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. 

Bentley basset Hound puppy with #7 on his side Copyrighted mkclinton
A couple of days passed, and our friends decided they weren’t ready for a puppy. He offered the wrinkly puppy to us. Honestly, how could we say “no” to that face? We had already decided that he needed a cool name and Bentley seemed like a great fit. 
Bentley Basset Hound with his muddy ears. copyrighted mkclinton
When he would walk, he used to step on his ears. It was ridiculously adorable! Bentley lived with us a few days before Skipper noticed the #7 on his side. I quickly counted our dogs and realized he was our 7th! Obviously, we were meant to be family.
Basset Hound pup with Golden Retriever. copyrighted mkclinton
Bentley was fortunate to learn the tricks of the puppy trade from our wonderful Golden Retriever, Tucker. Those two were best friends for six years until Tucker went to the Rainbow Bridge.
Bentley Basset Hound dressed for Mardi Gras copyrighted mkclinton
The Decade of Bentley has been filled with a lot of fun adventures. He has been on the local news at the Mardi Gras parade. I think he knows how cute he looks dressed up in costumes. He never minds strutting around in them. He is quick to make friends with people and has never turned down a belly rub. As a matter of fact, he will go belly-up at your feet for added convenience.

Bentley basset Hound looking out the window with two tennis balls on the sill. copyrighted mkclinton

Bentley loves to play and be the neighborhood watch dog. It is not unusual to find balls or toys on the window sill. Of course, he feels that some of his nose art should be in a museum not cleaned with Windex!
Basset Hound and Westie standing in flower field copyrighted mkclinton
When Pierre came to live with us, Bentley acted like a puppy again. They played chase and wrestled throughout the day. Here we are four years later, and they still play like pups. I attribute it to their diet of Dr. Harvey’s. Bentley looks better today than he did at six years old. We like to say that 10 is the new 7.
Westie and basset in secure kennel for car trip
The Bayou Boys love a road trip whether it is to the local park or a three-day trek. We have traveled to Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Arkansas, Tennessee, and a lot of Louisiana roads.
Bentley Basset Hound close up copyrighted mkclinton
As he hits this milestone, Bentley is looking forward to a breakfast of Paradigm with eggs and sardines. I know how it sounds but believe me, he LOVES it! We have some presents for him and I am baking a bone-shaped peanut butter cake. Party photos will come later in the week unless it gets too wild…don't let that white hair fool you!
Bentley Basset Hound wearing bow tie for 10th birthday
The Decade of Bentley has been amazing! We are so thankful that he is such a big part of our lives. This new year should bring a lot of new adventures and we are excited to have him by our side. It is great to share him with all of you too. 
Happy Birthday, Bentley ~ We love you!
Bentley’s Gifts to You
Thanks so much for coming to my birthday post. I have the 
GIVEAWAY OF MY DECADE 
And you could be one of three lucky winners!
We will have one Grand Prize Winner and
 two Great Prize Winners.
There will be prizes from:
Dr. Harvey’s • PrideBites • Chewy
Einstein Pets • Treatibles • Sit Stay Go
One Fur All Pets • The Returns
And more…
Enter for your chance below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway
In honor of his 10th birthday, The Returns eBook will be FREE worldwide beginning today, December 1 through Sunday, December 3, 2017

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  1. Happy Birthday!!
    I normally don’t enter giveaways, but we have some neighbors with pets in a building next to us who don’t have a lot. So I’m gonna give away lots of treats this year!! The more the better! Haha

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    1. Thanks so much! We are glad that you are entering. Good luck!

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  2. Happy birthday Bentley! Baby Bentley pics are absolutely adorable!

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    1. Thanks! He was just a little bundle of cuteness and ears. LOL!

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  3. Happy 10th Birthday, Bentley! You were the most adorable ever puppy and you've grown to be such a handsome gentleman!

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    1. Awwww, shucks! Thank you, Molly. Your pal, Bentley

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  4. Happy Perfect Ten, my Bentley! You look so amazingly handsome in that bow tie, I can hardly control myself! Enjoy your day and enjoy being ten. Age is just a number!

