Friday, December 30, 2016

New Year's Eve Memes

   It is hard to believe that another year is heading for the history books. Instead of looking back, let’s look ahead to a brand new 2017. You have a clean slate and 365 days to accomplish great things. We will be here every step of the way cheering for you. This should be an exciting year and we hope that you join us for all of the fun! 
   We keep things low-key around here on New Year’s Eve. Bentley hates fireworks so there is no way that we would leave him. He will get Dr. Harvey’s Relax added to his breakfast and hopefully, the noise won’t be too bad. (Bentley is praying for rain)
   I know many of you will head out to parties to ring in the New Year. We made some helpful reminders for you…

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Stella & Chewys Duck Duck Goose is a Super Blend #ChewyInfluencer

Bentley Basset & Pierre Westie greet Chewy.com mascot at front door.
Disclaimer that I am a Chewy.com influencer
Bentley: “Guess who came to see us the other day? Yep, it was our friend, Chewy and as he does each month, he came bearing the famous blue box of goodies.”
Pierre: “I love that guy. Can you imagine how much fun it must be to work at Chewy.com? He has access to over 500 name brand products for every aspect of a pet’s life. That means when we place an order, it arrives at our door in about two days.”

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

2017's Biggest Pet Health Threat

   Every year people resolve to lose weight and exercise more. I can’t remember a year when it wasn’t on my list of things to do better. It will be a goal again this year…after my New Year’s Day dinner of black-eyed peas, cabbage and ham. Some traditions are just too important to overlook.
   This year, instead of joining a gym or going on an unsustainable diet, why not pledge to move more with your dog? Obesity in dogs has reached epidemic proportions with 53.8% of them being overweight or obese. According to Petplan Veterinary Advisory Board member and founder of the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, Dr. Ernie Ward, “It’s no surprise that the biggest health threat to pets in 2017 is obesity.”

A Dog’s Viewpoint on Fireworks

Bentley Basset Hound and Pierre the Westie in their BFTB bandanas
   I am writing this on behalf of my bestie Pierre the Westie and myself. It is an urgent plea to those of you that are thinking of engaging in the custom of lighting pyrotechnics this New Year’s Eve. We decided it would be a public service to point out all of the reasons that fireworks in the hands of amateurs are a bad idea.
• You are literally blowing up your money. Big. Money.
• Fireworks make a mess on the street and we aren’t allowed to eat them. This is unfair on every level.

Monday, December 26, 2016

BFTB NETWoof News December 26, 2016

Bentley Basset Hound: “Hello and welcome to BFTB NETWoof News for the last week of 2016. We know you have been busy celebrating the holidays so we have fetched the good news that you might have missed. What is our top story, Pierre?”
BFTB NETWoof News Top Story on a shelter that adopted out all their dogs and cats
Pierre Westie: “Santa Paws came early for the dogs and cats at the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region in Colorado. For the first time, the shelter was able to find loving homes for all 25 cats and 23 dogs that were waiting. Thanks to generous donors, they were able to waive the adoption fees on the pets over 5 years old. That makes my tail wag.”

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Dogs Write a Letter to Santa

Bentley Basset Hound and Pierre Westie write a letter to Santa
Dear Santa,
   We hope that you have had a fabulous 2016. It has been a great year here on the bayou. Pierre and I have been very, really, pretty good. Truth be told, I have probably been better than Pierre. Just ask the squirrels, if you can catch them because Pierre sure can’t! That isn’t me being naughty because it is true.
   As the two of us discussed the things that we would love to find in our stockings or under the Christmas tree, we came to a startling realization. Pierre and I have a few toys, lots of toys, more toys than any two dogs need. We love each of them in their own special way. That’s not to say that we wouldn’t gladly accept a new laser light or stuffy, but we would rather toys go to the shelter dogs and cats to play with until they get forever homes.
   The treat situation is a different story. Someone has been begging more than their fair share of yummies. That has led to a serious shortage of delicious snacks. Therefore, we are asking for some tasty goodies to keep us from starving between meals. From the photos that we’ve seen of you, I’m sure you catch our drift. A fella's gotta stay nourished, am I right? Ho Ho Ho!
   We have everything else that we need. Being good boys, we will not turn our snouts up at anything you leave. Thanks in advance!
                                                Your pals,
                                          Bentley & Pierre

P.S. ALL of our friends have been super good too!

