Devil Dog…

October 31st, 2011 - 6:06 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Devil Dog Lovers!  Beware the evil hound….

I don’t care howl you stack it up, my kids could never be evil!  Look it the Mayor.  Poor thing looks scared.


Oh, now I see why!


She better be going to get me a treat!



More being scared later…..Cat, Chaps and Emma….Happy Howlloweenee……

Thank you Maureen and Slinky for the Birthday Rattle Toy for the Mayor!

October 30th, 2011 - 11:11 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Birthday Toy Lovers.  Well, Emma doesn’t quite understand that this was a toy for the Mayor but it’s not a problem.

Wanna know why?

Emma thinks that beggers can be choosers!  hehehe

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


October 29th, 2011 - 7:07 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Walking Basset Hound Lovers….I cannot tell you howl much fun we had today so I must show you. This is a picture heavy posting!  ENJOY!

The weather was perfect for hounds, a nice crisp 40ish degrees.  The sun was shining so it made it seem a bit warmer for the humans.

Judy and I hung the banner between 2 trees and it looks so cool!


It was soooo much fun to see all of the hounds arriving at the park.  As every car entered I would look with anticipation to see if I could spot a delicious hound….or 2!


Everyone was gathering right at 11:00 and even before.  I was so excited.  I know Judy was as well.


This is an absolutely pawsome area for a basset hound walk.  From this point you can take a 5 minute stroll down to the dog park.

Penelope is ready to go!


Here is Marsie and Nosey leading way down to the dog park!


I was in charge of Abby for a short period of time when her Daddy Rick went back to the car to get poop bags.

She was not too thrilled with it!  She really wanted her Daddy!


It was so funny, I had a stinkin’ feeling that that the dog park was a bit more packed with anticipation of the hound march! We had posted a sign on the gate about a week ago!   Everyone had so much fun.

Here is Hank!


The hounds had so much fun.  Everyone got along and the other dogs in the park loved this huge pack coming into to play.


This little girl stopped in the mist of a play time for a belly rub.  It was soooooo cute!


Here is Marsie and her Daddy.  I was thrilled to see Marsie’s parents. Marsie has on the mittens she bought from the Slobber Shoppe!  They were beyond pawsome!


This is darling Ruby with her boy and her Mommy. A sweet pug dressed as a puggerfly came over to visit!

Every time I drive past homes in Ft. Thomas that I know have bassets I honk!  I hope they hear me!


This is one of my favorite pictures.  Bumper with Ruby’s boy.  They both had so much fun.


Here is Bumper’s Mom with Abby.  Lookin’ good Judy and Abby!


More friends meet and greet!  Marsie and another Judy!  hehehe.  In the background are some very dear friends of the walking club.  I am so horrible with names.  What is wrong with me?


Then we all headed back to the picnic shelter to enjoy some Oscar Myer Wieners!  Well, the hounds did.  Unfortunately, I was too busy feeding hounds I did not get any pics of this highlight!


Everyone had such a good time!


I did not get a picture of hounds catching wieners but this guy was very popular as he handed out the tasty treats to many hounds!  hehehe


Something else happened and I want to do a special post about that.  I was actually honored at this walk with a document presented from the Mayor of our town.  It was one of those moments that just touch the soul.  I had the lump in the throat and the tears in the eyes.

I am trying to do a YouTube to show all of the residents.  I am so humbled…..

More Loving our Bassethoundtown Walking Club Later…..Cat, Chaps and Emma

Friday night, date night!

October 28th, 2011 - 7:07 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Friday Date Night Lovers…

Did you have a date tonight?  I did, a double date:)  My dates are helping me get ready for the bassethoundtown walking club 2nd annual walk tomorrow!

This guy is a huge help….


This little girl was helping me blog until she drifted off.  Herz is just so sweet.  I hope her dreams are just as sweet.


Are you joining us for the walk tomorrow?  The weather is great for walking hounds.  Low to mid 50s.  My Mom and I call that cave temperature.  It is always 55 degrees in Mammoth Cave.  Can’t wait to go back there, howl ever, they are not very dog friendly…unfortunately.


