Friday, September 28, 2018

D.I.Y. Chicken Heart Pill Poppers for Pets

   One of the biggest problems most pet parents have is giving pills to their dog. No matter how hard I try to disguise a pill in the Bayou Boys' food, they will devour their meal and all that will be left in the bowl is their pill! It never ceases to amaze me that they can avoid a tiny little pill in their food but they always do. I don't like having to push a pill down their throat. It makes me feel bad and they hate it. Not long ago I found a perfect and inexpensive solution. We were already adding it to their dinner and using it for healthy snacks. What is this awesome protein-packed treat?  Chicken hearts!
D.I.Y. Chicken Pill Poppers for Pets
 Our local grocery store sells packages of fresh chicken hearts for $1.49 per pound. That is much less expensive than ready-made pill treats.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Remember Me Thursday 2018

   This is our fifth year to participate in Remember Me Thursday where we shine a light on the millions of dogs and cats waiting in shelters for forever homes. I pray that one day there will not be a need for this annual event but until then, we will continue to remember those waiting to give and receive unconditional love.
   There will be millions of unwanted pets dropped off at shelters and rescues this year. Many will find their forever families and live happily ever after. Sadly, others will live out their lives in those facilities. It is hard to think about them but there are others who have the misfortune of being brought to a high kill shelter. They don’t have a chance at life. We must shine a light on them so they do not die in vain.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Always Choose Laughter

Bentley Basset Hound: “Today has been set aside to honor the life and humor of our friend Madison D. Cat. We are joining her sweetie Raz for a fun blog hop called Come Laugh with Us. Madi loved to make us laugh and was famous for her twerking skills at the Blogville pawties!”
Pierre Westie:Did you know the Scrabble dictionary added twerk as one of the 300 new acceptable words? That has to make Madi so proud! We should totally tell some jokes. I know Madi loved our stand-up routine.”  
Bentley: “She did enjoy a good pun. Let's see...do we know any cat jokes?"
Pierre: "You gotta be kitten me!"
two dogs telling a joke

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Blue's Boo Bars are Scary Good

Bentley Basset Hound: “Hey, Pierre! It’s time to practice our begging skills. Howl-oween is only a few weeks away and we need to be ready.”
Pierre Westie: “It’s our first Howl-oween in the new neighborhood so it’s important to find the homes giving away the best treats. I’d hate to have to trick someone for not having Boo Bars, but a ghoul has to do what a ghoul has to do.”

Monday, September 24, 2018

BFTB NETWoof News September 24, 2018

Bentley Basset Hound: “Hello and welcome to BFTB NETWoof News for the week of September 24, 2018. Have fall temperatures arrived at your house yet? We will check in with Paisley later to see our forecast. Pierre has our top story.”
BFTB NETWoof News with dogs
Pierre Westie: “We chose our top story to congratulate some fellow dogs on a job well done. Fourteen police dogs were honored at a retirement ceremony in Bogata, Columbia last week. The team of specially trained K-9s completed years of service that involved sniffing out drugs, bombs, and bodies.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Introducing Dr. Harvey's Raw Vibrance

   Let the bells ring out and the banners wave!! We are introducing Dr. Harvey’s newest base-mix that will take the guesswork out of homemade or raw feeding. Without further ado, all of you pet parents, puppies and dogs meet the incredible
Dr. Harvey's Raw Vibrance

   More pet parents are realizing the health benefits of a homemade or raw diet for their dogs. The problem is in today’s ultra-busy world finding time to prepare a complete and balanced raw or homemade diet is difficult. How can you be sure your dog is getting the proper amount of nutrition? Not to mention the mess of grinding organ meat and bones! That is where Raw Vibrance comes in with a complete nutritional base for the perfect raw or homemade diet. Now it’s easy to prepare a healthy and balanced meal that your dog is going to LOVE.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

