Thursday, December 31, 2015

New Year's Eve is Doggone Fun

   It is time for the Blogville New Year’s Eve Dance. I am honored to escort my sweetie, the gorgeous Emma from My GBGV Life. Pierre is taking her kid sister, Bailie. We always have a great time when we are together. As the more mature couple, it is our obligation to babysit keep an eye on Pierre and Bailie. They aren’t old enough to drink any of the margaritas that Ruby likes to serve. We have also witnessed them trying to twerk on the dance floor. Needless to say, Emma and I were mortified!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

A Year in Review 2015

   As 2015 comes to a close, I thought it would be fun to take a photographic trip down Memory Lane. I tried to select my favorite pics of the year, but it proved more difficult than I imagined. My husband, Skipper does an incredible job taking photos of Bentley and Pierre. Although they are not the most cooperative subjects, he always makes them look as if they were natural born models. I hope that you enjoy our video compilation. 

We are looking forward to 2016 with the camera ready!

Zuke's Berry Delicious Dog Treats

Bentley: Hey everybody, guess what happened here on the Bayou! Just in time for the holidays our friend, Chewy stopped by with a bag of Zuke’s® Super Berry™ dog treats. He delivered their incredible tasting Yummy Berry Blend. Did I mention that I love and our Chewy friend, Miss Sydney?”
Bag of Zuke's Super Berry Dog Treats

Monday, December 28, 2015

BFTB NETWoof News December 28, 2015 #dognews

Bentley: “Welcome to BFTB NETWoof News for the last week of 2015. I am Bentley Basset, your newshound extraordinaire and sharing the anchor desk with me is Pierre Westie and our Weather Lab Paisley. We hope that you had a wonderful Christmas. Santa Paws was very good to all of us. We have some great stories to end the year. Pierre, what did we choose as our top story?”

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Saturday, December 26, 2015

A Visit from Santa Paws

   Bentley and Pierre had a wonderful Christmas! They took part in the Blogville Christmas gift exchange for the first time this year. Bentley received his gifts from MyLife with Scotties’ Jacque. Pierre’s presents came from a fellow Westie named Duncan who you can find on The White Dog Blog. Both of them were thrilled with their goodies!
Bentley Basset and Pierre Westie enjoying a cookie from Mom
“Oh la la! Jacque, these Wet Nose Sweet Potato Cookies are trés bien! Merci beaucoup!”

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

All They Want for Christmas is Dog Treats #Recipes

   Some of the best Christmas gifts are homemade and that goes for food too. Unfortunately, most of the traditional human goodies are not healthy for our best friends. All they want for Christmas is dog treats! Here are some delicious dog-approved recipes from Kurgo. Bentley and Pierre are hoping they will find these in their stockings on Christmas morning.

Monday, December 21, 2015

BFTB NETWoof News December 21, 2015

Bentley: “Welcome to BFTB NETWoof News for the week of Christmas 2015. I am your ho-ho-host Bentley Basset. Joining me at the anchor desk are our resident elves Pierre and Paisley the Weather Lab. We fetched some good dog news to start your holiday week off with but let me tell you, it wasn’t easy. There are going to be a lot of humans on Santa’s naughty list. Just sayin’. Pierre, what is our Top Story?”
BFTB NETWoof News Desk with anchor dogs wearing Santa hats
Pierre: “It’s the end of the year and that means we have the Top 10 lists of everything. Since we are the very best dog news on the Bayou, I thought that it was appropriate to name America’s favorite puppies of 2015. We are featuring the Top 5 today. I find it very strange that the magnificent White West Highland Terrier is not on this short list. I think there might be some mistakes with the numbers, but never the less, here is the list.

Friday, December 18, 2015

HodgePodge Friday

We have a real hodgepodge of things to share today.
·        A few weeks ago, I was asked to participate in a project for Hallmark™ cards. My friend, Lisa Richman created an incredible video and it was released on Wednesday. You might recognize several other bloggers that were involved. I am honored and thrilled to be a part of this beautiful message. (You’ll hear me say, “I love my dogs.” and “Dear Future Generations.”) I want to thank Lisa for including me.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Confessions of A Dog Parent Snob

   Well, it’s happened. I’m not sure how or exactly when, but I’ve become a dog parent snob. Actually, I do know how, but not exactly when. It’s been over the past two years of blogging. I have become a judgmental dog parent snob. Let me explain.
   It hit me like a ton of bricks last week when I had Bentley at the vet. A man came in with his dog on a rope for its leash. It had no collar on, just a rope with a loop on one end that was serving as both collar and leash. I found myself judging this man and what kind of dog parent that he was. It disturbed me that I knew nothing of this guy or his situation but felt I could judge him. Let me tell you, I was very disappointed in myself. After all, he did have the dog at the vet so it was obvious that he cared. I might be able to let it go if this was the first time that I’d been guilty of dog parent snobbery. Unfortunately, it’s not.
Hand shaping a heart around me and Bentley Basset

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Doppelganger Dog

We recently discovered that Bentley has his very own doppelganger! 
This adorable cookie jar is from
 Ree Drummond's 
The Pioneer Woman collection.
Bentley Basset with a Pioneer Woman's Basset cookie jar
"Is this cookie jar mocking me?"

