Friday, June 28, 2019

A Dr. Harvey's Contest Smorgasbord

Bentley: “ATTENTION!!! Barking from the Bayou is super excited to announce a brand-new contest sponsored by our awesome friends at Dr. Harvey’s! It is a smorgasbord of their amazing products and we are going to have THREE WINNERS!!”
Pierre: “Wow! That is really nice of us! When you mention smorgasbord the first thing that I think of is food and lots of it! What are we giving away?”
Bentley: “Well, you know we love an all-natural treat that is tasty but still healthy so we can maintain our physiques. That’s why ALL THREE WINNERS will receive a bag of Dr. Harvey’s Coconut Smiles. If you haven’t tried them, get ready to drool. They are 100% dehydrated coconut and delicious. I will warn our fellow canines to watch your humans with these treats. It seems they like to munch on them too!” 
Pierre: “When we announce the winners can I say, ‘YOU get a bag of Coconut Smiles and YOU get a bag of Coconut Smiles and YOU get a bag of Coconut Smiles.’ I’ve always wanted to do that and since we are still waiting on our talk show, this would be good practice.
   One prize does not make a smorgasbord so what else could our THREE WINNERS win?”
Dr. Harvey's Canine Health
Bentley: “I’m glad you asked. Each winner will get to choose 2 trial-size bags of Dr. Harvey’s food for their dogs to try. That is an easy way to discover your dog LOVES Dr. Harvey’s. It’s winner’s choice!”
Pierre: “That’s a terrier-ific way to find which recipe your dog loves the best. We have tried them all and can tell you they are all yummy in our tummies. Your choices include Canine Health, Oracle Grain Free, Paradigm, Raw Vibrance, Veg-To-Bowl, and Veg-To-Bowl Fine Ground. So many choices and so many winners!”
Basset being sprayed with Protection SprayBentley: “We still aren’t through with the prizes! Each of our THREE WINNERS can select one of Dr. Harvey’s All-Natural Grooming Essentials. It’s going to be a difficult decision because, during the summer, we need all of our Dr. Harvey’s grooming products. Tell them their choices, Pierre.”
(Using his best game show announcer’s voice)
Pierre: “Our THREE WINNERS will have quite a time with the big selection Dr. Harvey’s offers to keep us healthy and looking good. There is the always popular Healing Cream, Herbal Ear Wash, Herbal Protection Shampoo, Herbal Shampoo, and Herbal Protection Spray. We depend on all of them so whichever one they pick, it’ll be fantastic.”
Bentley: “To enter for your chance to win, click on the Rafflecopter below and follow the simple instructions. If you have any trouble, just let us know and we will be happy to lend a paw.
   Of course, if you just can’t wait until the end of the contest, be sure to save 10% with our ambassador discount code: BFTB2019. Good luck!” 

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Happy Anniversary...Again!

Bentley: “We are once again going above and beyond the call of dog duty by giving Mom and Dad the entire day off so they can celebrate being married for 37 years.”
Pierre: “Wow! That means they have been married over half of their lives. Mom said when they got married nobody had computers or cell phones. That means there were no blogs. I can’t help but wonder what dogs did back in the dark ages! They must’ve been bored silly.”

Monday, June 24, 2019

BFTB NETWoof News June 24, 2019

Bentley Basset Hound: “Hello and welcome to this week’s BFTB NETWoof News. We are so happy that you chose to join us today. Let’s check with Pierre for our top story.”
Pierre Westie: “This is one of my favorite stories of the week and I think you’ll enjoy it too. It begins with a box turtle named Pedro who was adopted missing one of its hind legs.
   He recently went missing for a few months and when he returned, he’d lost his other hind leg. His owners turned to LSU’s School of Veterinary Medicine for help. The vets discovered Pedro was in great shape other than not having hind legs, so they set to work to find a solution.

Friday, June 21, 2019

How Hot is Too Hot for Your Dog?