How to Be a Responsible Dog Owner

   According to the AKC, September is Responsible Dog Ownership Month. We don’t like to use the word “own” when it comes to our dogs, but I guess Dog Parenting is still a term that raises some folks’ hackles. Bentley and Pierre are part of our family. They are part of our tribe. All of our decisions take them into consideration.
   We try our best to be responsible dog parents and as with most things in life, when you know better, you do better. One of the reasons we write Barking from the Bayou is to help you have a better relationship with your dog. Some of that is by showing you our mistakes so you don’t make them.
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How to be a responsible dog owner
• Provide a quality food
It is important to become a label reader when you are selecting a food for your dog or cat. With all of the recalls lately, it is a good idea to do some extra research before buying a particular brand.
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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

In Search of Booty

   Avast ye mateys! It be Talk Like a Pirate Day and the Bayou Buccaneers have a yarn to spin so let’s weigh anchor and hoist the Jolly Roger!
Cap’n Bentley Basset: “Blimey, First Mate Pierre! Did ye bring our treasure map? We shan’t be finding no golden doubloons or pieces of eight without a proper pirate’s map.”
First Mate Pierre Westie: Aaaarrrrgggghhhh! Ye cut me to the quick, scallywag. Do ye take me for some landlubber? This salty ol’ seadog never set sails until everything is shipshape and that includes having our top-secret treasure map.”
Cap’n Bentley: “Aye, bucko! Let’s batten down the hatches in case the bayou gets rough. I’ll man the crow’s nest and try to find where the map leads us. Keep an eye out for pillagers cuz these be dangerous waters ye are navigating.”
First Mate Pierre: “Yo ho ho! Ye tail is better than a weathervane at showing wind direction. Keep it up and we will be giving buried treasure the heave-ho by nightfall.”

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

A Wooftastic Breakfast Buffet For Your Dog

   We were recently sent some H&P Dog Treats by our friends, Henry and Penny in exchange for our honest opinion. They not only have their own dog treat company, but these two adorable French Bulldogs have over 100,000 followers on Instagram, some viral videos, commercials and an online boutique. Talk about busy!
Bentley Basset Hound: “Hey, Mom! What’s that incredible smell? Have you been baking banana bread without me?”
Pierre Westie: “No way, dude! I smell peanut butter pancakes. There is no mistaking the delicious aroma of peanut butter with a hint of honey. Mmmmm!”

Monday, September 17, 2018

BFTB NETWoof News September 17, 2018

Bentley Basset Hound: “Hello and welcome once again to BFTB NETWoof News. Our thoughts are with those feeling the effects of Hurricane Florence. Paisley will have a storm update in our weather segment. What is our top story this week, Pierre?”
BFTB NETWoof News on hurricane horses
Horse Photo Credit
Pierre Westie: “We are starting off with a report on the wild horses that call North Carolina’s Outer Banks their home. Many feared the storm could take its toll on these beautiful animals. We are happy to report that the Cape Hatteras National Seashore posted on social media Saturday to say all the ponies on Ocracoke Island were safe. The Corella Wild Horse Fund has posted several photos of the wild Colonial Spanish Mustangs enjoying an overcast breeze along with some green grass in their water-soaked field.

Friday, September 14, 2018

This That and the Other

I had planned to introduce you to the incredible new base-mix recipe from Dr. Harvey’s called
Raw Vibrance today but with so many of our friends in the path of Hurricane Florence, we decided to postpone it until next week. We are praying that the storm is not as bad as forecasted. Many people that have decided to stay will likely be without power but if you are reading this, please stay safe. You can get tips on what to do 
After the Hurricane
that we wrote after Hurricane Harvey hit Houston.
 I’m excited to join Five Sibes for their
Happy Flashback Friday Blog Hop.
According to FWV Fetching, today is
Hug Your Hound Day
This is one of my favorite photos we’ve ever taken. Bentley is not a snuggler but loves to give hugs.
He melts my heart.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Farewell Friend

I have said it before and I’ll say it again, the most difficult part of being a pet blogger is having to say goodbye to our fur friends.
Our good friend and co-host of the Pet Parade, Basil had to leave us on Sunday, September 9, 2018. His devastated family was with him as he gained his wings.
They penned a beautiful farewell to
that I urge you to read.
~ Farewell Basil ~
We love you forever

