The Lily Book Tour leaves Berea and head down to Cumberland Fall State Resort Park in Corbin, KY…

October 28th, 2016 - 7:07 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Cumberland Falls Lovers…


I have already posted the money shot from Cumberland Falls but I have a few more.  This is just the most beautiful State Park ever…

Look, you cannot disagree with me or the Mayor!!!

(Can you see the smokey mountains?)


Most folks come for the falls or the moon bow that happens when there is a full moon.  The condition make a rainbow over the falls when the full moon rises.  It was a full moon when we were there but Daisy Lynn and I were in our PJs getting to bed early so we could view this!


Sooooooooooo captivating and awe inspiring…after the sun came up we ventured over to the gift shops and dropped off the Lily Books and greeting cards.  It was so much fun spreading the joy that basset hounds bring where ever they go.


People just go wild for Daisy Lynn and her sweet nature.  I really did feel that she was bigger than the Moon Bow!!!

As we walked up to view the falls about 7 people knew her name from the day before!  It was so cute!  I felt like I was with a celebrity!  Well, I guess we were.  I just hope her power translates into sales for the Lily Book.  That would be totally pawsome!


The beauty of this park is breathtaking – but it was under construction.  They are making the viewing areas even more stunning.  It didn’t matter at all…we find joy everywhere with this place…


After we hit both of the gift shops and dropped off the Lily Books and Cards we went looking for a place to picnic.  OMDog look what we found…


This is right down from the main attraction (The Falls).  You have to drive to the end of the parking lot to find it.  I think most people might just pull out and miss it but look…there is a picnic table right by this totally pawsome bridge…


We were able to pull right up to it in the basset hauling vehicle – note, the basset we are hauling was passed out after her hike up to the falls…


The picnic was delicious and it was time to push on…

Off to continue on the Lily Book Tour…the inspiration still fresh as the sunrise…


Thank you Lily Pad Serina Vonfirstenburg child.  I think of you and Chloesterama Young Drama Hound everyday.  You both are my never ending moon bow…

More loving sunrises and late hounds later…Cat, Daisy Lynn (Chaps and Emma ATB showing off their moon bows..;)

Lily Book Tour Autumn 2016!

October 23rd, 2016 - 7:07 am KY Time

Howllow Fellow Basset Hound and Lily Book Tour Lovers…

I am going to break this blog up into a few segments because it is just sooooo long but sooooo fun!  I can spread the joy out!  LOL – First off, Daisy Lynn was swarmed everywhere she went.  She opened so many doors for the Lily Book and cards that it was AMAZING.  She is such a great girl and such a big help.  She never met a stranger…

The night before we left I spent a good deal of time getting all of my marketing packages together.  I signed all of the Lily Books and wrote my sales letter to the gift shops.


Here is the Mayor checking to see if I was doing it right…hehehe


The next morning we were up bright and early because we wanted to eat lunch in Berea, KY.  Daisy Lynn was ready and raring to go.  I am holding up the Lily Book Tour record book to document the take off!!!


We made it to the Historic Boone Tavern Inn about 2 hours later and had a picnic in a near by park.  Then we hit the Tavern Gift Shop and dropped off the Lily Book!


This place is amazing and there is a college in Berea.  The campus is just out of a picture book;)

The Historic Boone Tavern is right smack dab in the middle of campus.  Isn’t that interesting? It is also dog friendly so we will be back to stay for sure!


Our tour did not only including marketing the Lily Book and card packages but we also searched out local libraries and charities.

Here we are at the local Library…Daisy Lynn started crying inside and the librarian gave her a stern look!!!  We high tailed it out in quick order after dropping off the book!  hehehe


Next stop – Cumberland Falls KY State Resort Park…one hour down the beautiful fall leaf tour road of life…


More loving KY later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB reminding us there is a rainbow everyday on earth (not to mention a moon bow!)

Bassethoundtown Walking Club fall event coming up Sunday, 10-30-16!

