Monday, July 20, 2015

BFTB NETWoof #News for July 20, 2015

Bentley: “Good day, friends. Welcome to this week’s BFTB NETWoof News. The team dug up some great stories for the broadcast. I’m your top newshound, Bentley. Each Monday I am joined by my co-host Pierre Westie, our Weather Lab Paisley to fetch you the best in dog news and your weather for the week. What have you dug up for our top story, Pierre?”
BFTB NETWoof News Top Story

Pierre: “I’m reporting on a crime that is happening across the country. It is known as “dog flipping” and involves a dog being stolen only to show up for sale on internet classified ads. A recent case making our top story involves an 11-year-old Terrier that dug out her yard. After a suspicious phone call asking if their dog was missing, they checked the yard and discovered her escape. They called the number back and the person claimed to have no knowledge of the dog. A couple of weeks later the dog was listed online for sale. When attempts to get her back failed, they hit a dead end. That was December 2014, but last week another ad showed up. The suspicious owners met the seller in a parking lot and bought the dog for $50. They weren’t sure it was the same dog because it was a different color. Luckily, the pup was microchipped and a quick scan showed it was indeed their best friend with a dye job!”
Bentley: “That is wrong on every level. When I saw dog flipping, I just naturally assumed it was a new trick. We advise our readers not to ever buy your dogs from a store parking lot, flea market, pet store, or online advertisers. Many of these pets are from puppy mills or as, in this case, stolen. I’m glad this story had a tail-wagging ending. Our next story is not about dog flipping, but a dog saving Flipper! Leia the dog and her human were walking along the beach when she began barking at something. When the man got closer, he realized Leia had found a stranded baby dolphin. They were able to rescue it and send it back into the deep blue sea. The real Flipper would have been proud.”
Pierre: “I love watching that old show. They call him Flipper, Flipper…♪ Our last news story is about a neighborhood stray that found itself in quite a fix. She somehow managed to get her head stuck in a tire rim. A lady that occasionally left food out for her saw the trouble and took her to a local fire department. There the crew tried a variety of methods to get her unstuck. They finally had to cut the rim off the poor pup. We are happy to report that the stray is now a stay! Jimma has a forever home with her rescuer.”
BFTB NETWoof Sports with MYGBGVLife
Bentley: Oh, I wish they would have named her Rim Tin Tin! *Hee-hee Let’s discuss this week in sports. I can’t wait to announce that my girl, Emma from My GBGV Life titled in her nose work over the weekend! We could not be prouder of all of her hard work. It was 95° with a 70% dew point and that made it ever tougher for her to stay cool enough to search. Of course, she is a champ and made her way to find a birch hide in four search areas. That means vehicles, containers, exteriors and interiors were included. Emma walked away with her NW1 title which is an NACSW K9 Nose Work Level 1 title. She is my superstar!
Pierre: “Way to go Emma! You know, it is important for all dogs to stay hydrated during the summer months, but especially if they are being active outdoors. That’s why we are teaming with PetSafe to give away a Healthy Pet Water Station™. We will be announcing our winner this Wednesday, so don’t delay. Click here to enter.”
BFTB NETWoof Weather
Paisley: “Hey y’all, is it time for the weather? I am ready to tell our friends in Boston, that it is officially summertime. Their final snow pile melted last week from that record-breaking winter. The heat is sweltering through most of our states. California did get some much-needed rain, but they received it all in 24 hours! They will still have some more rain and so will Nevada and the central states. Florida will be getting some of the wet stuff too. It will continue to be hot and sunny here in the south. There is a chance of pop-up thunderstorms most afternoons due to the high temperatures. Since these storms seem to appear out of nowhere, I do want to warn our friends about the dangers of lightning. There have been several humans struck over the last month and people need to be really careful.”
Bentley: “I know to stay indoors during a storm, but what should they do if they are caught outside?”
Paisley: “That’s a great question. First, move to a lower area. Lightning tends to strike higher elevations. Second, stay away from open space like a golf course or ball field. You do not want to be the tallest object. Third, avoid trees, light posts, flag poles, etc. that will attract lightning. Four, get away from picnic shelters, golf carts, or metal bleachers. Move to an inside shelter as soon as it is possible. I hope those tips help.”
Bentley: “Thanks, Paisley that helps a lot. Of course, thunder still signifies the possibility of the world ending, but that might just be to me. We hope you enjoyed our report and will share it with your friends. Join us this week for more fun. Stay safe, be kind, and be sure to grab yourself some happy!”
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*Photograph of Emma courtesy of My GBGV Life ♥


15 comments :

  1. As always, great news and reporting guys!

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  2. Excellent reporting indeed! Thanks guys!! Happy Monday!

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  3. Thanks for the shout out, my love! I wish my PetSafe fountain was battery powered as I would have had it running at the trial on Saturday! We had nasty storms Friday night and lost one of our favorite trees out front, but no one was hurt and that is the main thing. Have a pawsome week!

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  4. Dog flipping?!? I missed that story so thank you for bringing it to our attention. That is just wrong on every level. Those poor people and that poor doggie. Great newscast again, pals.
    Oz

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  5. I wish that dog flippers would land in the dog house for the rest of their life... I will hop over to Emma to sing her the champions song :o)
    easy rider

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  6. A dye job! Now we have heard everything
    Lily & Edward

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  7. Way to go Emma!! And yea, dog flipping is just so horrid!!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  8. Wow....so much to read about today....plus, Mama is now singing the Flipper song over, and over and over BOL!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  9. Well done you newshounds! That whole thing about dog-flipping is rotten. What is wrong with people? At least there was a happy ending and terrier found his way back home. That Emma, she's quite the gal, isn't she? Kudos to her and her mom. Have a great week.

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  10. Thanks for sharing those interesting stories, guys. We're so excited for Emma too!
    We've been lucky we haven't had a lot of strong storms here so far this year. Good thing because Sheba is with you, Bentley, she's pretty sure the world might be ending!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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  11. We never heard of dog flipping before. We hope it is shut down right away! Great broadcast but our pawrents could have used a weather report this morning BOL!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  12. I read about the dog flipping story too and couldn't figure out why they would have called the owners, unless they were thinking about trying to get ransom money. There are a lot of evil people out there!

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  13. Yeah for Emma...thanks for sharing the news!

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  14. Dog Flipping, hmmmm what next, never heard of it and thank you for letting us know. Congrats to Emma that is awesome.

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