Friday, June 29, 2018

5 Awesome Pet Products for 2018

woman sitting on bench
   I was sitting out on the back patio yesterday thinking of some of the awesome new products that we’ve found this year. Since we are halfway through 2018, I thought it’d be fun to look back at some of our favorites. These are things that I wish I’d thought of but am very glad someone else invented them!
5 Pet Products I Love in 2018

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Summer Sizzlers

Blue Buffalo Sizzlers
Bentley Basset Hound: In the good old summertime, in the good old summertime. Strollin’ through the shady trails with Blue Buffalo Sizzlers® mine. ♪ I’ll hold yours and I’ll hold mine, and that’s a very good sign. These Sizzlers are yummy in my tummy in the good old summertime! Arrrooo!”

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

A Different Kind of Love Story

Bentley Basset Hound: “Hey y’all! We have given Mom and Dad the day off so they can celebrate their anniversary. Those two crazy kids went off on an adventure and left us at home to work.”
Pierre Westie: “That is really sweet of us but what are we going to do? Mom usually helps us with a subject and Dad takes the photos. 
   Hey, I know! We can tell a story and draw our own pictures. That sounds like a Terrier-ific idea!”
Bentley: “I see what you did there and I appreciate the idea. Since it is the peeps' anniversary, why don’t we tell their story? We've certainly heard it enough times!”

Monday, June 25, 2018

BFTB NETWoof News June 25, 2018

Bentley Basset Hound: “Welcome to BFTB NETWoof News for the week of June 25, 2018. We’d like to thank everyone for selecting our news as one of your favorite things we do here on the Bayou. I am happy to say that there was a lot of good news to choose from so let’s get to our top story. Pierre?”
BFTB NETWoof News with Yorkie story and two dogs reporting
Yorkie Photo Credit: PD Pics
Pierre Westie: “When we think of hero dogs, the first picture that usually comes to mind is a larger breed dog like Lassie. The truth is, heroes come in all shapes and sizes. Take Fat Heath, a Yorkshire Terrier in Missouri who followed his three-year-old human sister into the enormous cornfield next to their home.

Friday, June 22, 2018

It's a Fun-tastic Friday

   We are joining our feline friends 15 and Meowing and Four-Legged Furballs for Friendly Fill-Ins blog hop. Visit their blogs and others for some great answers.
1. My favorite scent is hard to say because it depends on what I am smelling. My favorite flower aroma is Night Blooming Jasmine. When we buy scent chips for our burners we usually get Sugar Cookie. Of course, my favorite smell of all is puppy ears and breath.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Good Ol' Summertime

Bentley Basset Hound: “Hey, Pierre! Guess what day it is?”
Pierre Westie: “Let’s see…it’s not my birthday. Is it Westie Appreciation Day? Most importantly, does it involve cake?”
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Bentley: “I don’t smell cake and there is no such thing a Westie Appreciation Day. At least I’m pretty sure there isn’t. Anyway, today is the first day of summer! We need to remind our friends about some of our favorite safety warnings.”

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Help Wanted on the Bayou

   This is a different post from our usual banter. I’m asking for your help with a couple of things so we can make Barking from the Bayou a fun-tastic place to visit.
Basset Hound at writing desk
• Do you get my replies to your comments? (There is a Notify Me you can check under the comment box)
• Which of our posts are your favorites?
(a)      BFTB NETWoof News
(b)     Humor stories
(c)      Pet tips
(d)     Memes
(e)      DIY
(f)       Reviews
(g)     Contests
• Would you be interested in more Texas travel posts?
• Do you watch embedded videos?

Monday, June 18, 2018

BFTB NETWoof News June 18, 2018

Bentley Basset Hound: “Hello and welcome to this week’s BFTB NETWoof News. We have some great reports along with sports and weather. Let’s get right to our top story with my co-anchor Pierre.”
BFTB NEWS set with two dogs anchoring
Pierre Westie: “Thanks! We are used to reporting on dogs doing many remarkable things, so it seems fair that we would run across the occasional mishap. That is what happened in Iowa when a Pit Bull/Labrador mix named Balew was roughhousing with his person on the couch.

Friday, June 15, 2018

The Summer Survival Kit Sweepstakes

   It is summertime and we are kicking it off with a fabulous giveaway from Dr. Harvey’s
   The Dog Days of Summer can be “ruff” on a dog so we are giving you a chance to win OUR FAVORITE GROOMING ESSENTIALS. You can always count on Dr. Harvey’s to offer many topical holistic formulas, so you don’t have to expose your best friend to any harmful chemicals or preservatives.
What Is In The Summer Survival Kit?
I’m so glad you asked!
Various Dr. Harvey's Grooming Essentials

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Can Hemp Infused Treatibles Help Your Pet?

   Have you ever wondered if phytocannabinoids could benefit your pets? The World Health Organization (WHO) has determined that CBD has “been demonstrated as an effective treatment for epilepsy” in adults, children, and animals. They even found “preliminary evidence” that it could be used in treating Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, psychosis, and Parkinson’s disease. The report went on to state that naturally occurring CBD is safe and not associated with any negative public health effects. [PDF]
Treatibles products
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   Treatibles® was the first company to infuse products with phytocannabinoids. The phytocannabinoid oil is extracted from medicinal grade hemp grown in the USA. The all-natural hemp contains more than 80 cannabinoids but less than .3% THC. What that means is your pet is not going to get “stoned” or “high” from ingesting Treatibles.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Wrap It Up

Bentley Basset Hound: “You know it is always a great day when Chewy stops by the Bayou. We were running pitifully low on treats, so our paws were crossed as Mom opened the box.”

