Tuesday, January 30, 2018

It's Only Tuesday?!?

Is anyone else having a long week?
 We hope you have a pawsome Tuesday!
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Monday, January 29, 2018

BFTB NETWoof News January 29, 2018

Bentley Basset Hound: “Hello and welcome to BFTB NETWoof News for the week of January 29, 2018. We have some stories that are sure to put a smile on your face. Let’s get to our top story with my co-anchor Pierre.”
BFTB NETWoof News on camels being disqualified for using Botox
Pierre Westie: “Thanks so much, Bentley. The top story might be one of my all-time favorites. It involves a dozen camels that were disqualified from the Saudi Arabia Camel Beauty Pageant for allegedly using Botox in their lips! This brings so many questions and jokes to my mind but as a reporter, I will stick with the facts.

Friday, January 26, 2018

The Interviews

   We are joining our pals McGuffy’s Reader and 15 and Meowing for their weekly Friendly Fill-Ins. This week all three of us decided to fill in the blanks.
My Answers:
• The flu shot never seems to guard against the current strain.
• I think everyone should take time to be grateful daily. There is something to be thankful for even on “bad” days.
• I (almost) always laugh when I am writing my blog or books because I think they are funny.
• I (almost) never start my day without two cups of coffee because I have to function as an adult.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

5 Puppy Mistakes to Avoid

   There are not many things more exciting than welcoming a new puppy into your home. They are roly-poly bundles of fun and energy. It is easy to become overwhelmed if you don’t have a game plan to begin training. Even though your new best friend is still young, an eight-week-old puppy is capable of learning the basics.

5 Puppy Mistakes to Avoid

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Tips for a Great Dog Walk

January is officially Walk Your Dog Month. I’m not sure why they would pick the month with snow and sub-freezing temperatures. It probably is to motivate humans to keep their New Year’s resolution to get in shape! Whatever the reason, it is always a great time to walk your best friends.
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Tips for a Great Walk
• Always have poop bags to clean up after your dog.
• Keep your dog on a leash unless you’re in an off-leash park.
• Bring water and a collapsible bowl.
• Small treats can be a wonderful walk to incorporate training with exercise.
• Watch your dog for signs of distress or tiredness.
• Never pull on your dog’s collar as you could cause damage to their neck.
• Protect their paws from extreme cold or heat with Pawz® or Jelly Wellies booties.
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Monday, January 22, 2018

BFTB NETWoof News January 22, 2018

Bentley Basset Hound: Hello! It is great to be back behind the anchor desk. We have been searching for some stories to put a smile on your face and I am happy to say we succeeded. Pierre, what’s our top story?”
BFTB NETWoof News January 22, 2018
Pierre Westie: “Our fierce winter weather can be dangerous not just for pets but for humans too. A Michigan woman could very well owe her life to two insistent Labradoodles. They woke their family up early wanting to go outside, even tugging on their clothes to rush them. The reason for the panic was obvious when they opened the door. An 80-year-old woman was on the freezing ground dressed only in her nightgown.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Hug a Squirrel

   Sunday, January 21 is National Hugging Day and Squirrel Appreciation Day. Pierre has written another poem in honor of this double howliday.
White Westie dog leaning on tree
Oh bushy-tailed squirrel up in our tree
I see you throwing nuts at me.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

The Healing Powers of Dr. Harvey's

   I love Dr. Harvey’s Healing Cream and love to tell other pet parents about this amazing little jar of magic. The reason that I am so passionate about spreading the word is that I have seen the results from using it. Like all pet parents we do our best to keep the boys from injuring themselves and like all boys, they still find a way to get scrapes and boo boos. The moment that I see any type of irritation on Bentley or Pierre, I break out my handy jar of Healing Cream and let the magic begin.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The Blizzard on the Bayou 2018

Pierre: “It snowed! It really, really snowed! Let’s build a snowman, run zoomies, and have a snowball fight! I am so stoked!"

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Will It Snow?

Pierre Westie: “Oh my dog! Have you seen the weather report for the bayou? It is supposed to ice and snow tonight. This is a rare occurrence for us. We enjoy watching the humans react.”
Bentley: “It all began when our local meteorologist used the “s” word. Absolute panic set in among the humans. This is because NOBODY knows how to drive in the snow. We do not have machines that deal with ice and snow so getting out on the road is never a good idea. That means people rush to the grocery store while it was still in the upper 50’s today to stockpile bread, milk and water.”

Monday, January 15, 2018

BFTB NETWoof News January 15, 2018

Bentley Basset Hound: “Happy Martin L. King Day in the U.S.A. In honor of this day, we’d like to encourage everyone to do something to help your fellow human or animal.”

