Sunday, March 16, 2014

The Luck of the Irish

Top o’ the morning to y’all and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  As you can tell we are not Irish, but it is said that everyone is a wee bit Irish today.  We have certainly been having the luck of the Irish so far in 2014.  Since I am also superstitious, I hope that talking about our luck won’t make it run out anytime soon.  It has really been a great year thus far.
Bentley and Pierre wanted to tell you some of the good fortune that we have been blessed with so far.  They also seem to like taking over my keyboard lately.  Now without further ado, here’s their take on our luck.
Bentley:  “Mom, I wanted to say top o’ the morning.  Now, I don’t know how to begin.  Okay, maybe I could say something about kissing the Blarney stone.
Pierre:  “Who is this stoned Blarney fella?  Does he live in Colorado?  It’s legal to get stoned there, ya know.”
Me:  “No, it is not a person.  It is a stone in the castle of Blarney, which is located near Cork, Ireland.  If you kiss the stone, you are supposed to be blessed with the gift of gab and skill in flattery.”
Pierre:  “Gramma must have kissed that stone silly, because she sure has the gift of gab!  Hee Hee!”
Bentley:  “You are one to talk Sir Barksalot!  Anyway, I found a great Irish quote, but it is for the end of this post.  You’re gonna love it!”
Me:  “I thought you boys wanted to tell our readers about the good luck we’ve been having.”
Bentley:  “We do but just so ya know, it isn’t the luck of the Irish.  It’s the luck of having a Basset Hound with a lucky #7 on his side.  Umm, that’d be me!”
Pierre:  “I think it’s because we have a four-leaf clover patch in the backyard.  Papaw found over fifty four-leaf clovers last year.  Our cup runneth over with luck!”
Bentley:  “Well, whatever it is, we are some lucky dogs.  Mom started the year by winning a three-month subscription to PetBox on the BlogPaws Twitter chat on New Year’s Eve.”
Pierre:  “Yes sir that has been a pawsome prize.  Then, remember how she won a free bag of Petbrosia dog food for you?  That was from her friend Jenna at Love is being owned by a Husky.  That food must have been great, because you got another bag and are going to do a review next week.  I have noticed that you’re keeping up with me a little better.”
Bentley:  “I love the Petbrosia and I will be doing that review with Mom.  You can’t do it, because they formulated the food especially for me.  She did win some doggielicious edible greeting cards from Crunchkins and Dakota’s Den that are amazing.  Oh wait; those all have Basset Hounds on them.  Woop, Woop!”
Pierre:  “You’re lucky that I’m not a jealous breed.  Besides, just the other day she was “Perked” from Klout.  Did you get a whiff of the Hill’s Science Diet Grain free dog food?  I’m so gonna get me some of that deliciousness.  And just so ya know, I have already put my mark on the flying throw toy that came with the bag of food.  That means that it is mine.  Don’t tell Gramma, but I hung the strobe collar light up in my kennel.  Now, it looks like a 70’s
disco party.  I am jammin’ out at night while you three snooze.”
Bentley:  “Only four days ago she won an Unbreakoball from Dogs N Pawz.  As soon as that comes in, I am going to learn to play soccer.  It’ll be so sweet to have something that is Pierre proof.  For a little guy, you sure do wreak havoc on our toys.  She ordered the big Unbreakoball so we can play outside with it.”
Pierre:  “Wow, we do get a lot of goodies.  That’s not all though, Gramma was also chosen to be the Featured Pet Blogger for March on BlogPaws.  That’s quite an honor even if we don’t get treats.  She did get a cool badge on her blog.  Hey, what’s with the new flower badge over there?”
Me:  “That is my Field of Flowers award.  My friend Susan and her gang