                                                

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

How My Dogs Lost Weight with Dr. Harvey's Veg-to-Bowl

Dr. Harvey's Veg-to-Bowl has a new look!

   I have a confession to make to you. There was a time when Bentley was overweight. At the time I refused to see or admit it. I know how important it is for dogs to maintain a healthy size. Our vet would make comments; friends would say things and even total strangers felt the need to tell me that my best friend was fat. There was one lady that actually stopped her car when we were walking to tell me he was too big. That was the straw that broke the proverbial camel’s back. I had to take off my rose-colored glasses and get serious about bringing my boy back to a healthy weight.

Monday, December 19, 2016

BFTB NETWoof News December 19, 2016

Bentley Basset Hound: “Hello and welcome to this week’s BFTB NETWoof News. We have fetched the good news that sometimes falls through the cracks with all the bad stuff out there. Everyone needs some stories to make them smile, especially around the holidays. What’s our feel-good top story, Pierre?”
BFTB NETWoof News top story of dogs and cats gifts for Christmas
Pierre Westie: “This one will have your tail wagging, Bentley. Actually, it is good news for all of the dogs, cats, and other pets that are hanging their stockings this year. A survey shows that 95% of pet parents have purchased gifts to put under the tree for their best friends. We have our stocking hung with hopes that Santa Paws knows how good we have been this year. Have you made your Christmas wish list?”

Friday, December 16, 2016

There is Still Time for The Returns

   Do you have a book lover on your Christmas list? May I suggest The Returns and The Returns 2 ~ Showstoppers in paperback? Of course, if they have a tablet or eReader, you can gift copies to enjoy on those too. You could always fetch them for yourself, too.
The Returns book series proudly displayed for Christmas gift giving by Pierre Westie and Bentley Basset Hound

Thursday, December 15, 2016

The Petter App is Here!

   Do you have an iPhone or iPad? Do you have a pet? If you answered “yes” to those questions, I have an app for you! Don't worry if you have an Android, they're working on it.
The Petter logo
This is not a sponsored review. We downloaded The Petter app for free.
   The Petter™ planner allows you to have all of your pet’s information at your fingertips. It’s available for FREE in the App Store. Your first pet’s information is free but for a one-time $2.99 upgrade, you can add unlimited pets. This upgrade also allows you to share your pets with other app users too.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Wanna Play?

   Pierre put his paw down after a week of Bentley’s birthday and our blogiversary celebration. He feels that our readers miss his happy face. I tried to explain that he gets plenty of exposure but how could I say “no” to this face?
Pierre the Westie loves to play soccer

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Looking Back on 3 Years of Barking from the Bayou

Me and my Basset Hound Bentley share a special bond.
   It is hard to believe that it was 3 years ago today that my life went to the dogs. Literally. What started out as a platform for my book series morphed into a lifestyle dog blog and I couldn’t be happier. Barking from the Bayou has become much more than a hobby. My husband Skipper and I have worked to build the blog into a place where our readers can forget the troubles of life and enjoy a laugh or smile. We have learned so much and have so much more to learn. I know blogging has made me a better pet parent to Bentley and Pierre. It is our hope that we have helped you too.

Monday, December 12, 2016

BFTB NETWoof News December 12, 2016

Bentley Basset Hound: “Hello and welcome to BFTB NETWoof News for the week of December 12, 2016. Count on us to fetch you the good news from the world of animals along with the U.S. weather forecast. No fake news reports here. Isn’t that right, Pierre?”
BFTB NETWoof News Top Story of pig surviving fire

Friday, December 9, 2016

Inside Our Giveaway

   Have you entered Bentley’s Birthday giveaway? We are so excited to let Rafflecopter randomly select our winner on December 13. That also happens to be our third blogiversary!
   I wanted to thank our awesome sponsors that made this huge giveaway possible. Everyone was so gracious in their donations. Here is what you can expect to win if your name is drawn. 
Chewy.com ~ Chewy is your online store for every pet need that you can imagine. Low prices, fast delivery, and excellent customer service mean you can feel confident in shopping with Chewy. I’m a proud Chewy Influencer
➔Prize: Rainbow Furballz * Greenies * Zuke’s Mobility * Zuke’s Pure NZ Bites * BeneBone Dog Chew

