“Mommy, why does the last day of winter feel like the middle of Summer? Why Mommy why?”

March 19th, 2012 - 7:07 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and questions to Mommy Lovers….

What is going on?  We were so excited about Spring and now we have our AC on.  There were record breaking heat degrees in bassethoundtown today.  81 degrees for the last day of winter?

“Why, Mommy, Why?”


I don’t know little big boy.  I don’t know. Maybe Spring will come soon….

More not loving the last day of winter later…Cat, Chap and Emma

The Mayor is Irish for the day!

March 17th, 2012 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Irish for the Day Lovers….

Who would not love to kiss an Irish Mayor?


The best kiss ever is from his Grandma!

The luck of the Irish was with us today!

More loving Lucky Grandma kisses later….Cat, Chaps and Emma

From the darkness into the light…

March 15th, 2012 - 10:10 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and dark to light lovers…Will you allow me to brag on the Mayor a bit?  This morning we had about 4 severe thunderstorm warnings.  Grandma came down to help with the Mayor. It was crashing…

I was trying to work in the office.  I did pop into the living room to check on the Mayor and guess what?

He was getting into his storm cage all by himz self!  It was so cute.  I was so proud of him.  He did it all for his Grandma!

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Then the storm passed and the sun came out. I was splashing my face with some cool water and looked down.

Brightness, flowers, and serenity.

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What a different several minutes can make.

Howl cute is the Mayor on this pink bathroom rug?

More loving darkness to light later…Cat, Chaps and Emma

The Mayor Rallies today!

March 14th, 2012 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Hounds that Rally Lovers!  Well, today we took the kids to a park that sits atop a ridge of hills.  Wow, the breeze was nice and somewhat cool.  Even though the temp was upper 70s it felt nice and cool to the Mayor. Himz loves a good breeze!

After yesterdays fail, we were just going to take him for a nice ride.

He wanted out of the basset hauling vehicle in the worst way! YES!

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Himz was a new man.  No eating grass he moved forward with purpose.  We were not as fast as Grandma and Emma but I was happy as a lark!


We only went a short distance, like yesterday, but boy what a difference a day makes!

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We had such a great afternoon.  Both kids love to ride in the BHV.

Just prior to going home we swung by the Ft. Thomas Dog Park.  We don’t do the park because Emma is allergic to everything and Chaps…well…does not care for other dogs.  But look who we saw!

Marsie and her young girl hound Nosey!  What a treat!

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So much fun….

More loving different days later…Cat, Chaps and Emma

Well…our first spring time walk did not go very well:(

March 13th, 2012 - 9:09 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and update lovers…We were all so excited about our first real walk of the Spring.  We set off with vim and vigor but it quickly turned out not so good.

Chaps clearly did not feel good.  He started eating grass about half way up the street.  He was out of breath and seemed in pain.  We turned right around and came home.

He was dragging by the time we entered the front door.

He walked right to the water dish and then to the cool tile bathroom floor.


Grandma got some cool rags and I wiped him down.  He rested and did eat his dinner.

Here he is resting and licking his elderly paws.  Himz is 77.

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Tomorrow we were going to take another walk but now we are going to take a drive instead.  We will let the kids gets some air.

More making sure the Mayor does not over extend himself later….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Tomorrow will be 70ish degrees in bassethoundtown;)

March 12th, 2012 - 9:09 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and walking Basset Hound Lovers.  OMDawg it has been a month of Sundays since we had the kids out walking.  I am so excited about the weather tomorrow I hope I can sleep tonight.  We are going for our first walk in what seems like forever.  The kids need it so bad. We all do!

Basset hounds are not bears that hibernate.  It just is not right or a natural state.

Wake up Mayor…come out of your den!


Come out from under your gully blanket Shimlette…


Let’s shake this winter off and get our short legs moving!

I can’t wait until tomorrow!

More loving this spring later…..Cat, Chaps and Emma

P.S.  Wednesday looks promising as well.  I see a mini road trip…..I better get some sleep!  It is more than time to Spring forward!

