Poor Burger Boy!

September 19th, 2011 - 9:09 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Poor Burger Boy Lovers!  Last night a huge sebaceous cyst on himz back burst.  This thing has been around for years.  Our vet wanted to remove it next Monday when the Mayor gets his teeth cleaned and I totally agreed.  The damn thing has been around for years and has to burst one week prior to his teeth cleaning!?!


So he is now on a slight pain pill, antibiotics and warm compresses.  Poor Burger Boy….

More tending to our patient later….Love, Cat, Grandma, and Emma.

PS – The Mayor is eating good.

ABC Slobber Shoppe Going to be IN THE HOUSE!

September 18th, 2011 - 7:07 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and ABC Slobber Shoppe Lovers….

Shelly and Don are officially on the road and making their way towards the
Basset Hound Club of America Nationals.

Shelly ABC

Howl totally cool is this set up?

Oh, it’s just howl they roll!

I am guessing the Slobber Shoppe will have about 15 tables.  Let the shopping begin!

More can’t wait later…..Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

YouTube find of the day! Bubba’s Soap Box Derby Day!

September 17th, 2011 - 8:08 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Bubba Lovers!  This is really cute.  Bubba looks like he was the hit of the day.  Bassets always have that affect when they attend an event!  hehehe

Please enjoy!

More finds later…..Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Facebook find of the day…all the way from the Czech Republic (I think)

September 15th, 2011 - 9:09 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Czech Republic lovers…(I think)  I have a so many “friends” on face book I just have no idea where they are all from.  Tonight I saw this picture and had to share.


I could not read one single word so the Czech Republic is a good guess.

The butts translate to any language!  hehehe

More loving pictures that translate later…..Cat, Chaps and Emma

PS.  Facebook finds of the day is why I am on facebook.

A bassethoundtown resident has been deployed to Afghanistan. Let’s keep him in our thoughts and prayers!

September 14th, 2011 - 6:06 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Resident Lovers.  I received a special e-mail from Sandy recently.  She was asking me to keep her darling hubby in my thoughts and prayers as he was recently deployed to Afghanistan.  I am just like Chaps and I worry.


Sandy, Dan and I have an Emma!  Here is their Emma!

Sandy's Emma

Can you believe howl cute she it?  Emma lives with Sandy, Dan, Zoey and Hayley.

Her Mommy bought a blankee from the boutique and it was so funny.  She told me that after this picture Zoey came and grabbed the blankee with her teeth and walked away.  That is so funny!


Sandy thinks she might keep the blankee for herself since her Emma, like my Emma, has a powerful sleep stink.  hehehehe

I vote keep the blankee for Sandy!

More keeping Dan in our thoughts and prayers later.  Thank you Dan.  Thank you very much!  Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Emma is so funny and cute….

September 13th, 2011 - 11:11 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Emma lovers…..Just now I was working in the office and Chaps was in the middle of the office bed.  I heard Emma coming down the hall.  She walked over to the bed and smelled all around the side of Chaps.  It took her well over 3 minutes but she did skinny in to the side of the bed.  She knows that the Mayor can cop a bassatude if he becomes disturbed.


3 minute mission accomplished.  The Mayor stayed calm and Emma, if only hanging on by a thread, made it into the bed with nary a “tude”.

More loving Emma and her mad skills later…..Cat, Chaps and Emma

In Company with Angels…we were today and every day!

September 11th, 2011 - 9:09 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Angel Lovers.  Today we were in the company of nine angels.

Seven were on exhibit at the Taft Museum and two are my every day angels.  The first angel, Mayor Chaps, was none to pleased that I was going off to an angel exhibit. He pouted by the window, looking at the Canine Police Car.  The officers live next door!  I think everyone knows howl much I love canine service hounds!


My second angel was in the Mayor’s worry bed looking all ethereal.


But, Grandma and I really wanted to see the Tiffany angel installation at the Taft Museum.  So, we pressed on.

