Review of new TV show – Dogs in the City

May 30th, 2012 - 9:09 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and review of Dogs in the City Lovers (?)…

Tonight this new TV series premiered on CBS hosted by the self proclaimed “dog guru”, Justin Silver.  I am watching this and taking notes at the same time.  Dogs in the City starts off with Beefy, the skate boarding bull dog.


Beefy’s Daddy has recently gotten married and the new wife obviously is having problems.  Let’s see what happens.

OK, this has just started and now Justin is onto another dog and this segment is getting better.

Justin is darling and I think he truly cares about dogs.


This is an hour long show and it moves very quickly which is good for a show like this.  You get to see a lot of dogs in different situations.

The City is New York and there are massive amounts of dogs to visit. Justin will have a never ending supply if the show lasts.

The third segment has a little girl who will absolute steal your heart.  Her Dad is pretty pawsome as well.  Justin is just winning me over.

Back to Beefy.  Oh, Justin is getting really deep.  Hope this series is ON DEMAND. Beefy is so glorious.  At least the new wife is trying to fit in.  Personally, I think this relationship should have been worked on before the marriage.

The show goes on to tackle people problems which are the biggest reasons dogs struggle and I totally agree with that.  Justin is a dream and looks like a new reality star to me.

My rating is 4 paws up.  Give this series a try.  Very cute and lots of family fun!

More enjoying dogs on TV later…Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

PS – Looks like the Beefy pack is doing great.  Gotta love Justin!

Update on Emma Rudert and her Liver Disease…

May 30th, 2012 - 4:04 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Emma’s Liver Lovers…

Well, I want to update the residents about our Emma.  Today, Emma ended her first course of steroids and metronidazole accompanied by a dose of water pills.  She is also on Milk Thistle and a Denosyl pill specifically for the liver.

Here is Emma in her office cubicle.  She is still reporting to work.

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She is doing pawsome.  She did fantastic on the medications and her vet has suggested that we keep her on the same regiment for awhile longer, (after he pushed the biopsy again).  Really?

I agreed and picked up her refills.

She has been back on her liver formula food and barking for and eating very good.

Emma is still retaining fluid in her abdomen which is not a good sign.

So, there is our Emma’s update and I will continue to keep the residents posted.  Thanks to everyone who has e-mailed and asked about her.  Also, another thanks to those of you who were so kind with your gracious compliments after you read the cover story on our Emma in the Bugler.  I was very proud and thrilled to showcase her to the Bugler readership.

Well, it is about 4am and I am sleepless.  I am going to go google water retention for the umpteenth time.

More loving livers later….Cat, Chaps and Emma

Red, White and Blue Lovers…

May 27th, 2012 - 10:10 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Memorial Day Lovers…

The RED of Hibiscus flowers, the WHITE of a Mayor’s face…

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and the BLUE of Verna’s eggs….


Thank you to our service dogs, men and woman for making all of the red, white, and blue moments possible.

We love you in bassethoundtown…

More memories of freedom later…Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

What a great turn out for the hot dog bassethoundtown walking club today!

May 26th, 2012 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Walking Basset Hound Club Lovers!  Well, the extreme heat did not get us down today!  We had a Memorial Weekend Blast!

First off I posed for a picture with the Mayor before I left for the walk!

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It was a great turn out for friends and family.

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We were lucky to have this wonderful picnic shelter to keep the sun off the pack.

Here we have Matt the fireman with one of his girls.


Then there was this photo op with Marcie and her hound Nosey!


This is a good picture to show our pack. The black and white hound is doodle bug.  So cute!

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Check out this group shot!  I just love it!



It will be in October.

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Bassethoundtown Walking Club

Chaps and Emma had a wonderful time with Grandma.

More loving the bassethoundtown walking club later….Cat, Chaps and Emma

Well, grandma is on deck for her babysitting duties tomorrow!

May 25th, 2012 - 5:05 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Babysitting Lovers….

Tomorrow is the big Basset Hound Town Walking Club Event in the park.  Well, maybe not so big, who knows?  Here is the announcement in the local paper!

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From that announcement, that Judy (of Bumper and Abby) placed in the local paper, it got picked up via my google alert and I saw it was sent out to everyone that has a basset hound google alert!  Wow, that is really cool!

So, I am mostly all packed up and ready to go.  I bought some tri-colored balloons, some ice, and some wieners.

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All beef franks for the hounds in our town!

Of course the Mayor and Emma had to taste them.

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I posted on the face book page that if it is too hot for your hound you can drive by and I will deliver a wiener to your hound while they sit in the AC.  Or you can come and sit for a spell under the huge shade trees where we will meet.  I “frankly” think it is going to be too hot to walk and who wants to walk anyway when there are belly rubs and wieners?  Not me.

