Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving Day

Happy Thanksgiving! We have so many things to be grateful for each day but today is a time to express thanks for all our blessings.
We Give Thanks for You
We are thankful to all of you who visit, laugh, comment and share our blog. Our success is 100% thanks to you. It is hard to believe that we are about to celebrate our fourth year of Barking from the Bayou! We hope to continue to grow our audience and help spread smiles across the miles.
We are Thankful for Our Sponsors & Affiliates
You have probably heard the saying, “I work so my dogs can have a better life.” It is true for us. Thanks to our amazing sponsors and affiliates, we make extra income which is spent on Bentley and Pierre.
We only work with companies that we truly believe in and love. A huge thank you goes out to Dr.Harvey’s, PrideBites, Treatibles, Chewy.com, Amazon, and Whistle. These folks are the best and our blog would not be as successful without them.
I really appreciate all of you who order through my site and take advantage of my discount codes. It means so much to me.
We Love Blogville
There are no words to describe the love and support that we get from the Blogville community. This terrific group of pet bloggers prove that pet people are the best people. Whether it is the POTP or help with a blogging problem, you can always count on Blogville to lend a helping paw.
Blogville makes blogging fun. We participate in dances, picnics, elections, and sports together. You must love a photo of Madi the cat twerking, Ruby the Airedale serving margaritas, or Emma & me in formal wear. There are countless things to participate in Blogville and if it were an actual place, I’d move there in a heartbeat!
We will be spending the holidays being Gram & Paw.
Take care of yourselves and
Happy Thanksgiving!

We are joining our friends at Blogville to say Thanks!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Say YES to EQyss Pet Products

   Have you heard of EQyss Pet Products? They began manufacturing the highest quality grooming products for companion pets such as horses and dogs. All their ingredients are sourced in the USA and made in their own factory in San Diego, California.
EQyss Complete Line of Pet Grooming Products
We received these EQyss products in exchange for an honest review. Barking from the Bayou only shares products that we enjoy and believe will benefit our audience. EQyss is not responsible for the contents of this article All opinions are my own. This article also contains Amazon affiliate links. If you purchase through this page, I will receive a small commission but it will not effect your price whatsoever. Thank you!
   We were recently sent a variety of their grooming products for Bentley and Pierre. I am always excited to try new shampoos, conditioners, and fur care sprays. The first thing I do is give everything the smell test. Some products are too strong for Bentley’s sensitive nose. He likes to smell good but not overpowering. I’m happy to report that EQyss understands a dog’s and a human’s olfactory organs. Everything smelled fabulous!

Monday, November 20, 2017

BFTB NETWoof News November 20, 2017

Bentley Basset: “Hello and welcome to Thanksgiving week’s BFTB NETWoof News. We have fetched some great stories so let’s get right to our top story with my co-anchor Pierre.”
BFTB NETWoof News Top Story woman with dog on backscreen
Pierre Westie: “In a huge scientific study it was concluded that having a dog is good for your health. The study showed people who live with a dog are less likely to die from cardiovascular disease. That is because we help people be more social and get exercise. We can’t walk ourselves, you know. This is another one of those in-depth ‘Duh’ research projects that pet parents have realized all along.”

Friday, November 17, 2017

Everything You Need for a Pawsome Puppy Party from Amazon

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   Bentley is preparing for turning ten-years-old on December 3, 2017. I cannot believe my boy is almost two paws full. He is very excited and has let it be known that he is expecting a huge party. What is a pet parent to do? 
   There is one place to find everything we need to make our party a howling success. AMAZING AMAZON
   Seriously, what did we do before Amazon made shopping so easy? As a member of Prime, I get free shipping on most products and believe me, it saves us a bundle. If you haven’t joined Amazon Prime yet, I highly recommend it. 
Amazon Has It All

You need to send out invitations with an R.S.V.P. so you can get a reliable tail count. Check with the post office for their dog stamps for extra snail mail cuteness.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Paging Dr. Tim's Freeze Dried Treats

Westie and Basset answering the door to Chewy's mascot.
Chewy.com disclaimer
Bentley Basset Hound: “You might remember earlier that Mom stole claimed our new Texts from Dogs desk calendar from Chewy. It seemed as if the Bayou Boys were going to lose out this month. We were majorly bummed because we depend on our friends at Chewy.com for our favorite treats.”

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

We Missed It

Bentley: “Oh my dog!! Pierre, wake up…WAKE UP!!”
Pierre: “I’m awake and ready to bark. What is the problem? A burglar? A squirrel? Cheese? Tell me what’s got your hackles up?”
Bentley: “We missed one of the most important days of the year! I cannot believe it. I feel soooo bad.”

