Friday, February 26, 2016

Once Upon a Time on the Bayou ~ A Fairy Tale

   Once upon a time on a bayou far, far away lived a Basset Hound and a Westie.
Woman reading a fairy tale to a Westie and Basset Hound
Bentley: “Hey, is this story about us? You forgot to say that we were handsome. Can you make me the king, maybe? I’ve always thought I should be a king.”

   Once upon a time on a bayou far, far away lived a handsome Basset Hound and Westie. These kings were loved by all of the bayou animals.


Bentley: “Okay, there can’t be two kings. Make Pierre a prince or a court jester.”

   Once upon a time on a bayou far, far away lived the handsome King Bentley and his best friend, Prince Pierre. They were loved by all of the bayou residents. It was a beautiful and safe place to live. The king and prince decided they should throw a huge gala in hopes of finding Bentley's true love. A king needs a queen.

Bentley: “My true love is food. Will this be a catered event? Are there going to be any bayou babes at the shindig? Why do you keep sighing like that, Mom?”

   Once upon a time on a bayou far, far away…yadda, yadda, yadda. The Bayou Ball was the most exciting thing to happen in a long time. All of the bayou beauties had hopes of becoming the true love to our handsome bachelor. As the day of the event drew closer, the bayou chefs spent their time creating drool-worthy dishes for the guests. The Bayou Boutique was swamped with ladies trying on the perfect gowns. It was going to be the grandest gala they had ever known. King Bentley had summoned the Bayou Band to perform their greatest hits. The castle was decorated in bright colors of purple, green, and gold. Even the alligators were excited and promised to be on their best behavior.

Bentley: “Wait just a flea flicking minute! Who invites alligators to a party? They will eat all of the hors d’oeuvres and possibly a few of my guests. Can we change them into something less intimidating?”

   The castle was decorated in bright colors of purple, green and gold. Even the bayou squirrels were excited and promised to be on their best behavior.

Me: “Is that better?”
Bentley: “Yeah, I’m thinking some of the guests and a certain prince will lose their minds when tree rats show up on the dance floor. Surely, you remember what happened at that church in Pascagoula, Mississippi when a squirrel went berserk.  Just sayin’.” 

   The night of the Bayou Ball finally came and the guests began arriving dressed in their finest collars and clothes. King Bentley had asked Prince Pierre to act as his lookout and to let him know when a certain beautiful GBGV arrived. She was surely the fairest on the bayou but he had only seen her from a distance. He knew that she was his one and only, it was just a matter of time before she knew it too.
   When Bentley heard Pierre let out a loud howl followed by a wolf whistle, he knew that his dream girl had arrived. She was just as gorgeous as he remembered. Swiftly walking over, he asked her to dance. It felt as if his feet were lighter than air as they twirled and dipped their way across the dance floor. The magical evening lasted until the clock struck midnight. That was when his true love scurried out of the ballroom and down the steps. King Bentley followed in hot pursuit but it was too late. She was gone and the only thing left to remember her by was a diamond-encrusted collar. “Pierre, I want this collar tried on every maiden in the kingdom. The girl that it fits will be my future queen. Make haste, there is not a minute to waste.

Bentley: “I think I know where this is going. Why didn’t I just get the girl’s name and phone number? Did I even check to see if the collar had a tag on it with her information? How many maidens are in this kingdom? This could prove to be a long drawn-out process. Why are you rolling your eyes at me?”

   The King and his friends put their noses to the ground and began sniffing for the mystery girl. Dogs have a tremendous sense of smell and immediately picked up her trail. They arrived at her doorstep shortly after she got home. Her little sister Bailie answered the door. After explaining the situation to her, the young GBGV barked that she recognized the collar. That is when Bentley’s dream girl, Emma appeared at the door. Not wanting to take the chance of losing her again, he immediately knelt down to ask for her paw in marriage.  She nodded and they sealed the deal with a kiss. Of course, they lived happily ever after.
Castle with "humanized" GBGV dog and Basset Hound dressed in formal wear
Bentley: “Whew! You had me worried there for a minute. I love a great fairy tale.”    
Happy Tell a Fairy Tale Day
We are joining Team BeagleBratz for their
“Once Upon a Time” Blog hop.
Thanks for hosting Lord Shiloh and Lady Shasta!
**In case you don’t remember the time the squirrel went berserk in the Pascagoula, Mississippi church, here is the video by Ray Stevens.


