Blast from the past…….

February 23rd, 2010 - 10:10 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Grandpa walking Chaps lovers….

Just to let you know, our Grandpa is not doing well. Many of you have e-mailed me asking about Grandpa. I will have more information soon but for now, this is howl I want to think of himz and the Mayor…..

Both are the happiest in this picture. John Wayne Rudert and his best friend,
Chaps Wayne Rudert…..


Getting ready to enjoying a late summer walk. It looks like rain, but that did not stop them. I think this was day 2 of bringing Chaps and Emma home from TX.

I must laugh because I remember Grandpa turning around and telling Chaps while chucking, “Let’s get away from all of these woman!” Grandpa was itching to show Chaps off.

More later…Cat, Chaps and Emma


  1. lois
    February 23rd, 2010 | 11:49 pm

    you ask. any time.

  2. Wanda
    February 24th, 2010 | 12:20 am

    Sending up many prayers and drools. Like wise you need anything just let us know.
    We love you 🙂

  3. Judy, Bumper and Abby
    February 24th, 2010 | 12:21 am

    I am thinking about you during this very hard time. I remember seeing Grandpa walking the kids on Highland Avenue and he really seemed to enjoy it. Take care.

  4. BJ
    February 24th, 2010 | 2:11 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you…distance might keep us apart, but I am always by your side. Love you.

  5. February 24th, 2010 | 4:30 am

    Oodles of healing drool from me and some very cold and snowy woofs in Sweden.

  6. Mary Bauer
    February 24th, 2010 | 7:36 am

    My thoughts are with you and your mom Cat. I know how rough this is.

  7. Cindy, Jethro, Rugs, Oz and Harriet
    February 24th, 2010 | 8:48 am

    And this is how you will always think of him and the mayor. How sweet.

    Judy, Bumper and Abby, could you please send me your e-mail address at I have a question for ya. Thanks!

  8. Candy and Bailey
    February 24th, 2010 | 9:55 am

    Cat – I also echo Lois’ message. We are here for you–we love you.


  9. Audra, Colby Chaps & Abby
    February 24th, 2010 | 10:20 am

    Cat…..we are with you in spirit. Grandpa is in our thoughts and prayers as are you and Grandma. I know Chaps misses his Grandpa. We love you.

  10. MaureenandSlinky
    February 24th, 2010 | 10:54 am

    This is so sweet. I can’t decide on who is more handsome Chaps or Grandpa.

  11. February 24th, 2010 | 11:56 am

    I am thinking of you and your family and sending love, drool and sad basset eyes your way. Hang in there!

  12. Bruce Hickey
    February 24th, 2010 | 11:57 am

    Here’s keeping Grandpa in our happy thoughts. Gretchen and I treasure our pictures of her grandpa and our basset hounds, Sophie and Napoleon. That is true happiness on Chaps and Grandpa’s faces!

    Bruce and Gretchen

  13. February 24th, 2010 | 8:58 pm

    We are praying for you, Grandma and Grandpa. I know this is a hard time for all of you. I wish I could be right there with you, taking care of the little things that need to be done (like bake tots for the kids). I love you – very much.

  14. February 25th, 2010 | 5:14 pm

    “YES” (nuff said)
    Love you all.

  15. Paula and Samantha Josephine
    February 27th, 2010 | 10:12 am

    Love, thoughts, prayers, and drool to you dear lady, and your family, from ours.

  16. kipandgus
    February 27th, 2010 | 7:20 pm

    Our thoughts prayers and drool are with you all.
    We love you,
    Kip, Gus, Bonnie and Charlie Bear

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