Emma was limping today on her back right paw:(

March 30th, 2011 - 7:07 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and worried about Emma lovers…..

We had a bit of a scare today when Emma began limping, pretty badly. It really scared us because of her back issues. It might have happened during a run for treats today but we can’t really put our fingers on it.

Grandma and I went over every fraction of her paw to see if we could find the problem. Nothing….She did not even whimper when we pressed a little bit. I even had out the trusty magnifying glass to see if I could find a foreign object. NOTHING!

So, Chaps came to the rescue. What a wonderful boy!


She is all tucked in now and I will update her lovers soon…..

More not too worried about it, later….Cat, Chaps and Emma

Tax Crumbs!

March 30th, 2011 - 9:09 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Tax Helper lovers. The only thing that makes tax time of the year bearable are my assistants.


They scour the documents for hours looking for deductions…..

Then inevitably they get bored and scour underneath the fridge for crumbs.



About all I have left after the 15th….

More complaining about tax krums later….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Slinky and Maureen, bassethoundtown residents and wonderful friend!

March 29th, 2011 - 12:12 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Slinky and Maureen Lovers! I just think it is wonderful that Slinky and Maureen live in bassethoundtown. They are such generous residents. You never know when a tasty treat may arrive in your mail box! Well, just this past St. Paddies day 2 such treats arrived!

I call this, “Cookie Faces”!


Boy O Boy the luck of the Irish was with the kids that day! I decided to give each kid their entire cookie at once.


I thought Emma was going to have a fit. She was just besides herself with joy!



So as a special thank you to Slinky let’s all vote for her for Basset of the week on the Daily Drool! OK? Here is the link that will take you to the voting booth!



Good Lucky Slinky and thanks for the cookies! May the luck of the Irish be with you for Basset of the Week! YES!

More loving cookies and Slinky later…..Cat, Chaps and Emma

We hope everyone had a nice weekend!

March 28th, 2011 - 10:10 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and nice weekend lovers…..

We had a nice weekend just lazin’ around. It was really too cold to do much.

We still have 4 more days to see if the Mayor’s prediction will be correct about March. According to himz it should be going out like a lamb!


If so, we will all be doing the happy dance!


But for now, the Mayor is just to dog tired to worry about it….


Have a great Monday dear residents!

More looking forward to lambs later….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Didn’t win the 300+ mega millions lotto?

March 26th, 2011 - 6:06 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and lotto lovers…I just got an e-mail from my Mom saying that we did not win the mega millions lotto. Too bad, I had already spent the money! LOL

I found it so fitting that at the time she sent the e-mail I was looking at this comic!


And, it’s all better……

Who needs a beach front mansion anyway? LOL!

More needing a beach front mansion later….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Friday night, date night;)

March 25th, 2011 - 7:07 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Friday night date night lovers…Who wouldn’t be if the Mayor were your date?

Handsome and debonair…


Just admire his profile as he gazes, full of intelligent thoughts, into the evening sky…


It’s all very tiring…


Time to rest that beautiful head….


Good night sweet Prince, meet you for breakfast in the morning….


More perfect dates later…Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

PS….Who, saw his date? (Miss Emma)

PPS…not her best angle….

Update on the Thundershirt….

March 24th, 2011 - 11:11 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Thundershirt update lovers…..Well, well, well……Yesterday the weather folks had been predicting late afternoon thunderstorms so I had the Thundershirt at the ready. I was going to remain calm and collective. So, about 3:00ish, after the weather people had been breaking in all afternoon, I called in the reinforcement, Grandma! It was getting that really odd pea soup green color outside but the weather people were all concentrating on north of Cincinnati. Then this guy came on…..

See where his hand is? That is where we live, about 3 minutes from downtown Cincinnati! Just then the main anchor asked the weather guy why the sirens were going off in Downtown Cincinnati (the area that they were totally neglecting) and you heard someone (in the background) that did not know they were being heard say, “I have no idea.”


So, taking our lead from the guy with “no idea” we calmly gave the Mayor a thunder pill and suited him up in his Thundershirt. Just as we got the last velcro strap in place the sirens in our town started wailing!

The pill does not take effect for about 2 hours so, that was a dumb move on my part but we actually thought that the system might last until later that night. That is what I hate so much about those dang pills.

