The Mayor makes a friend…..

July 31st, 2010 - 5:05 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Friend Lovers……

Yesterday I was in the kitchen and I heard the Mayor howl. I recognized the type of howl which means he has seen something interesting. So, I go to the sliding glass door and take a look with him.

What is it Mayor?


Then the Mayor howls again and I see his new friend!


Ahhhhhh………This Butterfly stayed in Basset Hound Town for about an hour. Chaps never left the window. He was fascinated.


I think the Butterfly liked him as well. This morning when Chaps and Emma were out back the new friend flew back in to the exact same spot. It was really something.

Then, like a bolt Chaps came running back to the sliding glass door. But this time he did not howl. It was strange like he was greeting an old friend.


I hope we see Butterboy again. We named him Butterboy.

More Butterboy sightings later….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Emma does it again! This time, a pillow nest…..

July 30th, 2010 - 11:11 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Emma making a pillow nest lovers….

I never keep my pillows on the bed during the day. I just don’t want the hounds stinkin’ them up. Today, I just laid them on top of the arm of the couch instead of the usual place. Well, I guess that didn’t work!!!


Howl does our Emma do it? She pulled the pillows down and perfectly placed them for her ultimate comfort!


See what I mean about a stinkin’ hound? Stinkin’ smart hound! Oh Emmers……….

More stinkin’ hounds later….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Any Blue Ridge Parkway Lovers out there?

July 29th, 2010 - 6:06 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Blue Ridge Parkway Lovers…..

Any residents been on the Blue Ridge Parkway with their hounds?

district map

I am going to take the kids and Grandma on a leaf viewing trip this fall on the BRP and I have been researching pet friendly lodging. Get this, the National Park Service Lodges are almost nasty about howl they do not accept pets and if you must bring a service dog, do to being disabled, they greatly appreciate it that the working dog did not make a mess! Excuse me? Are you kidding me? Anyway, I know that we can find places that we will all enjoy, apparently not at any of the national lodges. I could never understand why the National Parks are like that. Lois, can you comment as to that? Lois, resident of basset hound town used to a national park ranger.

Other than the national lodging the BRP is very dog friendly.

So, does anyone have any suggestions as to where to stay? Oh, the BRP website is so much fun. I feel like I am taking a mid level college course researching this. I know we will find some spots to stay, but if anyone has any suggestions we are all long ears!

See the city in VA called Buena Vista? That is 5 miles from Virgina Military Institute. We are all shelping over to visit Ronald, my nephew, after he starts back for his sophomore year. This is a picture of him with the Shenandoah Valley fogged in behind him.


Get ready VMI and BRP here comes the Mayor!


More planning our trip later, hopefully with your help! Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

The Mayor took to his office worry bed today!

July 28th, 2010 - 11:11 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and going to the Cincinnati Art Museum with your nephew lovers! OK, I do need to leave my home every now and then. I do hate it just as much as the Mayor! He took to his office worry bed!


But I did have fun with my nephew Julian! We sat and enjoyed the art!


Here is a picture of him and his Mommy, my sis!


We could not get home quick enough!


From worry bed to fixing dinner. Life is good!

More getting home quick later! Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Emma, Grandma, and I all have the same summer crush;)

July 28th, 2010 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Enrique Iglesias lovers…..Oh dear me, all the Rudert girls have summer crushe on Enrique! He is so dreamy. So, after he appeared on The Today Show a few Fridays ago we have been dancing to this song every since. I have my lap top in the kitchen and and we laugh and make dinner for the kids. Emma barks the entire time and does her own dancing. It is so cute! But as soon as that bowl is set down she forgets all about her summer crush!


Here is the behind the scenes Youtube of our favorite dinner party dance song……

Chaps just looks at us funny!


We just fun around and call himz little Enrique!


Here is our summer crush with his hound…..

Do you have a summer crush? Do tell!!!!!!

More summer crushes later…Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Hangin’ with the Mayor!

July 27th, 2010 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Hangin’ with the Mayor Lovers! We are all chillaxin’ watching a bit of tube, surfin’ the net and capturing moments. As I was researching the
Blue Ridge Parkway and dog friendly accommodations Chaps laid his head on my shoulder…

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This is what is so great about having a camera right in the lap top!

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More Chillaxin’ later….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Caught in the act!

July 27th, 2010 - 12:12 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Caught in the act lovers! Well, last night we were all watching TV, or napping as the case may be…..


Emma usually is in for the night at this point but she rolled over and seemed to be sniffing the air. I swear, I think I have a spirit in my home that loves to cook. We call her the old lady because she is constantly baking chocolate cakes, but that is an entirely other blog.

