Facebook find of the day!

December 30th, 2015 - 1:01 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Facebook find of the day lovers!!!

I was sniffing around over in facebook world and came across this picture!

“em Pelotas RS um pet shop diferente , e lindo . Um a otima ideia para a próxima pintura do portão da nossa.”

Translation via Facebook…

“In Pelotas Rs a pet shop different, and beautiful. A great idea for the next painting the gate of our.”


I did a little google search as one does…

Entre Patas e Pelos  Pet Boutique – Brasil.  Very cute!

Spanning the globe for your viewing pleasure!

More loving global hounds later…Cat, Daisy Lynn (Chaps and Emma ATB enjoying Brasil!)


December 25th, 2015 - 2:02 pm KY Time

Howlow Fellow Hound and Presents Lovers!  Daisy Lynn and I just had to share with the residents this cute pillow that Audra sent to us!  A D O R A B L E!!!


Audra said she thought the pillow basset looked like Daisy Lynn!  I just happened to have almost the exact same glasses!  Vintage RayBan Woodies from the 1980s!


The Mayor was a good sport about it…

Audra also sent her a Dog wearing a Christmas Tree toy!


She really enjoys the crackle sounds it makes!

And look at this!  I have never seen this ornament before.  It was for Grandma!


The cutest basset hound wearing a Santa hat.  Very special!

Thank you so much Audra…We had a blast trying to get Daisy Lynn to where her glasses!  hehehe


Merry Christmas from Bassethoundtown and to all a good night…


More loving our town later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB wearing vintage Woodies;)



Happy Howl-o-days 2015

December 24th, 2015 - 3:03 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Howl-o-days lovers.  Well, here is the card that we picked for 2015!

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It has been a great year and we are looking forward to 2016.  This card was a lot of fun and it is hard to believe that this is Daisy Lynn’s 3rd Christmas as Mayor of our wonderful town.  We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy Howl-o-days.  May your 2016 be filled with health, joy, gratitude and success!

More loving the residents later…Cat, Daisy Lynn (Chaps and Emma ATB sprinkling howl-o-day cheer…)

Howl low day fun in bassethoundtown!

December 20th, 2015 - 1:01 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Howl low day lovers!  We have been busy and enjoying our season.

It is so much fun every year to produce the bassethoundtown card.  This year we decided to use our annual trek to the local Florist as a back drop for the card.  This place is amazing and visiting is tradition for Grandma and I.


See my little head???  LOL


So, we used our poinsettias.  We got the Mayor all ready for her big photo shoot and this is one of the results.


OMDOG!  Can you even believe howl cute it turned out?  This is not the actual card because I wanted to be in it with her.  I will debut it on Christmas Eve.  This will be our 3rd Howl low day card together.  It is so much fun.

Here is another out take…


This picture only took about 50 tries!  LOL

We also had our cousin dogs for a few days and they had to get in on the howl low day fun!

Romeo was none to amused but he caved in after awhile!


What a good boy!


As you can probably imagine – this hat would not fit Enzo!  Himz head is too little!


As you can tell, he was OK with that!  hehehe

So this is just a portion of what is going on in basset hound town.  I have more pictures and more adventures to post soon!  I hope you enjoyed a bit of our howl low day cheer!

More loving traditions later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB fondly recalling Howl low day cards of the past!)

Isn’t this cute?

December 15th, 2015 - 9:09 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and little cute thing lovers…I was sniffing around the internet and wanted to share this image.


In all my live long years of loving bassets I have never seen it.  Have you?

It kind of reminds me of Chaps and Emma riding in the sleigh with Santa!


So many memories!

More loving sharing later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB getting ready for a sleigh ride…)

PS – I just plugged in the photo image in Google photo search and came up with the artist!  PAWSOME!  I love Google images!



Couple let’s their dog film their wedding – Music by Tall Heights – Spirit Cold

December 13th, 2015 - 7:07 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and touching video lovers.  What a cool idea to have your dog film your wedding.

Published on Nov 4, 2015

“On November 2nd, 2014, Addie and I got married on the top of Roan Mountain, TN in 2 feet of snowy wonder. It was cold and magical. Our dog, Ryder, insisted on filming the wedding video, so we let her do her thing.”

Of course the video by Ryder when viral.  It has about 5 million views on YouTube.

More loving priceless memories later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB loving movie night…)

PS – I downloaded the song from ITunes.  I feel it has good vibes…

Ho Ho Ho! Santa’s little helper…

December 8th, 2015 - 9:09 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow basset hound and ho ho ho lovers…

The Mayor has an announcement…

“Please enjoy your howl low day season…”


“I have a list of all the residents and everyone is labeled as nice!  I will be passing this on to Santa via our Skype session tonight…”

More helping Santa later…Cat, Daisy Lynn (who has an inside connection to Santa) and Chaps and Emma ATB helping at the North Pole right now! YES!


Being ever vigilant…

December 6th, 2015 - 11:11 am KY Time

Howllow Fellow Basset Hound and being ever vigilant lovers…

Daisy Lynn has a dog door and can go out when ever she wants.  At night I pull a gate across the steps so she can’t go down.  She can still use the potty.  I call it her covered porch potty and all my hounds used it at night and in bad weather.  We all know some hounds will not tolerate their the princess or prince paws getting wet.  I even had hot water installed so I can do immediate clean up!  PAWSOME!