   It is getting that time of the year again when we hear horror stories of dogs being left in cars or burning their paws on hot concrete. You might be wondering how hot is too hot for your dog when it comes to the summer heat.
Dogs in Cars
   Let’s start with leaving your dog in the car while you run into the store. You only plan on being in there a few minutes and you’ve left the window down. Your best friend should be fine and besides, they hate being left at home. I get it, seriously, I do. How many times have you seen someone from the neighborhood or work and had to chat for a bit on the canned good aisle? Meanwhile, your dog is having a hard time breathing out in your car.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Let's Celebrate International Box Day

Bentley: “Hey y’all! Today is International Box Day in the blogosphere and we thought it was time to think inside the box and join the fun.”
Pierre: “The holiday was established to give cats a chance to share their love of boxes with the world. Of course, dogs enjoy a good box too, so we have joined in the celebration.”
Basset looking in box
Bentley: “If we are being completely honest here, most of the boxes that are delivered to our home belong to Pierre and me. We get our Dr. Harvey’s delivered as well as our goodies from Chewy. How can you not love boxes when they arrive filled with pawsome stuff for us?!”

Monday, June 17, 2019

BFTB NETWoof News June 17, 2019

Bentley Basset Hound: “Hello and welcome to this week’s BFTB NETWoof News. We have fetched some great stories to help put a smile on your face. We understand that the human news can be depressing so our news this week is all tail wagging happy!”
Pierre Westie: “Our top story took place in southern California where a small dog had decided to defend his yard from a baby bear. The problem is that baby bears usually come with mama bears and this cub was no exception.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Dear Dad

    Sunday is Father’s Day in America and we hope all of the dads out there have a great weekend. The Bayou Boys wanted to pen a special letter to their dad and asked if they could share it here.

Dear Dad,
   Happy Father’s Day! Pierre and I felt we should get together and write this letter to let you know how much we love you. You are the best dad a dog could ask for and we are very glad that you belong to us.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Take 5 for your Pet's Health

   How often do you wash your dishes? Most likely the answer is after every meal. Can you imagine having to eat all of your meals out of one dish that hardly ever got washed? It sounds gross and certainly not something that we would enjoy. Now ask yourself when was the last time that you washed your pet’s food and water bowls out with soap and hot water. If it is longer than yesterday, please stop reading this, take five minutes and go wash them. I’ll wait for you. Thanks, they’ll appreciate it. Okay, let’s talk about why it is so important to clean your pet’s bowls.

Monday, June 10, 2019

BFTB NETWoof News June 10, 2019

Bentley Basset Hound: “Hello and welcome to BFTB NETWoof News for the week of June 10, 2019. We are so glad to have you here. Let’s toss it over to Pierre for our top story.”
Pierre Westie: “Thanks, Bentley. We reported about the possibility of New York becoming the first state to ban declawing cats except in case of medical necessity. That means no more declawing because the cat scratches the furniture! We are happy to update you with news that lawmakers passed the bill and it is waiting on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s signature. Seriously, can you imagine any public official NOT signing a bill that would end the senseless torture of cats? I think not. We will, of course, let you know when it is law.”

Friday, June 7, 2019

Pierre vs. the Burrs

Pierre loves to go outside and roll in the clover where these burrs are hiding. His fur is like Velcro® to these prickly nuisances. We picked over 80 from his face alone! Now, you’d think that he’d learn his lesson, but he has not and will continue to get them. In the backyard, there is a tiny little spot where they grow but he can find it each time he goes out! Thankfully, they are almost gone. He does sit perfectly still while we pick each one out. 

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Anatomy of a Walk

We are always super happy to go on a walk. Today was no different. There were things to smell and people to see.

Monday, June 3, 2019

BFTB NETWoof News June 3, 2019

Bentley Basset Hound: “Hello and welcome to BFTB NETWoof News for June 3, 2019. We have fetched some great stories for you this week so let’s toss it over to Pierre for our top story.
two dogs reporting the news
Pierre Westie: “Summer brings out a variety of animals and not all of them are friendly. Coyotes have become a common sight in many neighbors and most of them will avoid confrontation. That is not always the case so we want to issue a warning to avoid coyotes and never leave your dog or cat out unattended in areas frequented by coyotes.