“You have a real dandy hound there…”

September 27th, 2016 - 10:10 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Dandy Hound Lovers…OMGoodness, that was the cutest thing we heard on our overnight trip to Carter Caves Resort KY State Park.  Grandma, Daisy Lynn and I finally made it back to Carter Caves.  The last time we were there I got sick and Chaps had a panic attack so we high tailed it home.  That was back in 2012.

We had such a great time getting back to what we started so many years ago…

The day started out stormy but not too bad…

Look at the artistic picture that Grandma took out of the window…WOW!


On the way, there is a covered bridge that we adore.  ADORE!  – Another picture that Grandma took!  WOW!


We really wanted to have a picnic on the road that leads into the park.  We had the perfect spot all set up and ready to dig in!


Remember those clouds?  Well they broke open and we did the 5 yard dash to the car!  No one ran faster than Daisy Lynn!!! LOL


Hey, this could have been even a better spot to eat!  The rain was so cool!  We loved it. It was so much fun…Daisy Lynn was so funny…


OK, what is wrong with this picture?  This was for an overnight!  LOL!  OK, Daisy Lynn had her own bag and I was on a business trip for the Lily Book.  I had some inventory with me!

We walked up to the Lodge for dinner but we did a carry out.  Daisy Lynn wanted us to bring it back to the room which was fine with us.


We were anxious to start watching MSNBC and the pre debate coverage.


Then it was off to the gift shop to sell the Lily Book!  We have about a 1000 more KY gift shops to hit and every one of them will be fun!


Check this out!  We were also on a rock hunting mission.  Look at the treasures they had in the gift shop!


But the real treasures were on the way out of the park.  We got another picnic table that overlooked this…




The rocks were spectacular and we filled a few larger bags.  So much fun…



Adorable on her picnic blanket…


More loving dandy hounds and dandy times later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB searching for rainbow rocks…)

Just laying around watching Daisy Lynn, love Romeo…

September 24th, 2016 - 7:07 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and watching Daisy Lynn Lovers…Today I am back at bassethoundtown.  Yes, it’s me…Romeo

I am too hot to go outside so I am just laying around here…


Watching Mayor Daisy Lynn kinda showing off…


Ya gotta hand it to her…She sure is cute…

Love Cousin Romeo…

More lovin’ my little show off later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma sitting up on a rainbow ATB)

Share Time in bassethoundtown…

September 16th, 2016 - 11:11 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Share Time Lovers…I saw this somewherez on the internet and tucked it away in my “to do list” file!

Isn’t it cute???

It looks like a taco salad topped off with a crust basset hound.


I am thinking I might do this at my next luncheon.

I certainly have something similar…

Daisy Lynn is dreaming of hound cookies!

Daisy Lynn is dreaming of hound cookies!

That tail is the tricky part.  It is hard to cut out anything with it.  I think I can just add on a tail made of crust.

I will let you know howl it goes…

More loving crust tails later…Cat, Daisy Lynn (Chaps and Emma ATB eating rainbow tacos;)

PS – extra sour cream please…

It was a wild ride in bassethoundtown last night!

September 11th, 2016 - 11:11 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset and hunkering down lovers!  Yesterday we went out run a few errands.  One of which was filling up our care package for our Julian who is away at OSU!  What a fantastic campus.  We cannot wait to go and visit him.  Anyway…we were supposed to get a few evening storms but this was a doozie!

This is 2 streets down from our street and main headquarters of bassethoundtown enterprises!  Daisy Lynn was in her safe house, aka kennel.  We were so worried.  We could not pass through this mess.  The power pole snapped in half!


So, we checked her camera that is aimed on her kennel and she was sleeping.  We were live viewing when the electric shut off!

So with her safe and tucked in what could we do???

Ya turn around pronto and go to our favorite Mexican Restaurant!  Lord have mercy!!!  The margarita machine was at optimal performance!  Thank Dog their electric did not go out!



Then, after a dose of delicious we ventured out to head home.  Our town is amazing and the whole thing was cleaned up but the electric was still off.

What to do, what to do???

