Oh are you kidding me? A thunderstorm watch in mid Nov?

November 14th, 2011 - 9:09 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Thunderstorm Haters (like Chaps)….

OMDog….Really?  A Thunderstorm tonight?  Well, not loving this news.  What I thought was interesting is that I got the alert a few minutes earlier on Twitter than on the TV.

750 PM EST MON NOV 14 2011


BOONE                BRACKEN             BRECKINRIDGE
FRANKLIN             GALLATIN            GRANT
GRAYSON              HANCOCK             HARDIN
HENRY                JEFFERSON           KENTON
MEADE                OHIO                OLDHAM
OWEN                 PENDLETON           SHELBY
SPENCER              TRIMBLE

(We are Campbell)

We have not had the Thundershirt on for months.  Here is the Mayor way back in June. He was sleeping off a bad storm.

Photo on 2011-06-19 at 11.49

Well, Grandma has his Thunder cage all set up and ready to go.  He has a freshly washed pillow and Thumper the Thunder Bunny in place.  I will keep the residents posted on this very important news;)

More hoping for the best later….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Crazy Mad Covering Skills!

November 13th, 2011 - 5:05 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Hounds covering themselves up lovers.  OMDog!  For almost 20 years I have always had a hound that can cover themselves up.

It is the cutest thing ever.

Here is Chloe.  AKA Chloesterama young drama hound. She was laying at the foot of my bed about 2 decades ago.


This morning Emma covered herself up.  We all know that she is a fantastic nest maker and this blankee nest was no different. She’s got mad skills.

photo 2

But wait.  Wanna see crazy mad skills?

More covering up later…..Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

P.S. Thanks to resident Mary Tipping for sending the video this morning.

Ever wonder what a St. Bassernard Looks Like?

November 12th, 2011 - 10:10 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and St. Bassernard Lovers.  OK, I flipped out when I saw this darling combination.  I could not believe my eyes.

Just look at that face!  This is Thelma.  She is currently with a rescue up east.

Both her and her sister……..

aSt. Bassernard

yes….you guessed it…..Louise are up for adoption.


Looks to me like Thelma has more basset in her and Louise more Benard but my goodness that combo just got to me.

Now for a fitting story from my neck of the wood about a rescued St. Bernard.

Very cute.

Hillsboro Dog Chases Burglar Just Hours After Adoption

Hercules Hero Hound

Hillsboro is in Ohio about an hour from where I live.

More amazing blogs later….Cat, Chaps and Emma

Today Chaps had a celebrity appearance!

November 11th, 2011 - 7:07 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Chaps being a Celebrity Lovers!  Well, come on!  What school would not want the Mayor showing up for an appearance!


Our Mayor even wore his Star Spangled Banner Bandanna in honor of Veteran’s Day!  He was a real show stopper!

We talked to the kids about soldiers and howl important they are to all of us.

We also talked about howl dogs can be soldiers as well.

I told everyone I would count to 3 and then everyone say, “hound dog”!

It was so cute!


We read the Lily Book and spent so much time talking about all of our pets.  It was a fantastic day for all of us.

Grandma and Emma were waiting for us at home.

Of course I stopped for fries!

More loving celebrity appearances later…..Cat, Chaps and Emma


November 11th, 2011 - 10:10 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Pet2Vets Lovers…..

Well, I really learned a lot researching this blog posting and it is a pleasure to share my findings with the residents.  Some of you may know all about this program, but I sure didn’t.  It is called Pets2Vets.


Pretty powerful stuff.

Dogs are here for us and there for us.

I wanted to share some of the pictures I found last night with the residents.  As I was looking at so many pictures I could not help but get choked up.  Chaps was in a deep sleep next to me but he woke up when I started sniffling and became very concerned.  Amazing.






More thanking the vets later…..Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

“Wow, those must be show hounds”!

November 8th, 2011 - 7:07 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Best Line of the Day Lovers…..LOL!

Well, today we took advantage of one of the picture perfect weather days of the year.  I would say today would have had to been in the top 5 of the year.  70 degrees, sunny with a touch of fall still in the air.  Just bassetabulous.  So, Grandma, the kids and I set out to our favorite park a few neighborhoods over.  It is called Devou Park and we have been there before.  This park is huge so there is always something different to do.

First we found a new picnic spot!  Just gorgeous.


This park is expansive and there are some really cool walking paths filled with good smells.

Before we headed out Grandma gave the kids a treat.


Then we set out on the walking path to one of the most breath taking views of Cincinnati, no not this view!  LOL


Look howl we are all walking in the same rhythm.  I just love this picture.  All of our left legs are kicked back.

There is a Pavilion at the top of the park that over looks the city. This is a huge place to get married and have parties.

The last time we were there it was crowded with kids, dogs and lots of people in general so we decided to come back and try for our money shots on the right day.

Well today was the right day.  Do you think this is the money shot?


Or is this the money shot?


