Sunday Morning Emma…..

January 31st, 2010 - 12:12 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Sunday Morning Emma Lovers…..

Wow, I am certainly one of those. This morning I was was back in my office. Emma usually goes and takes her morning nap in the living room but today she followed me back to the office. She is so cute. She works and works to get her bed just right. She flips that little blanket up in the air and circles and circles. It does me no good to help her because she flips the blanket off and has to do it herself. She has always had to do it herself. Everything. She has such a mind of her own! So, about 20 minutes later here she is!


She wore herself out!







More napping later….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Cat’s Movie Pick of the Night!

January 30th, 2010 - 11:11 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Movie Pick Lovers! OMG I need to laugh and so do you! This movie is one of my all time favorites.

Captain Ron…..


Have you seen it. OMG I Laugh So Loud. This is a movie I can watch over and over again. Martin Short cracks me up!

Kurt Russel is genius.

This is a clip of Captain Ron docking the sail boat…….

Do yourself a favor and watch this flick. If you have seen it, watch it again!


More laughing until you cry lovers later….Cat, Chaps and Emma

Light a candle for our Floyd…

January 30th, 2010 - 10:10 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Floyd Lovers….

Our Floyd was not at the House of Puddles for very long but he was able to know love for 3 months.

I learned of his passing last night from Marilyn. She states,

“I didn’t have him very long, barely 3 months, and I’m so sad he never really got to enjoy his senior years. But I hope he knew he was very much loved while he was with me. At the vet’s office this evening, they put a quilt on the floor. I laid down on it a patted a spot next to me and he actually came over on his own and laid down next to me. I stroked and cuddled him till he went to sleep from the sedative, then we let him go to the Bridge.








Marilyn, Alvin, Lollipup, Hasheen, Ricky, Boomerang Jeeps, Hermey, Billy, April, Polly, Jasmine, Bowser, Daisy, Patty, Buttermilk, Jiminy, Cricket, Floyd, Bessie,
Coltrane, Andy…
House of Puddles,
Frederick, MD
More loving and helping Floyd to the bridge later…..Cat, Chaps and Emma

And speaking of Buster…….

January 30th, 2010 - 7:07 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and reminiscing about the past lovers. Ah, the past. Buster has me wondering about all of the homeless bassets that the residents of Bassethoundtown have helped get into their forever homes. I am in the process of creating a subblog category so we can keep track of them. I started designing this header for the subblog a few months ago.


I bought the domain name of but I have not done anything with it yet. I just wanted to make sure I owned it. Since I designed this header several more homeless have passed through our town and are now full fledged residents. I decided to go with this group because I know in my heart there are going to be WAY TOO many to all fit in the header.

This subblog will be where I file all of our homeless turned residents. I just don’t want to forget about a single one.

Of course Buster is right up front, needing a belly rub!

More thanking YOU as a special resident of basset hound town later!

Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Guess who I heard from???

January 30th, 2010 - 7:07 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Blast From the Past Lovers! This morning when I logged onto the nets I had an e-mail from Buster’s Mom, Shelia! It was such a nice way to start the day. Buster is bassethoundtown’s very first ever rescue basset. He was rescued back in 2007. His life was the pits living in a crate about 20 hours a day with newspaper as his bedding. He had laid in ink so long it was permanently embedded in his beautiful white coat. What is wrong with people? Anyway, here is a picture of Buster and I the night I picked him up.


He is such a good boy. I was able to get him into Bluegrass Basset Hound Rescue and he was scooped up within days by Sheila. She said the Buster ran into her house and up the stairs with her other basset chasing him and they played for hours. Needless to say that Susan of BGBR left without Buster!

This is my favorite picture of our Buster.


Shortly after this picture was taken Chaps attacked the poor guy and from that moment on I knew I could not foster. It was not fair to Chaps and not fair to the foster. I gave it a try but it just was not worth Chaps anguish.

(or the life of the foster)!

Here is a video I did for our Buster….


Thanks for stopping by Sheila! I hope you enjoy the items found in the boutique!

More keeping up with the residents later….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Tonight will be the biggest, brightest full moon of the year!

January 29th, 2010 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset hound and full moon lovers….

No, not these full moons but the one in the sky!


This is Chaps and Emma trying to beat each other out the door to get a glimpse. OK, OK, Emma can’t see but she just wants to be a part of it!

If you’re a fan of the moon and Mars, tonight’s a twofer: You’ll see the biggest, brightest full moon of the year, and Mars will appear at its biggest and brightest in the past 780 days.

Friday’s moon will be 30 percent brighter and 14 percent wider than a full moon at the opposite time of year.

The reasons: The moon traces an elliptical orbit around Earth, and tonight Ol’ Luna will be at its closest point with respect to Earth; and Mars will be in opposition — opposite the sun when viewed from Earth, and thus as close to the third rock from the sun as it ever gets. (No, it will never, ever not even close look as big as the full moon.) However, if you want a comparison, astronomers say the red planet will appear nearly as bright as Sirius, the star with the highest apparent brightness in the night sky.