More hoping to see ya tomorrow….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

A Rare Sighting….and Discovery???

October 27th, 2011 - 5:05 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Rare Sighting and Discovery Lovers….

OK, this is very strange….

Yesterday, I heard Emma barking at the front door.  Nothing unusual, she does that when she hears her Grandma going up and down the steps.  I have even blogged about it it before.  She usually doesn’t go berzerk so I went and checked on her.  I thought it was odd she was in the Mayor’s worry bed.


I asked her, “Emma, what are you saying?”  Just then I had a brilliant idea!  I grabbed my IPhone4S which has a feature that I think is new.  You can speak your text messages.  Very woo woo.  My Mom and I had never sent a text in our life but we had been practicing.  So, I grabbed the phone and turned on the microphone in the text message area.

She barked once and I pressed done, (see the little microphone next to the 123?).  Then she barked a second time and again I pressed done.  Look what it said! I got goose bumps.


I am not kidding one bit!  The only thing I could think of, was she was trying to ask/bark Grandma, “Where were” you?

Woo Woo or what?

I am going to keep testing this rare discovery!

In the mean time I let her go upstairs for her extra treat.


I will keep reporting back on this rare discovery but in the mean time, Chaps hopes the worry bed thing was just a freak accident.  hehehe

More woo woo later…Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Lily and Maddison from England are a touching bounded pair looking for the right home!

October 26th, 2011 - 6:06 pm KY Time
  • ‘Maddison will lead and Lily will walk nearly touching her so she knows where to go. It’s lovely to watch. Maddison is always looking out for her’

When illness forced vets to remove Great Dane Lily’s eyes, the prospects of a fulfilling life didn’t look good.

But then no one had reckoned on her pal Maddison stepping in to turn guide dog.

The pair have been inseparable for years but now find themselves looking for a new home because their owner could no longer cope.

The catch for anyone interested is that the Great Danes come as a package.

They have been waiting at the Dogs Trust re-homing centre in Shrewsbury since July.

Homeless: Blind Great Dane Lily with her canine carer Maddison

Homeless: Blind Great Dane Lily and her kind-hearted canine carer Maddison

Forever friends: Lily, left, being guided while walking with Maddison right. The pair have been inseparable since Lily lost her sight

Forever friends: Lily, left, being guided while walking with Maddison right. The pair have been inseparable since Lily lost her sight

Manager Louise Campbell said: ‘Maddison is Lily’s guide dog. If they are out and about, for the majority of the time Maddison will lead and Lily will walk nearly touching her so she knows where to go. It’s lovely to watch. Maddison is always looking out for her.’

Lily, six, was barely a puppy when she was struck down by a condition that caused her eyelashes to grown into her eyeballs, damaging them beyond repair.

It was after this traumatic event that her relationship with seven-year-old Maddison developed as she took her under her wing.

The best buddies lived together until their owners decided they couldn’t look after them any more.

Miss Campbell said: ‘With her lack of sight, Lily’s other senses have heightened so although we don’t split them up often she can tell if Maddison is nearby.

‘They curl up together to go to sleep and they are very vocal with each other.

‘We haven’t analysed their different barks but if Lily wants to go forward and Maddison is in her way, the bark will have a different pitch.

‘They are very close to one another and enjoy each other’s company’.

Playful: Lily's lack of sight has heightened her other senses so she can often tell if Maddison is nearby without the pair touching

Playful: Lily’s lack of sight has heightened her other senses so she can often tell if Maddison is nearby without the pair touching.

Miss Campbell said that Lily does all the things normal dogs do and if you saw her from a distance you wouldn’t realise she had anything wrong with her eyes.

She added: ‘They are really happy with life, the glass is always half full with these two.

‘They have been with us for a considerable amount of time but they are quite happy and go about their daily routine – they are very affectionate.’

She believes the dogs’ size and advancing years, as well as the fact they have to come in a pair, may have put off potential owners and she warned that anyone contemplating taking the dogs in should look at their lifestyle and think of the responsibility involved.

‘They are not gigantic when you see them outside. These are two lovely big girls who deserve to live out the rest of their lives together in comfort’, she said.