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Je T'aime Le Dogue Bites #DrHarvey

Bentley: “As you may know, Basset Hounds are originally from France. That could account for our love of fine cuisine. At the top of my favorite treats list is Dr. Harvey’s le dogue bites. Not only do I sound trés cool saying the name, but these freeze-dried single ingredient treats are simply delectable. Je t'aime Le Dogue Bites.”
Pierre: “You don’t have to be from France to enjoy great food. The White West Highland Terrier is from Scotland and I am a huge fan of le dogue bites. In plain English, I love you, Dog Bites.”
Package of Dr. Harvey's le dogue bites and some on green plate

Monday, December 14, 2015

BFTB NETWoof News December 14, 2015

Bentley: “Welcome to this week’s BFTB NETWoof News. I am your rover roving reporter Bentley and joining me at the anchor desk is Pierre and our Weather Lab Paisley. We have fetched some great stories for you. Pierre, will you tell them the Top Story?”
BFTB NETWoof News Top Story
Pierre: “It would be my pleasure. We here at BFTB are joining some of our best friends to give you a chance at winning $250! You read that right, two—hundred and fifty smackeroos. We have a Rafflecopter entry at the end of this broadcast for you to enter. Then, you can pop over to the other nine blogs and enter on their sites too. That means you can have ten (10) chances to win. Unless, you don’t need extra spending cash this Christmas!”

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Happy 2nd Bogiversary to Us!

Me: “Hey boys, guess what day it is?”
Bentley: “Is it Christmas?”
Pierre: “Woo Hoo! Let’s go see what Santa brought us!”
Me: “It’s not Christmas. It is our second blogiversary! That means that we have been Barking from the Bayou for two years!”
Bentley: “Do we get presents?”
Pierre: “And cake…please let there be cake.”

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Friday, December 11, 2015

We Choose Jones Natural Chews Co. #MakingDogsSmile

Jones Natural Chews logo
This post is sponsored by Jones Natural Chews and the BlogPaws® Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping promote all natural dog treats made in the USA, but Barking from the Bayou/mkclintoncom only share information we feel is relevant to our readers. Jones Natural Chews is not responsible for the content of this article.
   Christmas is a very busy time at Jones Natural Chews. That’s because every good puppy and dog have Jones meat treats on their wish list. It is the must-have dog stocking stuffer this year. You shouldn’t be surprised since Jones Natural Chews are 100% all natural ingredients that are certified grown and made in the USA. Most of their products are single ingredient treats and that includes their bones. With a variety of delicious treats from beef, chicken, lamb, pork, rabbit and venison, the Jones family has been making dogs smile since 1970. Their history as meat cutters and butchers can be traced back sixteen decades. Needless to say, they know meat. That’s why we always choose Jones’ dog treats!
Mechanical Santa with Jones Natural Chews treats

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Christmas Travel is for the Dogs

   Does your holiday trip over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house include your dog? Here are some interesting facts about traveling with your dog this season thanks to my friends at Kurgo®.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Super Models or Just Diva Dogs

   We were looking through our thousands of photos this week and came upon this gem from summer. The boys are usually very tolerant of the countless photo shoots that are required of them. However, on this day they preferred to chill in the grass.
Pierre Westie and Bentley Basset making faces.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Applause for Raw Paws

   We recently won a bag of Raw Paws® Pet Food Green Tripe from our pal, Oz the Terrier. I had read really great reviews on their meats and treats from other raw feeders. If you are a regular visitor here on the Bayou, you know that I have been feeding the boys prepared raw food for several months. One of the problems that I have with raw feeding is finding a reliable source of proteins.

Monday, December 7, 2015

BFTB NETWoof News December 7 2015 #DogNews

BFTB News set with three dogs and travel backdrop
Bentley: “Hello and welcome to this week’s BFTB NETWoof News. I’m your ace news reporter Bentley and joining me at the anchor desk are Pierre Westie and our Weather Lab Paisley. We have fetched this week’s dog news so there’s no need for you to dig it up. Pierre, what is our Top Story?”

Friday, December 4, 2015

The Party's Over

Pupcakes with dog bones and a #8 candle
Bentley: “I’d like to thank everyone for all of the happy birthday wishes. It really put a wag in my tail to see so many people thought about me. I was pretty much spoiled from the time I opened my eyes until I crashed out from pupcakes and partying! Let me share the party highlights with you.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Happy Birthday, Bentley Basset

Happy 8th Birthday
   I can’t believe that it has been 8 years since Bentley joined our family. He is without a doubt the most special dog I’ve ever loved. If you haven’t read “Bentley’s Story,” take a few minutes and discover how he came to be my soul dog.
   We will celebrate today with a special dinner, treats, pupcakes and doggie ice cream. Oh, did I mention presents? Yes, he has a few gifts to enjoy. It should be a very fun day!

I made this birthday video in honor of his special day. I hope that you like it.

Be sure to stop back tomorrow for party pictures.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Getting Ready for Christmas 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.

   A few weeks ago, we took Pierre to be groomed at our local PetSmart® Grooming Salon. He was long overdue since I had spent some time searching for a new groomer. Several of my friends who take their dogs to PetSmart had recommended them. It is always best to talk to others that have used a particular salon. I’m happy to report that taking their advice was a terrific idea! Now, I'm the one recommending PetSmart Grooming services.
Before and after grooming photos of Pierre the Westie

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Tractor Supply Co. ~ It's Not Just For Farmers #TractorSupply

Metal tub full of dog treat, food and toys with red and white ribbon.

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

     If a farmer is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear Tractor Supply Co.®, then you need to think again! Sure, it has great farm supplies but they also carry an extensive line of pet products. You can find everything that you need to keep your dog or cat healthy and happy. That includes an assortment of toys and training devices. It is the perfect place for money-conscience Santa shoppers to check off their pet’s entire wish list.