Monday, September 26, 2016

BFTB NETWoof News September 26, 2016

BFTB NETWooof Weather Lab
Bentley: “BFTB NETWoof News has been hard at work helping our amazing Weather Lab Paisley. As many of you know Paisley lives with my human brother, his wife, and our adorable grandbaby. This week’s big news is Paisley will now be delivering our weather forecast from the beautiful Pacific Northwest. That’s right, her family is relocating but don’t worry because she will still deliver the weather forecast that you have come to depend on for your work week. We will be back with more news, sports and weather as soon as possible. Thank you for checking in with us today and be sure to grab yourself some happy. Safe travels, Paisley! We love you and your family.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Easy Walk Harness Makes It Easy To Walk Your Dog

PetSafe Easy Walk Harness in package
Barking from the Bayou, LLC received a PetSmart Easy Walk Harness in exchange for an honest review. We only share content we feel would benefit our readers and that we use ourselves. PetSafe is not responsible for the contents of this article.
   Taking Bentley and Pierre for a walk is one of the highlights of our day. They enjoy getting out of the house and exploring while we enjoy spending quality time with our best friends. The problem is that Pierre tends to enjoy his walks a little too much. Bentley can’t wait to sniff everything that we pass on our journey so it is usually me pulling him but not Pierre. He is a spitfire on the end of a leash. This leads to a lot of pulling to get us to go where he wants to go as fast as possible. That is why I was so excited to talk with the PetSafe® representatives at this year’s BlogPaws™ conference. They had the EasyWalk® Harness on display so I asked a ton of questions.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Light a Candle and #RememberMeThursday

Framed photo of Miss GItty the tabby cat with her collar and candle

   Today I am remembering my rescue cat, Miss Gitty. She was my best friend and confidant for 20+ years. I adopted her from our local humane society when I was 18 years old. She was a scrawny little kitten that came running up to me and clawed my jeans the minute I stepped out of my car. It was obvious that she had decided to rescue me. Even though I am publicly remembering her today, not a day goes by that she doesn’t enter my mind. That’s because it is a short trip from my heart to my head.
   This is our third year to join the Helen Woodward Animal Center along with 164 countries to #RememberTheRescue. This event started four years ago to honor all of the animals that don’t make it out of shelters.
Bentley Basset wearing #RememberMeThursday ball cap
   The reality is harsh and heartbreaking but the truth is that 3.4 million orphaned shelter pets will die while waiting to be adopted this year.* As hard as it is to look through the bars at their sweet little faces, imagine how unbearable it must be to look out of those bars.
That is why we are sharing Remember Me Thursday in an attempt to show our love and concern for all of the pets waiting for their special human. We are lighting a candle in their honor and ask that you do the same.
Contest Time ←
   You can win $2,000 for your favorite rescue/shelter by sharing a photo with #RememberTheRescue and #RememberMeThursday on Twitter or Instagram.
*1st Prize: $2,000 & 1,000 lbs. Blue Buffalo pet Food
*2nd Prize: 1,000 lbs. Blue Buffalo pet food & 500 KONG toys
*3rd Prize: 1,000 lbs. Blue Buffalo pet food
                                                         Orange badge with dog and cat silhouette with candles burning
Please join me and thousands of others as we shine a light on shelter pets.

*Source: Humane Society of the United States 2013 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Let's Get Flexi-Stix #ChewyInfluencer

Bentley Basset & Pierre Westie greeting Chewy mascot at their front door
Bentley: “Guess who came to the Bayou this week. That’s right! It was our friend, Chewy and that always means something awesome for us. Hurry and open it, Mom! The excitement is too much for this Basset Hound.”
Hill's Science Diet Flexi-Stix
Pierre: “Is that what I think it is?? YES!! It’s Flexi-Stix™ Jerky with Real Turkey. Do I have drool on my face?”
Me: “I knew that you boys would love these treats. They don’t have corn, artificial colors or preservatives in them but they are great for daily joint support.”