Remember reading???  Reading a real book???

It was a stroke of genius that we had stopped by the library earlier in the week…

No lights?  No problem…

I grabbed my flash light and dove right in!


Have any of the resident read this book?  So far I really like it.  It’s a murder mystery involving a basset hound, a little boy and the people who come to their rescue.  The basset is not the one murdered or the little boy…FYI…

What a nice way to spend a Saturday evening…

Eventually, the lights came back on and TV started screaming at me but I turned it off and kept reading…

More loving a good basset hound book later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB drinking rainbow slush puppies…)

She is the Queen of all she surveys ;)…and also the Mayor!

September 4th, 2016 - 12:12 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Queen and Mayor Lovers…Yes, our Daisy Lynn sure looks like a Queen atop her Kingdom!

Her beauty is breathtaking

Her beauty is breathtaking

Daisy Lynn and I were in the backyard just checking out the back hill and of course I had my camera with me.

I was trying to get her attention and Grandma heard us and came to the window.  This is Daisy Lynn wondering where Grandma is!

I was trying to get her attention and Grandma heard us and came to the window. This is Daisy Lynn wondering where Grandma is!

Then I captured the “money shot”!

Thanks Grandma!  Maybe we should enter this in the fair next year???

Thanks Grandma! Maybe we should enter this in the fair next year???

What a way to start September in bassethoundtown.  The weather is perfect and the hound even more perfecter! hehehe

More loving perfecter later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB waddling down a perfecter rainbow…)


Lots of ribbons and lots of fun at the fair!

September 3rd, 2016 - 12:12 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and winning ribbons lovers!!!  Well, we did just that at the fair.  First off, Chaps and Emma did not win a ribbon.  Sigh…but better luck next year is our motto!  We will try again with even more entries!!!

But get this!!!  Grandma and I won 1st place and a blue ribbon for “Rock Solid Love”!!!   We were so happy!!!  Wow, this is amazing – our first piece of rock art gets a blue ribbon!  NICE…


Another ribbon!!!

I won 2nd place for computer art featuring Disco Lily!!!  That really meant a lot to me!  Love, love, love my Disco Lily.


Then to top off the winning ribbons fun – Grandma and I won for our Chocolate Hot Nutty Balls!  OMDog – we were over the moon!!! 2nd place out of  A LOT of candy!!!


This is the first time we entered in the fair but it will not be the last.  Here is a look at the exhibit hall…


Another shot of the flower area…


We met this little girl with her pony, “Mr. Tickle Butt”!


We really had a great time and there is nothing like a Kentucky County Fair!


Hope you enjoyed our day…

More loving and dreaming of ribbons later…Cat, Daisy Lynn (Chaps and Emma ATB not worried one bit they did not win.  “Next year Mamma”…)

County Fair Here We Come!

September 2nd, 2016 - 9:09 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and County Fair Lovers!  Today is the day we go to the Alexandria County Fair and see if we won any ribbons for our various entries!  This is our first time entering at the exhibit hall and we are super excited.  So let’s have share time!

Our first entry in the color photographic domestic animal, (Taken by me)! (Lawd knows he was one hell of a domestic animal!) we have..

Burger Boy Extraordinary Handsome and Beautiful – AKA Chaps Wayne Rudert…

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Our second entry – color photographic domestic animal (taken by Grandma) we have…

Shimlette – Early Morning Misty Air – aka Emma Wanda Rudert…

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Our third entry, color photographic floral, (taken by Grandma)…we have…

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Our fourth entry…Art 3 dimensional adult done by Cat and Grandma…

Rock Solid Love…

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Last but NOT LEAST!!! Entry number 5 – Baking and Candy – other category – 6 pieces…Chocolate Hot Nutty Balls! 


Grandma and I will be reporting back on the outcome of our entries later today.  But for now…time to eat some extra fried food and walk the fairgrounds!

Today the Steers are being judged and later today cutest baby!  A 97 year old man who won cutest baby award 96 years ago is going to award the prize!

More loving a huge slice of Americana later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB judging all of the rainbow baked goods…)