I heart you…

December 28th, 2020 - 7:07 am KY Time

Howllow fellow basset hound and heart lovers…2020 Christmas is in the books and now we anxiously look forward to 2021.  For the love of Dog help us all…Never in my wildest apocalyptic fever dreams could I have ever imagined I would have see a year like this.

I chose to look forward…

And by forward I mean hurry up!;)
More I heart you later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB looking thru heart shaped rainbow clouds)

Merry Christmas to all of the residents of #bassethoundtown!

December 25th, 2020 - 12:12 pm KY Time

Howllow all of our residents and fellow basset hound lovers.  Here we are, Christmas Day.  Grandma, Daisy Lynn and I decided that we would start Christmas early this year.  We started with Christmas in July buying gifts and planning our mailings.  This was all in an effort to get ahead of the game.  Well, it didn’t work.  We were just as rushed down to the last minute as we always were.  Isn’t that interesting?  It was for me at least.

Wanna see my Christmas Card?  I did not mail any out this year (I only had since July to get that all squared away;)…but maybe next year!  hahaha

Ahhhhh…so cute!

I hope that everyone is having a great day if you are celebrating this howl low day.  It is freezing cold in #bassethoundtown with a low today of 13 degrees.

I love all of our residents.

More loving hound toes later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB) with all of my angels….

Belly rubbing station

November 7th, 2020 - 8:08 am KY Time

Howllow Fellow Basset Hound and Belly Rubbing Station Lovers…

I was working so hard and diligent at my desk this week plowing away at the grind.  I heard some snorting from my co-worker and town Mayor and looked over to this…

All I had to do was roll myself over to the belly rubbing station and begin my second job.  This is what I can efficient!  Boy o boy it really does help the stress level that we as a planet are dealing with and let me add…It’s not an efficient way in the least.

Oh well…I better roll back over to my desk.  My 15 minute break is up!


Someone is keeping an eye on me!

More loving efficiency later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB on their backs laying on clouds for much longer than 15 minutes;)

SCAM ALERT!!! Public service announcement. Family of basset hound – Familyofbassethound.com – SCAM ALERT!!!

October 19th, 2020 - 6:06 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and keeping your money and heart safe lovers.  I was contacted today by a sweet gal that lives in my home town.  I wish she would have contacted me before she became a victim but it happens so fast.  I know howl fast you can fall in love with a puppy on the internet.  I saw Daisy Lynn and I was a goner!!!  Thank goodness I did my homework and it was all legit.

I am doing this blog post for anyone who googles this international scammer out of what we believe to be Panama.  They claim they are in Ft. Meyers, FL but that is a lie.

These nuts are huge SCAMMERS – evil vile people who suck. 

Family of basset hound



If you enquire about one of their puppys they will offer you huge discounts. They will even throw in the best puppy food for your new puppy!

Familyofbassethound.com will claim to deliver the puppy using a Fake Delivery company which is actually another scam website they set up in order to steal your money by charging for non existent delivery, vet bills, medical insurance for your puppy as well as multiple other fees.

This blog posting is to help those that might get caught up in the excitement of buying a basset hound puppy.  I hope you google this scammer and find me.

It can happen to anyone…

More keeping our town safe later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB keeping their eyes and ears out to help also!)


Boo!!! Soooo many spooky yard displays and I don’t mean Halloween!!!

October 18th, 2020 - 4:04 pm KY Time

Howllow my fellow basset hound and scratching my head lovers…Drive through any town USA in the month of October and you have the scary yard displays…Yes, I mean the political signs!!!  I have hated those GAWD DANG things since I was a little kid.  Come on people, this is for the kids and Halloween, we don’t need to know that you are anti pro choice or pro choice, we don’t need to know what religion you are, I DON’T GIVE A FLYING TRUCK ABOUT WHO YOU ARE VOTING FOR!!!  OK, I said it.  These signs are scarier than Michael Myers staring out of the window at you.

Signs look like junk election mail sitting in your yard, and by the way – WHO CARES WHO YOU ARE VOTING FOR?  Do they think I am going to peer into their yard, see what wingnut they are voting for and run into my home and vote for that person because of their sign?  What is the purpose of political signs?  I don’t get it and I never did.  Frankly, I think it is embarrassing.  I wonder who their Mom’s are?  Did they not learn it is not polite to talk about politics or religion in nice company?  Oh yeah, I forgot we live with facebook and that load of malarkey.

Hey sign people – let the kids have Halloween and not be crushed by stupid political signs.  Being a kid is hard enough to deal with only to be labeled by signs at such a young age.  Let them have their candy and you sign people just go vote and don’t leave such a sour taste in the neighborhoods mouth.  Go suck on a tootsie roll pop.

