Monday, December 18, 2017

BFTB NETWoof News December 18, 2017

Bentley Basset Hound: “Hello and welcome to BFTB NETWoof News for the week of December 18, 2017. We have fetched more feel-good reports to help put a ho-ho-ho in your day. What’s our top story, Pierre?”
BFTB NETWOOF News Top Story of a cat training dogs
Cat/Dog photo credit Creative Commons By NC-ND
Pierre Westie: “This is a great report on how your life can change in ways you never expect. A Missouri barn cat has become a V.I. C. (Very Important Cat) at the Support Dogs, Inc where they train dogs to assist people with hearing or mobility issues. This black and white feline goes by the name D-O-G and is not afraid to run with the big dogs. His job is to teach the future service dogs not to react to a cat. Rumor has it that he is purr-fect for the job.”

BFTB NETWoof News reports of canine vaccine
Bentley: “The canine flu has been around for about 16 years but the 2015 outbreak in Chicago has brought new concern to pet parents across the country. There are two major strains of influenza that can make a dog sick. In the past, that meant two shots but you can now get a single dose to prevent both types. During this season of travel and boarding pets, we suggest asking your vet if your dog needs to be protected.”
BFTB NETWoof News reports on evacuations at Santa Barbara zoo
Santa Barbara Zoo logo credit to Creative Commons
Pierre: “We have been watching with heavy hearts as the fires in California burn out of control. The Santa Barbara Zoo has evacuated some of their animals as a precaution. Their birds and smaller animals have been moved to crates and kennels in case they need to be evacuated. They have already relocated the California condors, Ruppell’s griffon vultures and a visiting reindeer. We hope the skies and winds help the firefighters and others as they battle this monster blaze.”
BFTB NETWoof News reports on Santa's reindeer
Reindeer photo credit Wikipedia
Bentley: “We sure do and speaking of reindeer, did you know that Santa’s reindeer were all female? It’s true, male reindeer lose their antler’s in November or the first of December. That means the eight-tiny reindeer pulling Santa on Christmas Eve are all girls!”
BFTB NETWoof Weather with Paisley the Weather Lab
Paisley the Weather Lab: “Yay for girl power! Hey y’all, how is everyone this week? I have a great forecast for most of the U. S. and it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
   The Pacific Northwest will get some rain and fog but as we look across our northern states, we see a good bit of cold weather and snow. Traveling down the east coast, it will be nice with mild temperatures. Down south, we can expect sunny skies with a chance of precipitation. Some of it could be snow! Our friends on the west coast will still have to contend with those high winds. As for the center of the country, the Plains can also expect a mixture of snow and rain. Everyone else will have mostly sunny days to get that last-minute shopping done. On Christmas Eve, the weather looks great for Santa Paws.
   Always check with your local weather for updates or warnings. 
Bentley: “We appreciate you stopping by for BFTB News. We have a few last-minute gift ideas and stocking stuffers to share with you this week. On Friday, we will be joining Blogville for a Christmas Tradition blog hop along with our Pet Parade. That is also the last day to get your pics in for the Blogville New Year’s Eve party! 
   Have a wonderful week and try not to let the stress of the holidays get the best of you. Remember to grab yourself some merry!”
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36 comments :

  1. oh that's interesting to read about a cat named d-o-g ;o) and I cross my paws for the zoo animals and for all pups in the flu area....

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    1. My cat, Miss Gitty, trained our German Shepherds and they gave her all the RESPECT that Aretha Franklin sang about. BOL!

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  2. We are hearing that the flu is already bad here...and flu season hasn't exactly peaked yet. Great idea about the Treatibles CBD's for New Year's Eve! Sorry we haven't been around much...Another one of our best friends passed away yesterday. It has been very devastating to both my husband and I...two of our best friends in such a short time. Needless to say, we have been away from the keyboard lately. Hope all is well with you and you are getting all of your preparations in order!

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    1. I am so very sorry to hear about your friends. That is so sad. Take care of yourselves!

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  3. As always, thank you for catching us up on all the important news and starting our week off right!

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    1. We keep our noses to the ground so we can sniff out the stories you need to know about. BOL!

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  4. A Kitty called D.O.G...hehehehehe!!!!!
    That's certainly started my week off wiv a giggle
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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    1. Thanks and thank you so much for our adorable Christmas card.

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  5. What a bummer for service dogs not being allowed to chase cats! We enjoy chasing our own cats around every now and then! Hoping for a snowstorm the end of the week up here! Happy pre-Christmas week!

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    1. It is basically the reason that I am not a certified police or military K-9. (*He is just trying to impress his girlfriend, Emma) Happy pre-Christmas week! XXOO, Bentley

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  6. Yay - girl reindeer power! These fires are just so horrible. We pray for rain and no wind every single day for them.

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    1. We are hoping that they will get a handle on those fires soon. We will leave the reindeer girls some carrots on Christmas Eve.

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  7. We sure do hope the winds have died down and those fires in Santa Barbara are under control today!

    Thanks for the Blogville reminders!!
    xoxo,
    Jakey, Arty & Rosy

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    1. It is so hard to watch the footage of those fires. We ate praying they get them under control. The Blogville holidays are such fun!

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  8. High winds are really stoking the fires. We want rain for Christmas brought by Dasher and the girls.

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    1. We certainly hope the rains come soon. I am dreaming of a wet Christmas for California.

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  9. We did know about the deer....interesting. Now about that D.O.G. of a cat, we have a black and white cat, but it doesn't help us tolerate cats..In fact, he makes us bark and go WILD!

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    1. We thought the reindeer story was pretty cool. Yeah, cats pass by our house and it does NOT calm us down. BOL!

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  10. What a brave cat is DOG!
    hugs
    Hazel & Mabel

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  11. We hope that VIC kitty gets extra-treats for that job : we would be scared ! Purrs

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    1. He definitely deserves "combat cat" pay!

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  12. We sure hope the zoo animals are safe and didn't know about the flu vaccine.

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    1. We think they have made the best of a bad situation with the zoo animals. Hopefully, they will not have to evacuate more. The human and canine flu are scary!

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  13. We saw D-O-G on the (other) news, what a great story! One good thing about sticking closer to home is we don't have to worry too much about canine flu or anything.
    Those fires are so awful, we hope they can get them under control soon!
    What a cool tidbit about reindeer - that is so cool!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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    1. WE have to leave the boys for a couple of days and I am not looking forward to it. They enjoy their stay at the pet resort because they are spoiled but I still hate to leave them anywhere.

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  14. Very interesting about the reindeer- I think they need new names because Dancer and Prancer, etc are boy names :)

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    1. I agree 100%! No girl should be named Rudolph!

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  15. I just love that photo of the dogs and the kitty.

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  16. OMD, I saw that abouts the reindeer!!! BOL!!! I means, OF COURSE they were chicks! Gurls are the only ones tough enough to make it through a night like THAT! BOL!
    I ahave been watchin' all of the horrible fires down there, it is just the worst...I hopes all the anipals remain safe ♥
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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    1. Mom says it had to be girls because they wouldn't get lost! BOL!

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  17. Another wagnificient report!
    DOG the cat is Pawsome!
    Sending out Pawsitive energy & strength to all pups; stay strong!
    Wouldn’t it be a furbulous howliday gift to have the fires extinguished & peace for all��
    Female, of course! We are wagnificient us gals!

    Nose nudges,
    CEO Olivia

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  18. We are praying for all those impacted by the awful wildfires in California.
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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  19. Continued prayers for all those affected by the California wildfires. LOVED the story about the feline therapist training the dogs. That is so cool. Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas. 🎅🏻

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