I had to laugh this morning…….

August 31st, 2009 - 10:10 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and laughing in the morning lovers: This morning I was cleaning up the kitchen and Chaps was in his usual spot, preening and watching me clean. I tell you what, looking at that boy makes cleaning the kitchen much easier. Anyway, I had the kid’s little potato container sitting on the counter and the thought crossed my simple mind…..”I wonder how many of those tiny red potato bits my boy has eaten in his life?” Now that’s some deep thinking to start the day off with!


Since Emma is allergic to most everything – included Chaps drool, she can’t have many treats. She tolerates potatoes well and they both love them. I just cut them into little bite size pieces and keep them in the fridge.

More deep thoughts later…..Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Remember when???????

August 30th, 2009 - 9:09 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Remember When Lovers? I just had to go back in time. My Dad used to walk the kids every day. So much so that a local paper reporter took his picture! This was back in 2005. Grandpa walked the kids every day. Like clock work!


It is so sad. My Dad cannot walk the kids anymore. They are all the worst for it. This is the worst part of getting old for my Dad. He laments over it constantly.

It really is hell getting old. Not only for the elderly but for the others that depended on them. Grandpas are so dependable! He still is. Just not in the walking capacity.

More depending on Grandpa later…Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

OK – we need to pick a picture of the Mayor!

August 29th, 2009 - 12:12 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hounds and Senior Hounds Abound lovers: The deadline to submit a photo of your favorite Sr. Hound for the 2010 SHB calendar is quickly approaching. It is actually Monday, August the 31st!

Chaps is going to enter again and try his luck at being featured for a month.

Here is photo selection number 1.


There is also photo number 2 from this same photo shoot. I would guess that it would be for a fall featured month.


Or this stunner, photo number 3.


Last, but not least………..(just kidding)


I know I did not give my dear readers much time to vote. I totally forgot about the picture submission which ends on Monday. Here is the link if you want to enter your favorite Sr. Hound:

Senior HoundsAbound Calendar Contest!

More deciding which photo later…..Cat, Chaps and Emma

A great House of Puddles lady passed away today:( LAVERNE…

August 28th, 2009 - 6:06 pm KY Time

Howlllo Fellow Basset Hound and Laverne Lovers. Well, one of the many greats passed away in her sleep today at House of Puddles. Laverne was a fine old lady who brought so many of us joy. We all loved hearing Marilyn’s stories of her though out the years. She was actually a favorite of my nephew, Julian. He loves drawing and he picked Laverne as a special project after she went blind, like Emma. We packed up all of Emma’s eye medicine after we heard that Laverne was suffering from glaucoma and sent it to House of Puddles.

Here is the picture Julian picked out to draw of Laverne.


Here is the finished product we sent. Julian and I went out and picked out this frame that looked so lady like.


Here is a close up just of Julian’s drawing…..I just love how he used gray pencils to showcase the gray hair on her face. Just priceless!


Both Julian, (my nephew) and I know how hard it is for a hound to go blind. They stumble and fall but if they are lucky, they have humans like Marilyn to pick them up. I know there are many of you like that on this site. I know Julian and I are 2 of them.


Love, Cat, Chaps, Emma and Julian…..


August 28th, 2009 - 4:04 pm KY Time

HOWLLO FELLOW BASSET HOUND AND YELLOW PAGES LOVERS! We have been waiting and waiting for this proud moment since Chaps was announced as the winner in the companion photo contest for the cover of the Yellow Pages. He could not have won without the residents of basset hound town and their daily votes to support his cause of donating the
1000 dollar prize money to House of Puddles.

So, here it is dear residents!


I am just beyond excited. I am in the process of getting as many copies as I can get my paws on.

OK – this is really cool. When you open the book this is the first page!


The small print is all about the Yellow Pages. I am so excited to get out there and market this. I am going to network this beyond belief. I am so excited. Oh, I already said that! LOL

Here is what you see if you turn the page again!


The pug is the winner of the Hamilton County (Cincinnati) contest. She will be on the cover of that Yellow Pages. Chaps will be in the “runner up” position for that book. Chaps received the most votes over all! Again, thank you to all of the residents who voted for him. I cannot wait to get out in Northern KY and network this. I am going to call of the local TV stations, newspapers, and all regional media. Chaps is really ready for his multiple close ups. Just look at him admiring his cute self!~



We drove down to the public library today to sign their book. They had not received it yet so we are going back to do it with hopefully a hoopla! I will call the local media.


I think Chaps and I are going to be really busy coming up. Emma will come along as well. The spot light will love her!

More loving the color YELLOW later………


Wanna see the Hoppers?

Cat, Chaps and Emma Rudert!

Slow MO…….

August 26th, 2009 - 9:09 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and slow mo lovers! O…….M………G……

too cute!

More slow mo later……Cat, Chaps and Emma

The kids miss Grandma, ALOT!

August 26th, 2009 - 7:07 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Grandma lovers! I could tell that the kids missed their Grandma today. Their Grandma is not unlike many Grandmas that spoil the grand kids! She waits on them hand and paw while she is in charge!


Chaps was so happy to see her, he would not take his paws off of her feet. She was not going to go anywhere without his approval!

Emma was listening to every sound and she also received her belly inspection and full body massage.

More glad to see Grandma later……Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

I just cannot get over this face!

August 26th, 2009 - 11:11 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and looking at cute faces lovers! OMG! This is what Chaps has been doing all day. Staring at me. I just can barely get any work done because I keep having to pet him and love on him.


And then he does a yawn with a cute little shutter at the end. It is just almost too much to bare all of this cuteness.

I think I need to call off work today and just love on hounds! YES!

More cuteness overload later…….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Drool Rules

August 26th, 2009 - 11:11 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Drool Lovers! LOL! The hounds are so glad to have me home they are following me everywhere. So, I am carrying my camera around trying to get a cute picture when I hear Emma drinking water. That should be cute!


Someone saw my car at VMI and wanted to ask me a few questions about basset hounds.

“Do they drool much?”


Yes, indeed. They do drool a fair amount.

More drool rules later……Love, Cat, Chaps and Emm

Could there be anything cuter?

August 25th, 2009 - 11:11 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow basset hound and cute area lovers! Well, I had to show you this pic!


I just made it my screen image!

More bow bows later…..Love, Cat, Chapa and Emma

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