Emma is home and resting……..big sigh of relief

March 28th, 2009 - 12:12 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Emma finally home lovers: OMG – I wonder if it’s OK if I take an extra blood pressure pill? LOL – Oh Dear Lord, that was stressful. Thank goodness that part is over and Emma is sleeping with Grandma. Here are a few pictures of our day so far.

This is Chaps as I was pulling out of the back parking area. I can tell every expression that he has and folks, this is pure worry.


We got to the hospital and sitting across from Grandma and I was a 170 pound American Bull Dog. It did not help my stress at all. The big boy was wild and was named Chaos and that made me even more nervous. Just as an aside, if you don’t know what they look like, here is a picture of him, walking past our car on the way in.


After they took Chaos back, they brought Emma out and loaded her in the Element.


She was crying so hard and licking and crying. She was so happy to get into that car that she was shaking all over. She was so afraid we were going to leave her there. We sat with her until she settled down and then it was off to our home! Yipeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

When we got home my dear friend Lisa was waiting with Chris, another friend to help carry Emma in. I was so frantic, I did not get a picture of that. Chris is a very big strong guy and scooped Emma up and whisked her into her recover area without a single problem. Wow, what would I do without friends? What a blessing.

Here is Emma in her recovery room. I will get better pictures later.


She won’t get in her sick bed yet but she is just getting used to being home. She finally laid down and has her head on the step. You can see Chaps on the the other other side of the gate. He went nuts as soon as he saw her and went into a howling fit. It was so touching. Grandpa is on the other side of the gate with Chaps so he does not feel left off.


I will be back later with another update if at all possible. Thank you for your comments and drool. We are soaking everyone and every bit in.

I have to go check on Emma and Grandma and one more thing. Verna the Robin has not stopped building her nest all day. She must be EXHAUSTED!

More wing flapping news later….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma


  1. BJ
    March 28th, 2009 | 12:43 pm

    Cat…so good to see our Emma home. I know all her fans are sighing with relief….Chaps must be so excited!! What an exhausting time…rest and enjoy all the quiet moments with your sweet Emma…we love you and thank you for keeping us all updated.

  2. Emily
    March 28th, 2009 | 12:56 pm

    You all need to get rest! We are so glad that you are home Emma!!!

  3. Candy
    March 28th, 2009 | 1:01 pm

    THANK GOODNESS. And thanks to all who help Cat bri g our Emma home. I know she will heal extra quickly with all that love around her. And
    Cat and Chaps can rest, as well.

    You all take a nap – you’ve earned it.


    Candy and Bailey

  4. March 28th, 2009 | 1:14 pm

    Hip, hip, hoorah! What a touching story about Emma’s reactions to coming home. Poor thing. But she’ll be fine now! Rest and take care.

  5. March 28th, 2009 | 2:03 pm

    Yay Emma is home and on the mend. Do u have exercises to do with her? When Pally had the back surgery last June I was a nrvous wreck. Hopefully you can can get some much needed rest now. Hugs and drool for all the Rudert’s.

  6. March 28th, 2009 | 2:22 pm

    The look on the Mayor’s face says it all. So glad Emma is home. Hopefully you can all get some rest now. Extra hugs and slurps!

  7. Audra, Colby Chaps & Abby
    March 28th, 2009 | 2:33 pm

    FINALLY!!!!! Emma is home. I know everyone is so happy…..especially Chaps! She will rest good now, — try and get some rest with her. What are the Dr’s. orders? You can let us know when you have some time. For now — we are all just glad to see Emma HOME!!!! Thanks for letting us know, I’ve been checking all day. Still sending healing drool and lots of love from all of us in Texas.

  8. Camp Toast
    March 28th, 2009 | 4:54 pm

    Welcome home Emma now for breakfast in bed!!!!
    love you bunches.

  9. jon
    March 28th, 2009 | 6:12 pm

    The Bassets from Kennel Björkwood send all the best wishes to you Emma. You’re a star!

  10. Audra, Colby Chaps & Abby
    March 28th, 2009 | 9:58 pm

    Just checking back in….hope Emma is resting well. You are in our thoughts and prayers! I hope Emma sleeps well in her own bed tonight.

  11. Debbie and King JB, Angel, Pucky
    March 29th, 2009 | 12:45 pm

    So glad Emma is home. We will keep you in our prayers. I know Emma will do alot better now that she is back in her own home

  12. MaureenandSlinky
    March 30th, 2009 | 11:52 am


    How is your treat situation. You have to regain your strength.

  13. Cat
    March 30th, 2009 | 12:30 pm

    Her treats are holding out Maureen. She is also getting some extra special french fry treats from her Grandpa. I think the grease is helping the healing process! LOL


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