Bassethoundtown resident Hannah presents a pumpkin portrait in honor of our Late Mayor!

October 18th, 2013 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and portrait lovers…Well, this really put a huge smile on my face tonight.  I opened an e-mail from Hannah’s Mommy, (OneMom) and got this!

Hannah I cannot thank you enough for this touching tribute to our wonderful and beloved Chaps.  I know howl much  you love him and I know you have his picture on your desk.

chaps mayor punkins

Chaps loved getting his picture taken with pumpkins and now he is in one.  He would have adored this picture from you!


More loving Hannah and her artistic work later…Cat, Daisy Lynn (Chaps and Emma ATB loving Hannah)


Cherishing the biggest guy in the world today…The Late Chaps Wayne Rudert!

October 17th, 2013 - 12:12 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and the Biggest Guy in the World Lovers…

We all miss you in bassethoundtown darling son.

Mama and Grandma miss you the most.


Happy Birthday Mayor, my heart, my soul, my baby boy – the golden one…

I know that Grandpa, Emma, Lily, Chloe and Natalie are treating you like the King you are.

More loving the day you were born later…Cat, Grandma and Daisy Lynn…

PS – Rainbow pupcakes for all the ATB bassethoundtown residents (which are all)

PPS – note!



Daisy Lynn has a new friend! Sam…

October 15th, 2013 - 6:06 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and new friend lovers…

OK, I was waiting to post this to see if it was just a fluke.

I have a bell attached to the sliding glass door so Daisy Lynn can ring it when she wants to go out front to the ladies room.  She uses it for this purpose about 22.3% of the time.  The rest of the time she uses it to make me stop what I am doing and rush to the door in time to see her dash off in an effort to get me to play.  Of course it works.  So, over the weekend she kept ringing the bell and I kept coming into the room.  This time it was different.  There was always the same squirrel sitting there staring at her.


This happened Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and finally today I got his picture.

We named him Sam.


He is sitting on the fence but he jumps from that to the tree and plays peek-a-boo with her.  It is so cute!

More loving making new woodland creature friends later…Cat, Daisy Lynn (Chaps and Emma ATB playing peek-a-boo with rainbows….)

PS – if Sam sticks around he might be in store for some winter nuts and seeds.

Blue Ribbon Sequin Spotlight Snood!

October 13th, 2013 - 9:09 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Blue Ribbon Sequin Spotlight Snood Lovers…

Today I was adding another item to my boutique inventory.  It is a gorgeous, beyond stunning snood that I bought for Emma back in 2004.  When I received the masterpiece it was unfortunately too small for her.  I put it in a bag and it has been sitting in my inventory closet since then, (along with another beauty I will post later).

It fits Daisy Lynn perfectly and she modeled it like a pro.

I had to share with the residents…


It it very unique in that it is so thin you can see Grandma’s hand through it.


Isn’t it pretty?  I think so.

We had so much fun today taking pictures and playing with Daisy Lynn….

More Blue Ribbon Dayz later…Love, Cat, Daisy Lynn (Chaps and Emma ATB watching some hounds wearing rainbow snoods;)


Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum – Hamilton, OH

October 12th, 2013 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Dog Friendly Road Trips with Bassethoundtown Lovers…

Today Grandma, Daisy Lynn and I took off to explore one of the great wonders in our region, Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park.  We give this park 4 paws up!

The namesake pyramid

It’s the home that gives the park its name, the entire structure is built into the hilltop and capped by a large glass pyramid that floods his sunken living room with soft, natural light. Harry Wilks, attorney and philanthropist designed the place – sketching preliminary ideas on a legal pad while walking his dog around a nearby lake.

“I saw some deer on the top of the hill and thought, ‘Why can’t I go through that hill?’ I couldn’t get the idea out of my mind,” he said.

Pyramid Hill is one of few sculpture parks in the United States. Upon opening in 1996, it was touted as the “most beautiful natural setting of any art park in the country” by Atlantic Monthly. This 335-acre  park features more than 60 monumental contemporary sculptures. The park’s Ancient Sculpture Museum displays antiquities from the Greek, Roman, Etruscan and Egyptian civilizations.

First off we found an artistic place for our picnic.  Just look at that tree, we named it the Daisy Tree!


We enjoyed a lunch of chicken, chips, and cold frozen margaritas.


Then it was off to explore art and nature!  Daisy Lynn was curious about this larger than life frame for a tree!


The next stop…A steel tower to attach a leash too;)


We found this stone sculpture bench.

Daisy Lynn was posing like a super model!


