What are you Thankful for???

November 23rd, 2017 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllow Fellow Basset Hound and Thankful Lovers…We do it every year, think back about what we are thankful for.  I actually do that every day.  But…today…I am thankful for basset hound rescue and the dedicated, honest and trustworthy folks I have run into over the past 3 decades.  Yes, I just said that.  My Mom and I have been doing basset hound rescue for almost 30 years.

Wow that is a lot of hounds laying on couches…LOL


This is Buster – one of our first rescues.

I am thankful for passion…

More loving and being thankful later…Cat, Grandma, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB laying on rainbow couches…)

Pussycat Bow!!!

November 17th, 2017 - 8:08 am KY Time

Howllow Fellow Basset and pussycat bow lovers!!!  I thought the title of the blog would get your attention!!!  Yes there is such a thing as a pussycat bow. 

It all started when I was looking for brightly colored tassels to add to my redesigned – reinspired  Lilly Pulitzer collection for the bassethoundtown boutique.

So…moving on…

I laid eyes on these shorts at TJ Maxx!!!


Gawd I love them.  All those tassels for 6 bucks???  Yes Please!!!


So, I went home and started looking for fabric to match the tassels.  I did not have any with this color of neon orange…

Well, well, well…Come out of your Shell, shell, shell…

The Pussycat Bow bow bow…


Did you know that Lilly started her company from a Florida Juice Stand?  Yes, she wanted to wear a dress with lots of colors so it would hide the juice stains.  She also like the way her shifts looked when she got home at night.  OMDog!!!  I love her…


Bassethoundtown has a seamstress and she brought these prototypes over for Daisy Lynn and I to look at.  The tassels are not on the pussycat bow yet but feast your eyes on this delicious juicy delight!


Wow!  Daisy Lynn can really come out of her shell for surez!!!


Can you just see yourselves at a waddle in these?  #YES!!!

So I ordered more come out of your shell.  I am going to see howl pussy cat bows look as dog collars.  Stay tuned and stay juicy…

More loving inspiration, creation and shorts later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB coming out of their shells on juicy colored clouds…)

PS – Guess what???  The shorts fit me and I kept the tassels on at the bottom.  Florida I hear you calling me to the nearest juice stand…





Internet find of the day…Share Time in #bassethoundtown

November 6th, 2017 - 3:03 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset H0und and Share Time Lovers…Today as I was sniffing around the internet I ran across this story on the Daily Mail.

‘Lady is normally behind me following me around but sometimes she does go off on her own and then somehow, she becomes the leader for the sheep.

‘I don’t think I’ll be using her as our full-time sheep dog as we do have a collie for that but I think she’ll be able to help us out a bit.

‘I’m thinking of training her up to sit in the gate way of the paddock while we round the sheep up together.’

Lady, a three year-old Basset hound, manages to round up flocks because they follow her every move - while she is blissfully unaware of the animals - Photo MERCURY PRESS

Lady, a three year-old Basset hound, manages to round up flocks because they follow her every move – while she is blissfully unaware of the animals – Photo MERCURY PRESS

The Lily Book Tour Florida – Blog 9 of ___ Deerfield Beach Birthday Dinner!

November 5th, 2017 - 12:12 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and 60th Birthday Dinner Lovers…As I was saying in my last Florida blog we decided not to stick around in Palm Beach for my birthday dinner.  But, before we left we met the most interesting man.  He was walking a pug named Henry. We stopped and chatted a bit and he told us he is a Dog Walker in Palm Beach.

Him and his wife have Village Pet Pals – and have been walking and sitting dogs and cats since 2004.  It was so much fun talking to him and I had to ask if he had any bassets and he did!!!  I think he said 2 that he has been walking since they were puppies and are now 10 if I remember correctly.  I am going to send him and his wife a Lily Book…

He also gave us some really good tips on Saint Augustine!!!  It’s a few days away and we check out of our Villa Seaward D – Lauderdale by the Sea…

So we packed up Daisy Lynn and the Lily Books from Palm Beach and took off on our ocean front drive to find a birthday dinner!!!

Howl low Deerfield Beach!!!

Dog Friendly dining but the Wyndham has a 20 pound weight limit Whatever...

Dog Friendly dining but the Wyndham has a 20 pound weight limit Whatever…

We absolutely love Deerfield beach and it right between Palm Beach and Lauderdale by the Sea.  This is our table for my 60th birthday dinner.  OMDog!!!  It was perfect.

We had the best meal ever… This pic is a bit washed out that is why I went on google maps and found our exact table above.


OK, this is where we parked which was right across the street.  Seems like heaven for walking a dog – right???

Deerfield Beach Ocean Way, beach streetscape, paving, benches

NOT!!! – Turns out after doing some research about the area dogs are not allowed on the beach (no problem).  Dogs are not allowed on the grass next to the beach (wait what???).  Dogs are not allowed ON THE SIDEWALK NEXT TO THE GRASS!!! (ARE YOU FREAKIN’ KIDDING ME???)

No I kid you not.  The city has tons of rules regarding dogs which I generally love but Deerfield Beach takes it to a whole new level.  Unfortunately, we will not be spending any time or money in Deerfield Beach.

Luckily we were just having dinner and it was BASSETABULOUS!!! We would definitely stop there again for dinner.

More loving my 60th birthday later and all year long…Cat, Grandma, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB walking in the grass and on the sidewalk next to the rainbow grass…:)

Dem bones dem bones and the angel…

November 1st, 2017 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and beggin’ for bones lovers…Well, Daisy Lynn and I did not go out beggin’ but we sure looked pretty cute!!!


Can you even imagine if you saw this little angel at your door asking for a treat?  OMDog – she looked so cute in her wings.  It was kind of a nice outfit because it felt like a harness and she could move really good!


I put on my mask and it really scared her so that won’t happen again.  Poor thing ran from me.  I felt horrible…


It was a great night.  We had a pizza party with our BFF and watched Psycho…So much fun!

Oh, and we can’t forget my Halloween shower curtain.


Those are red nail polish bloody hand prints.

More being traumatized by that Hitchcock scene forever later…Hope I did not do the same to Daisy Lynn by wearing that mask…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB eating rainbow candy…)