Tuesday, March 19, 2019

What's In the BFTB Office?

Two dogs laying in a room
This is the typical scene in the Barking from the Bayou office. Bentley and Pierre like to keep me company. This is how they usually sleep with Pierre on the Kuranda bed and Bentley under my card catalogue. 
*If you’ll notice the shelf, it contains some of my favorite doggies things. The top shelf has photos of all the dogs and cats that have left their paw prints on my heart. The second shelf has knick-knacks, the Bayou Boys salt dough paw prints, and that drawing was done by one of my student office workers. That’s Tucker, my Golden Retriever and it is very special piece of artwork.  The next shelf is my canvas photo of Bentley and more dog stuff. That fourth shelf is books and magazines some that have used my quotes and sent me copies. Have you ever seen those irons? They are heavy cast iron flat irons that belonged to my mother-in-law. That bottom shelf contains fun stuff that our granddaughter can play with when she visits. She loves my office, but most things are not for tiny hands. This shelf changes with each visit as she moves stuff back and forth to their bedroom.   
basset hound asleep under a card catalogue
Bentley loves to sleep under things. That is why we had the incident I told you about in “A Recliner Warning”. (If you haven’t read it, I urge to do so and share it with friends.) He loves to sleep under his Dad’s desk in the “mancave” and will sometimes curl up under mine. It always makes me snicker when he sleeps under the card catalogue with the Spoiled Rotten Basset sign! At least he is willing to admit it. 
** Since I described what's on the shelf, let me tell you about my card catalogue. It was given to me when I quit my job as the library assistant at a high school in Louisiana. We had several and this one sat behind my desk the entire time I worked there. It was full of cards but I discarded most of them due to the excess weight! The photo is my grandmother and that phone is from my time working for AT&T. It still works but the ringer could wake the dead! That ashtray is ceramic and includes a match & big fat cigar. I think it’s cool. The plant is a cutting from one that belonged to my grandfather. I have managed to keep it alive in water for years. The plant is beautiful and can be planted but I am so afraid I’ll kill it and it is the last of the original.  
Well, that is a tour of the boys' part of our Barking from the Bayou office. I'll show you my part another day. For now, you know where all the magic happens!
Speaking of magic…don’t forget to enter for your chance to win a container of Treatibles. They work like magic on the Bayou Boys!   

To enter, visit our “Let’s Talk Treatibles” post!

Monday, March 18, 2019

BFTB NETWoof News March 18, 2019

Bentley Basset Hound: “Hello and welcome once again to BFTB NETWoof News. I hope nobody is feeling green from too much celebrating on St. Patrick’s Day! We have fetched some feel-good stories to ease you into the new week. Pierre, what’s our top story?”
Pierre Westie: “It was a tough choice because all of this week’s stories are awesome. We decided to lead in with the most bizarre and we think you’ll agree it is definitely tops.
   The town of Fair Haven, Vermont has a new mayor and she is the GOAT. I’m not talking about the Great Of All Time…nope, this 2-year-old Nubian goat named Lincoln is the town’s new pet mayor! The idea started as a fundraiser for a new playground. Residents could enter their pets as candidates for mayor in the town meeting day ballot for $5. Lincoln will make appearances in the local parades and festivals.”

Friday, March 15, 2019

Let's Talk Treatibles

   One of the biggest new trends in pet care is the use of phytocannabinoid infused products. It is easy to get overwhelmed with the onslaught of products that all claim to help your pet. Let me help you wade through the confusion surrounding the use of full spectrum hemp oil for companion animals. I'll also tell you why I trust Treatibles® Full Spectrum Hemp Oil and Chews for the Bayou Boys.

What is Phytocannabinoid?
   Phytocannabinoids are naturally occurring cannabinoids found in the cannabis and hemp plant. All animals have an endocannabinoid system that helps maintain the physiological neurological and immunological systems in their body. When there’s a deficiency in the body, receptors will use the phytocannabinoids to help create balance as well as provide support for relaxing, repairing or restoring.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

The Bayou Boys' Bond

   I was thinking about how lucky we are that Bentley and Pierre get along so well. They are both so different but make the perfect duo. Who would have thought a lovable Basset Hound and a feisty Westie would become inseparable? I know that isn't always the case with dogs. One of the things I am most thankful for is the tight bond the boys have formed. Let me explain further. 
The Bayou Boys’ Bond
They are best friends.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Waiting For the Walk

   The Bayou Boys love to go on their walks. We never say the word “w-a-l-k” in front of them or they begin their “We are going on a walk” dance. This dance makes preparing to leave the house a challenge. 
Bentley: “I wouldn’t hound you so much, but you are sooooo slow! All we need is our harness and leash. Why do you insist on packing a bag?”

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

A Conversation with a Basset Hound

   Bentley and I were discussing the Basset Hound breed the other day. I thought he’d enjoy learning about his heritage as I brushed the usual ton of hair off him.
     Here’s your chance to be the “fly on our wall.”
Me: “Did you know that your sense of smell is second only to the Bloodhound? I guess that is why you are so busy sniffing everything on our walks.”
Bentley: “That is true and why you should never let me go out without a leash. I’ll be the first to admit that when I pick up a scent, it’s total tunnel vision until I discover the source or the scent fades. That could be a long way and then I’d be totally lost. Of course, you’d be ugly crying. It’d be a bad scene.”

Monday, March 11, 2019

BFTB NETWoof News March 11, 2019

Bentley Basset Hound: “Hello and welcome to BFTB NETWoof News for the week of March 11, 2019. We missed you last week but have fetched some primo news to make up for our absence. Let me toss it over to my co-anchor, Pierre.”
BFTB NETWoof News set with two dogs anchoring
Pierre Westie: “Thanks! Our top story is going to give you all the feels. 
   A man drove his diesel from California to New York a total of 2,800 miles one way to rescue a pit bull that was scheduled for euthanasia. He had been making a routine delivery in California when his wife sent him the link to a dog that looked like their dog, King, that they’d recently lost to cancer. Mario felt an kinship with the dog. He said, “I couldn’t save King, but I can save a couple in his honor.” That’s when he asked his boss to find him a delivery in New York and he called the shelter and told them he was on his way and begged them not to put the dog down. 

Friday, March 8, 2019

Spring Forward 4 Flowers

Tulips in Washington
This weekend most of the United States will set their clocks forward one hour. Daylight savings time officially begins Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 2:00 AM. That gives us more daylight in the evenings and less in the morning.