Thursday, April 28, 2016

DGP For Our Pet's Mobility & Flexibilty

   Do you give much thought to your dog’s mobility and flexibility? If they are getting older, chances are it is something on your mind. One of the many things we share with our dogs and cats is the realization that as we age, we can have issues with our movements. It is important that we get daily exercise to maintain an ease of movement.
   Bentley is 8-years-old and Pierre just celebrated his 5th birthday. They are still very active and I want to make sure they stay that way. I feed them a great diet, keep my veterinarian appointments and add all-natural supplements to help provide an extra layer of protection.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Lizard Hunting 101

Lizard Hunting 101 with Pierre featuring Westie
   “Welcome to Lizard Hunting 101. Being on the Bayou, you might be wondering why I am hunting lizard instead of alligators. It’s simple reasoning; to a lizard I look like a huge white monster, but to an alligator, I look like a tasty mini marshmallow.”

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

It's Time to Liv-a-Littles #ChewyInfluencer

Basset and Westie standing in opened door looking a Chewy.com mascot
Bentley: “We were just hanging out the other day when someone knocked on our front door. Pierre and I scrambled to the window to bark like maniacs send out a proper greeting. Imagine the excitement when we saw it was our friend from Chewy.com.”

Monday, April 25, 2016

BFTB NETWoof News April 25, 2016 #DogNews

Bentley Basset: “Hello and welcome to this week’s BFTB NETWoof News. I’m Bentley; your newshound extraordinaire in the fur. Joining me at the anchor desk are my co-anchor, Pierre and the #1 Weather Lab on the Bayou, Paisley. We have fetched some great news so let’s get right to our top story. Pierre?”
BFTB NETWoof News set with cat on back screen
Chloe's photo courtesy of Wales News Service
Pierre Westie: “We often report about happy reunions between humans and their long-lost dogs. I am happy to share a story that proves microchipping your cat is just as important. A cat name Chloe escaped from her car at the veterinarian’s office one morning six years ago. She was scheduled for surgery that morning but decided to opt out. Her owner was told that Chloe died in a road accident. You can imagine her surprise when she was contacted by a local shelter in South Wales to come and claim the 9-year-old cat. It was a wonderful reunion that was only possible because of her microchip.”

Friday, April 22, 2016

5 Easy Ways to Celebrate Earth Day with Your Dog

   Since 1970, we have celebrated Earth Day by bringing attention to the environmental issues we all face. Great strides have taken place but there is so much more that we can all do to make a difference.
   Here are 5 Easy Ways to celebrate Earth Day with your dog:
Basset with head inside Chewy.com box as Westie looks on
5. Recycle
   It is so easy to rinse out your dog or cat food cans for recycling. Always use the recycle bin to throw away empty pet food bags, treat boxes, toy tags, dog shampoo bottles and delivery boxes. Check for the recycle label on products that you purchase.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

A Birthday to Remember

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Basset sitting up to sing happy birthday to Wesite
We celebrated Pierre’s 5th birthday on April 17th. The party began with a rousing chorus of “happy birthday.”

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

There is a New Chew in Town #SentinelSpectrum

Veterinarian examining Basset Hound's eyes
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   Let’s face it; there is nothing nice about parasites. They are gross, but the chances are if you have dogs, you’ve had to deal with at least one of these six most common freeloaders. I’m talking about heartworm, fleas, hookworm, roundworm, tapeworm and whipworm.    What if I told you there was a Beef and Bacon Flavored Chew; Virbac® SENTINEL® SPECTRUM® that can protect your best friend against these dirty half-dozen?  That’s right, there’s a new chewy in town and it is protecting our dogs from the inside out. Your vet can prescribe Sentinel Spectrum after testing to make sure your dog is heartworm-free.
Hateful Heartworms

Monday, April 18, 2016

BFTB NETWoof News April 18, 2016 #DogNews

Bentley: “I’m Bentley Basset and welcome to BFTB NETWoof News for the week of April 18, 2016. We hope that you’re doing great and look forward to fetching you some fun news. I am joined at the anchor desk by yesterday’s birthday boy, Pierre, and our Weather Lab Paisley. What’s our top story?”
BFTB NETWoof News set with Paisley Lab and new baby on screen
Paisley: “Pick me! Pick me! BREAKING NEWS!!”
Bentley: “It appears that Paisley has our top story.”
Paisley: “Guess what! My baby sister is here and I have never been so proud. It turns out that a baby is a sweet but tiny human! Mine is just the cutest little girl in the world. I will always love her and protect her and teach her to walk and play ball. Wow! This is going to be so much fun! Right now, it is my job to watch her with my mom and dad. If she squeaks, I am right there checking on her. We are totally going to have tea parties and play dress-up one day. Sorry, to ramble but I find her so fascinating. Anyway, that is my top story!”

Sunday, April 17, 2016

A Special Pierre Birthday Edition

Pierre: "Why are we posting on Sunday? I thought that we took the weekends off unless it was a special occasion."
Bentley: “It is a special occasion. Guess what we are celebrating today?”
Pierre: “Ummm...is it my birthday? Will there be cake?”
Bentley: “I know that is always your first guess, but in this case, you’re right!”
White West Highland Terrier in birthday hat meme "Happy 5th Birthday Pierre"
Feeling Fabulous at Five!

