Petey turns in himz measurements for offical ear length!!!

December 25th, 2016 - 2:02 pm KY Time

Howllo fellow basset hound and official ear length lovers…It is not often that someone takes the time to report this very important data.  Come on!!!  This is the official archive for basset hound ear length!!!

I would like to send out a whole hearted thank you to Petey’s Mom for getting himz into the record book!

Here himz is getting ready for the really big recording process…


Now for the results…drum roll please…


– A note from the Mommy…
“Hi cat here are the pictures of my pup Petey with his 7 1/2 inch ears and yeah it will be exciting to see how big he might grow I’ll keep you updated many thanks Kirsty and Petey”

Finally – Petey gets some well deserved rest!  hehehe


Thank you so very much Kirsty for this very important historical documentation that will go down in the record book.

More recording long beautiful ears later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB knowing they did their part!)…


Well, here it is – our 2016 Howl low day card!!!

December 24th, 2016 - 7:07 pm KY Time

Howllow Fellow Basset Hound and Howl low day card lovers…I really do love it and many of you will recognize the picture.  It was from our Christmas Eve card a few years ago.  I decided to make it the 2016 official card from bassethoundtown!


Really, I can’t imagine a card getting much cuter than this.  I had some great ideas for another card but the weather did not cooperate.  There is always next year…

And next year here we come…

More loving looking forward later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB – knowing that Santa will show up soon…)

May I present for your viewing pleasure – The Mayor Daisy Lynn Rudert…

December 20th, 2016 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllow Fellow Basset Hound and showing of The Mayor lovers…This is just too cute – see what you think…


Daisy Lynn is not a huge fan of wearing clothes or anything for that matter.  She even hates her own collar and leash.  Have you ever heard of such a thing?  Just so odd…

But she sure looked cute for a few seconds…


I bet Santa and Mrs. Claus would just love it!

More loving sharing viewing pleasures later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB passing this along to the Claus family.  They have connections you know…)

We have not had sun in bassethoundtown for what seems like a very long time???

December 13th, 2016 - 11:11 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and missing the sun lovers…It is so strange.  I cannot remember a time when there was no sun for so long.  Today it is raining ice slush…blech…I also bought some really cool solar panel Howl low day lights and that is a bust.  No sun, no lights.  So…let’s brighten things up a bit.  Remember I told you that Daisy Lynn was doing a Novice Trick class on Facebook?  She is really doing great and is going to accomplish her title.  Here she is getting a point for jumping over a pole!


I have a very short clip of her actually doing it.  I am going to try and post it here…


Well we will see if it works.  Seems odd that it is so hard to post a video in WordPress.  I think you need QuickTime to see it.

Anyway…it is cute!

After all of the training Daisy Lynn likes to hunker down in her down and take a nap!


We did have fun at the Dickens Brunch.  Unfortunately, they overbooked this year and that took some of the charm away.


But of course Grandma and I were still very charming…


And Daisy Lynn got her sausage link…hehehe

More loving more sun later…Cat, Daisy Lynn (Chaps and Emma ATB eating figgie puddin’;)


Happy Sunday residents!!!

December 11th, 2016 - 12:12 pm KY Time

Howllow fellow Basset Hound and Sunday Lovers…Today is a fun day in basset hound town.  Grandma and I are going to our annual Dickens buffet at the Omni Netherland Plaza.  Wow – what a treat.  Old time carolers roam around while you stuff yourself silly!  LoL – I will sneak home a figgy puddin’ for our Mayor.  We also need to get crackin’ on our Howl low day card.  I have the idea in my mind so stay tuned for that one.  I will post some pics later today but in the mean time…

Howl about this oldie but goodie?


Wow – it seems so long ago.  Great memories for sure.

More loving memories later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB still dreaming of sugar plums…;)

Madison, Indiana – next stop on the Lily Book Tour…

December 6th, 2016 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Madison, Indiana lovers…Grandma, Daisy Lynn and I had such a great time trecking over to this quaint town recently.  There are all kinds of cool little antique shops and lovely walking tours.  Since it was only about an hour an half away it was well worth the adventure.  Grandma had read about this little town in a local magazine and they said that a place called Hinkle Hamburgers was not to be missed.

