Friday, December 29, 2017

How to Survive a New Year's Eve Party

   We are off for the weekend so we won’t see y’all until next year! Here are some important tips on how to survive a New Year’s Eve party.
Know when to say “when!”

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Top 10 Favorite Pet Products of 2017

   This is the time of year where people look back at the year. Our 2017 had some exciting times, fun road trips, great BFTB NETWoof News reports and hopefully, made y’all laugh! We also discovered some fantastic new products. The following is our list of products that made our lives better. You can find our reviews by clicking the link at the end of each of our faves. We numbered our favorites because it's a Top Ten list but we truly love them all!
Top 10 Favorite Pet Products of 2017
*This post contains affiliate links and if you make a purchase, I might receive a small commission. There is no charge to you, only savings! Thanks for your support.
#10 Houndations is a bite-sized treat that are perfect for training or walks. Each bag comes with a free carabiner that attaches to your leash. Available in a variety of flavors and quantity on Amazon. One Houndations Nation 

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Celebrating Gifts from Friends

   “Hey, it’s me, Bentley. Mom and Dad sprang us from prison picked us up from the Bed & Biscuit on Tuesday afternoon. Thanks for all of the tips on how to handle our reunion. We practiced what we were going to tell them about how horrible it was and how we were mistreated. Then, the lady who helps take care of us bent down to say “goodbye”. Pierre and I gave her some serious kisses so it kind of blew the whole “mistreated dogs” routine.
   Once we were home, we hurried into the living room where our presents were waiting to be opened. Pierre and I joined our Blogville friends in a gift exchange. He sent a present to Hailey from The Hailey and Zaphod Chronicles. We have been enjoying their adventures for years! My gift was for MaddieThePug. She helps her Mom with their blog, Military Wife and Pug Life. They make us laugh until we cry with some of their posts. It seems their blog and social media are not working right now. We hope everything is okay.
Box of dog toys and treats

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

A Day Late

Basset and Westie on suitcase
Dear Friends,
    We wanted to let you know that we have been in prison the pet resort for the past few days. Mom and Dad deserted left us in very good hands while they went to spend Christmas with the grandbaby. That means we get ripped

Friday, December 22, 2017

Christmas Memories and Traditions

   We are joining our friends in Blogville to share our family Christmas traditions. I’ve been thinking back to the days when our kids were young. It really was the most wonderful time of the year. Grab a cup of coffee, tea or spirits and let me tell you about Christmas on the Bayou.
Our home decorated for Christmas
   When our children were young, we loved to have Christmas decorations both inside and out. Skipper decorated the house with over 5,000 lights. Our home was beautiful and drew quite a crowd of light lookers! 

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Dear Santa, In Case You Were Watching...

Dear Santa Paws,
   We have been greatvery…pretty good this year. As Pierre and I reminisced about 2017, we discovered a lot few things that might need to be explained. Just in case you were watching and misunderstood.
   Pierre dug a huge hole in the backyard trying to catch a mole. In case you were watching, he was actually trying to introduce himself to the chief rodent in hopes of helping them in a relocation plan. The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence, you know. #PierreIsAGoodBoy

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

DIY Christmas Paw Print Ornament

  There is nothing like a homemade ornament to make your Christmas tree special. I wish that I had made this easy salt dough recipe years ago. I would have captured the paws that have left their prints on my heart.
DIY Salt Dough Paw Print
   It was fun making these and I think next year, we will add food coloring to make some in red and green ornaments along with some festive ribbon. These are going to hang in our BFTB office all year.
Here are the Easy DYI Instructions

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

T'was the Week Before Christmas

   T’was a week before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring except Pierre because well, he’s a Westie and they are always stirring.
Bentley is dreaming of Blue Buffalo Santa Snacks
Barking from the Bayou is part of Chewy.com Influencer program. We receive monthly products to review in exchange for an honest review. 
   Most good dogs were nestled all snug in their beds while visions of Santa Snacks® Crunchy Dog Biscuits from Chewy danced in their heads.

Monday, December 18, 2017

BFTB NETWoof News December 18, 2017

Bentley Basset Hound: “Hello and welcome to BFTB NETWoof News for the week of December 18, 2017. We have fetched more feel-good reports to help put a ho-ho-ho in your day. What’s our top story, Pierre?”
BFTB NETWOOF News Top Story of a cat training dogs
Cat/Dog photo credit Creative Commons By NC-ND
Pierre Westie: “This is a great report on how your life can change in ways you never expect. A Missouri barn cat has become a V.I. C. (Very Important Cat) at the Support Dogs, Inc where they train dogs to assist people with hearing or mobility issues. This black and white feline goes by the name D-O-G and is not afraid to run with the big dogs. His job is to teach the future service dogs not to react to a cat. Rumor has it that he is purr-fect for the job.”

Friday, December 15, 2017

Flying High Over the Bayou

Basset Hound and Westie flying airplane
   On December 17, 1903, the Wright Brothers made their first successful flight near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. To celebrate Wright Brothers Day, Bentley and Pierre took their first successful flight over the bayou.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Sleep in Heavenly Peace with Petlinks

Pierre Westie: “I have been more than patient while Bentley celebrated his birthday on our blog but when my new bed from Petlinks® arrived, it was time for me to put my paw down.
Barking from the Bayou received a Petlinks bed in exchange for an honest review. We only share products that we feel our readers will love. 
I have included an Amazon link in this post and if you purchase via this link, I will receive a small commission. 
   Let me start by saying this is the most comfortable bed that I have ever laid on in my entire life. As some of you might know, I have trust issues with new things, so it took me a minute or two to climb in the bed. Now, I refuse to move because Bentley is chomping at the bit to steal it. Let me tell you more about this amazing bed. I’ll try not to doze off but I am really comfy.
   It is the Rejuvenate Supreme Soother™ Gel Memory Foam Pet Bed. That means that cats will love this bed too. My bed is extra-large measuring a whopping 42”x30”.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Confessions of a Squeakaholic

