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.”

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

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

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

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

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

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