New Years Eve Party in full swing – Pizza ordered!

December 31st, 2009 - 5:05 pm KY Time

Hollow Fellow Basset Hound and NYE Pizza Party Lovers! Julian, Chaps, Emma and I are gettin’ our party on! The Pizza is ordered and the hounds are ready for their fair share of the crust that Julian does not eat!

Here we are in full party mode! Emma not only gets crust later but crumbs off Julian’s mouth from lunch! She is really loving this 2010 thing!


Now it is Chaps turn to attack his cousin….Any year that starts off like this is going to get even better!


Chaps keeps a vigilant eye for the Pizza delivery guy!


Emma horns back in for a NYE kiss. It’s not midnight yet, but we get our lovin’ on the run!


No one is moving until I say so!


Then all heck broke loose – the doorbell rang.

More gettin’ our party on later….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma AKA little crust lover!

It’s a Blue Moon New Years Eve!!!!

December 31st, 2009 - 5:05 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Blue Moon Lovers!


At the end of 2009, a “blue moon” will preside over the annual New Year’s Eve countdown and accompanying ball drop in Times Square.

But what does this mean?

For most people, it will just mean a full pie in the sky Thursday night. A blue moon is simply the second full moon in month. It doesn’t actually have anything to do with color at all.

Usually, there’s only one full moon each month because the monthly calendar was built on the lunar cycle (29.5 days). But once every 2-1/2 years, those extra half days add up to two full moons in a month.

So where does the name come from?

According to NASA’s website, the term blue moon was “used in much the same way we use the term ‘harvest moon.’ There were twelve names for full moons, one for each month, and the name blue moon was used in years which had 13 full moons.”

But in 1943, Sky and Telescope Magazine erroneously wrote that the second full moon in any calendar month was called a blue moon. The label stuck and is still used today.

It’s relatively rare that a blue moon would fall on New Year’s Eve. The last time that happened was 1990, according to CNN.

Even more rare there were two blue moons in 1999, one in January and one in March. That happens only about four times a century.

Interestingly enough, this is not where the expression “once in a blue moon” comes from. According to NASA, that phrase is believed to have originated in 1883 after the eruption of Indonesia’s Mount Krakatoa. The volcano put so much dust in the atmosphere that the moon actually looked blue in color. The event was deemed so unusual the phrase “once in a blue moon” was coined.

More interesting blue moon facts later but for now enjoy this tune from the wonderful and melodic Chris Isaak

Happy Blue Moon New Years Eve fellow town lovers!

Farewell 2009 and Welcome 2010!

December 31st, 2009 - 12:12 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and looking forward to 2010 lovers…..

Well, today is the last day of our 2009. I wonder howl many homeless basset hounds were saved in 2009. That would be a fun stat to know.

What is everyone doing for New Years Eve? Here in basset hound town we will ring in the new year with our beloved Julian. We have rang in many New Years together and we always have a blast. The kids absolutely love it. We have the best party ever!


We wish all of our residents a safe and happy new year. We cannot wait to see what unfolds in basset hound town in 2010.

More looking forward later….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Weird bird event on my back deck???

December 29th, 2009 - 1:01 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and weird bird event lovers….

It was the oddest thing. I was sitting at my desk working. I have a door in my office with a window and I saw a giant blue jay fly up and land on one of my flower pots. Here is a picture of Chaps during the summer next to flower pots. This is basically what I see out of my door if it is open. The window is about half of this view.


My camera is still at my sisters and I am kicking myself for leaving it there. I can take pictures with my lap top, but not pictures of the blue jays. Anyway, back to the story.

Then another blue jay flew up and landed on another pot. I kid you not these Blue Jays were as big as small chickens. Huge I tell you. When they landed they shook the entire stand. Does anyone know if both the male and female are bright blue? OK, then one of the Blue Jays started using it’s beak like a shovel and digging dirt out of the pot. It was crazy! The dirt was flying all over the place. The other one was watching and jumping around. Then about 6 smaller birds (chickadees) flew up and landing all over the place. So, I am sitting here enjoying the show, not moving so I would not scare them off and guess what????? I heard all kinds of loud pecking. Then a monster red headed woodpecker flew up and landed on the railing of the deck with both the blue jays! It only lasted a few seconds and they all flew off.

