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


  1. lois
    October 30th, 2010 | 9:50 pm

    looks like it was a great success! i so wished i lived closer..the gang & i would most certainly have joined you guys!

    we went on our own hike today to allaire state park & strolled around the historic village…the weather was perfect & buster, sally who & miss lowla enjoyed themselves…as did i. they received many compliments on their behavior & good looks & were offered many snacks from the historic bakery (all of which i politely tuned down). they did however get a hot dog at the end of the walk.

    all in all it sounds like many houndies enjoyed a perfect day in one part or another of bassethoundtown!

  2. October 30th, 2010 | 10:08 pm

    lois – you would have loved it and so would we.

  3. Debbie and the Masterpiece Bassets
    October 30th, 2010 | 10:18 pm

    So glad everyone had a good time! We were there in spirit! All the photos were so nice to see; some really great looking hounds!

  4. October 30th, 2010 | 10:22 pm

    Debbie – it was a blast! We wish you were with us!

  5. Cindy, Jethro, Rugs, Oz and Harriet
    October 31st, 2010 | 9:37 am

    OMD! What fun! You had a great turn out. I’m impressed! Oh how I wish we could have been there too. Some day I’m hoping we’ll all get together.

  6. October 31st, 2010 | 9:50 am

    Cindy, we actually talked about it. I mentioned to everyone that our next walk is going to be the weekend of the Flying Pig Marathon. We are going to have our own waddling piggy athon! I am even going to alert the News Channels and do a fair amount of media hype. I have many plans and I am thinking about the purple people bridge. Howl ever, the park in my town was a pretty sweet location with that dog park and the all the hounds off leash. I might stick to what works. It has picnic tables and lots of parking. We can all picnic or just call LaRosas and have them deliver Pizza etc. It is going to be so cool.

    You will be there! hehehe

  7. Cindy, Jethro, Rugs, Oz and Harriet
    October 31st, 2010 | 2:47 pm

    Too cool! I’m going to look at the calendar and request my days off. I’ll probably take a week and a 1/2. Ronald will only be able to take a week but we’ll work it out. Remember to help us find a place to stay. Unfortunately we have 4 dogs but if we have to rent 2 rooms we will. Can’t Wait! I’m looking for some rain jackets for the dogs. Does anyone know of a good site for something to fit bassets? I just got some coats in that fit great. I need the ones that velcro under the belly with a strap and a strap around the neck.

  8. October 31st, 2010 | 3:46 pm

    Kerry – where are you guys staying for the Flying Pig? Are you guys bringing the hounds? I can’t remember what you told me. Also, if you have hubby’s schedule can you e-mail it to me?

    I want to plan the walk the day that he is not running because I would think that you will be cheering him on.


  9. Judy, Bumper and Abby
    October 31st, 2010 | 8:30 pm

    We had so much fun at the basset-walk that we cannot wait for the piggy-waddle or whatever you want to call it. It was just too cool to see 15 bassets all off leashes and just lumbering around. I think a picnic in the park would be ideal and we can reserve a shelter on Jan. 1 through the city. It will be good to have some news coverage and get more hounds to show up. Thanks Cat for doing this with me!!

  10. October 31st, 2010 | 8:48 pm

    Judy – we are going to have so much fun with the next waddle. I cannot wait to have fun together again. You really made it happen. I am so excited about our next walk and all the ones to come!

    We need to schedule a meeting soon. I see lunch in our future! hehehe

  11. Maureen and Slinky
    November 1st, 2010 | 10:48 am


    I would love to come for one of these walks. It looks like you had a beautiful fall day. How far do you walk?

    Also, I love the opening greeting on the website where Chaps states that he wishes this cat would go away.

    I really had a good chuckle about it.

    It’s hard to believe that Chaps can be grumpy with other dogs, he has such a sweet patient nature with Our Emma.

  12. Cindy Doyle Palm
    November 1st, 2010 | 9:22 pm

    Testing my Palm.

  13. Mary
    November 2nd, 2010 | 2:34 pm

    WOW, what a fun time this must have been! And a howling great idea, Cat–a Walking Club!:)

    Mary, Harley, Biggs and Leo

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