Need some nice cooling refreshment on this last day of June?

June 30th, 2009 - 11:11 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and needing to cool down lovers: I thought you might enjoy this refreshing and cool video on this last day of June. Maybe you can enjoy it during lunch!

Gonna Fly Now…………

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

USA TODAY awards photo as best in America!

June 29th, 2009 - 7:07 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow best photo lovers! We all know about that! Case in point, the Mayor! However, Grandma thought that this would make a great blog and we have to agree with her!

USA TODAY ran a photo contest to showcase America and this photo won!

Stunning indeed!


First place – Sunset reflections at the Flying A Guest Rance in Pinedale, WYo., by Joanne Panizzera of Sebastopol, CA. She had gorgeous color, beautiful light and killer reflection.

Congrats Joanne. Just beautiful!

Click on the photo for more detail!

More Later….Cat, Chaps and Emma, wishing we were there!


Remember Richard? If not I can refresh your memory!

June 29th, 2009 - 4:04 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Richard the stray lovers: If you don’t remember Richard, let me refresh your memory. Here is a blog posting I did about him on 4-16-09.



So, this past weekend I get an e-mail from Audra with the subject line,

“Richard finds a forever home!!!!!!!!”

I was shocked because I know how attached he is to her Mom. Audra’s Mom, Charlene, is the one fostering Richard as you have just read in the blog posting above.

Audra and I have been exchanging e-mails about him for months. He is attached to her like glue to paper. Even when he is sleeping he will wake up just to make sure she is still sitting on the couch. So, I was a bit concerned, but I totally trust their screening process and I know Richard will be fine.

So, here is the e-mail………

Start of e-mail!

Hi Cat…….your not going to believe this, but Richard has found a FOREVER HOME!!!!! It is the most wonderful home ever. More love than he could ever imagine. He will be so well cared for and able to live out the rest of his life in a home and held in the arms of a lady that loves him with all of her heart.

YES — My Mom has declared it………Richard’s home is with her!!!!! I think she knew it the minute they found each other. He has been in love with her ever since she rescued him from the horrible life he knew, and now his only purpose in life is to love her and stay by her side……this wonderful lady that showed him compassion, love and hope for a future is all Richard wants and needs.
Now he will spend his days following her around, and sleeping by her side and taking leisurely walks with his roommates Bailey and Clancy. Oh, life is good!!!!!

My Mom only wishes everyone would give an older Basset (like Richard) a second thought when adopting or looking for that ‘special’ companion…….they don’t know what their missing she says. And, if ONLY that horrible owner that Richard had, knew what a wonderful blessing he is in her life now!!!!!! I guess God knew, because he led Richard straight to her. Don’t you just love happy endings!!!!!

We love you……and thank you for all your help! ~Audra, Charlene and Richard









What a happy beginning for Richard and his new family. I am just bursting with joy for them and the grand message they send about adopting a Sr. They really are the most wonderful creatures on earth.

Welcome Home Richard! Slurp! YES!

More wonderful creatures later……Cat, Chaps and Emma

End of e-mail……….

Well, our Julian went home and we are sad:(

June 28th, 2009 - 9:09 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Julian Lovers! We had our boy Julian for 7 days and we became addicted. Chaps and Emma were howling like the Philharmonic tuba section when his Mom and Dad came and got him tonight!

We were all hang dog, hound dogs when Julian left. Chaps was especially sad. Every night Chaps was Julian’s assistant for Lego building.


This is Chaps in his position. Julian let him lay on the couch and he sat on the edge so the Mayor could be comfortable.


This is just one shot of how Chaps helped with the Lego building process. It was so cute. Sometimes Julian had the instruction manual laying on his back and he called Chaps the Lego easel!

This is a full body shot I took when Julian went to get a treat in the kitchen!


How much fun! Oh, Oh, Oh! One more thing! We were watching ET!


Legos, the Mayor, Emma and ET! How could it get better?

More missing Julian later………Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Bowser and Sadie are a part of ear length history!

June 28th, 2009 - 9:09 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Bowser and Sadie lovers! I just love this new blog sub category! The hounds are so cute and for the most part seem a bit miffed! However, I know they all get treats after the dreaded ear measuring! LOL

Bowser Flash Puddles was not happy at all! He was even howling at his Mom (Emily) prior to the ear measuring! It’s OK boy. It does not hurt!


Bowser Flash Puddles..measuring in at 8.5” !


Oh, Bowser, it can’t be that bad! You are so cute! Do it for history and a treat! hehehe!

Next up to be in the history books, Sadie!

Sadie’s Dad had to hold her for a second to let her know what she was doing was for the good of all hounds! LOL


I am sure she had a nice ear rub and treat after the “procedure”!

Sadie Anne comes in at 7”! Very nice and pretty!


Nice job residents! Your family is now in the record books for the ages!

We thank you very much! These records are very important for the present and future lovers of basset hounds!

More present and future later……Cat, Chaps and Emma (KOTR)

Lilly, Becky, and Glory win cutest girls on Capital Hill!

June 28th, 2009 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and cutest photo on Capital Hill Lovers!

Melynda Majors just submitted this breaking news about this cute photo! She submitted it to the Hill Rag Magazine in DC and won!

