I have to share the cutest story with the residents….

May 31st, 2011 - 5:05 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and cute story lovers. OMD, I just remain in awe of my kids but this story is about the Mayor. He is so incredibly smart and sweet.

OK, here goes…..Yesterday my Mom and I were outside planting flowers in the 90 degrees heat and extreme humidity. We were not going to stay out long, just to get a few pink flowers in the ground.


We had an audience of 1.

“Hey, where did everyone go?”


1 baby left in the nest. And then there were none. See the wings coming up? Well come up they did and that kid flew the nest.

So, we were feeling over heated and went inside for lunch. Grandma went upstairs and I went in my front door. The Mayor was waiting for me. I looked at him and began to fan my shirt and tell him howl hot I was. The Mayor turned on his paws and took off running. I followed him to the bathroom where he was sitting in front of the AC vent. It was really one of the cutest things I have ever seen. It was like he was telling me to sit down and cool off.


I sat down with him and cool off I did. I kept telling him howl smart he was. Can you believe it?

More loving my smart Mayor later….Cat, Chaps and Emma

What a memory for Memorial Day weekend!

May 29th, 2011 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and loving memories like this lovers….

This is why I love having a blog….


I love to remember single solitary moments like this! Moments that last a second, but on a blog, forever…..

Then she moved…with a smile on her face. She knows her Mom is a crazy photo lady!


Another moment. Another memory that get memorialized….

More loving memories later….Cat, Chaps and Emma

Evelyn Leavens has a galley showing tonight!

May 27th, 2011 - 11:11 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Evelyn Leaven’s lovers. I have been a huge fan of Evelyn’s since I first laid eyes on her NYT best selling children’s book, Boswell’s Life of Boswell. That was about 16 or 17 years ago.


I have blogged about Evelyn since I started blogging in 2006 and her and I became friends about 6 years ago.

Anyway, she has a gallery showing tonight of her latest works at:



Evelyn Leavens
AT 86 is presenting


MAY 27TH 6-8 PM

apple orchard by Evelyn Leavens……..

109 River Road East
Rumson, NJ 07760

I would be there in a heart beat if I lived with hours of this gallery. It would be a real honor to meet Evelyn in person.

Good Luck Friend……

Oh, and as a special treat for my dear readers…..

Here is a drawing of Boswell’s front paws from the artist’s sketch book (copyright material please do not reproduce) thanks….

small copyright paw

Let me know if anyone goes to the show.


More paws up to our Evelyn later….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Thumper the Thunder Bunny and Riding the Storm Out!

May 26th, 2011 - 7:07 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Thumper the Thunder Bunny Lovers! Here is the “guy” that helps our Mayor with Riding the Storm Out!


OK, that makes me think of this song…

It is about 4 minutes long. Just as a side note, I probably listened to this song about 300 times or more in the 1970s….hehehe What is 4×300? Then divide that by 60? Oh, forget it….

But last night I was singing it in my mind, and saying “good boys” (includes favorite bunny)…

Thank goodness for Thumper the Thunder Bunny!


Chaps loves this bunny in his Storm Cage!

Last night was a wild storm ride. Chaps did so good. I got sleep. Emma had no idea what was going on. Nothing phases her.

More loving a good friend named Thumper later….Cat, Chaps and Emma

I felt that I had a famous painting in my living room today!

May 25th, 2011 - 7:07 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Famous Painting Lovers…..

Today was a mundane day which involved stripping the beds and de-hairing the home. It is all very routine. Howl ever, sometime the routine provides a real treat….


It hit me immediately…..

Emma reminded me of one of my favorite painting by Andrew Wyeth.


Delicious. I did a blog back in 2009 about this painting.


There is nothing so sweet as a hound at sleep!

More loving those moments that are not mundane later….Cat, Chaps and Emma

Ranger Rescue Update:)

May 25th, 2011 - 6:06 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and wondering about Ranger Lovers……

Our Ranger was adopted!!!!! By a very nice family in Northern KY. I did some networking but I am not sure howl the family found Ranger, their new basset hound lover!

