It’s never too early for proper prior planning!

May 29th, 2013 - 1:01 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Proper Prior Planning Lovers…

OK, here is the plan for the residents of bassethoundtown.  The time will be here before you know it to submit a senior basset to Senior Hounds Abound Calendar Contest.  I have made an executive decision (along with the baby Mayor) and picked Colby Chaps (the late Mayor Chaps son) as our Senior 2014 submission.  This submission will not be sent in until sometime early September but I want to get some feed back.  What picture shall we submit?

This one?

(picture number 1)


This one?

(Picture number 2)


Or this one?

(Picture number 3?)


Colby Chaps Mead will be 11 years old on September the 9th, 2013.

So pick your favorite and let me know in the comment section.  I have mine but I am not saying yet.  I don’t want to influence anyone because I am the grandmother and paying his entry fee….hehehe

More voting now and later…Cat, Daisy Lynn (Chaps and Emma ATB each proud to win a month while of this earth….

A Memorial Day for the memories…

May 27th, 2013 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Memory Lovers…Today Grandma and I took the puppy out to make some memories.

First off Daisy Lynn had to play with Grandma! She loves to try and sit up while giving her totally cute face.


OK, time to roll.  I had to take a selfie of Daisy Lynn and I.


We both had on our American Flag bandannas!  Like Mother, like doghter!

As soon as we pulled into Devou Park in Covington, KY I spotted a big boy basset.  I threw it in park and ran down to meet and greet Oscar.  I had to be quick so I took off on my own…Sorry no picture but what a treat for me!

It was a glorious day in the park.  One of the best in KY.  It is up high and the breezes are delicious.


We met a rather plump wiener dog!  Daisy is an in your face kind of gal!


Now this is a Memorial Day picture for the ages with Grandma!


Stars and stripes and Emma forever…


More Memories and Memorials later…Love, Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB loving that we were wearing their flag bandannas!)

Daisies blooming in bassethoundtown;)

May 26th, 2013 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and daisies blooming lovers…What a glorious day it was today in bassethoundtown.  Daisy, Grandma and I set off to view all of the flowers blooming but none were so sweet as in our own front yard!

First off a row of perfectly red roses at the top of our street.


Can you believe howl beautiful?  The smell was heady to say the least!

By that I mean the roses!!!;)


Grandma and Daisy Lynn stopped a few feet away in this secret church garden.


We walked and walked and walked some more until Daisy Lynn collapsed in her own front yard.  You can see the daisies blooming under the weeping blue spruce tree.


But I need to give the residents a better look see!


Delicious, delectable, delightful, divine, and daisylicious….

More loving our own front yard later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB knowing that each petal is only I love you.  No I love you nots!)


Facebook find of the day – from Russia a pup with love!

May 25th, 2013 - 12:12 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Russian pup lovers…Grandma and I are really enjoying trying something new and just having one hound to hover over.

Howl ever – if someone left this little boy pup on my front stoop I would not turn himz away!  His name is Heinaaron Cluedo…


I can’t foresee that happening since himz is a show hound in Russia!  hehehe

More loving little white faced boy later…..Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB thinking I should probably keep dreaming….)

YouTube find of the day…The walk I wish I was on!

May 23rd, 2013 - 9:09 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and wishing I was on a walk lovers…Dang it!  My back is aching like all get out and Daisy Lynn and I can’t take our walk.  I guess I will have to settle for watching other hounds walk;)

“Taking our European Bassets Duke and Ch Tobias for a walk. What a beautiful evening it was.”

Now these are some big boys!

Speaking of big boys, I had a dream last night that I was sleeping on the couch and Chaps my big boy wandered in and jumped up next to me.  It was so much fun.

Well…here’s hoping I can walk tomorrow because Daisy Lynn lives for it!

More loving big boys later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB jumping on couches)


Fresh as a Daisy in Bassethoundtown…

May 21st, 2013 - 8:08 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Daisy Flower and hound lovers…

This past weekend I took the new baby Mayor on a brisk walk through town.

I stopped and showed her where her Mommy grew up.  This is my childhood home.  I can see the back of it from my current home.  Isn’t that cool?

I loved and still love this home…Looks like Daisy Lynn can feel the positive energy!


My BFF’s brother is an artist and I had him paint it years and years ago.  I might have shared it already but what the heck.  Here it is again….

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Then we went off with Grandma to get some spring flowers to plant!

What ever shall we choose?


When we got home to plant, my helper was too tired to help…


More loving the past and the future later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma playing in a filed of Daisies ATB


Have any of the residents ever been to the Great American MI Waddle?