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Wild Over Wild Weenies

Bentley Basset: I know a weenie man, he owns a weenie stand
Pierre Westie: “Oh I wish I was a Stella & Chewy’s Wild Weenies, That is what I’d truly like to be…”
Me: “Why are you boys singing about weenies?”
Stella & Chewy's Wild Weenies dog treats
Bentley: “It’s these new Wild Weenies™ Dog Treats from Stella & Chewy’s. Our friends at Chewy.com sent them to us for one of our September Influencer reviews. They are incredibly delicious and have us singing our favorite weenie songs!”

Monday, September 10, 2018

BFTB NETWoof News September 10, 2018

Bentley Basset Hound: “Hello and welcome to BFTB NETWoof News for the week of September 10, 2018. We have fetched pawsome reports that will put a smile on your face. What’s our top story, Pierre?”
BFTB NETWoof News Top Story hosted by two dogs
Pierre Westie: “We are so excited to report that California is the first state to ban sales of beauty products tested on animals. The law will go into effect in January 2020. This includes products such as makeup, skincare, deodorants, and other healthcare products. We hope this becomes a nationwide ban. There is NO reason for companies to continue the barbaric practice of testing products on defenseless animals.”

Friday, September 7, 2018

Hoppy Friday

It's Friday and we decided to join our friends on their different blog hops. That means we are filling in blanks, sharing flowers and flashing back to puppy days! Have a great weekend and stop by all these great hops to find some incredible bloggers.
✎ Fill-In the Blanks 
We are joining 15 and Meowing along with Four-Legged Furballs for Friendly Fill-Ins. Be sure to hop over and visit everyone participating.

• September is the perfect month for college football.
• This month, I am looking forward to cooler weather we can get outdoors with Bentley and Pierre.
• My morning routine always includes snuggling on the floor with the boys and two cups of coffee.
• I have a love-hate relationship with my hair.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

If Your Dog Could Talk

   I say "IF" dogs could talk but we both know that dogs do talk to those who choose to listen. I am re-posting this important list of
 7 Things Your Dog Wants You To Know
7. I am a pack animal and you are my pack. Don’t leave me ignored outdoors. If possible, let me live inside with the rest of my family. I thrive on love and attention.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Work Like A Dog Resume Update

   It is Work Like a Dog Day and the Bayou Boys thought they should spruce up their resume. They looked through our photos to find proof of all their many talents in hopes of impressing any future employers. They have each applied for their own dream jobs but they work best as a team. 
They feel they are qualified for the following individual positions:
Basset Hound in Good Humor truck
Ice Cream Truck Driver:
Qualifications include
• Loves ice cream
• Enjoys riding in a truck
• Never lets an ice cream drop hit the floor

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Writing to Save Lives #RememberMeThursday

   It’s time to get excited about pet adoption! There are only four more Thursdays until Remember Me Thursday 2018. We will once again join thousands of others to shine a light on pet adoption. I’m inviting all my blogging friends to join in this amazing project. Rescues across the world are holding special events. You can check here to see what is happening in your area. If you’d like to organize an event, you can register here.

Monday, September 3, 2018

BFTB NETWoof News September 3, 2018

Bentley Basset Hound: “Welcome to BFTB NETWoof News for September 3, 2018. It is Labor Day here in America which means a three-day weekend for many and the end of summer for most. We are back at the anchor desk after last week’s exciting special report from Paisley the Weather Lab a.k.a. Big Sister. The search for good news proved to be extremely difficult this week. There are a lot of really nasty things happening in the human world when it comes to animals. We have a couple of fun stories but must sadly start with some serious stuff. Pierre?”
BFTB NETWoof News Top Story: Ikea recall
Pierre Westie: “Our top story is a recall from Ikea effecting some 16,700 pet water dispensers. The $7.99 product can be a suffocation hazard to small dogs and cats. Their heads can become trapped in the inverted tank. Two dogs have already died prompting the massive recall. Ikea is urging all customers to stop using the dispenser and return it for a full refund.”