Monday, August 1, 2016

BFTB NETWoof News August 1, 2016 #DogNews

Bentley: “Welcome to BFTB NETWoof News for August 1, 2016. We have some great stories to start your week off with a smile. Pierre, my co-anchor has our top story.”
BFTB NETWoof News with Pooper app hoax story
Pierre: “Thank you, Bentley. Our top story is one that we questioned from the beginning. As a matter of fact, we were going to report on it last week but doubted its validity. Did you see reports of a new ‘Pooper’ app that people could use to have someone come and pick up their dog’s poop? It was all over the media and people were up in arms over the laziness of humans or they were signing up to be scoopers/customers. Well, it turns out that the entire thing was an elaborate hoax dreamed up by a couple of friends. It shows how gullible humans and the media can be sometimes. Just a reminder that you have to pick up your dog’s poop because there isn’t an app for that!”
BFTB NETWOOF News with dog silhouette on green screen. Basset, Westie and Lab reporters are at their desk
Bentley: “I am glad that our journalistic integrity is still intact. Obviously, fooling others has become very popular. Soldiers Field, a golf course in Minnesota is using silhouettes of large dogs to deter the Canadian geese from landing. They have been leaving droppings and stains on the greens. The fake dogs are proving successful so far. Watch Dog Goose Patrol makes the spring mounted decoys say they work at detracting geese and other animals including deer. It sounds like a humane way to control a big problem in my opinion.”
BFTB NETWoof News desk with Basset, Westie and Lab reporters.
Pierre: “Speaking of problems, have you seen the reports on the Sand Fire in California? It is devastating and causing the evacuation of people and animals. The California State Prison in Lancaster has accepted 50 dogs from the Deaf Dog Rescue of America after they were threatened by the fire. It is the only facility that offered to open their doors to the animals. The prison runs a Paws for Life program that matches dogs from high-kill shelters with inmates for training. This increases the odds of the pup being adopted. They have been using hand signals to train the deaf dogs. We want to send out a big thank you to the staff and inmates that are making a difference. This just in...according to our friend, Christina from Deaf Dogs Rock, all 50 dogs have returned to the rescue and are doing fine. Again, a big thank you to the rescuers, the prison, and inmates. Job well done!”
BFTB NETWoof News team of Basset, Westie and Lab. Screen shows dog in car driving.
Bentley: “Those reports really make me feel good. This last one is a real head shaker. A woman in West Virginia left her car running with the air conditioner on for her two dogs while she ran inside a Walmart™. One of the dogs managed to get the car out of PARK and the vehicle rolled into the store. The passenger dog somehow rolled down the window allowing employees to help. Both dogs were okay and there was only minor damage to the car and the store. Two things that you need to take away from this story; humans: leave your pets at home when you go shopping and dogs: don’t get behind the wheel unless your paws can reach the brakes!”
BFTB NETWoof Weather with Paisley the Weather Lab
Paisley: “I might add that there is no such thing as a quick trip in a Walmart! They are gigantic. That story is as wacky as this week’s weather forecast. It looks like the only areas to see the triple digits will be in the Arizona and Nevada areas. Unfortunately, these places are also expecting some monsoonal thunderstorms to roll through midweek. Please take the necessary precautions. The west coast will be nice with plenty of sunshine. Storms will be a hit or miss situation over much of the U.S. Texas will be hot and sunny but the other Gulf coast states will be muggy with storms. Our east coast friends will have a hodge-podge of sunshine and storms which is pretty normal for this time of year. As always, tune into to your local weather stations for updates in your area. Whatever your weather, make it a good week. Back to you, Bentley.”
Bentley: “Thanks, Paisley. The dog days of summer are about to be on us. If it is hot in your area, try walking your dog in the early morning or late evening. Remember; never leave your dog alone in the car. They might not drive into a building, but it is not worth the risk. Cars get incredibly hot in a very short amount of time.
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35 comments :

  1. Amazing story about the dogs driving into walmart like that. Thanks fur sharing.

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    1. Isn't that nuts? Mine would have headed straight for a burger place! LOL!

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  2. Great news stories. I am glad that someone is helping the dogs threatened by the fires.

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  3. It sounds a little crazy, but thanks to the prison and the guests there, that was a very good thing.... hugs to them all!!!

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    1. The PAWS programs in prisons are awesome at helping rehabilitate inmates and is a great help in training the dogs. It is the perfect opportunity to teach dog and human how to trust again. ♥

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  4. Thanks for all that great news reporting! We do reporting here at The Daily Bone too, but it's usually the local news.

