Buttermilk is not a basset, she’s a mountain goat

July 31st, 2009 - 11:11 pm KY Time
Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and goat Lovers! This just in from Marilyn from House of Puddles!
“Buttermilk is not a basset, she’s a mountain goat!”
She climbs up and over anything and anyone to get to me. And she’s quite determined about it.

I’m sure I’ll be getting some better pictures, but in these she had climbed onto the couch (always climbs, never jumps) crawled over the end table and was on her way to climbing onto my little laptop table.


Marilyn, Alvin, Lollipup, Hasheen, Ricky, Lucy, Norman, Boomerang Jeeps, Laverne, Hermey, Billy, April, Polly, Jasmine, Bowser, Daisy, Winnie, Sophie, DeeDee, Patty, Loretta…
House of Puddles,
Frederick, MD

More Mountain goat news later….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma!



  1. lois
    July 31st, 2009 | 11:39 pm

    gotta love them basset-mountain goat mixes!!!!

    you got butter milk go!!!!

    did i see on your tweet…a mastiff puppy to add to enzo & family? bet that will go over well with chaps during those sleep over times…..eek! ummmm english mastiff’s grow to be HUMUMGOUS! like build an addtion onto the house now big! there’s one at our park…and he is sweet but liek 213 lbs at 14 months….norman.

  2. August 1st, 2009 | 8:46 am

    Buttermilk is just full of personality and talent – all she needed was proper care and a loving home so she could shine. I love this dog more with every update. What a cool dog!

    I saw that tweet about Enzo and Oscar getting a Mastiff for a little (BIG) brother. Maybe the Mayor wouldn’t mind so much if the Mastiff gets a velvet lined pony cart to carry Chaps to all his meetings.

  3. August 1st, 2009 | 9:00 am

    Lois – You did see that on a Tweet. They are meeting the breeder this weekend and the Mom and Dad. Yes, I will be baby sitting a Mastiff as well. I might have to change how I do baby sitting and stay at their home and ferry back and forth. Can you get any pictures of Norman?


  4. August 1st, 2009 | 9:07 am

    Kerry – That is so funny! I get the best visual! I really am excited for them because my sister LOVES BIG DOGS! She has had a Great Dane, a Neo Mastiff and now the biggest of them all an English Mastiff. I will hopefully be doing a full blog post on this later today after I talk to her. They traveled 4 north in OH. The babies are too young to bring home so they are just looking at Mom and Dad and viewing the kennel. Chaps is not one to adapt to change very well. Sis has a huge family vacation coming in November where I will be in charge of her pack.


    Lois said 213 pounds, looks like I was off by about 100 pounds! OMG

  5. August 1st, 2009 | 9:45 am

    Cat – I found this about the English Mastiff:

    “The English Mastiff is the heaviest dog breed in the world. “Mighty Murphy” from England weighed 159 kilos! “Normal” weight of a fully grown male Mastiff is between 80-100 kilos (about 180-220 lbs.), but this varies quite a lot within the breed.

    Compared to other breeds that often are considered big, the Mastiff is incomparable. Even if taller but less heavy breeds like the Great Dane and the Irish Wolfhound can be impressive, the English Mastiff has a combination of power, size and massiveness that no other dog can beat. The smallest breeds tend to look a bit funny standing beside of a Mastiff. It’s like that famous quote: “What the lion is to the cat, the Mastiff is to the dog”. It’s an interesting thought that you need at least 40 Yorkshire terriers to match the weight of one Mastiff!”

    The website is mastiffweb.com (some great photos too and a funny story about a mastiff trying to get comfortable in a volkswagen and causing the car to move while driving down the road!)

  6. Cat
    August 1st, 2009 | 10:49 am

    Kerry – you are scaring me! Can you imagine the drool from this breed? My Mom and I were at a dog show once and we saw a crowd forming around what appeared to be a lion. Of course it was not. It was an English Mastiff the size of New York. The owner was using a beach towel to sop up the drool. It was jaw dropping to see this guy. People were waiting in line to get their pictures with him. A light bulb just went off. Maybe I can charge people to take his picture. Then we can give the money to basset hound rescue. I can call it Mastiffs for Bassets! LOL

  7. August 1st, 2009 | 1:17 pm

    Good idea Cat! Mastiffs for Bassets has a good ring to it. Speaking of climbing on stuff…Rugby does that. He doesn’t jump on anything either. He puts one front paw up there then the other front paw up then he brings one back leg up and starts getting on the couch then the other back leg. He can get up on the fouton in my computer room while I’m laying on it and I never even feel him get up there. He’s sneaky!

  8. MaureenandSlinky
    August 3rd, 2009 | 10:34 am

    I think all Bassets have some “mountain goat” them, when Slinky wanted a bag of treats I had placed on the mantle of the fireplace, she climbed onto the Lazy Boy chair stood up with her paws leaning on the back of chair and grabbed to bag of treats with her mouth.

    I think this shows that Buttermilk is on her way to being a healthy active Basset.

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