2012 Here we come! Full steam ahead!

December 31st, 2011 - 9:09 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and 2012 Lovers….Yes, we here in bassethoundtown are 2012 lovers.  I don’t think I have made a resolution in, like, 20 years but this year…..I have one.  I want to de-hair my home on a more regular basis.  There, I said it.  I need to clean much more.  I started early and bought a new sweeper and a steamer thing that mops.  Clean, Clean, Clean, a new Clean year!

“Mommy, does that mean more baths?”


“Mommy, do I stink?”




More full steam ahead later….Cat, Chaps and Emma

PS – anymore resolutions out there?

Waterworld and howl it relates to Emma….

December 31st, 2011 - 2:02 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Emma relating to the movie Waterworld Lovers……

Well, actually there is no real connection, except for the fact that she was putting on a better show than the movie itself.  I have seen Waterworld before, back in 1995 when it came out.  I was not impressed then and I was not last night.  I wanted to like it.  I love the actors that were in it.  Anyway, Miss Shimlette was putting on a better show.


Herz started flopping back and forth like a fish…

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Flop little girl flop like a fish!

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Then she started rubbing behind her ears checking for gills.  Remember?  Kevin Costner was part fish and had gills behind his ears?

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Oh Emma…..you are so cute. Kevin with the gills, not so much

Some howl I made it to the end and yes, it was just as bad as I remembered it.

More glad Emma didn’t suffer through it and enjoyed herself…..

Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Chaps worry bed does double duty!

December 29th, 2011 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and double duty lovers!  Well, many of the residents know that Chaps has his very own worry bed that he lays in and waits for Mommy and Grandma to come home.  He feels comforted and secure.

This winter season the worry bed turns into the fireplace bed at night.

In the past, I have not turned on my gas fireplace every night but I have not missed a night since I moved the worry bed from his window to here one night.


Now he looks forward to it.  Soooooo cute!

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Himz turns and turns making his bed.  I am now the one worried.  What will we do in the Spring?

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But for now, we have a soft landing and plenty more winter ahead of us…..

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More loving double duty later…..Cat, Chaps and Emma

Who feels like working? Not me! Let’s go to the beach with Mac! YES!

December 29th, 2011 - 12:12 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound at the beach lovers.  Well…..need I say more?

I wonder what the Mayor would think of the ocean.  I bet both him and Emma would love it.

More ignoring work later…..Cat, Chaps and Emmma

And the facebook basset crowd goes wild!

December 28th, 2011 - 10:10 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and crowds going wild lovers.  Well, this is certainly something to go wild over and with that said, many of you may have already heard about this.

Basset Hound rescue: Dozens taken from S. Texas breeder

by Phil Anaya / KENS 5

Email | Follow: @@phil_anaya

Posted on December 27, 2011 at 4:22 PM

Updated yesterday at 5:26 PM

A south Texas dog breeder in business for more than 15 years called for the rescue of 31 Basset Hounds on Tuesday.

One after another, the dogs arrived at the Hill Country Animal League in Boerne. Some were juveniles, some were adults and some were pregnant.
They were all rescued Tuesday from a south Texas breeder who could no longer care for the dogs.
“The gentleman is an elderly gentleman, he’s 80 years old and has diabetes,” said Sandee Bowman of the Animal Welfare Society of Bandera. “His wife has Alzheimer’s, she’s 75. It was time for them to move on in their life.”
Bowman said most of the dogs appeared to be in good health, but some will need help to address health issues such as cherry eye and cataracts.
After receiving medical attention, the Basset Hounds will then be taken all across the country by different rescue groups, who drove hundreds of miles to lend a hand Tuesday.
“We’ll re-home them, making sure they have home checks and getting good love where they can be part of a family,” said Stephen Plyler of the Denton Animal Shelter.
While it should be a happy ending for all the dogs, it’s still a situation that some say should have been prevented.
“We don’t need any more dogs,” Bowman said. “At any given time, you’re going to find Bassets at the animal control (center) that are going to die, so we don’t need to be breeding more.”

According to other reports I have read, basset hound rescue and other rescues have been trying to curtail this breeder for years.  I am so glad that most of the hounds are  healthy and by all accounts they will all make a full recovery if they are sick.

Bowman is absolutely correct about “We don’t need any more dogs…..so we don’t need to be breeding more”.

So far, I have no idea who this breeder is but I am for now assuming they are not members of the BHCA.  They were called Basset World Kennels in Sabinal, TX.

Now for just a quick glance at the BHCA website and you can see there are about 42 member/breeders in Texas alone!  WOW!

42 basset hound breeders in TX that belong to the BHCA.

That is a lot of basset hound breeders just at the breed club level in one state.  I know for a fact some of these breeders have a huge operation.

In closing, I am just glad that this mill is out of business.


More updates on this later….love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

PS – wonder if any transports will be coming through bassethoundtown? I know that All Bassets Cherished has signed up to take 6 of these darling lovers……

Walkin’ in a winter wonderland…..

December 27th, 2011 - 2:02 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and winter wonderland lovers…..OK, what would you do if you were out for a nice snowy stroll, turned the corner and saw this?

Hanna Siekkine

Well, maybe if you lived in Finland.  Hannah and her hounds live there.

These 2 are wondering what the neighbors got for Christmas?

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More winter wonderland wonderers later…Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Oh bring me some figgy puddin’, Oh bring me some figgy puddin’, and bring it right NOW!

December 25th, 2011 - 12:12 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and figgy puddin’ lovers!  Merry Christmas residents!  I sure hope your Christmas is as good as Chaps and Emma’s!

The kids woke up all bright and bushy tailed as you can see!


What was the reason?  Look under the tree!


Here we have Figgy jam and honey cream cheese!


“Thank you Mommy,,,it’s just what we needz!”

There is nothing quite like, a sweet Christmas spoon.

Filled with goodness that will be gone real soon!


The hounds are happy the day is bright…


Who knew Christmas magic could come in one bite?!?

More loving figgy puddin’ spoons later…..Cat, Chaps and Emma

Let it doe, let it doe, let it doe!

December 24th, 2011 - 6:06 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and sending doe to House of Puddles Lovers….Well, the total is in for Howl-low-day cards for elder hounds!


$110.00, and as promised, Bassethoundtown Enterprises is matching dollar for dollar!  So, $220.00 dollars will be sent to the HoPpers on Santa’s sleigh.  Chaps and Emma will haul the doe up to Santa as he passes through bassethoundtown.


Thank you all so much for taking the time to send all of the beautiful, heartfelt cards.  It was so much fun opening and then reading the greetings.

Bassethoundtown’s residents are the best.  Have a great Christmas Eve everyone.

More letting it doe later….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Kitchen Christmas Tree…

December 23rd, 2011 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Kitchen Christmas Tree Lovers…..

I though the residents of bassethoundtown would like to see my little kitchen Christmas tree!

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If you look closely all of the ornaments are milk bone basset hounds!  OMDawg!  Howl cute is this shiny pink tree with hounds?

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About 6 years ago a friend made all of these milk bone bassets for me.  I have never had the perfect place for them until this year!  Now this little tree will be a tradition!

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I just love it!

More show and tell later….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Paul Newman, the white basset hound, has a howl-o-day wish!

December 23rd, 2011 - 11:11 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Paul Newman Lovers…..I just cannot get enough of our Paul Newman.  He is so talented and really needs his own TV show….heck he needs his own channel!

Himz is so adorable.


More wishing Paul Newman had his own show later….Cat, Chaps and Emma

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