Daisy Lynn took us on a picnic this weekend – Lake Isabella Park – Hamilton County OH

August 2nd, 2017 - 11:11 am KY Time

Howllow Fellow Basset Hound and Lake Isabella Lovers…I had to share this stunning picture of our very own Mayor Daisy Lynn Rudert on her picnic blanket at

Lake Isabella Park in Hamilton County OH. 


It was just the perfect setting for this glorious picture.  The sunlight mottled and the weather even had a crispness in the air coming off the lake.

It is only about 25 minutes from bassethoundtown main location and very near to where nephew Romeo lives…

Good thing we had finished our lunch when 2 pit bulls showed up with teenagers that could not handle them.  We packed up and left.  Better safe than sorry.  I don’t trust that type of dog or the owners who clearly cannot control them.


We still had a perfect day…

More loving the lake later…Cat, Grandma, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB very safe…)

Spring time in bassethoundtown!

April 12th, 2017 - 9:09 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Spring Time Lovers…The weather has been so nice this week so we decided to sniff on over to one of our favorite spring time parks…Ault Park.  If you live near by you should make a point of heading over to this wonderment.  The strolling is top notch.  The home surrounding the park are just beautiful – what a joy…


Daisy Lynn just loves the fresh spring grasses and we did a lot of sniffing around…


Ault Park, in our opinion and research, has the best cherry blossom display in the area.  We did not catch it at it’s peek but it is a gamble unless you follow their facebook page, which I do, but I missed it.  Regardless – some were still in bloom and it was, GLORIOUS…


Daisy Lynn was so good.  She is just a joy hound and we love her.  She is the boss in our family and we know it!!!


More loving the spring time and the boss later…Cat, Daisy Lynn (Chaps and Emma ATB under rainbow cherry trees…)

Bassethoundtown Walking Club fall event coming up Sunday, 10-30-16!

October 22nd, 2016 - 2:02 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Bassethoundtown Walking Club Lovers!  Our next walk will be on Sunday October the 30th from 1 til 3.  We will be honoring the life of one of our favorite members…Nosey Anne Luestella Pearl Newbold…


Nosey was recently diagnosed with lymphoma and that is never something you want to hear about a loved one.

Hopefully, Nosey will be able to attend so she can see howl many people and hounds love her.

Nosey with her Mom, Marsie and Mayor Daisy Lynn Rudert…


Nosey is an icon in the basset community and has done so much good work for rescue and helping many in need of a pet, smile and love…


More loving Nosey later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB really sorry in hearing the news…)

Cincinnati River Walk at Smale Park – 4 paws up!

July 31st, 2016 - 12:12 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and River Walk Lovers…Just about 5 minutes from bassethoundtown’s main location is this wonderful way to spend a day or a weekend.  We are so lucky to have this so close.

Cincinnati River Walk at Smale Park Walking Tour Map…

We started out right here, across from a 5 dollar parking lot.  You can see that wide, flat walking path right behind me.  It goes on for miles.


We love to walk but yesterday was too hot to go too far and we are never ones to push ourselves or be in a hurry!  LOL – I tell most folks who ask about basset hounds that they are great family dogs.  They are loving, kind, and safe.  I also say, “if you get a basset hound you can’t be in a hurry.  You have to take life with a slow paced stride and believe you me you will be better for it.”

So we found a cool place to stop and rest with all the other kids!  This cool mist come right up from vents in this little, quaint setting.


Daisy Lynn seemed to love it.  The kids (and kids at heart) sure loved her.  I would consider our Mayor one of the main attractions yesterday.  I could not even count the smiles we gathered up…


What a wonderful way to take a Saturday stroll.  We adore strolling.

And we adore swinging…


After our misting session we strolled down to the huge porch swings.  Yes, this is the front porch of Cincinnati.  Take a river boat or ride a bike and come swing.


There are about 40 or more swings.  The positive energy in this area is palpable.


Another good reason to have a basset hound is they fit under the swings!  hehehehe


A grand time was had by all on our front porch…


More loving strolling and swinging later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB misting in the rainbow cooling station…)


2016 first Picnic of the Picnicking Season;)

June 4th, 2016 - 11:11 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Picnicking Lovers…OMDog – we love to picnic in bassethoundtown.  We decided to venture about an hour away to one of our favorite spots called Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park.  I have done several blogs on this place before.  Here is one that really details the park’s history.  PYRAMID HILL...

What a lovely park but it does cost 8 bucks per person to get in.  We were the only ones there.  It was like we had our very own private art museum.

You can see one of the sculptures in the background.


I took this pic over by the sculpture to show what I think is the most beautiful art tree I have ever seen. It was Picnic Perfect!!!


Daisy Lynn wondered what those big things were??? Very interesting art for sure!



Grandma and Daisy Lynn enjoy the shade on Daisy Lynn’s picnic blanket.


As you can see our late Mayor Chaps Wayne Rudert is with us, at the table and ready for his treats!  hehehe

Oh, and that is our picnic bag with Daisy Lynn embroidered on it!  Howl cool is that???


This is Harry and I.  He had the vision and the passion.  Now he is gone.  We sat with him for a while and soaked up his dream…


He lived underground, the roof is that glass pyramid…

I did not see this sculpture the last time, maybe it is new but I love it.  Very intricate structure woven with branches, rope and various other earthen things.  Very cool!