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Rhino Play is Dog's Play

GoDog Rhino Play is as tough and fun as its name implies!
Barking from the Bayou, LLC received a goDog RhinoPlay toy in exchange for an honest review. We only share products that we use and believe would be of interest to our readers. GoDog is not responsible for the contents of this article
   Bentley and Pierre LOVE their toys. There are several go-to favorites you can depend on them to grab for a game of tug or catch. It is important those toys can stand up to Bentley’s strength and Pierre’s Terrierism! We received a new toy for Bentley’s birthday from goDog® but Pierre has claimed it as his own. It is a tough molded non-toxic PopFoamNT™ that has earned its name, RhinoPlay™. If goDog says it is durable, I believe them. After all, this is not our first goDog toy

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Behind the Scenes at a Basset Birthday Party

   “I, Bentley Basset Hound celebrated my 9th birthday on Saturday, December 3rd. My mom, dad, and Pierre gave me a party. What you might not realize is there ain’t no party like a Basset Hound party! Let me take you behind the scenes at my big bash.
Baked burger with Dr. Harvey's Veg-to-Bowl with bananas are party perfect.
   We started with a delicious dinner of baked hamburger surrounded by Dr. Harvey’s Veg-to-Bowl with a few bananas added for flair. It was the perfect beginning to the evening. It looked better than what Mom and Dad ate. 

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

7 Ideas to Keep Your Pet from Hating the Holidays


   T’is the season to celebrate the holidays and we all have the picture perfect celebration in our minds. Of course, more often than not, something happens and the Norman Rockwell image goes out the window. You can visit YouTube for endless videos of trees crashing, presents being shredded and turkey stealing dogs. Take it from me, over the years those become the treasured memories that provide the laughter and love.
   Most of us consider our dogs, cats, and other pets family and include them in the holiday festivities. The trick is to make sure they don’t start hating the whole Christmas season.
Here are 7 things to remember to keep the 
HoHoHo in your Holidays

Monday, December 5, 2016

BFTB NETWoof News December 5, 2016

Bentley Basset: “Greetings and welcome to another good news report from your BFTB NETWoof News team. Before Pierre shares our top story, I’d like to take a moment to say thank you for the wonderful birthday wishes that I’ve received here on the blog, on Facebook and Instagram. It fills my heart with love to know so many of you thought of me. I am one lucky Hound! Pierre?”
BFTB NETWoof News set~ Smokey the Bear with "Our thoughts are with Gatlinburg"
Pierre Westie: “It was quite an exciting birthday and I appreciate you sharing your treats and toys with me. That was cool. Let’s get to our top story. As many of you have seen over the past week, wildfires have caused major destruction in the Gatlinburg,

Friday, December 2, 2016

Happy 9th Birthday, Bentley Basset Hound

We are celebrating Bentley’s 9th birthday!!
   In honor of this milestone, I thought I’d share 9 reasons I love him so much. Okay, there are seriously a gazillion little things that he does to melt my heart but sticking with the theme of 9, I will hit the highlights. If you have never read how he came to live with us, please take a minute to check out Bentley’s Story. It explains a lot.
   Without further ado and in no particular order here are…
9 of the Gazillion Reasons I love
Bentley Basset Hound

Thursday, December 1, 2016

An Interview with a Basset Hound About Being Older

   Bentley is going to celebrate his 9th birthday this Saturday, December 3rd. It doesn’t seem possible that it has been nine years since he was a wiggly long-eared wrinkly puppy. Then again, I can hardly remember life before he was in it. He has changed me in ways that I never dreamed possible. I will discuss that tomorrow.
   You might remember on my birthday a couple of years ago when he was gracious enough to interview me. I decided it was time to ask him a few probing questions.
Me: “Bentley, thank you for agreeing to this interview. I know that you are a busy Basset.”
Bentley: “Never too busy for you, Mom. Are those the treats you promised?”
I nod and slide him a piece of jerky.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Christmas Gift Guide 2016 for Dogs

We are proud to present our
Christmas Gift Guide 2016
for dogs and 
the people who love them.

Here are the links to all of our gift ideas

Cooking for Sugar ~ A Doglicious Cookbook

   Do you enjoy cooking for your best friend? It is such fun to create something special for your pup in the kitchen. One of the best things about making homemade treats is you have complete control of the ingredients. This is especially important if your dog has allergies.

