Monday, August 7, 2017

BFTB NETWoof News August 7, 2017

Bentley Basset Hound: “Hello and welcome to this week’s BFTB NETWoof News. We have fetched the best reports for you to enjoy so sit back with your favorite beverage and let’s get the top story from my co-anchor, Pierre.”
BFTB NETWoof News reports on Flying Fur Animal Rescue
Pierre Westie: “Greetings! In our top story, we salute an army veteran Paul Steklenski of Schwenksville, Pennsylvania. As a hobby pilot, he started the non-profit Flying Fur Animal Rescue to fly animals from high-kill shelters to rescues where they can be adopted into forever homes. His license allows him to transport several animals at a time so it is very efficient. He used his own money to buy the plane and spends about $1,000 on his monthly rescue flights. Steklenski has helped save the lives of over 700 dogs so far. We say he is a V.I.P or very special pilot!”
BFTB NETWoof News reports on Caturday in Boston Commons
Bentley: “If you are a cat, the place to be this past weekend was Boston Common in Massachusetts for the First Caturday celebration. It was originally scheduled for Saturday but the threat of rain caused it to be postponed until Sunday. They were expecting over a thousand cat lovers to descend on the park with many bringing the feline friends on leashes or in strollers. It sounds like a purr-fect way to spend an afternoon with your cat. Did any of you attend? Let us know all about it!”
BFTB NETWoof News reports on a hamster with the Berlin police
Hamster photo credit: Wikimedia 
Pierre: “Our next story made us smile from ear to ear. It began with a 9-1-1 call to the police in Berlin, Germany from a local hospital. Officers were not sure what the emergency was so they were prepared for anything. As the first car arrived on scene, the officer went inside to see what was happening. As it turns out, several patients had reported a tiny hamster wandering around the garden outside of the hospital. Relieved that it wasn’t a dangerous situation, an office found the hamster and put him in an empty glove box. They took him back to the precinct where other officers were quickly smitten by the little guy. They took photos of him next to their gear, dubbed him Sir Henry and enjoyed his company before releasing him to a local rescue. The police station seemed empty without him and two days later they returned to the rescue and adopted him. Sir Henry is now their official mascot and even has his own picture ID.”
Meals on Wheels photo credit: Learning-in-Action.Williams.edu
Bentley: “We all know how important having a pet to love can be to our senior citizens. We are happy to announce that Meals on Wheels America has awarded $300,000 to 193 Meals on Wheels Loves Pets initiative. The money will be used to support current pet programs or start new ones. They will be able to purchase pet food, supplies, help with veterinary care, and boarding so elderly pet parents can keep their dogs or cats. As you know, we don’t get political on our newscast but we hope Meals on Wheels can continue its good work for a long time.
   Now, let’s check in with everyone’s favorite weather girl, Paisley!”
BFTB Weather Lab Paisley with this week's forecast

Paisley the Weather Lab: “Thanks, Bentley! I hope that I am still everyone’s favorite after this week’s forecast. It is going to be pretty miserable for a lot of the country.
  The Pacific Northwest will be smoking hot and sunny for another week. Check with your area for local cooling stations if you don’t have air conditioning. Our northern states will have some hit and miss storms. Some could be nasty but not as bad as the monsoon storms expected in the southwest. Those of you on the west coast will be very hot so stay hydrated and make sure your pets have fresh water. If you are on the east coast, scattered storms will have you feeling warm and muggy. The center of the U.S. will be a hodgepodge of stormy weather and warm cloudy days. Here in the south it will be hot with more scattered thunderstorms. 
   I wish I could give you all sunny skies and perfect temperatures but that is just not in the forecast this week. Please stay safe and tune into your local stations for updates and warnings. 
Bentley: “It sounds like the dog days of summer are barking at the door! Thanks, Paisley.
   On behalf of the BFTB news team, I want to say how much we appreciate you joining us today. Please share our broadcast on your social media. 
   We have some exciting things planned for the week so don’t miss a single day of the fun! Take care of yourselves and be sure to grab yourself some happy.”
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38 comments :

  1. So much sweet and heartwarming news! <3 Also hot and warming weather too! :D If only TV news was this good I would actually watch it everyday. ;) Thank you for spreading good news and make this world happy!

