the internet for most of yesterday. Thank you to all of my concerned readers who checked in on me. I had many e-mails that I am going to read right now.

I want to post this right away in case I crash again. The wires are thick with ice.

Chaps and Emma make excellent space heaters! LOL

More very soon………Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Grandma has duties and the kids love it!

January 27th, 2009 - 6:06 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound and duty calls lovers! LOL….

Recently I told my dear readers about how Grandma comes down everyday about 3:00 to give the kids their treats and visit. Here is a better picture of her in the kitchen chopping raw potatoes. Poor Emma, for the most part she only gets raw potatoes as treats due to her severe allergies. I shouldn’t say poor Emma because she really loves them. Anyway, here is the cute picture!


Check out Emma throwing her head back and howling at Grandma to chop faster. I love her attitude. She talks to Grandma the entire time and Grandma can understand every word.

Then after the treat session Grandma will come back to my office with the kids and inspect Emma’s allergy areas. These are very serious sessions that require absolute attention. We call her belly area the Patty because we are always patting it! OK – I know, we are totally strange but maybe in some way fasinating. OK again, probably only to the kids! LOL


Believe it or not this is a good day for Emma.

Her patty can sometimes be blood red, AKA, a rare patty!

Our friend Sandy sent some holistic remedies which we are anxious to try. Thank you Sandy.

Well, I better go. Emma is belly up and I have to attend to her Patty. I am also known as the leader of the Patty Posse!

OK – you can cyber slap me now! LOL

More Patty news later…..Cat, Chaps and Emma

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