Friday, April 15, 2016

We Love Our Fun and Whimzees

Bentley: “I don’t mind telling y’all that this has been one crazy week. Mom was not able to brush our teeth, which would have been a bummer if it weren’t for Whimzees™. The fun shapes are good for a giggle and great for a gnaw.”
Basset Hound about to taste a Whimzess hedgehog
Pierre: “I love the hedgehog and alligator shapes. Of course, the toothbrush and crossbones are awesome too. The unique knobby shapes, grooves, and hollows are excellent at keeping our teeth plaque and tartar free.”
Bentley: “Those shapes also help to ensure proper blood flow through the gums and prevent bad breath. For two cool dudes, fresh breath is a must-have.  They are also high in fiber and low in calories so we will maintain our manly dog physiques.”  

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Back in the Saddle Again

I’m back in the saddle and ready to ride.
Yee-Haw!
   Let me be serious and say thank you for all of the thoughts, prayers, Power of the Paw, and kind words over the past few days. My friends in Blogville and BlogPaws® along with the rest of you made all of the difference in my world. How do I know?

Monday, April 11, 2016

BFTB NETWoof News April 11, 2016 #DogNews

Bentley: “Hello, I’m Bentley and this is BFTB NETWoof News for the week of April 11, 2016. Joining me at the anchor desk is Pierre Westie and Paisley, the best Weather Lab on the Bayou. We fetch the good dog and animal stories to put a smile in your day. Let’s turn to Pierre for our top story.”
BFTB NETWoof Dog News with Fireman and dog
Pierre: “Firefighters rescued a dog that had fallen 50 feet into an abandoned clay mine. A hiker called 9-1-1 to report the pup around the Chatfield Reservoir in Colorado. The fire department stated that dog rescues from the mines are not uncommon. Just an idea, maybe they should cap those mines so nobody can fall into them. What do you think, Bentley?”

Friday, April 8, 2016

Pick Up the Dog Poop ~ No More Excuses

   Let’s face the facts; there will always be people that refuse to pick up after their dogs. It is annoying, irresponsible and illegal in many areas. Why do some people refuse to scoop their dog’s poop? I am sure there is a myriad of excuses but not a single legitimate reason.

 The following are NOT acceptable excuses:
Picking up dog poop with a Sooty Paw Paw bag.
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It’s just dog poop, what’s the big deal?
   Did you know that the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention confirms pet waste can spread parasitic worms, parvovirus, and salmonella?  Pet waste is classified as a dangerous pollutant.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Is Your Dog Allergic to Spring?

   Spring is a wonderful time of the year, especially when you are a dog. The grass is green, squirrels are out, there are fresh flower beds to dig, and balls to catch. If your dog suffers from seasonal allergies, spring might not be their favorite time of the year.
Basset Hound in the grass meme "Is your dog allergic to spring?"
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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Barking from the Bayou, LLC

   Barking from the Bayou began December 13, 2014 and we haven’t looked back. It has been a terrific way to spend our days. What started out as a fun way of reaching other dog lovers has become a real job. I love it more than I could have ever imagined. That is why it is with great pride that I announce we are officially;
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Catch Dr. Harvey's Health + Shine Salmon Oil

Dr. Harvey's compensated ambassador disclaimer
Westie and Basset in boat with salmon oil supplement canister from Dr. Harvey's              Do you add salmon oil supplements to your dog or cat’s diet? Research has found that EPA and DHA are two essential fatty acids for our pets. The problem is both Omega 3 fatty acids can only be produced in limited supply in dogs and is more limited in cats. The addition of these fatty acids can help with allergies, itching, and dry skin. You can get them in Dr. Harvey’s Health and Shine Salmon Oil Supplements capsules. It is the finest natural fish oil available. Bentley and Pierre have been getting them for several weeks. I love knowing they are each receiving the recommended amount omega 3 fatty acid each day in a convenient capsule. They love the taste of them.  

Monday, April 4, 2016

BFTB NETWoof Dog News April 4, 2016

Bentley: “Welcome to BFTB NETWoof News for April 4, 2016. I’m Bentley, your newshound extraordinaire. Joining me at the desk is my co-anchor Pierre and our wonderful Weather Lab, Paisley. We have fetched some great reports for your week. Let’s get to our top story, Pierre.”
Beautiful Mayalan tiger cubs at the Bronx zoo
Tiger photo courtesy of The Today Show
Pierre: “We chose our top story this week for the ‘awww’ factor. The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo introduced their two new tiger cubs last week to the Today’s Show Harry Smith. The 12-week-old Mayalan tiger cubs are doing great. They are endangered with only 250 left due to poaching and loss of prey in the wild. The Wildlife Conservation Society works to help stop poaching so that hopefully magnificent tigers and many other animals will survive in their natural habitat. The cubs are so cute. I’m glad they are safe from poachers.”

Friday, April 1, 2016

Treat 'Em Right with Vita Bone

Vita Bones® Biscuits Medium size and small flavored boxes
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Me: “We have some tasty treats to tell you about today. They are from our friends at Vita Bone® so I know Bentley and Pierre are going to love them.”