June 30th, 2014 - 7:07 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and clean basset lovers…today was Daisy Lynn’s day at the spa! Most gals would love it but Daisy Lynn was ready to get the heck out of there…ASAP!







Look howl pretty…


And she smells great too!

More loving spa days later…Cat, Daisy Lynn (Chaps and Emma ATB where you never need a bath!!!)

Summer Sunday Supper – South of the Boarder!

June 29th, 2014 - 11:11 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Summer Sunday Supper Lovers!  A lot of planning goes into this meal but it is well worth it and a lot of fun along the way.  There is also a margarita involved!

Let’s get started.  Here is what you will wind up with if you choose to accept this Mexican mission;)


You must plan ahead which involves happy hour at your favorite Mexican restaurant.

This is the first step in this recipe.


Our order:

2 frozen margaritas
Chips, salsa and extra hot sauce
Queso cheese dip
2 orders of Carnitas to go, which is 6 large chucks of pork.  This comes with onions, green peppers, lettuce, cheese, and jalapenos.  It comes with other stuff as well but this list is all we like.

Drink, dip, drink, dip, drink, dip, finish and go home to the hound.

I use a giant zip lock freezer bag and start adding all of the ingredients to marinate over night.  I have some stuff I picked up from the market as well ready to go.

I have already macerated 4 large yellow onions, half of a yellow pepper, half of a green pepper, and half of a red pepper.  It makes kind of a mush if you use high speed on an electric chopper.

To that mush I add 1/2 cup of diced jalapenos and a cup of Chardonnay.  I have this mixture done ahead of time.  Sometimes I freeze it and just pull it out when I get home.

Dump that in the bag.

I then do a ruff chop on the extra stuff from the Mexican place and dump it in the bag.

Take your left over Queso and hot sauce and dump that in the bag.  Kind of squish that all together.  If you ate it all during happy hour get an extra order to go.  You can never have too much cheese in a dish!

Place the 6 chunks of pork in next.

I had picked up a tray of rotisserie chicken all white meat from Krogers.  At our store they now offer it already picked and ready to go.  Dump that in the bag.

Add another cup of wine and a box of chicken stock.

Add a bag of small red round potatoes.

Add a bag of frozen green beans.

Add a bag of frozen green peas.

Add a bag of frozen broccoli.

Make sure it is all soaking good by just moving it around in the bag.  I forgot to take a picture of that but here it is after I dumped it in the large skillet.


There is nothing really to measure or a set list of things to add.  I love making bag meals in advance.  You can even freeze the bag and pull it out when ever you want.  I let it simmer all day.

When you serve it add some sour cream over the red potatoes and of course more cheese.  I am serving with small pretzel dinner rolls.

This bag will make about 8 meals total.  I take the remaining portions and freeze them in round, BPA free plastic containers with screw top lids.  Now you have dinner any night of the week!!!  Ole!!!


So, put your South of Boarder Stew on the Stove and take that hound for a walk!

You will both be dog tired when you get home and no slaving over a Sunday stove!


More loving happy hour later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB drinking rainbow Shirley Temples)!

Did you ever get the feeling that someone is staring at you?

June 26th, 2014 - 7:07 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and “who is staring at me?” lovers…


This was before breakfast…

And this was after…


Romeo and I were basically eye to eye.

Enzo is the smart one and gets out of the way…


But he likes to stare as well!

When the cousins are over I feel like I am a parade leader…

Here we are getting ready to march back in the house!


More loving being stared at by canines later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB organizing the rainbow parade)


Hurry up, let’s go potty before it rains!!!

June 24th, 2014 - 9:09 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and going potty before it rain lovers…We all know about this.  We try and try to get our hounds out before a night of rain!

Daisy Lynn is not so sure…


Who is this???  Could it be Enzo???


Romeo says, “forget it!”  Give me the sunshine any day…


He has decided to hold it!

Oh RoRo…Aunt Cat will try you later…

More loving cousin dogs later…Cat, Daisy Lynn (Chaps and Emma ATB playing in the “rain”bows;)

Mayor Daisy Lynn Rudert officially kicks off summer time in Bassethoundtown!

June 22nd, 2014 - 6:06 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Summer Time Lovers…Sweet, sweet summer time and the livin’ is easy…


What a wonderful surprise this summer!  Grandma and I bought our Daisy crop last spring in honor of Daisy Lynn and look howl they have flourished!!!


All from just these few plants we bought last year…


Can you believe it?


Oh howl the Mayor’s garden grows!!!


More loving the summer time daisies (all of them) later…Cat, Daisy Lynn (Chaps and Emma ATB knowing, “she loves me”;)

Colby Chaps gets a new convertible!

June 21st, 2014 - 1:01 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and new convertible lovers…For graduation from basset hound high, Colby Chaps got a new Mustang!


His sister, Jourdan has agreed to be his chauffeur!


Colby Chaps even told her that she could take his new car off to college!


Don’t forget who loves ya baby!  hehehe

More loving mustangs and hounds later…Cat, Daisy Lynn (Chaps and Emma ATB riding around on convertible clouds…)

Want to go to the Netherlands for 5 minutes?

June 20th, 2014 - 10:10 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and going to the Netherlands Lovers…This is a great example of why I enjoy facebook…I can pop over to the Netherlands and smile for 5 minutes!

Meet Jack, Xander, Emma, Brenda, Thijs and Vienna!  So cute!

More loving cyber travel later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB saying…“het is vandaag zonnig zo blijven lachen”

…Today is sunny so keep smiling…

Best Commercial Ever!

June 18th, 2014 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Best Commercial Ever Lovers!!! Grandma and I have always said that basset hounds make the best dogs on TV and in the Movies – sooooooooooo photogenic!

Here comes Bruce! 

More not loving that bowl of food later…Cat, Daisy Lynn (Chaps and Emma ATB never needing a paper towel!)

Please don’t eat the Daisies…

June 17th, 2014 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Please don’t eat the daisies lovers…You are not going to believe howl cute and touching this birthday present I got from my BFF is.  I love it! 

My BFFs sister is an artist and she did this for me!!!

Yes…memememe and Daisyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!


Check out the frame!


Here we have one of the artist’s subject…


Yes, Mommy that is the perfect spot for our artwork!


Please don’t eat the Daisies!


More loving touching art work later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB eating rainbow daisies!  hehehe)


Happy Birthday Grandma (aka, me;)

June 15th, 2014 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Birthday Grandma Lovers…Yes, that is me, Grandma to Colby Chaps Mead.  I love that title for sure…

“Happy Birthday Grandma, from my Mommy and me…”


Yep, it’s the ole 57!

And Father’s day to boot…

Happy Father’s Day to all of the Dads…


More loving Birthdays that fall on Father’s Day later…Cat, Daisy Lynn (Chaps and Emma with Grandpa taking a birthday walk…)

PS – thank you residents for the birthday wishes…


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