OK so, here I am typing away about my weird bird event and guess what? Two baby blue jays just flew up and landed on the same flower pots. They were the cutest babies you have ever seen. I bet that one was shoveling for food for the babies.

So, there you have it. A fun diversion from work!

Hopefully more entertaining weird bird events later…..Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Emma is back to work….

December 29th, 2009 - 11:11 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and back to work lovers: Well, our Emma is all bright faced and bushy tailed and back to work. Here she is in her cubicle which is next to my cubicle.


I was wondering what was wrong with her. Was it too much Christmas Cheer?


Just kidding! Our Emma is not a drinker. Howl ever her Mom might open that bottle on New Years Eve. We received it from Devon from the AZBHR fundraiser!

Thanks Devon. We will let you know howl it is.

More dreaming of New Years Eve later….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Emma has a belly ache

December 28th, 2009 - 10:10 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Emma Lovers…

Our Emma has a belly ache. I have been busy tending to her. I have her tucked in right now.


She had some GI problems earlier today. I got her tucked in after Grandma rubbed her belly. These things always scare a family.

More updates later…Love, Cat, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Bassethoundtown residents Peter and Emily showcase their new foster hound PARKER!

December 27th, 2009 - 10:10 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and meeting Parker Lovers! Parker is being fostered by Peter and his family for the wonderful basset hound rescue, BROOD.

You are going to enjoy every second of the wonderful video. Emily does an excellent job showing off Parker. Don’t miss Parker waving goodbye!

You will also see Monty who is the family’s hound. Not to be left out is Tigger, under the chair.

Visit Parker’s page here! He is about half way down the page.


More keeping up with Parker, BHT resident later….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

We have a new HoPper! ANDY

December 27th, 2009 - 11:11 am KY Time



Howllo fellow Basset Hound and new HoPper lovers….

Please to meet you Andy! Our Andy was in a kill shelter in Norfolk VA. I guess he was dumped by his family. I really don’t know why he was there. Another Basset Hound rescue wanted to save him but they could not find a foster home. Enter Marilyn…….

So, Basset C.A.R.E. pulled him and their transport coordinator who is also a psychic pet communicator said that the hound told him his name is Andy. Is that too cool? I wonder what else he said?

So, this morning we have a pupdate from Dear Marilyn……..

“This is the only pic I’ve snapped of him so far. He’s hiding under the coffee table after a very trying day – a 4-hour road trip from Norfolk, getting dumped in a houseful of crazy dogs, and a vet visit already. He seemed kind of depressed and painful in his legs so I called my vet and was able to get him right in. He’s got horrible, horrible teeth (why do they always come that way?), bad infections in eyes and ears and has pain in his back and hips. His shoulders don’t look too steady, either. I got him set up for a dental and x-rays on Monday, and he’ll start on Rimadyl & antibiotics today.

He’s a sweet old boy. Very quiet, knows to go to the door for potty and came back through the doggie door by himself, so maybe he’s had one before.”


Poor old guy. He will soon feel right at home with all the other old men and women of HOP. I sure wish I could win the lottery. it would be so cool.

Welcome home Andy. I am already in love…..

More loving Andy later…..Cat, Chaps and Emma

I’m the boss and you are nothing!

December 26th, 2009 - 5:05 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and being the boss lovers! Will you do me a favor and tell me if you can see this one minute movie. I just took it with my laptop. Normally, I would upload to YouTube, but I wanted to see if this worked.

Here is a picture I took of our Emma just prior to the mini video. So innocent…..

Photo on 2009-12-26 at 13.30

Then Mr. Man races into the office. Time to set Emma straight!

Movie on 2009-12-26 at 15.58

Every night after dinner Chaps will try to prove to Emma that he is the boss. It is just so funny. He tries to put Emma in her place but she thinks he is just playing with her.

I can hear Chaps saying, “I am the boss and you are nothing.” Then Emma would say, “Well, that makes you the boss over nothing!”

More bossing around later….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Romeo loved his purple wiener dog!

December 26th, 2009 - 1:01 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and wanting to see the infamous purple wiener dog from the Walgreens story!

My sister sent me this photo this morning.


Ah, life is good the day after Christmas!

More purple wiener dog toy stories later….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

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