Monday, July 24, 2017

BFTB NETWoof News July 24, 2017

Bentley Basset Hound: “Hello and welcome to this week’s BFTB NETWoof News. You can always count on us to fetch the good news that other broadcasts overlook. What is our top story, Pierre?”
BFTB NETWoof News Top Story on a street dog
Pierre Westie: “This is a great story to start off our news. As we all know, homeless dogs have a rough life on the streets. One pup in Alabama was struck by a car and broke his leg. He was picked up and since there were going to be big medical expenses with little chance of an adoption, he was scheduled for euthanasia. When he was given the injection, they noticed that he moved in an odd way. It was as if he knew what was happening and was trying to fight the drug. Once his body was still, the employees left for the night. Imagine their surprise when they arrived the next morning to see the “dead” dog standing and drinking from the water bowl! They immediately named him Lazarus and the word of his miraculous survival spread like wildfire. A woman who read about Lazarus’ surviving the car accident and his return from the dead, knew he was the dog for her. We are happy to report that he has a forever home and is very happy.”
BFTB NETWoof News on fawn rescue
Bentley: “Our next story involves two dogs in Long Island and a heroic rescue. A man was walking his dogs when he spotted a young deer struggling in the Long Island Sound. Storm, an English Retriever rushed into the water and swam out to the deer. He grabbed the fawn by its neck and brought it back to shore as the man recorded the rescue. Once back on dry land, Storm rested next to the baby deer and began nudging it with his nose.
   Storm’s owner called to alert authorities of the deer and as they were walking back on the beach, they saw the silly fawn run right back into the water! For the second act, the humans went in for the rescue. It took eight minutes and a sturdy rope but once again the deer was saved from a watery death. The wayward fawn is being kept at an animal rescue until it can be released.”
BFTB NETWoof News ~ Afghan cat survivor
Pierre: “Our cat report is another story of survival. Hooch was born at the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan and as a kitten strolled through the Afghan war zone with street smart confidence. He would scare off the rats and scorpions while enjoying head scratches from diplomats. That changed in 2011 when Hooch decided to strut across the podium in the middle of an ambassador’s speech. The order came down the next day to kill all the embassy cats. That is when embassy workers began sneaking cats into their living quarters. One worker decided it was time for Hooch to leave Afghanistan and return with her to North Carolina. Friends paid $1,000 for her to stow the cat on board a Turkish airline. It was a long and scary ordeal but Hooch has now been living in the U.S. for six years. He lives the good life with his best friend who happens to be a Beagle. This story has just been publicized due to it finally being declassified.”
BFTB NETWoof News ~ zoo heat
Bentley: “The summer heat is rough on everyone and that is no exception for the animals that live in zoos. So how do they protect them? It varies from zoo to zoo but many of the animals are brought inside the air conditioned areas during the hottest part of the day. Polar Bears are given ice to keep cool and many zoos have installed misting machines. As the summer heats up it is important that animals are kept as comfortable as possible so if you visit a zoo, you might plan on going earlier in the day before the animals are put in their cool enclosures.
   Let’s check in with Paisley to see if we will need to stay indoors this week in the afternoon.”
BFTB NETWoof Weather Forecast
Paisley the Weather Lab: “I have one word to describe this week’s weather and that is HOT! Most of the United States will see high temperatures but some areas will find relief with rain. The northern states will have storms moving in while the east coast will be warm and muggy. Those in the center of the country are going to be sweating if they spend much time outdoors. The Plains can expect scattered storms. The West Coast is going to be mild but foggy. I want to caution our friends in the southwest because I am predicting monsoon storms. Here in the south, we will be hot and humid with Florida getting some coastal storms. Be sure to listen to your local weather for alerts and warnings.”
Bentley: “Thank you for the forecast. We will do our best to maintain our cool around here.
   This is going to be an exciting week here on the bayou. We have some great reviews and fun stuff to share with you. Don’t miss a single day with us. On behalf of the BFTB NETWoof News team, thanks for visiting and be sure to grab yourself some happy!”
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Friday, July 21, 2017

When Someone You Love Has Cancer

   Let me start off by letting you know that this is not my regular fun blog post. I have thought about what I wanted to say today for over half a year. There really aren’t words to express the combination of love, pride, and sadness that I want to convey but I am going to try.
   How do you express your feelings when someone that you love is faced with cancer? My first reaction was disbelief but that was quickly replaced with anger and extreme sadness. I’m sure that most people experience those same feelings. I don’t know if I would react differently if the person affected were older or lead an unhealthy lifestyle but that is not the case. 
   My beautiful, sweet, funny 28-year-old niece Kelsey was diagnosed with colon cancer in January. How could someone who is just starting their adult life have to face such a cruel diagnosis? It is simple. Cancer has no age limit. Cancer sucks. Cancer is not fair. Cancer is stupid.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Blue Lightning Strikes the Bayou

Barking from the Bayou, LLC received Lucy Pet Products Blue Lightning Shampoo and Leave-In Conditioning Spray free in exchange for an honest review. We only share products that we love and feel will benefit our readers.
Lucy Pet is not responsible for the contents of this article.
   I first met the awesome people from Lucy Pet Products at the 2014 BlogPaws™ conference. Lucy Pet is family-owned and the founder, Joey Herrick started The Lucy Pet Foundation. They are so nice and when I learned about all of the amazing work they do for pets, I knew that I’d be a lifelong fan. You might have seen their free spay/neuter and adoption mobile clinics as they travel across the country. They were also one of the stars of this year’s Rose Bowl parade with the longest float which featured surfing dogs! It is easy to fall in love with Lucy Pet for all of the great things they do but the fact that they make incredible pet products makes it even easier.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

America Is Beautiful

Yesterday I posted 7 States, 5 Motels, 2 Cars and 1 U-Haul as we moved our son and his family from Washington to Texas. Here are a few thoughts that I took away from the trip.
1.  I would have never survived the Oregon Trail in a covered wagon. As I looked out the car window I couldn’t help but think about what the pioneers must have endured as they trudged across the mountains and valleys. They were so brave and determined.
2.  The words to America the Beautiful are some of the most accurate of any song.
3.  The political landscape of our country might be a mess, but the actual landscape is breathtaking.
Here are a few more photos from our trip.
I hope that you enjoy them.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

7 States, 5 Motels, 2 Cars, and 1 U-Haul

   Our Weather Lab/Granddog Paisley has been patiently waiting to tell you about her big moving adventure. As you may know, she is our son (Dustin) and daughter-in-law’s (Jackie) Labrador Retriever as well as our grandbaby’s (Emery) best friend. Last year they left Louisiana for Washington State. Dustin wrote a guest post about it titled The Long Winding Road or How to Move Across the Country with Your Dog for me after that experience. A new job offer brought them back down south so my husband (Skipper) and I flew up there to help them move. It was another long and winding road but a lot of fun. I am going to interview Paisley so we can share our experience.
This is basically the way we traveled