She Devil takes over bassethoundtown…

October 31st, 2013 - 12:12 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and She Devil Lovers…

Mayor She Devil proclaims that there will only be extra treats and absolutely no tricks in bassethoundtown.


Be careful out there residents and keep your horns on straight!


More loving Mayor She Devil later…Cat, Daisy Lynn (Chaps and Emma at the bridge LOL!)

Dog Friendly Kentucky – with bassethoundtown! (Part two – Bluegrass Driving Tour)

October 30th, 2013 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Part two of our Bluegrass Driving Tour Lovers…I said that I was going to post more about the actual driving tour information in this post but I am going to do a separate post with all of that information.

I had researched this driving tour last year but it just did not work out.  It does take a fair amount of strategy to figure out the best route but I must say all the planning paid off.

This is a note to all who want to take the driving tour.  Keeneland Race Track is open the entire month of October.  Howl ever…they do not run on Mondays and Tuesdays.  This is why I planned our trip on these days.  We basically had Keeneland to ourselves and we could explore to our hearts content.  This is a beautiful track and really very stunning.


We left Frankfort, KY very early so we could travel to the Keeneland Track Kitchen, about 30 minutes away.

Folks, this place is a little known treasure.  5 dollars for a down home KY breakfast.


This is where the jockeys, trainers and owners of the fast paced fillies eat.  It is hard to find but just look for the big black water tower.  Also I found an address but I don’t know if it would show up on GPS.  4345 Track Kitchen Dr., Lexington KY.


Plus, it meets our dog friendly dining requirements.  If you look right above my head you can see the basset hauling vehicle with the young Mayor inside taking her morning nap.

After a huge breakfast of eggs, sausage, bacon, biscuits with gravy, grits, apples and hot coffee,  we took our own walking/waddling tour. I am looking at the map for the walkers.

Dogs are allowed everywhere.  Since it was an off day for racing the folks were all so laid back with lingering warm greetings.  We heard more than once, “beautiful hound”!


We could have stayed all day but the changing leaves wait for no hound!


We left out of back gate lane and made a right on a country road that 2 cars cannot pass without slowing down and moving over.

See the fences on this back road picture?  All of the fences on the right are white and on the left black.  This was not explained and I could not find the answer why.


Then around the corner an estate that some say inspired the look of Tara in Gone With the Wind.


One more of the spectacular Winchester Farm.


There are 42 points of interest on the Bluegrass Driving Tour and if you drive non stop to all of them it takes about 3 hours.  Of course, in bassethoundtown we do nothing non stop!  LOL!

Part Three – Daisy Lynn makes lots and lots of friends….


More working on Part Three later…Love Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB loving Draft Horses;)


Dog Friendly Kentucky – with bassethoundtown! (Part one – Bluegrass Driving Tour)

October 29th, 2013 - 7:07 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Dog Friendly Kentucky Lovers…Part one of our leaf viewing trip via the Bluegrass Driving Tour was to Midway and Frankfort, KY.  These cities are considered Country Side Trips.

Grandma, Daisy Lynn and I drove to Midway and had a KY Hot Brown at Darlin’ Jean’s.  This was to be Daisy Lynn’s first time waiting in the car while we dined.


We picked this day because the weather was a perfect 55 degrees for keeping Daisy Lynn in the car.

This place also met our other requirement.


I have to see the car from my seat at the restaurant.  Check out the outside porch!  Dogs are allowed!  The star of this place…Hot Brown, not to mention Daisy Lynn – she did great except for some crying and barking for a few minutes.

There is so much to do in this area of KY.  We decided to veer off the Bluegrass Driving Tour and hit the bourbon trail for one stop.  Yes, dear readers, there is a wonderful trail for you bourbon lovers.  Buffalo Trace was on the way to our next stop in Frankfort.  What a cool place.  Daisy Lynn was a rock star!  Dogs are allowed and welcomed whole heartedly.


Daisy Lynn did a mini photo shoot for the distillery’s new dog section of their website!  I even bought a bottle as a gift for a friend of mine.  Do you know that this spirit can only be called bourbon if it is made in Kentucky?  All others must be called Whiskey.


We left and drove to the state Capital in Frankfort about 10 minutes away.  The Capital has a wonderful, wide, wrap around veranda around the entire building.


The grounds are gorgeous!  Dogs are walking everywhere.  I stayed outside with Daisy Lynn and Grandma went in and looked around.  I was going to go in after her but they shut it down at 4:00pm???  Seems a bit early but it is well worth the trip back.


Then we were ready to go to our Dog Friendly Hotel, always a nervous experience.  OMDAWG, OMDAWG!  The Capital Inn in Frankfort KY!!!

Look at the size of these connecting rooms!  Daisy Lynn was right at home with her Grandma and her Gully!


Daisy Lynn starting looking at the menu right away!


Now here is the best part.  Dogs are allowed right outside of the grill where we ordered dinner!  Look at this place!


This is the other side of the wall of glass fountain!


What a wonderful place to stay.  The Capital Inn is very affordable and they love dogs.  We were all thrilled!

More getting to part two later…Love Cat, Daisy Lynn (Chaps and Emma ATB sending good vibes for the young Mayor)

PS – Soon I will be doing detailed reviews on Trip Adviser and Dog Friendly Kentucky for all of these places.  4 Paws Up!!!!

