I have always wanted a little shop….

February 20th, 2010 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and little shop lovers…..

I have always wanted a little shop but the time was never right. I still don’t think the time is right but I am moving closer to my time. I feel it.

I have a friend, Carolyn Bardo, who has a pretzel sandwich shop in this little quaint district of Bellevue Kentucky. It is called Twister Sisters. Isn’t that cute?

She told me that a shop has opened up and get this, the rent is 200.00 per month. I thought that was pretty good!

It is one of those cute little shopping districts you can find in all kinds of towns across the USA.

Here is a horrible picture of the shop that is available….


You really can’t tell much from this picture. The mirror image shop is on the other side and has an embroidery business.

I thought it would be cute to put something like this in the window, under my huge BASSETHOUNDTOWN.COM banner…..


Stuff for dogs and the people who wait on them hand and paw.

Then I would have this blown up poster size…..

paw in hand

I have had visions of howl Grandma and I could decorate the window! I have enough inventory to fill that place 3 times over.

It is pretty exciting to think about it. I still think the timing is just not right. My debt is not where I want it to be and Grandpa is still not feeling well.

But…..I think it might be sometime soon. It might not be that exact store front. Some of the stores have a New Orleans style outside grotto areas. Now that is howl we would like to roll! I am sure that rent is not 200 bucks a month, howl ever!

Here is a picture of one of the shops with a grotto area. It would be perfect for the kids to mill around in. They could howl to the masses who would quickly adore themz! hehe


My BFF and I were shopping a few months back.


Janie (BFF) hangin’ in the grotto area. We started kindergarten together!!!!

More dreaming of cool store ideas later….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Hey Janie – let’s get our grotto on! LOL


  1. Debbie and the Masterpiece Bassets
    February 21st, 2010 | 12:04 pm

    Cat, when you get started let me know and you can open a “gently used” section in your store front. I’ll mail you all my basset stuff and fill the other half! Thanks for sharing your dream! I love it when folks do that!

  2. February 21st, 2010 | 12:26 pm

    I sure would like to do that as well! I will keep everyone posted because that will be a satellite office for the Mayor and his trusty right paw lady!


  3. MaureenandSlinky
    February 22nd, 2010 | 10:54 am

    I think it’s a great idea, but what would really make it work is to have Chaps/Emma on hand. They both are so good with people that buyers would want to come into your shop just to pet the Bassets, and they would probably stay to purchase some things.

  4. Bob the dog
    February 28th, 2010 | 7:50 pm

    We think you should do it CAt..afterall there is no time like the present and


    and I should know


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