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    1. Thank you, sweetie! I loved my sweet birthday card too. I am one lucky Basset to have you for my girlfriend! XXOO

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  5. Happy Happy double digit day Bentley!! OMCS you do have a 7 on your side. That is amazing. Mom's favorite # is 7. Her bday is the 7th of the months and she just loves 7s
    Hugs madi your bfff

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    1. My mom has a tattoo with a heart and dog paw with a #7 in it. It is in my honor but 7 has always been her favorite number too. There is a reason that it is so popular...it's a lucky number!

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  6. Happy Barkday Bentley!!!!!! We hope you have a wonderful day with your family full of your very favorite things.

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    1. Thank you! It has been great so far. Mom baked me a peanut butter cake!!

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  7. Happy Birthday Bentley! We didn't know how you came to your family and it sounds like you were meant to be where you are.

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    1. He was definitely meant to be our boy. We are so thankful for him.

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  8. Wow, Bentley you are 10 years old. I am wishing you a very happy yappy birthday today. I'm sending along some extra Pawhugs too from the rest of my pack. Oh and I can't forget that my mom says happy birthday too.

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    1. Thank you all! I really appreciate all of the good wishes.

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  9. Happy Birthday, Bentley! Bentley is such a special dog in so many ways. I am so happy that you have him (and Pierre) in your life, Melissa.

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    1. Thank you so much, Rachele. He will always be my special boy.

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  10. Oh Bentley...you don't look a day over fabulous! *♪ღ♪Happy★Birthday, buddy! ♪ღ♪*

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    1. Thank you so much. I love that...a day over fabulous! BOL!

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  11. Happy birthday, Bentley. We love you, buddy, and enjoyed learning more about you (and seeing those baby pics of you)! :)

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    1. Thanks so much for being such great friends!

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  12. A very Happy Birthday Bentley!!! Sounds like your pawrents have a pawsome day planned for you!!!
    xoxo,
    Rosy, Arty & Jakey

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    1. It has been a terrific day! Pierre and I are hoping for some more cake before bedtime.

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  13. We think 10 is the new 7! Happy birfday Bentley!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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    1. It's true! I feel and look so much better at the age of 10. Good food and exercise are the key.

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  14. Happy 10th, Bentley, and many more in your sartorial splendor posing for your moat informative blog.

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  15. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BENTLEY!!! Wow, what a life you have had so far, and we are sure there is a lot more fun to come!
    I love the story of how you came to your family, it reminds me of how our late beagle Kobi came to ours. We loved on him at a family Christmas party one year, and even though it took longer than with you, a while later he was ours!
    We just know you are going to have an awesome day buddy (our crew would be thrilled with eggs and sardines with their breakfast!).
    Love from all of us at Wag 'n Woof Pets

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    1. He was a wonderful addition to our lives. The boys have had their fill of good food and peanut butter cake today.

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  16. Happy 10th Birthday Bentley. You are such a cutie.

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  17. Happy Happy Woofday Bentley with a lick from Layla xxxx

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    1. Give Layla a hug and smooch on the nose from us!

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  18. A very happy birthday to you Bentley!!!!!
    love
    Hazel & Mabel

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    1. Thank you so very much! Try to stay warm up there in the snow.

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  19. Happy 10th Birthday Bentley. I wish you a day of great gifts and many more birthdays yet to come.

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  20. OMD! What an adorable puppy. Those ears, and too much skin. And now a Handsome 10-year-old! Happy Birthday, Bentley!

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    1. Mom used to just gush over me as a puppy. She can still get pretty mushy and kissy if I don't watch out. LOL!

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  21. This was such a great post! I don't know if I ever knew that Bentley was given to you because a family gave him up. How could they give that cutie up? I knew about the "7" but also never knew he was your 7th dog!!! Happy Happy Birthday Bentley!!!! Welcome to being 10! (Cody and Dakota turned 10 this year, it was a rough one for me!) xoxoxo DakotasDen

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    1. Yes, the couple that received him had just lost their senior dog. It was just too soon but I am sure happy that it turned out to be so amazing for us. Ten years flew by!

