Emma submits her entry for the official archive, for basset hound ear length!

June 17th, 2009 - 4:04 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Official Archive Lovers: Chaps has taken it upon himself to establish the OFFICIAL ARCHIVE FOR BASSET HOUND EAR LENGTH. This archival vault will be housed in Bassethoundtown for all of his residents to view, admire and aspire to!

Today, the first lady of basset hound town, Emma, submitted her archival record.


Here is another shot so you can see how I hold the tape measure up to the head.


Our very own Emma measured in at 9.5”! Pretty impressive indeed. Make sure when you measure, you do not tug or pull on the ear to make it longer. Just make sure there is no slack. This way we can keep the records accurate and people thousands of years in the future will enjoy our attention to detail!

All of this archival material will be listed in a sub-blog categorgy called:


It is not up and running yet. My website guy has to install it, but here is what the header will look like!


Those of you who have sent in photographic evidence will be listed in this sub-blog shortly.

Some of you have sent in ear lengths but I cannot post them without the photographic evidence. It is a 2 person job at minimum. If you are single, have someone take a picture of you and your hound while you are on a walk or, better yet do it at the vet! The techs will be happy to help you.

Come on – you want people thousands of years from now to see your hound’s ear measurements in the official archives! hehehehehe

More long ears later….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Like Father, Like Son!!! YES!

June 9th, 2009 - 5:05 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Father Like Son Lovers! OMG! The apple does not fall far from the tree! I love that statement. I wonder who came up with it? I guess I could ask google. Google knows it all. Well, no truer words were ever spoken in the case of measuring Chaps son’s ears! Here is Colby Chaps!

It all started off innocently enough.

“You want to do what? You woke me up to measure my ears?”




“OK, let’s get on with it. How long are Daddy’s ears? Hey look!”


“Mine are the exact same length! That is totally pawsome! I like this measuring thing! Let’s see how long I am in general!”


“Yes! I love showing off my belly!”

As a side note, I cannot believe how much our Colby Chaps looks like our Chaps. It is just phenomenal.

“OK – how about my snooter? Measure that Jourdan! Jourdan is my girl.”


“Ahhhhhhhhh, You know what they say, big snooters – big kisses! Slurp!”

More loving the family tree later……Cat, Chaps and Emma

Speaking of our friend Peter…….

June 6th, 2009 - 6:06 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Long ears lovers! In the previous blog posting you will learn who Peter is and see his sweet frame donations. This blog posting is about measuring basset hound ears. Peter read the posting where I measured the Mayor’s ears and he decided to see how his basset hound named Monty measured up with ear length! Keep in mind that Monty is a pup, and will have a final measurement in months to come.

Currently he weighs in at 7 and 1/2” long. I had to laugh when I saw this picture!


Peter is getting ready to measure Monty and Tigger, Monty’s sister is not having anything to do with it. The look on her face says it all! Keep that thing away from me! Just too funny.

Monty is not too thrilled with it either!



Did someone say treat? Maybe, just maybe, I might tolerate a brief measurement!


I was laughing so hard I cried. Oh the indignity of it all!

Come on residents, if Monty can suffer through it so can you! I think we need to knock Mr. Jeffries out of the box!

How long is 29.2cm anyway?

I think basset hound town could beat him, no matter how long his are. At least I want to try to find the hound with the longest ears. I wonder how they did the measurement?

More searching later………Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

P.S. I have a feeling that Hermey at House of Puddles will be a serious contender!



This is just a test, to measure basset hound ears!

June 3rd, 2009 - 6:06 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and testing the length of your hound’s ear lovers! OK, this is just a test! I wanted to do just one ear to see how it went! How long are the Mayor’s ears? So, I had my friend Lisa take a picture of me just holding one of the Mayor’s ears out like this. It was in a somewhat relaxed position.


Then, I wanted to measure his ear. He has such delightful, heavy, long, beautiful, luscious, soft, and long ears. So I wanted to measure one of them.

I took a soft tape measure and placed the tip to his skull where the ear connects. I then pulled the tape out tight, but not the ear. I just left it in perfect position.


It measured 10”, almost perfectly! That is pretty impressive! What do you think?

As you can see from this picture that I cropped the tape measure is up side down!


It is the same exact picture as taken above, only cropped.

If you want, you can take your own pictures and I will start an entire sub blog for this. I think we should all follow the same format. Just lightly pull your hound’s ear like I am doing in the picture. Place the end of the tape measure to the skull right were the ear attaches. (cloths ones work better) and measure to the tip! If nothing else, it is fun and makes a great picture!

More having fun later with 10″ ears! Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

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