Basset Hound Walkers at Fingle Bridge, May 3rd 2015 – 75th walk!

May 29th, 2015 - 11:11 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Walking Club Lovers…I enjoy sharing this club’s basset walks with our residents.  It is really nice that the guy that heads it up also video tapes the experience.  That is a really good feature.

This video is about 10 minutes long.  Nice lunch time entertainment!

What a lovely way to spend 10 minutes.  I can almost smell the love…

More loving the music by Kingsbury Episcopi Band later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB hosting basset hound walks over the rainbow…)

Excuse me…I have to tinkle!

May 26th, 2015 - 9:09 pm KY Time

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


“The moment you realize you wish you had another dog door!”

More loving facebook finds of the day later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB ROFLOL;)

Spicy south of the boarder drunken corn on the cob – the star of any picnic!

May 24th, 2015 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and drunk corn on the cob lovers!  LOL!  I thought I would share this rather lengthy and picture heavy post with the residents.  I always try to find ways to make delicious dishes that I can freeze or make ahead of time.

Today Grandma and I decided to have our Memorial Day Picnic. We have been working so hard in our yard and it was a perfect day to enjoy it.

What is better than corn on the cob to go with a picnic?  Well, maybe a glass of wine;)

This corn had 2 glasses!


The corn is ready to indulge!  Add lots of butter to a hot skillet.


Then add onions.  I keep a container of caramelized onions on hand at all times.  It takes forever to get them the way I like them so make a batch to add to lots of stuff, (you can freeze them as well).


Assemble your other treasures – Yum! OK – here is a tasty tip.  See that hot sauce? No salt!  Unheard of and it is delicious.  You can order it online.  Tejas Tears.  Don’t you just love the label?  Makes me smile every time I open the fridge.

My Krogers has fresh salsa made up in the veggie sections of the store. That is about a 1/2 cup or more.


In to the frying pan my little sweet and golden lovelies!


Cover and steam.  I kept these on simmering/steaming heat for about an hour.  About 1/2 way into it I added another glass of Chardonnay.

Who uses water?  That is so last summer!  LOL


While the corn was getting drunker and drunker I broiled some onion buns with a slice of Havarti on each side.  Extra cheese please!

Again, I like to do everything as much as possible in advance.  You can do all of this the day before or weeks before if you choose to freeze it.  Pull it out when it is time to eat and just heat up with the zap of a microwave.


Ta da!  The buttery beauty, complete with dog corn holders!  You can’t really see it in this picture but I poured the butter chardonnay sauce all over it.  Your mouth will thank you…


No picnic would be complete without Daisy napkins and the Mayor!  She is such a doll.


Grandma and I had hamburgers grilled on our tiny George Foreman.  Come on!  That thing is amazing.  French fries, deviled eggs, coleslaw and to top it off drunken corn on the cob.  Washed all down with a glass of Chard – heck, have a glass and a half when you are picnicking in your own back yard!

More…there’s no place like home later…Love, Cat, Daisy Lynn (Chaps and Emma ATB eating rainbow corn on the cob!)

News of the weird…

May 23rd, 2015 - 12:12 pm KY Time

Howllow Fellow Basset Hound and News of the weird lovers…

Get a load of this!




Chuck Shepherd, editor of “News of the Weird,” has been collecting peculiar stories for almost 20 years.

Proof that true stories are weirder than made-up stories.


I have been around basset drool for approximately 2 decades…I do feel healthy!

Here we have an action shot!  LOL


WEIRD OR WONDERFUL? – Maybe dogs not only make up happy but also healthy!

The upcoming study will put match people between the ages of 50 and 60 with dogs and then measure to see if their immune response are affected by the presence of the dog over 12 weeks, the researchers told ABC News today.

In theory the dog’s microbiome would beneficially influence the human’s microbiome, which would affect the human’s immune system response.

Dr. Charles Raison, a professor of psychiatry at University of Arizona’s College of Medicine and lead researcher, said the dog could potentially work almost as a “probiotic” and help build healthy bacteria colonies in the human owner.

“We’re not really individuals, we’re sort of like communities [with bacteria],” Raison told ABC News. “These bacteria can powerfully impact brains and [immune health.]”

Raison said allergy and immunologist researchers have been searching for why certain immune diseases, including allergies and asthma, have increased in the Western world. One theory has been that human microbiomes have been depleted by less exposure to certain harmless bacteria. A dog could in theory help restore that balance.

“If the dogs and human owners look similar microbiota-wise … then it means dogs are basically having probiotic-enhancing microbiota of human owners,” Raison said.

The study is just the first step to investigating how dogs and their bacteria can affect immune health, he said, noting that he next wants to do another study with children.

Dr. Donna Hummell, a clinical director of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology at Vanderbilt University, told ABC News that earlier studies found that infants born to a household with dogs had lower rates of allergies and asthma and she’s interested to see if this study can shed light on what is happening on a bacterial level.

“Dogs spread their bacteria around more than cats do, particularly because dogs like to lick things and lick people and lick themselves in the process,” said Hummell, who is not involved with this study. She noted it could explain “what is happening with bacteria when [people are] living with an animal.”

Researchers have found positive news that introducing healthy bacteria in the gastrointestinal system seems to help other inflammatory gastrointestinal diseases such as Crohn’s disease but that the research on bacteria’s influence on our immune system is new, Hummell said.

“Influence of bacteria on immune system on the individual [we’re] just beginning to dissect and sort out,” she said.


