Thank You Fellow Residents…

December 28th, 2012 - 11:11 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Resident Lovers….

I just want to come out of my haze and thank you all so much for the outpouring of comments and e-mails.  I have also received a lovely concrete bench and some flowers for Chaps memory.  I will being doing a much more detailed blog on that later.  Rest assured it is beautiful and very touching to Grandma and I.  Again, I will enjoy sharing more information/pictures about this later.

It has been very hard and I know many of you have lost hounds in the past.  For some reason we always think (or I do) that our particular hound is the best and their passing is the worst ever.  Funny howl that works.  But I do know one thing for sure.  Chaps was sure loved by all of his residents and I know that he was a part of your life too.  He was the esteemed Mayor and we all looked up to him.

This is a picture of the day I picked him up after the long, long drive to TX.

I call it the picture of TWO LOTTERY WINNERS.  We both won the life lottery.  What were the chances?  At this point Emma had be put back with her litter.  She was so excited and jumping all over Chaps and he just wanted to be with me.

Again, thank you so much for caring so much about our town and our Mayor and of course Grandma and I.

More blogging about reality later…Cat, Chaps and Emma ATB watching me cry….



  1. Sandy
    December 28th, 2012 | 1:58 pm

    Oh Cat- I just saw your blog. I honestly don’t know what to say. I am so sorry for you and your mom- you certainly have had a rough year. I wish I could offer some comfort. please know that we all love you and are praying for you.

  2. Cindy, Jethro Rugs, Oz and Harriet
    December 28th, 2012 | 3:59 pm

    Those pictures and frames are so beautiful.

    Can’t wait for the blog on the flowers and bench. I hope that blogging will help you through these hard times.

  3. Karen McDonough
    December 28th, 2012 | 4:40 pm

    Cat, you sure are right. We do all think our hounds are the best, and we hurt more than anyone else ever hurt when their hounds die. Please understand this, we ALL hurt the same when anyone’s dog passes, because that’s the way we are, that’s the way we are made! I know as well as you, we will see our best friends again. I will see my kiddos Barney & Maggie, and you will see yours, Lily, Chloe, Emma, and Chaps. What a happy day for us that will be. My Dad always said that it is a shame we have to out live our pets. It just hurts so much. But it does get better. It takes time, but it does get better.
    Treat yourselves well,

  4. Mary
    December 28th, 2012 | 7:27 pm

    Cat, every time I think of Chaps and the terrible pain in your and Grandma’s hearts, I just start to cry all over again. It’s just not real, somehow..:( You are in my thoughts and prayers, daily.

    “God’s finger touched him, and he slept.” ~ Alfred, Lord Tennyson

    Mary, Harley, Biggs and Leo

  5. Maureen and Slinky
    December 28th, 2012 | 11:03 pm

    I still am in shock in regard to Mayor Chaps passing.

    I can’t tell you how important it was and is that you shared your lives with all of the residents. Even though Our Mayor is gone, I intend to visit Basset Hound Town every day. I need Wisenheimer Wisdom, and the comfort and delight in knowing so many residents from this town.

  6. debra
    December 29th, 2012 | 12:32 pm

    Again, nothing more we can say to ease your loss.

  7. sandra
    December 29th, 2012 | 8:16 pm

    So so sorry to hear the news–as someone who is still struggling through the loss of my beloved Charie–I am comforted by the thought that Emma, Charlie and The Mayor are together and finally able to meet!

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