What a treasure tucked an hour away.  It was very peaceful and serene to be all alone in this magnificent sanctuary for our first picnic of the picnicking season…

More loving vision, passion and dreams coming true later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB wandering around rainbow sculptures…)


Spring Grove Cemetery – 4521 Spring Grove Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45232

October 31st, 2015 - 2:02 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and walking lovers…The Spring Grove Cemetery is one of those places that you enter and a sense of calm and pure beauty comes right over you.  Just jaw droppingly beautiful.

Here is a link that will come in handy when you visit.

“Welcome to America’s second largest and most beautiful cemetery and arboretum. This guide is meant to direct you to some of the more historic and artistic highlights that we’re sure you will nd fascinating. Generally, this walking route takes approximately an hour to two hours to complete but feel free to spend as much time as you’d like exploring our wonderful history, art, architecture, and landscape.”
Spring Grove consists of 733 acres with over 44 miles of paved roadways, a cascading waterfall and 15 lakes.
This is a little foot bridge that Daisy Lynn and I took.
This mausoleum is on the other side!  Wow – All of this for a tomb!  This article said it would cost in the millions today to build.
The trees were at their fall peak.  We picked the perfect day to enjoy the beauty!
Grandma took a short rest before Daisy Lynn took off again!
This structure is fairly recent – All pink and grey granite…
What a treasure this place is only about 1/2 hour from bassethoundtown’s main location.  We will go back in the spring. They also have trolly tours that focus on different aspects of the Cemetery.  That would be fun!
More loving day trippin’ later…Cat, Daisy Lynn (Chaps and Emma ATB and by our side…)

Covington, KY River Walk is AMAZING!

July 22nd, 2015 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and River Walk Lovers…We have the coolest River Walk about 10 minutes from bassethoundtown headquarters.  It is so quaint and shady.  Today the Reds had a double header!  It was fun because you could hear everyone screaming and cheering!


This walk is nice in the heat of the summer because for the most part it is covered in shade.  We always make sure to test the pavement with the back of our hands to see if it is too hot for paw pads.  We have learned that paver stones seems to get hotter than pavement.


Grandma took this picture as well.  WOW!  This is the definition of Cincinnati, the Queen City!  Just after this pic someone got a home run and the crowd went wild!

More loving home runs in bassethoundtown later…Cat, Daisy Lynn (Chaps and Emma ATB hitting it over the rainbow!)

It was spring parade in Ault Park Cincinnati, OH

April 12th, 2015 - 7:07 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and spring parade lovers…OMD!!!  It was so much fun today over at Ault Park Cincinnati, OH.  I have blogged about Ault Park before but it is so huge and glorious that you just need multiple blogs to even begin to showcase its beauty.  Just 20 minutes from bassethoundtown main headquarters you can have a picnic and watch a parade of people and pets as you bask in the glory of some of the nations finest gardens.

But first a gourmet picnic that I prepared for myself and Grandma…


Rotisserie chicken salad sandwiches made with Jarlsberg red onion spread, caramelized yellow onions, hot pepper sauce, and almonds.

Cold rice and potato salad with peas, hot sauce and mayo.

Desert was to die for …I took a piece of chocolate cake with chocolate frosting and a piece of corn bread with a light layer of butter and forked into a soft consistency.  I then rolled it into balls and covered with almonds…



I failed to get pictures of the other delectable delights but who cares??? LOL

We then went on our own parade around the park.  Here is Daisy Lynn and I in front of a delicate and somewhat rare yellow Magnolia…


This park is so cool.  They have these promenades that wrap around large flat grass areas.  You can’t really see what I am talking about but if you look to the right that is the large grass area where people lay on blankets and soak up the spring…


Then Grandma spotted this little flowering bush and had to pose Daisy Lynn…so pretty!


We walked for an hour or more and probably saw about a 100 dogs and I am not kidding.  In our opinion, Daisy Lynn was the prettiest! (Surprise, surprise;)


Then it was time to head back to bassethoundtown…Dreaming of our next promenade and of course chocolate cornbread almond balls!  LOL

More dreaming later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB having their own rainbow picnic!)

Indian Summer – Fall Back Weekend – Frost Tonight – Halloween Tomorrow!

October 30th, 2014 - 11:11 pm KY Time

Howllow Fellow Basset Hound and all of the above lovers…Yes, we have all of the above!  Thankfully we were able to have the first and foremost today!

Indian Summer…

And perhaps our last picnic of the year…


We took a 4 mile walk around Miami White Water Forest Hamilton Ohio Park!


More falling back in the Halloween Frost tomorrow!  Love, Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB loving rainbow Indian Summers…)

Today was a fall phenomena!!!

October 17th, 2014 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and phenomena lovers.  If it is possible to have a peak day for color in bassethoundtown it was most likely today.  So…Grandma, Daisy Lynn and I took off to find fall foliage!

And find it we did.  We all absolutely love going back to our local parks for every season.  It is like they are all putting on different art shows…


These turtles are enjoying the art show as well!  We thought they were Mom and daughter…


We love this park.  It is so hidden and tucked away.

We discovered Alexandria Community Park back in 2009 with Chaps.

It was fitting that we went back today on his birthday.


Daisy Lynn has been doing really well as the Mayor of bassethoundtown.


Then we pushed on to the neighborhood cemetery…

To us, cemeteries are just like parks.  We love exploring them.

This was our pick tree of the day…


I wonder howl old it is?  Evergreen cemetery is cira 1827.  It is magnificent.


This was a perfect place for a glass of wine to wind up our fall phenomena…


More loving pick day of the fall later…Cat, Daisy Lynn (Chaps and Emma ATB celebrating a very special rainbow birthday…)

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