Tonight’s spectacular is the full Wolf moon, a name given by Native American Nations. (Don’t tell your hound, it might be too hard to get him/her back in after a nocturnal walk.)

Last night the moon was of course almost full and appeared to have a halo, but according to our local weather person this effect was ice crystals.


Pretty huh? It is so dang cold but I will still try to view the bright moon tonight. I hope I can see it. I am pretty jazzed.

More full moons later……


I can’t help myself!

Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Just a sweet photo of our hounds!

January 28th, 2010 - 10:10 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and sweet photo lovers.

Howl can anyone not be one of those?


This is a picture I took of the kids missing Grandpa! Then I took them to go see him. He was needing a bit of rehab and so were they!

I think I know the best rehab! Grandpa has been so sad. Now he is getting better after his fall.

The kids went to visit him yesterday!


Rye bread and Grandpa! There is no better therapy!

More loving rye bread later….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Woof of Air

January 27th, 2010 - 2:02 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and lifesaving gear for dogs and cat lovers! Wow, I was reading my daily basset hound news this morning and ran across this really cool story out of Wyoming!


Bob Fawcett, a fire investigator with Casper Fire-EMS, demonstrates on Tuesday afternoon how an oxygen recovery mask fits on Boogie, a basset hound belonging to Charlie Vogel. Vogel belongs to the Central Wyoming Kennel Club, which organized the donation of 12 mask kits to local emergency responders. (Kerry Huller/Star-Tribune)

The Casper Fire Department’s newest lifesaving gear will be reserved for patients with four legs.

City firefighters, along with the rest of Natrona County’s fire agencies, will begin carrying pet oxygen masks this week. Fire officials say they’ll use the new gear to treat dogs and cats for smoke inhalation.

“We’ve had to do mouth-to-mouth in the past,” said Casper Fire-EMS Chief Mark Young. “This will be much better.”

Firefighters already use human masks on injured pets. But those masks don’t deliver oxygen efficiently to animals, which is essential for treating smoke inhalation, said Casper Fire Capt. Patrick McJunkin.

“These are designed to deliver a higher concentration to the animal because it is shaped appropriately,” he said.

The pet masks work with existing oxygen equipment and won’t require additional training for firefighters, he added.

It’s not uncommon for pets to be injured in fires, said Casper Fire Investigator Bob Fawcett. While people know to escape, animals usually hide somewhere in the house.

Fawcett demonstrated the masks Tuesday at a downtown fire station. A glass mask fit easily over the snout of Boogie, a 2-year-old bassett hound, and a rubber seal kept it from sliding off. While Boogie didn’t appear bothered by the gear, Moose, a 2-year-old Beauceron, squirmed when Fawcett covered his snout.

“Normally in the situations we are using this, he probably would not be conscious, so he wouldn’t be fighting this,” Fawcett said.

Nora Pridham of the Central Wyoming Kennel Club began looking into pet oxygen masks last fall while discussing fires with other members of the group. She eventually found the Invisible Fence Company, which agreed to donate $3,000 worth of gear to Casper area fire departments.

The masks come in three different sizes, meaning they can be used on a variety of animals, she said.

“It’s important to have one for your pet,” she said. “The furniture, the house, can be replaced.”

McJunkin said he didn’t know of any other fire agencies in Wyoming that carried pet-specific gear.

“Human life is obviously the priority, but we take this very seriously as well,” he said. “If we have the right tools for a pet to survive, absolutely it’s worth it.”

Reach reporter Joshua Wolfson at (307) 266-0582 or at

End of article….

I just love that idea. Anyway you can help a fire fighter I am all for it. This is what I have on my front door in plain sight!


You can click on the image and drag it to your desk top. Then you can print it for yourself. I laminated mine.

More, you can never be too safe later…..Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Do you want to see a picture of Lena in her foster home?

January 26th, 2010 - 9:09 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Lena in her new foster home lovers!

Guess what? Lena will now be bow lingual! She is now learning French! Qui Qui!


Erica and Lena are fast friends!

Can you imagine that Lena was a dumped KY girl now living with the beautiful Erica soon to become bow lingual?

Life is so good when we all come together.

More J’adore later….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Nell is re-entered in the Bissell contest in an effort to win money for House of Puddles

January 25th, 2010 - 11:11 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Sussex Spaniels trying to win money for House of Puddles lovers!


This is a fairly long contest that has 12 voting periods each a week long. If Nell wins just one voting period she is in the running to win the big prize of 10K which she will be donating to House of Puddles!!!

Here is your voting link for this week!



I guess it should say, what can we do for Nell so she can do for HOP!

More reminding you to vote later! Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

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