April 22nd, 2020 – Day 37, stay at home thru day 39, 2020 (the end of the 30s) – stay at home notes – I bet the anticipation is killing you! Probably should not use the words “killing you”…

May 24th, 2020 - 9:09 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and the end of the 30s lock down notes lovers…This is going to be sooooooo much fun!!!

Wednesday April 22 – Day 37

Started off the day making cheese sauce, jalapeno and cheese bagels, and received my monthly cheese shipment.

I then went to read the news and saw this VOX headline…

“French told to eat more cheese as pandemic causes sales to plunge 60%” – Vox

This Headline is frightening.

Can Headlines get any worse?
Thursday April 23 – Day 38
Yes, yes they can…
“Instead of the coronavirus, the hunger will kill us”.  A Global Food Crises Looms…
New York Times
“Fever reading drones to patrol beaches”.  Daytona Herald


I used the cheese sauce I made yesterday for my Pandemic Hot Browns!!!  Don’t worry France – We are doing our part in #bassethoundtown…Also, so far the hunger is not killing us in #bassethoundtown.

Ahhhhhhh….This is so cute!  I was searching for something on google basset hound related and ran across this picture on Tumbler.  LQQK – its our late Mayor…Chaps Wayne Rudert!!!  People use our images all the time all over the World Wide Web.

Himz don’t care about no fever drones…

Friday April 24, Day 39

When your Mom says you stink, you really stink!  We loaded up Daisy Lynn today for her routine monthly Pampering beauty appointment at her Vet.  They came out and got her.  I hated seeing her led away from us but it was only for about 15 minutes. Bless her heart.  Poor thing hates baths so much that I have to have a medical professional do it.  Pretty sure they did not need any PPE 😉

This picture is from a previous bath day cause I was too nervous to take one as I was loading her back up, my mask was slipping and my debt card was going to be touched by a most likely infected hand –  it’s all just so crazy.  Anyway – herz was mad at her Mom and Grandma…

I drenched my debt card in hand sanitizer and off we went…

We all decided that we needed a pick me up!!!  Off to Pompillios Italian Restaurant we go for MEATABALLAS (extra cheese please)!!!

On a side note and totally irrelevant but here goes…I can NEVER spell the word restaurant.  I have looked it up a million times and tried to learn it but my mind won’t let me.  What is it with that word?  So, I began to wonder what it even means…Do you know?

France, aka eat more cheese…
The word ‘Restaurant‘ derives from the French verb restaurer, meaning to restore. It was first used in France in the 16th century, to describe the thick and cheap soups sold by street vendors that were advertised to restore your health.
That is really cool.  Live and learn.  Wonder if they made these restorative soups from Cheese?  But for now MEATABALLAS!!!
OK, This restorative establishment has a claim to fame.  The toothpick scene from Rain Man was filmed here.  Yes, that is true!
In fact lots of scenes from Rain Man were filmed in and around this area of Northern KY.
So next the key to getting our MEATABALLAS  is dodging the PIT BULLAS – Geezus, if the carona don’t get ya the pit bulls might in this neighborhood.  Also, why are these pit bulls never fixed?  You see these giant block head fighting dogs from behind and it makes you want to puke and almost lose your appetite…almost.  Someone needs to grab the owner by the neck and do a Tom Cruise (serious injury) on them.  Rain Man is about a zillion times smarter than the skinny little men (I am being nice) with these bleepin’ pits.  They are all walking the streets because the tattoo parlors are shut down.
What a day – Pamper the pooch, Pit Bull Panic, Pancakes, Pompillios and 246 tooth Picks on the floor, oh and the Pandemic.

Iconic scene filmed at the St. Annes convent right down the road…
OK, more loving you dear residents and to be continued later…Cat, Grandma, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB laying on Pecorino Romano Cheese clouds…doing their part for France)…
PS – Who moved my cheese?

Governor Andy Beshear is slowly turning us loose…Day 60 stay at home order…

May 15th, 2020 - 7:07 am KY Time

Howllow Fellow Basset Hound and Day 60 in quarantine lovers.  Yes, I have jumped and skipped over to today, Friday May the 15th.  Day 60.  I am going to back track to a few pandemic highlights/lowlights in some upcoming blog posts but for now I must venture (if only in my mind) to being let loose.

I for one would feel much more comfortable if I could order this from Amazon.

The bubble would have to be more of an oblong shape for Daisy Lynn.

“They see me rollin’. They Hatin.”

More loving and rapping (“halla to yourself”) later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB in rainbow bubbles floatin’)…


Day 36 – Stay at home order #bassethoundtown

May 11th, 2020 - 10:10 pm KY Time

Howllow Fellow Basset Hound and fellow stay at home lovers.  This is going to be a short post!  hahaha

Today is Day 36 and the date is April 21st, 2020.  Our Lilac bushes in the back are in full bloom and absolutely stunning.  Daisy Lynn and I went out to take a look and clip off some blooms for Grandma.  Of course, as per usual, it was hard to get a shot of Daisy without her moving.  There is just something about the camera that she does not like.  So, this is the only picture I could get.