Friday, January 12, 2018

Solvit Deluxe Telescoping Pet Ramp Solves Problems

   Do you pick your dogs up to put them in the car? It can be a real pain in the back! That is why we were so excited to receive our Solvit™ Deluxe Telescoping Pet Ramp from Chewy.com.
9 Reasons We Love Our Solvit Ramp
Woman carrying Solvit Deluxe Telescoping Pet Ramp
It has a convenient carrying handle and only weighs 13lbs. Made from a combination of aluminum and plastic makes it one of the lightest and strongest ramp on the market.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Barker and The Beast ~ A Love Story

GoDog RhinoPlay Beast blue and yellow ball in package.
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   One of the first toys pet parents get their puppy is a ball. We have a wide array of balls in different sizes and textures. Pierre loves most toys but gets the most fun and exercise out of a ball. He was so excited when goDog® sent us one of their Rhino Play™ balls. He barked like crazy until I gave it to him. They are known for their durable toys which is important when you have a certain Westie that likes to kill toys.
Pierre Westie: “Now hold it right there. It’s been months since I’ve killed a toy. Moles on the other paw are a different story. Hee hee!
   Do you mind if I go ahead and do our review? After all, I am the expert when it comes to The Beast™.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Mole in the Hole

Pierre Westie: “I am considering pleading the fifth amendment if I am brought in for questioning in the untimely death of this vermin. It is a mole and while I know all critters deserve to live a long and healthy life, they are not welcome to make themselves at home in my backyard. I am sure that you’ve heard the old saying about making mountains out of mole hills. Well, there is a reason for that. One mole can dig 150 feet in a day. These tiny little insectivores can destroy your backyard in no time! They dig tunnels right below ground level and it drives me crazy. I can hear them down there munching on grubs, worms, beetles and other gross things.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Barking About Blue Dog Bakery Dog Treats #ChewyInfluencer

Westie and Basset Hound greet Chewy.com mascot at their front door.Chewy.com influencer disclaimer
Bentley Basset Hound: “We are always super psyched when we see Chewy and his blue boxes. That’s because he brings the best treats, supplements, toys and home goods directly to our door.”
Pierre Westie: “It’s true and he is quicker than any squirrel I’ve ever chased. Mom can place our order 24/7 and like magic, Chewy is knocking on the door in a couple of days!”

Monday, January 8, 2018

BFTB NETWoof News January 8, 2018

Bentley Basset Hound: “Hello and welcome to our first BFTB NETWoof News of 2018. We have really missed reporting for the last couple of weeks so let’s get right to our top story. I’m sure Pierre has a great one to kick off the new year.”
BFTB NETWoof News report on duck with 3D leg
This is my friend's duck!
Pierre Westie: “As a matter of fact, the duck in our top story might be able to kick again thanks to its new 3D leg! Some eighth-grade science students in Armorel, Arkansas came to the rescue of an eight-month-old Indian Runner duck named Peg after one of its legs was eaten by a turtle when it was a tiny duckling. The students heard of Peg’s plight and decided to build a prosthetic leg to help. It took over 30 tries to get it perfect but they succeeded in giving the duck a leg up on life!”

Friday, January 5, 2018

Quick Bath and Tushee Wipes from Head to Tail

   Bentley is such a sweetheart and I love him more than words can express. But let’s face it, there are days when he smells like a hound dog. That usually means dragging out the dog shampoo, brushes, blow dryer and towels. I’m lucky that he loves a bath but it’s not always convenient. Those are the times I am so glad we discovered IVC Quick Bath® pre-moistened wipes.  
Basset Hound getting face cleaned with Quick Wipes
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   These heavy-duty wipes are extra thick and remove loose hair along with dirt. It leaves Bentley smelling great with a shiny coat. I prefer using wipes instead of putting him the tub during the winter months. Quick Bath Wipes can be a real nose-saver when your pup smells a little ruff! Psst...they are available for cats too!

Thursday, January 4, 2018

10 Fun Animal Facts for National Trivia Day

   We are celebrating National Trivia Day with some fun facts about dogs, cats and other random animals. These could be helpful playing Jeopardy or be the answer to the million-dollar question! Bentley and Pierre will provide commentaries because they insisted.
Basset Hound looking at his Dr. Harvey's food being prepared 
• Dogs have about 1,700 taste buds.
Bentley: “Which explains why I love to eat so much. 
• A single elephant tooth can weigh 9 pounds.
Pierre: Can you imagine how bad it would hurt if an elephant bit its tongue while eating? OUCH! 

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

PrideBites Has You Covered

Westie on top of a PrideBites microfleece balnket
PrideBites PAWtner disclaimer
Bentley Basset Hound: “You may remember last spring when Pierre took over the blog to brag about his new microfleece blanket from PrideBites. He loves it and I must admit being a little jealous of how cozy he looked snoozing under and on top of it.
   Santa Paws must have known because look what he brought me! That’s right, it’s a PrideBites blanket and mine is a sherpa/fleece combo. It is the best of both worlds.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

A Little of This and a Lot of That

   I have a few things to share with y’all today so instead of our regular post, we are sharing a little of this-n-that.
Awesome gift box tower from Chewy.com
• There’s this: Thanks to Chewy.com for our wonderful New Year’s Gift boxes. It was chocked full of tasty treats for Skipper and me to enjoy with our coffee.