over at Life with Dogs and Cats gave me that just the other day.  I have to award it to seven other bloggers.  It’s is beautiful, isn’t it?  We will do a special post to give it to someone else.  We sure do thank her and the rest of her gang for such a nice award.”
Bentley:  “Tell them about how your book The Returns with me on the cover was a Featured Great Read on Digital Book Today.  That was exciting.  I’m sure it was my handsome mug sticking out of the FBI badge that garnered that coveted spot.”
Me:  “Yes, I’m sure that was the reason.  It has nothing to do with the fact that it’s a great read.”
Pierre:  “It is a funny book but I prefer the cover with me featured on it.  You know we should ask them very nicely if they‘d go to AUTHORSdb and vote on our book covers.  Both of us are featured on a cover so they can vote for both of us.  Should we hint that we want them to give us five stars?”
Bentley:  “Our readers are smart.  They’ll know that five stars is the way to vote.  I’ll just give them the link.  Maybe I should remind them of the book titles.  They are The Returns & The Returns 2~Showstoppers.  We would really, really a gazillion times over thank y’all for supporting us.”
Me:  “Thanks for reminding me of the contest.  I’d really appreciate the votes.  Is there anything else that y’all can think of that makes us lucky?”
Pierre:  “Well, my Mom & Dad got to come from Alaska to visit me for a couple of weeks.  That was my favoritest lucky dog moment.”
Bentley:  “I think we are lucky to be blogging about dogs.  It is something we both know a lot about.  It is also how I met my cyber-sweetie, Emma.  We have met so many new, cool dogs and Mom has made a lot of new friends from the pet blogging world.”
Pierre:  “I’m thinking that Gramma may be wrong about us being Irish.  We are two lucky quadrupeds!
Bentley:  “Indeed we are Pierre, indeed we are.  Now it’s time for me to end with my big closing.  Are y’all ready?  I took a few artistic liberties with the verses.
May your water bowl be ever full,
May your woof be always strong,
And may you be at the Rainbow Bridge half an hour 
before the devil knows you’re gone.
May a good human always be your companion,
May your doggy friends stand by your side.
May history remind us all
Of a dog’s faith and pride
May God bless us with a wagging tail.
May love, belly rubs, and faith abide.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


  1. Great poem there, Bentley, and you are looking mighty festive as well! Congrats on the Crunchkins! We sent those to our German dog friends for Christmas as they come in foreign languages too! Don't drink too much green Bowser Beer! Emma

  2. Wowsers Bowsers....That's a lot of cool drool stuff you got there! And I think my Mommy kissed that stone too. Her mouth never stops! She even talks in her sleep!

    Hap-Pee St. Paddy's Day to ya'll!

  3. WOW! you sure have had a great year!!! Sounds like some good ole irish luck to me!!!! You deserve it all to Melissa! You guys rock!!!
    Happy St. Paddy's Day!!

    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  4. That is great that you've been so lucky! Happy St. Paddy's Day to you!

  5. You two sure have been lucky lately. What a great corral of goodies. Happy St. Patty's Day.

  6. Boy, what a lot of luck you have had lately with all those prizes - wow. Great toast there too Bentley, we'll raise a pint to that!

  7. Ah, now I see my name! Sweetie :) Mom was reading posts with me at 5 am in the dark and somehow we missed that. You are so cute! Hope your day is nice and green :)

  8. Ohhhh your cards are adorable! So glad you like them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Happy St.Patrick's Day!

  9. Happy St. Paddy's Day! I hope your luck continues to hold out!

  10. You have been lucky dogs or maybe you just deserved your luck.

  11. Great post, you guys!! You have been lucky indeed and we hope it continues throughout the year for you!! Happy St. Paddy's Day to all of you!
    Jan & the crew at Wag 'n Woof Pets

  12. Great post!!!!! I hope you enjoyed your St. Patrick's day guys!
    Have a happy day!
    ❀Irish Smothers❀ From Mikko and some hugs from me at Happiness Is Siamese!

  13. omg, you had me cracking up with the Colorado statement! Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!

  14. Awesome post, you guys have had a bunch of luck and well deserved. Hopefully it will keep coming and coming all year long.


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