Sunday, 19 August 2012

'Share It Sunday’, Guest Blog Basset Momma!

Nominated by last weeks’ guest Four Legged Views!

Holiday Excitement!

So things were going great through our holidays.  I had some late menopausal nights which usually kept me up anywhere from 3 a.m. to 5 a.m. Since it was so hot the hounds....okay....Fred,  hadn't gotten into any trouble or crud.  They just slept....a lot.  It was great.  Then the one night I was up, Fred and Gloria got up with me and wanted out about 4:30 a.m. to go potty.  Gloria goes on her own but I always have to leash Fred or he won't come back in. duh!
Gloria does her thing and I look over and I think she's eating grass,(remember it's 4:30 a.m. so it's dark)  so I holler at her, she stops, goes to the back door and waits.  Fred does his thing and goes to where Gloria was "eating grass".  I figure she must have peed there and he is going to pee there too.

Now before I go on I have to explain a little "quirk" that Freddie has. Before he comes in the house.......every single time, he has to grab something as he's going to the door and it drives us nuts!  Usually it's a rock, but it could be any old piece of crud and he won't let it go until we get him in the house and bribe him with something.

Okay, back to my story. So Fred walks over, sniffs where Gloria was and all of a sudden snatches something in his mouth.  I figure it's a rock or hunk of mulch so I grab his snout and it goes something like this........

"Oh, Fred!  What have you got now? Give it......aaaaahhhhhhhhhhh!"
I can barely see from the porch light a little leg sticking out of his mouth.  Well, I would like to say I calmly tried get Fred to drop what he had, but I didn't.  I lost it.  I freaked out! I couldn't get him to drop it, so I ran in the house with him holding "the critter" and me screaming at the top of my lungs, "Steve, Steve!  Fred's got something! Fred's got something!  Ahhhhhh!!"

My poor hubby comes running out of the bedroom, looks at Fred where in the kitchen light  we can now see a tail and legs hanging out of his mouth, gets a piece of cheese and bribes him.  He drops it.  It's a dead mouse!  By now I am hysterical screaming, "OH MY GOD! OH MY GOD!" (Now when I look back, it's a little embarrassing)

My husband calmly scoops the mouse into a bag and takes it out to the garbage, goes to the bathroom and goes back to bed.  I take the hounds into bed and they fall fast asleep, but I just lay there staring at the ceiling thinking, "S@#t! Why didn't I get pictures!!"

So for this post you'll have to settle for some pictures I took of the crime scene the next day.

Warning: Some people may find these photos disturbing!

About Basset Momma!

This is me with my late basset hound Barney. He taught me to love all things basset. Below are Fred and Gloria, our newest bassets. Basset Momma is about random thoughts and daily muse in the life of a basset hound Momma and Homeward Bound is simply about food and recipes.

 Continuing to give something back on my ‘Share It Sunday’. We all share and we grow!

From the author Molly The Wally.


  1. Oh we loved that...especially the Crime Scene..LOL.
    Have a great Sunday...we have got a bit of rain now :( xxx000xx

  2. ROFL!!! I doubt the peeps on CSI could come up with a better storyline.

    Emmy award winner for sure!!

    Shelle, Milo, Dixie and Newby,

  3. Look at those two Bassett butts...teehee.......

  4. Love it! Made me chuckle for a bit! Have a great Sunday!

  5. Great blog post. Have a super day...

    hugs, Max, Bugsy and Knuckles

  6. I think this story would make a SUPER MOVIE. A real BlockBuster.

  7. Basset Momma is one of our favorites!! And I agree with Frankie, I would go see this movie.

  8. Cute Basset Butts! We loved the story AND the gory crime scene. Good Job Molly

  9. We love Bassett Mama! That is such a great story. Mommy would have scream'd really loud too. Mice ~ Yuck! We prefer chippies instead.

    Lily Belle

  10. EXCELLENT story and photos...OMDs I had no idea Bassets could do interesting antics with their tails just like a kitty. Fred has a very creative crook in his handsome basset tail
    Hugs Madi your BFFF

  11. I'm glad I've had first account LOLs on this particular post.

    I love reading about Fred and Gloria, too.

    Huggies and Cheese,


  12. too funny. i have to watch our black lab boy, too. he's brought in a live baby bird into the house at night.

  13. Great post. Glad the mouse wasn't gross looking.

    Your friends,

    Murphy & Stanley

  14. O hai! Ur photos is very cute. Thank u for visiting. :)

  15. What a cute post! I love it!

  16. Oh Fred, great catch, BOL
    Benny & Lily

  17. Oh Molly, the crime scenes photos are as delightful as you.

  18. We just love our furiends, Fred and Gloria. And you too, Molly!

  19. we read this the first time around and loved it!

  20. My lady would have screamed to! Great hunting!

  21. That post was so funny, we especially loved the 'disturbing' picture, lol!
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

  22. Love your guest blogger!!!! I've tried many times to become a follower of your blog but for some reason it never worked. Today was my lucky day - It worked!!!!! Now, I just have to figure how to get your blog to appear in my Reader (you're still invisible now).

    Have a great weekend!

  23. So funny, but I am sure terrifying at the time. I would react the same...if not worse! Glad all is well now :)

  24. My cousin Maggie is a Basset and I had my friend Opal over last night and she's a Basset too. We love Bassets here!


  25. Love the tail wags at the end. And a tail wag back.

  26. Cool, Fred & Gloria seem nice

  27. That was so fun to read. Thank you for letting me meet some new pals.

    Loveys Sasha

  28. Gorgeous post, thanks a lot Molly!!!

  29. Ewww! Dead mouse! That would be what I would think, too! Why didn't I grab the camera? LOL!

  30. Oh and the mouse drawing is hilarious! So clever!

  31. Thanks again for having us as your guest post and to everyone for all the great comments! :)

  32. It's great to meet you guys!!

    Thanks to Bassetmomma and Freddie and Gloria (who I love!) for nominating me to be on Share it Sunday - I would love to be involved - I feel very honored!! :)

    My Mum is super excited to meet you guys cos you're English and she is originally from the Isle of Man, in fact she is still wearing her Team GB bracelet from the Olympics!! :)

    Hope you're having a fun day :)

    Your new pal Snoopy :)