Puppy Pattie!

March 31st, 2010 - 6:06 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Puppy Pattie Lovers! Oh dear me, can you believe this picture? I was looking through a gazillion pictures for something (of course I could not find it) but I ran across this one.


It was the day we got home to KY from TX! OMG! Look at that puppy pattie! We call Emma’s under belly the Pattie!

But something odd has happened to the Pattie! The freckles are mostly gone. Where did the Pattie freckles go? We can’t find them anywhere????

More loving Puppy Patties later, freckles or not…..Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Oh MY! One of the best pictures ever!

March 30th, 2010 - 10:10 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and one of the best pictures I have ever seen lovers! Thank Dog it has my Dad in it!


My dear Daddy loved buying treatss for Lily and Chloe. This picture tells it all. Just see the look on Lily’s face. I treasure this picture. I actually used it in the Lily book!

Can you see?

P20_coming home

Loving my picture taking later…Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

I wonder howl many pics I have taken of the kids?

March 29th, 2010 - 6:06 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and taking pictures lovers. I was just wondering howl many pictures I have taken of the kids.


There are about 10 thousand photos in my IPhoto file. Really, almost 10K. Can you believe that? Howl cannot I not take thousands of pictures? I wonder if I have a taking pictures of the kids addiction? Is there such a thing?


Oh dear me, howl incredibly cute. Snap, snap, snap…..


Thank goodness for digital cameras. Back when I was taking film pictures it almost broke me. I guess I answered my own question. My picture taking is an addiction!

An addiction to cuteness.

More snap, snap, snapping later….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Romeo, just a young pup of only 8 months old!

March 27th, 2010 - 5:05 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and English Mastiff Lovers. Don’t worry, our Romeo, a young pup of only 8 months old will be all grown up soon!


Can you believe howl big he is? Himz loves his Grandma!


UPDATE ———– Robert just added a comment and said I should have shown a comparison shot and I totally agree……

Can you believe that? Toooooooo Cute!


We wonder howl much bigger he will get???? Granted, Grandma is just a wee slip of a gal, but this really puts his size in perspective.

He is such a sweet boy. Enzo, his bro must be so freaked out.


Just like the folks who saw us walking down the street today! It was quite the sidewalk side show!

More side shows later….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

OK! I have my Hush Puppy Shoe! It is called, the PUDDLE HOPper!

March 25th, 2010 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and HOP Puddle Jumper Lovers! I just made up my mind and designed my Hush Puppy entry! It is called the PUDDLE HOPper! I just changed the name based upon the excellent idea of Marilyn herself! I love it!

This is the shoe I want!


See that basset hound? That is a picture you can put in a basset hound ear shaped plastic frame on the outside of each boot. You can put anything in that frame and guess what? You are the designer. Not the company. OK, we all love Hush Puppy but we don’t want it all over our product! We want our own signature! YES!


This boot is totally inspired by House of Puddles! We all need to jump over puddles and walk through water every day when we walk our hounds! If this Puddle HOPper is designed to my desire it will be the most comfortable shoe you will ever walk your dogs in or go to the store in. I want washable tempro foam inserts to come with every pair and more inserts to be readily available on line.

You can pick your fashion color, but the color of my choice, as you can see is


These boots would look so cute at any Waddle or Dog Show. I also think the new leggin’s that are coming back in style would look great with this boot. Let the boot be your fashion statement!

If you noticed that cute, triple stitched loop off the back is another fashion statement. Hang charms or anything you want off of it! It is time to dress up boots! My design will let you do just that! What you don’t see in my design is that you have a racing stripe up the back that is triple stitched and makes the loop. It will be in the design color you pick! I will post that picture when I submit my entry. Probably later today……

More knowing your “dogs” won’t be tired in my design later…Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

P.S. HOP over those puddles with style!

Getting caught up with our Romeo!

March 25th, 2010 - 6:06 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and wondering about Romeo Lovers…..Well, our big, big boy is over with his little, little bro for a few days to spend their spring break! A great time is being had by all but you know who!

Anyway, he will get over it. So, of course every time we have our cousin dogs over it either snows or rains. Ah the smell of 4 wet dogs in my tiny abode!

So, we had a break in the rain today and Grandma hustled out the big guy! Himz needs his exercise!


“Toy?” “Did you say fetch toy?”




This picture cracks me up. You can kind of see Grandma smiling. It was like we had a shetland pony in our back yard. Oh my this guy is really big!


Let go big boy, time for another fetch!