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  22. Happy 10th Birthday, Bentley ! What a wonderful decade ! We wish you a wonderful day filled with treats and cuddles. Purrs

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    1. Thanks! We have really had a great time today.

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  23. Aw, welcome to double digits, Bentley! Hope you have great days ahead of you! :)

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    1. Thank you very much! So far, the double digits have been grrrrr-eat!

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  24. Whoohoo! Happy Happy Birthday, Bentley!

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  25. Happy Birthday you adorable boy!

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  26. HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BURTHDAY MY FURIEND! I hopes you have the bestest Burthday evers!!!!!
    You were one adorable baby dude! And nows that you're a handsome gentleman, I hopes you knows we all loves you and hopes you enjoy all the goodies you gets this Barkday!
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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    1. Thank you so much, Ruby! I hope that you entered to win one of my furbulous prize packages.

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  27. Happy Birthday Bentley! Hope he has the best Birthday ever and has many more to come. He does look great for being 10!

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    1. I really appreciate it. He eats a healthy diet of Dr. Harvey's to maintain his weight and health.

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  28. Happy Birthday dear Bentley. Your personality and your Mom's artistry with words have brought so much joy to Blogville. Have a wonderful day!

    Abby Lab

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    1. That is such a sweet thing to say, Abby! Thank you.

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  29. Happy Birthday sweet boy! Tell your Dog Mom, since it equals 70 in dog years, you get to celebrate for a whole birthday MONTH!!

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    1. Oh, don't worry...I am milking this birthday for all I can! BOL!

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  30. Happy birthday Bentley you sweet face!

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  31. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BENTLEY!!! YOU ARE THE BEST!!! LOVE YOU!! 10 IS THE NEW 7!!
    KISSES, YOU HANDSOME DEVIL!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Uncle A! I love you to the moon and back too.

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  32. Awh! He's so handsome! Happy birthday Bentley! I hope you got all the yummy treats on your special day!

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    1. Thank you, Michelle! I am loving my peanut butter birthday cake!

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  33. Happy Birthday, Bentley!!!! Our black dog just turned 10 too! He acts as if 10 is the new 1! :)

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    1. We like to maintain our youthful attitude so we can remain fun and continue to be properly spoiled. BOL!

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    2. Happy birthday Bentley!!Hope you get all the birthday treats!

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  34. Happy Birthday Bentley- looking good buddy. KPug would love to share your cake. Pug hugs XS

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  35. What a fabulous look back! Enjoy your month!

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  36. Happy birthday, Bentley! You were just meant to be part of that family!

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  37. Happy Birthday Bentley! It was fun to read your story. Congrats on finding the family you were meant to be with.

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  38. Happy 10th Birthday Bentley! My pups Bandit is turning 2 on Saturday!

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  39. Happy birthday Bentley!! You are one handsome boy :) And it looks like you are going to be spoiled for your birthday. Pawsome! Enjoy <3

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  40. BENTLEY! You were the CUUUUUUUTEST puppy!!!

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  41. Happy Birthday Bently! U are adorable. Hugz n kissez

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  42. Happy Barkday Bentley!!
    From Bella, Terra, and Kronos

    Www.tiffanysdiamonddogs.com

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  43. Happy Birthday, Bentley! I love your story and all your costumes. It's wonderful that you still enjoy many adventures with your family.

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  44. Happy Birthday, Bentley! We are happy to know you & wish you the very best! You deserve it. HUGS!

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  45. Happy big 10 Bentley! Paisley said thanks for sharing your delicious cake! Haha

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  46. Once upon a time, we had a basset ... Brandy by name. Happy Birthday to you, Bentley ... a special day, you're "double digit" now!
    PS our human cannot figure out if she entered contest or not, sigh ... never "got it" the rafflecopter thingy ... oh well

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