Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Where in the World Have We Been?

Bentley Basset Hound and Pierre Westie are happy to be relaxing on their couch
   Bentley and Pierre are glad to be home after spending the past nine days at the Bed & Biscuit Pet Resort. It is a great place where they share a private room. They never mind going but this was the longest we have been separated. We were all happy to be together again.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

A Visit from the Rainbow Bridge

   I have mentioned before that the hardest part of pet blogging is saying good-bye to our friends when they cross the Rainbow Bridge. It happened again last week when Bilbo from Da DB Boyz left us. He has joined his sister Dory who just went to the Bridge a few weeks ago. We want to send our deepest condolences to their family.
A tribute to Bilbo from Da DB Boyz
Photo credit: Da DB Boyz
   This made me think about the beloved pets that have left paw prints on our hearts. Our first puppy, Madison the German Shepherd crossed the Rainbow Bridge in 1997. I shared this story a few years ago but thought it would be appropriate to tell it again. As often happens when I start writing, I lost myself in my memories. It started out happy and as I went through the years, it eventually came to the time she had to leave us.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

We All Scream for Ice Cream

It’s Ice Cream Soda Day and I am bringing the ice cream!
Bentley Basset Hound is in the driver's seat of the Good Humor truck!

Have a super cool day!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Stars and Stripes Forever

   Today we celebrate Flag Day in America. I love the flag and we proudly fly it in front of our home. To me, it stands for all the wonderful things about living in the United States. It flies to represent our freedom and strength as a nation.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Introducing the Eazee Deshedding Tool

Eazee by Foolee Deshedding Tool
Barking from the Bayou, LLC received an Eazee Deshedding Tool in exchange for an honest review.
   Here at Barking from the Bayou, we have two completely different dogs. Pierre the Westie doesn’t shed very much and hates being brushed. Bentley the Basset Hound sheds so much that we often wonder why he isn’t bald! The good thing is that he loves to be brushed. In the past, I have limited the amount of brushing for fear of harming his skin with the sharp metal teeth of my deshedding brushes. That is why I was so anxious to try the Eazee Deshedding Tool by Foolee. It has plastic teeth so it is much gentler to use. Enjoy this quick video to see how easy the Eazee truly is to use.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Dr. Harvey's Herbal Protection Spray

   Summertime is here and if you've read the headlines, you already know it is going to be a record season for fleas and ticks. That means everyone needs to be extra diligent in protecting their dogs. We have been lucky not to have to deal with the little bloodsuckers in the yard but that doesn’t mean the boys can’t pick them up on walks. A single tick bite can cause tick fever, paralysis or Lyme Disease.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Best Friends Day

Scratching bellies with Bentley Basset Hound and Pierre Westie
Me: “Hey boys, guess what day it is?”
Pierre: “Is it my birthday? Will there be cake?”
Bentley: “It’s Thursday. Can we have cake?”
Me: “Never mind, I’ll just tell y’all so there is no brain strain. It is Best Friends’ Day! Since you two are best friends, I thought it would be nice to tell everyone what makes a best friend.”

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

How Pets Improve Our Lives

   The first week of June is set aside for Pet Appreciation Week. While we should appreciate our pets all year, this is a great time to acknowledge the difference a pet can make in our lives.
Bentley Basset Hound and Pierre Westie make me happier
     How do pets affect mood and health?
   While most pet owners are clear about the immediate joys that come with sharing their lives with companion animals, many remain unaware of the physical and mental health benefits that can also accompany the pleasure of playing with or snuggling up to a furry friend. It’s only recently that studies have begun to scientifically explore the benefits of the human-animal bond.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Welcome to the Weekend

   We had so much fun participating in McGuffy’s Reader & 15 and Meowing Friendly Fill-Ins blog hop that we had to join them again! We are very excited to share our answers and look forward to reading what others share.
1.  A law I would like to see passed is mandatory jail time for animal abuse.
2.  My favorite card game is Uno.
3.  With summer unofficially here, I am looking forward to backyard barbecues!
4.  A favorite summer memory is thirty-five years ago when I married my amazing husband.
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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Wrestle Mania

Bentley Basset Hound gives me a look of love during this bath.
Bentley: “I’m not going to lie, I love getting a bath. Seriously, have you ever smelled a dirty hound dog? Let’s just say that it is not pleasant. We have some amazing smelling shampoo and it leaves my coat feeling fur-bulous!”