Friday, January 20, 2017

Mardi Gras Fun Facts

   While most of the country is catching their breath from the holiday season, Louisiana is letting the good times roll. It is time for the fun and revelry of the Festival Season commonly known as Mardi Gras. I thought y’all would enjoy learning some fun Mardi Gras facts.
Bentley Basset Hound wishes you a happy Mardi Gras
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• Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday. Although most people refer to the entire festival season as Mardi Gras, it is actually only the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. It is known as Fat Tuesday because it is the last day to eat, drink and be merry before the Lent season begins.
• The official colors of Mardi Gras are purple, gold and green. Purple represents justice, gold is for power and green symbolizes faith. The colors played a part in LSU’s team colors. When LSU played their first game in New Orleans, the coaches wanted to get some colored ribbon for the team but the stores were stocking for Mardi Gras. They had plenty of purple and gold but the green had not arrived yet. That is why the Tigers are purple and gold. Tulane University chose to use the remaining green color.
Elaborate Mardi Gras floats
• Parades are always exciting with magnificent floats and costumes. If you are lucky, you will leave with lots of colorful beads that are thrown from the float riders. They also toss cups, toys and a local parade even throws hot dogs and Moon Pies.
• It is against the law to ride on a float in New Orleans without a mask.
• Krewes (Pronounced “crews”) are the organizations that host the parades. There are many krewes which mean there are a lot of parades!
Pierre Westie loves participating in Mardi Gras
• Although New Orleans is best known for Mardi Gras, parades are held throughout the state including the Barkus & Meoux Pet Parade in Shreveport. It is just one of several huge parades held locally. You can make your pet a fun Mardi Gras tulle collar like Pierre's with my simple instructions on this YouTube video.
• If you hear someone say, “Laissez les bon temps rouler” it is a celebratory greeting meaning, “Let the good times roll.”
The Returns gang has a wonderful adventure in New Orleans
• My book, The Returns, takes place in New Orleans during Mardi Gras. You can enjoy the sights and sounds of the festival season along with an exciting adventure by downloading a copy today. It is on $2.99 or free if you are a member of Kindle Unlimited.
King cakes are one of the most delicious parts of Mardi Gras
• King cakes are a vital part of the festival season. They are shaped like a big donut and sprinkled with purple, green and gold sugar. Hidden inside each cake is a tiny plastic baby Jesus. If you are lucky enough to get the piece with the baby, you will have a year of good luck but are responsible for purchasing the next king cake. They come with a variety of yummy fillings. Many bakeries will ship you a king cake or you can make you own.

Have you ever been to a Mardi Gras parade? Tell us about it in the comments.
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Thursday, January 19, 2017

The New Look of Canine Health

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   If I told you that I know of a dog food that is changing pet’s lives, would you be interested? Dr. Harvey’s Canine Health is called the Miracle Dog Food for good reason. It is helping make dog’s live healthier lives. They have so many testimonies where pet parents have seen their best friends stop suffering from itching, kidney problems, allergies, weight gain, digestive issues, and many other problems that they published a Book of Miracles!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Wooftastic Woofmints

Woofmints Cologne is all natural and terrific smelling
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Bentley: “Hey, Pierre! Check out my new wooftastic Woofmints™ cologne. Don’t I smell amazing?”
Pierre: “You do smell minty fresh. Are you sure that you didn’t get a bath? I can’t catch a whiff of hound dog at all.”
Bentley: “It’s amazing, isn’t it? I just spritzed some of this new cologne and like magic, I smell fresh and minty. It moisturizes and hydrates too. Go ahead and run your paws over my back.”
Pierre: “I see what you mean. Is this a bottle of magic or what?”
Bentley: “According to the label, it is vitamin E, chamomile, aloe vera, and rosemary. It is PH balanced too so you know it is good for my skin.”
Pierre: “I need to borrow a few squirts before we go on our walk today. The girls are going to lose their minds over this scent.
Bentley: “Sure, you can use it. Woofmints cologne is cruelty-free and good for cats too. It is proudly made in the USA along with their Woofmints breath gel caps.”
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Pierre: “I have been enjoying the Woofmints gel caps for fresh breath. They are all-natural, vegan and gluten free. The organic peppermint and parsley oils dissolve in my mouth and tummy so my breath is fresh from within. You should be able to tell a difference after a week of use. I can tell when I breathe into my paw that I have very kissable breath.”
Bentley: “Pucker up girls, the Bayou Boys are here and smelling wooftastic from our mouths to our tails!”   
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Monday, January 16, 2017

BFTB NETWoof News January 16 2017

Bentley Basset Hound: “Hello and welcome to BFTB NETWoof News for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 16, 2017. We hope that you are having a terrific day. As always, we have fetched the news you won’t find on other media outlets. My co-anchor Pierre Westie has our top story.”
BFTB NETWoof News top story of elderly woman reunited with her pup
Pierre Westie: “It was a crazy week for animals in the news but we have narrowed down our favorites. The top story will make you believe in happy endings.