PPS – I will post more information about the Bluegrass Driving Tour Map in the next post.

Pepper – Butthole Surfers 1996

October 28th, 2013 - 1:01 pm KY Time

Howllo fellow music lovers – I have been very remiss with this section but some howl I don’t think folks are waiting with baited breath for what I download from I-Tunes.  hehehe

I download a lot of tunes while I am watching movies.  Songs that I have never heard before that kind of grab me.

This one did just that.  I was watching the Movie, Chasing Mavericks – which BTW is very good.  I need to put that in my movie section.  It was ON DEMAND – on one of those premium channels.

But here is the song I really liked…

A few updates about our very own Mayor Daisy Lynn Rudert!

October 26th, 2013 - 9:09 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and updates about the Baby Mayor Lovers…

First…Daisy Lynn now weighs in at 44.6 pounds!

Second…Daisy Lynn’s paws are 95% better.  Yes I said paws.  Turns out, all of her paws were scratched up.  One more than the others.  Her pads are still very soft even though we walk almost every day.  I guess, I do keep her in the grass for large parts of our walks.

Third…I am still brushing her teeth everyday.  Her vet was very impressed!

Fourth…Daisy Lynn is 100% potty trained, if it does not rain!  LOL – she makes a rare mistake if it is pouring down raining even though she has a covered back porch.

Last but not least!!! She now rides in her new collapsible mesh cage in the car!

The Rescue Remedy did not help enough to let her enjoy a car ride.


It is a very nice princess palace.


She has mesh so she can look out between the arm rest that she was trying to climb up on for most of our car rides.


She can still be right between Grandma and Mama.

Here she is pushing her nose against the mesh, still crying but not as much.


100 bucks well spent.  You can’t put a price on safety.

More loving the new car cage later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB knowing they were the best car riders ever)

PS – Daisy Lynn’s first bassethoundtown car trip coming soon…

I think Daisy Lynn has a boyfriend (hehehe)

October 24th, 2013 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow basset hound and boyfriend lovers…Daisy Lynn went over to visit her cousins today – Romeo and Enzo.

Daisy Lynn adores Romeo and basically never left his side.


Enzo was napping off camera.

Daisy Lynn was so calm and was really enjoying the big guy’s attention.


She came home, ate dinner and dreamed the dreams of love…


More loving dreams later…Cat, Daisy Lynn (Chaps and Emma ATB wishing them well)

Happy 8th Birthday!

October 22nd, 2013 - 9:09 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow lovers.  It was 8 years ago this month that I started blogging and I have not stopped.

Wow!  8 years!  I have actually been doing it a lot longer but it has been 8 years since I started!

I do need to update this picture to add Chaps and Emma ATB and also include our new Mayor Daisy Lynn.


What a wonderful time I have had telling their stories.

Thank you to all the residents for reading and living in our town!

More blogging later…Love, Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB very famous indeed!)

PS – what do you think about his picture of Daisy Lynn?  It might be the perfect one to add to the lineup??? Only thing is that her tail is not showing.  I might need to find another one.  hehehe


Mayor Daisy Lynn was “trying to keep up with the big dogs!”

October 21st, 2013 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Daisy Lynn Lovers…Poor thing…must have scraped her paw pad at the walking club event yesterday.  She has been licking and licking it since last night.

Grandma said, “She was probably trying to keep up with the big dogs!”  Ahhhhh…that made me sigh.

As you can see we put a pink baby sock on her after we rubbed some neosporin on the scrape.


She really was trying to lead the way and was just having the time of her life.  Pulling and barking more than any other hound in attendance.


Well, we will keep her off her paws for a few days and heal that ole scrape up.

More loving and protecting pink puppy paw pads later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB slinging healing drool)


Another great bassethoundtown walking club event was had by all!

October 20th, 2013 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Walking Club (and wanting to hear about the day) lovers!

It was a truly spectacular day and the about 30 or more hounds enjoyed every second of it! So did all of the hound lovers!

All the humans received an official bassethoundtown fanny club membership badge!

Daisy Lynn and I made them special for everyone!


Marsie set up another group shot with me trying to hold all the hounds!  I love each and every one of them!


Doodle’s Mom made hound cookies and cupcakes for the humans!

Here is Doodle with is cute howl-o-ween costume on!


This is his little girl, Lorelei passing out cookies to the  hounds.  I love this picture, look howl they are all stretching towards the treats! (Of course Daisy Lynn is in the mix!)


Then it was off to the dog park with Cookie, Tater and Nosey!


The hounds were full steam ahead!


I almost was running, trying to keep up with Daisy Lynn!


Daisy Lynn came home, ate dinner and is still in this position!  LOL


More loving fall days, bassets in packs, and tired hounds later…Cat, Daisy Lynn (Chaps and Emma ATB, the original fanny club members)!


Mayor Daisy Lynn Rudert and I are on our way to the bassethoundtown walking club event!

October 20th, 2013 - 11:11 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Bassethoundtown Walking Club lovers…Don’t forget today is the fall walk in bassethoundtown!

It was really chilly this morning so Daisy Lynn has Emma’s old coat on.


At walk time, 1:00pm it should be about 61.  It is bright and sunny and the wieners are waiting.

Hope to see you soon….

More loving the bassethoundtown walking club later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB joining in with rainbow paws.)


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