Friday, March 31, 2017

The Magic of Dr. Harvey's Healing Cream

Bentley Basset Hound loves his Dr. Harvey's Healing Cream
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    If you have a dog, spring means they're spending lots of time outside chasing squirrels and butterflies. It is also the time when they come indoors with scratches and cuts from unknown sources. That is why it is so important to have a jar of Dr. Harvey’s Healing Cream in the first aid kit.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Westie Spring Cleaning

   Pierre: “When Mom mentioned it was time for spring cleaning, I had no idea that she meant me! I was taken to my favorite PetSmart groomer, Miss Ann. She loves me and always does a terrier-rific job on my fur. I feel so soft and since it is already in the upper 80’s here on the Bayou, it is much cooler without all that extra fluff. Bentley brags that he has wash and wear hair because he never has to get a haircut. He does shed like crazy though so he has to get brushed every day. I am not a fan of brushing so I avoid it as much as I can. So tell me, do you take your dog to the groomer for a haircut or are they wash and wear too?”

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Five Cures for Puppy Fever

   It’s National Puppy Day and if you are like me, puppy fever is easier to catch than the common cold. All I need is one whiff of puppy breath and I’m in the throes of an uncontrollable desire to hear the pitter patter, pitter patter of four tiny paws.
   What’s not to love about a puppy? They are adorable furry balls of fun and kisses. It is difficult to think of any reason not to add a new puppy to the household, right?
   Now that I think about it, there is a cure for puppy fever. You just need to remember your last puppy. Puppies are HARD WORK!
Love a puppy! Happy National Puppy Day with Paisley the Lab sleeping
1. They don’t sleep through the night which means you don’t either.
Accidents happen a lot and you will need plenty of time, paper towels, and patience to house train your new bundle of joy.
2. Everything that fits goes into a puppy’s mouth and possibly their tummy. Large objects such as shoes or furniture become expensive chew toys.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

How to Celebrate Goof Off Day

Guess what we are celebrating today.
Let me give you three hints.
Bentley Basset Hound sunning himself in the yard.
Bentley Basset Hound is catching some sun and ignoring all of the troubles in the world. #NoWorries

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Cigarettes and Pets

   March is Poison Prevention month. Instead of the most common household poisons; I want to share one that you might not think about when it comes to your pets. Cigarettes.
   There are countless reasons to kick the cigarette habit. You know how bad they are for your health. The price of a carton has risen to ridiculous prices. If you pay $7 for a pack of cigarettes, and smoke a pack per day, in ten years you will spend $25,550! Your clothes, hair, and breath smell like stale tobacco. 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Shreveport's Once in a Millennium Moon

Shreveport's Once in a Millennium Moon mural

   If you drive through northwest Louisiana via I-20, keep an eye for downtown Shreveport. In addition to our mixture of ornate old buildings and modern architecture, you will see the largest publicly funded art murals in the country. The Once in a Millennium Moon mural is on two sides of the AT&T building at the corner of Cotton and McNeill Streets. It is an incredible 30,000 square feet mural and was the brainchild of artist Meg Saligman.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The Ultimate Way to Help Pets with PetSmart

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   How is PetSmart® celebrating their 30th anniversary? They launched their biggest philanthropic endeavor to date! It’s called Buy a Bag, Give a Meal™ and you can participate by doing what you do already…buy your favorite bag of dog or cat food from PetSmart. 

Friday, March 10, 2017

Signs You Are Obsessed With Your Dog

Are you obsessed with your dog? Here are some tell-tale signs…
Telephone photos of dogs
• Your telephone has 10,000 photos and 9,996 of them are of your dog.
• Before you leave the house, you explain to them where you are going and about what time you’ll be home

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Drama Mama Memes

   Today we are sharing a few of our favorite memes. Mom is having some issues with her knee and spent the day at the doctor. She got a shot and some meds so hopefully, she will feel better soon. Until then, she is going to be whining and walking with crutches. #DramaMama
A friend with bacon is a friend worth makin'

Friday, March 3, 2017

Spring Time on the Bayou

   Spring has sprung here on the bayou. Our flowers are blooming much earlier than they normally do and temperatures are already in the upper 80’s. I have to admit that we didn’t have much of a winter at all. Seeing all of the freezing weather in other places makes me wonder what happened here. We don’t usually get snow but at least have days where we need a coat. Not this season, I think we had one really cold weekend. We are ahead of schedule but we have to say, “Welcome Spring!”
Bentley Basset Hound whispers to Pierre Westie