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

World Pet Memorial Day Memories

   World Pet Memorial Day is celebrated on the second Tuesday in June each year. It is a day to remember the amazing animals that have been part of our lives. We’ve been blessed with wonderful cats and dogs over the years. It is way too easy to dwell on how much we miss them or our final good-byes. I know they would much rather I remember the smiles and laughs they gave me instead of the tears. Today, in honor of some of my best friends, I am sharing funny stories so they can make you laugh too.
   Meet George. He was my very first dog when I was in junior high school. A dog all my own. The ad in the newspaper was for FREE Cocker Spaniel puppies. I know Cocker Spaniels. I have seen Cocker Spaniels. George was no Cocker Spaniel but he was a great dog. 
   When I lived on my own in a tiny trailer, George joined a motorcycle “gang” down the street. It was really a garage where they worked on cars and motorcycles. He loved to hang out there with them while I was gone during the day. He’d come home with grease on his head after “work.”

Monday, June 11, 2018

BFTB NETWoof News June 11, 2018

Bentley Basset Hound: “Welcome to BFTB NETWoof News and Weather. We have fetched some good news along with a bizarre scam alert. Let’s get to our top story. Pierre?”
BFTB NETWoof News with two dogs anchoring
Pierre Westie: “Today we are adding our voice to the Just One Day movement. The idea is to get kill shelters and rescues across the country to agree not to euthanize ANY adoptable animals for 24 hours on June 11, 2018. You can see if your local shelters are participating by checking the list of shelters who have taken the pledge. This day could potentially save the lives of 10,000 companion animals that are killed each day in the USA. We are better than that. To quote founder Mike Fry; For you, it is Just One Day. For them, it is the rest of their lives.”

Friday, June 8, 2018

How to Reduce Your Dog's Shedding 90%

   I belong to a couple of Basset Hound Facebook groups where pet parents come to show off their furbabies. Many of the posts are seeking answers to medical issues. I never give medical advice other than “Go to the vet immediately.”
   There is one question that pops up almost every single day and that is about shedding. "How can I control my Basset's shedding?" Basset Hounds shed A LOT. Most people are not aware of just how much until they live with one. I ALWAYS answer this question with one word,
FURminator®.” 
FURminator in package
We are Chewy.com Influencers and received this FURminator in exchange for an honest review. All opinions and experiences are my own and neither company is responsible for the contents of this article.
 Why the FURminator?
• It reduces shedding up to 90%
• Helps to encourage natural oil production
• Removes loose or dead undercoat
• Can reduce airborne allergens
• Recommended by veterinarians and groomers
• Easy to handle

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Father’s Day Ideas for the Pet Dad

I’m not trying to make you panic but Father’s Day is a little over one week away! There is still plenty of time to order something totally terrific from Amazon. Since we do most of our shopping there, it was no problem to come up with some great ideas for the Pet Dad in your life.
Click on the picture to be magically transported to that particular gift. 
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Who could resist this fun tee shirt?
Give him a gift he couldn’t refuse.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

A Doggone Funny Dedication

   Bentley and Pierre eat twice a day at pretty much the same time. Actually, Bentley sets the time that best suits his belly and will hound me relentlessly until he is fed. I can adjust his dinner time a little but when the boy wants his breakfast, nobody is going to stay asleep. This is usually at 7:00a.m. They eat and we all go back to bed for a little while longer. I’ve been gradually feeding them later in the evening, so Pierre doesn’t go too long without something on his stomach. I have worked the time up from 3:30 to 5:00. The time slipped away from me yesterday and it was almost 6:00 when I went to start their Dr. Harvey’s.
   If they gave dogs Academy Awards for drama, these two would have statuettes. Instead, they had this special dedication for me.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

So Unappreciated

Westie and Basset Hound
Bentley Basset Hound: “Pierre, we are going to have to talk with Mom. This is Pet Appreciation Week and I’m just not feeling very appreciated. Are you?”
Pierre Westie: “Now that you mention it, I barked at a guy riding his scooter by the house today. She did not even say thank you. As a matter of fact, she told me to be quiet!”

Monday, June 4, 2018

BFTB NETWoof News June 4, 2018

Bentley Basset Hound: “Hello and welcome to another pawsome week at BFTB NETWoof News. I am your ace reporter, Bentley and along with my co-anchor Pierre and our Weather Lab Paisley, we have fetched some of the best pet news around. Let’s get right to our top story.”
BFTB NETWoof News desk with two dogs reporting
Pierre Westie: “The Aloft Orlando Downtown hotel has partnered with Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando to help find adoptive homes for shelter pets. It is the first hotel foster program in Orlando as it joins only a handful of similar programs across the country.

Friday, June 1, 2018

How to Dispose of Pet Waste at Home

   There is nothing like enjoying a summer evening sitting on your patio. I love ours and couldn’t wait to start enjoying it. That means no dog stink. You might remember when we first moved, I wrote a review on Frisco Dog Waste Bags that come in a convenient box for home use. With a smaller backyard, it is important to pick up the boys’ poop as soon as it happens.  
How to Dispose of Pet Waste at Home
small garbage can
   This little garbage can is what I bought to dispose of the used bags. The white bag you can see is a scented trash bag. When it is closed, no problem, no smell but when you lift the lid to add another bag…UGH! There had to be a better way.