New Year’s Eve – AKA the last date to make a 2014 charitable tax deduction;)

December 31st, 2014 - 3:03 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and giving to the charities of our choice lovers…



Wow!  Can you believe this year is over?  2014 is over!  Time to reflect and to project!  Resolutions lost in the shuffle and resolutions to aspire to in the future!  I love resolutions.  I think they are the power of positive thinking.  So what if we don’t achieve every one of them that we make? Dog knows we try!

Sometimes it just plumb wears a girl out tryin’ so hard!


This is Sasha and she has been at House of Puddles since 9/29/2013.  She is currently 13 years old.  Her former mom was moving and couldn’t take her. She was going to have her euthanized.  A good Samaritan stepped up and asked to be allowed to find her another home, so that is howl Marilyn, (HOP Mom) got her.  Sasha was from TN and was rescued with the help of Belly Rubs Basset Rescue.

Isn’t this the coolest picture?  It looks like a painting! I asked Marilyn about it and she said that she took it with her iPad mini using zoom.  She went on to say…

“I’ve been told now that tablets only have digital zoom, not optical zoom, so it came out looking like a painting.  I’m still learning about this tablet stuff but it actually came out kind of cool, but totally an accident.”

Wow, I think this is one beautiful accident and should hang in a museum.

Happy New Years Eve/last day to donate to the rescue of your choice day!  hehehe

More loving Sasha and the HoPpers later…Cat, Daisy Lynn (Chaps and Emma ATB laying on rainbow heating vents!;)



Let’s get it started!!! Basset Hound wears a GoPro camera on Christmas Day walk!

December 29th, 2014 - 1:01 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and gettin’ started lovers…This is so cute!  This basset has a blast on a Christmas day walk.  Love the idea of hooking up the GoPro camera to himz harness!

Now this is what I call a Christmas day movie!

More loving unique and creative later…Cat, Daisy Lynn (Chaps and Emma ATB running over rainbows;)

Can I Have One Toy?

December 27th, 2014 - 9:09 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and One Toy Lovers…OK, it’s not a toy, it’s a pillow.  I got it for Christmas from my sister.  It is so cute and soft.

I put it on my couch knowing this could be dicey.


All seemed OK…

Until I left the room…


When I come back to the living room the pillow is moved to Daisy Lynn’s toy area!

This happened about 8 times.

I will keep trying.

I distracted the Mayor with some pate from the Christmas beef wellington.


This will be a battle of wills and I am into bribing…

More wondering what will happen later…Cat, Daisy Lynn (Chaps and Emma ATB knowing who will win…;)

Merry Christmas fellow town hounds!

December 25th, 2014 - 2:02 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Christmas Day Lovers…Daisy Lynn woke up early, like all kids, and wanted to tell me all about the reindeer she saw last night!  She actually woke me up about 5am and there was a herd walking up bassethoundtown lane.  Hey, I have no idea if they were with Santa or not but they all looked pretty cool!  There were about 20 of them.  A big guy with about 10-15 points came right up to our window.  He was enjoying eating one of my new bushes.

Then we opened up the Mayor’s gift from Colby Chaps Mead.  I put it under the tree this morning…


Daisy Lynn went nuts smelling and smelling and smelling some more!

I guess you can see why!  OATMEAL cookies!


And a new toy!


I know that Audra would have rubbed this all over Colby Chaps.  It is a little grey mouse – someone was stirring but it wasn’t the mouse!


We named the mouse – Colby Chaps!  hehehe



And all of our town hound residents…

Have a great day and be safe…

More loving giving and receiving later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB with all of the rainbow hounds that we love…)


Christmas Eve 2014

December 24th, 2014 - 6:06 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Christmas Eve Lovers…Well, it’s finally here and time for some relaxing cheer.

Earlier today Daisy Lynn had on her collar made of jingle bells.  It is so cute and so festive.


She is hoping that Santa will hear her bells and come before she falls asleep, but as you can see…

Lights out for a hound but on for our tree…

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Isn’t my topper just the cutest ever?


Have a wonderful howl-low-day residents and enjoy your Christmas…

More loving little hounds and little trees later…Cat, Daisy Lynn (Chaps and Emma ATB eating rainbow cookies with Grandpaw;)

Thank you Karen McDonough!

December 23rd, 2014 - 7:07 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and artwork lovers…WOW!  Thank you to bassethoundtown resident Karen for this amazing piece of art done of the Mayor, Daisy Lynn Rudert…


We absolutely adore it!  I especially love the way she is enjoying that candy cane!

I will frame it and cherish it forever…

More loving the residents of our town later…Cat, Daisy Lynn (the super model), (Chaps and Emma ATB, proud that they had their portraits done a few years ago by Karen…)

Silver Bells…

December 21st, 2014 - 1:01 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Silver Bells Lovers…I don’t know about you, but I pretty much sing non stop carols to Daisy Lynn.  I change all the words around to fit hounds around the town.  For example “Fall on your paws, oh hear the hound dogs howling, all night divine – all night when the bassets were born….” Then I laugh and laugh.  Daisy Lynn get the funniest look on her face when I sing and try to hit the high notes…

Wish she would join in with me!

More caroling later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB howling along with Grandpa;)

Ta Da…2014 Howl-o-day card!

December 19th, 2014 - 11:11 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and 2014 Howl-o-day card lovers…We sure hope you are one of those.  This is kind of amazing howl Grandma got Daisy Lynn to smile!


Mayor Daisy Lynn and I love all of the residents and especially want to thank Grandma for capturing the best photo of our year.

More loving shiny and bright later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB flapping front paws…)

PS – the angel on the tree top is a basset hound!  hehehe

Fire! Finally…and the Mayor is pleased!

December 17th, 2014 - 11:11 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Fireplace lovers…I finally have fire!  It has been about 2 years since I had our gas fireplaces working.  It is never easy or inexpensive when these repairs are needed!  Oh the JOY of home ownership! LOL

Daisy Lynn is totally loving the heat and the glow!


Our Mayor is very cold natured and this little fireplace is right up her alley!

First she warms this side!


Then this pretty side!


I guess the warmest place is next to Mom!


More loving warm hounds later…Cat, Daisy Lynn (Chaps and Emma ATB making rainbow smores;)

Blast from the rescue past from darling Sheldon!!!

December 15th, 2014 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Sheldon Lovers…I was so touched to hear from him via his Dad.  It is amazing that I had been thinking of Sheldon and within days I heard from himz.  Just a sweet little note telling me that he was doing great and having fun running around his Uncle’s Christmas Tree Farm!!!  Howl cool is that???

Sheldon and his Dad William…


His Dad says he gets around like a 10 year old puppy!


Merry Christmas Sheldon and Family…


What a great family pack!

Here is a ten minute YouTube if you want to see me meeting Sheldon back in 2006 at the Basset Rescue of GA waddle.

More loving good memories later…Cat, Daisy Lynn (Chaps and Emma ATB enjoying the show;)


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