Our Hearts and Howls go out to Sandy Hook Elementary School in CT…

December 14th, 2012 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllow Fellow Basset Hound and Sandy Hook Student Lovers…

The Mayor and I want express our extreme sadness and grief for all of the little souls that were lost today as well as the other brave souls who tried to help them.

There is not a moment that goes by when the Mayor and I don’t think about our safety when we visit an elementary school. Sad, but true.

It is a very odd feeling to feel apprehensive when reading to a first grade class but I always did.

Most of the schools seem to have some form of security and that is an even odder feeling.

The kids are so sweet and bright.  They just love to share their own dog stories with us.

So innocent.

More struggling to cope later…Love Cat, Chaps and Emma ATB helping all she can….


December 12th, 2012 - 10:10 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and 121212 Lovers…Wow, what a day.  It was sunny and the Mayor woke up all bright eyed and bushy tailed.  Guess what he did?  After breakfast he went out back and actually went down 12 steps, just like a young pup!

See him up on the hill?  What a sight to see.  I was almost afraid to run get my camera.

He has not been up on the hill for quite awhile.  What a holiday gift for his Mom and Grandma and I suspect all of the residents of bassethoundtown.

Who says you can’t go home?


A little clip of Jon Bon Jovi and the Boss singing for the 121212 concert.  What a show!  I went to the 121212 store to look at the hoodie and it has crashed.

I like me some hoodies…I will check back.

More loving 12 steps down and then up on the hill later…Cat, Chaps and Emma at the bridge howling

“who says you can’t go home, or just up on the hill?”

Fancy Pants and a Very Cute Stance…

December 11th, 2012 - 9:09 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and and Cute Stance Lovers…Chaps did so great today at his acupuncture treatment.

Here we are leaving the appointment…well…showing off!

I have my fancy pants and Chaps has his cute stance.

Here we have more showing off of my new hoodie!

Chaps took Dr. Leick and his wife the Lily book for the Howl-o-days.

A good time was has by all.

More loving Cute Pain Free Stances Later…Cat, Chaps and Emma ATB reading the Lily Book to all of her Dove Followers.  (Dove is Twitter in Heaven;)

A great update about the Mayor’s health! YES!

December 10th, 2012 - 9:09 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Mayor Lovers…It has been awhile since I blogged about Chaps and his health.  He is doing really good.  Today I called him a young pup as he galloped to greet Grandma as she came in to help get his dinner ready.

Grandma also washes his face and ears after dinner.  Look howl pretty!

His ear infection is under control and we have figure out it was absolutely a part of the jolting.  Of course the static also played a part.  As we all know there is seldom one thing that causes a reaction.

The acupuncture is a Dog Send and brings us all such comfort.  Tomorrow we have another session.  We are going once a month.

So, good news all around for the Mayor and therefore his Mom and Grandma.

More loving good health news later…Cat, Chaps and Emma ATB sending good vibes….

Blast from the Bassethoundtown Past – A young artist rendering of the Mayor

December 9th, 2012 - 2:02 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Renderings of the Mayor Lovers…

I was sniffing around my old files from the blog and ran across this artist rendering that was sent into me by a 12 year old girl, (I think).  It got me to wondering about the residents that visit often, and then you never hear from or of them again.  I wonder what happens to them?  Well, I am indeed glad this person was a resident for awhile back in 2007.  Look at this…

I got the biggest kick out of it. Look at Emma on the mantle. I am just cracking up.  So cute.

More loving past resident artist kids later…Cat, Chaps and Emma ATB still laying in the green, green grass.

Welcome to our Mall Adventure!

December 7th, 2012 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Mall Adventure Lovers…There is nothing better than going to the biggest mall in the area during the Holiday Season!  We make sure most of our shopping is done so we can enjoy the day.

A picture of Grandma way above Santa!

LOOK!!! Santa loves us!

Then it’s off to the stencil kiosk…See him cutting out the stencil of the Mayor.  We logged right into my blog and pulled up my Trademark Picture!

2 minutes later I have a new black hoodie!  Love it!

Next stop, the Apple Store to put Emma up on the largest screen they have.

Good times.  I am sure she brought some smiles to holiday Apple shoppers…

More loving the Mall later…Cat, Chaps and Emma ATB eating apples!



Bassethoundtown YouTube find of the day…

December 7th, 2012 - 11:11 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Christmas Tree Lovers…

I love to share this video with the residents.  It is a YouTube we made back in 2006.  I am shocked that it only has 427 views.  Ya never know on YouTube.  Howl ever, I know it is a hit in bassethoundtown so I must share again.

I actually got a bit choked up seeing our girl so pretty and having so much fun.

More loving pink doors later….Cat, Chaps and Emma ATB in a Christmas Tree Forest….

PS – If you get a tree, do you have yours yet?



Facebook find of the day (who needs a bath?)

December 5th, 2012 - 6:06 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Facebook find of the day lovers…I was just over sniffing around facebook and saw these pictures from a “friend” in a far off county.  I could not read the post but I sure understood it!

I thought this guy looked like a very young Chaps….

Then the fun and games were over!

Just look at that ear!

Can you imagine this guy beating you back home and going through the dog door?

More needing a bath later…Love Cat, Chaps and Emma ATB hopefully staying clean!


2012 Bassethoundtown Howl-o-day Card Featuring…THE MAYOR!

December 2nd, 2012 - 6:06 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Howl-o-day Card Lovers…The Mayor is proud to present this 2012 spectacular greeting.

First Grandma and I had to go get a few Poinsettias for the occasion!

This is the nursery that is within walking distance of our home.

We just love Ft. Thomas Florist and Greenhouses. 

Here I am blending in nicely with all of the Poinsettias.

Let me tell all the residents that it was not hard to pick the perfect card.  Chaps really cannot take a bad picture!

Even the outtake was near perfection!

What a Joy to the World it is to have the Mayor in our lives.  Each day is a blessing.

More enjoying the season later…Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma ATB howling Joy to the World!


THE MAYOR WANTS TO KNOW!….”What are you doing this weekend?”

November 30th, 2012 - 11:11 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Weekend Lovers…

Here is what our Mayor will be doing…..What about you?

This picture was taken after The Mayor’s Holiday photo shoot.  It really wore him out!  I will be posting our Holiday Card later this weekend.  Stay tuned!

More loving weekends later…Cat, Chaps and Emma ATB showing off her Patty!

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