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48 comments :

  1. I gots an idea for dem bayou gators and skwerrils - it involves a deep fryer.

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  2. I love that picture of you reading to them!!
    You should frame that!! So darn cute.

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  3. MOL ! That's the cutest and funniest fairy tale we've ever read ! Purrs

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  4. I love fairy tales! It's even better when they are funny! It's good that they lived happily ever after! :D

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  5. Haha! Omg- I love the pic of you reading to them! How precious!

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  6. how hilarious and adorable was that? What a great couple!! DakotasDen

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  7. OMD Bentley! What a surprise! Thank you so much for including me in your fairy tale. Being from the UK, castles and fairy tales are my thing and Mom tells me I'm the queen all the time. Love your story and love you! So creative!

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  8. That's a great story!!! I bet Emma was impressed that you are a good searchdog too :o) We had some problems here too to pick the king and the court jester... my staff still has to discuss that, so I skipped that pawsitions for my fairtale :o) ... oh btw: I wonder how the best behavior of alligators will look LOL

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  9. Oh that is such a fantastic story. Had the Mom laughing out loud. And a great ending. What a wonderful post.

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  10. Pawsome story and I luffs a HAPPY ending!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  11. BOL.....That sounds a bunch like our house whenever Mama tries to tell us a story! We are so very glad you and your Princess lived Happily ever After!!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  12. My McAfee seems to like you again just in time for a great fairy tale and no, I don't think it is weird to read to dogs.

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  13. We love Happily Ever After Stories!!!!
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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  14. That was the bestest story
    Snorts
    Lily & Edward

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  15. Great story.....with lots of in-put from the co-authors...BOL!

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  16. Happy Fairy Tale Day. That was great!

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  17. Love it, thank you for my Friday story :)

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  18. Best fairy tale! I love Bentley's interjections.

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  19. Bentley, you remind us of someone, the way you interrupt everything. Let's see, who could that be? Oh, yes, Marcus! We're glad your tale ended happily.

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  20. Oh, I love it! What a hoot! And "A flea flicking minute" - what a great line! This fairy tale made my night!

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  21. OMD We are glad that the Gators got NIXed... butt are NOT sure Squirrels are much Better...BUTT OMD Finding the pawfect Gal was Worth it...

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  22. That was a fun fairy tale...and we loved the commentary. :)

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  23. That was great, you guys are too funny.

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  24. Yeah, dats da bestest ending ever!! We read this story three times throughout da day - it made us feel cozy and happy! Great job!

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  25. I am happy that there was a happy ending!!

    Please come to my birthday party today

    Ziggy Out!!

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  26. What a great story! Though it seems Bentley might like to just write his own next time...BOL. We do love a happy ending though!
    Jan & the crew at Wag 'n Woof Pets

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  27. A wonderful tale! Now we are wondering how long a flea ticking minute is BOL!

    Keep Calm & Bark on!

    Murphy & Stanley

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  28. What a fun post - everyone loves fairy tales and happy endings.

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  29. Alligators don't make good guests? :) Loved this!

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  30. Ooh, we loved your furry-tale! Good job. ღ

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  31. I love this!! Never a dull moment with those pups!!

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  32. OMD! Melissa this was so great... I got such a great laugh. Gotta luv Bentley and Pierre! I love Ray Stevens but had never seen this video before, sooooo funny. Yeah, ya never wanna invite gators to a doggie party. Squirrels, well that can be a little squirrelly too (pun intended). Great post, love it. <3

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  33. Adorable! I'm so glad it had a 'fairy tale' ending.

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  34. It's hard for an author to please critics, isn't it? ;-)
    MOL!!

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  35. I love fairy tales with happy endings. Glad no one got eaten by a gator. What a cute couple they make. King Kilo will be jealous.

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  36. What a cute story! Your dogs have so much personality- it's so fun to read!

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  37. Now, this is precisely why I don't tell the corgis what I write about them. I'd never get a word in. ;) Also, I vote put the gators back in! Love the creativity!

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  38. Heheheh this is the best kind of fairy tale, Melissa. Tell Bentley I want to hear it again again again.

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  39. Ohh what a cute fairy tale!! I love that Emma was his dream girl... wonderful!!

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  40. Just what we love - a fairy tale that changes depending on who's reading it. We loved it!

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  41. What a positively delightful fairy tale! I hope the happy couple got lots of beautiful treats & a giant crystal bowl to put them in!
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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  42. Aw, a fun tale of tails! Cute photo at the end, too =) Thanks for this new fairytale and happy ending.

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