Monday, November 28, 2016

BFTB NETWoof News November 28, 2016

Bentley: “Hello and welcome to BFTB NETWoof News for the last week of November 2016. Wait…can that be right? This year has really flown by, hasn’t it? We have some great news stories for you this week so let’s begin. My co-anchor Pierre Westie has our top story.”
BFTB NETWoof News Top Story Greyhound wins National Dog Show
Pierre: “While everyone was gobbling up their Thanksgiving dinners, some of the most outstanding dogs were busy competing for the title of Best in Show at the 15th National Dog Show in Philadelphia. This year featured an amazing group of entrants. The winner was a fabulous Greyhound named Gia. Of course, I have to give a shout-out to the winner in the Terrier group. Rondo the White West Highland Terrier was quite stunning. We congratulate all of the dogs that qualified for this prestigious honor. I still don’t understand why I was forced to get my hair brushed after Mom saw Rondo, though.”

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Thanks Blogville

Bentley Basset Hound wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving
   As I reflect on all of the things that I am thankful for this year, my friends of Blogville are some of the ones that fill my heart. If you had told me five years ago that some of my very best friends would be people that I had never met face-to-face, I’d have said, “No way!” Yet here we are in 2016 and my friends in Blogville are the ones that I can count on to pick me up when I’m feeling down and make me laugh when I need desperately a giggle.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Probiotics for Dogs ~What and Why They Work #ChewyInfluencer

   Has your veterinarian ever prescribed or recommended a probiotic for your dog? It happened to me when Bentley was having stomach issues that resulted in vomiting and diarrhea. I was not sure what they were but was willing to try anything to make my boy feel better.
Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets FortiFlora
What are probiotics?
   Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your dog, cat or even you. They are excellent for the digestive system. There are billions of these gut-dwelling microbes in the system of all animals. Probiotics are good bacteria that keep the gut healthy. The name probiotics means “for life.”

Monday, November 21, 2016

BFTB NETWoof News November 21, 2016

Bentley: “Hello and welcome to BFTB NETWoof News for the week of Thanksgiving. We have fetched some good stories to put a smile on your face as you prepare for the holiday. Pierre, what is our top story?”
BFTB NETWoof News Top Story Lucy's Pet float contest
Pierre:  “Our readers are going to be so excited to hear this report. They can enter for a chance to ride on the Lucy Pet Products 2017 Tournament of Roses parade float on Jan. 2, 2017 in Pasadena, California. This sweepstakes prize will include a trip for four with airfare AND a four-night stay at the Pasadena Sheraton. One lucky winner from the winning family will get to ride on the Lucy Pet float while the three remaining family members will be able to watch from the VIP section in the viewing stands.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Thanksgiving Recipes for Your Pup

   Thanksgiving is next week so when you are shopping for your family’s feast, don’t forget your best friends. Here are some pawsome recipes from Kurgo that will have your pups drooling. 
   Remember not everything that goes on your plate should go in their bowls.
Infograph showing good and bad Thanksgiving foods for dogs

Mutty Meatballs recipe for your pup at Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Rocco & Roxie's Stain & Odor Eliminator Rocks

   Gone are the days of Bentley and Pierre having accidents in the house. I must say that I don’t miss that one iota. Unfortunately, Pierre does get an occasional upset tummy. This usually happens in the middle of the night. I spring out of the bed as if it were on fire and run into the living room to take him outside. It is always too late. He throws up bile which stains immediately. I clean up the mess and head back to bed. I know it would be better to stay awake and tackle the stain but as the saying goes, “Ain’t nobody got time for that!” I love and treasure my sleep. That means the next morning, I have to pull out the steam cleaner and shampoo the carpet.
   My laundry room cabinets have a plethora of stain fighting sprays. None of them have ever eliminated Pierre’s stains on the first try. Pierre has gone months without getting sick at his tummy. That is until last night. This morning I tried a spray we received at this year’s BlogPaws™ conference.
Let me introduce you to Rocco & Roxie’s Professional Strength Stain & Odor Eliminator. I met the owner of the company at the event and explained about the trouble that I’ve had with those stubborn vomit stains. He told me that his product should work so he gave me a bottle and asked that I let him know if I have a problem. It worked like a miracle! 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Is Coconut Oil Good For Dogs?

