Friday, November 30, 2018

How to Help Your Squeak-oholic Destuffing Dog

   As you know, most self-help groups keep their meetings private. The Bayou Boys wanted to share their recent testimonials in hopes that it will help fellow dogs.  
Bentley: “Hello, my name is Bentley and I’m a squeak-oholic. I love the shrill sound of squeaking when I sink my teeth into a toy. The problem started when I was a pup and has continued for almost 11 years.
   I know the noise drives my mom and dad crazy but once I get started, I cannot control myself. I will walk through the house squeaking non-stop. It feels so good and the sound fills me with happy vibes. You can’t fault a fellow for that, can you? I need help.”
Group Leader (Mom): “Thank you for sharing. I have the perfect solution for you and it doesn’t involve going cold turkey on squeaking. That would be too much for you. Check out this new Hear Doggy! ultrasonic toy.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

A Murder on the Bayou

Bentley Basset Hound: “The photo above is from a happier carefree time. As you can see, I am sharing my PrideBites bed with one of my very favorite toys, Lamb Chop. She is soft, cuddly, and has a squeaker. I love my Lamb Chop. Little did I know that our time together was limited.
   Last week, I came upon a gruesome scene. Lamb Chop had been brutally murdered. It appears her throat was cut and her tongue was almost pulled out of her mouth. There were no witnesses to this heinous crime but I have my suspicions. Let me just say that Pierre has always been jealous of my relationship with Lamb Chop. This was clearly a crime of passion.
   Pierre claims that he has an ironclad alibi for the time this killing took place. Far be it for me to accuse someone unjustly but everyone knows he has a long rap sheet of terrier-ist acts including de-stuffing innocent toys.
   I ask for a moment of silence in honor of my dearly departed Lamb Chop. Sigh…R.I.P. my snuggly friend.”

**Don’t tell Bentley but I ordered him a brand new Lamb Chop for his birthday which is December 3rd.
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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

One Tough Donut

Barking from the Bayou received a Trusty Pup Donut toy in exchange for an honest review. We only share products that we feel will benefit our readers. Trusty Pup and Propel Communications are not responsible for the content of this article.
   The Bayou Boys love to play and Trusty Pup® makes some of their favorite toys. They were very excited to review this new Chocolate Donut toy. It is made with Chew Guard Technology™ which means our new donut will last a long time. As a matter of fact, all of our Trusty Pup toys have held up to our resident plushy toy terrier-ist!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

5 Reasons to be Thankful for Senior Pets

   November is National Senior Pet Month and Adopt a Senior Pet Month. This month is set aside to shine a light on older dogs and cats that are often abandoned and then overlooked for adoption. That is such a shame because senior pets rock!
   The Bayou Boys are both considered senior dogs. Pierre is 7 years 7 months and Bentley will turn 11 years old in a couple of weeks. Being older dogs has not fazed them at all. They still play, run, and wrestle like when they were young. I am very thankful for my senior boys. 
5 Reasons to be Thankful for Senior Pets
• Older pets’ personalities are set so it is easier to find one that will fit your family.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

We Messed Up!

Me: “Bentley…Pierre…Come here quick! We made a BIG mistake and have to correct it right away.”
Bentley: “OMD! What happened. Let me just say that I’m sure I didn’t do anything wrong. It must have been you and Pierre.”
Pierre: “Hold it right there, Bentley. It wasn’t me. I’m pretty sure that I was not even in the country when whatever happened occurred. There is no need for actual witnesses, is there?”

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

A Totally Grainless Smorgasbord

Barking from the Bayou received Loving Pets Totally Grainless treats in exchange for an honest review. We only share products that we love and believe our readers will enjoy. Loving Pets and Propel Communications are not responsible for the contents of this article.
   The Bayou Boys are huge fans of the Loving Pets® company. They drink their water from a beautiful purple LeBōl bowl and love all the treats they’ve ever sunk their canines into. That is why they were super excited when our new box of Loving Pets Totally Grainless™ goodies arrived for their review. 

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Joking Around on the Bayou

Talking Dog 4 Sale
A guy is driving through town and sees a sign in front of a house: "Talking Dog for Sale."
He rings the bell and the owner tells him the dog is in the backyard. The guy walks into the backyard and sees an old dog sitting there.
"Do you really talk?" he asks. "Sure do," the hound replies. "Sooo, what's your story?" The guy’s curiosity is peaked.
The dog looks up and says, “Well, I discovered my gift of talking pretty young and I wanted to help the government, so I told the CIA about my gift, and in no time they had me jetting from country to country, sitting in rooms with spies and world leaders, because no one figured a dog would be eavesdropping. I was one of their most valuable spies eight years running.”

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Stress Busters

   The first Wednesday in November is National Stress Awareness Day. It doesn’t matter who you are or what you do, there is no way to avoid stress in life. Let’s face it, adulting can be very hard.
   It has been proven that having a dog or cat can be a great stress buster. Being a pet parent does come with stressful situations but for the most part, our furbabies make life better.
How Pets Help Reduce Stress
• Petting a dog or cat can relieve stress by lowering your blood pressure. It helps your body release a relaxation hormone and reduces the levels of a stress hormone.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Our First Starbucks Puppuccino

Bentley Basset Hound: “Oh my dog! Y’all are not going to believe what we discovered the other day.”
Pierre Westie: “It started when Mom and Dad loaded us up in our car kennel and drove us to our favorite walking path. The day was perfect with temperatures nice and comfy for a long walk.”

Bentley: “We got back in the car and instead of going home, they went to get a frappuccino from Starbucks. This time though, they ordered something called a puppuccino. It sounded like something we might enjoy.”

Friday, November 2, 2018

Glow Dog Glow

   If you live where daylight savings time is a thing that happens twice each year, then you know we “fall back” this weekend. That means our daylight is very limited. If you work a 9-to-5 job, chances are you are going to work at the crack of dawn and coming home at dusk. Ugh!
*We received two illumiseen collars and leashes in exchange for our honest opinion. Illumiseen is not responsible for the contents of this article. We are sharing information on these products because they may benefit our readers.
Charging illumiseen collar with USB port on laptop
   Walking your dog is still important and whether you walk them before work or after, it is going to be dark. That’s why I am so excited about the illumiseen™ collars and leashes. When you turn on the LED battery-powered light the collar emits a bright glow. Drivers or other walkers will see you and your dog well in advance. No more worrying about losing sight of your dog when they go out in the backyard after dark. Plus, the Bayou Boys look super cool in the yard with their collars aglow.