Anyway…every morning before I open the gate I do a through check of the back yard to see if the large gate is still locked, no portion of the fence has been violated by lets say a deer or whatever.  I also visually check to see if there is anything that looks foreign or out of place.  I thought to myself  “I should mention this safety item in my next blog.”  You just never know what can happen and you can never be too careful!

Then I was reading the basset news wires and this came across…

EXCLUSIVE: Hot diggety! Judgement goes to the dog in attempted ‘Bassassination’ suit


Steve Solomonson
Vindicated!: A judge awarded more than $300 in damages to Basset hound Snoopy’s owner after he ruled that a neighbor tricked the dog into swallowing a sharpened bone.

This dog had his day — in court!

A Gerritsen Beach (neighborhood in the NY City borough of Brooklyn) man who tricked his neighbor’s Basset hound Snoopy into swallowing a sharpened bone in an attempt to kill the pooch now has to cough up money for vet bills and court fees, a judge ordered on Nov. 16. The ornery neighbor tried every trick in the book to fool the court, but the judge found his dog-and-pony show hard to swallow, the pet owner said.

“All they did was lie, and lie, and lie,” said Snoopy’s owner, Frank Battaglia. “The judge picked up on it. They were making up all kinds of things, saying lies, but we beat them so bad it wasn’t funny.”

Civil court judge Richard Montelione awarded Battaglia $338 in damages for veterinarian bills and court fees after Battaglia provided a video showing his Canton Court neighbor kicking the treacherous treat under a fence that separated the feuding neighbors’ properties. He also provided a vet’s testimony attesting to the bone’s sinister design, Battaglia said.


“The vet said it was made intentionally to kill him,” he said.

Battaglia recovered the bone in Snoopy’s throat after the dog began choking and panicked, Battaglia said.

“Snoopy takes the bone, starts biting on it like a dog would do, then he starts choking,” he said. “He’s trying to run, but he was tripping over — he was dying.”

Neighbor Donald Borbell claimed that he was kicking a busted lawn mower in the damning surveillance footage — not shoving an improvised choking device under the fence.

The Battaglia and Borbell famlies have been fighting like cats and dogs for years over an unpaid debt that Battaglia says Borbell’s daughter owes him. The pair duked it out on television’s “People’s Court” more than three years ago, but the judge ruled against Battaglia in the debt dispute.

Since than, Snoopy has been literally caught in the cross fire of the Hatfield-and-McCoy-style feud — Borbell allegedly whipped rocks at the hound, Battaglia said. Borbell claimed he mistook the 65-pound hound for a squirrel, but Battaglia called the notion ridiculous.

“I told the judge, how can you mistake a squirrel for an adorable Basset hound,” Battaglia said.

Borbell paid the $338 in damages and looks forward to putting the matter behind him — the litigation has exasperated his dementia, his wife said.

“My husband is a sick man — he has dementia, and the more this is prolonged, the more he has to visit the doctor,” she said. “This is getting to be a little bit ridiculous.”

Borbell is not a pooch poacher — in fact the family loves dogs, his wife said.

“My husband is not a killer,” Mary said. “We have dogs of our own. That’s about all I can say. My husband is not a murderer.”

Instead, Battaglia is a serial litigant whose house is lined with a dozen surveillance cameras that impose upon her privacy, Borbell’s wife said.

She then threatened to sue this newspaper for exasperating her husband’s medical condition.

“If I have to get a doctors note again, now I’m going to put have to put a summons out to your newspaper,” Mary said.

Meantime, Snoopy is healthy and hasn’t let the run-in with Borbell sour his affection for humans, Battaglia said.

“He is so friendly,” he said. “When he sees a person a half-block away, his tail starts wagging.”

Battaglia said he plans to donate the award to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

“What the evil hand dished out to Snoopy, now his check will help other animals,” he said.

Reach reporter Colin Mixson at cmixson@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4505.
End of article…

Let’s just say good fences make good neighbors but no fence can stop a bad neighbor. I have a bad neighbor and it is no fun.  Thank goodness they moved!

More staying ever vigilant always and later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB where there are no fences – only rainbows…


Christmas Gift Share Time! Thank you Judy and little delicious Annie!

December 3rd, 2015 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Christmas Gift Share Time Lovers…Judy, Annie and I had so much fun today.  Judy and I had a fantastic lunch before we dashed back to her home to dive into little Annie and a few gifts!

OMDOG!  You would not believe Judy’s tree!  It is 10′ tall and jaw droppingly pawsome!  This picture does not do it justice.


See that lighted up basset hound under the tree?  Well that is what Judy, Rick and little Abby got me!

This is at my home…


Rick put it all together and it is so darling!


Best in show here we come!  My Mom said that it looks like Daisy is putting a present under the tree!

Just look at her collar!  It is so pretty and festive!!!


My home looks so cute.  Speaking of cute!

Check out the rump roast!


Even cuter…

Annie Alessandro…She is getting so big!


What a first Christmas to remember with her.  I am so lucky to have such great friends…


Annie got Daisy Lynn a gorilla toy that makes gorilla noises.  I will have to do an entire blog post on that one.  It is hysterical!  She loves it!

Now I must add another wonderful ornament to my little tree…

Another gift from Judy…


More thanking and loving the Alessandros later and often…Cat, Daisy Lynn (Chaps and Emma ATB shining lights down on us all…)

I Heart Basset Hounds and Trimming the Town in 2015

December 1st, 2015 - 9:09 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and trimming the tree lovers!


Did you hear me???

I Heart Basset Hounds…LOL


The Mayor says, “I know, I know… but you love me best…”


More loving loving her best later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB knowing I love them best as well…)


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