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    1. We will definitely come check it out. News is important. ☺

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  5. Aww, no pooper app?! Darn! Haha! Great report today - thank you!

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    1. With four dogs I am sure a poop app would be very helpful! ROFL!

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  6. No poop app, bummer. Maybe Pokemon Go could search for forgotten poo piles? We have see those fake things to scare away the geese several places. We hate those geese and wish they would return to Canada and never come back. They are mean, so messy, and create nothing but trouble. You can't understand how awful they are until you live with them nearby. Just awful! Have a good week...lie over an a/c vent, it's what I've found to be most helpful with the heat and humidity.

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    1. I know that Pokemon GO is helping shelters when the people log on to one of the dog walking apps. We went to a beach one time that had geese and they had ruined the area with their droppings and feathers. It was so nasty!

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  7. Paws up to The California State Prison for helping the dogs ! Purrs

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    1. Can you believe they were the only place to step up and help house the dogs? I say YAY for them!

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  8. 3 bum swings! 3 more!

    I love BFTB NETWoof News!

    It always makes us happy when we see humans stepping up the game when it comes to finding humane solutions. It’s important that we all learn to live together without harming others. Thank you Watch Dog Goose Patrol for creating safe deterants & thank you Soldiers Field for utilizing them.

    Thank you California State Prison for helping out Deaf Dog Rescue of America. What a pawfect solution.
    My heart goes out to all who are effected by the Sand Fire in California.

    My huMom never leaves us alone in the vehicle; we always want to drive.
    Good to know nobody was hurt.

    Thank you Bentley. With 11 more days of the Dog Days of Summer it’s important to remember those important words of advice. Especially, never leave your canine furiend in the car alone.

    Nose nudges,
    CEO Olivia

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    1. Thanks so much! We love sharing happy stories with our friends.

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  9. What is wrong with people leaving their dogs in the car when they go shopping?!? I will never understand....never. I am glad the pups, the store and the car were okay. I am happy for the deaf dogs getting out of the fire zone and into safe hands.

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    1. I see people leave their dogs in the car with it running too. It is a wonder that more don't crash their cars.

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  10. great news report - we see people leaving dogs in the car with the air conditioning running here all the time - our Mom always reminds them about the new Florida law that protects anyone who smashes a car window to save a dog - not everyone would notice the car is still running and even if it is - it still isn't safe.

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    1. It is just too easy to leave them at home or take them in the store with you. I'd be afraid they would be stolen too!

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  11. OMD OMD WE are Rolling over the Scoop the Poop APP thingy... THAT is hilarious.
    Bravo to the Prison and Inmates fur stepping up to the plate fur the Deaf Dogs.. it just PROVES that there IS Good in EVERYBUDDY...

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    1. There really is good in everyone if we take the time to look. ♥

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  12. Great stories! I'm glad to hear they are finding humane ways to keep geese away from places. I know our local school has problems sometimes, so I might have to let them know about that!
    Probably now someone IS working on a poop app....LOL.
    Jan & the crew at Wag 'n Woof Pets

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    1. We don't have a problem with them but if we did, I would sure try it. ☺ You are probably right about the poop app. LOL!

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  13. That is great that the prison helped out with the deaf dogs!!!
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & mabel

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    1. It was very nice. I think all prisons should have a program that teams inmates with shelter dogs. They both need someone to care about them.

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  14. Lots of good news today, a wonderful broadcast. We thought that was good advice about making sure you can reach the brakes before driving!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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    1. Thanks! Hey, do your paws reach the brakes on your wheelie house? Hmmmm...could be a fun adventure! BOL!

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  15. Excellent news and kudos for checking out the story about the dog poop ap. Too many news outlets irresponsibly (clearly) went ahead with that hoax story. Grrr.
    Only 52 days left until the official start of autumn...but who's counting? 😊

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    1. I saw it on several news outlets but it sounded fishy to us. That is why our motto is "For the best news around; trust a hound" LOL! We are so ready for fall weather!

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  16. Mom wishes we had some of those fake dogs on the field by my house. Too many geese leave too many candies for me in the grass. Killjoy...

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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    1. We have heard that goose "candy" was dandy. Sadly, we don't have any near us. Mom probably would be a killjoy too. ☺

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  17. Great news cast, liked the story about the dogs driving into walmart!! classic.

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  18. That's crazy about the dogs in the car and you are so right, there's no quick trip into Walmart!

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  19. OMD, I'm cracking up about the Walmart story!! How wonderful that the prison took in Deaf Dogs Rock's rescues during the fire. That's quite heartwarming. All great stories, thanks!
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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