So, come and join us if you are in the area.  We can take pictures and enjoy the early dog days of summer.

More dogs days later….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

PS – Thanks for babysitting Grandma.  We love you….

Well…It’s really all about the Shim…

May 24th, 2012 - 9:09 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Shimlette lovers.  Grandma and I have been spending just as much time as possible at home with Shim catering to her every need.  Chaps is is big help, unless treats are being handed out, and then her pushes her right out of the way.  Burger Boy, you be a gentlehound!

I came in today after planting a few flowers and doing some watering and saw this. Sigh…..

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Come on…howl cute is she?

Just a joy to behold, but not to Verna!  Emma walked out back just after this photo and I was being the Momma bird, hovering over her when Verna swooped in and dive bombed us. OK, I get it…..

Did not phase Shim in the least she just went about her business.  Scared the stuffing out of me.

More Momma birds later….Love, Cat, Chaps and my baby Shim.

Youtube find of the day…

May 23rd, 2012 - 9:09 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and YouTube Lovers….

This is a short little tube but a very cute little tube.

(just noticed that you must click and go watch on YouTube.  I think that is a new thing if you want to put ads on your tube.  Just click the x in the top right hand corner and the ad will disappear.)

I had to laugh because Emma’s Mom was a gate opening wizard.  When we went out to TX to get her and Chaps we actually got to see Dawn open all the gates to the kennel runs.  She even let Chaps out.  I think Chaps was her boyfriend.  Anyway, they had to put special latches on the gates after they figured out she was smarter than them.  hehehe

Here is Emma’s Mom, Dawn.  Now you can see where our girl gets her good looks!

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More loving latch opening hounds later….Cat, Chaps and Emma find of the day…

May 21st, 2012 - 9:09 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and find of the day lovers.  Well…I took this picture back in 2006.  Can you even believe howl cute our girl is?


Just a bit of an update, Emma’s water pill is not working for her.

The good news is she is eating and going potty good.  I know she is not in pain.

We are going to have fun tomorrow hanging in bassethoundtown.

Emma loves her sunbaths and Chaps will be protecting Verna.

More finds of the day later…Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Wrapping up a weekend with the hounds in our town!

May 20th, 2012 - 7:07 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and wrapping up the weekend lovers.

We has such a laid back weekend of relaxing.  Emma is still eating good and I actually have her back on her liver food with a little chicken mixed in for taste. It was a good weekend!

I also met my deadline (today) of getting the copy to Riche for the inside cover of the Bugler. It is all about our Emmers!

Here she is reading the Bugler when she was much younger…hehehe


I will let the residents know when the issue is released.  I think it turned out great.

On a different note…Did any of the residents see the solar eclipse?  We would have loved to see it but we were not in the path, our sun will be set by then.

Oh, looks like it has not started yet…..

Northern California 5:10 p.m. PDT
Nevada   5:18 p.m. PDT
Utah  6:22 p.m. MDT
Arizona 5:24 p.m. MST
New Mexico 5:28 p.m. MDT
Colorado (southwest portion) 6:24 p.m. MDT
Texas 7:30 p.m. CDT

Hope some residents take some pictures…

More loving stuff like this later…Cat, Chaps and Emma

Creatures of habit in bassethoundtown;)

May 18th, 2012 - 12:12 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and creatures of habit lovers….Since Emma has been on the course of steroids and liver antibiotics she is what I would consider back to her ole self.  Again, we know that this treatment is not a cure but it sure is nice to see her eating good and reporting to her normal place in the kitchen for meals.

The Mayors is very pleased as well! He was as worried sick as all of us were.  You know howl he worries.

He wants to get back to the ole habits of bassethoundtown and get under Mommy’s feet while she is fixing breakfast! Emma does all of the barking and yelling at me to move faster.  Chaps love that part.

Thank goodness I had my phone.  I never want to forget this picture.

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Today is going to be a good day!

Shimlette ate good….

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But as you can see there is some water retention in her abdomen.  This is not uncommon and I am currently researching what to do.

We took our morning walk and she loved it.

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We are such creatures of habit.  We love our routine………

and so does Verna!

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Top row, middle blue pot! Goodness sakes, I had been looking and looking to replace these pots and I finally found the ones I was looking for.  I no sooner get them in and planted which is VERY LATE for Verna and she shows up within hours.  Can you believe howl habitual she is? I actually saw her watching the back porch for weeks.


Fitting that she picked the robin’s egg blue flower pot.  I will let you know if she sticks around.  I can’t imagine why she wouldn’t.

More having habits later….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

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