Just a little update regarding the Mayor:)

March 10th, 2012 - 9:09 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Mayor lovers.  Well, I do think it was his back hurting him.  We can tell he has arthritis in his back.  I am sure keeping his weight down helps.

Anyway, himz feels better this morning and slept good.  He was first to the kitchen.  I just put him and Emma down for their morning naps.

Here he is saying….”I feel better Mommy!”


You look better big boy.  Mamma loves her Burger boy.

More reporting on every little detail later….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Go with the flow….

March 9th, 2012 - 7:07 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Go with the Flow Lovers…Wow!  We woke up this morning and Chaps was just not himself.  He seemed confused and a bit unsteady.  After much observation it seemed that maybe he had pulled a muscle in his back.  He did not want to eat and was very slow and very pathetic.

Long story short…Grandma and I went outside to look at something in the front yard.  When we came back in I quickly smelled that Chaps had tinkled in the middle of our bed.  OMy, this was not on the list today.  What a major hassle.

Off we went to the laundromat with the goose down comforter that is too big for our machine.

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I quickly learned that my “list” was not near as daunting as the gal doing her laundry the bank of machines over.  Her name is Tornado Vivian.  This woman inspired us beyond belief.  She lost EVERYTHING material in the tornado that happened one week ago today.  EVERYTHING.  She lives a few towns over from us.

She talked non stop as we stood pie eyed.  “My farm house is flattened but we can still have a jam session tomorrow night.”  Vivian and her group jam with some awesome bluegrass musicians.  Vivian said, nothing matters to me except the fact I have my boyfriend and my 2 dogs alive and well.  She even invited us to the bon fire and jam session.  We will not go tomorrow night but I have a feeling we will go soon.  Vivian on May Street, California, KY.  Love her.

As we left the laundromat she was sitting on a bench and she had serious words of wisdom.  “Go with the flow and make sure you have good insurance.  Also make it to the basement quickly.”

A little tinkle on a comforter is one tiny twig in the acres of debris Vivian faces at her 28 acre farm. The only thing left was the basement of the barn they hunkered down in.

Meeting someone like Vivian really puts life in perspective.

More going with the flow later….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

P.S. Chaps seems a bit better but I might give him a pain pill later…

YouTube find of the day. Soooo cute.

March 7th, 2012 - 10:10 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and YouTube find of the day lovers.  I thought this was soooooo cute.  I wonder what she is saying to the hound?  The hound seems to understand it all.

It is probably something about a treat.

I used to say to my Dad, “Look at Chaps looking at me with love in his eyes”, and my Dad would say, “I think that’s hunger”.  hehehe

More loving multilingual hounds later….Cat, Chaps and Emma

Let Mr. Chewy do the heavy lifting!

March 5th, 2012 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Mr. Chewy Lovers….Who is Mr. Chewy you might ask?



I received an e-mail last week from Mr. Chewy offering bassethoundtown a 50.00 coupon in exchange for a truthful and honest blog about my experience with their company. Very interesting! I went over and sniffed around their website and was pretty impressed.  Lots and lots of selections which includes not only Chaps food, but Emma’s Royal Canin prescription allergy diet formula.  Then the best part, free shipping for orders over 49 dollars.

Say no more! Let me try this service.  After all, the Mayor has done so much for others it is time for him to get a biscuit!

The Mayor looks on as his box of food and a special treat are delivered within paw steps of his food dish.

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We ordered online via the Mr. Chewy website and it was fast and simple.  I also enjoyed the function where you could chat with someone online while I was placing the order.  I ordered on a Thursday, received a confirmation that my ordered had shipped that same day and it arrived Saturday morning via Federal Express. SWEET!

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No trip to the pet food store, no dealing with the grouchy people who work there, no getting the hairy eyeball for asking for help out to my car, and no walking up and down the stairs bringing up the food in portions that I can carry. In short, no more hassle.

All in all Mr. Chewy was a wonderful experience!

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See that sausage roll thing?  It is a duck and potato roll.  I cut the Mayor off a piece. Emma was in a deep sleep.

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I will be ordering from Mr. Chewy again.  This is a service I have been looking for.  No more heavy lifting for me!

More blogging and honest reviews about Mr. Chewy later…..Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

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