Chaps is helping me water the flowers tonight!

June 30th, 2010 - 7:07 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and watering flowers lovers! This is the Mayor panting. He is still a bit freaked out that I left him all day. We have been having more and more separation anxiety.


I was viewing the pretty yellow sculptures in Columbus and Chaps was leaving not so pretty yellow puddles for me to view when I got home. I tried to tell himz BHT is not House of Puddles! Poor boy.

More trying help the Mayor remember that watering the flowers is reserved for outside later….
Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Pick day of the summer! TODAY! YES!

June 30th, 2010 - 7:07 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Pick Day of the Summer Lovers! YES! All of the weather people were saying that today was not only the pick day of the week, but potentially the pick day of the summer. So, Grandma and I decided to travel about 2 hours away to Columbus, IN.

Unfortunately, the pick day of the summer was not the pick day of the summer for the kids. They had to stay home and they were not happy. I hate leaving them but we were going to take a bus tour of the city’s architecture and as per usual, no dogs allowed…..

We arrived right on time and our bus was waiting outside of the Visitor’s Center.


This quaint town of 40,000 has a few Dale Chihuly Sculptures!


And the PRIZE!


So, we took off and did our tour around the town. Most of the stuff was architecture that I am just not into. I call it 1950s modern. A lot of glass and brick. Egh….

But there was one jewel of a building and it was in the form of a church!


This steeple looked like it was piercing the perfect blue sky! So High! It sat right above this pipe organ sculpture! See the woman in the red shirt to the right? I was waiting for her to move but she proved very important to show the size of the organ!


The church is mostly made of concrete! It was really cool!


Then we did our own tour through the many green spaces that Columbus, IN has to offer on our way to lunch.


A beautiful covered bridge is right next to this lake. Another designer had this project and his goal was to make this lake perfectly round. It was completed to his desires. He said that there is nothing like floating on a perfectly round lake.

This covered bridge is right next to it.


Grandma and I wanted to have lunch at the Hotel Indigo because they allow dogs and we wanted to check it out! This is Maxum, the resident dog. We had lunch at the table right behind him in the lunch lounge.


Turns out this Hotel is is bit too pricey, but there other area dog friendly places in Columbus, IN.

We might go back. There are walking tours and gardens to visit. They say the Holiday season is spectacular!

Get this, the Basset Hound Nationals were held in this city back in 1998 or 99.

I hope you enjoyed our pick day of the Summer! We sure did. The kids, not so much…..

Tomorrow and the rest of the week will be their pick days. Mamma will be home all day! I heard a few walks are in store for the. They could care less about covered bridges and round lakes! LOL

More loving day trips later….Cat, Chaps and Emma

Since we are on the subject of Emma……

June 29th, 2010 - 1:01 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Emma Lovers….Good Dog, who is not one of those? Well, I was outside adding acid water to my hydrangea (so it will turn blueish) and of course Emma followed me out. She has a favorite spot. Notice howl pink the patty is? Grandma was fearful it might get burnt so we only let her stay in her favorite spot for about 10 minutes.


Grandma said she looked like a piece of spaghetti! LOL!


She is probably dreaming of some food delight!

More spaghetti dreams later…..Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Need I Say More?

June 28th, 2010 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Need I Say More lovers? I don’t think so!


More Loving Emma Later….Cat and Chaps!

Bailey’s favorite spot!

June 28th, 2010 - 10:10 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Favorite Spot Lovers! Well, Bailey of TX sure has his. Almost every group of pictures I get from Bailey and Clancy’s Mommy has Bailey right in this position.


It’s his favorite spot in the world! Clancy seems content enough.

But Bailey…..himz like his spot!


Just look at that marshmallow fellow!


This is my spot, get your own spot!!!!!


More loving Marshmallow Fellows later…….Cat, Chaps and Emma

Just some summertime hunting in the back yard!

June 27th, 2010 - 5:05 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and hunting in the back yard lovers! Well Colby Chaps and his baby sister Abby one of those. Here is a picture of the hunting grounds, AKA Audra’s back yard! Audra, your back yard is so pretty!


Let the games begin……


Abby joins the big guy!


Then some one takes off for the thicket!


And then deep into the thicket!


The powerful hunters come up empty pawed but threaten to return tomorrow!


Maybe for the elusive green monster!

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So threatening to Colby Chaps…..

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That the hunt must go on!

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More tails from the back yard later….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Cat’s Sat Nite Movie Pick for 6-26-10!

June 26th, 2010 - 10:10 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Saturday Nite Movie Pick Lovers! Well, here is one for you!

If you like esoteric films…..

It is called ORLANDO

I count this as one of the all time favorites. For me, Four paws up and a tail wag!

I have this on DVD! Chaps is under his pink blankee!


More loving this odd film later…Cat, Chaps and Emma

Don’t let the sun catch you crying:(

June 26th, 2010 - 9:09 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and the Sun being so hot you are Crying Lovers!

Today just brought a huge tear to my eye! Goodness sakes, at 8:00am it is 78 degrees. I know right then it is going to be too hot to walk the kids! The kids need exercise so I am just depressed. It brings to mind this song……


More trying not to cry about howl hot the sun is later…Cat, Chaps and Emma

The girl who started it all for me…Natalie!

June 25th, 2010 - 9:09 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and starting it all lovers. I start this post with a question, what started your love of basset hounds? I have a very simple answer to that! NATALIE!

This is the day I plucked her out of the pound. I had no clue as to what kind of dog I wanted. I did howl ever lean towards hounds. Natalie was the first dog in the first cage as I walked into the pound. It was love at first sight! Here she is that very day!


She is the gal that started my PASSION for basset hounds! It was about 20 years ago! This little slip of a hound jumped into my heart and I did into her herz! I remember telling her on the way home that I wanted our names to rhyme. So, I was Cat and she was Nat! NATALIE!

Natalie aka #68/Stitches (as it read on her tag). She was 1 day out from spay surgery.

Natalie. Howl can I ever thank you? Were you in that first kennel for a reason? I think so. She was the best girl ever. It was Nat and Cat for years. Never one without the other!

More thanking Natalie every day later…..Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

P.S. don’t forget to tell me about howl your love of basset hounds started! OK?

Share time in bassethoundtown;)

June 24th, 2010 - 9:09 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Share Time Lovers! Ahhhhh…..Share time! Sharing is one thing I love about blogging. It kind of makes you feel like a kid again, back in the 2nd grade. I used to love share time! I remember one of the best share times ever was bringing my guinea pig to school!

This is royal crested butte, a pig that I had about 20 years ago!

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So, back to more sharing. Tonight the kids and I were watching some old movies I recorded. At the end of one recording was the start of another movie called The Lake House with Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves. I saw it before… it was OK. I would probably give it about 2.5 paws up but the opening song had me transfixed.

So I had to share! SHARE TIME!

More loving Share Time later……Cat, Chaps and Emma

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