Thursday, February 28, 2019

How to Make a Tulle Mardi Gras Collar

Mardi Gras season is in full swing and if you are looking for a quick and easy costume for your pet, this is it! A tulle collar looks great and wearing it didn’t bother Pierre at all.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Tips on Being a Responsible Pet Owner

woman with two dogs on a responsible pet owner poster
February is Responsible Pet Owners month. Before the month becomes a distant memory, let me share some of my favorite tips for being a responsible pet owner.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

What is a Snood?

Basset hound wearing a snood
   One of the questions I am often asked after posting a photo of Bentley eating is, "What is on his head?".
   It is a tube-like covering that keeps his ears from getting in his food. It is called a snood and for long-eared dogs, it is a miracle.

Friday, February 22, 2019

How to Feed Your Dog a Raw Diet When You are Super Busy

   Many pet parents are interested in feeding raw but the thought of adding extra work to their already full schedule scares them away. Believe me, I understand. Your day is already full of being an adult and all that is involved in doing grown-up stuff. How in the world can you prepare a healthy raw meal for your dog when you are usually microwaving a frozen meal for yourself?
   Well, fret no more and begin feeding your best friend an amazing freeze-dried raw complete diet.
• Freeze-dried fresh high-quality meat is first ingredient (chicken or beef)
• Fresh vegetables & fruits
• Contains NO chemicals, preservatives, additives, fillers, dyes, synthetic ingredients, or by-products
• Made in the USA without salt, sugar, soy or wheat

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Love Your Pet Day 2019

Happy Love Your Pet Day!

Bentley: “Wait a minute! Don’t you love us every day of the year?”
Pierre: “Shhh, this could mean treats, toys, and belly rubs all day! You know they can’t resist celebrating a howliday with us.”

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Am I Being Manipulated by My Dogs?

   When I am looking at stories for the Bayou Boys to report on BFTB NETWoof News, it always amazes me how many studies are done to prove what pet parents already know. Dogs and cats are super smart and can be very manipulative. 
Here are some of the ways I am manipulated.
 Every. Single. Day.
This is the exact look I wake up to every morning.
• Wake Up ~ Bentley wakes me up around 6:00 each morning so he can go outside. He noses the cover back and gives me a kiss. It is so incredibly sweet. Then, he begins scratching the sheet until I get up. Of course, Pierre gets up and joins us because they get a treat when we come back inside. We usually sleep another hour or so before he is ready for breakfast. There is no snooze button on a Basset.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Choose Sweet Potate'r Chews from Dr. Harvey's

   Happy Valentine’s Day! Since the Bayou Boys aren’t impressed with flowers and they can’t have chocolate, their gift was a no-brainer.
   When it comes to treats, it doesn’t get any simpler or tastier than Sweet Potate’r Chews. That’s because it is made with one ingredient, dehydrated sweet potatoes! 

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Exploring the Neighborhood

Yesterday we showed you how the Bayou Boys enjoy their Backyard Shenanigans. Today, we are going to show you where we go for our walks.
The sidewalks on our main streets are beautifully maintained and the gardens are overflowing with flowers.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Backyard Shenanigans

Do you ever wonder what the Bayou Boys do when they are running around in the yard? Well, this is basically how they spend their time. Of course, when the Texas sun is shining, they love to lay in the grass and absorb some rays.
Bentley Basset Hound
Bentley is listening for someone to move so he can bark and let them know these premises are protected by a Basset Hound.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Memories in Black & White Day #2

Welcome to Friday and the weekend! We are continuing a look back through some of our favorite black & white photos of the Bayou Boys.
Enjoy Day #2
Bentley can look so serious sometimes that I have to wonder what he is thinking. My bet is that it has something to do with food or world peace.  

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Memories in Black & White Day #1

   I was looking through some photos and realized it had been a long time since we posted any black and white photos. As we looked through the endless pictures trying to select a few, I realized that there were many favorites. We decided that we could make two days of black and white fun!  
Enjoy Day #1
Dog nose
This nose knows…

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

February's Love Letter

Dear Mom,
   Can you believe it is already February? I was perusing our calendar and noticed we will be celebrating a number of human holidays. In addition to Make a Friend Day, there’s Groundhog Day, Fat Tuesday, Valentine’s Day, President’s Day. You’ll notice that those are all one day celebrations and really have nothing to do with pets. Not to say that we don’t appreciate a little something-something on February 14th. Just sayin’…
   Pierre and I set about trying to dig up some special howlidays for pets and guess what we discovered? 

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Help! My Dog Has Diarrhea

   Today I want to discuss something that nobody wants to talk about, but everyone has to deal with it. I’m referring DIARRHEA. No matter how careful that you are with your dog and their digestive system, it is going to happen. Loose, liquid or frequent stools are not uncommon in dogs of all ages. There are a multitude of reasons and can be as simple as a change in their diets.
   No matter what the cause might be, there is one question on every pet parent’s lips; “How do I make it stop?” In the past, you might have tried an emergency diet of boiled chicken and rice with some canned pumpkin mixed in for good measure. Then, it is a wait and see situation. In the meantime, your dog feels yucky and there is good chance that your carpet is going to need steam cleaned.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Just Joking!

The Bayou Boys are still working on their stand-up routine. We hope you enjoy these jokes and don’t worry, we’ll let you know before their Vegas debut!