We spotted this orange funny looking thing between the trees with orange leaves.


Keep in mind, there are lots and lots of walking paths.  If you are not able to walk or too tired you can rent an “art cart”!  There are golf cart paths that link all of the 60 sculptures.  You can even take your dog in the cart if you wish.

This place not only allows dogs, they encourage them. 

Given Daisy Lynn’s nervousness over motor vehicles we decided to hoof it this time.

We took a longer walk over to the Pyramid House.  The House is private property but you can certainly see it from the paths.

But first Daisy Lynn wanted to look at the water spout.


This was one of my personal favorites…


You can kind of see the Pyramid House in the way background from this shot.


Here is my artsy shot of this sculpture with the pyramid of the house through it!  If you knock on it there are musical sounds that echo.  So cool!


Harry had a sculpture of himself designed and he sits right outside of his home.

Harry Wilks

Harry is now 88 years old and is famous for saying….

“Follow your passion—don’t do the easy thing. Passion gives you energy and keeps you going.”

No truer words have ever been spoken.  Today Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park was our passion.  Thanks Harry!

More loving dog friendly road trips with bassethoundtown later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB riding in golf carts over the rainbows.)

Pretty, pretty pictures…

October 11th, 2013 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllo fellow Basset Hound and Pretty, pretty pictures lovers…

Today Grandma and I took our Darling Daisy Lynn out for a drive and a walk.  It was another picture perfect day.  The only problem is that Daisy Lynn does not like to ride in the car.  She whines and cries and just seems generally confused.  Dog knows we have had her in the car many, many times.

She loves it when we get to our destination.


We all do, and have so much fun!


She is 100% better on the ride home, probably because she is tired.

I love this picture that Grandma set up for us.

This entire car thing with Daisy Lynn is perplexing.  We hope she grows out of it.

Howl do your hounds do in the car?

More loving pebbles and October later…Cat, Daisy Lynn (Chaps and Emma ATB loving riding on clouds…)

Happy Birthday Grandma!

October 10th, 2013 - 6:06 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Birthday Lovers.  Today is Grandmas birthday and we really had fun!  First off, I took Grandma to a winery that is about an hour from bassethoundtown.  We had a really nice lunch and a mini wine tasting.


This winery is called Elk Creek and is also a skeet shooting club.  As we were sitting outside you could hear all the shots being fired and that was a bit freaky.


I tell you what, the sky really was this blue.  WOW!

Sky Blue Selfie!


Now for better shot of the shirt.


KY Wine, KY girl but no KY hound….

We left our Darling Daisy Lynn at home.

Someone was not pleased.


I bought lunch and Daisy Lynn bought her Grandma a bottle of wine to bring home.

I must say, KY wine is pretty darn good!

More loving lots and lots more birthdays later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB blowing out rainbow candles…)

I think my feet are going to be cold (and wet) this winter!

October 8th, 2013 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and warm feet lovers…OMDawg, I think we have a sock stealer.  OK, I know we do….


I guess you can see about 1/16th of her toys in the background….but she wants my sock.


Cold foot…


After she tires of the sock and it is soaked with slobber, I get it back.

Ughhhhh…wet sock…

More worried about my feet and the winter later…Cat, Crazy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB keeping their paws warm.)


Bassethoundtown Walking Club will meet again, 10/20/13 @1:00pm

October 7th, 2013 - 7:07 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Walking Club Lovers.  Today Judy (of Bumper and Abby) and I delivered our fliers to the local bassethoundtown residents.  We had so much fun.


Especially running into the famous Hank!


Himz and his Mommy were at the park where we were posting a flier.  I adore Hank.

Grandma babysat Darling Daisy Lynn.

Here she is watching and waiting for her dessert.

This is Grandmas…


Daisy Lynn loves Grandma’s glass top dining room table!

“All the better to see you with Grandma”

Daisy Lynn got a piece of 3 cheese bread.


The hound walkers will get wieners!!!

More loving a pack of hounds walking later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB leading the pack!)

Today is a day of great importance in bassethoundtown…

October 4th, 2013 - 9:09 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and great day lovers…


One of the greatest loves of my life…

Lily Rudert

A few more were before her and a few after.

Thank you Lily – ShaPadden, the Child…

I will never forget that wonderful day that I loaded you into my car.  So scared and lonely on the road all by yourself.

We shared some of the best times of our life together…

What a great day indeed!

More loving Lily everyday later…Cat, Daisy Lynn (Chaps and Emma ATB nuzzling the Grand Dame of bassethoundtown….)

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