Friday, September 16, 2016

5 Tips to Being Cool

Bentley Basset wearing sunglasses and a beret.
Bentley: “It’s Friday and I think that we have been serious most of the week.  In order to end your work week with a much-deserved smile, I thought I’d answer some of my e-mail.”
Pierre: “Are you telling me that you received mail from a dog seeking advice?”
Bentley: “What’s so strange about that?  I’m a Basset Hound; we are a very empathetic breed.”
Pierre: “Okay, let’s hear why this poor pup is seeking your advice.  This should be good.”
Bentley: “This first letter is from a Westie named Pierre M. from somewhere on the bayou.  Dear Bentley, How can I be as cool as you are?  Your Biggest Fan, Pierre”
Pierre: “Hold on just one minute!  I did not write that letter!  You know I am waaaay cool.”
Bentley: “Tsk, tsk, tsk.  There is no shame in asking for help in the art of cool.  It is more than just claiming to be cool.”
Pierre: “Seriously, I did not write you that letter.  It is not even my paw-menship!”
Bentley: “Of course you didn’t.  *wink, wink  Dear Not My Pierre, The art of cool is not something that can be taught in most cases.  One is just born to be cool.  I can share a few things that will help you.
#1. As a dude, you must NEVER allow your nails to be painted.  This also includes bows in your hair if you go to a groomer.
#2. Only wear clothes that show off your physique.  This means no goofy clothes that your human tries to make you wear. *The exception to this rule as always is being offered great treats.
#3. When being given an on-demand belly rub, it is important that your back leg doesn’t start that phantom scratching.  Being able to control this impulse is strictly mind over tickles.
#4. Never be seen with excessive drool on your mouth.  The girls don’t like slobber.  Also, NEVER let ‘em see you pant!”
#5. Decide before your human sticks a camera in your direction if you are going to cooperate.  Should you be feeling silly, don’t be afraid to show your playful side.  If you are trying to sleep and the human decides it is time to model, ALWAYS turn your head in the opposite direction.  If you refuse to pose, treats will be offered.
I hope this helps you.  Your Hero, Bentley ~The Cool Basset
Pierre: “Yeah, I still didn’t write the letter.  My #2 pencil broke during your #4 tip.  You said girls and I popped my lead.”
Bentley: “Don’t worry, I sent my response to the email address on the letter.  I recognized it as yours.”
Pierre: “I am plenty cool on my own.  I did not write that letter!”
Bentley: “I didn’t say that you wrote it…exactly.  If any of our readers have a problem that I can help y’all with, don’t hesitate to drop me a note.  Of course, you will remain anonymous, unless you are a White West Highland Terrier named Pierre.”
*This post was originally published in 2014 and back by popular demand. That means Bentley begged. ♥
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  1. Bwahaahaa! Great advice. We like the NO silly clothes bit.

  2. I so agree... if a mom comes with a dog coat what's "ooooh soooo cuuuute" we better should run... it mostly has a mouse or a chicken or other food and that's embarrassing... I have some doubts if humans would wear coats with spaghetti bolognese or salad, right?

  3. You look a very cool dude there Bentley
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  4. These tips will make even the least cool dog know how to be cool. Great ideas! Plus treats are front and center, so yeah. Worth a try...

    Love and licks,

  5. You have awesome tips there Bentley! Nothing worse than a male dog with bows in the fur, or drool all over the place. You are super cool!

  6. I will take some of your cool tips into consideration
    Lily & Edward

  7. Hi Y'all

    Great tips Bentley! You are looking really sharp...all that's missing is the pipe.

    Y'all come on by
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  8. Great tips, Poodles are born cool and know no other way of life.

  9. you sure are the coolest pup around! Looking good!
    ~Rascal and Rocco

  10. When my human points a camera at me, I make a speech. That takes care of rule #5.

  11. Mr Bailey paid very close attention to your great advice!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  12. You're the coolest, Bentley ! Those are great tips ! Purrs

  13. we agree - no clothes - we prefer the au natural look and beside our fur sticks out all over the place and make us look like an exploding powder puff (dad once bought a football shirt - it was tried on once and never seen again :)

  14. Bentley, you are SO cool - we love it! Pierre, we totally believe that you didn't write that letter. ;)
    Have a great weekend, all!
    Jan & the crew, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  15. We are glad you shared your secrets cuz everyone knows you are very cool!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  16. Great advice, Bentley! I took notes - have to remember not to be caught with any drool in my mouth!

  17. NO DROOLS??! crap. That rules me outs as the Queen of Cool...I guess I'll just have to stick with the Queen of Margaritas then! BOL!!
    Ruby ♥

  18. Yep, good enough to post again. Enjoyed it.

  19. Wonderful tips, Bentley, how gracious of you to share the coolness! Sorry Pierre popped his lead at tip #4 BOL!!
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  20. Yo're just too cool for school, dude!
    Your fur-iend,


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