SOLD – SOLD – SOLD -Isn’t this cute? I made it all by myself! hahaha

April 7th, 2019 - 11:11 am KY Time


Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and making it all by myself lovers…Too Funny.  Actually Grandma and I worked on this together.

It’s a crossbody daisy fabric bag that is redesigned with the suede basset hound I cut out from my leather inventory.

It comes with 4 free cards as well!!!  100% goes to our newly formed 501(c)3 basset hound rescue.  I will be blogging about this more in the coming days.  I thought it was time.  It’s a new adventure for sure.

Mayor Daisy Lynn is going to be a huge help donating 100% of her time to being a huge inspiration as those before her.

I thought this would be cute as a dog walking bag that you can stuff with poop bags, your cell phone and some lip gloss!  Just right for strutting your stuff!

The cross body strap is a bit too small for me so see if it works for you???

Here is the ebay listing.

I think it is a really good deal…especially since 100% goes to our newly formed rescue.

More loving a couch for every hound later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB with their crossbody bags in shades of rainbow…)

Basset Hounds in the News…

April 3rd, 2019 - 10:10 am KY Time

Howllow Fellow Basset Hound and in the news lovers…I was reading the basset hound wires this morning and came across this cute story/obituary…

Basset hound, icon at local barber shop,remembered…

Buster left a legacy at the Sweet Home Barber Shop in Oregon.

Some businesses have regulars who customers may sometimes find remarkable and memorable.

Think Norm of “Cheers.” Quark’s Lounge had Morn, along with a sly Ferengi proprietor.

At Sweet Home Barber Shop, on the corner of 22nd and Main, it was Buster.

The crotchety but loveable basset hound spent his days in the shop as a service animal for business owner Erik von Göttsegen, a disabled veteran.

The 18½-year-old dog was a bit of an icon among customers, and neighboring resident Joe Moore said the dog saved his life.

Buster died March 7.

Von Göttsegen, who moved to Sweet Home from Grants Pass seven years ago and opened his business a year later, said Buster was a Delta Society-certified therapy dog. A customer gave Buster to him 16 years ago before moving to the East Coast to take care of sick relatives.

Von Göttsegen would take Buster to rest homes, where they would visit residents with dementia and Alzheimer’s. He also took Buster to visit residents of hospice centers.

Moore credits Buster with rescuing him from a fire.

“I was boiling some eggs,” said Moore, who has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. “I fell asleep on the couch.”

The water ran out in the pan, and smoke filled the house, which sits next to Sweet Home Barber Shop.

When Moore came to, his front door was open, and von Göttsegen was outside with Buster. The smoke had set off the detector, and Buster had started going crazy, which got his owner’s attention.

Von Göttsegen opened the door, and smoke billowed out, he said. The house had not caught fire at that point, but “another few minutes and Joe wouldn’t be here.”

“I made a pact with Buster,” Moore said. “Every day, I’d bring him a treat. He was my buddy. He was my best friend, actually. I would walk over here, he’d hear my voice and get up. I always had a piece of jerky in my pocket. He always got up to say hi to me.”

Buster would sometimes slip out to visit Moore at his house too.

“The thing he did most is he comforted people,” von Göttsegen said. With Alzheimer’s patients, they couldn’t remember family members or what they ate for lunch, but they would remember Buster.

“A lot of people can’t have dogs,” he added, and visiting Buster was a chance for them to vicariously have a pet dog.

Buster was “an accomplished co-pilot,” von Göttsegen said. The hound logged some 300 hours flying with von Göttsegen.

City Manager Ray Towry mentioned Buster, using him to illustrate a point, last week during the City Council’s goal-setting and training retreat. Since going to work in Sweet Home in 2016, von Göttsegen has been cutting Towry’s hair and he has enjoyed visiting with Buster.

“I used to stop by there and give Buster treats,” Towry said. He left the shop one day, and Buster “followed me halfway to the street.”

“Buster was grumpy,” Towry said. “The first time I met him, he tried to bite me.”

If Buster was a little famous, “a lot of it’s because you couldn’t pet him,” Towry said, and von Göttsegen had warned him. Towry just couldn’t resist making friends with the dog.

Barber Erik von Gottsegen, left and Joe Moor give new arrival Bernies some love at the shop.

“I’m the kid who always brought the stray dog home,” Towry said.

He knows the way to a dog’s heart is through its stomach, so he started making sure he showed up with treats.

Buster is one of those small-town things, and “it’s probably the reason I kept going there, honestly,” Towry said. “I always looked forward to seeing if Buster would remember me and see if I could get my hand away quickly enough when I got my treat out.”

He added that he enjoys visiting with von Göttsegen too: “Erik’s always a great conversationalist. We talk about flying and what’s going on in town.”

Stepping into some big shoes for Buster at the shop is Bernie, a 10-year-old basset hound from Grants Pass.

“He’s great with kids,” von Göttsegen said.

“Bernie’s very friendly,” Moore said. “He’s not as vocal as Buster, but he loves everybody.”

end of article…

Well, well, well, a life well lived by Buster.  I wish Erik and Bernie lots and lots of haircuts and joy to all…

More loving basset hounds in the news later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB showing Buster around)

PS – My grandpa on my Mom’s side was a barber.  I think Buster just found his new shop!

So much going on in bassethoundtown!!!

April 2nd, 2019 - 6:06 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and so much going on lovers…Hope all of the residents are enjoying the first days of April.  I got through yesterday with no one playing a joke on me.  I was focused on bassethoundtown and our 22 year “gotcha” day.  Yes, It was 22 years yesterday that I closed on our beloved town.  I am overwhelmingly grateful!!!  As I was looking for some pictures of bassethoundtown to post I ran across this from 7 years ago.  OMDOG!!!  What a treasure…

Howl times change and howl they stay the same.

Let the journey continue…

More loving bassethoundtown later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB and in my heart…)