Mayor Daisy Lynn Rudert does a spot check of the local Fire Department…

June 29th, 2016 - 7:07 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and the Mayor doing her job lovers…Our town is having our 4th of July parade on the 2nd this year so the Mayor had to hot foot it up to inspect the best part of the parade, the fire trucks!

“Do you think the fire fighters will think I have some dalmatian in me because of my lace ear?”


“So far everything looks in order…The trucks are really nice and shiny!”


“Hey, was that I bell I heard?”


“We better get on our way just in case…We have more inspections to do next door at the city building.”


“I give my town an A+ and 4 paws up!”

“Now I better get home and rest up…being a Mayor is very hard work!”


More loving a good parade later…Cat, Daisy Lynn (Chaps and Emma ATB watching the marching bands practice…;)

I will give you a kiss if you let me pass by big boy!

June 23rd, 2016 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and passing by lovers…Romeo is over again for a brief stay at Camp Kit Cat.  He always finds the coolest place to rest in the town come winter or summer.  That guy is always hot!  So, today he was blocking Daisy Lynn’s path back to the office.  She has work to do as you can expect! 

“Excuse me big boy, I will give you a kiss if you let me pass by…???”


No reply from Romeo…

“Smooch, Smooth…”???


“It worked, I can pass buy…Now go back to sleep and keep hogging the AC!  hehehe”


On a sad note…We lost Enzo to old age a few months back.  He is dearly missed by his bonded boyfriend Romeo.

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And by all who loved him.  I know the residents of bassethoundtown enjoyed him and his antics.  It’s not the same at Camp Kit Cat without him.  Romeo is still suffering from depression but I can tell he really perks up around Daisy Lynn.  It’s good to have a friend…

More loving Enzo and his memories later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB with Enzo…)


Harriet Doyle Rescued: May 5, 2008 Deceased: June 13, 2016

June 19th, 2016 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Harriet Doyle Lovers…

We lost another great from bassethoundtown.  Harriet went over the bridge to join the rest of her hound pack.  She was rescued by the Doyles, Cindy and Ronald who gave her the life she deserved.  They let her blossom on her own and then reaped the rewards of her love.  Harriet was a pretty hound and I always loved seeing her in her bath robe after her Mommy scrubbed her up…


Harriet also represented with an impressive ear length submitted to bassethoundtown sub-blog that records these very important statistics.  (Her bro Jethro still stands as the record holder at an impressive 10” and 1/4;)


Harriet was a long time loyal resident of bassethoundtown.  She leaves a hole in our town but her memory will never be forgotten.  Dog Speed Harriet, dog speed…

Harriet Doyle

Rescued:     May 5, 2008
Deceased:   June 13, 2016

Obituary written by her Mommy – Cindy Doyle…

Harriet was our 10th foster hound from Basset Buddies Rescue of Texas and came to us as bonded with Ozzie, (on right).


Harriet obviously belonged to a backyard breeder and was abused.  She didn’t trust human or hound and could not be in a house with children.  We could not get her adopted out because she would not let anyone near her.  In the meantime, she finally started trusting Ronald and I and her little personality opened up and we just loved her.



So, we decided to adopt her along with her bonded mate Ozzie. We didn’t think she was bonded with Oz as they didn’t act close at all. (Oz on left)


But after Oz’s passing last month she was not herself and seemed very depressed.


June 13th she bloated on us and we could not send her through major surgery at her age.  So we petted her and kissed her softly as she went to see Ozzie and the whole crew at the rainbow bridge.

(Here is Cindy giving the pack licks off the beaters after making dog treats:)


Harriet leaves behind only Ronald and I.  She was our last hound and our hearts are too broken to take on another at this time.


We plan on getting another dog when the time is right.

She is preceded in death by her 3 brothers, Rugby, Jethro and Ozzie.


End of obit…

The paws that marched right into the hearts of the Doyles and others who loved her…


More loving Harriet later…now a cherished member of the bassethoundtown section of the rainbow bridge where hounds turns right and then head to the third cloud to the north where the Chaps, the Mayor of the bridge waits.

