What a difference a hallway makes??????

January 10th, 2011 - 9:09 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Hallway Lovers! I was struck by these 2 strikingly different hallway pictures.

First we have the basset hound town hallway. Here you see toy washing day. Chaps is frantically trying to find his favorite toy. Not to worry he had it back in his paws within 45 minutes.


But that is not the jest of this post.

What a difference a hallway makes! Check out the House of Puddles hallway! WOW!


Keep in mind, these are not all of the HoPpers! I think it is feeding time so all of the elders are hungry! I am thinking about 4 or 5 hounds are not in the picture!

More comparing hallways later….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Fireside vlog from bassethoundtown.com!

December 28th, 2010 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and fireside Vlog lovers! Wow! I have not done a Vlog in about 3 years. I thought it might be fun to do one tonight! So here goes!

Here is the picture of Abby and Elmo, their Mommy did the school project on my blog! Is that not really cool?


There are so many more cool cards that I will showcase! I loved everyone of them. The residents of bassethoundtown are the best!

Voodoo’s first Mommy sent House of Puddles 50 dollars. I really thank her for that. Cory is the new Mommy and just loves Voodoo!

We are really lucky here in our town. Very lucky! The hounds are more lucky!

More vlogging later….YES! Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

The Christmas Card dollar bill haul is in!

December 25th, 2010 - 10:10 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Christmas Cards with dollars in them lovers!

Well, the House of Puddles is certainly one of those! Remember, Bassethoundtown is going to match all dollars up to 200.00. The HoPpers say,


The cards poured in and I had fun opening them and putting them on display for all to enjoy!


The kids were at the ready to help me tally up the haul!


I whipped out the office supplies and went old school with the pen and paper!




Dollars received = 107.00
Matching amount = 107.00
BHT year end additional donation = 100.00
Round up to my lucky number and the Grand Total that will be sent to HOP in the name of the residents of BHT = 333.00




More loving lucky numbers later….Cat, Chaps and Emma

The howlowday cards are pouring in;)

December 20th, 2010 - 2:02 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Howlowday Card Lovers…..Well, we are certainly one of those in basset hound town! Look at the pile I am accumulating!


The Mayor even came into his satellite office to check it out!


This is pretty interesting. Remember howl I said I wanted to get about 2.5 million cards. I was kind of joking but ya never know, Right? Anyway, I was watching Sunday Morning, (the show) this past Sunday Morning and they did a small segment on a girl that was in the hospital with some disease (I was only half listening) until they said that she was requesting Christmas Cards to see if she could get into Ripley’s Believe it or not for the most Christmas Cards ever received. She received over a million cards from all over the world. Her request went viral.

Could you imagine if that happening in Basset Hound Town? Howl funny.

Well, I sure am going to enjoy opening the cards that are still coming in. I will be reporting back in the next few days with the total and my matching amount that will be sent to House of Puddles.



More Ripleys Believe it or Not later….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Do you believe in JINX?

December 15th, 2010 - 9:09 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and not loving JINX lovers?????

I have been wondering if I should do a blog about this for a long time. I was worried that I would JINX basset hound town.

So, I decided, in honor of the good vibes of basset hound town, I would talk about the following….


I am thrilled beyond belief! I am jumping over the blue moon of Kentucky! Can you believe it?

Hey, I am not going to question it. I just wanted to see what the residents thought? I know there are many homeless bassets across the other states but not in our immediate area.

What a nice thing this holiday season. I no longer believe in JINX! I refuse!


Neither does VooDoo, our last homeless hound that is now living very large in Ohio!

More loving not hearing from pounds later…Cat, Chaps and Emma

The Christmas/Holiday cards are rolling in!

December 15th, 2010 - 7:07 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Christmas/Holiday card lovers. A few days ago I asked for Basset Hound Town to be placed on your card list. I also asked for you to place one green stamp, aka a George in the card. I will match George another George up to 200 bucks and send the total to our very dear House of Puddles! YES!

Guess what? So far I have received about 15 cards or so! That is so totally cool! I have not opened them yet because I want to wait a few days or so!

Well, you know what that means…..You still have time to put George in the mail to us at Basset Hound Town!

Basset Hound Town
P.O. Box 347
Ft. Thomas, KY 41075

I was looking through some of my old cards and I ran across this one. I knew the reason I kept it.

