Blueridge Parkway picture of the day!

September 30th, 2010 - 12:12 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Blue ridge Parkway Lovers……

I was just on Twitter, being a twit, and the Blue ridge Parkway posted a picture of the day! Howl pretty!


Looks like the leaves are really turning fast. They must be getting much more rain than we are. Basset hound town is under a severe drought and our pretty fall colors will be sorely lacking this year.

But look at this picture of the day! Taken 2 years ago on this very day! Our dear, trusted Mayor by the Mums…..


Look at that chop area! Dreamy!

More pretty pictures later….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Draw the Dog

September 30th, 2010 - 11:11 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Draw the Dog lovers. Have you hear of this website? It is so cute! Well, today’s cartoon is one of my favorites. I actually LOL! Amazing!
Click Up to Your Ear! hehehe

Up to Your Ear (Two Bassets)

Here is the picture that inspired the funny drawing…..


Drake and Sally!

More laughing out loud later….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Grandma calls them silk bags:)

September 29th, 2010 - 10:10 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and silk bag lovers!

Hey! What do you call them? We all love them! The bags that hang underneath our hounds chins!


See them? Darling! Emma’s are kind of skinny!


Chaps are a bit bigger and totally cute and so soft!

Silk bags! Too sweet and too soft! I don’t think any other dog has them. Well, maybe a blood hound.

More loving silk bags later…..Cat, Chaps and Emma

P.S. Lily had the best silk bags ever…..


Actually, Lily is why Grandma came up with the term. Soft, silk bags.

More loving Lily Pad and her silk bags later…Cat, Chaps and Emma

PPS – Oh My Dog! Look at Chloe! I loved her little silk bags!


Too Funny!

September 29th, 2010 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Too Funny Lovers…..

About a week ago I got a voice mail that went something like this…..

“Hello home owner! I am a pilot that owns a company that takes aerial shots of homes and businesses. I will be in your area on 9-29-10 and flying over homes and businesses in your area. If you want me to take an aerial shot of your home or business please listen to this.”

Then there was a marketing pitch that I listened to for a bit and then hung up. I was thinking about his company and wondering howl he can compete with Google Earth???

I actually heard the guy flying over today! LOL! He made about 10 passes over our area. Maybe he was looking for our Emma sun bathing! Now, if he sends me some aerial shots of her I will buy one!

Emma in prime position!


I totally respect the pilot and hope he got some work. From the sounds of it, he must have. I also heard him miles away. He flies pretty low.

I bet he has a pretty cool time with his business.

More viewing Emma from planes later….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

When Emma was this little her paw pads rarely touched the ground…

September 29th, 2010 - 6:06 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and paw pads never touching the ground lovers. OMD! The time flew by way to quick when our Emma was this little. I could barely let her down out of my arms. Herz was so pupalicious! Anyway….

Cute video of another pupalicious!

Grandma kept her off the ground pretty much as well! hehehe

teeter and baby emma

More loving puppy paw pads later…Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Listen up residents! This just in from your Mayor!

September 29th, 2010 - 5:05 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and announcements from The Mayor Lovers……

OK, here is the deal. Please look to the right of this blog posting and feast your eyes on the utterly handsome Rugby Doyle.

Rugs Sharpened

Tomorrow is the last day we can vote for our dear, dear resident while he vies for a month in the Senior Hounds Abound Calendar.

Remember? Chaps won a month last year. I am so excited because he is Mr. October! This is the picture his adoring fans will be viewing the entire month of October, if you bought a calendar from Senior Hounds Abound! I can barely contain myself seeing his beautiful face! October is the year of his dear birth!


Last night Wen, who runs the retirement home in Florida e-mailed me and asked for a small bio of our Mayor so she could add it to her website. Here is what Mommy wrote for himz!

“Chaps is our featured Hound for October. Chaps will turn 10 on the 17th of October and is the pride and joy of the Rudert Family. Chaps is the Mayor of Bassethoundtown and is hugely involved in Basset Hound Rescue. His main fundraising efforts are for senior basset hounds. Howl ever, he regularly visits elementary schools to help human children read. Chaps is a giver. His goal in life is to make others happy.

As his Mom, I am proud to announce, he is exceeding his goal.

Love – Cat Rudert, aka Mommy”

So, if you want a way to donate to Senior basset hounds VOTE FOR RUGS! Also, this is a great gift giving idea with the holidays coming up! I buy them every year for myself and gifts.

This is Senior Hounds Abound big fundraising event of the year.

Each vote costs one dollar. I was cleaning out the BHV today and found 7 dollars that I forgot I had so I am going right to the voting booth!

GO RUGS, GO RUGS, GO RUGS! Himz Mommy, Cindy would be so proud!

More voting, but not later, the time is NOW! Love, Cat, Chaps (October Boy) and Emma, (not old enough to enter yet!)

Is That A Russian Wolf Hound Puppy?

September 29th, 2010 - 5:05 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and playing in Moscow lovers! I was just sniffing around YouTube and saw this. Pretty entertaining! Is that a Russian Wolf hound pup?

Howl appropriate.

More barking in Russian later….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

I just changed my screen saver to this!

September 28th, 2010 - 10:10 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Screen Saver Lovers!

I just changed my screen saver to this!


This was my old screen saver. I had it for about 6 months.


Feel free to pick one! Shimlette would be proud if you picked this one. hehehe

More having a nice night residents! Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

The Mayor is a man of many talents when at work….

September 28th, 2010 - 7:07 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and thankful for the Mayor’s many talents in the work place lovers….

I cannot thank the Mayor enough for all he does….

From helping me pay the bills……


To helping me figure out what hair do to do!


It has been about 4 years since I went to the beauty parlor! Don’t you just love that? Beauty parlor! Anyway, I asked Grandma to pick out some hair styles for me to look at. Here they are!


Hum, I really liked her selections. I kind of liked the one to the left of Kelly Pickler. The one with the blue background. The girl in the black blazer is on the other side.

After the Mayor approved the expense Grandma and I went to the beauty parlor! Grandma got a permanent wave!

Here I am cooking in my foils. I have not done this in about 4 years. I was under the impression my gray hair was going to be pretty but after I got some cut off it looked like dead mice laying on the floor! Not so pretty!


I really liked the end result and then we popped over to Petsmart to buy a new hound bed for the car and a hound coupler for the upcoming trip. I must not only look good walking the hounds but I must be able to keep them under my control! The Mayor did not approve this purchase, butt………….More later on that.

We ran across this pup at the Petsmart beauty parlor! Pretty! Love the do! The color kind of looks like those dead mice, but it works on you!


As we arrived home the Mayor was waiting……… In his worry bed!


Wow, the Mayor had a ruff day at work! Oh, and BTW! Not quite like the picture Grandma picked out, but I like my new do!

Photo on 2010-09-28 at 18.28

More probably not waiting to go to the beauty parlor for 4 years later…Cat, Chaps and Emma

Hey! Check it out! Tommy Hilfiger uses basset pups in his new ad campaign!

September 28th, 2010 - 6:06 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and keeping up with all things basset hound lovers! Look what Grandma showed me yesterday out of W magazine. It’s the new Hilfiger marketing campaign! It’s called ultimate tailgating!


The basset pup is in the front driver’s seat. Not the best picture of a picture in the world but you can see the hound! The next ad is a full 2 pages…..


Hey, this “family” really knows howl to tailgate! Last night during my mindless TV watching I saw a commercial for Hilfiger’s ultimate tailgating but they used a pretty Great Dane!

Can some one pass the mustard?

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

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