Bentley Basset Hound: “Hello and welcome to BFTB NETWoof News for February 27, 2017. We have fetched the good reports that other news outlets sometimes overlook. Nobody needs to read only the depressing news and that is where we can help. What is our top story, Pierre?
Pierre Westie: “We are joining people around the globe awaiting the arrival of a baby giraffe at The Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York. April, the mom-to-be is 15 years-old and this will be her fourth calf. The baby is expected to be around 150 pounds and 6 feet tall at birth. You can watch the excitement on their live feed. April is doing fine and showing no discomfort at the time of this newscast. The baby will be born hooves first followed by the head. Once the hooves show, the birth will be complete in approximately one hour. We wish them the best of luck for a safe delivery.”
Bentley: “That is going to be one big baby! The park will hold a contest to name the new arrival. It is great to see so many people interested in the birth. I love when humans show their compassionate side. A great example of that is in San Francisco where the city is joining Los Angeles, San Diego, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, and Austin in banning pet shops from selling any dogs or cats other than rescues. As you know, most pet stores dogs come from puppy mills where they are kept in filthy horrible conditions. This movement is a wonderful way to help shut down these reprehensible puppy factories. I’d love to see this implemented across the country”
Pierre: “I second that idea! Have you heard about the reading programs that are gaining in popularity at pet shelters? Children in Memphis are spending their afternoons reading to pups that are awaiting their forever homes. It not only helps the children improve their reading skills, it helps the dogs overcome their fears of humans. What a wonderful way to help both of them.”
Bentley: “This is another idea that should spread from coast-to-coast. You know that we love to share great cat stories on our news so this week, we are saluting some very hard working felines. It began about five years ago when a man turned to a cat shelter for help with a rat infestation problem. They allowed him to adopt three cats that were not suitable for being adopted into a home environment. It didn’t take long before the trio eradicated the pests that had eluded the most high tech methods. This is another solution that has caught on and more cats are being adopted to work in barns and warehouses. They are all spayed or neutered and giving proper veterinary care. The people are screened and must adhere to the rules set forth in the adoption agreement. Some of the cats have overcome their fear of humans and have become working pets. We are happy to report that the working cats program is gaining popularity too.
Let’s hope that Paisley has some good news for the weather forecast.”
Paisley the Weather Lab: “I’ll try to put a happy spin on what will be another week of wacky weather. The northwest will have some showers but luckily, California will begin to dry out. They will actually be back in the sunshine for several days. The north is going to continue being cold with a chance of snow and showers. The Plains can also expect more snow and I know our friends are getting tired of the white stuff. In the southwest, you can enjoy the mild sunny weather. It will be midweek showers for the middle of the country but the south should brace for scattered storms. The east coast will have storms with the exception of southern Florida where it will be sunny and warm. As always, tune into your local weather station in the event of inclement weather for the latest updates and warnings. Keep a sunny disposition and have a great week!”
Bentley: “Thank you, Paisley. On behalf of the news team here at BFTB, we’d like to thank all of you for continuing to prove that what the world needs now is good news. Please share us with your friends and co-workers to prove that not all news is full of doom and gloom.
The rest of the week will be very exciting as we have some fun posts and tips to make being a pet parent easier. Don’t forget to enter for your chance to win Dr. Harvey’s Golden Years supplement. If you’ve already entered, visit to get your extra daily entries. After that, be sure to go out and grab yourself some happy”
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