This was just such a stellar photo op that I can’t decide and I guess I really don’t have to.

I took a zillion pictures and so did Grandma.


Someone actually walked buy us today and said, “Wow, those must be show hounds”!  Too funny.  Well, we all know the Mayor took a few turns in the ring.  Himz a Champion!  Shimlette’s a Champion eater!

Here is Grandma’s money shot.


All in all it was a Champion day!


Wow, this might be my favorite ever picture of the kids and I.  I might need to change all of my profile pictures on the internet.  hehehe


More showing off the hounds later…Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Emma absolutely hates falling back!

November 6th, 2011 - 7:07 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Falling Back Lovers.  I for one don’t really mind falling back.  I actually kind of like it.  I actually love everything about seasons and changes.

Butt………Emma hates, hates, hates falling back.  Falling back means eating later and she is all about eating earlier.  Much earlier.

So today was going to be a challenge.  I calmed her down for a few moments in between the scream barking.


Emma got to eat at her normal time.  2:30 which was 3:30 yesterday.  All is well that ends well.  I tried but I just could not deny her.  We might try to move in 5 minutes increments as the weeks go on.

She was frantic!  Grandma was in the basement so I was going to go ahead without her but Emma dashed to the door and insisted that Grandma get herself up to my place ASAP.  Emma is so smart and cute.  She so loves her routine.  I think we all do…give or take an hour!

More Loving Slow Time Later…..Cat, Chaps and Emma

Maybe the best day of Indian Summer and we are taking full advantage!

November 2nd, 2011 - 7:07 pm KY Time

Howllow Fellow Basset Hound and Indian Summer Lovers…..Well, today was one of those in bassethoundtown.  I had tons of work to do but tomorrow rain is predicted so we harnessed up the hounds and went to the park.

Chaps was on the back porch smelling the air when I made my decision to bag the work and get going!

As you can see, I still have great flowers.  Yesterday, Grandma and I went to Lowes and found winter pansies for 20 cents a six pack.  I get mad sun on my back porch so I went for them.


It was just beautiful and perfect today.  Since the Mayor and Emma did not get to participate in the bassethoundtown walk we made sure they had their own!

Look at this photo op!


Then we moved on towards an open area Grandma spotted for another photo session!

This could be the money shot!  What do you think?


Of course the Mayor is always Money.

I had to horn in on his shot!


What a wonderful day.  We all got huge amounts of vitamin D and enjoyed maybe the money day of the fall!

More loving Indian Summer later….Cat, Chaps and Emma

A new home at last for the blind Great Dane and her devoted guide dog

November 1st, 2011 - 6:06 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and GREAT NEWS Lovers!

The staff at the Dogs Trust Shrewsbury in Roden, England, knew dogs Lily and Maddison were special – they just couldn’t understand why potential adopters didn’t see it. “People just kept on walking past their kennel, not interested,” Dogs Trust spokeswoman Hannah Macey tells PEOPLE.

“Some people were put off because of the fact that Lily doesn’t have any eyes – it’s a bit shocking to look at.”


The local newspaper Shropshire Star spotlighted Maddison’s amazing ability to guide her friend, usually with Lily’s nose touching the back of her pal’s tail as she leads the way. In just a few days, their story went global and the shelter was bombarded with requests for adoption from as far away as Argentina.

“Where before not one person came forward to give them a home, we’ve now got hundreds of people from across the world that want to take them in,” says Macey. “It looks like they possibly – not confirmed – may have found the right home and could be going home this weekend.”

As the shelter decides on the best place for them, the girls continue to keep each other company by cuddling and playing together. And even with all of the media attention, Maddison’s focus never waivers.

“Maddison has got quite a nervous temperament,” she says. “Her main focus is making sure that Lily is around her and OK.”

Couple decided to take in Lily and Maddison after reading about them in the Daily Mail…..

Dogs can now look forward to holidays in France and the Lake District….

It’s the happy ending that Lily the blind great dane and her trusty friend turned guide dog Maddison deserve.

When the Daily Mail featured the heart-warming tale of the two great danes, who were looking for a new home, more than 2,000 dog lovers responded by offering to take them.

Now Lily and Maddison are moving from the Dogs Trust centre in Shrewsbury to live with the Williams family 35 miles away in Crewe, Cheshire.


“We live in the countryside and I miss having a reason to go for a walk – I can’t wait to take the dogs out with us. We’ve also got a lovely big garden so it’s the perfect setting for two huge dogs.”

The couple plan to take the great danes on holidays to France and the Lake District and ensure they both enjoy life with their new family.

Louise Campbell, manager of the Dogs Trust in Shrewsbury, said: ‘This is the happy ending we were all hoping for and everyone is delighted for Lily and Maddison.

‘The Williams family were the perfect match and we know they’ll give the dogs all the love and fuss they so deserve.’

I am just so happy for the bonded pair.  What a wonderful new home!

More loving happy endings later…Cat, Chaps and Emma

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