May 19th, 2013 - 12:12 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Great American Waddle in MI lovers…I have been once.  I was bassetless at the time.  It was the perfect time to go and be surrounded by my passion, the hounds.  Grandma, Grandpa and I drove up from KY.  My older sister met us their with her kids.  I believe it was in 2004, yes, it was 2004 several months before Grandma and I drove to TX to rescue Chaps and Emma.

Well, the Waddle was this weekend, as many of you know.  Did you see a picture of the Queen?  Her name is Bailey….What a royal highness…I am in love with Bailey


This was howl she was presented to her adoring subjects!


She laid so proud on her pink pillow while everyone took her picture.

All hail the Queen…wish I could have met you Bailey – it would have been worth the drive indeed!

More loving Queens later…Cat, Daisy Lynn (Chaps and Emma ATB) laying on velvet pillows under a rainbow…


Special touches to start the weekend in bassethoundtown…decorating for Chaps and Emma!

May 17th, 2013 - 7:07 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Special Touches Lovers…Today I was re-arranging a few things in a big cabinet I have in the living room.  That is when I spotted a zip lock baggie.  I opened it up and saw what appeared to be a twist of metal or something.  I swear I cannot remember where I got this but is seemed familiar.

Turns out it is a wire that spells out the name Emma!  For the life of me I cannot remember where I got it.  It’s is all very vague.


I added it to her urn box and it just looks beautiful…


Then I was still messing around in the cabinet and found a card that Lois and Suzanne sent me after Emma passed away.  Inside of the card is a pin that I cherish.

Since the pin is obviously, a boy hound;) I added it to Chaps urn box…


A little gift to me, now from Emma to Chaps…


Two special touches…

More loving our Emma and her special touches later…Cat, Daisy Lynn (Chaps and Emma ATB) telling Mommy Hi!


I just had to share….Basset/Dalmatian Mix

May 16th, 2013 - 9:09 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and sharing lovers…I am on the Petfinder alert system for new basset hounds added…

I get this e-mail almost every day…

“Hello CatChapsEmma!

Hi again from!

Pets have been added to Petfinder that satisfy your ‘Basset Hounds’ pet search.

Click here to see newly added pets that match your search:

Click here to see all pets that match your search: Thanks for thinking of the pets, “.

I normally delete these e-mails because frankly, I just can’t bare to look at all of them and there are sooooo many.  I do have a problem with some people that list on Petfinder. They know that in some cases, folks are looking for a particular breed  so they add a list of what they think the mixture is and it inevitably includes basset hound because they are sweet, kind family dogs. More than half of the newly added basset hounds look like a very cute mutt.

Speaking of which….I had to share…

Meet Wolfgang, the ““basset hound”/dalmatian” mix…???

Interestingly, I love this particular mix and have seen and fell in love with a few in my decades of hound rescue.


I am not seeing much basset in this one but dangit…Isn’t Wolfgang the cutest?

I bet he does not last long at his current foster home.

Wolfgang’s Contact Info

Sierra’s Haven For New and Used Pets, Portsmouth, OH

  • 740-353-5100


Dalmatian/Basset Hound Mix: An adoptable dog in Portsmouth, OH

More loving “basset”/dalmatian mixes later….Cat, Daisy Lynn (Chaps and Emma ATB) thanking Mommy for spreading the news…

PS – I also use this alert system to help folks that are looking to adopt a basset hound.  I always tell them to sign up for the basset hound alert and keep checking within the distance they are willing to drive.  I also always send the person who has requested my help the current issue of


A must read for all basset lovers…If you don’t get the Bugler, e-mail me and I will send you the current issue to look at.


Bassethoundtown Walking Club photo made the Kentucky Enquire thanks to resident Marsie Hall Newbold!!!

May 15th, 2013 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and making the local paper lovers!  Bassethoundtown Walking Club not only is a fun event but an event that our local newspaper wanted to acknowledge!  YES!  Special thanks to resident Marsie Hall Newbold, professional Public Relations specialist, for taking this picture and doing some  pawsome PR work!

Here is Marsie and Nosey…


As a side note…Look at the article next to the picture…something about searching for a new mayor!

It was not related of course, but I thought it was funny.


Of course, we here in bassethoundtown have our new Mayor and she walked up to the local quickie mart with Grandma and I to purchase a few hard copies of the paper for prosperity!


It was a stunningly spectacular day for a walk and our Daisy Lynn was strutting her stuff with pride!

We got home and I want to show off Grandpa’s Irises and clematis plantings now in full bloom.


Our young Mayor was so tired and crawled into the late Mayor’s worry bed to play with her newspaper toy (The Daily Growl).  I wonder if she is dreaming of more breaking news?


More loving public relations later…Cat, Daisy Lynn (Chaps and Emma ATB) reporting from the rainbow press room.

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