Friday, May 26, 2017

Weekend Lagniappe

Friendly Fill-Ins
   This is our first time to join McGuffy’s Reader & 15 and Meowing for their Friendly Fill-Ins blog hop. We are very excited to be a part of this fun hop.
1.  My idea of roughing it is French fries without ketchup.
2.  I never get sick of talking about my dogs.
3.  My youth was thankfully before Facebook!
4.  My “Golden Years” are going to be the best years of my life and they start now!
                       
                  Flower Friday
We are joining Da DB Boyz for Flower Friday by sharing our favorite blooms.

Pet and Women’s Safety (PAWS) Act
   Did you know there are currently no laws protecting the pets of domestic violence survivors? Women living in violent relationships sometimes stay because they are afraid to leave their pets behind. It is a sad reality that most shelters are not pet-friendly.
Facts
•About 1 million animals are abused each year because of domestic violence.
•Abusers of animals are 5 times as likely to harm humans.
•Up to 65% of domestic violence survivors don’t seek safety because they don’t want to leave their pets. Dr. Michael Roguski with Kaiitiaki Research and Evaluation
•52% of survivors in domestic violence shelters leave their pets behind with their batterers. National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
•Animal abuse is often the first visible sign of domestic violence in the home. RedRover.org
•13% of animal abuse involves domestic violence. RescueInk.org
By supporting the PAWS Act, you can play a part in protecting all survivors of domestic abuse, including pets. Please take a moment to sign the petition and contact your United States representatives to ask for their support.
   I’d like to thank Bayer for their help in this worthwhile project. You can follow them on Twitter at @Bayer4Pets for updates and please share this video to rally your friends and family.                                             
   It's the Pet Parade Blog Hop!  Join the fun with Rascal and RoccoBionic Basil’s BlogLove is being owned by a Husky, and me. We are open all week so hop in the parade with us!


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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Things Pet Parents Say

   As loving pet parents, we often speak to our dogs and cats just as we would anyone else. You probably don’t give it much thought but if we were overheard some people might think we are an odd group.

Here are a few things that can be overheard at our house.
“What is in your mouth?”
“Do you want out just so you can come back in?”
“Who’s the good boy?”
“What is in your mouth, now?”

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Our Thoughts for Today

Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Manchester. It hurts my heart to know that such evil exists in the world today. We will continue to believe that there are more good people than bad but some days it is difficult. May God bless us all.
"If believing were simple, then this world wouldn't be in the mess that it is today." M. K. Clinton

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

How to Prevent Dog Bites

   This week has been set aside as Dog Bite Prevention Week. We thought it would be the perfect time to share a few tips on preventing a painful nip. Remember even the sweetest dog in the world will bite if frightened, hurt, confused or irritated.

Monday, May 22, 2017

BFTB NETWoof News

BFTB NETWoof News set
The BFTB NETWoof News crew is on assignment today. We will return next week with our broadcast. Join us the rest of the week for fun and adventure! Be sure to grab yourself some happy.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Television Has Gone to the Dogs

How Much is Your Pet Worth to You?
   As I was watching television yesterday, there was a video of a man offering people money for their dogs. It was a test to see if anyone would be willing to sell their best friend for a price. He started with $1,000 and continued up to $100,000.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

How to Prepare for a Natural Disaster with Your Pets

Bentley: “Hey, Pierre!  Guess what we are celebrating today?”
Pierre: “Well, I know it’s not time for my birthday again. Whatever it is, will there be cake?”
Bentley Basset Hound is teaching Pierre Westie how to prepare for a disaster
Bentley: “No cake. We are calling attention to National Pet Disaster Preparedness Day. It was actually on May 8th but we believe in the better late than never theory. I’m going to teach you how to be ready in case there is a natural disaster like a tornado, flood, or fire. If we take the time to make a plan and an emergency kit now, the chances of us surviving are a whole lot better.”
Pierre: “What if there is an alien invasion? Would that fall into the Disaster Preparedness Plan? I’ve seen some movies that let me know an invasion could be bad.”

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

How to Spend a Beautiful Day with Your Dogs

   We spent the weekend working in the yard and cleaning out flower beds. It looks beautiful and of course, Bentley and Pierre were lots of help. Monday was another glorious spring day with temperatures in the low 80’s so we decided to spend some quality time playing.

Monday, May 15, 2017

BFTB NETWoof News May 15, 2017

Bentley Basset Hound: “Hello and welcome to BFTB NETWoof News for May 15, 2017. We want to wish all of the moms a belated happy Mother’s Day. My co-anchor, Pierre has our top story.”
BFTB NETWoof News reports on woman and dog lost in woods was found safe
Pierre Westie: “A 23-year-old woman and her dog were rescued when their day hike in the heavily wooded Great Bear Wilderness turned into a six-day nightmare. Madeline Connelly and her pup Mogi took a wrong turn and became hopelessly lost near Glacier National Park in Montana. Rescue workers found bear tracks mixed with her footprints and became very concerned for the duo's safety. The two were finally found five miles from their vehicle. They had survived by drinking water from a creek. Thankfully, they are both fine.”