This is Ranger and I talking to the rescue woman. Look howl serious I look! Then, look at Ranger…It just looks like he is saying, “So, what do we do from here?”


Someone got lucky when they adopted Ranger. He is such a great boy. Grandma and I were lucky to meet him.

Now, in other basset rescue news….

I received an e-mail from Suzanne of Mid-Atlantic to see if I could be on call to help this young man!


Start of e-mail from Suzanne….

“Hi Cat,

There is a 14-16 week old male basset puppy that we have agreed to take in. They need to move him out within the next week since they are closing down..

Can I ask your help in putting out the word for help for our rescue in getting Zoomer up here?

Suzanne Fitch
Mid-Atlantic Basset Hound Rescue”

Of course I will. I will even go get him! He is only about an hour and half away. Suzanne is working on a transport as we speak. I would love to meet this sweet boy! He will be Zooming into to someone’s heart soon!

Grandma, we may be on another transport soon!

Thanks Suzanne for taking this baby boy! Let me know what I can do……

More loving baby boys later….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

YouTube find of the day…..

May 24th, 2011 - 7:07 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and YouTube find of the day lovers….

I have no idea what this woman is saying, even though I took years and years of French. These hounds are super cute!

More loving French Hounds later….Cat, Chaps and Emma

Hal’s Adventure…..

May 23rd, 2011 - 11:11 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Hal from Tokyo Lovers….

I so enjoy keeping up with Hal and his new English version blog. It is so much fun to see where he gets to go. Tokyo seems so much more relaxed about letting dogs do stuff.


Here is the link to the actual blog posting and believe me, it is well worth the read!


More enjoying Hal’s blog later….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Do Baby Robins Think Chaps Has Worms?

May 21st, 2011 - 10:10 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Baby Robins Thinking Chaps Has Worms Lovers!

It was so funny when we got home today. Chaps went out back as I was getting ready to open his gate. He bumped into the planter that the baby robins are in. They are in the top middle pot.


When he bumped the wrought iron planter they all woke up!


They thought Mom and Dad were bringing the worms……

They waited…..


And waited…..


And then I was waiting to see if the fourth baby would show up!



Then it was our dinner time!

The Mayor is Hungry!


More Baby Birds and Boy Hounds Later….Cat, Chaps and Emma

P.S. The Robins were fed for about an hour after we went inside! Worms for everyone!

We had a great time today at the Paige Alessandro Memorial Run/Walk!

May 21st, 2011 - 7:07 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Paige Alessandro Lovers….Well, I never was fortunate enough to meet Princess Paige but she was the loving Grand Daughter of Judy and Rick, of Bumper and Abby of Bassethoundtown. That makes little Paige a resident as well!


Paige bravely battled a spinal vascular disease her entire life and suffered a very severe spinal stroke in 2008. After overcoming many obstacles, Paige died peacefully from acute liver failure which was more than likely a complication of her disease.

Get this! Over a 1000 folks showed up today and early estimates say that 33K was made for Children’s Hospital of Cincinnati. It was sooooooooo cool. Most, if not all of the runners had on tutus and sparkles on their running shoes. It really was a sight to behold I am told. We did not get there until the family walk.


Here are a few Princesses after the family walk.


Grandma and I donated a basket for the raffle. It was the coolest basket there, just ask me! hehehe


Judy did a cute booth called adopt a pet. She had little stuffed animals that you could dress in cute items.


Check this out! This bike was part of a silent auction. I would have LOVED to tool around on this beauty.

A PINK SCHWINN BIKE! The seat was shaped like a heart. OMD! I would have taken up bike riding again but the auction was up to 200.00! Dang. Howl ever this gal looked cute on my bike!


Next year Grandma and I are going to do a kissing/slobber booth. Now that I have the lay of the land I think this will be our way to get those TICKETS!

“Anyone want a kiss? That will be 3 tickets… NEXT PLEASE”


More, “That’s the Ticket” later…..Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

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