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!


  1. JoshBokaie
    August 28th, 2009 | 5:03 pm

    This made my day to see this!! I am so PROUD of Chaps! Congrats to you too Miss Cathy!! I know you are proud of him. Give Chaps an extra treat for me:) The best to all of you guys!

  2. MaureenandSlinky
    August 28th, 2009 | 5:15 pm

    This is so exciting, and I can’t believe how calm the Mayor is. I guess he is not one to “toot his own horn” so to speak.

    This will be an excellent topic for the radio program and when you go to New York.

  3. Paula and Samantha Josephine
    August 28th, 2009 | 5:37 pm

    So proud of our mayor and happy for you. I voted religiously!

  4. MaureenandSlinky
    August 28th, 2009 | 6:01 pm

    Cat, be sure a contact Victoria’s Secret.

  5. Mary & Scully
    August 28th, 2009 | 6:09 pm

    We are so proud of the Mayor! He is the cutest cover model ever!

  6. Candace Wilson
    August 28th, 2009 | 6:32 pm

    I hope Chaps remembers all us “little people” now that he had hit the big time. Chaps – I think this is you at your most handsomest!!

    We are so proud of you. If this doesn’t get you on the Today show, I don’t know what will!

    Candy and Bailey

  7. August 28th, 2009 | 7:29 pm

    Oh my, what a proud Momma you must be, Cat. Chaps looks fabulous! What a great cover. And your generosity of donating the whole $1,000 winner’s check to HOP was and is overwhelming. You are one very special lady, Cat, and we LUBS you!

  8. August 28th, 2009 | 7:55 pm

    Marilyn – I am beaming! I am a bit sad that they did not mention how 100% of the prize when to HOP. I thought that was kind of odd. I contacted about 10 different folks to try to make that happen. Anyway, I guess they did not want to go into that. What EV! I sure will!~ hehe

    I am going to use the Yellow Pages to the fullest! Chaps is ready to make it happen! KEWL…….


    Cat, Chaps and Emma

  9. Trisha, Jaws, Lulu, and Brutus
    August 28th, 2009 | 8:03 pm

    Wow that cover turned out better than I could ahve imagined, although thats not hard to believe with such a handsome fellow like Chaps. LOVE IT!!!!

  10. Mary
    August 28th, 2009 | 8:38 pm

    Chaps is becoming so famous. A real star hound.
    He really does look humble, not flashy or above
    the rest of his subjects. Wonderful to get more
    Basset Hounds out in the public eye. They really are the best breed in dogdom.

  11. Debbie and the Masterpiece Bassets
    August 28th, 2009 | 9:30 pm

    Chaps looks so great!!! The best hound picture yet! Congratulations!

  12. BJ
    August 28th, 2009 | 10:30 pm

    Are famous and handsome Chaps should be on the yellow pages of every phone in the USA!!

    You ROCK!!!

  13. jon
    August 29th, 2009 | 6:15 am

    He looks splendid, Cat. I am so happy for you guys. Howls of delight from the Bjorkwood gang.

  14. kipandgus
    August 29th, 2009 | 8:50 am

    The greatest cover of any publication I have ever seen. We are so proud of the Mayor, Cat and that barootiful Emmers.
    Kip, Gus, Bonnie and Charlie Bear

  15. Soupkan
    August 29th, 2009 | 8:58 am

    Congrats! Chaps looks so handsome!!

    So proud of Chaps and happy for you.

  16. Cindy, Jethro, Rugs, Oz and Harriet
    August 29th, 2009 | 9:16 am

    What a handsome picture! Too bad they didn’t mention that you donated to HOP. I guess they didn’t want to do that kind of advertising? Oh well. This is only the beginning! Chaps will get the word out.

  17. Cheyney
    August 29th, 2009 | 2:48 pm

    Congrats on the big win! Chaps you are a stud for sure! Give him a hug from me!

  18. Cher-Moe-Lucy
    August 29th, 2009 | 2:56 pm

    We are so proud of our superstar. Howls coming to you from sunny California. We will celebrate with a tasty treat in Chap’s honor

  19. Debbie Wood and King JB, Angel,Lucky, Templeton
    August 29th, 2009 | 10:06 pm

    We are so proud of Chaps I think that cover turned out great. We voted everyday for Chaps That is one Yellow Page Book that needs to be left out on a table for evryone to see

    Debbie, Angel, Lucky Puck, Templeton, King JB

  20. August 30th, 2009 | 11:19 pm

    Very exciting and best YP cover I’ve ever seen!! Odd that they didn’t want to mention how you donated the prize money to HOP. Sounds like it could have been good PR for them too.


  21. Pam, Olive, HBeaudreux & Ginny
    September 1st, 2009 | 5:07 pm

    This is fantastic news! Chaps makes a wonderfully handsome front cover and is now famous in the human world too! Chaps, you look very debonair (but humble) in spite of the fame and fortune that has been bestowed upon you. Kudos to Miss Cathy for donating the winnings to HOP!

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