Monday, October 13, 2014

BFTB NETWoof Channel 7 News ~ 10/13/2014


Bentley: “Thank you for joining us for our weekly BFTB NETWoof Channel 7 News.  Our top story is concerning the healthcare worker in Dallas who has tested positive for the Ebola virus.  The mayor has assured the public that the dog will be kept safe for an eventual reunion with his owner.  We give Mayor Mike Rawlings a round of a paws for being logical.  The government of Madrid, Spain felt the need to euthanize a dog last week.  The dog, Excalibur belonged to a healthcare worker who came down with the virus.  Spanish officials said the dog posed a risk of transmitting the disease to humans.  There are no documented cases, but one major study suggests a dog can get Ebola without showing symptoms.  The Spanish patient is in stable condition and shows signs of slight improvement.  I hope nobody tells her about Excalibur until she is well.  Pierre, what do you have to share?”
Pierre: “Oh Bentley, we certainly have a bowl full of news this week.  The whole Ebola thing is like a Sy-Fy movie.  I’m not a fan.  Did you know today is Columbus Day in some places?  Some U.S. cities celebrate Indigenous People's Day in place of Chris’ big day. If we had gone to visit our friends from Love is being owned by a Husky in Canada, today is their Thanksgiving!  Happy Thanksgiving to all of our Canadian friends.
Bentley: “I’m going to plead the 5th on that one, my fuzzy co-anchor.  October is certainly a busy month.  It is also “Adopt a Shelter Dog” month.  We think shelter dogs make awesome pets.  Mom smelled like diferent dogs after spending the afternoon with PetSavers adoption day at PetSmart.  She was really sad when she came home.  It seems her buddy Batman that she met on her first adoption day was returned yesterday.  Something about chasing the senior cat at his new digs.  He had been to the groomer’s and everything.  Mom said he is the sweetest guy and has a kissable face.  Those are her words not mine.  My lips are reserved for Mom and a certain GBGV.  We are showing a photo of Batman and ask our readers to share it.  He is available at PetSavers in Shreveport.”

Pierre: “I’m sure he will find a forever home soon.  I mean, who wouldn’t want to live with Batman?  On the subject of bats, we are getting ready for Halloween all over Blogville.  Mayoral Candidate Dory is hosting a huge Halloween party.  We are having a Spooktacular Blog Hop with our friends Truffles and Oz.  Several dogs and cats are having costume contests.  This is going to be the best Halloween ever!  We really have to decide on a costume this week!  Speaking of Dory how is the campaign going for the candidates?”
Bentley: “The campaign trail is hot.  Since we will be at her party, we can keep an ear to the ground and dance floor for any gossip news.  The Doodle brother Murphy & Stanley have their ghoulfriends joining them as their dates. All three candidates will have to be up early on November 1st for the Blogville Town Hall meeting at Mayoress Madi's.  Sarge’s place will be the voting location on Election Day Tuesday, November 4th.  We urge everyone to vote and have your barks and mews heard.”
Pierre: “Speaking of barks and mews, a cat in Florida was in dire need of a blood transfusion.  Unfortunately, it would take hours to receive feline blood and this feline did not have that time.  They did have some donated dog blood in stock and decided to use it to save the cat’s life.  It worked and the cat is home convalescing, purr-fectly happy.  We are happy to report our Newfie Buddy; Leroy is improving and has begun to bark again.”
Bentley: “That is a great story.  We did a story on canine blood donors some time ago.  It is a wonderful way to help our fellow dogs and I guess cats now.  Is anything going on in the wide world of sports?
Pierre: “A woman in the crowd of a Kansas City Royals game held up a sign declaring that if the Royals won, her boyfriend would get her a dog.  Well, thanks to the Royals, she is now the loving pet mom to a 4-year old Pembroke Welsh Corgi he adopted for her.  The lucky pup’s name is Lucy.  I think I’d have gone with Peanuts or Cracker Jack like the song says to buy.  That’s just this reporter’s opinion.”
Bentley: “Mmmm, Cracker Jacks!  The weather forecast for this week is wacky once again.  It is going to be wet, wet, wet from sea to shining sea.  I will be on full alert throughout tomorrow as severe weather crosses our area.  I hope you all stay safe, warm, and dry.  For Pierre and myself, have an awesome week.  Be sure to grab yourself some happy.”

 **NEWS FLASH!!  “This just in…the winner of our Hill’s #GetHealthyHappy Little Extras Bundle is
Jeanne Pursell of Bichon Paws

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We are joining our hosts My Brown NewfiesAlfie’s Blog, and Snoopy’s Dog Blog for Mischief Monday.  Have fun laughing along with these other mischievous blogs!





