Thursday, April 28, 2011

Basset Ball Fundraiser

Every year I attend the GABR Basset Ball.  This is one of the fundraisers that our Basset Rescue has every year.  This is a more formal fundraiser with a Silent Auction, Live Auction and sit down dinner (no bassets).

Houndstooth was correct on commenting.

Oh wow! That is gorgeous! Was that from the reunion you were going to last weekend?  Yes, it was.

We had several comments from our Wordless Wednesday picture wondering if it was Ice or Glass? 

Our friend Mr. Pip asked.

That's pretty cool - is that ice or glass? Your pal, Pip

Well it was ICE, a beautiful Ice Sculpture created by a local Ice Carver.  This is the first time that anything like this had been created for the Ball.

By the end of the night he was a typical basset hound.  Drooling and peeing on everything.  It was a sad sight to see him slowly melting away.

Here is a picture of the Mandalin that was in the live auction.

Here are a few pictures of the two cakes that they auctioned off that night.  You could bid on a cake to win for your table for dessert.

The cakes went for $300.

Here are a few items that I purchased at the auction.

This is a DVD set of the Original People's Choice starring "Cleo" the basset hound.  Cleo looks just like this Cleo in the movie.  Even though this series was out before I was born, I do remember it because there was also a book that was produced by Little Golden Books called CLEO.  I had this book when I was a kid, but lost track of it.  I have since purchased the same book off ebay.  A lot more than the quarter that my parents paid for it back in the day.

My purchase off the live auction.  HDD and I are avid drag racing fans and attend several drag races a year.  We are number one fans for Tim Wilkerson, NHRA Funny Car Driver, from Springfield, IL.  Well I had to have it!

So, I will be picking a date, either October 8th or 9th and will be heading to Joliet Drag Strip to drive a dragster!

Here is a picture of the book I was talking about earlier in my post.

Does that not look like my Cleo?



  1. How fun that must have been! Love that ice sculpture!

  2. That was a cool deal. The dog looked soo good, too bad he melted!! Musy have been fun!!

    Jazzi and Addy

  3. Drive a dragster...i'm so jealous.. too cool

  4. What a great ball. And that ice sculpture. Fantastic.

    pawhugs, Max

  5. Very cool! I love how it ended up "drooling"; very authentic!

  6. Hurro!
    Firstly of all, thanks for visiting me during my birthday, I really appreciated your attendance and I managed to snag a piccure of you for the last day, you will have to go back a post to see it now.
    ok, what a great fund raiser, it sounded really fun! You won some pawsome stuff too.
    ~lickies, Ludo

  7. I knew it had to be ice, but what a stunning display! I love how they lit it from underneath. Driving a dragster sounds like tons of fun! Will Aimee or Cleo go to help you drive it? (I figured Winston wasn't an option! BOL!) Congratulations on your cool winnings!


  8. I thought it was ice! They can do amazing things with ice! This looks like a very cool event.

    Congrats on your winnings!

    Your pal, Pip

  9. Dear Cousins-
    I was trying to figure out why mom was yelling "no freakng way" at this computer thing and then I saw the pics of that funny looking car. I have seen other pics like that around my house and have seen them on that picture box thing when mommie would get excited about all the noise coming out of it. I think she is mad that your mommie gets to play with a new toy & she can't. I guess she will get over it someday. But right now, her eyes are green!
    Love Y'all-
    P.S. Tell your mommie to take that video making thing when she gets to play with that funny car, my mommy wants to brag to all her 2 legged friends!


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