Friday, May 12, 2017

How to Be the Best Looking Dog at the Park

Pumpkin Patch collar and leash from PrideBites
Bentley: “Do you know that there are dogs that have to go on walks with collars and leashes that don’t match? It is a travesty and completely unnecessary with the help from our friends at PrideBites.
   Their new collars and leashes also make those annoying jingling tags obsolete. That is because you can get your dog’s name and your phone number added onto your stylish collar at no additional charge!
   Don’t worry if you don’t consider yourself to be creative. PrideBites makes it so simple to design any of their products. All you have to do is...

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Time to Be Thankful

   We are joining Brian’s Home for our first Thankful Thursday. All of us have so many things to be thankful for and we are going to share a few with you today.
Knowing that Bentley and Pierre love each other is a wonderful thing. Many fur siblings don’t get along. This makes me very thankful.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Monday, May 8, 2017

BFTB NETWoof News May 8, 2017

Bentley Basset Hound: “Thank you for joining us this week for BFTB NETWoof News. We have fetched some great news for you and my co-anchor Pierre has our top story.”
BFTB NETWoof News reports on bill to outlaw declawing cats in New York
Pierre Westie: “New York cat lovers are excited about a bill that would ban declawing. There are some veterinarians that oppose the legislation. The surgical procedure removes a cat’s toes back to the first knuckle. It is not only painful but puts cats at an extreme disadvantage should they go outdoors. Several European countries, as well as Australia and Britain, have banned declawing. It is also illegal in some California cities. We are keeping our paws crossed that the bill in New York not only passes but is implemented across America.”

Thursday, May 4, 2017

The More Things Change

   I’m not sure what it is about our laundry room but it has always been Bentley’s favorite space in the house. He will get up from a deep sleep to sit in there while I wash or fold clothes. I just wish that I could get him to lend a paw. 
The More Things Change...

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

A Stormy Conversation

   Bentley is not a fan of thunderstorms. We have tried countless remedies to help and have found a couple that truly work. That doesn’t mean that he is has come to enjoy thunder. He hasn’t. We know that if storms are forecast to hit overnight, we will not be sleeping. This was the case Saturday when Bentley and I had the following conversation.
Bentley Basset Hound looking adorable
 

Monday, May 1, 2017

BFTB NETWoof News May 1 2017

Bentley Basset Hound: “Hello and welcome to BFTB NETWoof News for the first day of May 2017. We have fetched some great stories to start your month off with a smile. What’s our top story, Pierre?”
BFTB NETWoof News reports that prison inmates training shelter dogs is a win/win situation
Pierre Westie: “We have reported on stories like this but believe it is such a worthwhile cause that it deserves our spotlight. Rescue dogs from the Fresno Humane Animal Services are being trained by inmates at the Valley State Prison in California to work as service dogs for military veterans. Three such teams celebrated their first round of training recently. Programs like this save the lives of shelter dogs, teach the inmates a useful skill as well as provide a basis for which the dogs can become invaluable partners to many veterans. I’d love to see this type of rehabilitation be practiced at prisons across America. Does your state have a dogs and inmates program?”

Friday, April 28, 2017

Introducing Dr. Harvey's Paradigm Green Superfood Pre-Mix

Dr. Harvey's Paradigm green superfood pre-mix
Dr. Harvey's ambassador disclaimer
   For over 30 years Dr. Harvey has been making life better for companion animals. He has been at the forefront of the all-natural pet food movement and continues to forge ahead of the pack. This has never been truer than with his new specially-blended “green food” pre-mix, Paradigm. It is the ideal base for a low-carb or Ketogenic diet.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

A Visit to Washington

   We recently visited our children in the beautiful state of Washington. I wanted to share more of the scenery with you today. If you ever get the opportunity to visit the Pacific Northwest, I highly recommend it. It was a jam-packed week of fun and family.
Street view in Leavenworth Washington

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Free Art Fun from PrideBites

   If you joined us for Monday’s BFTB NETWoof News, you know that we promised you something exciting from our friends at PrideBites. Today is your lucky day!
PrideBites made a fabulous likeness of Bentley Basset Hound on his customized toy
I am an affiliate PAWtner with PrideBites. If you make a purchase using my 20% discount code, I will receive a commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks!
   Many pet parents love having their dog’s image on PrideBites customized blankets, beds, placemats, toy boxes, and their famous Frisbee toy. Their artists do an incredible job. That is where our exciting news comes into play.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Monday, April 24, 2017

BFTB NETWoof News April 24 2017

Bentley Basset Hound: “Hello and thank you for joining us at BFTB NETWoof News. We are happy to be back this week and have some great reports. What’s our top story, Pierre?”
BFTB NETWoof News reports on April the giraffe giving birth to son
Pierre Westie: “Well, as you probably all know by now, April the giraffe finally delivered her baby. It’s a boy and they are both doing fine. April’s pregnancy has been closely followed by people around the world for months and there was a live stream set up on the Adventure Park’s YouTube channel. An estimated 1.2 million people watched the birth! Isn’t that amazing?”