It is one of my future homes. hehehe


Howl cool would it be to live in a light house and sing, “walking with some hound dogs down the lane….” (Is that Parson Brown?)

Anyway, back to reality. Keep George coming.

More light house dreams later….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Are you making out your howllowday cards yet?

December 8th, 2010 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllo fellow Basset Hound and Howllowday card lovers…..

Are you sending out Howllowday cards this year? If so, can you add bassethoundtown on your list? We love cards but we love one dollar in cards even more;)

If you send me a card with one dollar in it, I will match that dollar amount up to 200 dollars and send the total to House of Puddles! Why 200 bucks? That is about the cost of my howlowday cards so I am donating that to HOP!

I sure hope I get about 2.5 million cards! Would that be totally cool? Bassethoundtown goes viral! Can you help us? hehehe

P.O. BOX 347
FT. THOMAS, KY 41075

Just one dollar! You can find that under the car seat!

santa hat kids

This is a card I did a few years ago. Don’t forget to click on the image for a real detailed treat! Feel free to use it if you want. You can photoshop bassethoundtown.com out of it. I placed the image 6 up on high gloss stock and just popped it in a small cheap envelop. Or you can print one sheet and then make copies. I am all about low cost cute!

More hoping we go viral later….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

The Vanishing Visitor at the HOP!

October 11th, 2010 - 7:07 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and enjoying a good Tube lovers…..

Marilyn writes,

“A little neighbor dog likes to visit HoPville now and then. He stays just long enough to stir up trouble, then vanishes into the woods again.

This is a little dog that lives on the next property that comes to visit. He always races up and down the fence and wants to get the Hoppers all excited, then goes to poop in the front yard and disappears into the woods again. This is on his way home.”
Look at all the elders. What a wonderful group of hounds.
More loving and respecting the HopPers later….Cat, Chaps and Emma

Meet the newest HoPper! MAX

September 19th, 2010 - 6:06 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and new HoPper lovers! YES!

This just in from our Marilyn, Mommy to all of the HopPers!

“This is Max. He’s 12 1/2 years old. His owner died so the wife dumped him off at a shelter in WV. He came with a copy of the notes in his vet file since 1998, so they’d had him since he was a puppy. Seems to have had regular vet care and dentals every year. Hasn’t had any shots or tests since 4/2009, though. He’s a very sweet boy but seems pretty anxious and confused. He cries when he can’t be right with me. I let him sleep in bed with me last night and he peed in bed, even though he’d been out to pee right before. Oh well, it was time to change the sheets, anyway. He’s got some lumps and a history of bad arthritis. He’s very sweet and gives gentle kisses.”



What a special and lucky boy. I just don’t get it and I don’t want to.

More knowing that Max is now in the best place ever to grieve the lost of his loved one. Thank you Marilyn…

Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Meet the newest HoPper – Chloe!

August 16th, 2010 - 7:07 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and newest HoPper lovers! Chloe is a very tiny, skinny girl but the sweetest little bug, ever! I posted her story as a note on House of Puddle’s Facebook page, which I believe you should be able to access even if you don’t have a Facebook account




Look at how skinny she is.
You can see how petite she is next to Buttermilk, even though she’s lying down.
This poor girl lived outside on a chain. Her left hind leg was broken some time in the past and never fixed so she can’t walk on it. But she does use it a little for support when she goes to potty and to help her up the step to the porch. She can get in and out the doggie door OK, with a little struggle at times. But she doesn’t let that bad leg slow her down much. She follows me around the house and in the yard, even tries to run with the other hounds.
She came with a $1,400 vet bill that BROOD paid for Chloe’s spay, hernia repair, leg x-ray, HW test, dental and medications. I just made a personal donation to BROOD to help pay for it, via Jodye & Peter Roebuck’s Firstgiving page (Peter transported Chloe to HOP). If you can, please make a small donation to BROOD to help pay this huge vet bill.


Marilyn, Alvin, Lollipup, Ricky, Boomerang Jeeps, Hermey, April, Polly, Bowser, Daisy, Buttermilk, Jiminy, Cricket, Bessie, Andy, Jake, Dora, Lottie, Bogie, Ringo….
House of Puddles,
Frederick, MD
End of post from Marilyn, Chloe’s new Mommy!
Wow, what a story…..I am just so happy for Chloe. I just cannot imagine what is going through her pretty head.
More loving the House of Puddles Later….Cat, Chaps and Emma
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