Anyway, something that really helps the Mayor is walking. So his Grandma took the first 50 laps around my place.

She walked….


And walked, and walked some more. I am not kidding she did about 50 laps.


The storm was over very shortly but the Mayor’s anxiety lasts for about an hour after the last clap.

All in all I saw some improvement over the last time he wore the Thundershirt. The walking really helped as well. Chaps never missed a beat. He kept right next to us the entire time and I think it helped ease the fear.

Emma even joined in some. We called it the thunder parade and we even made up a song! Now that might go viral on Youtube! I should video tape it!

More Thundershirt updates later….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Sherlock Hound…..

March 23rd, 2011 - 2:02 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Sherlock Lovers….OMD! This is too funny! I was sniffing around facebook during lunch and ran across this YouTube video that was posted about 3 years ago. My friend Karen, who had Chaps’ Dad Magnum, had it on her wall.

This video is a little over 9 minutes, but it is worth every second. The person that created it, is very talented and hysterical.

Karen writes on her wall….

“It turns out this was an older promotional video to the children to their local library for a Reading program! This is the longer version and might be of interest to those of you who enjoy the READ program or Delta Therapy Dog Teams who visit schools, etc. The Basset Hound helps a child find his way to enjoying reading at the local library.”

I would be first in line, if Monty was at my library!

More loving Monty later….Cat, Chaps and Emma

The million-pound mutt: Red Tibetan Mastiff becomes world’s most expensive dog

March 23rd, 2011 - 11:11 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and, say what?, lovers….

The Red Tibetan Mastiff Is The Most Expensive Dog In The World.

His breed has been owned by such luminaries as Queen Victoria, King George IV and Genghis Khan who supposedly took 30,000 of the dogs with his army in his bid to conquer Western Europe.


They say money can’t buy love but £1million will get you man’s most expensive best friend.

A red Tibetan mastiff has become the priciest dog in the world after being sold for 10 million Chinese yuan, or £945,000.

Big Splash, or Hong Dong in Chinese, was bought by a coal baron from the north of China.

And it’s lucky his new master is a multi-millionaire, because the hefty price tag doesn’t factor in Big Splash’s diet enough chicken and beef to fill a growing 180lb dog, spiced up with Chinese delicacies such as sea cucumber and abalone.

His owner will need a big house too, as adult Tibetan Mastiffs have been known to weigh as much as 286lb, or more than 20 stone the same as a sizeable rugby player. However the typical weight for a fully grown Tibetan Mastiff is around 13 stone.


But according to breeder Lu Liang, Big Splash is a ‘perfect specimen’ and the extravagant price for the 11-month-old is completely justified.

He said: ‘We have spent a lot of money raising this dog, and we have the salaries of plenty of staff to pay’ adding that the new owner could charge almost £10,000 a time for Big Splash to breed with a female.

The high price paid for the dog is a sign that the red Tibetan mastiff has become a status symbol in China, replacing jewellery and cars as a way for the super-rich to show off their wealth.

Not only is red considered a lucky colour, but Tibetan mastiffs are thought to be holy animals, blessing their owners’ health and security.

Tibetans believe the dogs have the souls of monks and nuns who were not good enough to be reincarnated as humans or into Shambhala, the heavenly realm.

Owners of the breed have included Queen Victoria, King George IV and Genghis Khan who supposedly took 30,000 of the dogs with his army in his bid to conquer Western Europe.

Then we have the world’s most interesting dog. He is the very rare Bastiff only found in the exclusive enclave of bassethoundtown.


Rumor has it, that the rare Bastiff is “priceless”….

More fun facts later…Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma


March 23rd, 2011 - 10:10 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Stunning Dog Photography Lovers….Well, I think I know a thing or 3 about stunning dog photography!….hehehe

I wanted to share a website called DogFile that I just found on the net. Maybe you have heard of it but I really enjoyed their new blog posting called,

CLICK HERE! Stunning Dog Photography #32: Dogs of Japan

Really, very touching.


Also, as a bonus at the end of the blog there is video from a professional dog photographer that is really interesting. I found some really good tips!

More hoping you enjoy, later……Cat, Chaps and Emma

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