|"The APDT held its 20th annual conference and trade show in Hartford, CT."|
Bentley: “Welcome to BFTB Channel 7 NETWoof News. We deliver the happiest dog news while still keeping you informed. Today’s top story is the recent APDT ~ Association of Professional Dog Trainers 20th Annual Conference and Trade Show. There were 900 training professionals and pet care specialists from twelve countries in attendance. They offered educational classes and skill-building opportunities. Many of our pet’s favorite brands were represented with the newest products available. We hope to participate next year when the conference will be held in Dallas. It looked like a great time. Another great time happens later this week. Halloween in all its fun is Friday. Pets should be prepared to wear silly costumes and pose for many photos. We recommend that our fellow dogs stay on alert for zombies, monsters, vampires, and cartoon characters. These creatures will approach your door screaming and ringing your doorbell. Your humans are forced to give them candy before they will leave. It is best to stay inside on your comfy bed where you are safe.”
Pierre: “Boo—tifully said and it reminds me to remind our audience of the Spooktacular Halloween Blog Hop that we are co-hosting with Truffles from Melissa’s Mochas, Mysteries, and Meows and Oz from Oz the Terrier. All the cool blogs will be there to link their Halloween posts, contests, and parties. I am sure Dory will link up with us. In case you’re wondering who this reporter will be escorting to Dory’s big Halloween Bash; it’s Bailie! Bentley, aren’t you bringing her sister?”
Bentley: “I hate to brag, but I will have the lovely Emma from MyGBGVLife on my arm. Wait until you see us dance! Now, back to our other news. Hundreds descended on Tompkins Square Park in N.Y.C.’s East Village for what has been called the biggest Halloween Dog Costume Party in the world. Reports of dogs dressed as “Crazy Eyes” from Orange is the New Black, the Woof of Wall St., a pope dog, and a couple of Teddy Roosevelts. The winner was Baxter, Gianna, and Giupetto who portrayed elaborate “Titanic” costumes.”
Pierre: “To see the photo of the winning dog, just click here. You can also share your own costumed pet on social media using the hashtag #AOLPetPics and tag @AOL for a chance to be featured on their website. Of course, we have a number of stories that do not involve Halloween. This one makes me feel better about humans. A hunter was marching through a field in Saskatchewan, Canada in hopes of finding some big game animals. What he stumbled upon instead was a box with 20 puppies abandoned and left to die. He peeled off some of his clothing and wrapped the puppies up. He made a makeshift bed in the back of his truck and drove them to Battleford Humane Society.”
Bentley: “That was really heroic of the hunter. We give high paws to him and the Humane Society that accepted all of the puppies even though they were almost at capacity. The pups were covered in lice and fleas, but were immediately bathed and treated. They are all expected to make a full recovery and be ready for adoption. Battleford Humane Society does accept donations and with the influx of pups are in desperate need. Some of the awesome pilots from Pilots ‘N Paws have offered to fly the pups to other shelters if needed.”
Pierre: “After last week’s report on the cat receiving a blood transfusion from a dog, here is a terrific story of the friendship that can develop between cats and dogs. According to a YouTube video uploaded by Nat Geo Wild, Tervel is a blind and partially deaf chocolate lab. Abused by his previous owner, he stayed pretty immobile in his new owner’s home. However, that was before Pudditat claimed the family for her own and Tervel as her best friend. The cat doesn’t like other cats, but she loves her dog so much that she has become his Seeing Eye cat. Their pet mom believes that Puttitat knew Tervel was blind and needed her help. They travel around the home and yard with his nose following her tail. Isn’t that nice?”
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Hammer Throw at the Highland Games."
Bentley: “Cats can be real cool. There will be some cats taking part in the Hammer Throw at Kyla’s Highland Games. It is a grand celebration with a variety of sporting events. You can see behind us, Pierre, and me in our kilts with the hammers we will be throwing. Visit Susie and Sidebite for the list of activities. Do you have this week’s weather?”
Pierre: “There will be rain and snow here in the U.S. with lows in the upper 20’s in North Dakota and the upper 60’s in Florida. The forecast for Friday is a ghost-to-ghost ghoul front with low flying witches. Hee Hee, that’s some meteorological Halloween humor.”
Bentley: “Nothing funnier than a meteorologist. We are signing off with a U.S. reminder for those of us who participate in Daylight Savings Time. We have to set out clocks back one hour before bedtime on Saturday night. For Pierre and myself, have a great week, a safe Halloween, and come back to see us for some great stories. Be sure to grab some happy.”
We consider our newscasts to be both factual and mischievous, so we join our friends My Brown Newfies, Snoopy’s Dog Blog, and Alfie’s Blog for their Mischief Monday. Click on their names to visit great blogs and to find other terrifically mischievous bloggers.