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. 
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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.
   We have tried an assortment of harnesses through the years for both dogs. They are difficult to fit so I am always skeptical about sizing them correctly. PrideBites took that fear away with its simple measurements for the Step-In Harness.
PrideBites Step-In Harness sizing chart
Sizing Chart courtesy of PrideBites
   Once you get the size, the next few fun steps take you through the design, personalization, and order. You can choose from a variety of styles, colors, and name designs. For Pierre, I ordered a small with a yellow buckle and a teal stripped ribbon. It color-coordinates with one of his PrideBites leashes. I selected the BigDog font for his name and our phone number.
   When it arrived, it took me a few minutes to figure out how to put the harness on Pierre. I have never used a step-in type before but let me tell you, I LOVE IT!! The fit is perfect for Pierre and it will not choke him. He seems much more comfortable than in his regular mesh harness.
Pierre Westie demonstrates stepping in PrideBites harness
Getting into the harness is simple. The cushioned strap goes down the middle and they “step-in” either side.
Hands demonstrating the snap and leash loops for PrideBites step in harness
Connecting the sturdy fastener on Pierre’s back is so easy!
Showing the leash attached to double loops
Double loops for added security make attaching the leash a snap.
Pierre Westie modeling his new blue PrideBites Step In harness
The center strap is gentle on his chest and won’t cause choking.
PrideBites Step In harness
The sides are adjustable for a perfect fit. Didn’t his name tag turn out cute?
Pierre Westie modeling his PrideBites Step In harness
Pierre is loving his new harness and now Bentley is certain that he needs one too. It is time to get my order in for our PrideBites Christmas. After all, Santa Paws will be here before we know it! Be sure to save 20% with our PAWtner code MKCLINTON 
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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.
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• 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.
• Keep any decorations out of your dog or cat’s reach, especially candles or jack o’ lanterns. Fire happens.
• Candy is not for your pet but there are some cute Halloween themed treats that you can give them. If your dog gets his paws on some chocolate, it could be BIG trouble. The average cost to treat food poisoning is $830.
• If you are expecting little ghouls and goblins to knock on your door, why not put your pet in the bedroom? They won’t escape or be frightened by a group of ghastly gremlins! Treating anxiety in pets can leave you howling at the moon to the tune of $394. The Bayou Boys will be taking Treatibles® on Halloween to help them stay calm.
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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!”