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

P.S. nice hat grandma! hehehehe

I am going to try my hand at designing a pair of shoes! Not just any shoes mind you, a hush puppy shoe!

March 25th, 2010 - 9:09 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Hush Puppy Shoe Lovers! I think that company is so cute. I love their website with all kinds of cute bassets! Personally, I think they should advertise my my blog but WHAT EV!

Anyway…I digress.

Get this! Hush Puppy has a contest going on right now that I am going to enter. Here is what it says on their Website….


Are you an artist? Do you love shoes? Could you use some extra cash? This challenge is for YOU!

Welcome to the Hush Puppies Shoe Design Challenge!

Our famous basset hound is sniffing out entries from now until April 18, 2010 for a winning shoe design to be part of our 2011 line. Your shoe illustration could be for women or men, high, low, laced, zipped, boot, shoe or sandal, whatever your mind dreams up. Impress us with your vision and design ability and if you make the cut, we’ll post our five finalists online for a public vote for the winner!

But that’s not all…

Since we like a good show, the final five will be featured at Runway on Monroe. This fashion event on May 15, 2010 in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan will showcase their illustrations for all to see. Attendees may vote via kibble or some other doggone method while the apparel contest finalists strut their designs on a runway wearing Hush Puppies shoes. Votes from this event will be combined with the online votes to determine the shoe design winner to be announced that evening. The winner will receive $1,000, a one-on-one design summit with a Wolverine World Wide designer(s) and free Hush Puppies for a year while we produce their winning design and sell it online at hushpuppies.com next year.

You wouldn’t mind an extra $1,000 and free shoes, would you? Do you think you can make the cut? Prove it! Now get designing and get your entry to us by the April 18th deadline and let us be the judge.

Let the challenge begin!

There is no fee to enter the contest. In lieu of a registration fee, please consider making a minimum $1.00 donation to the Michigan Basset Rescue organization. Donation information is available on their website.

Please read the contest rules and submit your design with entry form to:


or via US Mail to:

Hush Puppies 2010 Shoe Design Contest,
Attn: Tracy Fahselt,
9341 Courtland Drive,
Rockford, MI 49351


Here is the link to actual site so you can go look at it. HUSH PUPPY!

It suggests that if you enter the contest you should make a donation to MI Basset Hound Rescue. I’m down with that. I will do that but if we win, the entire 1K will be donated to HOUSE OF PUDDLES!

Please feel free to send me some design suggestions. I will be sharing my drawings very soon. I am leaning towards a snazzy comfortable walking shoe. Maybe a tri color or a red and white! LOL!

More walking in comfort later….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Are we doing anything fun for spring break?

March 24th, 2010 - 10:10 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Spring Break Lovers!

Are any of our residents doing anything fun for Spring Break? In this particular section of Basset Hound Town Spring Break is busting out all over. For example, we will have Enzo and Romeo for a few days shortly!



The stealth toy stealer is at the ready!

The Mayor? Not so much. I think I see him heading for the worry bed!

More checking Romeo’s growth later…..Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Connors Dad is home from Haiti!

March 22nd, 2010 - 7:07 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Connor Lovers! I would think that most residents remember Connor but if you are new, here is the posting I did about our boy back on 1-29-10! He was the cool kid who gave up 200 dollars he raised for a basset pup to the American Red Cross to help the kids of Haiti. Here is the original posting I did.

Who is this Kid and Howl do I get one?

Well, guess who came home this past weekend from the USNS Comfort? None other than Connor’s Daddy!

Here is the Comfort docking in Baltimore!

comfort docking

This is Mom and Dad! Ah…..life is sweet when you come home!


Look! It’s our Connor sitting at his Dad’s desk on the Comfort! Captain Connor you are too cute!

Captain Connor

This is Connor with is sis. (Connor can you tell us her name?)

Connor and sis

So, now that the family is all together they are going to have fun looking for their new basset pup. Connor’s Mommy has promised to keep us all posted.

The family loves dog rescue and are actively involved with placing homeless dogs.

I am so excited for them.

Welcome home Dad! You are a hero!

More waiting for updates later….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

I was laughing so hard I cried…..

March 22nd, 2010 - 6:06 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and watching Saturday Night Live Lovers…..

OK – this has absolutely nothing to do with basset hounds but I just had to share. I tape SNL and then basically watch about 3 skits per episode that I find funny. It it worth it to me because the ones that are funny are side splitting!

So, I went on the nets and found the one that had me rolling. Of course you have to watch a stupid commercial first but it is worth it. Trust me.


More wanting that lemon bar recipe later…..Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

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