October 22nd, 2016 - 2:02 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Bassethoundtown Walking Club Lovers!  Our next walk will be on Sunday October the 30th from 1 til 3.  We will be honoring the life of one of our favorite members…Nosey Anne Luestella Pearl Newbold…


Nosey was recently diagnosed with lymphoma and that is never something you want to hear about a loved one.

Hopefully, Nosey will be able to attend so she can see howl many people and hounds love her.

Nosey with her Mom, Marsie and Mayor Daisy Lynn Rudert…


Nosey is an icon in the basset community and has done so much good work for rescue and helping many in need of a pet, smile and love…


More loving Nosey later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB really sorry in hearing the news…)

Did ya miss me? LOL

October 21st, 2016 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllow fellow basset hound and missing me lovers…LOL, I hoped you missed me!

Grandma, Daisy Lynn and I were on a leaf viewing trip and Lily book tour throughout KY…It was so much fun.  I am getting together a longer blog posting to tell you about our trip but for now I had to share these pics….

Sunrise – Cumberland Fall Resort Park, Corbin KY – 7:43am


Breakfast in bed – Dupont Lodge – 7:58am


“Extra Sausage Please…”

More loving the viewing and touring later…Cat, Daisy Lynn (Chaps and Emma ATB sun shining down on all of us…)

Have you ever seen something so cute?

October 8th, 2016 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and soooooo cute lovers!  Today, Grandma and I were doing a photo shoot with our young Mayor for the Lily Book.  I am working on getting Lily, a Basset Hound’s Tail of Love in several more online selling platforms.  Also, we are marketing to book stores and other cute stores…


“Please everyone stop, listen and gather round this hound…for a story that is sure to inspire and touch your heart…”


“Can everyone hear me?”


“Reading the Lily book she was a survivor she brings tears to my eyes. Wish I would have known her.” – via Grandma’s twitter…


Oh, I thought that was so cute and touching.  It is just what Daisy Lynn would think and say and Grandma knew it…

More loving my girls later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB reading the Lily Book…)


Facebook find of the day…

October 4th, 2016 - 8:08 am KY Time

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

I need a laugh, howl about you?


More loving laughing later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB on the rainbow bus…)

Be careful my friends…

October 4th, 2016 - 8:08 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Be Careful Lovers…The other day Grandma, Daisy Lynn and I were at the park enjoying a beautiful early fall day…That is until we turn the corner and a couple is walking towards us with their unleashed pit bull.  Ugh…What?  REALLY???

I holler, “Please leash your dog!!!”, over and over again and they are standing there looking at me like I said please kill your dog.  It is freaking amazing the stupidity of some people.  It’s not a negotiation – it’s the law.  So, the rather large African American man starts yelling at me, telling me that the reason there are leash laws are only for bad dogs like mine who is pulling on her leash.  He is demonstrating to me howl his pit bull can sit on command.  By now I have figured out that I am dealing with little to no reality with this guy so I tell the girl he is with that there is a pit bull ban in this town.  She looks at me again like I told her to please kill her dog.  She yells at me,  “my dog is a boxer!” In her most adamant tone…

This is going from bad to worse.  I really feel sorry for all the boxers out there that have to put up with this scam to label pit bulls as boxers or lab boxer mixes.  It really is insulting to the breed and to people like me who have to hear this over and over again.  I ask you, howl are all of these boxers and labs getting together to fill every shelter to the gills? Do these people really expect us to believe this?  What is so frightening is some young families do believe this and go home with these unworldly lab boxer mixes putting them and others at risk.

Geezus things go from bad to worse as the man is getting more and more agitated with his demonstration of commands.   I wind up calling our Animal Control Officer and exit the scene.  The couple wander off with their unleashed pit bull type dog and we make it home with all of our limbs and Daisy Lynn intact.  The ACO shows up and tickets them for no license and having their “boxer” off leash.

For the life of me I cannot understand this current fascination with pit bull type dogs.  So far this year 28 humans have been mauled to death by pit bull type dogs.  28!  The animals that have been killed are countless.


Just a day in the park – fearing for your life and the lives of those who you love.

More not loving this current fascination later…Cat, Daisy Lynn (Chaps and Emma ATB protecting all of us…)

PS – leash your dog