Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Tuesday Fun

We are sharing some of our favorite memes today because we all could use a laugh to help us through the day.
two dogs with their tongues out
dog sleeping
Basset with sunglasses meme
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Monday, December 10, 2018

BFTB NETWoof News December 10, 2018

Bentley Basset Hound: “Hello and welcome to this week’s BFTB NETWoof News. We have fetched some great stories so let’s check with Pierre for our top story.”
Two dog news anchors
Pierre Westie: “We have covered the fires in California and the devastating loss to life and home. That is why today’s top story is one that will fill your heart with Christmas magic.
   Andrea Gaylord had to leave her property in Paradise when the fires burned her home along with most of the town. Her two outdoor Anatolian shepherd mix outdoor guard dogs Miguel and Madison were left behind.
   Gaylord contacted an animal rescuer to ask if they could check on her dogs. The rescuer was able to locate Miguel in a shelter some 85 miles away. Madison proved to be a bit more elusive. She spotted the dog but she was too skittish to get close enough for a rescue. They left food for Madison so she could eat. Gaylord was allowed back on the property almost one month after the fire. Her loyal friend Madison was sitting among the ashes of what used to be her home. A more loyal friend would be hard to find.”
two dogs anchoring news
Bentley: “It is getting cold and we want to remind everyone of an important winter warning. Many outdoor cats seek warmth during these cold nights and find that heat from the motor or wheelhouse of a car. That is why it’s so important for people to honk the horn before starting the engine. Always give the cat a chance to scat before you crank up.”
dog news anchors
Pierre: “There is a lot of trash talk going on about plastic and with good reason. Marine animals are being found dead with plastic in their stomachs. A 31-foot sperm whale was found in Indonesia with two flip-flops, 115 drinking cups, 25 plastic bags, and four plastic bottles. That is so sad. We all need to do our part to keep plastic out of our oceans, lakes, and streams. If your city offers a recycling program, please do your part.”
dog news anchors
Bentley: “Speaking of whales, here is one whale of a rescue. Two commercial fishermen were heading back after a day of work when they noticed a humpback whale in distress. The poor thing had gotten tangled in a rope that was attached to a buoy. They called the U.S. Coast Guard but were told it would be hours before they could respond. That is when Nicholas Taron and Sam Synstelien leaped into action…literally.
   Sam jumped onto the whale’s enormous back as it struggled. It took some time and a lot of strength but he was able to free the whale. His partner caught the rescue on video. While these two guys are considered heroes, the Coast Guard does warn against these types of rescue because they are so dangerous for the human and the whale.
   Let’s check with Paisley to see if we have some good boating weather this week.”
Paisley the Weather Lab weather report
Paisley the Weather Lab: “Oh the weather outside is frightful and a fire will be delightful especially if you live in New England! The weather is going to be frigid. The snow and cold will continue across the northern states. The northeast can expect snow showers and some midweek snow is going to fall across the Rockies.
   Rain will be around in the Pacific Northwest, showers across the center of the country, and late storms here in the south.    The weather is changing along with the seasons so stay tuned for updates or warnings from your local stations. Have a wonderful week!”
Bentley: “Thank you for joining us today. We hope you stop by each day as we share more fun. On Thursday, we will celebrate our FIVE YEAR BLOGIVERSARY!! Can you believe that?!? 
   Don't forget to enter Bentley's 11th birthday giveaway. We really want you to win!
   Have a wonderful day and be sure to grab yourself some happy.
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Friday, December 7, 2018

President Bush Funeral Train

   This is not a usual post for us at Barking from the Bayou but December 12, 2018, was not our usual day. President George H. W. Bush was a proud Houstonian and the city has been honoring and remembering him all week. There have been some very moving tributes by politicians, sports figures, celebrities, and regular citizens who knew him. 

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Where Are My Gifts?

We have finished decorating for the holidays and it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas on the Bayou! We put the tree up in my office. 

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

The Fabulous Furballz

goDog multi-color Furballz
Bentley: “The Bayou Boys love a good toy. One of our favorites has to be the Furballz from the amazing goDog® division of Worldwise. They make the best most durable toys that we have ever tried and believe me, we have more toys than most pet shops! (Pssst...Don’t tell Mom I said that, or she might get some silly idea about clearing out the toy box)"

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Welcome to My 11th Birthday Party

Bentley: “Thank you all so much for the birthday wishes. It really means a lot to me. My 11th birthday was a lot of fun. We all went for a walk in the afternoon around our neighborhood. Mom brushed me for an extra-long time because she knows how much I love it. Mom and Dad both gave me lots of hugs and belly rubs. Add some yummy cookie with ice cream and it was a perfect day!
Basset wearing birthday cake hat
 I promised to share some of the pictures from my birthday party so I hope you enjoy these. I’ll be your moderator for the festivities.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Happy 11th Birthday Bentley

   It’s my birthday and as you can tell, I’m thrilled to be turning 11 years old.
   Seriously, this senior dog still feels like a pup most days. Mom and Dad make sure I always have great food from Dr. Harvey’s which is very important to my overall health. Playing is an important key to staying young so I get some running and chasing in each day. Having Pierre around has definitely helped keep me spry! He can sometimes be a typical little brother but I don’t know what I’d do without him.

Friday, November 30, 2018

How to Help Your Squeak-oholic Destuffing Dog

   As you know, most self-help groups keep their meetings private. The Bayou Boys wanted to share their recent testimonials in hopes that it will help fellow dogs.  
Bentley: “Hello, my name is Bentley and I’m a squeak-oholic. I love the shrill sound of squeaking when I sink my teeth into a toy. The problem started when I was a pup and has continued for almost 11 years.
   I know the noise drives my mom and dad crazy but once I get started, I cannot control myself. I will walk through the house squeaking non-stop. It feels so good and the sound fills me with happy vibes. You can’t fault a fellow for that, can you? I need help.”
Group Leader (Mom): “Thank you for sharing. I have the perfect solution for you and it doesn’t involve going cold turkey on squeaking. That would be too much for you. Check out this new Hear Doggy! ultrasonic toy.