Kerry of OneMom submits ear lengths for Nell and Sophie!

July 4th, 2009 - 5:05 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Ear Length Lovers! BHT residents Nell and Sophie want to be a part of history! Yes! We are thrilled to add these two beauties to the archives.

First off we have our Nell!


OK, OK, this is not a long haired basset but a sweet Sussex Spaniel named Nell. OMG! I just love Sussex Spaniels. As far as I can tell they are pretty rare. Here is a blog posting that Kerry of OneMom did about rescuing Nell. THE TRANSFORMATION AND STORY OF NELL.

This year at Westminster a Sussex named Stump won Best in Show! This is how I met Kerry of One Mom! I googled Sussex blogs and found a new friend! We have so much fun being basset hound town friends. Her daughter Hannah is so cute and loves Chaps and Emma!

Here is Nell getting measured!


One more for posterity!


Good girl! What a sweet heart. Looks like it is about 7” – Not bad for a wannabe! hehehehe

Now for Sophie the basset hound. I have to tell you that when I saw this picture I was sipping OJ and most of it wound up on Emma. Chaps had fun licking it off. I always crack up when I see the faces of hounds getting ear measurements. It looks like they are being tortured!


Well, little Miss Drama Queen! Looks like we have a solid 8”! You are still growing so please feel free to re-submit your growth spurts! We will look forward to your next measuring session!

I sure hope no one was drinking while viewing this photo!

More LOL later…..Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma!


  1. Debbie and the Masterpiece Bassets
    July 4th, 2009 | 5:32 pm

    We had a sussex spaniel when I was a kid. They are great dogs, ours was named Sandy and we rescued her from the pound.She absolutely HATED thunderstorms, but otherwise was a perfect little lady. These ear measuring photos are great! Thanks everyone.

  2. July 4th, 2009 | 8:09 pm

    Yes, poor Sophie … she had just had her nails trimmed before the measurement, so she felt extra “tortured”. Nell’s much more patient. They both had treats and long naps following the session.

    Thanks for letting Nell submit her “un-basset” measurement. 🙂

  3. Emily
    July 4th, 2009 | 8:20 pm

    What cute puppies!

  4. July 5th, 2009 | 8:13 am

    My dogs don’t mind the soft measuring tapes but when I get out the retractable kind Rugby runs for cover. I guess the retracting scares him. Poor Sophie! I’m glad treats and naps were next on the agenda.

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