Kentucky Beauty Crowned Miss World!!!!

October 31st, 2010 - 10:10 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Miss World Lovers……Last night in China, a rare beauty from Kentucky was crowned Miss World! She was also crowned Miss Congeniality along with winning the fasting eating contest! Her talent was just as world class as she wowed the crowd with her operatic howling in true diva fashion!

Basset Hound Town Residents may I present your new Miss World!


Not to be confused with what’s her face….Also, from Kentucky…..

China Miss World

More catering to the real Miss World later…..Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Just downloaded this from ITunes – White Hinterland – Icarus

October 30th, 2010 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and new songs from ITunes lovers. I like to share and I thought this was a really pretty song. It was the song that Gretchen Jones picked for her final runway show on Project Runway. She won the competition but I totally disagreed. I hated her collection. She was my least favorite the entire time. Thank goodness I found something I like about her style. This song….

Chaps and Emma seemed to like it as well….

I just took this right now! Their own project bedway! hehehe

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But, this photo was the sunset at the Biltmore…..Just seemed a bit fitting for the song…


More wondering if anyone watched Project Runway later?….hehehe

Cat, Chaps and Emma

Bassethoundtown Walking Club 1st event a HUGE success!

October 30th, 2010 - 7:07 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and bassethoundtown Walking Club Lovers…..OMD! Our first event was a huge success. I arrived about 20 minutes early with the wonderful Emma. As you may recall I decided not to take Chaps. Himz is kind of grumpy around other hounds. He also hates to let Emma have fun. It is not his fault. Chaps gets to do some stuff on his own with me. He gets to go to schools and read and teach dog safety. I wanted to see if a Walking Club Event was up Emma’s alley. Turns out it was!


I noticed I was not the first to arrive but Cutie Ruby was with her lovely family. That is Ruby’s Mommy in the purple scarf. Ruby has some really great kids as well!


I was smiling ear to ear as I saw the BHVs (Basset Hauling Vehicles) rolling in! Here is one of Ruby’s boys. Dad is in the green hat and you can see Mom in the purple scarf holding Ruby’s leash! Hank is in there and so is Phoebe!


Then Rudy, arrived with Pat! Look howl happy himz is to meet and greet!


It was so cool to see the BHVs rolling in. Judy and I would scream, “here comes another one!”

HERE COMES LIL’ ABNER! I love this big boy!


Himz is a therapy hound that goes to work every day with his Daddy who is a Psychiatrist. Himz had made folks smile that have not smiled in a very long time. Kind of brings a tear to the eye. He is such a huge lover. Get this……he could not get enough of our Emmers…..It is not the best picture but Lil’ Abner sure loved our Lil’ Emma! OH NO….I feel like we are cheating on Chaps:(


Who could not love this guy? He really had a great time at the walk. It was great to see his Dad and his Dad’s daughter….


Then baby puppy Lily arrived! At least I am pretty sure this is herz. She was such a delight!


We gathered and waited for a few more minutes to see if there were any others….


This is a fine photo! Here is part of our group. Look up on the road. I was so impressed by our turn out! It was perfect…


We headed back to the dog park and had a grand ole time!


It really was a nice step up. The day and the park were just perfect. Emma even got a few great kisses! This one from Bonnie!


The hounds seemed to have a great time at the dog park!

Here is Doodle bug getting a big wif of Hank! hehehe


Then we all paraded back up the parking lot!


What a great pack!

Phoebe and Rudy, not to be confused with Ruby, lead the way!


Here comes Judy and Abby. Bumper was at the rest stop up the way with Daddy Gary!



I totally missed a shot of Poesy Mae. She is so petite and sweet. We call her the singing nun because she howls to the church bells. Here is a shot of her with her Daddy who did not make it to the walk but I am sure we will see him in on another walk.

Posey Mae

All good things must come to an end but not for long. We have another walk coming up soon! We better get Chaps in order for that one. I am pretty sure some of the basset hound town residents are going to be in attendance. YES!

But for now, Chaps is happy as a clam that his girl is home! (getting a good wif)


More walking with friends later…..Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

October 29th, 2010 - 11:11 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Zombie Lovers……

Well, I thought it would be a hoot to make Chaps and Emma into Zombies but the website, would not recognize dog faces. This is the picture I tried to make Chaps into a Zombie with…..


Himz too cute to be a Zombie anyway.