It was a very warm November day so I kept the AC running in the BHV (basset hauling vehicle) and we could see my car from the window…


It has been there since the 1800s and the burgers just taste better on a flat top grill…


It was really good and fun…

We decided since it was such a nice day we would also do a photo shoot of Daisy Lynn in a one of kind – snood to be listed in the boutique at some point…

Madison has this really cool old fountain right in the center of town!  Perfect for a photo shoot…


They had just decorated for the Howllowdays…


We had so much fun.  Daisy Lynn got decorates as well and is a great model for sure!


This snood is from the fairyland collection.  It is a stretch velvet adorned with a matching tassel trim. So cute…

From there we went to the public library to drop off a Lily Book.  I just love dropping off Lily Books to town libraries.  It is really very special…


Next stop – the local book store…


Keep your paws crossed for Lily…

We wandered on down main street and made a friend…what a pretty boy!  Daisy Lynn was very impressed with what we call a “lace body…”  hehehe


We did learn that Madison, Indiana is not very dog friendly when it comes to lodging – which prompted us to drive back towards bassethoundtown and pull into a Kentucky Start Resort Park called General Butler.  Kentucky State Parks are the best and General Butler did not let us down…


The Lily Book is also being considered for their gift shop…Really, howl could they go wrong???


It was a great adventure and another stop along the book tour of life.

More loving the back roads and book stores later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB having a rainbow burger on a flat top grill…;)

This is a public service announcement…2 minutes 29 seconds…

December 3rd, 2016 - 9:09 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Public Service Announcement Lovers…Please click the link and watch a very powerful PSA that is “insidiously clever”.  Don’t read the article that comes with it until afterwards so you can benefit fully from the message.

There’s a Hidden Story Behind the High School Romance in This Powerful PSA

Don’t Ignore What’s in Front of Your Eyes, Warns Sandy Hook Promise

More loving a message that is so easy to see if we just try…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB begging…)

Internet find of the day! Share time…again!

November 29th, 2016 - 12:12 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and find of the day lovers…I was sniffing around the internet today and found this!  I had to to share..Babyinhoundhat

OMDog…Look at the hat on the baby!  I have no idea who these 2 belong to but I am loving them.  That baby is going to grow up with some cool humans and a fantastic hound…

Hope you enjoy…

More loving the little moments and the long ears in life…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB LOL…)

The Mayor Daisy Lynn Rudert learns a new trick!!!

November 22nd, 2016 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and new trick lovers!!!  Daisy Lynn is part of a small group on facebook where she is working towards earning her novice trick certificate!!!  Can you even believe it?  We are having so much fun.  I will blog more about this as we move along with tricks but this one is called “Paws Up”.

The trick is seemingly simple, a hound only needs to put paws up on a stool.


“What the heck Mommy?”


Daisy Lynn caught on IMMEDIATELY!  Even without treats.


This is really amazing.  We are having so much fun and Daisy Lynn really seems proud of herself…


More loving “Paws Up”…later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB masters at rainbow tricks…)

Rollin’ down the road we head from Midway to Frankfort, KY – #lifeisgood

November 16th, 2016 - 7:07 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and wrapping up this leg of the Lily Book Tour Lovers…After we left the stunning Midway, KY we headed to Frankfort, KY.  We love Frankfort and we have been their before.  We knew it would be perfect for the Lily Book Tour.

Of course, first things first…Happy Hour…


Daisy Lynn did so good on this trip.  She really got the hang of it.

After Happy Hour we went down to the pub in the lobby for dinner.  This is right outside of the pub and we also had breakfast in this exact same spot the next morning.


This seems like a decade ago, but we were anxious to watch the final presidential debate after dinner.  Well, we all know howl it ended.  No comment…

The Capital Plaza is so cool.  We just love it.  The next morning we hopscotched around a few book stores and boutiques to market the Lily Book.  Lily would be a perfect fit for Frankfort, our state capital.

Speaking of which here I am in the KY State Capital Supreme Court Chambers!  LOL – I should have left a Lily Book up on the bench!  Darn it!!!


Here are a few artistic shots for your viewing pleasure…

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The place was really dead but it was very cool.  I love our state capital…

Speaking of cool…what is cooler than a winery in horse country?

Equus Run Vineyards…

Just stunning…


We really hit the jackpot finding this place.  It was beautiful and the wine was amazing…


We toasted to Lily…


What a way to wrap up this particular Lily Book Tour.  Just a real success!  As we pulled out of the winery on our way home we saw this…


Just a gateway on the pathway of life…

Bless you Lily…

More loving gateways and book tours later…Cat, Daisy Lynn (Chaps and Emma ATB wandering around the rainbow book tour with Lily…)

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