Friday, April 21, 2017

Flowers for Dory

Red tulips at Skagit Valley Tulip and Daffodil Festival in Washington at the Roozen Gaarde®
   I love blogging and over the past three years, I have become friends with many other dog and cat bloggers. It is a wonderful way to meet people that love their pets as much as we love Bentley and Pierre. The part of blogging that I hate is saying goodbye to the wonderful dogs and cats that cross the Rainbow Bridge. It doesn’t matter how old they are, it is always too soon.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Where Have We Been?

   You might have noticed that I haven’t been on social media very much over the past week. I have a very good excuse. We went on vacation and spent a week with our children in Washington. It was seven days of fun-filled adventures.
Granddaughter with her smash birthday cake
   Emery, our precious granddaughter, celebrated her first birthday while we were there. I made her a “smash” cake and she loved it. Can you believe that she is already one? She is absolutely the best little girl in our world.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Happy 6th Birthday Pierre

Pierre Westie in his tie and sunglasses
Happy 6th birthday Pierre
   I can’t believe Pierre is already six-years-old. Time flies by us so quickly. It occurred to me while I was thinking about his big day that many of you might not know how he came to live with us. Here is his story.

Monday, April 17, 2017

BFTB NETWoof News April 17 2017

BFTB NETWoof News set
Bentley Basset Hound: “Your BFTB NETWoof News Team is in hot pursuit of a long-eared fella that was seen yesterday on the Bayou. This rascally rabbit is believed to have colorful eggs and treats. We will be back with all the news next week. Be sure to stay safe and grab yourself some happy!”

Friday, April 14, 2017

Monday, April 10, 2017

BFTB NETWoof News April 10 2017

Bentley Basset Hound: “Greetings and welcome to this week’s edition of BFTB NETWoof News. We are so happy that you have joined us today. My co-anchor, Pierre has our top story.”
BFTB NETWoof Dog News top story on dog and cat memories

Pierre Westie: “Topping the news is a study on how long dogs and cats remember things. Results seem to show that both species remember anything having to do with food quite well. It is a matter of survival for them. They also recall tricks when used in repetition. Both dogs and cats will know their humans after years of separation. I personally can remember which trees have the most squirrels!”

Friday, April 7, 2017

Reasons for Smiles

Dr. Harvey's Coconut Smiles
   Have you jumped on the coconut bandwagon? It is one of the most popular superfoods around. I add organic coconut oil to Bentley and Pierre’s food daily. They love to lick it right off the spoon too! Coconut and smiles are two of their favorite things. Luckily, Dr. Harvey’s understands and has a perfect solution in their delicious Coconut Smiles.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

5 Truths About Scooping Poop

   It is International Pooper Scooper Week. I appreciate my friends at Golden Daily Scoop for the reminder. A person not picking up after their dogs is one of my biggest “pet” peeves. You wouldn’t let your child take a dump outdoors and walk away so why would you let your dog? Both are gross!
Bentley Basset Hound scooping his poop.
Let’s look at some facts and fiction about dog poop.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

DGP for Your Pet's Mobility

DGP All Natural Joint Supplement
Barking from the Bayou received two bottles of DGP tablets in exchange for an honest review. We only share products that we feel will benefit our readers. DGP is not responsible for the contents of this article.
   As we age, our joints ache more and we just don’t move as well as we did in our younger years. The same is true for our dogs and cats. Getting old is NOT for sissies! The time to take care of your pet’s joints is now.

Monday, April 3, 2017

BFTB NETWoof News April 3, 2017

Bentley Basset Hound: “Hello and welcome to this week’s BFTB NETWoof News. We have fetched some great reports to share with you for this first week of April. My co-anchor Pierre has our top story.”
BFTB NETWoof News Top Story: Kittens rescued in a Walmart deli
Pierre Westie: “They say that you can find anything at Walmart and this story proves it’s true. Employees at a Phoenix store

Friday, March 31, 2017

The Magic of Dr. Harvey's Healing Cream

Bentley Basset Hound loves his Dr. Harvey's Healing Cream
Dr. Harvey's ambassador disclaimer
    If you have a dog, spring means they're spending lots of time outside chasing squirrels and butterflies. It is also the time when they come indoors with scratches and cuts from unknown sources. That is why it is so important to have a jar of Dr. Harvey’s Healing Cream in the first aid kit.