Bassethoundtown Walking Club – Spring 2016

April 25th, 2016 - 12:12 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Walking Club Lovers!  Yes, it is that time of the year when we dust off the paws and meet for our Spring basset hound get together!


Please click the image and print so you can hang on your refrigerator and whip your hounds into a frenzy!  LOL

BHTWalkingClub FB Cover

Come one come all hounds and be with your own kind!  We might even see a wabbit!  Look out wabbits here we come!

More loving the Walking Club later…Cat, Daisy Lynn (Chaps and Emma ATB walking over the rainbow with all the dearly departed…)

Today would have been Emma Wanda Rudert’s 13th birthday…

April 21st, 2016 - 10:10 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Early Morning Misty Air lovers…Today would have been Emma’s 13th birthday.

baby emma

I asked our holistic vet what is the average life span of a basset hound and he said 13.  Emma should have made it but never had a chance based upon where she came from.  We lost Emma just as she turned 7.  She really became a force of nature educating thousands about glaucoma in basset hounds.  She was responsible for ending live animal testing on basset hounds at the national level.  She used her platform for research, education, and investigation.  She still does and she always will.


Emma has a sub-blog on this blog and a facebook page with over 700 “likes” that educates and brings people together that have blind bassets hounds.  We share stories, pictures, advise and encouragement with each other.  I thought it was extremely necessary since you really do feel left in the dark when the shock of this insidious disease is thrust upon you and other family members.

The blind ones are special and I learned that very quickly.  I am thankful for the short amount of time we did have with her.

Happy 13th birthday at the bridge my Shimlette.  Tell the others that I love them…Mommy…


SUB-BLOG – Seeing with your heart, and nose!
FACEBOOK PAGE CALLED: Bassethoundtown Blind Basset Hound Center

“Wisdom does not take sight, it takes vision. Vision can come from many places and mine came from a blind basset hound named Emma Wanda Rudert, AKA – Early Morning Misty Air – Cat L. Rudert, AKA Mommy”

More loving the my Emma later…Cat, Daisy Lynn (Chaps and Emma ATB having cake…)

PS – Emma, your Cherry tree has gone a bit down hill since you left us???


Sunday Morning and gardening…

April 17th, 2016 - 6:06 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Sunday lovers.  This is why I sleep with my phone within reach.  This is what I saw when I opened my eyes…


Is that pretty or what?

We had a big day ahead of us…

Lots of gardening to do!  Here is Daisy Lynn scouting out a patch of dirt…


We picked out some Non GMO organic seeds to see if we can have a little farm in bassethoundtown…


Daisy Lynn wants to know if we can grow treats???


Hopefully, our efforts will not be treats for wabbits…


The Mayor will be a big help – if you recall she is a guard doggie!

More loving Sundays later…Cat, Daisy Lynn (Chaps and Emma ATB growing rainbow cheese plants;)

The Mayor is on Mole/Vole Patrol…

April 14th, 2016 - 7:07 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Mole/Vole Patrol Lovers…I just feel better knowing that the Mayor is chasing off those dastardly creatures!  Actually, we never see them but this one got caught under the lawn furniture covers and Daisy Lynn heard it scampering.  She was ENTHRALLED!


After I shooed the darn thing under the gate Daisy Lynn stood guard for what seemed hours!  Wow!  Talk about a dog on a bone!!!

Then horrors of horrors I made her try on “A star is born snood” to get an idea of the size.  She was madder than a wet chicken!


This is no way to treat a hunter and guard hound!

Poor Daisy Lynn…Mamma makes her act like a model sometimes…

More Mole/Vole Patrol later for my little star…Love, Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB where the moles must be somewhere else because they never see them???Sup with that???;)



Attention!!! There is a new resident in bassethoundtown! Please Welcome…BINDI MEAD:)

April 10th, 2016 - 1:01 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and new resident lovers.  It is my pleasure and my honor to announce Bassethoundtown’s newest resident.  Her name is Bindi Mead and she is following in the precious paw steps of Colby Chaps and Abby Mead.


She certainly is a show stopper and now firmly entrenched in the hearts and minds of the Mead Family and a special girl for us here in Bassethoundtown, main headquarters…


You see, Bindi Mead comes from the same kennel as Daisy Lynn came from!


Bindi has different parents but Daisy Lynn is still her cousin 4 times removed on her great grand dads side!  LOL – just kidding… I am not sure howl they are related but we are still calling ourselves cousins!


Just look at these ears and that massive smart bump!  This girl is going places for sure!


“Now I think I will eat some TX blue bonnets…”




“Well, I better get home so Mommy can put me down for my afternoon nap…Nice to meet all of the residents, pleased I’m sure…”


“I guess you will be hearing from me a lot…I have some big paw steps to fill but for now I need my nap!”…

More loving Bindi updates later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB with Colby Chaps and Abby approving of the new addition…)


Wisconsin – the land of cheese and primaries!

April 5th, 2016 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and land of cheese lovers…Wow, if you like cable news there is blanket coverage of this WI primary.

The Mayor is very interested…


She keeps hearing the word, “Cheese” over and over again!

Daisy Lynn is voting for Cheese Curds…

More loving all things Cheese later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB eating Havarti!;)

Mango Mouth…ouch

April 3rd, 2016 - 7:07 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and information lovers…Well, it has been a giant hassle.  I got Mango Mouth and it is getting better but has lasted about 2 weeks.  A quick google search says it can last up to a month!!!  Oh NO…

Have you ever heard of it?  Mango Mouth…

What Causes Mango Allergy Among People?

The mango allergy reaction can start within 10 minutes after ingestion. The reasons behind this allergy are due to a poisonous chemical named urushiol. This chemical is found in the rind of mangoes. So if by any reason, you come in contact with the mango peel then you are going to suffer from this allergy. The chemical is responsible for ivy rash too. So, a person allergic to ivy or oak poison should be allergic to mangoes as well. This chemical is found in larger amount among green mangoes and less in ripe one. The botanical family of mango is similar to some other fruits such as pistachio, cashew etc. The potential allergens in mangoes are found in fruits like pear, apple, carrot, paprika, peanut. Thus due to cross sensitivity issue, one can have similar symptoms either by handling or eating those fruits.

I just thought I would share this information because I have never eaten a mango in my life so howl would I know?  I am allergic to poison ivy but who would have never thought that mango allergies would be related???  I don’t even walk near them in the grocery store.  I actually give them the evil eye and move to the other side of the produce section.

I hate Mangos more than my swollen lips can even tell you…

Thank goodness for google…

More loving the more you know later…Cat, Daisy Lynn (who hates mangos also), (Chaps and Emma ATB where there are no mangos…)

PS – I didn’t want to scare any of the residents so no pics…:(