Monday, November 30, 2015

BFTB NETWoof News November 30 2015

Bentley: “Hello, friends and welcome to BFTB NETWoof News. We fetch the best dog news around. That means you don’t have to dig it up yourself. Of course, we have our Weather Lab Paisley with the forecast so you’ll know what to expect when you head outside. What is our top story, Pierre?”

Saturday, November 28, 2015

He's Not Sorry

This is how I usually stand at the kitchen sink. It is easier to straddle Bentley than it is to move him! He's not sorry. LOL!
Woman standing with legs straddled over Basset Hound

Friday, November 27, 2015

Christmas Gift Guide for Dogs Video

We know many of our friends are out in the hustle and bustle of Black Friday Christmas shopping. Bentley and Pierre wanted to share some of their favorite gift ideas to make shopping for your best friend easier. I hope that you enjoy our video and get some great ideas to make your holiday shopping fun~tastic! The wonderful thing is that most of these gifts are available online, so no need to join in the shopping madness.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Dogs That Capture Our Hearts

   Sometimes things happen in our lives that are completely unexpected. Five years ago I would never dream that I’d be a published author and a professional dog blogger. Yet, here I am and it is a life change for which I’ll be forever grateful.
   An amazing thing has happened as a result of writing The Returns book series.  A few of my quotes have become very popular. I am still shocked to see my words and name listed in the 50 Famous Dog Quotes between Agatha Christie and Charles de Gaulle. It fills my heart with joy to know that the words have had an emotional effect on people. I’ve seen it used in magazines, as memes and in tributes to people’s dogs. I am truly humbled and honored.
   Recently, I was contacted by the artist Kimberlee C. Maselli. She was compiling a book of beautiful dog paintings and stories by various artists and dog lovers. The proceeds for the book will be donated to rescue and shelter groups that provide food, shelter, and medication for homeless animals. Kimberlee asked for permission to use my quotes in her book. Of course, I said “yes.”

Monday, November 23, 2015

BFTB NETWoof News November 23, 2015 #DogNews

Bentley: “Hello and welcome to BFTB NETWoof News for the week of November 23rd. It has been another exciting few days since we last reported. I know that many of you will be traveling for the Thanksgiving holidays so our Weather Lab Paisley will give you her forecast. Pierre and I have some feel-good stories to start your week with a smile. What’s our top story?”

Friday, November 20, 2015


   Here on the bayou, we went for three months without rain. It was nice because we never had to deal with the “wet dog” smell. Bentley and Pierre didn’t need a bath every week so that was great! The change of seasons has brought torrential downpours and the return of the dreaded wet dog. That means more baths. Bentley has always enjoyed his bath time.  Pierre, on the other paw, has considered it a form of waterboarding. It has taken two years, but I am proud to say that he now volunteers to go first. That’s right; I ask them who wants to go first. It is pretty funny to watch them decide because there is definitely communication going on between them.
Two Dr. Harvey's Herbal shampoo bottles

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Thank You, Thank You Very Much

   Being polite is something expected here in the south. That means we say “please” when we ask for something. It is  customary to add, “ma’am” or “sir” when you speak.  You must always say, “thank you” without exception. These things are ingrained in us at a very early age. No exceptions to the rules! That is why I am lucky that I don’t have to surrender my Southern Belle card! Why? I have been delinquent in thanking everyone for some amazing prizes that I’ve won!
Starbucks gift card and rhinestone necklace charm

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The Basset of Wall St.

You know about the Bull and Bear Stock Markets.
You have heard of the Wolf of Wall St. 
It is time to welcome...
Bentley Basset in hat, shades and tie on Wall St.
The Basset of Wall St.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Twist 'N Treat Fun

Bentley: “We have a really exciting new toy that our friend Sydney sent us from It is made by PetSafe™ so you know that it is awesome.”
Pierre: “It makes me want to twist, throw my paws up and bark. Oh yeah! Shake, rattle, and roll. Woo Hoo!”
PetSafe Twist 'n Treat dispenser in package

Monday, November 16, 2015

BFTB NETWoof News November 16, 2015 #DogNews

Bentley: “Hello and welcome to BFTB NETWoof News. We have fetched some feel-good stories for you today. I am joined at the news desk by Pierre the Westie and our Weather Lab, Paisley. Let’s get straight to our top story.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

I'm A Dreamer #MoreLove

♥ My brother took this photo in N.Y.C. Central Park's Strawberry Fields yesterday after the Paris attacks. Thanks, A.  ♥
“You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will live as one.”
                                       ~John Lennon