Fascinating viewing and a pleasure to enjoy.

This was my favorite angel.  I loved the morning star this angel was holding.  It reminded me of Emma.  Early Morning Misty Air.


This was Grandma’s favorite angel.  She thought it was most fitting for the venue they were purchased for.  A beautiful church that was demolished for a highway that was coming through.  The windows were saved and stored away.


All seven Tiffany angels were discovered in a leaky barn not too long ago and are now on tour.  They used to be in a local church.

Nice way to spend this day.

This is me reading about the angels in the garden.  There was a jazz band playing.


It was all free!

More loving the nine angels later…Cat, Chaps and Emma

Retrieved by Charlotte Dumas

September 11th, 2011 - 9:09 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Retrieved Lovers….


Moxie, 13, from Winthrop, Massachusetts, arrived with her handler, Mark Aliberti, at the World Trade Center on the evening of September 11 and searched the site for eight days

This wonderful book by Charlotte Dumas is spell binding.

In 2001, in the chaotic hours and days following the September 11 attacks, nearly one hundred trained search dogs and their handlers were deployed by FEMA to assist in the rescue efforts at the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Enlisted from a network of 26 task forces in 18 states around the U.S., these dogs worked around the clock locating survivors in the rubble, alongside firemen and other teams sorting through the debris.

Guinness, 15, from Highland, California, started work at the site with Sheila McKee on the morning of September 13 and was deployed at the site for 11 days

At the time, Dutch photographer Charlotte Dumas, was intrigued by several newspaper photographs of the animals in action—a dog being transported in a stokes basket on cables suspended high over the wreckage; a dog intently searching while maneuvering over enormous bend beams; dogs receiving eye drops after and in between shifts—powerful, poignant images that stayed with her for years afterward. But what were the fates of these dogs once the rescue ended? Where were they now?

Tara, 16, from Ipswich, Massachusetts, arrived at the World Trade Center on the night of the 11th. The dog and her handler Lee Prentiss were there for eight days

Kaiser, 12, pictured at home in Indianapolis, Indiana, was deployed to the World Trade Center on September 11 and searched tirelessly for people in the rubble

In early 2011, nearing the ten year anniversary of the attacks, Dumas succeeded in locating and visiting 15 of these dogs, photographing them in and around their homes throughout the U.S., where they all still live with their handlers. In what has become Dumas’ signature style—thoughtfully composed portraits, shot in medium format at close range—the photographs offer an intimate view into the everyday lives of these working dogs, united now in the vulnerability of old age as they were once united in a common purpose.

Kaiser, 12, pictured at home in Indianapolis, Indiana, was deployed to the World Trade Center on September 11 and searched tirelessly for people in the rubble

Retrieved adds a unique and timely element to Dumas’ ongoing exploration of the complex and often vital roles animals play in our lives.

I cannot wait to buy this book.  What grand heroes these rescue dogs are.

More about loving this book later….Cat, Chaps and Emma

A vote for Emma is a donation for Sr. Hounds Abound!

September 9th, 2011 - 12:12 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Voting for Emma Lovers…..OK, who is not one of those?  NO BODY! OK, so many of the dear residents of bassethoundtown have noticed Emma in her pink rain coat trying to raise money for Sr. Hounds Abound.  So far she is doing pretty good having raised 202 dollars.  We would like to extend a special thank you to Marilyn at HOP for making a nice donation in Emma’s honor.  I love folks who love old hounds.  Did you know that about me?  hehehe

So, will you vote for Emma?  It only costs a dollar per vote!




If you don’t want to send money via the methods suggested on the voting site you can send me money and then I will send it to Sr. Hounds Abound.

P.O. BOX 347
FT. THOMAS, KY  41075


If Emma is one of the top 12 earners she will get a month in the 2012 calendar.  I really want her to have the year of her birth.  April!

A vote for Emma is a donation for Sr. Hounds Abound!  YES!

More counting the votes later!  Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma (little first born in her litter)

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!

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