Bentley: “Hello; welcome to another week’s BFTB NETWoof News. I hope that you had a great weekend and am very glad that you joined us for our report. I’m joined, as always, by my co-anchor Pierre and our Weather Lab, Paisley. What’s our top story this week?”
Pierre: “I could not be happier to share this big news story. One of our good friends, Glory from Sand Spring Chesapeakes became a mom this weekend! She is doing well and so are her adorable bundles of joy. She and Dad, Thunder from 2 Brown Dawgs are now the proud parents of 6 girls and 3 boys! All nine already have forever homes waiting for them. We offer huge congratulations to Glory and Thunder. They look like future hunting and conformation stars!”
Bentley: “Wow! They could have their own baseball team. The BFTB News team loves puppies. I know that Glory had a belly full of babies, but this next story is about a dog with a belly full of other things. Tiki, an 8-year-old black Lab was having surgery to remove a mass in its belly. The veterinarian was surprised to discover the reason for the dog’s mass was 62 hairbands, 8 pairs of underwear, and a bandage. After two hours of surgery, we are glad to report that Tiki is doing fine. *Note to self: Do NOT eat hairbands or undies.
Pierre: “That’s way too much fiber for any healthy dog diet. This last news item is our “Lucky Dog” segment. A man and his Chihuahua were rescued off the coast of Florida after they had to abandon their sailboat. When the boat caught fire, the two boarded the boat’s dinghy. The U.S. Coast Guard was able to locate and bring them to safety.”
Bentley: “I would not like to be stranded in the Gulf during the Dog Days of Summer. I think the best way to handle this heat is early morning and evening exercising. Heat stroke is no joke! Speaking of heat, how is this week going to treat us weather-wise, Paisley?”
Paisley: “Hiya guys! I’ll get to the weather in just a second. First, I want to tell you what I learned about the Dog Days of Summer. Did y’all know that it doesn’t even have anything to do with dogs being hot and panting and stuff like that? It is actually referring to the Dog Star Sirius and its position in the sky. To the Greeks and Romans, the “Dog Days” occurred when Sirius appeared to rise just before dawn, in late July. They thought these days were the hottest time of the year and brought fever or catastrophe with them. We know that is not true, but July is bringing many weather-related problems in the United States. The heat will still be a problem in the west as firefighters continue to battle wildfires.”
Pierre: “It has been seriously hot here along the bayou. When will there be some relief?”
Paisley: “I’m thinking around October. *Snicker Seriously, it won’t be anytime soon. This week the south will continue to swelter along with most of the country. A big high-pressure system is making its way across the center of the country. Some areas will have temperatures 15° above average. There is a strong chance of more thunderstorms and tornadoes across the Midwest. It is pretty much a summer rerun from last week. I hope everyone stays safe in the heat. Remember to never, ever, ever leave your dog in a parked car. Back to you, Bentley.”
Bentley: “Thanks for another awesome weather report with a bit of Greek history thrown in for good measure. You can’t go wrong there. We would like to thank you for joining us for our weekly news report. Join us for the rest of the week for a post of keeping dogs hydrated, a giveaway, something fishy, and more! Have a wonderful week, stay safe, and be sure to grab yourself some happy.”
Glory’s Puppies photo courtesy of Sand Spring Chesapeakes
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