Coconuts and coconut oil do a body good!
   Have you joined the coconut craze? It has become the go-to drink of choice for many health conscience people. Did you now that it is also great for dogs? I add coconut oil to our Dr. Harvey’s Veg-to-Bowl and Canine Health. They love it and wait to lick the spoon. Coconut oil consists of over 90% saturated fats. The best type of coconut oil is virgin or extra virgin in a glass jar.

Monday, November 14, 2016

BFTB NETWoof News November 14, 2016

Bentley: “Welcome to this week’s BFTB NETWoof News. We are proud to be your source for good news in a time where everyone is searching for their smile. What is this week’s top story, Pierre?”
BFTB NETWoof News TOp Story is Blogville's new mayor-elect
Photo courtesy of Dory's Backyard
Pierre: “I have to say the election has tongues and tails wagging. Of course, I’m talking about the election of our new mayor in Blogville. We would like to congratulate Mayor-elect Arty and his Vice-Mayor Mabel. Arty has pledged to keep Blogville fun and has made some important announcements concerning important cabinet members. Click here to see his new team. BFTB NETWoof News is proud to continue to be the Media Relations Chairpersons. It is our solemn oath to bring the best news to you each week.”

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Thanks for Giving Us Vita Bone Artisan Inspired Dog Treats

Vita Bone Artisan Inspired Turkey Stuffing & Cranberry Flavor Dog Treats
Barking from the Bayou received a bag of Vita Bone Artisan Inspired Dog Treats in exchange for an honest review. We only share products that we use and believe would be of benefit to our readers.  
   Can you believe that it is almost Thanksgiving? The boys are already drooling at the thought of turkey and all of the fixings. That is why they were so excited to try Vita Bone® Artisan Inspired™ Turkey Stuffing and Cranberry flavor dog treats.
Bentley: “Is it time to cook the turkey? I am certain that I smell stuffing and you know how much I love me some stuffing!”
Me: “It’s still a little early to prepare the bird but I know why you smell stuffing.”
Pierre: “Hey, did I hear someone mention turkey and stuffing? Don’t forget the cranberries!”

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

4 Reasons to Smile

We all need a reason to smile today.
"Take a bath." she said. "It'll be fun." she said. Pierre Westie meme

Let It Rain, We Have Jelly Wellies Rain Gear for Dogs

Pierre Westie styling in his Jelly Wellies raincoat and boots.
Barking from the Bayou LLC received our Jelly Wellies in exchange for an honest review. We only share products that we believe in and feel will benefit our readers. Jelly Wellies is not responsible for the contents of this article.
   We are entering the rainy season here on the bayou. That usually means wet dogs to dry off several times a day. I keep a towel by the back door for just such occasions. If only there was a better way to combat the muddy paws and drenched pups. Good news! There is a better way and they're called Jelly Wellies.

Monday, November 7, 2016

BFTB NETWoof Dog News November 7, 2016

Bentley: “Hello and welcome to BFTB NETWoof News for the week of November 7, 2016. We had to really search for some good news this week. It seems as though humans are having a difficult time being nice to one another and to animals. True to our policy of reporting the good news, we have managed to find some fun to share. Pierre, what is our top story?”
BFTB NETWoof News top story on a new dog poop invention
Pierre: “We begin with e wacky invention for dogs. It is called ‘Piqapoo’ and it is basically a bag that fits over a dog’s tail and catches their poo. Seriously? That has to be one of the most embarrassing things that I’ve ever heard of. Apparently, humans think it is a great idea because their Kickstarter has already raised $16,000. I don’t know about you but this is one Westie that will not be seen with a baggie butt!”

Friday, November 4, 2016

A Jeans and The Mountain T-Shirt Type Girl

   If given the choice, I would wear jeans and t-shirts every day. My fashion style has not changed much since I was a teenager. I’ve never been a dress-up type of girl. I like being comfy and for me, that means slipping into a pair of faded jeans and a tee.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

How To Care For Your Senior Pet

   November is National Senior Pet Month and since Bentley is considered a senior, I thought I’d let him share some important tips.
Bentley: “Thanks, Mom. I became what is a senior dog two years ago. It doesn’t seem possible that 7 years old should be considered senior but that is what ‘they’ say. On December 3rd, I will be 9 years old and while I still feel great, I need a little more attention than I did as a pup. Here are a few ideas to help an older dog.
Bentley Basset Hound is being examined by his veterinarian.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week & Contest