Friday, November 13, 2015

10 Ways to Help Shelters on World Kindness Day

   Today is World Kindness Day. It’s the perfect day to share a few ideas on how you can help your local shelter. The colder weather is not far off and in some areas, has already arrived. This is a tough time for many rescue groups. People are busy preparing for the holidays. Buying Christmas presents can put a strain on everyone’s budget. I hope this list will show you that helping doesn’t have to cost too much.
·        Many stores have fleece blankets for sale under $4.00. Pick up one or two whenever you see a great price.
·        Shelters are always in need of paper towels and cleaning supplies. Keep an eye out for bargains.
Adoption flyer for Dolly  from Pose-a-Pet

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Ear Ye, Ear Ye #DrHarvey's

Ear Ye! Ear Ye! Be it known that dirty dog ears stink!
   Two of the things that people love about Basset Hounds are also the things that can be the dirtiest. I’m talking about their long velvety ears. They are the most noticeable feature on the breed and the first thing people want to feel when they meet Bentley. Luckily, he doesn’t mind the extra attention and loves having his ears rubbed almost as much as his belly.
Bottle of Dr. Harvey's Herbal Ear Wash

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Thank You Veterans 2015

Blue Angels jets with a thank you to veterans
We will never forget that our freedom is not free. 
Our heartfelt gratitude to the 
men, women, and canines that sacrifice so much for America.
♥ God bless you

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Whimsical Whimzees

Bentley: “Hey Mom! You forgot to brush my teeth after I ate my dinner. Do you think brushing is something that you can just do on a whim? I treasure my pearly whites, you know.”
Me: “I didn’t forget. I just thought we could try something new that arrived earlier today. I think that you are going to be very happy.”
Two bags of Whimzees dog dental chews

Monday, November 9, 2015

BFTB NETWoof News November 9 2015 #DogNews

Bentley: “Welcome to BFTB NETWoof News for November 9, 2015. I am Bentley and joining me as they do every week are my co-anchor Pierre and our Weather Lab, Paisley. We have some fun dog news to start your week off with a smile. Let’s get right to our top story.”

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Friday, November 6, 2015

Flagology Nation

Bentley: “You are never going to guess what happened to Pierre and me yesterday. We started out just two incredibly handsome dogs and ended up having our own nation.”
Flagology garden flag with Barking from the Bayou dogs

Thursday, November 5, 2015

A PrideBites Christmas List

PrideBites PAWtner disclaimer
   I have not done my Christmas shopping early since my children were small. You know when they just had to have the newest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle or a hard to find P.J. Sparkle doll. Back in those days, I knew when Toys R Us® had their deliveries and was in the store waiting. Now that the kids are grown, I admit to being pretty slack at doing any shopping before December 20th. This year, I have decided to get myself in gear so I don’t have to stress over Santa Paws’ gifts arriving on time.
Snoop and Charlie Brown Christmas meme

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Feeling Fabulous with #PetSmartGrooming

This post is sponsored by PetSmart® and the BlogPaws® Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about PetSmart Grooming Salons, but Barking from the Bayou/ only share information we feel is relevant to our readers. PetSmart is not responsible for the content of this article.

   There are two things that I take very serious when it comes to my dogs. I want the best veterinarian and the best groomer. Being a White West Highland Terrier, Pierre needs regular grooming appointments. I have always taken him to the same groomer. He was used to them and they did a good job. When there was a change in owners a few months ago, the service was not the same. I thought it was the perfect time to search for a new dog groomer. My city may not be the most dog-friendly place, but there are dog salons everywhere. The trick is finding one that I trust. Enter PetSmart® Grooming Salon. I had seen their work with other dogs while shopping and at adoption events. I decided to give them a call and it turned out to be a terrific decision.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Uncanny Caru Means To Love

   Have you tried Caru™ Real Stews for your dogs? There are days when I like to treat my boys to something special on their food. Those are the days when I open a Tetra Pak® of one of Caru's Real Stews. I know the Tetra Pak ‘protects what’s good™’ inside. The packaging is also BPA-free, made from up to 70% paper, it’s easy to open, serve, and store.  It is ‘Uncanny nutrition. Uncanny taste™.
Caru Real Turkey and Real Pork Stews boxes

Monday, November 2, 2015

BFTB NETWoof News 11-2-2015 #DogNews

Bentley: “Hello and welcome to BFTB NETWoof News for the first Monday in November. I’m Bentley, your News Hound Extraordinaire. Joining me at the anchor desk are Pierre Westie and our Weather Lab, Paisley. Before we get to our top story, we want to thank everyone who participated in our annual Halloween Spooktacular. It was a big success with 30+ participants. Don’t miss the announcement of our winning blogger on Tuesday’s post. Over to you, Pierre.”
BFTB NETWoof Dog News anchor desk

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Dogs Are Loyal #Showstoppers

Bentley Basset in B & W
“Dogs are loyal, patient, fearless, forgiving, and capable of pure love. Virtues that few people get through life without abandoning, at least once.” 
M.K. Clinton, The Returns