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Your Dog has Cancer. Now What ?

   There are few diagnoses from the vet that strike fear in the hearts of pet parents more than the words, “Your dog has cancer.” What are you supposed to do now?
   November is Pet Cancer Awareness month and a great time to take another look at Dr. Harvey’s Paradigm. It is the first choice of holistic vets when a dog is diagnosed with cancer. That is because this revolutionary base-mix dog food is formulated on the principles of an anti-cancer diet. It can be your first line of defense to improve your dog’s quality of life, help promote healing and maintain a strong immune system.
Dr. Harvey's Paradigm

Monday, November 13, 2017

BFTB NETWoof News November 13, 2017

Bentley Basset Hound: “Hello and welcome to BFTB NETWoof News for November 13, 2017. We are tail-wagging happy to have you here and have fetched some great stories to start your week. Pierre, what is our top story?”
BFTB NETWoof News Top Story: Dog playing sick
Sick dog photo credit: Creative Commons
Pierre Westie: “It is a hilarious story of Sullivan, a dog that lives with his humans in Utah. His mom came home to see him on her lunchbreak and he was excited to spend time in the middle of the day with her. He was running around and playing but when it was time for her to return to work, Sullivan seemed to come down with a horrible cough. She couldn’t take off to stay with him, so she called her husband who hurried home to keep a watchful eye on their pup. 

Friday, November 10, 2017

Weekend Fun

We are joining our friends McGuffy's Reader and 15 and Meowing for Friendly Fill-Ins. Be sure to hop around and see everyone’s answers.
• The best part of where I live are the mild winters. It rarely snows and when it does, the entire city shuts down!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Explaining Daylight Savings Time to Dogs

Dear Bentley and Pierre,
    I just want you to know that daylight savings time was not my idea. It is obvious that this entire “Fall Back” business is messing with y’all. It’s not that I mind you waking me up at 5:00a.m. to go outside and take care of your business. I’m thankful that you claw on my side of the bed to rouse me out of a perfectly happy dream. It is always fun to drag myself to the back door to put your leashes on and go stand around while you both find the perfect place to take poop. The best part is when we go back to bed and I hear you snoring before I can resume my dream.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Wordless in Black and White

There is something special about black and white photographs. They seem to bring out the true personality of your subjects and I love that.
Bentley is mellow and loving.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

I'm a Calendar Girl

   There’s a secret that needs to be shared. I’m a calendar girl and it is time to admit it. Oh, don’t get me wrong…I’m not actually on a calendar but if you thought that for even a moment, thanks! What I am trying to say is that I LOVE calendars. Each year I have two wall calendars, a blogging calendar notebook and a cute day-by-day desk calendar.

Monday, November 6, 2017

BFTB NETWoof News November 6, 2017

Bentley Basset Hound: “Hello and welcome to this week’s BFTB NETWoof News. We have some great news for you today so let me have my co-anchor, Pierre, fetch the top story.”
BFTB NETWoof News report on humans' love for dogs
Pierre Westie: “I enjoy this report because it reveals that some humans really do love their dogs more than other humans. In an experiment involving 240 people, participants were given a fake newspaper report describing an attack on a human or a dog with a baseball bat. The article described the victim being left with several lacerations, a broken leg and unconscious. They were told the victims were a one-year old baby, a 30- year-old adult, a puppy, and a six-year-old dog. 

Friday, November 3, 2017

November's First Fill Ins, Flashbacks and Pet Parade

    We are joining our friends McGuffy's Reader and 15 and Meowing for Friendly Fill-Ins. Be sure to hop around and see everyone’s answers.
• My favorite part of November is cooking Thanksgiving dinner with my husband. We always have so much fun baking and his cornbread dressing is the best!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Do You Want Fries with That Order?

Save 20% on PrideBites Pup Fries with code MKCLINTON
Bentley Basset Hound: “We all know dogs love fries, am I right? That is why we are so stoked about PrideBites newest toy! It’s a large order of Pup Fries and you are going to want to add these to your Christmas list.”
Pierre Westie: “I love all of PrideBites' toys and the Pup Fries look delicious. Don’t worry about me killing them either. These toys have 55 pounds of pull pressure so even my jaws of Terrier steel won’t spoil them. It’s a shame we can’t order an entire meal to go with the Pup Fries. That’d be pawsome.”