New kind of working dog Local mattress business keeps it in the family

June 16th, 2016 - 12:12 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset and working hound lovers…Wow, these hounds really found their “dream job” in life.  They work at the family MATTRESS business!  A M A Z I N G!!!

Start of article taken from the Seguine Gazette….Seguine is outside of Austin, TX…

Jessica Kuhn Seguin Gazette…

It’s Sunday morning at the Upper house and two of the four family members say it is time to go to work.

“They are standing at the back door barking,” Barbara Upper said. “They are ready to go to work. Their alarm clock has went off, and it is time to get up and go to work.”


For nearly a decade, both Sarah, a full-blooded basset hound, and Cam, a dachshund mix, have been part of the Dream On Mattress workforce in Seguin.

“We are about to celebrate our 10 year anniversary,” Barbara who co-owns the store with her husband, John, said. “They have been part of it for most of that time. Cam and Sarah, both, are graduates of the Paws and Prison program. They both have their K-9 good citizen award that they received from training at Thunderpaws Canine Solutions.”

According to Barbara, for most customers, being greeted by the duo is normally a welcomed affair.

“They both have great personalities to greet people,” she said. “They are funny, friendly and outgoing. They love it because they think anyone that has come to buy a mattress has really come to see them.”

Sales leader Adam Montoya said most people either don’t notice the dogs who typically can found working hard counting sheep in the back of the store on their own comfortable mattress.

“A lot of them think they are fake,” he said. “‘Oh, the dogs are real!’ That’s the biggest reaction we get, thinking they are fake when they see them.”

And when it comes to bringing them to the store versus just keeping them at the house, Barbara said they are part of the team.

“Cam and Sarah — they are the working dogs of Dream On Mattress, and we think that selling mattresses is in their genes,” she said. “We are just a really family-oriented thing, and they complete our family. We are here a number of hours a week and really are only off on Sundays. Although, the dogs do work on Sundays. They can’t stand not being here. It’s just kind of a way living our values I guess.”


Animal Rescue Foundation founder Barbara proudly said both dogs are rescues themselves.

“Cam came from a rescue; Sarah was found walking down the highway,” she said. “She had been dumped and came from the city shelter here. They are wonderful pets, and it’s a real good to let people know that you can rescue animals rather than buy.”

Beyond helping patrons of the store find the perfect mattress, Barbara said Cam and Sarah play several other important roles in the community.

“We have people who bring children in that might be frightened of dogs, so they learn to kind of approach them and play with them,” she said. “Cam also has a special job in that he helps all the kittens that are being bottle fed. He is a surrogate mama for those little kittens, so it is not unusual to have people walking in with handfuls of little kittens that need to have their bottoms licked.”

As for bringing dogs into the work environment, Barbara said it’s a growing trend throughout the nation.

“When we first started ARF eight years ago, there was no business in town that you could take a dog into,” she said. “Now, they are welcome at places like Home Depot, Tractor Supply as well as the pet stores. Our city has an ordinance that animals are welcome at some of the outdoor areas of restaurants. In fact, we just did a Puppy Prom outdoors at Tavern on the Creek, and we had about 35 dogs there. It was fabulous. They all had a great time. The people had a great time. It was great.”

Still, at the end of the day, Barbara said it’s all about just keeping it in the family.


“We laugh because we say they give us credibility,” she said. “We say, ‘If you are going to buy a mattress, have a dog tell them it’s great.’ I have had people in the past say, ‘I can’t decide on the size. Can you have your dog get up here with me?’ So, we have had people use them to decide what size mattress to buy. So, it’s good for customers; it’s good for businesses. It’s good for the animals.”

End of a fantastic article…

More loving when you find your dream job later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB sleeping on rainbow mattresses…)

Happy Birthday to the Mayor’s Mom! Me, me, me, me! hehehehe

June 15th, 2016 - 6:06 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Celebrating Birthday Lovers…Well, today marks the first day of the last year of my 50s.  Wow, seems weird to say that.  Crazy for sure.  I must share the celebration my BFF had for me.  She is amazing.  You have to see this cake.


