Friday, March 29, 2019

Weekend Chuckles and Deep Thoughts

It’s the weekend and everyone could use a chuckle or two. Since we want to go above and beyond for our awesome visitors, we are throwing in some deep thoughts!
How to be polite but to the point when someone wants your favorite FurBallz.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Pet Poison Prevention Reminders

   March is Poison Prevention Awareness Month and a great time to make sure your house and yard is safe for your best friends. 
Westie with Toxic Waste candy
Kitchen Catastrophes 
   The kitchen is favorite place for our pets. After all, it is where the food is kept! Make sure not to let your guard down when it comes to the following items:

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

What's In the BFTB Office?

Two dogs laying in a room
This is the typical scene in the Barking from the Bayou office. Bentley and Pierre like to keep me company. This is how they usually sleep with Pierre on the Kuranda bed and Bentley under my card catalogue. 

Friday, March 15, 2019

Let's Talk Treatibles

   One of the biggest new trends in pet care is the use of phytocannabinoid infused products. It is easy to get overwhelmed with the onslaught of products that all claim to help your pet. Let me help you wade through the confusion surrounding the use of full spectrum hemp oil for companion animals. I'll also tell you why I trust Treatibles® Full Spectrum Hemp Oil and Chews for the Bayou Boys.

What is Phytocannabinoid?
   Phytocannabinoids are naturally occurring cannabinoids found in the cannabis and hemp plant. All animals have an endocannabinoid system that helps maintain the physiological neurological and immunological systems in their body. When there’s a deficiency in the body, receptors will use the phytocannabinoids to help create balance as well as provide support for relaxing, repairing or restoring.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

The Bayou Boys' Bond

   I was thinking about how lucky we are that Bentley and Pierre get along so well. They are both so different but make the perfect duo. Who would have thought a lovable Basset Hound and a feisty Westie would become inseparable? I know that isn't always the case with dogs. One of the things I am most thankful for is the tight bond the boys have formed. Let me explain further. 
The Bayou Boys’ Bond
They are best friends.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Waiting For the Walk

   The Bayou Boys love to go on their walks. We never say the word “w-a-l-k” in front of them or they begin their “We are going on a walk” dance. This dance makes preparing to leave the house a challenge. 
Bentley: “I wouldn’t hound you so much, but you are sooooo slow! All we need is our harness and leash. Why do you insist on packing a bag?”

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

A Conversation with a Basset Hound

   Bentley and I were discussing the Basset Hound breed the other day. I thought he’d enjoy learning about his heritage as I brushed the usual ton of hair off him.
     Here’s your chance to be the “fly on our wall.”
Me: “Did you know that your sense of smell is second only to the Bloodhound? I guess that is why you are so busy sniffing everything on our walks.”
Bentley: “That is true and why you should never let me go out without a leash. I’ll be the first to admit that when I pick up a scent, it’s total tunnel vision until I discover the source or the scent fades. That could be a long way and then I’d be totally lost. Of course, you’d be ugly crying. It’d be a bad scene.”

Friday, March 8, 2019

Spring Forward 4 Flowers

Tulips in Washington
This weekend most of the United States will set their clocks forward one hour. Daylight savings time officially begins Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 2:00 AM. That gives us more daylight in the evenings and less in the morning.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Howling Over Mutts Gone Nuts

   You might remember when I told you about the gorgeous painting our children gave us for Christmas in the Picture Perfect Gift  post. What I didn’t reveal at the time was this was only part of our gift. 
Tickets for Nuts Gone Mutts
   They also gave us tickets to see the hilarious dog comedy show, Mutts Gone Nuts. (We raised some awesome kids!)