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Those Cotton Fields Back Home

Louisiana cotton fields
   Cotton fields were such a part of Louisiana’s landscape in the 60’s and 70’s that I admit to taking them for granted. Everyone had their photos made in the fields growing up. They went on for miles and miles before schools, universities, and shopping centers took their place.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Halloween Horror Movies on the Bayou

Chocolate Lab dressed as Capt. Hook. copyright 2017

   “Hello, I am Captain Paisley Hook and will be your guide to Barking from the Bayou’s Spooktacular Halloween movie previews. Grab your popcorn and try not to howl in terror!”

Monday, October 30, 2017

BFTB NETWoof News October 30, 2017

Bentley Basset Hound: “Hello and welcome to BFTB NETWoof News. We have fetched some great stories for you this week so let’s toss it over to Pierre for our Top Story.”
BFTB NETWoof News report on fake service dogs
Pierre Westie: “Have you seen a dog being passed off as a ‘service dog’ so they are allowed in a store or on a plane?

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Why I Am So Thankful This Thursday

   It has been a good while since I participated in a Thankful Thursday post. Not because I didn’t have anything to be thankful for, it is just that my calendar is full, so I put it off for another week.
  Sometimes you receive such good news that all other things get pushed back and you want to shout THANK YOU from the rooftop or quietly with your head bowed. In this case, I want to do both!

Monday, October 23, 2017

BFTB NETWoof News October 23, 2017

Bentley Basset Hound: “Welcome to BFTB NETWoof News for the week of October 23, 2017. We have fetched some fun stories to start your day. Let’s check with my co-anchor Pierre for our top story.”
BFTB NETWoof News Top story with black Lab
Black Lab Photo Source: Creative Commons
Pierre the Westie: “It takes a lot of dedication to become a CIA bomb-sniffing K9. Lulu, a black Labrador Retriever,

Friday, October 20, 2017

Step-In Style with PrideBites

   If you follow us on a regular basis, you know that we are huge fans of PrideBites. They have been our go-to company for everything from toys to collars for several years. I believe in their products so much that I am a proud PrideBites PAWtner. 
BFTB PrideBites PAWtner badge
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   One of the advantages I get is testing out and reviewing some of their newest products. They recently introduced their Step-In harness so we ordered one for Pierre. He has to wear a harness anytime he is on a leash because he is a puller. This causes him to do an over-dramatic gagging exhibition so people think we are choking him.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Hair-Raising Halloween Health Haunts

   Halloween can be a fun-filled time for everyone, including your pets if you take the correct precautions.
This post contains affiliate links to Amazon and Treatibles. If you make a purchase via these links, I will receive a small commission but the price to you remains the same. You can save 10% on Treatibels using my affiliate code BFTB
• Only dress your pet up if they enjoy the process. Costumes that are too confining or block their vision are to be avoided. We usually dress the Bayou Boys up for their photo session and then we are done. They do not participate in trick or treating and we don’t go to pet costume contests. If your pet decides to ingest part of a costume, you could be spooked with a $1,872 vet bill to remove it.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The Power of Power Pops

   The other day when our delivery of Dr. Harvey’s arrived, the Bayou Boys seemed unusually giddy. I know they love their Paradigm and Pierre can barely contain himself while I mix in their protein and oil each meal. No, this was something different. That’s when I saw the bags of Dr. Harvey’s Power Pops inside the box!
Dr. Harvey's Power Pops in the palm of a hand

Monday, October 16, 2017

BFTB NETWoof News October 16, 2017

Bentley Basset Hound: “Hello and welcome to this week in BFTB NETWoof News. It’s been another busy week in the animal world so let’s get to our top story.”
Coyote photo via: Creative Commons
Pierre Westie: “I always like to start out with a report that gives us faith in the humans among us. A woman in Malibu thought she saw an anteater roaming the streets. She called her husband and neighbor who discovered it wasn’t an anteater at all. A coyote had gotten its head stuck in a plastic pipe and quickly disappeared before they could help.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Keep Calm and Enjoy Friday 13th

   Are you a superstitious person? You are safe spending part of your Friday Thirteenth with us. We are tossing caution to the wind and jumping on three blog hops for the weekend. 
   Our first hop is Da DB Boyz and Rosie’s Flower Friday. Join in for some beautiful flora throughout Blogville. We are sharing some gorgeous flowers that Skipper photographed when he was in Eisenach, Germany for work. I dream of having window boxes like these one day.
Pink and red flowers in German window boxes

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Chewy's Bone Appe-Treat Goody Box

