Bentley: “Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of BFTB NETWoof News. I’m your newshound, Bentley and joining me here at the anchor desk are my partner, Pierre and our Weather Lab, Paisley. We are the team to turn for all of your good dog news and this week’s forecast. What is our top story this week?”
Pierre: “I am glad that you asked. Many of you will remember a few weeks ago when we reported on Tillie, the setter-spaniel mix. She is the dog that stayed by her Basset Hound and best friend, Phoebe for a week. You can catch the story here if you missed it. Anyway, Tillie received a written proclamation and Washington apple pin on a ribbon from the governor! Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee sat next to her as he read the proclamation and urged, “Everyone in Washington to celebrate the bravery and loyalty of this canine companion.” Bentley, you can count on me to stay by your side if you ever fell into a well. I mean, you’re my best bud. I’d also look fabulous with a medallion for bravery…just sayin’.”
Bentley: “I am touched by your unselfishness. We’d like to thank our friends over at The Poodle (and dog) Blog for fetching that report. This next story is one that we should begin by saying, Do No Try This At Home. A 12-year-old Pekingese named Bonzo fell at least 120’ from a condo. The dog was visiting relatives and since she has limited mobility, her mom thought it would be okay for the little dog to go out on the balcony. She was wrong. Amazingly, Bonzo only suffered one broken rib. The family and the vet are calling her the “Miracle Dog” for surviving the plunge.”
Pierre: “Wow that is incredible! You know how we love a feel-good story and this next fills the bill. As anyone that loves a dog can imagine, having to leave them behind for some reason would be heartbreaking. It happens more times than not during war times. After being separated for years, a dozen Marine are being reunited with their explosives-detecting dogs. These brave canines served beside them during their deployment in the Middle East. The dogs were a part of the now-defunct Improvised Explosive Device Detector Dog program. K2 Solutions, the company that trained the dogs was given permission to offer most of the last 12 war dogs from the program to their original Marine partners. That is a true sign of their motto, Semper Fi or in this case Semper Fi~do. We salute them!”
Bentley: “All of our stories have described some very lucky dogs. I think this dog might be the luckiest of them all. A Labrador Retriever named Ruby was celebrating her 2nd birthday with her humans. They took a nice drive and a walk. The family had a lot to celebrate since they had recently matched 5 winning numbers in England’s lottery and won £150,000 or $231,585.00 in U.S. currency. When Ruby jumped back into the car for their ride home, she knocked over a catalog and a ticket fell out of it. Her parents had each bought tickets to the same lottery drawing and in their excitement, the husband had forgotten about the one he had purchased. You guessed it. That ticket also had the winning numbers. The family ended up doubling their jackpot!”
Paisley: “Hey y’all! I’m a Labrador Retriever, maybe Ruby is a long-lost cousin. I should probably give her a call just in case.”
Pierre: “If she is, don’t forget your friends here at the station. Can you give us this week’s forecast before you go chasing your family tree?”
Paisley: “You can count on me. Before I get to the weather, I just heard about something awesome that is happening in Blogville. Some of you may have read about our friends at the Three Little Pugs. Their dad had a really bad accident at his job. Hailey and Zaphod have organized a Hugs from Around the World for them this Thursday, October 22nd. You can get more information here. That is one of the great things about the Blogville community. They are always there when one of us needs a hug.
Bentley: “OMD! That reminds me. It is also time to register for the Blogville Christmas Card Exchange. We did it last year and had a blast. It seemed as if there were 87 million cards on our tree stand for us. Mom and Dad only had like two. We really teased them about it. You can visit the Blogville Mailbox to sign up. Your information will not be published and it truly makes the holiday much merrier. Deadline to register is November 14th.Back to you for the weather, Paisley.”
Pierre: “It is finally going to feel a bit more like fall this week. There are even parts of the U.S. that might have a white Halloween. The northeast has already had their first snowfall. It will remain cool in the north and northeast. After some gully-washing storms in California, the weather will be nice this week. Our friends in Colorado and much of the country can expect some cooler temps. Here in the south, we are finally expected to get some rain towards the weekend. It has been a long time and we are all hoping for some of the wet stuff. That’ll do it for this week’s forecast. It sounds like a great week to get outside with your dog.”
Bentley: “Thanks, Paisley and thank you all for dropping by today. We hope that you’ll visit the rest of the week for more fun. Be sure to grab yourself some happy each day.
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