Friday, June 30, 2017

It's Fill-Ins and Flowers

   Friendly Fill-Ins
   We really enjoy participating in McGuffy’s Reader 15 and Meowing Friendly Fill-Ins blog hop! We are very excited to share our answers and look forward to reading what others share.
1. My next book series will be children’s books so my granddaughter can enjoy them.
2. Fireworks should be left to the professionals and not allowed in neighborhoods. This is Bentley Basset Hound’s honest opinion.

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.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Happy Anniversary

   The BFTB NETWoof News team is still on assignment. I’m sure they will share the trial and tribulations that they have endured over the past week. The crew will be back with lots of good news next Monday!

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!

Friday, June 16, 2017

It's the 200th Pet Parade Blog Hop

Welcome to the 200th Pet Parade Celebration Party!

Your favorite blog hop for all pets and animal lovers.

It's where all your favorite pets and animals are found!

Thanks for coming! We'll be pawtying it up here all week long.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Summer Lovin' with Chewy #ChewyInfluencer

   It is summer and the boys wasted no time hitting the beach for some fun in the sun. Of course, no trip is complete without first a visit to to order some snacks. This month they decided to order a Natural Balance Duck and Turkey Food Roll. As with anything you desire from Chewy, it was delivered as quick as a wink.

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.

Monday, June 12, 2017

BFTB NETWoof News June 12, 2017

   Bentley Basset Hound: “Welcome to this week in BFTB NETWoof News. We have fetched the best feel-good reports to start your day with a smile. Pierre, what is our top story?”
BFTB NETWoof News top story on German Shepherd pup

Friday, June 9, 2017

Dr. Harvey's Herbal Protection Spray & Giveaway

   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.

Monday, June 5, 2017

BFTB NETWoof News June 5 2017

Bentley Basset Hound: “Hello and welcome to this week’s BFTB NETWoof News. We have a lot of great reports so let’s go to Pierre for our top story.”
BFTB NETWoof News reports on the dog flu
Pierre Westie: “Thank you, Bentley. Health officials in Florida have confirmed seven cases of dog flu. I’m sure you remember the outbreak that hit in Chicago back in 2015 that infected almost 1,000 dogs. The H3N2 is a highly contagious virus that can be serious if not treated. Symptoms include loss of appetite, fever, and lethargy. There is a vaccine to protect pets so if you are aware of the virus in your area, please speak with your veterinarian.”

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.
Friendly Fill-Ins logo

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!”