So, Emma is sniffing the air and she gets up and wanders down the hall. OK no biggie. She has to go potty. I totally forget about her for about 10 minutes. OK, now that is strange. Where is our Emma?

Well, I found her in my bedroom, standing on an ottoman, with her head in Chaps’ dog food bag! This is the picture from this morning when she was checking to see if it was still there!


Of course Chaps’ had to take a look.

Look at Emma’s gut! It looked like she swallowed a mini basketball. Oh Emmers………


Herz hit the Mother-load! Poor Mayor! Mamma gave himz a bit of the bounty!

Oh, and one more thing. This morning I had a piece of bread in the toaster. If the bread is really thin it can pop out of the toaster and land on the floor. I went back into the kitchen and my toast was toast! Emma was standing under the toaster and wagging her tail. I saw a few crumbs on her shiny black lips.


More gaining a few pounds later…..Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Frank the Tank stars in Changing the Bed:)

July 26th, 2010 - 2:02 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Frank the Tank Lovers……

I am sure many of you have seen this and I really don’t know howl I missed it. Me, Ms. all things basset hounds, all the time! Anyway, if you have not seen it you will really enjoy it. If you have seen it, you will really enjoy it again!

What a sweet slumber boy….

More Frank the Tank videos later…..Cat, Chaps and Emma

I just love when a hound turns around!

July 26th, 2010 - 12:12 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and turn around lovers. I just love when a hound turns around and looks at you like…..come on!


This is an old pic but a turn around hound!

The Mayor had a mission!

More loving turn around hounds later…Cat, Chaps and Emma

Wanna see what I did on facebook tonight?

July 25th, 2010 - 10:10 pm KY Time
Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and helping folks find a Senior Basset Lovers….
As I was sitting on the floor and the kids were on the couch I got this message on facebook. YES!
Between You and Lisia Lopez
Lisia Lopez July 25 at 9:26pm
Hey Cat
do you have any advice for someone looking to adopt a senior basset here in Gresham Oregon? We had our Short-T for 12 years and he passed in his sleep 5 years ago. Now that my kids are all grown up except my last one whose 12 we have decided it is time to love another. I just don’t wanna buy from a puppy mill or some crazy you know! We search the shelters weekly but nothing so far.
thankful for any advice you can help with.
Cat L. Rudert July 25 at 9:43pm
I will certainly look into it. Wow, Oregon is a fur piece from KY! Howl ever I know folks all around this great county. There is nothing like a Senior that is for sure! Nice to hear from you! Be back in touch soon!

Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Lisia Lopez July 25 at 9:46pm
THANKS A MILLION!! We are just sitting on edge waiting to find our baby, we know he’s or she’s out there somewhere needing a big hug and a queen size bed to cuddle in!! LOL
Love, Lisa and JB
Cat L. Rudert July 25 at 9:55pm
Lisia Lopez July 25 at 9:57pm
No I haven’t heard of them but I will look now.
Thanks so much!
Cat L. Rudert July 25 at 9:59pm
OMDog, look at this cute boy!

Lisia Lopez July 25 at 10:04pm
CAT HE IS BEAUTIFUL!!! I just downloaded the application, hope it doesn’t take too long!!! Im so excited!!! You are awesome!!!
Cat L. Rudert July 25 at 10:08pm
Wow, looks like a few to pick from and they are a basset hound rescue which are very good. You are also close to CA that has a few rescues but probably pretty far away. WA state has 2 I think. Let me give you my rescue link so you can see it state by state.

I am hear to ask any questions!


Lisia Lopez July 25 at 10:13pm
Thank you so much Cat, I felt like I was on this mad woman search for days. We have been to the shelter every week for like 2 months. Then today my friend sent me a link that was 2 months old and they were all gone. Now I feel like I have some hope! JB was only 7 when Short-T passed but my other 4 were just as devistated because they had raised him. I feel like its time now, especially with my son being the last in the home he gets so lonely and a new baby would just tie us all back up again!! I sure miss my Short-T though he was my world!! That dog had his own chair at the dinner table, dog food of course, but still had a place!
Talk to you soon be blessed!
Ps I’ll send pics as soon as I have some!!!
Cat L. Rudert July 25 at 10:25pm
Honey, I am hear for you every step of the way. Those who want to rescue Seniors have a special place in my heart. Have you ever heard of House of Puddles? Marilyn does not adopt out but she cares for the elder bassets that wind up in shelters.

I thought you might enjoy her website. She is one of my heros!

Again, I am hear for you! I like the word hear vs here! hehehe

Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

More Loving Face Book for this reason later….Cat, Chaps and Emma
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