This is a public service announcement.  Reminding you of what your parents taught you…(hopefully)

More loving Todd later…Cat, Daisy Lynn (Chaps and Emma ATB where there are no political/religious signs allowed…only rainbows;)

Now go VOTE!!!

Happy SUN Day my fellow residents…

September 29th, 2020 - 8:08 am KY Time

Tuesday, September the 29th, 2020. 

OK, I tried to post this blog on Sunday but the internet was so slow it kept timing out.  I personally think it is the Russians “meddling” again.  BTW, I detest the word meddling.  It’s like saying “The North Koreans are meddling with nuclear weapons.”  Meddling makes it sound like a crouchy mother in law always poking her nose in her kids business or telling the spouse howl to make potato salad;)  That would be meddling, not what the Russians do and anyone else that tries to blows up reality, (or the planet).  What a bunch of jerks.

So, let’s try this again!!!

Howllow fellow basset hound town residents and sunny day lovers. It has been so pretty the last few days but very dry.  I guess we are going through a drought.  We can do that standing on our heads considering what we have been through in 2020.

So, Daisy Lynn slept in this morning while I went out and watered…


It got the best of her and she has to come out and look at what is going on.  I made sure not to get the ladies room wet so her precious paw did not get damp.

We then spent the rest of the day volunteering for KYbassethoundrescue @ bassethoundtown.  There is always so much to keep us busy and always so many needy hounds wanting a couch of their own…with sun in their faces…;)

Now for a Tuesday weather update.  We got rain yesterday so there is hope for some fall colors.  We hope you have a great day and enjoy the fall weather…

More loving the sun in our faces later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB laying on sunny cloud couches…)



Howl low my friends howl low and happy FALL!!!

September 23rd, 2020 - 7:07 pm KY Time

Howllow Fellow Basset Hound and fall lovers.  I miss my fellow residents.  I hope you are having a wonderful entry way into fall.  I cannot believe that yesterday was the first day of my favorite season.  Things are getting a bit back to some sort of new normal.  Grandma and I went to one of our favorite spots to shop.  It is a wholesale place that has really good prices.  They have big cardboard boxes filled with pillows and sheets and more all around the place.

Well…I saw an items that looked like I had to have it.  I was reaching in the giant box…I just needed to reach a tiny bit further and you guessed it!  I fell in!!!  I cannot believe that Grandma did not take my picture.  We were laughing so hard that it hurt.  She was trying to pull me out and it was not working with the extra pandemic pounds I put on.

But…I got the coverlette for my office couch…It was the only one and by GAWD it was going to be mine!!!

5 bucks.  Yes, you heard me right…5 bucks…

Welcome to fall ya all!  If you must fall let it be in a big box of pillows and cheap coverlettes…

More soft falling later…Cat, Grandma, Daisy Lynn (falling asleep), (Chaps and Emma ATB laying on clouds covered in pretty rainbow coverlettes…)

I left my heart in San Francisco…

September 10th, 2020 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllow Fellow Basset Hound and hearts in San Francisco Lovers…

I am one of those.  I fell in love with San Francisco when I had just turned 13.  It was 1969.  I could write an entire lifetime on that trip of a lifetime.

I took this picture from the middle seat (a Coleman cooler) in our 1968 VW Camper, fondly referred to as

“The Cramper”.

I only have this picture to share right now because I am the keeper of the thousands of family slides.  I am in the process of scanning them into my archives.

The bridge captured my heart from the get go.

This year, 2020 Grandma and I were all set to travel back to my bridge.  It would have been Grandma’s 90th birthday trip and another leg of the Lily Book Tour.

I posted this picture on my Lily Book Tour Facebook Page back on 12-4-19.  Wow, the glory of this picture is stunning.  The Gold, the Blue, the Moon the bay, the beauty.  I could not wait to capture my own next version of this Queen Bridge. I love that she is orange/gold.  Just like the Lily in the Lily book (orange).  Just like the heart of our very own Lily (gold).

“With graceful lines, Art Deco detailing and its emblematic color, the Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most famous and beautiful bridges in the world. With towers extending 746 feet into the sky and a span of 4,200 feet, the bridge is an engineering marvel that stretches across the mouth of San Francisco Bay in California. Opened to the public in 1937, it is best photographed from the surrounding Golden Gate National Recreation Area. 

With so many views to choose from, you can find your own unique way to capture the bridge’s beauty. Photo by Daniel Gallo, National Park Service.”

But capturing this Queen of Dreams was not to be, at least not this year.  2020 brought so much needless pain and suffering.

This picture was captured on 3-23-20 at the height of California’s Shelter in Place order.  It makes my bottom lip quiver and brings a tear to the eye…

“This kid needs help”…

Could it get any worse?

Yes, yes it can…

#bassethoundtown weeps for you our city by the bay and all of the regions that are now on fire.  It really hurts to see beauty burn.

