About Me


M. K. Clinton
   Hi, thanks for dropping by Barking from the Bayou. Since this is the "About Me" page, let me tell you a little about myself. My pen name is M. K. Clinton, but you can call me Melissa. I love writing about dogs and sharing ideas that help make it easier to be an awesome pet parent. I also love to laugh…a lot! But that’s not all. Are you looking for the newest products on the market? You are in the right place! Do you have questions about why your pup is doing what it’s doing? I can help. Maybe you are looking for great contests and discounts. No problem, I have you covered. If it has to do with dogs, we are Barking from the Bayou about it!
BFTB NETWoof News set
   We also feature the BFTB NETWoof News each Monday where our anchors fetch the best animal news around. The news team consists of Bentley the Basset Hound, Pierre the White West Highland Terrier and Paisley, our Weather Lab. It is a week’s worth of good animal stories, sports, and the U.S. weather forecast. Don’t worry about their reporting; they speak perfect English with a southern flair.  
M. K. CLinton with Basset and Westie in front of LA. sign
   The best way to describe me is GRITS...Girl Raised In The South. I live in northwest Louisiana with my husband and our four-legged hairy child, Bentley, who is a human trapped in the body of a Bassett Hound. Our "granddog" Pierre, the Westie also lives with us. The two are best friends and have no plans on ever moving out on their own. Barking from the Bayou is a family affair with my husband doing the photography, the dogs offering their opinions and me writing it all down for you to enjoy. 
Basset looking at box of The Returns paperback books
   I’m also the author of The Returns, a hilarious dog adventure that takes place in New Orleans. The characters in my books are based on my pets’ personalities. I love writing the series because it provides me a chance to laugh with my pets that have crossed the Rainbow Bridge. The Returns and The Returns 2 ~ Showstoppers are available on Amazon.com.
M. K. Clinton with Bentley Basset and Pierre Westie
   Please feel free to contact me at thereturns7@gmail.com for any further information. I hope that you enjoyed your visit and please come back real soon. My main goal is to provide you with great dog information and a smile or a couple of good belly laughs. 
M. K. Clinton hugging Bentley the Basset Hound
"The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog." 
~Melissa K. Clinton

*I've been interviewed by: 
Pets Teach Us so Much Radio with 
Robbin and Joseph Everett.  Click here

**Quoted in 
50 Famous Dog Quotes

22 Dog Quotes by Famous People 




***Quoted in these Books
DogsThat Capture Our Hearts by~ Kimberlee C. Maselli


****Quoted in these publications
Modern Dog Magazine ~ Spring 2015
Natural Muscle Magazine ~ Spring 2015
Huffington Post ~ Sept. 2015
and many others.

*****I’ve been published in 
Guideposts, The PupJournal iBlog Magazine and several guest posts on BlogPaws® Executive Blog.
I'm also:
Brand Ambassador for Dr. Harvey's
Ambassador for BlogPaws Conference 2015
PAWtner for PrideBites
Member of Women in the Pet Industry
Co-host of Pet Parade Blog Hop