1-800-PetMeds Cares logo
  Wouldn’t it be great to win $1,000 grant for your favorite animal shelter? Thanks to 1-800-PetMedsCares™ it is possible. They are sponsoring the 2016 National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week Contest for the 3rd year and entering is easy.
Cat waiting for adoption

Monday, October 31, 2016

BFTB NETWoof Dog News October 31, 2016

Bentley: “Happy Halloween! Thank you for stopping by BFTB NETWoof News. It is a treat for us to fetch you the good news each week. You won’t be tricked into reading politics or any sad stories. Joining me is my co-anchor Pierre Westie with our top story.”
BFTB NETWoof Dog News Top Story ~ Bachelor Party Pups
Pierre: “Our first report is going to make you smile from ear to ear. A group of men from Michigan were attending a 5-day ATV trip bachelor party in Tennessee when a stray dog appeared at their door. She looked hungry so they gave her some food and water. They noticed that after they would go riding their ATVs , she would be waiting for them at the cabin. It didn’t take long before they realized she had recently delivered puppies. They followed her and found seven puppies hidden in a den down the road. The men rescued the puppies and gave them all baths to get rid of fleas and dirt. Instead of leaving the 5 to 6-week old pups and their mom to fend for themselves, these wonderful men each adopted a puppy and even found a loving home for the mom. We are so thankful to this group for making a difference. Way to be awesome, guys!”

Friday, October 28, 2016

Dog Halloween Safety Tips and Fun

Pierre Westie is Olaf and Bentley Basset Hound is the devil for Halloween
  Halloween has gone to the dogs. Literally. Each year there are more costume contests, more dog-friendly events and an assortment of spooky dog treats that have the Bayou Boys drooling. While we love to let them dress up for the camera, we don’t take them out on Halloween. Our neighborhood streets are crammed with ghosts, ghouls, and superheroes in all shapes and sizes. Bentley and Pierre would lose their minds if they saw them. We haven’t participated in trick or treating for the past few years for personal reasons, but I am not exaggerating when I tell you that we have had hundreds of visitors to our door in the past. Several years ago there was a Domino’s Pizza truck selling pizza slices on the corner! That was when we knew that we had more than our fair share of trick or treaters.
   Our Golden Retriever used to love Halloween. Tucker would dress up and sit out front with us to hand out candy. The kids loved him and he loved the attention. That was then and this is now. Bentley and Pierre don’t like all of the excitement and are not sure of all the strangers on their street. We turn our lights on low and our television on high to drown out the foot traffic. They aren’t allowed in the office so they can’t look out the window and bark. It is a perfect night to enjoy a good movie and get some extra snuggles.
   I know many of you look forward to sharing a fun evening of trick or treating with your best friends. Here are some things to keep in mind.
The Bayou Boys dressed as beekeepers for Halloween
Safe Halloween Tips
Make sure your dog is comfortable in their costume. Never force them to dress-up if they don’t enjoy it.
Keep all candy, chocolates, gum, and raisins out of reach of your dogs and cats.
Safeguard the door so there are no great escapes when trick or treaters knock.
Make sure your pets are safe and sound inside your home. Remember not all monsters wear masks.
Do not allow candles anywhere near your pets.
Watch for electrical cords and decorations that pets could become entangled in causing injury.
Happy Jack O Lantern
The Morning After
   The problem with living a popular neighborhood at Halloween is that most of the people who visit are brought into the area. They don’t care if they drop wrappers, bottles, and other trash as they go from house to house. That makes walking the boys on November 1st like walking through a landmine. There is chocolate melting, empty wrappers, and pieces of those orange & black candies (because nobody eats that stuff!) on the street and in the yards. Bentley’s nose hits the ground and he is in search for the forbidden goodies. Pierre wants to sniff and pee on every single thing he finds. We have to watch each step they take until everyone picks up in front of their houses. #NotCool
Cartoon trick or treaters
   I realize I am preaching to the choir, but if you have little humans to take trick or treating, please remind them not to litter. It is not only bad for the environment but it can be very dangerous to our four-footed friends.
   In the spirit of the holiday, please enjoy our story The Night Before Halloween and this fun JibJab video featuring the characters from my book series, The Returns.

As we do every Friday, we are co-hosting the Pet Parade with these friends; Rascal and RoccoBasil the Bionic CatLove is being owned by a Husky.  Link up your favorite blog of the week and gain social media followers and shares!
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