Here is the picture I tried for Emmers…..


Again, too cute to be Zombiefied!

But not Julian! Hehehehehehe

Here is his before picture….


Now for Zombie boy!

zombie julian

Now for me!

Photo 94


Cat Zombie

Howl hysterical….

Also, get this. Right after I finished the photos I stood up to look out of the back door and saw a black cat jump over my 6′ fence. I opened the door to get rid of it and it stared at me with glowing yellow eyes. It totally creeped me out. Then it jumped like jackal and back over the 6′ fence it went……

Too weird and scary…

More getting creeped out later….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Ohhhh, howl sweet! Rugs sends me some kisses!

October 28th, 2010 - 6:06 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Rugby Doyle Lovers! Of course we all remember our Rugs who was vying for the Sr. Hounds Abound Calendar and won a month! Well, he wanted to send me some kisses for blogging about himz! hehehe


The almond kisses came, albeit a bit smashed! Never mind you! I still enjoyed them!

Then, much to my delight I also received a framed picture of our dear boy!


Placed proudly in my kitchen window next to Chloe and Chaps! Ahhhhhhhhh, no better art in the world!


More loving our Rugs later….Oh, Oh, Oh, and almond kisses! Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Memories of the Mayor’s Month glowing in pink…

October 28th, 2010 - 11:11 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and remembering the Mayor on the Sr. Hounds Abound Calendar for the month of October. He is so handsome and brightens up my day every morning when I walk into my kitchen. I thought I would share a few more shots of that photo shoot as we approach the end of his October, birthday boy reign……


Never to be left out of any photo shoot, our darling Emma….


Can you believe howl fantastically pink it was? We were all basking in the glow!


Then we called a wrap and started to leave someone’s front yard. I turned around and saw this……


Howl darling?

More glowing in pink later….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Check out this cool mystery gift for a hot drink!

October 26th, 2010 - 5:05 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and cool mystery gift lovers! OMD who is not one of those? mememememememe………hehehehehe

When we got home from our vaction a package was at our door! Look howl cute!


There was nothing in the package to reveal who sent these delicious items, from,


The cozy is brown corduroy and it so cute. Don’t you think so? The travel mug is a thick plastic and the lid screws on. Love it!


More extra cream later….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

For the 1st time in 14 years we had to flee to the basement for a tornado warning:/

October 26th, 2010 - 2:02 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and taking cover lovers.

I love the fact that we had 6 minutes to get us and the kids to the basement. We has some serious weather coming our way and tornadoes were ripe for the popping. The sirens went off and we almost lost power. Of course I took my beloved lap top with me so we could track the warnings.

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The sky turned black and the hail started. That really scared Emma and she straddled the Mayor for protection.

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There was no thunder or lighting so the Mayor was very comfortable and relaxed with his storm pill. Here is now….

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Normally he would be climbing and crying. Good Boy. I am just glad he can relax.

More hoping the fleeing is over….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Bassethoundtown under tornado watch….

October 26th, 2010 - 12:12 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and wierd weather lovers…..

We are currently under a tornado watch and expecting 60 to 70 miles per hour. The Mayor is resting comfortably with his storm pill kicking in.

OMD – the sirens just started going off….gotta run

More later….Cat

There is an outdoor kennel at the Biltmore…

October 24th, 2010 - 11:11 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and kennel question lovers. There is a 6 bank kennel to park your hounds if you want to. I did not take a picture because I am a fool. I forgot. We went down and looked at it.

The set up is all outside. There are self locks and keys. There were about 4 dogs staying there. I was not comfortable leaving Chaps and Emma as you can imagine. It is very primitive. I was very mad. Howl can an estate such as the Biltmore leave dogs to languish like this? I complained to anyone that would listen.

It is a pound type set up with a pad lock. Most of the pad locks did not work. Again, it was very sub par. So, do not bank on this.

Thank Dog the weather was good for us and we could leave Chaps and Emma in the car. It was about 60 degrees and we parked in the shade. The mountain breeze was blowing. Here is where they stayed.


We considered the kennel until we saw it. What really makes me mad is that this is the Biltmore!

They loved dogs in their day!

Picture 6 pens stuck down behind a parking lot. Very sad! GIVE ME A BREAK!

I give the Biltmore an F for this effort!

More grading later…Cat, Chaps and Emma

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