Tuesday, March 19, 2019

What's In the BFTB Office?

Two dogs laying in a room
This is the typical scene in the Barking from the Bayou office. Bentley and Pierre like to keep me company. This is how they usually sleep with Pierre on the Kuranda bed and Bentley under my card catalogue. 
*If you’ll notice the shelf, it contains some of my favorite doggies things. The top shelf has photos of all the dogs and cats that have left their paw prints on my heart. The second shelf has knick-knacks, the Bayou Boys salt dough paw prints, and that drawing was done by one of my student office workers. That’s Tucker, my Golden Retriever and it is very special piece of artwork.  The next shelf is my canvas photo of Bentley and more dog stuff. That fourth shelf is books and magazines some that have used my quotes and sent me copies. Have you ever seen those irons? They are heavy cast iron flat irons that belonged to my mother-in-law. That bottom shelf contains fun stuff that our granddaughter can play with when she visits. She loves my office, but most things are not for tiny hands. This shelf changes with each visit as she moves stuff back and forth to their bedroom.   
basset hound asleep under a card catalogue
Bentley loves to sleep under things. That is why we had the incident I told you about in “A Recliner Warning”. (If you haven’t read it, I urge to do so and share it with friends.) He loves to sleep under his Dad’s desk in the “mancave” and will sometimes curl up under mine. It always makes me snicker when he sleeps under the card catalogue with the Spoiled Rotten Basset sign! At least he is willing to admit it. 
** Since I described what's on the shelf, let me tell you about my card catalogue. It was given to me when I quit my job as the library assistant at a high school in Louisiana. We had several and this one sat behind my desk the entire time I worked there. It was full of cards but I discarded most of them due to the excess weight! The photo is my grandmother and that phone is from my time working for AT&T. It still works but the ringer could wake the dead! That ashtray is ceramic and includes a match & big fat cigar. I think it’s cool. The plant is a cutting from one that belonged to my grandfather. I have managed to keep it alive in water for years. The plant is beautiful and can be planted but I am so afraid I’ll kill it and it is the last of the original.  
Well, that is a tour of the boys' part of our Barking from the Bayou office. I'll show you my part another day. For now, you know where all the magic happens!
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20 comments :

  1. I totally like the idea with the fat cigar... but I'm afraid one of the boys could smoke it, everything is possible here ;O)) 8 paws and two wagging tails for a super fab office ;O)

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  2. Bentley, we like to get under da recliners too, so da mommas always make sure we are out before dey lower em.

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  3. You have lots of very meaningful beauties on your shelves. Mom used to use those antique flat irons as door stoppers!

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  4. We love your office, as it is very personal and motivating, like ours is. If it is a happy place that makes you feel good, you will love to spend time there and you will work better.

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  5. Oh to be a fly on your office wall Pierre and Bentley!!
    Hugs Cecilia

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  6. nice office. i like the card catalogue, antique? my girls like to be at my feet or in my laps, had to type with both of them in my lap even though they only weigh abt 15 lbs each.

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  7. You have a wonderful office and the best company around. We just love Bentleys a spoiled rotten basset lives here. That's just too funny. Thanks for sharing your office tour with us. Have a wonderful day.
    World of Animals

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  8. Your editors' space is fur-buloous! No wonder you guys are so creative!

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  9. What a welcoming space for you and the boyz!!

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  10. Hoo hoo, I remember using the card catalog at the library! I volunteered in junior high school at the school library, and learned all about the Dewey Decimal System; do they teach it anymore? I know it's still in use, obviously.

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  11. That looks like a great place for the pups to relax while the humans use the office. We all like to sleep "under" things too. Timber puts his head under the couch. Lightning tries to get his big body under the coffee table, and Misty is quite cozy under the sofa table. We do love a cave atmosphere too.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

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  12. Thanks for the tour, that's a nice office ! Purrs

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  13. OMG your office is sooo clean and organized........I am dying!!!!!! Mine looks like a cyclone hit it and that is why I "work" at the diningroom table that also looks like a cyclone hit it lol

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  14. They both look comfy. I love your card catalogue.

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  15. I love the office! The card catalogue is definitely cool! My current office is somewhat of a disaster, though I do have shelves of pet stuff that I love. I hope to organize it better one of these days. I work more in the dining room now so I can keep an eye on the flock more easily.
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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  16. What a very attractive place to do your inspired writing. I was offered a card catalogue years ago and couldn't think of how to use it. Now I can think of hundreds of reasons to have one.

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  17. We can see how hard Bentley and Pierre are working. :) Love the card catalog cabinet!

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  18. Nice work boyz! Um...I means, FABulous office! I loves that everythings is abouts you guys! Ma wishes her 'office' looked so neat and tidy.....
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  19. LOve all your "special" things!
    hugs
    Hazel & Mabel

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  20. What a very cool office, love the card catalog and your memento's.

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