It was a thing of beauty.  She is a master cake maker as you can tell…

I tell you it is art work.  I actually started petting it.  I want it as a pet!!!


You must see the entire presentation…Glorious is all I can say…

Real vanilla bean cake!


It was the pink perfection vanilla confection.  OMDOG!!!

Here I am (with my new pink pet), I don’t look a day over 59!


Did BFF save the best for last? Could there be more? 

Well, I was in shock…

Janie asked our friend and artist Bev Erschell to paint Chaps and Emma for me.  Mrs. Erschell is a well known artist and shows in multiple galleries.  The enormity of theses gifts are beyond measure.


You will not believe this but Mrs. Erschell even showcased the patty and that was all her doing!


You may recall that Janie had asked Mrs. Erschell to paint Chloe and Lily for me some years ago.  It is a painting that I treasure and adore daily.


I am playing around with placement and was wondering howl this looked?  Wow, I can now say that I have a Bev Erschell collection.  I am also the proud owner of a portrait she did of me in high school.  I am beyond blessed with these gifts and I cannot thank Janie and Mrs. Erschell enough.  Words are not enough…

So for now I will just kiss my new pink pet…who is currently residing my my freezer….



More loving my BFF later…Cat, Daisy Lynn (Chaps and Emma ATB howling at the rainbow happy birthday and knowing Mommy got the best gifts ever…)


Brother from a different Mother?

June 12th, 2016 - 9:09 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and brother from a different Mother lovers…

LOL – Well, that is what I thought when I saw this picture…


Can you believe howl much this little puppy boy looks like Daisy Lynn?  Well, he came from a different breeder so I don’t think they are related but who knows???

I thought he was very cute and had to share with the residents…

Facebook is a wild and crazy place for sure…

More loving being amazed later…Cat, Daisy Lynn (Chaps and Emma ATB – being their amazing selves…)

Facebook Find Of The Day All The Way From Donetsk, Ukraine…

June 8th, 2016 - 9:09 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Facebook find of the day lovers…I saw this hound the other day and I thought to myself, “self – you need to be “friends” with this hunka, hunka, burnin’ love full of freckles man!!!”  So, I shot off a “friend” request.

Just look at this stunner…Himz a show hound!


So, pretty quickly, I got my request answered and we are now “friends”.

Himz name is Zepher…


What a dandy darlin’…

I had to share with the residents our new Russian resident…

More loving big Russian boys later…Cat, Daisy Lynn (Chaps and Emma ATB with rainbow freckles on their ears…)

2016 first Picnic of the Picnicking Season;)

June 4th, 2016 - 11:11 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Picnicking Lovers…OMDog – we love to picnic in bassethoundtown.  We decided to venture about an hour away to one of our favorite spots called Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park.  I have done several blogs on this place before.  Here is one that really details the park’s history.  PYRAMID HILL...

What a lovely park but it does cost 8 bucks per person to get in.  We were the only ones there.  It was like we had our very own private art museum.

You can see one of the sculptures in the background.


I took this pic over by the sculpture to show what I think is the most beautiful art tree I have ever seen. It was Picnic Perfect!!!


Daisy Lynn wondered what those big things were??? Very interesting art for sure!



Grandma and Daisy Lynn enjoy the shade on Daisy Lynn’s picnic blanket.


As you can see our late Mayor Chaps Wayne Rudert is with us, at the table and ready for his treats!  hehehe

Oh, and that is our picnic bag with Daisy Lynn embroidered on it!  Howl cool is that???


This is Harry and I.  He had the vision and the passion.  Now he is gone.  We sat with him for a while and soaked up his dream…


He lived underground, the roof is that glass pyramid…

I did not see this sculpture the last time, maybe it is new but I love it.  Very intricate structure woven with branches, rope and various other earthen things.  Very cool!


What a treasure tucked an hour away.  It was very peaceful and serene to be all alone in this magnificent sanctuary for our first picnic of the picnicking season…

More loving vision, passion and dreams coming true later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB wandering around rainbow sculptures…)