Dogs Trust cares for around 16,000 stray and abandoned dogs every year through a network of 17 re-homing centres.

Happy: Great Dane Lily is seeking an owner who would be willing to give both her and best friend Maddison a new home

The Great Dane is seeking an owner who would be willing to give both her and best friend Maddison a new home.


Turns out that a new home was found recently but fell through.  Howl ever since this article has come forward there seems to be a line of folks waiting to be considered.

Speaking from experience the thought of a blind dog is scary, but as many of the residents know it is a journey that is so worth taking.  Wow, look howl much Emma has taught us all.  Who ever is fortunate enough to have Lily and Maddison in their life will be forever blessed.

More keeping up with the girls later….Love, Cat, Chaps and our Emma

Hey, Colby Chaps…wanna take a ride in my new bug?

October 26th, 2011 - 10:10 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and taking a ride in a new bug lovers…..

Our girl Jourdan was wondering, as she held Colby Chaps in her arms, if he would want to take a spin around the block in her new bug.


“Hey buddy, you wanna go for spin?”

“Wha?”  Colby Chaps opens one eye.


“Come on, it will be fun!  Wakee Wakee!”


OK, let’s get this party started!


I like this mode a transportation better than a leash thinks Colby Chaps!


Colby Chaps is wondering if Jourdan will drive him to the local Dairy Dip!  hehehe


A wave to Dad and off they go!


Drive safe and have fun!

More loving new basset hauling vehicles later…..Cat, Chaps and Emma

PS – I was 16 once, a million years ago!


Me with bucket, sister with hose and friend in car.  Nothing like being 16 and having a bug!

Grandma and Chaps chase the elusive and somewhat very smart fly!

October 25th, 2011 - 2:02 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and not loving flies lovers…..OK, no one likes a fly in their home.  It is just down right annoying.  Unfortunately, they hang around the ladies room no matter howl hard we try to keep it spic and span.  Sometimes an exceptionally smart fly will enter and mess with the Mayor.  I have seen it on a number of occasions.  The fly will chase the Mayor and then the Mayor will chase the fly and it becomes a real cat and mouse kind of game.

The flies always go to this corner where they know, I guess, that Chaps can’t get to them.  It drives him crazy!


Some times the flies will even land on the Mayor and then take off to this corner.  Crazy.  So, Grandma came to the rescue to try and shoo the fly outside.  They usually fly out if you open a door or a window.


We are having the most beautiful Indian Summer and of course flies love the hot weather.

I was outside taking a picture of my winter pansies which are just spectacular when the sun hits them.


Then I turned around and saw a fly swoop through the dog door!


I wonder if it is the same one?

My Mom wouldn’t hurt a fly but I know Chaps would.  I have seen him catch a few in mid air with his big mouth.  Shutter…..

More trying to shoo that fly later…..Cat, Chaps and Emma


October 24th, 2011 - 10:10 pm KY Time

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Beauty needs no words….Click and see….

Basset hound “No. 1 man” at wedding! www find of the day!

October 24th, 2011 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and No. 1 man of the day lovers……

What a cute story…..

BELLAIRE Mich. — Leah Knotts’ wedding day gave her the opportunity — in front of her loved ones — to stand up next to her “No. 1 man.”

Her husband-to-be, Lincoln, was there, too.

Knotts’ 10-year-old basset hound, Shades, served as the couple’s ring bearer. Shades originally belonged to Knotts’ father, a hunter, who used the hound for what he is supposed to do best: track birds and other small animals.

“When I moved out, I brought him with me,” Knotts said. “He’s not a very good hunter.”

But as a ring bearer, Shades performed his duties in a most excellent fashion. He helped the couple get engaged, too.


“Lincoln proposed to me the day before Thanksgiving,” Knotts said. “He knew Shades was my No. 1 man so he tied the engagement ring to Shades’ collar in a mesh bag. That’s why I wanted him to be the ring bearer. He brought me my engagement ring so I wanted him to bring us our wedding rings.”

End of article….

Is that just the cutest thing?

More loving hounds that are loved later….Cat, Chaps and Emma

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