More, some saying weird but I say wonderful later…Love Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB thinking that is why bassets are best!;)


I am laying on Grandma’s landing…willing her to let me in!

May 20th, 2015 - 11:11 am KY Time



Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Landing Lovers…Look where I found Daisy Lynn this morning.


She is laying right outside of Grandma’s closed door.

“Why Grandma, why do you close your door?”


“I will just wait here and cat nap a little bit and see what happens…”

More patience later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB – laying on rainbow landings…)


Wow! The bassethoundtown walking club spring event was a big howlin’ success!!

May 18th, 2015 - 1:01 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset and walking club lovers!  We had so much fun yesterday!  The weather was near perfect, except for one spring downpour which provided some very stinky hounds but in my opinion that added to the fun!  Everyone was laughing and running back to the shelter!


It was so much fun…gotta love the smell of a wet hound!  Here we have the rear end of Rosebud, Abby, Bumper, Murphy, Tater Tot (I think) and bringing up the rear Ellie!

So, to back up a bit…This is Daisy Lynn and I getting ready to go.  We get there about an hour or so early to set everything up.


As soon as the hounds arrive they are greeting by both of us and offered the traditional wiener on a silver platter.


Some were so excited they could not contain themselves and let the howls rip!


This is Nosey Newbold Hall on the left and Rosebud on the right.  It was Rosebud’s one year birthday!  She was adorable!

Then Nosey went over to give Bumper a good sniff!


“Oh you smell soooooo good big boy!”


Then we all walked down to the dog park and sprinted back during the spring shower.  We had about 27 – 30 hounds show up.  It was a great turn out.  Lots of new hounds and if I were to guess I think there are about 100 or more that have attended.  By that number I mean about 100 bassets total if they all would come to the same event.  That would be really cool!

Then we come back for the bassethoundtown free gift give aways and chat and smell each other!  LOL


That is Sam the Dog II and then from the back to the front – Roscoe, Hank, Rosebud, and Ellie.  There were a lot of smaller red and white girls at this party!  That was fun!

Then the party broke up about 3:00ish – and the Mayor was exhausted.  She came home and crashed.  I turned her AC on, fed her and out like a light!


Marsie, Mom to Nosey and Sam the Dog II took all of these pictures.  Thank you so much Marsie.  I really don’t know what I would do without you.  It is so hectic as you can imagine.

A fun time was had by all…

More loving bassethoundtown walking club later…Cat, Daisy Lynn (Chaps and Emma ATB walking with a pack of infinity;)


Gearing up for the bassethoundtown walking club spring event – and I had to share this Evelyn Leavens drawing!

May 13th, 2015 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset and walking hounds lovers…I had to share this wonderful drawing by the late Evelyn Leavens.  I just adore it.  Evelyn sold me the original years ago.  It reminds me a boy that comes to the walking club event.  I am going to frame a small copy of it as a free gift give away this Sunday.


Gosh, Evelyn was such a great artist – miss her everyday!

More loving capturing the hound walk later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB pulling and sniffing away…)

The Mayor turns weather girl!

May 12th, 2015 - 7:07 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound weather girl lovers…As many in our town know the Mayor is hosting her annual spring walk this Sunday.  As any hostess knows the weather is the most important guest.  So…Daisy Lynn did what all meteorologists do, she looked in her crystal ball…


Hum…looks like pop up showers…


And 85 degrees…


More loving crystal balls later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB walking in spirit…)

The sisters of destruction and the deer hunter

May 9th, 2015 - 7:07 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and deer hunter lovers (aka Mayor Daisy Lynn)…Well, we had a situation the other morning that started with the purchase of these 2 emerald and gold euonymus  that Grandma and I purchased the day before.  You see the little ones?  Well they were chewed up last year by the deer in our area.  My plan was to put the little ones in the back yard and then put the new ones in their place.  My dear gardener was coming over the next day.


A May heat wave came through and my air conditioner went on the fritz so the windows were wide open.

Here we have Daisy Lynn enjoying many of the fans I have blowing on her.  She was tired from her activities earlier that morning…


So 4:37am the morning of this picture Daisy Lynn heard or smelled or both the sisters of destruction.  She went absolute nuts.  Screaming on her perch.  I bolted out of bed and I see one of the sisters with a big clump of the new euonymus in her mouth just as pretty as you please.  I started telling her, “bad deer, no, no, no!”  Daisy Lynn runs to the lady’s room and I let her out because she never barks once I let her out.  Grandma is at the front window upstairs.  She can’t see the deer but I see the other sister, chewing her euonymus cud.  I tell Grandma and she said, “They like their salad bar!” LOL!!!

OK, here is the plan…


Taken from the Deer Scram website…

Q-Is Deer Scram a natural product or does it contain harmful or irritating chemicals?

As we’ve said above, Deer Scram is manufactured from all natural, organic components. It’s a truly green product!

Sounds great but lets see…Will the sisters be back? Will the euonymus survive?

As the town turns…

More loving deer but hoping they find another salad bar later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB as dear as deer…

Property Valuation Administration…

May 6th, 2015 - 12:12 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and interesting find lovers.  I routinely check my county’s Property Valuation Administration website to make sure bassethoundtown is reported accurately.

They update the pictures on occasion and I see where they have updated bassethoundtown.  Wow, it looks like we live in the forest section of our town.


OK – Look closer…Is the Mayor surveying her domain?


It appears she is looking right at the photographer!  Mayor Daisy Lynn Rudert on the job, ever watchful over all of the residents!

More fascinating facts later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB ever watchful over all of the rainbow bridge hounds…)


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