Napping is an art form for Daisy Lynn Rudert;)

July 30th, 2013 - 7:07 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and art form lovers…

As we all know bassets take napping to a level that other dogs only dream of.

Here we have our young Gerber Queen after a wonderful fun day with Grandma.


I was out all day and I come home to this!  A worn out puppy hound…

Life is good playing with Grandma…

More letting sleeping hounds lie later…Love, Cat, Daisy Lynn (Chaps and Emma ATB in the rainbow napping lounge)

Daisy Lynn visits the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, Covington, Kentucky

July 28th, 2013 - 9:09 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption Lovers…

Daisy Lynn, Grandma and I decided to venture over to the Cathedral to see if they had a garden we could meander through.

The garden area is in the back of the Basilica.  It is very quaint (not like the Cathedral!;)

Look howl blue the sky is in the windows.  The clouds were so puffy.

This view really gave the stain glass a run for its money!


The area is a quiet sanctuary and we had the whole thing to ourselves.  There are plenty of benches to sit and stink awhile;)

This is Grandma and Daisy Lynn in the shadows.  There is a shady path that winds around the towering gargoyled topped church.  There are 26 gargoyles so if you visit the garden area, bring your binoculars.  Very cool.


This is around the next corner.  Those are 2 huge magnolia trees.  I bet a few weeks ago they were stunning.


This is a picture from the website.  I did not get a picture from the front.


Then it was time to go home to our own quiet sanctuary….


So peaceful….


Nite, nite residents….


More loving spending time visiting places that are hound friendly later…Cat, Daisy Lynn (Chaps and Emma ATB floating on those clouds that were in the windows)


You can’t trust a puppy out of your sight!

July 27th, 2013 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and not letting puppies out of your sight lovers…Just when you let your guard down and think that a young Mayor can be trusted…


Grandma’s straw hat bites the dust.  It’s not just any hat, it’s one of those travel hats that you can roll up and it looks just as great when you unroll it.

Until now…


I’m sorry Grandma…


But I still want to chew on it!


I think this straw hat has had it last travel days.

Next stop…trashville…

More keeping a puppy in our sights later…Love Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB thinking she looks like Jed Clampet;)

Purple Cone Flowers from Evelyn Leavens to Daisy Lynn Rudert

July 26th, 2013 - 9:09 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Purple Cone Flower Lovers…Today I was taking our new young Mayor on a spectacular summer morning walk.  Daisy Lynn stopped to smell around at a front yard garden that I love.

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She usually pulls right past it and I get a fleeting glance at the ever changing beautiful flowers that bloom and glow.

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So we rested and reflected.

Then it hit me.  I think my buddy Evelyn was one of the bumble bees buzzing the purple cone flowers.

Evelyn used to end some of her e-mails with,

“Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn’t know it so it goes on flying anyway.”

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Evelyn Leaven – Purple Cone Flowers – 2001

Thanks to Inga Maria for sharing this photo with me back in 2006.

It was really appreciated today!

More loving purple cone flowers, bumble bees, and moments later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB buzzing around the rainbow flowers)



Guess What? Daisy Lynn’s Daddy is a King, and wait a sec…His name is King Louis!

July 24th, 2013 - 7:07 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and royalty lovers…Grandma, Princess Daisy Lynn, and I were glued to the TV waiting to get our first glimpse of the new King.  Grandma and I have had fun together for decades following the British Royals and seeing the new baby was so exciting!

But guess what is even more exciting?  Daisy Lynn is from a royal lineage as well!

Her Daddy is a King! 

Maybe William and Kate picked the name after him?!?!


I had promised the residents that I would share his picture on Father’s Day but I totally forgot.

I think today is a much better day to show himz anyway!

More loving royalty and titles later…Cat, Princess Mayor Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB sleeping on rainbow thrones)


Sunday nite nite in bassethoundtown;)

July 21st, 2013 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and nite nite lovers…

Our young lady Mayor is calling it an early nite nite this evening….

(“hey Mommy, this belly isn’t rubbing itself”)


Sometimes a girl just has to stretch out and reflect on sleep…

More loving Sunday nite nites later…Cat, Daisy Lynn (Chaps and Emma ATB where every nite nite is a rainbow reflection;)

Bassethoundtown under heat dome…

July 19th, 2013 - 7:07 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and heat dome haters…Yes, bassethoundtown is in the dreaded heat dome that oddly started on the east coast and headed west.  Today was hot, hot, hot and the Mayor got bored because I would not let her in the back yard after 9am.  So she tried to find her own fun…


Daisy Lynn, you cannot climb on the couches!

“Why can’t I lay in the sun Mommy?”


“I want to smell the birds Mommy…”


Well, the only sun you will be laying under is Mr. Sol Grande hanging on the wall, AC on.


Now, off the couch!

More loving AC later…Cat, Daisy Lynn (Chaps and Emma ATB always cool!)


Yellow Daisy…

July 18th, 2013 - 10:10 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Yellow Daisy Lovers…

I was hoping to capture the yellow color of this evening.  It was that moment after a summer storm when the sky is full of grey clouds but the sun is trying to shine though and it makes a really strange yellow color.

It is really pretty…


It get a bit more yellow…


And then a glow sets in…


Night Yellow Daisy…


More loving evening colors later…Cat, Daisy Lynn (Chaps and Emma ATB having a multi-color night)

Shop til ya flat basset!

July 18th, 2013 - 12:12 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and flat basset lovers…Many of the residents may have noticed that I have added featured boutique items to the right side of my blog.  I really do have some cool stuff to sell and I have been so bad about moving the boutique inventory into the cyber boutique.  By moving I mean taking pictures, writing descriptions, and just basically researching the worth of what I have to sell.  Most items take an hour or more to add into the store.  Some of the inventory I have had for about 10 years or more.  I would say I have about 1/4 of my inventory online.  I don’t know what the heck I am waiting for, so it has now become my summer project.

First off, I bought full-page ads in the Bugler – Basset Hound Magazine.  Wanna sneak peek???


I also bought full page ads for the rest of the year where I will insert different items.  This will be a big incentive to get more unique and rare items into the boutique!

I hope you enjoy my featured items and find that special hidden secret treasure you have been looking for!

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The Mayor is waiting in his shopping cart!

More loving rare, unique, secret hidden treasures later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB doing the rainbow flat basset)

The Daisy Flip!

July 16th, 2013 - 6:06 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Daisy Flip Lovers…

Daisy was outside with her Grandma this morning, baking on the pavers.

I had to laugh because the pictures Grandma took reminded me of flipping a grilled cheese over in the skillet.


OK, this side is done…

Now flip!


Lunch anyone?

More loving our little grilled hound later….Cat, Daisy Lynn (Chaps and Emma ATB eating grilled cheeses filled with Havarti, their favorite;)

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