February 28th, 2010 - 8:08 pm KY Time

If you wish to send a card please add a dollar and I will send it to House of Puddles in his name. He always said, “If you get a dollar from a lot of folks, it adds up.”
He cherished those who took care of Seniors. Humans and hounds alike.

Thank you Hospice. You changed my life for the better forever…..

Cat Rudert
P.O. Box 347
Ft. Thomas, KY 41075

More loving the best DAD in the world later…Cat, Chaps and Emma


  1. February 28th, 2010 | 9:01 pm

    Oh Cat ….

    We are sad with you.

    Prayers and love … Kerry, Allan, Hannah, Nell and Sophie.

  2. Mary and Larsen
    February 28th, 2010 | 9:29 pm

    Oh Cat, I am so very sorry about your Dad. I’m at a loss for words, but please know that you are in my thoughts.

    Love you,

  3. Wanda
    February 28th, 2010 | 9:51 pm

    Cat I am so sorry about your Dad. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. There are no words that can that can make you feel better and ease the loss and pain your feeling. Know however there are many who love you and will continue to pray.
    May God strengthen and comfort you through this hard time. May you find peace in His love.
    We love you all-
    Brent,Wanda, Gustav
    Sir Henri and Miss Riley

  4. kipandgus
    February 28th, 2010 | 10:57 pm

    We are so very sorry Cat. You were so lucky to have each other. There is a real beauty to that video. So peaceful. On the way to the Bridge at peace, young and feeling good. Until you meet again.
    A hug to you and your Mom,
    Kip, Lisa, Gus, Bonnie and Charlie Bear

  5. Audra, Colby Chaps & Abby
    February 28th, 2010 | 11:17 pm

    Oh Cat…… I am at a loss for words…… the video was so touching too! I love you, please feel my hug from here. I will be praying for you and Grandma. Your Dad was very blessed to have such a wonderful daughter. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. Judy, Bumper and Abby
    March 1st, 2010 | 12:25 am

    I am so very sorry for your loss. I know how special a dad is to a girl and I am sure you will always have very special memories of him. I think about my dad everyday. You are in my thoughts and prayers. If I can do anything please let me know. The video is very touching as I have actually seen this in person. Take care, Judy

  7. Paula and Samantha Josephine
    March 1st, 2010 | 7:22 am

    Dear Cat,
    Sending you and your family our deepest condolences at this sad and difficult time along with love, hugs, slurps and heart healing drool. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers dear lady.

  8. Cindy, Jethro, Rugs, Oz and Harriet
    March 1st, 2010 | 8:24 am

    I’m soooo very sorry Cat. Please tell your Mom we’re thinking about her too and we send heart healing drool to your whole family. These times in your life are always the very worst but everything happens for a reason. For now, celebrate your Dad’s life and enjoy seeing family and friends. We are here for you. Love you muchly.

    Cindy, Ronald, Jethro, Rugs, Oz and Harriet.

  9. Debra
    March 1st, 2010 | 10:21 am

    we will be praying for you

    Debra, Belle and Bailey

  10. Mary
    March 1st, 2010 | 11:01 am

    Oh, Cat–I am so, so sorry. I will light a candle tonight for your dad–I know how much he loved the animals and I know they will be there to greet him:) The video brought tears…my boys are sending you buckets of warm, sticky drool for your heart pain. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers–Love you, Cat,…mournful arooooooos,

    Mary, Harley, Biggs and Leo

  11. MaureenandSlinky
    March 1st, 2010 | 11:03 am


    I am so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Your father sounded like an optimistic man who made the world a better place to live in.

  12. Bruce Hickey
    March 1st, 2010 | 11:19 am

    Dear Cat:

    We are so sorry you and the hounds had to say good-bye to your Dad. The movie you posted is so beautiful. You were blessed to have had him for so long. Napoleon and Sophie send lots of comforting sniffs and howls.

    Bruce and Gretchen

  13. BJ
    March 1st, 2010 | 11:33 am

    Cat….my thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. My sincere sympathy to you and your family for your loss. He was a special man and forever be in all of our hearts. We love you!!!

  14. Debbie and the Masterpiece Bassets
    March 1st, 2010 | 12:01 pm

    Cat, What a beautiful video, peaceful and true to the gentle spirit of this kind wonderful man. I feel enriched just having “known ” him through you. Sending all our love and prayers for you to find strength in each other until the joy of your memories is re awakened.

  15. Charlene, Bailey, Clancy & Richard
    March 1st, 2010 | 12:03 pm

    Cat,Chaps,Emma $ Grandma

    Was so sorry to hear about Grandpa, our thoughts and prayers are with you’ll. We love you so very much.

    Glenn, Charlene, Bailey, Clancy & Richard

  16. March 1st, 2010 | 12:20 pm

    My heart is aching for you and your family, Cat. I know your dad is having one heck of a great time with all the houndies at the Bridge, though.

  17. Geneva
    March 1st, 2010 | 12:38 pm

    Cat – Thinking of you during this very difficult time. I am so very sorry for your loss.

    Geneva & Yodel

  18. marty
    March 1st, 2010 | 1:07 pm

    Holding you tight in our hearts.

    Marty and the PET gurlz

  19. joni brooks
    March 1st, 2010 | 1:44 pm

    Cat & Grandma,
    I am so sorry to read about Grandpa’s passing. You were so lucky to have such a great man for a father and for so long. I will keep you all in my prayers and lite a candle for Grandpa tonite.
    joni, Pally & Gizzy

  20. Karen M
    March 1st, 2010 | 4:04 pm

    I’m sooooo sorry for your loss. I lost my Dad 10 years ago, and I still think of him fondly. I’m sure you’ll remember all the wonderful happy times you spent with him for the rest of your life. My deepest sympathy is sent to your beautiful mother and the rest of your family. May God bless you all. Karen McDonough

  21. March 1st, 2010 | 5:22 pm

    Dear Cat,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time. Thanks for sharing your father with us in your stories and especially with today’s video. I hope your dad meets up with my bassets, Leonard and Barney in heaven!!! They would be lucky to have each other. I am sure that your dad knows how to love up the throat fat:) Hang in there and drool and belly rubs to Chaps and Emma.

  22. jon
    March 1st, 2010 | 6:00 pm

    Dear Cat,
    I was very sorry to hear of your loss. Lots of warm wishes from Kennel Björkwood. We’re thinking of you. XXXX

  23. lois
    March 2nd, 2010 | 1:02 am


    revelations 21:4
    and god shall wipe away all the tears from their eyes; and there shall be more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain, for the former things are passed away.

    and he that sat upon the throne said, “behold i make all things new. and he said unto me, write: for for these words are true and faithful.”

    cat..once again…you need, you ask..you got it. you are a friend..you are family. that it all that there is.

    so sorry.

    lois, buster & the coop

  24. Wanda
    March 2nd, 2010 | 6:04 pm

    Lois- those are the same passages my son read to us when my Mother in law passed. They bring such comfort and peace. I almost forgot those passages.

  25. debbie and King Jb
    March 2nd, 2010 | 8:51 pm

    I’m so sorry You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers

  26. March 2nd, 2010 | 9:26 pm

    Thank you so much everyone. I have received so much comfort from your words. I am touched and honored to have you all as my friends and fellow residents.

    Chaps and Emma have brought me so much serenity.

    Thanks you again….


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