30 comments :

  1. We are SO excited to hear that we have won the Hill's Pack! YAY! Thank you so much!! We also would like to suggest that maybe Batman could come and liver with you!!! That would make for a super cool Halloween!! Thanks for all the news updates!! xoxo Jeanne, Chloe and LadyBug

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  2. The Ebola situation really is quite scary. We got wacky weather too and again it is a miserable grey rainy Moanday. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  3. thanks for all the news... Ebola is a fear factor here too, there are a lot people who travel between the former colonies of france... I'm happy that the cat survived and I'm happy for Leroy!

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  4. Mom was going to have Bailie and I donate blood a couple weeks ago, but dogs needed to be over 40 lbs, and we are just under so we couldn't do it. Major bummer! I scoped out the Halloween thing, I don't know what to do? We need to email about our plan and then I can get my costume and photos together. <3 Emma

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  5. I am so sad they euthanized that dog in Spain. There's a dog here in the US that lived with a nurse who's been diagnosed. There are no plans to do the same. Thank goodness.

    Wags (and purrs) from Life with Dogs and Cats.

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  6. We think there is much they are not telling us about the Ebola threat and they certainly don't seem to be doing enough the prepare for it

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  7. Yeah, this Ebola thing is scaring the padoodle out of mom! Congrats to Jeanne!!

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  8. I was so upset when I heard about poor Excalibur, that was so unnecessary! I'm glad to hear the Dallas worker's dog is being cared for; Ebola is very scary thing for sure. October certainly is a busy month, but I intend to have FUN through it all! I love the Halloween theme of your October header, it looks Pawsome!
    Love & Biscuits,
    Cathy, Isis & Phoebe
    www.DogsLuvUsandWeLuvThem.blogspot.com

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  9. It's good to keep busy as the days get darker!

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  10. BRAVO fur the Dallas Mayor... At LAST... somethingy sensible is coming out of this Scare..

    Ummmmmm the Blogville TOWN HALL meeting will be at Mayoress Madi's Place... instead of Sarge's.
    We just LOVE the Monday News. You always have such INTERESTING and IMPAWTANT thingys to tell us.. THANKS.

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    1. Thanks Frankie and Ernie! We meant to say the election was at Sarge's and the Town Hall meeting was at Madi's. Thanks for pointing it out and we have corrected it. ☺

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  11. You guys do a great job filling us in on all the news in Blogville.

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  12. its a scary thing that Ebola,we heard about the case in Spain,shocking,xx Speedy

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  13. Thanks for the Thanksgiving wishes boys!!!
    Crazy news!!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  14. My husband sent me a picture of the girl at the Royals game because I was in class and couldn't watch the game and it was sooo awesome, and then I heard she got her puppy, and then when I heard she adopted I was so happy!

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  15. Can you imagine recovering from Ebola and then finding out they had euthanized your dog? That's horrible! I had heard about Excalibur, but I thought the person had died....trust you guys to give us the whole true story!
    I love the story of the cat getting the dog's blood....so cool!! You always give us a good balance of important, but then happy news.
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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  16. Now that was a Monday Boat Load of news, whew, thanks!

    The Mad Scots

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  17. Wow that's a whole lot of October festivities going on - I need to catch up for a minute. That's an amazing story about the dog/cat blood transfusion especially considering how hard it can be to make sure you've got a good blood match between certain species, looks like dogs might be universal donors :)

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  18. Whew...all the news that is fit to print and more!!! Thanks for mentioning the Big Halloween Pawty and the Town Meeting!! We are a busy bunch this month for sure!!!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  19. I had been wondering what ended up happening with Excalibur. So glad to hear his news! Hmmm. Wonder how that kitty feels about getting poochy blood? Wonder if he'll start to crave peanut butter now?

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    1. Shoot - I totally misread that yesterday. Was trtying to read on my phone. Thought Excalibur had been spared. Saw the news about him today. So sad and stupid!

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  20. Great news cast, I just read what the vets said about ebola and dogs, seems to me no need to worry. Love your fall back ground and your ghost and goblins.

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  21. Great newscast guys - thanks for all the info. We saw that story about the cat getting the dog blood...I'm not sure I would want cat blood in me - I might start climbing on the counters and I know moms wouldn't like that!

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  22. I was under the impression that the nurse in Spain had died, then the dog got PTS. This morning saw on the news that the dog had a great setup because his mom is so worried about it. Good job. Love Dolly

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  23. We second (or third or fourth) the mayor's decision not to euthanize the Dallas nurse's dog! We are so hoping the pup remains free of the virus!

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  24. It seems to me that there is a benefit to not euthanizing the dogs and just quarantining them to see if they develop the disease. It gives the dog a shot and also they may learn something about the disease in the process. I think Spain was short sighted.

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  25. Hi Guys

    I'm all for just quarantining the dogs, just like the humans, seems like a much better approach!

    I hope you're having a fun day,

    Your pal Snoopy :)

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