Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Made in the Quik Shade

Me: “Bentley, where are you going?”
Bentley: “I’m going out to the backyard.  I want to see if I have it made in the shade.”
Me: “Don’t you mean that you are going to enjoy our new Quik Shade Pets?  It is a perfect temperature outdoors to enjoy a nap.”

Sunday, September 28, 2014

World Rabies Day #TogetherAgainstRabies

No dog should suffer from rabies.

  Today is World Rabies Day to raise awareness of this deadly disease. The Global Alliance for Rabies Control began in 2007 to enlighten others about this dreaded illness.  The theme for this year’s World Rabies Day is #TogetherAgainstRabies.

Friday, September 26, 2014

New York Dreaming #FFHT

*We are joining Murphy and Stanley for another Fractured Fryday.  Today’s challenge is to use the phrase: just when I thought things couldn’t get worse” somewhere in the story.  Enjoy! ♥
Bentley: “You will never believe the dream I had last night.  I’m thinking it was the midnight snack combined with our BFTB broadcast this week!  Have you ever had one of those dreams where you know that you are dreaming, but you can’t wake yourself up?  It was like that only I didn’t want to wake up until I knew what happened.  I almost made it.”
Pierre: “Oh, I always dream crazy things.  I chase squirrels and bark in my sleep.  Sometimes when I’m almost asleep, I think I’m falling and I jerk myself awake.  Was I in your dream?”
Bentley: “OMD!  Yes, we were in The Big Apple a.k.a. New York City.  I was taking you on a tour of Belvedere Castle in Central Park.  Mom and Dad weren’t with us.  We weren’t even wearing our leashes.”

Pierre: “I love a park!  Were there slides and picnics?  Did I have fun?”
Bentley: “We were having a blast playing King of the Belvedere Castle.  Then we noticed a pup was howling that a stranger had taken his baseball on the grounds below.  Being a hero-type guy, I immediately sprang into action and began to follow the thief.”

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Remember Me Thursday, #LightForPets Adoption

   Today we are joining the Remember Me Thursday™ global awareness campaign with animal lovers and organizations across the world to light a candle in remembrance of the millions of orphan pets who lost their lives without the benefit of a loving home.  It is also shining a light on the millions of pets still waiting for their forever homes.
   Mike Arms, President of Helen Woodward Animal Center, champions this movement.  He is the creator of both the International Pet Adoptathon and International Home 4 the Holidays program that along with other national animal organizations has placed 9.3 million pets in their forever homes since 1999.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

International Peace Day

War is not healthy for dogs or other living things.
“In the history of the world,
no dog has ever started a war.”  
M. K. Clinton ~The Returns Series

Saturday, September 20, 2014

A Basset's Assets

A Basset’s Assets…

Basset Hounds don’t need sleep masks.

They come with them already installed.

Friday, September 19, 2014

International Talk Like a Pirate Day

Bentley: “Shiver me timbers First mate Pierre!  Guess what day it be.”
Pierre: “Uhhh, it’s Friday.  Why are we dressed like this and what happened to my eye?  Should I be hysterical?”
Bentley: “Avast Matey!  It be Talk Like A Pirate Day!  It’s an international holiday and our friend Cap’n Speedy the House Bunny is having a big party over in the U.K.  We be supposed t' talk like a gentleman o' fortune all tide.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tractor Supply Stores Can Keep Your Pets Happy #PAW2014

   Have you been to your local Tractor Supply Store lately?  If not, you really need to drop by to discover all of the awesome pet supplies they carry.  Despite their name, Tractor Supply Company stores carry an extensive line of premium brand pet foods, treats, flea & tick supplies, beds, crates, kennels, collars, and so much more.  Whether you are a pet parent or manage a small family farm, your local TSC store has everything that you need.  They are your one-stop shop with locations all over rural America.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Friday, September 12, 2014

Is It Better To Have 2 Dogs?

   Is it better to have two dogs?  This is a question that many people ponder at one time or the other.  It is always a personal decision based on your time, space, and if you can afford another mouth to feed.  This is not a decision to make lightly or impulsively.  We are going to be a one-dog home when Pierre moves home.  I know that Bentley is going to miss him as much or more than we will.  They are buddies.  My first impulse is “SQUEEEAL!!  Let’s get a new Basset Hound puppy…a little girl that I can dress in cute clothes.”  Sometimes, it is best to make a list of pros and cons of a two-dog family.

Pro: Two dogs can play together and keep each other company.
Con: Two dogs can get into twice the mischief.
Pro: Double the doggy love.
Con: Double the doggy poo.
Pro: Twice the dog guards.
Con: Twice the barking
Pro: Walks are more fun with a friend.
Con: Friends become tangled in each other’s leash, then wrap around you.
Pro: It is very impressive to have two obedient dogs.
Con: It is very embarrassing to have two disobedient dogs.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Vacation in my Mind

**BFTB News UPDATE:  It is with heavy hearts we must report that our friend Greta from the Idaho Pug Ranch crossed the Rainbow Bridge.  We send our thoughts and prayers to her humans Stan and Linda along with the Pugs Bailey & Hazel.  

 “Sometimes I just go on vacations in my mind.”

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Watermelon Fruitables and Adoptable Dogs

"I wish you could smell the watermelon!"
Watermelon is a staple around the bayou all summer.  You can find roadside trucks with their beds full of juicy melons for sale.  The Farmer’s Market and grocer’s produce department offer them for relief from the scorching heat.  This is the first year that Bentley and Pierre have tried watermelon.  I had seen on other blogs that other dog’s loved the taste.  I was anxious to let the boys try it.  They quickly became melon heads.  What are we to do now that fall is upon us?

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Grandparents Day

Pierre: “Gramma!  Gramma!  Come here hurry!!”
Me: *Springing up and rushing to check on Pierre  “What is it baby?  Are you okay?”
Pierre: “Papaw!  Papaw!  Come here hurry!”  *Hubby runs in to see what’s with all of the hollering.
Me: “Okay, we are both here.  What’s going on?”
Pierre: *Big cheesy grin “Happy Grandparents Day.  I love y’all.”
Me: “Awww Pierre, we love you too.”
Bentley: “Hey, wait just a second.  I want to wish my Nana a Happy Grandparents Day too.  She lives in New York and loves me very much.”
Pierre: “Is your Nana my Nana too?  It only seems logical since we are family.”
Bentley: “She is my mom’s mama, so that means she is your mom’s nana.  That would make her your Great Nana.”
Pierre: “Aren’t all grandparents great?  I have never met a grandparent that I didn’t think was great.  They like to give head scratches and treats.”
Me: “You are absolutely right Pierre.  All grandparents are great!”

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Read A Book Day with Hugs & Kisses

Bentley: “Guess what we are celebrating today?”
Pierre: “It has got to be my birthday this time!  Where are my presents?  Did Gramma bake me a birthday cake?  I am so hyped!”
Bentley: “Pierre, every single time I tell you that we are celebrating, you assume that it is your birthday.  If that was the case, you’d be about 87 years old by now.”
Pierre: “What are you trying to say?  Is it not my birthday?  Shoot, I wanted cake.”
Bentley: “Yes, it is not your birthday.  It is National Read a Book Day!  You know what that means don’t you?”