Bentley Basset Hound LOVES his new Hear Doggy Cow
Barking from the Bayou received Hear Doggy toys in exchange for an honest review. We only share products that we like and we love these! I do have Amazon affiliate links in this post and will receive a small commission if you make a purchase through those links. It will not affect your cost at all. Thank you.
“My name is Bentley and I am a squeakaholic. Toys that squeak make me extremely happy. It is not unusual for one of my squeaky binges to last five or more minutes. There is nothing quite like that shrill sound of a toy well-squeaked. The problem is some grumpy people Mom and Dad get tired of hearing my marathon squeaking.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Is Your Doormat Tired?

I am a Chewy Influencer and received this Apache doormat in exchange for an honest review. Barking from the Bayou only shares products that we love and think our readers will enjoy. Chewy and Apache Mills is not responsible for the contents of this post.
Bentley Basset Hound: “Do you remember last month when Mom showed off her desk calendar from Chewy.com? Well, you are not going to believe what else she found.”
Pierre Westie: “A doormat?”

Monday, December 11, 2017

BFTB NETWoof News December 11, 2017

Bentley Basset Hound: “Hello and welcome to this week’s BFTB NETWoof news. We have once again fetched some excellent stories that should make you smile. Pierre, what’s our top story?”
BFTB NETWoof News Top Story on adoption
Pierre Westie: “You know we love a sweet rescue story, so we chose the story of a man’s travels to rescue his best friends. Michael Henn is a member of Nebraska’s National Guard and went to the island of St. Croix to help after Hurricane Maria. That is where he met two dogs and knew he had to make them part of his family. The dog’s owners had recently passed away and Henn was assured that he could adopt them. It wasn’t quite as simple as he was led to believe but soon the two dogs were waiting for him in a North Carolina shelter. After a twenty-hour drive, he was reunited with the dogs. We know they will be having a very happy holiday season this year!”

Friday, December 8, 2017

Two Awesome Giveaways and Friendly Fill-Ins

   We had two awesome giveaways happening but The 4 Gifts for Pets giveaway is closed. We want to give you plenty of opportunities to enter The Decade of Bentley Giveaway below our Friendly Fills Ins. Thanks for all of your 4 Gifts entries and to our hosts and co-hosts.
The 4 Gifts for Pets Giveaway Logo

Thursday, December 7, 2017

5 Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Your Pets

Basset and Westie decorating Christmas tree Copyrighted MKClinton
Bentley and Pierre always hang up their stockings with hope that Santa Paws will leave some extra special goodies hiding in them. I decided to share some of their favorite Christmas stocking finds.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

The Decade of Bentley Giveaway

The Decade of Bentley Birthday Celebration continues as we look at all the amazing prizes in his giveaway! We want to give a huge thank you to our sponsors. They were so generous that we decided to have one grand prize and two great prize winners. Bentley believes in sharing the love!
The Grand Prize consists of
• Choice of (1) bag of Dr. Harvey’s Fine Food &
All-Natural Treats
PrideBites Customized Canvas Bed & Classic Toy
Loving Pets Le Bol Bowl & Bella Spill-Proof Mat

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

A Puppy Cake Mix Review

I purchased this Puppy Cake kit for Bentley's birthday. This review is our own opinions and does  contain affiliate links. If you order from these Amazon links, I will receive a small commission with no effect on your price.
Bentley: “As we continue with coverage of my birthday, I want to shine a spotlight on one of the most important elements. The birthday cake. It just howls party! Mom usually makes us pupcakes or cookies for our birthdays but this year she went with a ready mix. She bought the kit on Amazon which included a silicone bone-shaped pan, the mix, the icing and candles. 

Monday, December 4, 2017

BFTB NETWoof News December 4, 2017

BFTB NETWoof News Top Story Bentley's Birthday
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Bentley Basset Hound: “Hello and welcome to this week’s BFTB NETWoof News and weather. This is where I normally toss it over to my co-anchor Pierre for our top story. Today, I’d like to change things up and take the lead with a huge thank you for all the birthday wishes across social media!   I’d love for everyone to take a minute or two and enter our Giveaway of My Decade. We have prizes from PrideBites, Dr. Harvey’s, Chewy, Einstein Pets, Treatibles, Sit Stay Go, One Fur All and more! I really appreciated all the love from you. We will share more of the party and have a look at the prizes you could win over the next few days. Stay tuned!”

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Happy Decade, Bentley

Happy birthday, Bentley! Our boy is turning ten today and we are celebrating with a look back at 
The Bentley Decade
Baby Basset Hound Bentley Copyrighted mkclinton
Bentley came into our lives after a friend received him as a surprise birthday party gift. As I’m sure most of you do at parties, I spent the entire time loving on the 10-week-old Basset Hound. 

Friday, December 1, 2017

Celebrating With a FREE eBook & Friendly Fill Ins

   Bentley will be celebrating his birthday on Sunday, December 3rd. I will be publishing a special post on that day to share his day along with our biggest giveaway ever!
Woman and Basset Hound copyright mkclinton
   Having a dog is supposed to change your life. You are welcoming another member of the family when you bring home that wriggly wrinkled puppy. If you are really lucky, that pup becomes your “heart dog.” To me, that means a connection that goes beyond the normal human/dog bond. Bentley is that dog for me.