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 26, 2019

Changes on the Bayou

    Hello everyone! I wanted to let you know about some changes that are taking place on Barking from the Bayou and the reasons for these changes. Don’t worry, we aren’t going away but we are adjusting our schedule. 
Barking from the Bayou will now publish each
Monday * Wednesday * Friday
   This isn’t a decision that I made lightly. It means a lot to me that so many of you visit each day. I hope that you will continue to follow our adventures three times a week! 
   There are many reasons for me cutting back on blogging, but these are the main factors:

Monday, March 25, 2019

BFTB NETWoof News March 25, 2019

Bentley Basset Hound: “Hello and welcome to BFTB NETWoof News for March 25, 2019. We fetched some great stories this week so let me toss it over to Pierre for our top story.”
BFTB NETWoof News with two dogs anchoring and a duck story
Pierre Westie: “Most people think of a dog or cat when they imagine a child’s best friend. That is not the case with this incredible cute duo of an 8-year-old girl and her duck. We actually reported on this unlikely friendship back in 2016 when the bond was just beginning. 
   Snowflake and her human, Kylie, go everywhere they can together including the park and sleepovers. In case you’re wondering, Snowflake wears a diaper in the house. She has signed him up to be a therapy duck and we are sure they will quack up the sick patients!”

Friday, March 22, 2019

Step Into The Shaggy Dog Parlor

Westie in the bathtub with shampoo on his fur
I give Pierre his baths, but he MUST be groomed routinely.
    One of the most frustrating and difficult things about having a Westie or any dog than needs to be professionally groomed is finding an excellent groomer. They're more elusive than a unicorn so if you find one, treasure them. They are few and far between.
   Pierre has been to countless grooming salons in his lifetime. This month marks the one-year anniversary of our big move to Texas. We love living here and have found the boys a vet that we really like but a groomer for Pierre has eluded us. I have written about the other places we have tried, and they were all good. It’s just that none of them felt like the right fit for us. As a pet parent, it’s important to know your dog is in good hands and being treated with love. Are they stressed when you pick them up? Did you observe how employees interacted with other dogs? Were their prices in line with other salons in your area? These are all things we take into consideration when we trust someone with our baby. Those are also the reasons that we have continued to search for the perfect place.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

The Day After

The Bayou Boys are ready for it to be all about them again! 

   Thank you all so much for the birthday wishes! The outpouring of love was overwhelming and made turning 60 very special. 
   I had a wonderful day and my husband spoiled me by taking me shopping for a new purse and perfume. Those are two of my favorite things! My son and his family treated me a wonderful dinner. 

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Doing 60 on the Bayou

Pierre: “Today is our Mom’s birthday and for the past few years, Bentley has interviewed her about growing up and getting older. Some of his questions seemed kinda harsh so I thought it’d be a good idea to join him this year. At her advanced age it might not be a good idea to get her all riled up.”
Bentley: “I am never harsh with her. She knows a good journalist has to dig in order to separate fact from fiction. Our readers want to know if she actually rode a dinosaur to school or if she trudged 5 miles one way in the deep, deep snow. Heck, I want to know!”

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. 

Monday, March 18, 2019

BFTB NETWoof News March 18, 2019

Bentley Basset Hound: “Hello and welcome once again to BFTB NETWoof News. I hope nobody is feeling green from too much celebrating on St. Patrick’s Day! We have fetched some feel-good stories to ease you into the new week. Pierre, what’s our top story?”

Pierre Westie: “It was a tough choice because all of this week’s stories are awesome. We decided to lead in with the most bizarre and we think you’ll agree it is definitely tops.
   The town of Fair Haven, Vermont has a new mayor and she is the GOAT. I’m not talking about the Great Of All Time…nope, this 2-year-old Nubian goat named Lincoln is the town’s new pet mayor! The idea started as a fundraiser for a new playground. Residents could enter their pets as candidates for mayor in the town meeting day ballot for $5. Lincoln will make appearances in the local parades and festivals.”

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.”

Monday, March 11, 2019

BFTB NETWoof News March 11, 2019

Bentley Basset Hound: “Hello and welcome to BFTB NETWoof News for the week of March 11, 2019. We missed you last week but have fetched some primo news to make up for our absence. Let me toss it over to my co-anchor, Pierre.”
BFTB NETWoof News set with two dogs anchoring
Pierre Westie: “Thanks! Our top story is going to give you all the feels. 
   A man drove his diesel from California to New York a total of 2,800 miles one way to rescue a pit bull that was scheduled for euthanasia. He had been making a routine delivery in California when his wife sent him the link to a dog that looked like their dog, King, that they’d recently lost to cancer. Mario felt an kinship with the dog. He said, “I couldn’t save King, but I can save a couple in his honor.” That’s when he asked his boss to find him a delivery in New York and he called the shelter and told them he was on his way and begged them not to put the dog down. 

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!) 

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Introducing Chewy's Pharmacy

Bentley Basset Hound: Chewy stopped by our house to deliver a package. We were super stoked because Chewy brings delicious treats and other goodies.”
Pierre Westie: “Each time the blue box arrives on our doorstep, our tails begin to wag, and our noses begin to sniff. There was something strange about this delivery, so we decided it was time to investigate.”

Monday, March 4, 2019

BFTB NETWoof News March 4, 2019

The BFTB News team was called out on an important assignment but will be back next week with more news and weather!
Our regular posts will continue tomorrow.
Have a wonderful day.

Friday, March 1, 2019

To Think That We Saw It on

This is a weekend of great jubilation
It’s Dr. Seuss’ birthday celebration!
We want to join in the whimsical fun
But there is a * review to be done.