Bentley Basset Hound: “As you probably know, Pierre and I are official Chewy Influencers. Each month we select products that we would like to review in exchange for our unbiased opinion.”
Pierre Westie: “Bentley! Come quick, you’re not going to believe it.”
Bentley: “Seriously? I am busy doing the lead in for this month’s Chewy.com post. Our box should be here any minute now. I like to be prepared.”
Bentley Basset and Pierre Westie are inspecting their new Chewy.com box

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Monday, October 9, 2017

BFTB NETWoof News October 9, 2017

Bentley Basset Hound: “Greetings from BFTB NETWoof News. This is our report for the week of October 9, 2017. For our top story, let’s turn to my co-anchor, Pierre.”
BFTB NETWoof News top story: Golden Retriever on backdrop
Pierre Westie: “Today our top story shines a spotlight on the amazing Golden Retrievers from the Lutheran Church Charities K9 Comfort Dogs. Nineteen specially trained

Friday, October 6, 2017

Weekend Fun

   It is already the weekend and we are happy to join Friendly Fill-Ins hosted by our pals 15 & Meowing and McGuffy’s Reader.
• October is the perfect time to sit on the back porch and enjoy our morning coffee while the dogs play.
• Halloween means carloads of trick or treaters will be descending upon our neighborhood dressed in fun costumes and cruising for candy.
• Every October, I look forward to the leaves turning red and gold.
• My experience with the supernatural world is only in my dreams and when pets that have left me make themselves known.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

6 Reasons to Walk Your Dog

   The first week of October is National Walk Your Dog Week. It is a great time to point out the obvious and not so obvious reasons that you should get off your butt and move your mutt!
Bentley Basset and Pierre Westie walking on matching leashes
• Walking is wonderful exercise for you and your dog.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Delectable Duck Delights

Westie and basset at front door to discover Chewy.com mascot on top of delivery box.
Bentley Basset Hound: “As you know, the Bayou Boys are influencers for our friends at Chewy.com. That means that we get to give you our thoughts on special products we ask Mom to order for us each month. For September we requested some yummy bacon treats. You can read about them on our Did Someone Say Bacon? post.”

Monday, October 2, 2017

BFTB NETWoof News October 2, 2017

Bentley Basset Hound: “Welcome to BFTB NETWoof News for the first week of October. Who else agrees that this year is flying by us at warp speed? We have some fun stories to help put a smile on your face so let’s get right to it. Pierre?”
BFTB NETWoof News top story on bears in a backyard
Bear photo credit: nationalgeographic.com
Pierre Westie: “We really got a chuckle out of our top story. A family looked in their backyard and saw a bear cub. That was shocking but when the mama bear lumbered in behind her baby, they weren’t sure what was about to happen. The cub was only interested in one thing…the family’s inflatable pink flamingo pool toy! They watched as the little fellow wrestled with the oversized floatie until the mama bear got tired of her child’s antics. When she left, the cub quickly followed her but he took the flamingo with him!”

Friday, September 29, 2017

Fill In Friday and Smelling Roses

   We are happy to join Friendly Fill-Ins hosted by our pals 15 & Meowing and McGuffy’s Reader.

I am far too organized! I alphabetize EVERYTHING and can’t stand when things are out of place.
To save money, I use coupons both paper and digital.
Kindness matters.
My family makes me think that I am the luckiest woman on earth.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

A Letter for Remember Me Thursday

Hello,
   It’s me, Stray Dog #1547 over here in the corner kennel. I know that I’m not the cutest dog around but really wish that you’d stop by my cage. It is sad to watch the younger dogs get most of the attention. We all deserve a chance at happiness. Oh sure, I was happy once upon a time but that was long ago. What’s my story, you ask? Sigh, mine is not an unusual tale but it goes like this…

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

The Dangers Lurking In Leaves

   It’s that time of the year when the air is crisp and the leaves crunch under out feet. There is something about a fresh pile of leaves that is irresistible to children and dogs. Pierre loves chasing the leaves as they float to the ground. We don’t usually rake our leaves but rather chop them up with the lawn mower. After reading PetPlan's graphic about the dangers that could be lurking in leaf piles, I am glad.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Le Dogue Bites are Très Bien

Bentley: “Bonjour, Pierre. Would you care to partake in some of my Dr.Harvey’s le dogue bites®?  I must say they are très bien.”
Pierre: “What the heck is wrong with you, Bentley? You are talking funny. The only thing I understood was Dr. Harvey’s so whatever it is, I want some.”