Friday, June 29, 2018

5 Awesome Pet Products for 2018

woman sitting on bench
   I was sitting out on the back patio yesterday thinking of some of the awesome new products that we’ve found this year. Since we are halfway through 2018, I thought it’d be fun to look back at some of our favorites. These are things that I wish I’d thought of but am very glad someone else invented them!
5 Pet Products I Love in 2018

Friday, June 22, 2018

It's a Fun-tastic Friday

   We are joining our feline friends 15 and Meowing and Four-Legged Furballs for Friendly Fill-Ins blog hop. Visit their blogs and others for some great answers.
1. My favorite scent is hard to say because it depends on what I am smelling. My favorite flower aroma is Night Blooming Jasmine. When we buy scent chips for our burners we usually get Sugar Cookie. Of course, my favorite smell of all is puppy ears and breath.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Good Ol' Summertime

Bentley Basset Hound: “Hey, Pierre! Guess what day it is?”
Pierre Westie: “Let’s see…it’s not my birthday. Is it Westie Appreciation Day? Most importantly, does it involve cake?”
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Bentley: “I don’t smell cake and there is no such thing a Westie Appreciation Day. At least I’m pretty sure there isn’t. Anyway, today is the first day of summer! We need to remind our friends about some of our favorite safety warnings.”

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Help Wanted on the Bayou

   This is a different post from our usual banter. I’m asking for your help with a couple of things so we can make Barking from the Bayou a fun-tastic place to visit.
Basset Hound at writing desk
• Do you get my replies to your comments? (There is a Notify Me you can check under the comment box)
• Which of our posts are your favorites?
(a)      BFTB NETWoof News
(b)     Humor stories
(c)      Pet tips
(d)     Memes
(e)      DIY
(f)       Reviews
(g)     Contests
• Would you be interested in more Texas travel posts?
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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Can Hemp Infused Treatibles Help Your Pet?

   Have you ever wondered if phytocannabinoids could benefit your pets? The World Health Organization (WHO) has determined that CBD has “been demonstrated as an effective treatment for epilepsy” in adults, children, and animals. They even found “preliminary evidence” that it could be used in treating Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, psychosis, and Parkinson’s disease. The report went on to state that naturally occurring CBD is safe and not associated with any negative public health effects. [PDF]
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   Treatibles® was the first company to infuse products with phytocannabinoids. The phytocannabinoid oil is extracted from medicinal grade hemp grown in the USA. The all-natural hemp contains more than 80 cannabinoids but less than .3% THC. What that means is your pet is not going to get “stoned” or “high” from ingesting Treatibles.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

World Pet Memorial Day Memories

   World Pet Memorial Day is celebrated on the second Tuesday in June each year. It is a day to remember the amazing animals that have been part of our lives. We’ve been blessed with wonderful cats and dogs over the years. It is way too easy to dwell on how much we miss them or our final good-byes. I know they would much rather I remember the smiles and laughs they gave me instead of the tears. Today, in honor of some of my best friends, I am sharing funny stories so they can make you laugh too.
   Meet George. He was my very first dog when I was in junior high school. A dog all my own. The ad in the newspaper was for FREE Cocker Spaniel puppies. I know Cocker Spaniels. I have seen Cocker Spaniels. George was no Cocker Spaniel but he was a great dog. 
   When I lived on my own in a tiny trailer, George joined a motorcycle “gang” down the street. It was really a garage where they worked on cars and motorcycles. He loved to hang out there with them while I was gone during the day. He’d come home with grease on his head after “work.”

Friday, June 8, 2018

How to Reduce Your Dog's Shedding 90%

   I belong to a couple of Basset Hound Facebook groups where pet parents come to show off their furbabies. Many of the posts are seeking answers to medical issues. I never give medical advice other than “Go to the vet immediately.”
   There is one question that pops up almost every single day and that is about shedding. "How can I control my Basset's shedding?" Basset Hounds shed A LOT. Most people are not aware of just how much until they live with one. I ALWAYS answer this question with one word,
FURminator in package
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 Why the FURminator?
• It reduces shedding up to 90%
• Helps to encourage natural oil production
• Removes loose or dead undercoat
• Can reduce airborne allergens
• Recommended by veterinarians and groomers
• Easy to handle

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Father’s Day Ideas for the Pet Dad

I’m not trying to make you panic but Father’s Day is a little over one week away! There is still plenty of time to order something totally terrific from Amazon. Since we do most of our shopping there, it was no problem to come up with some great ideas for the Pet Dad in your life.
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Who could resist this fun tee shirt?
Give him a gift he couldn’t refuse.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

A Doggone Funny Dedication

   Bentley and Pierre eat twice a day at pretty much the same time. Actually, Bentley sets the time that best suits his belly and will hound me relentlessly until he is fed. I can adjust his dinner time a little but when the boy wants his breakfast, nobody is going to stay asleep. This is usually at 7:00a.m. They eat and we all go back to bed for a little while longer. I’ve been gradually feeding them later in the evening, so Pierre doesn’t go too long without something on his stomach. I have worked the time up from 3:30 to 5:00. The time slipped away from me yesterday and it was almost 6:00 when I went to start their Dr. Harvey’s.
   If they gave dogs Academy Awards for drama, these two would have statuettes. Instead, they had this special dedication for me.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

So Unappreciated

Westie and Basset Hound
Bentley Basset Hound: “Pierre, we are going to have to talk with Mom. This is Pet Appreciation Week and I’m just not feeling very appreciated. Are you?”
Pierre Westie: “Now that you mention it, I barked at a guy riding his scooter by the house today. She did not even say thank you. As a matter of fact, she told me to be quiet!”