THAT WAS QUICK! THUNDERSHIRT SHIPPED! Thundershirt here we come!

February 28th, 2011 - 10:10 pm KY Time

WOW! That was quick – The Thundershirt was shipped to the Mayor today!

“Your order has just been shipped via USPS First Class”

Pretty impressive indeed! So far so good! I just ordered it yesterday!

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Thundershirt wondering residents.

OK, well we are certainly one of those after what we went through last night. It is only the end of February and bassethoundtown had a horrific thunderstorm last night. I gave the Mayor a storm pill and it only slightly budged his meltdown. I just don’t know if either of us can take the upcoming storm season. So, if you recall, Grandma found the Thundershirt and I am willing to try ANYTHING….

Off I went to get the Mayor’s measurement…..



Wow, the Mayor seems to be a svelte 29” at his girth! Very trim indeed!


Thundershirt here we come.

The order is in and I will be waiting with wrapped anticipation for it’s arrival. We cannot go through another storm season without a fix.

We will be doing a complete review of this product including YouTube videos. I would call Chaps a severe case. We have tried everything.

More waiting by the mailbox later….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

One year later….

February 28th, 2011 - 9:09 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and wonderful resident lovers. Well, it has been one year since Grandpa passed away and it seems like yesterday and it also seems like one hundred years ago. Many of you know exactly howl I feel.

The day my Dad passed my Mom and I decided to go to one of our favorite restaurants and celebrate Dad’s memory. It was hard but we only wanted to enjoy his memory. The restaurant is called the Green Derby. It is a tiny place that has been around for ages. The food is amazing and that is all that matters when you are with amazing folks, like my folks.

So, Mom and I decided to have a meal here every year on February the 28th.


I also wanted to add to the tradition and add a page of memories in the diary that the Hospice nurse gave us.


Something magical happened. See the booth upholstery? Pretty huh? They just re-upholstered all of the booths and chairs with the same fabric that my Dad picked out over 20 years ago to re-upholster his and my Mom’s favorite chairs….

grandpa with enzo

Can you even imagine?


I made sure to make note of it in the diary….I like this tradition……

More missing Dad everyday but knowing he is with me everyday….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Any residents watching the Oscars tonight?

February 27th, 2011 - 12:12 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Oscar Lovers…..Well, in bassethoundtown we love watching the Oscars. Mostly for the red carpet but this year I have actually seen a few of the films. Hollywood has not had much to offer in a while, but I enjoyed the Kings Speech and Social Network.

Anyway, I have not featured this 2007 video in 2 years and I thought it would be fun to post for everyone’s viewing pleasure. I was laughing so hard watching it again.

It really never gets old. Emma is what you call a timeless beauty!


More lovely to look at later….Cat, Chaps and Emma

Boring Breakfast Brunch Blog about the letter B!

February 26th, 2011 - 9:09 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and B Lovers…..

LOL! Stay with me here! Today I decided to have a Breakfast Brunch with the Bassets!

Then it hit me. I was having a letter B meal! Crazy indeed!

Check it out….

Breakfast Brunch of hot Broiled Buttered Bagels with Borsin Cheese and Bacon with a hot cup of Brew…


Add Bassets and….




We were so Bad, Butt….it tasted so good! It is almost 9:00pm and I am still full.

More loving alliteration later…Cat, Chaps and Emma


Holding hands with the Mayor!

February 25th, 2011 - 10:10 pm KY Time

Hollow Fellow Basset Hound and Holding Hands Lovers…

Who does not like to hold hands? I cannot think of anyone that does not like holding hands!


So, turn to who you want to hold hands with and enjoy!

More holding hands with lovers later…Cat, Chaps and Emma

Where did I come from?

February 25th, 2011 - 10:10 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and where we come from lovers…..I may not be able to answer where I am going but I do know where I came from.

I know because I have a picture. A loving Mom and Dad!


This is a picture I am thankful for. My Dad was a photographer. He loved documenting. He was really making sure our family had a history.

Monday will be a year that his special body left this world. His soul is still with us.


More loving a life long love later…Cat, Chaps, and Emma

Drinking water – A Study….

February 25th, 2011 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Drinking Water Lovers….

Who would ever think that drinking water could be so cute? Think about it….Drinking water is just so basic. Do we ever think about it? I do, because I have hounds…..LOL!


I hear the hounds drink and then I jump into motion. I need to dry those bags, those ears, and those chops!

I keep towels in a drawer next to the water dish. I often think they drink a lot of water so they can get me down on the floor with them to wipe them off! Hounds are so thirsty and smart!

More drinking water later….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Facebook Obsession?

February 24th, 2011 - 11:11 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Facebook Obsession Lovers? Well, I am not one of those. Are you? I just watched a documentary about the fb obsession. I must admit that I am obsessed with my blog. I am not obsessed with fb. Can I get some feed back here?

Is a blog different than facebook?

Here is Natalie, my first basset. I found her in the pound back in 1995. She passed of bloat in 1996.

I blogged about her back in 2006 when I learned about blogs. When did facebook start?


Just wondering…

More loving my Natalie later….Cat, Chaps and Emma

An old guy needs his bones warmed!

February 24th, 2011 - 11:11 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and old guys needing their bones warmed lovers!

Well, these pictures may seem the same you have seen before but they have a new meaning.

Today, I was in my office and missing Chaps. I went looking for himz!


See that heat vent to the right of this picture? Well, I found the Mayor laying next to it. Not only was he laying next to this vent but to the left of this picture is another vent.


You can’t see it, but it is there. He had heat on both sides. Himz slowly got up because I was trying to take a picture.

Some times an old guy needs his bones warmed. I can tell he needs heat a bit more now that he is getting older. He even lets me cover himz up at night.

I love that I can do that for himz.

I am horrified that some dogs live outside. I just for the life of me cannot fathom that.

More loving that we can and we do try to help other needy hounds…..Cat, Chaps, Emma and the residents!

The Mayor wants to know!

February 24th, 2011 - 12:12 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and the Mayor Lovers! Chaps wants to know, what are doing this weekend? He believes it is never to early to start talking about the weekend!


Himz wants to go for a ride! Maybe we will get in the BHV and head out.

Howl can you resist that face?

More wondering about the weekend later….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

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