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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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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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.”

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.

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!