A Howl-o-ween update on our Mayor!

October 31st, 2012 - 12:12 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Mayoral Howl-o-ween update lovers…

Yesterday Chaps had another acupuncture/chiropractic treatment.  His Grandma and I both believe the treatments are really helping.  Dr. Ron Leick treats Chaps for a variety of issues including, hip dyspepsia, arthritis, fear, anxiety, phobias, confusion, coughing, as well as gunk in his eyes.  Yes, you heard me right…gunk in his eyes.  Yesterday, Dr. Leick did acupuncture all around Chaps eyes and he looked like pin head.

I was too frightened to take a picture.  I was afraid he would move.

Anyway, this morning…not a single drop of gunk in his eyes which is just shocking to me.  I don’t want to jump the gun, but I am extremely hopeful.  Here is the proof at 6:00am this morning.

gunkless eyes

Chaps wanted to wear his anatomically correct howl-o-ween costume for Dr. Lieck to see, so off we went….

I love this costume.  It is actually a human apron and it glows in the dark.  As you can see, I put his harness on right over it.

Dr. Leick loved it!

Chaps is adored by Dr. Leick's wife (in the background) she kisses him the entire time as she gently holds him.

As you can see, I have his winter coat under my arm.  We took off the costume as soon as we entered the exam room and then before we left I put his coat on him.  It used to be Lily’s coat.

I wanted him to have his coat on because Grandma and I were going to stop for lunch on the way home.  It was cold outside.  As per usual we always pick a spot where we can see the car.

Across the street is the Newport gambling museum.  Newport, KY has quite the history.

This place is called Newport Pizza Company.  Grandma and I are going to start doing food reviews in more detail.  Of course we will always report on the dog aspect of dining.  We are still working out some of the ruff edges but it will be around sometime this winter when I add the sub-blog.  This place will get a more in depth analysis.

NPC are known for their homemade mozzarella cheese cubes.

Don’t they look delicious?  Looks can be deceiving.  They were cold and hard.


I ordered another specialty of theirs, the Spaghetti Knob Bocce Ball!
A mound of spaghetti topped with blanched baby spinach, their almost famous pizza sauce and Aunt Ella’s half pound meatball. Served with a slice of garlic toast. $8.25

Wow, I take good pictures.  Once again, the food was cold, salty and too greasy.

Blech…Cold, over salted, watery sauce, and the garlic bread was saturated with grease. Chaps seemed to enjoy a small portion of the meat ball I brought home.

We paid 50.00 for this lunch!!!

So, all in all our summary was – “Run, don’t walk your dog right on by the Newport Pizza Company”….

The Mayor was glad to be home….

Nothing, absolutely nothing is cuter than a basset in a fleece heart coat!

Tonight is Howl-o-ween so be careful residents.  Keep your hounds safe and inside.  Make sure you watch them when they go out to potty.  This is not a good night for pets.  I have decided to just call it off at my house.  After Chaps has his treatments he is a bit skittish for a few days so we don’t need extra stimulation.

Mommy and her best boy!

Yes, I color coordinated to match our Mayor.  I even got to wear my hounds tooth rain boots.  We were stylin’ and profilin’!

Last year we did not have many trick or treaters and tonight it will still be raining from Sandy

Hopefully there is a scary movie on tonight…(not pin head)

More loving taking care of the Mayor later…Cat, Chaps and Emma ATB handing out candy with Grandpa.



  1. sandra (charlie's mom)
    October 31st, 2012 | 12:28 pm

    love your costume mayor!

  2. Sandy (Ollie's mom)
    October 31st, 2012 | 12:47 pm


  3. Cindy, Jethro, Rugs, Oz and Harriet
    October 31st, 2012 | 1:31 pm

    Eeeewwwww. How disappointing. That blob of meat on top of that pile doesn’t even look good. $8.95 is pretty cheap for that plate though. I’m so glad Chaps is having good results with the needle sticks. That’s amazing!

    I’m going to a little party at my sisters later today then I’ll give out candy until I run out and then run in and shut off all the lights. I hope it keeps the ghouls and goblins away!

  4. Maureen and Slinky
    October 31st, 2012 | 2:28 pm

    I am sure there are going to be plenty of horror movies on tonight.

    I don’t like horror. I am more of a mystery/thriller type.

    If you have streampix on your cable channel. There are lots of movies available. Old fashion comedy horror movies like Abbott and Costello in Hold that Ghost. This was a favorite of mine as a child.

  5. Debbie
    October 31st, 2012 | 4:04 pm

    I bet a homemade version of the meatball spinach and spaghetti plate would be yummy! Love the hounds tooth boots! You both looked great. And so glad the acupuncture is helping! Have a Happy Halloween movie night!

  6. October 31st, 2012 | 10:06 pm

    Hi guys…thanks for the comments. Debbie I agree with you about the home made version.

    I made the decision to watch the travel channel ghost series. OMDog. I am scared out of my mind. Maybe not a good decision

  7. Judy, Bumper and Abby
    November 1st, 2012 | 5:00 pm

    I won’t be running to that pizza place anytime soon. That really was disappointing and expensive. Halloween was great over here – not a ton of kids like other years but it was cold and wet. Bumper and Abby barked at the doorbell the first 3 times and then they just laid in the entry and watched the kids. It was fun.

  8. November 2nd, 2012 | 5:46 pm

    Happy Late Halloween

    Stop on by for a visit

  9. March 15th, 2014 | 8:09 am

    HAPPY Halloween!

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