Karen of New Hampshire sends gifts of her artwork! TOTALLY PAWSOME

September 6th, 2011 - 7:07 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and painting lovers!!!  OMDog we are so one of those.  Karen from New Hampshire did a portrait of both of my kids.  Karen painted both Chaps and Emma and they are pawsome beyond words.

However, I will have some more words to shower upon her!

Here is a close up for your viewing pleasure.  We could not be more proud!


Then Chaps wanted to take a closer look!


Then Emma wanted a closer sniff!  Howl cute is she?


Then Grandma and I got the money shot!


Can you even believe howl stunning these paintings are?

Well, get this.  Karen has offered to do a painting of one of our treasured Hoppers from  House of Puddles!

Marilyn, picked Max for the painting.  Can you even believe how cute he is?  I can’t wait to sell the painting in honor of Karen and give every red cent to House of Puddles!


Message from Karen McDonough:
Hi Cat, I’ve been following your BLOG for years now. At the present, I have no Bassets.  We did have two red and whites.  One named Barney….

Barney  McDonough

And the other named Maggie.

Maggie McDonough

They were the loves of our life, and also, my best friends.  We rescued Maggie from NEBHR when Barney was 6.  She was 3, and was his sister from a litter 3 years later!!  We didn’t know it until after we got her home.

THANK YOU for all you do for the beautiful helpless homeless hounds!

No, thank you Karen…..I am still deciding where to hang my treasures. THANK YOU DARLING KAREN.  I LOVE MY PAINTINGS OF MY KIDS.  STUNNING!

More updates about hanging the treasures and getting the painting of Max later….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

P.S. Special shout out to Grandma for the set design.  PERFECT!


  1. Cindy, Jethro, Rugs, Oz and Harriet
    September 6th, 2011 | 8:23 pm

    Howl cool! I LOVE THEM! Where will you hang them? And yes, Grandma did a wonderful set design for sure.

  2. MaureenandSlinky
    September 7th, 2011 | 12:26 pm

    What beautiful portraits, Karen is very talented, and what better way to share her talent then painting Bassets. Bassets have such mood and depth.

  3. September 7th, 2011 | 3:40 pm

    Aroooo! These paintings are so special!!! And we (Harville Hounds) agree that you do amazing work to help homeless bassets! You are truly inspiring!

  4. Karen M.
    September 7th, 2011 | 4:23 pm

    Cat, Again thank you for the kind words, and opportunity to do something special for the House of Puddles. I’ve been working VERY hard to make this a special painting for a very important cause. I’m really having a BLAST!!
    I’ll talk to you soon!!

  5. Megan
    September 8th, 2011 | 8:14 pm

    My Mom painted the pictures of Chaps and Emma, and I think she did a wonderful job! Also, Barney and Maggie were amazing bassets and we were lucky to have them as part of our family. They’ve both been gone for many years now and they’re still missed everyday! They were the best “brother and sister” I could ever have asked for! 🙂

  6. Cat, Chaps and Emma
    September 9th, 2011 | 11:15 am

    Megan – that is so cute about Barney and Maggie being your brother and sister. I used to call my french poodle, Pierre mon frere (my brother). Your Mom did a fantastic job and I will treasure my paintings forever. Thanks for the lovely comment…..

  7. September 10th, 2011 | 5:27 am

    What fabulous portraits. What talent!

  8. September 27th, 2011 | 7:35 pm

    […] Also, yesterday bassethoundtown received an incredible donation from the wonderful artist Karen McDonough.  Remember?  She recently painted Chaps and Emma. […]

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