Daisy Lynn looks good even blurry.

Then I got a text from my BFF and she said she was walking near #bassethoundtown so I told her swing buy for a socially distancing visit. We visit over the ladies room fence.  What a hoot!  It was so much fun.  Daisy Lynn and I both loved seeing her again.  We love our BFF and cannot wait to get her into #bassethoundtown for a pizza party.

More loving looking forward…Cat, Grandma, Daisy Lynn (Chaps and Emma ATB eating rainbow pizza)

Day 34 and 35 – Wrapping up the 30s.

May 7th, 2020 - 7:07 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and wrapping up the 30s lovers…Well, we are actually on day 52 here in #bassethoundtown so as per usual I am behind.  Can’t for the life of me figure out why I am behind when I am ordered to stay home.  You would think I would have odoodles of time but I feel strangely very busy??? I have been keeping notes so let me see…

Sunday April 19 – Day 34

For some reason the only thing I have noted on this day is this picture.

I had been on Amazon looking for pink twinkle lights for my flower box in the lady’s room.  (Remember howl busy I am) lol…So, they came and as I was playing with them I loved the way they looked on this dresser.

Here they are close up.  I just love them.

Plus, I miss my big weeping cherry tree in the front yard.  Gawd that treasure was beautiful…

Here I am with our own treasure – darling Shimlette – with the perfect pink patty.  Miss that Emma girl so much…

Monday April 20 – Day 35

Ventured out to the Post Office to mail the silver trinket box.  Huge deal.  It is so funny to venture out.  Feels weird.  It was a shockingly bright beautiful day and as is every where else the pollution is way down and boy o boy can you tell.  It almost looks fake.  Like someone tweeked the picture too much in photoshop.  The “that can’t be real look”.

Speaking of which…
Me donning my mask as I wait 6′ apart from the one in front of me.  Of course Grandma waits in the car away from the carriers and I don’t mean mail carriers. For the most part people in Ft. Thomas, KY – as far as I can tell are not taking this seriously.  Everyone is out today and it looks just like any other day (minus the photoshop feel).  I am beginning to understand that second wave thing.
So, I am next in line and the postal worker is not wearing a mask.  I ask her about it.  My Gawd, she is almost like a friend – I see her about every other day normally with the rescue and ebay stuff and she jumps down my throat…“I don’t have to wear a mask, this is America, I am free to do what I want, you do what you want…” OK – no photoshop feel here…Now I can’t wait to get back to my cherry blossom lock down.
Yippeeeeeee – I see a tiny package at the door of #bassethoundtown.
The cherry lights came to me, to their rightful home, away from the non mask wearing government employees.  Did she not hear that the Post Office is in major trouble?  “This is America, I am free”…Yes, you are…pretty soon you will be free to look for another job and they might make you wear a mask.  Chilllllll
OK, good thing I ordered another string.  LQQKEEEEEEE…
I did take some of the shadows out using photoshop hahaha
I love my cherry blossom lock down.
I wish I would have gotten a close up picture.  Let me add that to my list of things to do.  Sooooo Busy!
More loving cherry blossoms and memories of pink patties later…Cat, Grandma, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB chillin’ on cherry clouds…)
PS – more wrapping up the 30s later…

Sunday April 19th – Stay at Home Day 34 – #bassethoundtown – Treasures…

May 2nd, 2020 - 11:11 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Treasure Lovers – today Grandma, Daisy Lynn and I Zoomed with our treasure, Julian (nephew and grandson).  We had a great time and heard all about his world.  Of course graduation from Ohio State University was cancelled. They had booked Tim Cook from Apple to be the speaker.  He is still going to speak but it will be virtual. I betcha he had to change his speech.  It should be really interesting. I am going to predict that the theme is going to be adaptation.  Let’s see if I am right.

It is this Sunday May the 3rd at noon if you want to watch it.  Here is the link. Hope it works.


Grandma and I sold the silver trinket box on ebay.  100% will go to Kybassethoundrescue.  It is soooooo cute. I think I had it for about 30 years.  For the past 20 or more it has sat in my storage unit waiting to go on to it’s next life.  So today it did.  This vintage delight went all the way to the great state of PA.  Wonder what treasures it will hold for the new owner?  One thing is for sure it has good mojo coming from #bassethoundtown.

I cannot remember the back story on this rare item but every item Grandma and I sell makes me happy and somewhat…what’s the word/feeling???  “Should I have kept it?”  NOOOOOOOO – let it move on and make someone else happy and get gas money for the next basset hound transport.  OK, I’m better now!  hahaha

Well speaking of better, I better get ready for my Zoom session…

Clearly I have a lot to do with this pandemic hair don’t.

More loving treasures later…Not my hair but the hounds behind me.  I think there will be a pot of treasures at the end of the rainbow…Cat, Grandma, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB with all of my other treasures…)