Verna is soaking wet!

April 30th, 2009 - 5:05 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Verna and digging for worm lovers!

I just had to show you guys this picture! It has been pouring rain which is good for worm hunting. Look how wet our Verna is! She rarely sits on the nest any more but today she guarded her flock from the downpour! She is so smart. She built her nest under my back porch roof. The rain was blowing, that is why she is so wet! I just love Moms so much. Nothing is better than a Mom.


Those are her babies right in the front. I think that she likes that I am another pair of watchful eyes on her kids.

More soaking wet robins later (thank dog they don’t smell like soaking wet dogs)………showers predicted for days. Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Ebay auctions a huge success!

April 30th, 2009 - 4:04 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Ebay auction lovers! OMG! The Brenda Waldrop auctions just closed and her bassetabulous items made 361.00 for House of Puddles! Here is the original posting I did for the auctions!


It was so much fun. I guess making money is always fun! LOL!


I will keep everyone posting. Rumor has it, Brenda has a few more jewels up her sleeve!

More, FAIR WARNINGS later…….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Your daily Paul update……

April 30th, 2009 - 9:09 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Paul Lovers……….

He is still in jail.

The warden reports that he is a sad and very quite boy. Someone came in yesterday to see if it was their missing basset hound.

Poor boy……

More Paul updates daily……Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

One small step for hound kind – One giant step for Emma, divine!

April 30th, 2009 - 9:09 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Giant Step Lovers: These pictures may look like a normal morning in basset hound town. Emma looking cute and sweet! Well, it is a really big deal for us! We are into our 6th week of recovery from back surgery. This is Emma’s first morning, in the kitchen, standing on the hardwood floor!!!!!!


Can you believe how incredibly cute she is? She is so thrilled to be back to her routine!

Here she is milling around, sweeping for crumbs. This is an all time favorite activity!


OMG – this is the first thing she does every morning.

Now it’s time for breakfast! She has not been in her, “spot” for 6 weeks! I think if she could leap in the air she would have!


Then, it’s off to the comfort corner. Today was the best medicine ever for our girl.


This bed is her joy! After I took this picture she went belly up for the first time! My goodness! We had a lot of firsts this morning!

More Emma divine moments later…Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

If you google basset hounds 2,370,000 hits come up!

April 29th, 2009 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Google Lovers! If you google basset hounds, comes up very near page 2 (we are number 10) out of 2,370,000 hits!

We are so happy because we do fundraising and rescue work! This is huge for us! We are thrilled and touched that so many folks google basset hounds and find us!

New bassets like Paul that I am show casing will really benefit. This is just spectacular.

The Mayor is just beside himself with joy!


What does Google mean?


More Wondering later……Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Pappa looks at his hatchlings……and me!!!

April 29th, 2009 - 5:05 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Pappa and Hatchling lovers……Well, I cannot let Pappa go without notice! Mr. Big flies in a lot to check on the chicks. He also feeds and cleans the nest. He is such a good Pappa!


He saw me taking pictures and flew in to look all mean and big! He can ruffle his head feathers and give me the evil eye! I back off as soon as he comes around. This guy means business. I respect Father Figures!

More good Daddies later……….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Winnie wins the lottery – safe passage to HOP!

April 29th, 2009 - 4:04 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Circle of Life Lovers! Over the past few days we have been morning the loss of 2 precious HoPpers, Gus and Liz. They had a good life towards the end. Marilyn made sure of it.

Now it is time to welcome a new HopPer and just in the nick of time. Marilyn has named her Winnie after the wonderful gal who went and sprung her from death row today, Janet Winn.


This morning I got an e-mail from our Chris Dowd in NM with a link to this old gal and my Paul in KY. I already new about Paul. Mr. Big foot!

When I saw this gal, it was hard not to cry. She looked so much like my Lily. Lily had the same sagging belly.

I called the shelter this morning and they told me her time was up. They had already held her longer than they had planned but she was just too dang sweet to put down.

I put a hold on her and told the worker that there were several folks working on springing her ASAP. We all know how this goes. Messages do not get relayed, other workers show up and sometimes the worst can happen. In a matter of hours Chris Dowd had someone picking up Winnie. None too soon. She was on the “list”.


But never fear – HOP to the rescue and of course Janet Winn! Turns out Janet got to talk to someone who confirmed the worst about ole Winnie. She was left without food and water in the back yard of an abandoned home. She had been used as a “Back Yard Breeder”, who was used every heat cycle. Humans were horrible to her. She never stepped a paw inside a home. Yelled out and kicked for barking Winnie never gave up on humans. The shelter workers said she never stopped wagging her tail and was always eager to greet anyone who walked past her kennel.

The woman I talked to this morning said that she woke up thinking about her. She thought it was so odd that I called as soon as she walked in the door. She also said that she never answers the phone at that time because they are not, “officially” in yet.

So you see dear readers – Winnie wins the life lottery. Safe passage to House of Puddles and into Marilyn’s arms.

Sometimes the good gals win!

More winning tickets later….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Just getting a jump on Paul!

April 29th, 2009 - 1:01 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and hating hounds in the pound lovers: Yesterday, I received a phone call from the Campbell County Shelter that they had picked up a stray basset hound boy in Newport, KY. That is pretty close to me. Anyway, I have this particular shelter call me with any bassets they get. I bet you can guess the next update. He is a senior hound.


He is on a 7 day hold by law. This gives the owners time to collect him if they decide to do that. So far they have not opted for that but it has only been about 24 hours. I am going to call about him everyday.

I am calling him Paul. Look how big his paws are! I have said it once and I will say it again. There is nothing more pathetic than a basset hound at the pound. You can just see the worry in his face. If Paul is still in prison on Saturday I will go see him.

Oh Paul.

More Paul updates later……..Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Too funny…….

April 28th, 2009 - 8:08 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and baby robin lovers: As Chaps noted on his home page this morning, he has finally found creatures that are hungrier than he is! Wow, I wonder how many worms it takes to fill them up. I had to show you these pictures I took last night. This first one was a rare moment that they were not eating.


Then, this one heard the camera click and………


I had to laugh.

Hope you enjoy your lunch today. I think I know what they kids are having.

More worms later……Cat, Chaps and Emma

Emma ordered to shed pounds……

April 27th, 2009 - 6:06 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and shedding pounds lovers……..

As we approach week six in Emma’s recovery I have noticed a change! Emma was ordered by her physical therapist to shed 8 pounds. Since I don’t have a scale and she has not been weighed I do not know her progress but a picture is worth at least 4 or 5 pounds!!!!!!

Just look at her shapely figure!


This was taken today and I was captivated by her thin waist! Even though she was never too heavy her physical therapist said she needs to be on the thin side now. She seems to be doing fine with our new “cutting back” routine.

Here is an ariel view!


Marilyn Monroe would have had a run for her money!

Hip, Hip Hooray!

More reports on our Emma’s figure later……Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

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