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    1. Thank you, Happy & Hazel! We are so glad to have you visit us again. You've been missed.

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  2. oh that are super news... can you send some good weather to me too please?

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    1. We are having thunderstorms today so you sure don't want any of this nastiness! We will hope for sunny skies for our favorite Weim.

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  3. Wow! Can you imagine all those cats in one place? I bet cat fights ensued and dogs steered clear! Have a great week! Glad you all are back up and running. We were worried when you were MIA last Monday.

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    1. Thanks, Emma! We are happy to be back at the news desk. I haven't heard how Caturday on Sunday went but I hope it was fun. XXOO Bentley

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  4. We love starting our week off reading your news!

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  5. Great job you guys!

    Loved the story about the hamster and the happy ending!

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    1. It was irresistible and I think it was our first hamster report!

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  6. We would have loved to have visited the first Caturday...we bet it was a blast!! Thanks for all the fun stories!!
    xoxo
    Jakey & Arty

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    1. I'm sure it was a lot of fun but the newshounds would not have been welcomed with open paws...or maybe that is exactly how they'd been welcomed!

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  7. Sir Henry is adorably cute, no wonder he was rescued and adopted by the rescuers. A very sweet story to savor for the week.

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    1. I thought the Sir Henry story was so sweet! Can you imagine calling 9-1-1 about a hamster, though? LOL!

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  8. We love stories about people adopting mascots...it brings the animal world and humans together

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    1. I think more companies need animal mascots to uplift the employees' moral.

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  9. Great stories. Thank you for informing us of all the news
    Lily & Edward

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    1. Thank you for visiting us! We love to share good news with our friends.

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  10. Another great Monday Morning News.
    Thanks for da pawsome coverage.
    Wags,
    Ranger

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    1. We are so happy that you stopped by today, Ranger!

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  11. I is finking Paul Steklenski is my HERO!!!!!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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    1. We think he is definitely a high-flying hero!

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  12. Your news reports are so much more informative and interesting than what is on the TVeeees
    Hugs madi your bfff

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    1. Thank you, Madi. We think there is enough bad news on the other broadcasts so we only concentrate on the good stuff.

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  13. What wonderful stories! Mr Paul is a superhero!

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    1. Thank you, Molly! We think he is very special too.

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  14. Momma says Miss Whitley went to Boston Common when dey lived there.

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    1. I have never been to Boston but I can imagine it would be a great place to visit.

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  15. Sir Henry is a very cute mascot. Paws up for Mr. Paul Steklenski ! Purrs

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  16. What great stories. Love the guy with the plane. He is an angel.

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  17. A very great report! Thanks guys!

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  18. Those were some pawsome stories. Like getting happy new

    We've been meaning to visit, but we had to get a new collie-mobile and life got real busy. Sigh.

    Thanks for visiting our site and have a pawsome day

    Sherman & Gemini

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  19. That Sir Henry story was so cute!! Who would've thought a hamster would be a police mascot?

    We'll forgive you for the weather forecast, Paisley, at least you tell it like it is, unlike some of those weather people!
    Jan & the crew at Wag n Woof Pets

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  20. OMD, you give us the bestest news! SO much better than the stuff our pawrents watch on TV!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  21. Great stories today! I love that the police station in Germany has a Hamster for a mascot, that is so sweet. I really admire and appreciate anyone who does shelter transport, it really does help save many more lives.
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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  22. I live in Massachusetts, but I am about an hour and 45 minutes from Boston so I didn't think my cats would want to travel that far. I am glad The Meals on Wheels is helping so many.

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  23. The hamster story is too sweet. All the stories made us smile!! Thanks
    hugs
    Hazel & Mabel

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