More about early this morning 2:00am (7-25-09)! Not to be missed!

July 25th, 2009 - 6:06 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and more about early in the morning lovers! It was such a sight to see. The people were so nice as you would imagine. Who else would agree to drive those kinds of miles round trip. It was probably like 20 hours total for both vans. Plus the New York guys had to take the hounds to forever homes or foster homes.

Here we are:



Here is the guy who was taking the above picture, GARY, ABC, who is getting all of the paper work from Roger for the hounds to travel. They came from GA and are headed for upstate New York.


Time to release the hounds…………..


I just want to mention again, that these photos are really bad. I had Buttermilk (pink leash) and the situation was complete hound mania. Look how good our Buttermilk is mixing with the pack! She loved the group so the HOP will work so good for her!

Then Tom took off with 4 hounds and headed to the park.


This is not a great area of Northern, KY. All went without a hitch, but the bars were letting out and the drunks were in full force. Two cars wrecked right in front of us. That turned out to be a good thing for us because the Police were around checking out the wreck. Even the Canine Patrol showed up!


This picture does not show a lot but let me give you the visual. The officer drove by and did a triple take of our group after his canine officer went totally berserk! The human officer was laughing. I could see his shoulders shaking and I saw him give his fellow officer a pat on the head. It was so funny. When they pulled up to that red light, the entire patrol car was shaking from the barking. It was totally fitting based upon the shake, shake, shake blog I did. It was my own little personal joke that I could not wait to tell all of my readers! hehehe

Here is Tom with his houndage in the park……


Now we are heading back to the vans. I think I accomplished the near impossible all 8 hounds and 4 people. (Buttermilk and I not included)!


This is funny, at this point a group of people were across the street and I heard one of them say, “Something is, coming down. They have the dogs out searching for someone!” Then the guy that I cannot remember his named turned to me and said, “that group has alot more faith in these hounds than I do!” We laughed and I of course I said, “they are only searching for treats!” It was so funny!

And the laughs continued. This very drunk guy wandered up and just stood there. I heard him mumbling about how there must be at least 100 cats getting in that van. OMG!
Remember, I told you about this section of town?


Finally, he stumbled down the road when another patrol car cruised by.

It’s time to load up and head out to upstate NY.


I think if hounds could talk they would say, “Thank you GA and NY”. Of course Buttermilk would say, “Thank you HOP and Marilyn”!

Well, it is time to take off. This guy wants to especially say,

“Thank you for finding me a forever home!” This face makes it all worth it!


Buttermilk and I high tailed it home (running a few yellow lights) and she was the perfect house guest.

Special thanks go out to GA Basset Hound Rescue for taking care of all of Buttermilk’s bills and transport to Covington, KY. You are the best!

More about the transport of Buttermilk later….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma


  1. kipandgus
    July 25th, 2009 | 6:45 pm

    What a wonderful adventure Cat. What an amazing group of people. You just can’t beat houndie people. I have said it many times, Cat and Marilyn are my heroes and my life has been so enriched by them.
    We love you guys and you too Buttermilk. What a wonderful home you will have.
    Kip, Gus, Bonnie and Charlie Bear

  2. July 25th, 2009 | 6:46 pm

    Thanks Cat for letting us participate in the transport vicariously through you! How much fun that looks in the middle of the night! Great looking group of humans and hounds.

    Are the other bassets all being transported to forever homes? GBHR is excellent, and certainly goes above and beyond to find homes for all the bassets that show up on their doorstep.

  3. July 25th, 2009 | 8:29 pm

    Kerry, they are all being sent to forever homes. GA has too many hound and NY needs some hounds. So it works out great!


  4. Lisa
    July 25th, 2009 | 9:48 pm

    Hey Cat – Thanks SO much for posting the pics and letting us all know how it went. This made my day. My foster was actually on that transport heading up to NY so of course it is nice to hear how the exchange went. I can see her in some of the photos! I am happy to report that she arrived in her forever home around noon today and her new dad is so happy to have her!

  5. July 25th, 2009 | 10:17 pm

    A shortage of hounds in NY?! Now that is a crisis!

    I love rescue stories, transport stories and happily ever after stories.

  6. July 26th, 2009 | 9:59 am

    I thoroughly enjoyed this blog. Thanks so much Cat for sharing your adventures with us. I feel like I was actually there! So glad that everything turned out like it did in that part of town. I knew it would be ok. You guys are doing a wonderful thing and I knew all of our prayers would be answered and everything would come out just fine. Hurray for Buttermilk and the rest of the crew going to forever homes!!!

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