About Me

   Hi, thanks for dropping by Barking from the Bayou. Since this is the "About Me" page, let me tell you a little about myself. My pen name is M. K. Clinton, but you can call me Melissa. I love writing about dogs and sharing ideas that help make it easier to be an awesome pet parent. I also love to laugh…a lot! But that’s not all. Are you looking for the newest products on the market? You are in the right place! Do you have questions about why your pup is doing what it’s doing? I can help. Maybe you are looking for great contests and discounts. No problem, I have you covered. If it has to do with dogs, we are Barking from the Bayou about it!
BFTB NETWoof News set
   We also feature the BFTB NETWoof News the first Wednesday of each month where our anchors fetch the best animal news around. The news team consists of Bentley the Basset Hound, Pierre the White West Highland Terrier and Paisley the Lab shares tips in Paw-sitively Paisley. It is a month’s worth of good animal stories that will put a smile on your face. Don’t worry about their reporting; they speak perfect English with a southern flair.  
Woman and two dogs
   The best way to describe me is GRITS...Girl Raised In The South. I was raised in northwest Louisiana and lived there with my husband and our four-legged hairy child, Bentley, who is a human trapped in the body of a Bassett Hound until recently. Our "granddog" Pierre, the Westie also lives with us. The two are best friends and have no plans on ever moving out on their own. We are now Texas proud and live not far from the hustle and bustle of amazing Houston which is known as the Bayou City! Barking from the Bayou is a family affair with my husband doing the photography, the dogs offering their opinions and me writing it all down for you to enjoy. 
Basset looking at box of The Returns paperback books
   I’m also the author of The Returns, a hilarious dog adventure that takes place in New Orleans. The characters in my books are based on my pets’ personalities. I love writing the series because it provides me a chance to laugh with my pets that have crossed the Rainbow Bridge. The Returns and The Returns 2 ~ Showstoppers are available on Amazon.com.
M. K. Clinton with Bentley Basset and Pierre Westie
   Please feel free to contact me at thereturns7@gmail.com for any further information. I hope that you enjoyed your visit and please come back real soon. My main goal is to provide you with great dog information and a smile or a couple of good belly laughs. 
M. K. Clinton hugging Bentley the Basset Hound
"The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog." 
~Melissa K. Clinton

*I've been interviewed by: 
Pets Teach Us So Much Radio with 
Robbin and Joseph Everett.  Click here

**Quoted in 
50 Famous Dog Quotes 
Good Dog!
Puppy Leaks 
Go Petz 
Wise Old Sayings 
and many, many more magazines and websites.

***Quoted in these Books
DogsThat Capture Our Hearts by~ Kimberlee C. Maselli

****Quoted in these publications
Modern Dog Magazine ~ Spring 2015
Natural Muscle Magazine ~ Spring 2015
Huffington Post ~ Sept. 2015
and many others.

*****I’ve been published in 
Guideposts, The PupJournal iBlog Magazine and several guest posts on BlogPaws® Executive Blog.
I'm also:
Brand Ambassador for Dr. Harvey's
Co-host of Pet Parade Blog Hop
Amazon Affiliate
Treatibles Affiliate