Monday, July 17, 2017

BFTB NETWoof News July 17, 2017

Bentley Basset Hound: “Greetings and thank you for joining us this week. We have rounded up some great reports so let’s get right to it. My co-anchor Pierre has our top story.”
BFTB NETWoof News Top Story of an eel spill in Oregon
Pierre Westie: “The BFTB NETWoof News top story will have us all feeling a little eel. That’s because a truck in Portland that was carrying 7,500 pounds of slime eels had to make a sudden stop which caused the freight to overturn. What happened next will give me the ‘willies’ for a month! The surrounding cars were covered in slime and eels! A total of 13 shipping containers destined for Korea ended up causing a four car pile-up. The highway was closed for several hours as crews cleaned up the mess.”
BFTB NETWoof News on pet bereavement leave
Bentley: “Did you know that some companies are allowing people a few days off after losing their pets. It is about time that they realized the death of a dog or cat can be just as heartbreaking as any other family passing. We salute the Mars Inc. and Trupanion Pet Insurance companies for being at the forefront of this new bereavement leave movement. Studies show that humans can grieve their pets for years but it can definitely help to have a few days off to come to grips with such a devastating loss. Have any of you taken time off work to grieve a pet?”
BFTB NETWoof News shares a different kind of love story
Pierre: “Let’s go from a love lost to a love found as we report on two dogs that have had a long-distance romance for over a year. Messy and Audi live across the street from each other in Thailand. When Audi would go out into the yard, he would cry and Messy would bark to him. Her barking seemed to calm him down so it became a regular occurrence. It just so happened that Audi escaped from his yard one day and ran straight over to see his girlfriend. When they finally met nose-to-nose, the two were seen hugging. True love always wins!”
BFTB NETWoof News shares A happily ever after for this Mother Goose
Bentley: “Speaking of love, a mother goose recently lost her eggs to a small grass fire. The mom refused to leave her nest as the flames got ever closer. A Good Samaritan doused the fire but it was too late. Although she was saved, there was nothing that could be done for her eggs. She was taken to Back to the Wild Rescue and Rehab Center but was very sad. We all know that the world works in mysterious ways and a few weeks into her rehabilitation, six orphaned baby goslings were brought to the clinic. As soon as they were released into the wetlands habitat, the mother goose rounded them up and claimed them as her own.
  Now let’s check in with our favorite Weather Lab, Paisley and see if she loves this week’s forecast.”
BFTB NETWoof Weather Lab Paisley
Paisley the Weather Lab: “It is definitely going to feel like summer for most of us. Here in the south, it will be sunny and hot so don’t forget your sunscreen when you are out in the yard or at the beach. Traveling to the southwest, there will be high temperatures with a few scattered storms. The west coast can expect more heat and sun but the temperatures will be mild in the Pacific Northwest. Across our northern states, the temps will be high and accompanied by isolated thunderstorms. Those storms will make their way to the northeast later in the week. Most of the eastern states will be warm but Florida should prepare for a few pop-up storms. The center of the United States will be hot with lots of sunshine. As always, check with your local weather stations for updates or warnings.”
Bentley: “It sounds like a good time to enjoy the great outdoors. We are still looking forward to the details of your big cross-country move, Paisley. We have you scheduled for tomorrow so get busy writing!
   On behalf of the BFTB news team, we appreciate all of you fetching your good news from us. Please share us with your friends and family on social media.
   We have some very interesting posts coming up this week. In addition to Paisley’s report, Pierre will tell you about his new favorite shampoo and conditioner on Thursday. On Friday, Mom will be sharing a personal story that you don’t want to miss. Have a terrific day and be sure to grab yourself some happy.”  
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31 comments :

  1. that's very nice of that companies to care for people who lost a furfriend... a sign that more and more people agree that pets ARE a part of oour family...

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    1. We think so too. Pets are people too, kinda!

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  2. We are not liking the weather at all. Way too hot and humid, but that is typical July here. I'm counting the days to the first snowfall to keep myself cool! Have a good week.

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    1. It is hot here but I'm surprised how hot it is up north!

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  3. So happy to hear that some companies are finally offering bereavement days for a loss of a dog or cat...they are family too!

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    1. I think as more millenniums take over, more companies will recognize the human-animal bond.

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  4. It's time that companies see pets as important family members

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  5. You guys find some cool stories. Eels, yuk
    Snorts,
    Lily & Edward

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  6. What a nightmare about all of those eels! ICK! That was sure a nice surprise for Mother Goose☺

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    1. The eels gave us the creeps but we love the goose story ♥

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  7. I have taken a day or two off when a pet passed away so I could get my head back together. The loss of a pet is profound and when employers realize how much better employees would feel, they'll get on board. Loved the goose story. Mother Nature works in strange ways sometimes and this was a one of those heartache to heartfelt stories.

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    1. I have taken time off after the death of a pet. Luckily, my boss understood. The goose story was so sweet ♥

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  8. We have been very lucky to be able to take a day off from work when we've lost some pets. Our boss is very understanding, but we've only ever asked for one day. I would love to see more companies get on board with this.
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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    1. I hope this is just the beginning of companies recognizing what a devastating loss it is for pet parents.

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  9. We love the gosling story. A happy ending. And we saw that slimy car....yuck!

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  10. HOT! That's for sure. I've always lived on the mild coast where summer often means fog. Up in the mountains, it's the first time I've had to live in 90-100 degree heat. The cats & dog have melted into the cool floor tiles. ~RascalandRocco

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    1. It is always hot here in the summer but we never get used to it! LOL!

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  11. Oh that eel story is going to give me nightmares for months! I can't believe there were so many of them & that they got all over the surrounding cars - YUK!! I love the Thailand dog story, that is true love!
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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    1. The eels story is very yucky! LOL! My daughter's dog is in love with the dog next door to her. ☺

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  12. We have been laughing at the eel story for a few days now...Especially since it happened on the same road we use to drive up the Oregon coast...eeeewwwwww!!!
    xoxo
    Jakey & Arty

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    1. Can you imagine how bad they would stink?!? What a mess.

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  13. ewww eels!!!! we are so glad the momma goose got some babies to adopt!
    hugs
    Hazel & Mabel

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  14. Ugh, that eel story gives me the willies. But I do feel bad for the eels, too.

    I think it's great about Trupanion and Mars providing their employees bereavement when they lose a pet. That's awesome.

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    1. I can't imagine eels all over the highway or as a delicacy! We are hoping the bereavement leave is going to catch on with other companies.

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  15. EEEEWWWWWWW!!!! I saw those eels on the TeeVees and it was DISGUSTING!!!! I bets it smelled even WORSE!!! The thought of it made Ma GAG!! Oh, did you see the story of that Retriver that saved a fawn from drowning??!!! OMD, it was so pawsome! Apparently, the Retriever NEVER retrieves, until he saw the fawn in the lake about to drown, and pulled the little guy from the water and laid with it til it was better! ♥
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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    1. We need to look that story up and report on it! Thanks for the tip ♥

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