Friday, December 29, 2017

How to Survive a New Year's Eve Party

   We are off for the weekend so we won’t see y’all until next year! Here are some important tips on how to survive a New Year’s Eve party.
Know when to say “when!”

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Top 10 Favorite Pet Products of 2017

   This is the time of year where people look back at the year. Our 2017 had some exciting times, fun road trips, great BFTB NETWoof News reports and hopefully, made y’all laugh! We also discovered some fantastic new products. The following is our list of products that made our lives better. You can find our reviews by clicking the link at the end of each of our faves. We numbered our favorites because it's a Top Ten list but we truly love them all!
Top 10 Favorite Pet Products of 2017
*This post contains affiliate links and if you make a purchase, I might receive a small commission. There is no charge to you, only savings! Thanks for your support.
#10 Houndations is a bite-sized treat that are perfect for training or walks. Each bag comes with a free carabiner that attaches to your leash. Available in a variety of flavors and quantity on Amazon. One Houndations Nation 

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

A Day Late

Basset and Westie on suitcase
Dear Friends,
    We wanted to let you know that we have been in prison the pet resort for the past few days. Mom and Dad deserted left us in very good hands while they went to spend Christmas with the grandbaby. That means we get ripped

Friday, December 22, 2017

Christmas Memories and Traditions

   We are joining our friends in Blogville to share our family Christmas traditions. I’ve been thinking back to the days when our kids were young. It really was the most wonderful time of the year. Grab a cup of coffee, tea or spirits and let me tell you about Christmas on the Bayou.
Our home decorated for Christmas
   When our children were young, we loved to have Christmas decorations both inside and out. Skipper decorated the house with over 5,000 lights. Our home was beautiful and drew quite a crowd of light lookers! 

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Dear Santa, In Case You Were Watching...

Dear Santa Paws,
   We have been greatvery…pretty good this year. As Pierre and I reminisced about 2017, we discovered a lot few things that might need to be explained. Just in case you were watching and misunderstood.
   Pierre dug a huge hole in the backyard trying to catch a mole. In case you were watching, he was actually trying to introduce himself to the chief rodent in hopes of helping them in a relocation plan. The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence, you know. #PierreIsAGoodBoy

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

DIY Christmas Paw Print Ornament

  There is nothing like a homemade ornament to make your Christmas tree special. I wish that I had made this easy salt dough recipe years ago. I would have captured the paws that have left their prints on my heart.
DIY Salt Dough Paw Print
   It was fun making these and I think next year, we will add food coloring to make some in red and green ornaments along with some festive ribbon. These are going to hang in our BFTB office all year.
Here are the Easy DYI Instructions

Friday, December 15, 2017

Flying High Over the Bayou

Basset Hound and Westie flying airplane
   On December 17, 1903, the Wright Brothers made their first successful flight near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. To celebrate Wright Brothers Day, Bentley and Pierre took their first successful flight over the bayou.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Sleep in Heavenly Peace with Petlinks

Pierre Westie: “I have been more than patient while Bentley celebrated his birthday on our blog but when my new bed from Petlinks® arrived, it was time for me to put my paw down.
Barking from the Bayou received a Petlinks bed in exchange for an honest review. We only share products that we feel our readers will love. 
I have included an Amazon link in this post and if you purchase via this link, I will receive a small commission. 
   Let me start by saying this is the most comfortable bed that I have ever laid on in my entire life. As some of you might know, I have trust issues with new things, so it took me a minute or two to climb in the bed. Now, I refuse to move because Bentley is chomping at the bit to steal it. Let me tell you more about this amazing bed. I’ll try not to doze off but I am really comfy.
   It is the Rejuvenate Supreme Soother™ Gel Memory Foam Pet Bed. That means that cats will love this bed too. My bed is extra-large measuring a whopping 42”x30”.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Confessions of a Squeakaholic

Bentley Basset Hound LOVES his new Hear Doggy Cow
Barking from the Bayou received Hear Doggy toys in exchange for an honest review. We only share products that we like and we love these! I do have Amazon affiliate links in this post and will receive a small commission if you make a purchase through those links. It will not affect your cost at all. Thank you.
“My name is Bentley and I am a squeakaholic. Toys that squeak make me extremely happy. It is not unusual for one of my squeaky binges to last five or more minutes. There is nothing quite like that shrill sound of a toy well-squeaked. The problem is some grumpy people Mom and Dad get tired of hearing my marathon squeaking.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

5 Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Your Pets

Basset and Westie decorating Christmas tree Copyrighted MKClinton
Bentley and Pierre always hang up their stockings with hope that Santa Paws will leave some extra special goodies hiding in them. I decided to share some of their favorite Christmas stocking finds.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

A Puppy Cake Mix Review

I purchased this Puppy Cake kit for Bentley's birthday. This review is our own opinions and does  contain affiliate links. If you order from these Amazon links, I will receive a small commission with no effect on your price.
Bentley: “As we continue with coverage of my birthday, I want to shine a spotlight on one of the most important elements. The birthday cake. It just howls party! Mom usually makes us pupcakes or cookies for our birthdays but this year she went with a ready mix. She bought the kit on Amazon which included a silicone bone-shaped pan, the mix, the icing and candles. 

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Happy Decade, Bentley

Happy birthday, Bentley! Our boy is turning ten today and we are celebrating with a look back at 
The Bentley Decade
Baby Basset Hound Bentley Copyrighted mkclinton
Bentley came into our lives after a friend received him as a surprise birthday party gift. As I’m sure most of you do at parties, I spent the entire time loving on the 10-week-old Basset Hound.