How cute are Lilly, Becky, and Glory! Glory is Martha’s hound!


Congrats residents and we can sure see why you won!

More winners later….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Guidelines for measuring basset ears……

June 28th, 2009 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and wanting to submit ear length lovers: I am working on putting the guidelines at the top of this sub blog category so everyone knows how to measure.

I will just blog about it again briefly. Please pull the slack out of the ear. Do not pull tight. (VERY IMPORTANT)!

It is really very simple!



Place the tape measure at the skull where the ear attaches. A cloth tape measure works great. This is not a contest but a historical record so we can keep track of our beloved hound ear measurements. Of course I will keep track of the longest ears. I just want everyone to measure the same way, which so far has worked great. I just wanted to reiterate this for anyone reading that has not heard the official guidelines of measurement. I will have my website guy post it at the top very soon.

More measuring later….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma – KOTM
(Keeper of the measurements)

Belle and Bailey report their ear stats……

June 28th, 2009 - 7:07 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Official Ear Length Lovers: Bailey and Belle’s Mom, Debra recorded the event and now these two are a part of history!

Here they are prior to the “event”! That is Belle on the left and Bailey on the right.


First off Belle was up to bat! She states,

“My roomate Bailey is making me do this. As you can see by the picture I am not real thrilled about getting my ears messed up. I’ve got better things to do than sit here and be harassed like this.”


Belle rings in at a sweet 7” long. Belle isn’t real happy, but she doesn’t get real excited about anything except napping with mom, states Bailey!

Next up to bat is Bailey! She is a bit bigger in the ear department!

Bailey states:

“My ears are floppy and heavy, measuring 9-1/2″ inches. I was so good during the process. I didn’t even try to eat the tape measure!!!!”


Very impressive for a one eyed wonder!

Bailey’s Mom states,

“She lost her eye May 2008. We have been using Timirol eyedrops in her sighted eye ever since then. Last week we had a scare with her good eye becoming very red and tearing. They tested it and believe she had a pressure spike, but didn’t cause any additional damage. They prescribed Trusopt eyedrops in addition to the Timirol.
We are receiving top notch care from the Michigan State University Hospital in Lansing, Michigan. I understand they are one of the top teaching hospitals in the USA.

I have owned bassets most of my life.

Losing one eye didn’t really affect Bailey (she can still catch a treat in mid-air). So I am hoping if she loses her other eye she will still be able to enjoy life.

Debra, thank you so much for sending in these bassetabulous ear stats. Belle and Bailey are now a part of history. Bailey is such a trooper. I wish I could catch a treat mid air! How cute is Belle? Gotta love that name.

I know everyone will enjoy these pictures and their official measurements!

More stats later………Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma – the keeper of the records!

It is my pleasure to introduce Pretty Patty!

June 28th, 2009 - 12:12 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and new Seniors to the House of Puddles Lovers: Again, it is my sincere pleasure to introduce one of the three new, old gals to HOP!



Patty was found wanderin the streets of AL……….

We cannot wait to hear more from this lovely old gal. Thanks Marilyn for rescuing her!

More about the other gals soon……..Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Car Jacking Alert – Please Read – on Snopes as false, but I think it still has some relavance.

June 28th, 2009 - 8:08 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and being prepared lovers: I just received this alert from my sister in Atlanta. Thanks Cindy.

A resident of BHT has just pointed out that this alert is listed as False on Snopes, thanks Kerry:

I was going to check snopes before posting this and I should have but I still think it is relevant. If nothing else, the bad guys could get ideas from this scam. I am still going to keep this alert up as a reminder to be careful in these uncertain times.

It could be another way desperate, evil people will try to trick you out of your car and the ones you love. Here is the ALERT!



Just last weekend on Friday night we parked in a public parking area. As we drove away I noticed a sticker on the rear window of the car. When I took it off after I got home, it was a receipt for gas. Luckily my friend told me not to stop as it could be someone waiting for me to get out of the car Then we received this email yesterday:



Heads up everyone! Please, keep this circulating… You walk across the parking lot, unlock your car and get inside. You start the engine and shift into Reverse. When you look into the rearview mirror to back out of your parking space, you notice a piece of paper stuck to the middle of the rear window. So, you shift into Park, unlock your doors, and jump out of your car to remove that paper (or whatever it is) that is obstructing your view.
When you reach the back of your car, that is when the carjackers appear out of nowhere, jump into your car and take off. They practically mow you down as they speed off in your car. And guess what, ladies? I bet your purse is still in the car.

So now the carjacker has your car, your home address, your money, and your keys. Your home and your whole identity are now compromised!


If you see a piece of paper stuck to your back window, just drive away. Remove the paper later. And be thankful that you read this e-mail. I hope you will forward this to friends and family, especially to women. A purse contains all kinds of personal information and identification documents, and you certainly do NOT want this to fall into the wrong hands.


Not only may your purse or wallet be in the car, but what about your hounds or family members. In my opinion, parking lots are the most dangerous places you can be in your car. I always take extra precautions while in them. Never let your guard down.

This has been a public service announcement from Basset Hound Town!

More keeping our residents safe later……Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

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