“My love waits there in San Francisco
Above the blue and windy sea
When I come home to you, San Francisco
Your golden sun will shine for me”

More loving Golden Gates later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma, At The Golden Gate Bridge waiting…)

Zinnia garden – So much joy for just 5 packs of seeds…

August 15th, 2020 - 7:07 pm KY Time

Howllow fellow basset hound and Zinnia lovers.  I had no clue howl much I love Zinnias until I was visiting a friend’s home last summer.  Back when life was carefree and nice folks visited for a spell and talked about flowers…Ahhhhh – the lazy carefree days of summer.  So, I made a mental note to follow her careful instructions.  She said, “I had a few packs of seeds and my husband just opened them up and dumped them out in the front yard.”  OK, that sounds like my kind of gardening!!!

Grandma and I made a *beeline to Lowes.  It was near the end of the summer so we were not going to plant them then but I wanted to make sure I did not forget about their glory so I bought 5 packs of the giant Zinnia seeds and tucked them away for 2020.

*The phrase derives from the behaviour of bees. When a forager bee finds a source of nectar it returns to the hive and communicates its location to the other bees, using a display called the Waggle Dance. The other bees are then able to fly directly to the source of the nectar, that is, ‘make a beeline’ for it.

I know I just posted this picture not too long ago.  Now I want to show you the Zinnias.  They are the grouping near the sidewalk with the semi circle of rocks around it.  That is 5 packs of Zinnias with some other old plant in the center.  I just kept it there.  It took about 4 weeks to get this much green.

In KY and maybe lots of places you never plant flowers or really anything til after Mother’s Day.  Grandma and I follow that rule pretty carefully.  Soooooo….

It’s Mother’s Day and true to form it is still chilly!

I missed my Mother’s day blog so – Happy Mother’s day to all of the residents of #bassethoundtown.  We had a lot of fun.  We have taken to calling the pandemic “the damn panic”.

So, back to the Zinnias – here we are at about week 6ish…

5 packs of joy…

Lookie we have a humming bird!  This one comes every day!!!

That was fun!  I never thought I would get to take a great picture of a hummingbird!

Now the Zinnias are getting even bigger…and more and more visitors.

Even the rare Grandma is sighted.  hahaha

This is in July – Gov Andy said we could go and visit Julian!  He is up at OSU getting ready to start Medical School.  OMGAWD!!!

This was taken a few days ago!  They are GIANT!!!

This was this morning!

You would not believe the wild life around them.  So far the insects have left them alone and for the love of DOG and all thing sacred the deer leave them alone!!!  Zinnias for life!!!

Daisy Lynn doing the Waggle Dance…

Here we have the Mayor watching her Mom cut some for the Grandma.

Whatcha think?

Who knew that 5 packs of seeds could bring so much joy to so many?  Crazy to think about it.  We love watching them grow and we have so many nice visitors.  Bees, hummingbirds, butterflies, and lizards.  Our own little ecosystem.

More loving seeds later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB doing the rainbow waggle dance;)



Howllow Fellow #bassethoundtown residents!!! It’s me, the Mayor’s Mommy!!!

August 9th, 2020 - 1:01 pm KY Time

Howllow Fellow Basset Hound and wondering if we are all OK in #bassethoundtown.  Yes, yes we are.  Whew – ya never know now a days with the Covid 19 and the horrible way this has all been handled.  What a debacle.  What kills me is that close people I have trusted and respected for decades have fallen down a rabbit hole.  Makes me very sad and almost weepy.  But forge on we do.  Forging a new direction with new ideas and in some cases much enlightenment and less people.  One last thing on this mini rant – I wish the critical Father in the ICU with Covid19 some of that enlightenment.  His kid traveled to Florida with a large party group and contacted the virus.  He brought it home and gave it to both of his parents who blessed his travels.  Wonder if that kid thinks it was worth it?  Enlightenment vs entitlement???  That is the question.  Who has the answer?

Forging on…My blogging system was acting up, so if you were wondering that is why I have been away for a little bit.  I am back now with tons of notes all typed up but they are mostly old news now.

What is not old news is our very own Daisy Lynn turned 8 and as promised I have some really fun stuff to share with the residents about her.  What a blessing she is.


Maybe a little bit – Teeehehehehe…

More loving being back in full force forging forward forever…Cat, Daisy Lynn (Chaps and Emma ATB sending rainbow healing energy to all who want it!)

PS – Reported by Axios today…Sunday August the 9th…

As the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. surpassed five million today, former FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb warned that the death toll will “definitely” be between 200,000 and 300,000 by the end of the year.

The big picture: The U.S. has the highest coronavirus death toll in the world with over 160,000 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University. Brazil has the second-most deaths with just over 100,000.



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