Monday, April 2, 2018

BFTB NETWoof News April 2, 2018

Bentley Basset Hound: “Hello and welcome to BFTB NETWoof News for the first week of April 2018. We hope that you had a lovely weekend. We have fetched some great reports so let’s get right to our top story with my co-anchor, Pierre.”
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Pierre Westie: “Our first story serves as a warning to all of our furry friends in Britain. Authorities are urging dogs to avoid getting in the mud due to a deadly disease known as Alabama Rot. There have been 29 deaths so far this year, so it is necessary to take some precautions. Avoid mud if possible but if your dog does get muddy, wash it off as soon as possible. Check for any lesions or wounds and if you find one, go immediately to the veterinarian.
   While the exact cause of Alabama Rot is not known, it could lead to kidney failure if not detected early. Figures show 80% of all cases result in death if the diagnosis comes too late for proper treatment. That is a scary statistic!”

Bentley: “Dogs are known as man’s best friend for a very good reason. Friends don’t leave you stranded and that was the case when an elderly gentleman suffering from Alzheimer’s became lost on a walk. He was reported missing to the Michigan State Police after a two-hour search by his family failed to locate him. It was close to midnight when an officer noticed a dog on a leash but no person. The dog kept walking from the road into a cluster of trees and then back to the side of the road. The trooper followed the dog and discovered the lost man leaning against a tree. He was confused but unharmed thanks to the love and faithfulness of his best friend.”
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Pierre: “One of the hardest things about volunteering at a shelter is seeing dogs and cats passed over due to age, looks, or being timid. Then, someone comes along and falls head or heels in love with that loner and you want to shout with joy. That is the story of Ember, a dog in Florida who spent over 600 days waiting for the perfect home. She was found wandering the streets and suffering from allergies which caused her to lose most of her hair.
   Ember is fully recovered and now living the good life along with three other pets in her forever home. Just further proof that you should never give up hope!”
Calico Cat Photo Credit: Jennifer Gensch via flickr
Bentley: “A few months ago we reported on the unusual birth of a male calico cat. It only happens in about one of every 3,000 calico cat births. Remember that calico refers to the color pattern of the cat and is not a breed. This particular calico named Dawntreader is a Maine Coon and extremely handsome! Unfortunately, the Cat Fanciers Association has ruled that he is a result of a genetic defect and will not be allowed to win Best in Show. He was allowed to participate in the cat show but can never be a champion. How do you feel about this ruling? Fair or unfair?”
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Paisley the Weather Lab: “Speaking of fair, is it time for this week’s weather report?
   Let’s practice the old saying about April showers bringing May flowers because we have a LOT of showers across the United States this week. The exception will be with our friends in the north who can expect a mixture of snow and rain! If you are on either coast, you are in for some warm to mild temperatures. Here in the south along with the center of the country, we are likely to have scattered storms and more of those April showers.
   Always tune to your local weather for updates or warnings. I hope that you are able to enjoy a few spring flowers even if they are wet!”
Bentley: “We did learn last week that I am not a fan of thunder here in Texas either. Hopefully, our upcoming storms will be quieter.
   You can count on us barking about some fun things this week including some tasty treats from Chewy.com and Pierre is showing off his newest PrideBites product! We are sure that you’ll love both reviews. It is also National Pooper Scooper Week, so we will share some important tips on taking care of your dog’s business.
   We’d love for you to share our news on your social media. Just click the share buttons below and let others fetch some good news for a change! Have a wonderful week and be sure to grab yourself some happy!”
News Sources:
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28 comments :

  1. thaat is very scary... and it is a challenge to avoid mud this time after weeks of rain... it#s better to stay on aa leash till the researchers found the reason of this evil sickness....

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    1. It is not the happy stories that we enjoy reporting but when it is concerning health alerts, we make an exception.

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  2. We don't think that is fair about the cat in the cat shows, but shows have very strict rules and we are not surprised. Just another reason Mom has no interest in showing any of us. Have a great week.

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    1. We think the cat should be allowed to win. I also think spayed and neutered dogs should be allowed to compete but I don't expect that to change either.

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  3. This Alabama Rot sounds horrible :-( Dawntreader sure is a handsome kitty!

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    1. It is a very scary report but important to share. We feel for the handsome calico.

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  4. That Alabama Rot story is incredible, and not in a good way. We hope there are no more cases. As for the Cat Fanciers Association, we stand by the notion that was decidedly not fair and seems gender discriminatory. No doubt there will be litigation regarding their decision. Very happy to hear of the pet who after 600 days has finally found their fur-ever home. Never give up, indeed!

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    1. The report on Alabama Rot was upsetting. I'd never heard of it before. We discussed that the cat was definitely discriminated against.

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  5. What a collection of reports this week. Scary Alabama Rot, silly show rules and the feel good FURever home! Love tuning in every week.

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    1. Thanks, Denise! We love having you visit.

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    1. We are so glad you dropped by to visit.

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  7. The calico male should be allowed to be best in show, he is gorgeous.

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    1. We agree. You can click on the news source link to see the actual Dawntreader.

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  8. OH boy thanks for the info on Alabama Rot

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    1. That is pretty scary stuff! I sure did enjoy the pups Easter photos.

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  9. Cat fancier should be A S H A M E D!!! Dawntreader is most handsome and for sure should win an award for most amazingly genetic trait not be held back because of it.
    Hugs madi and mom

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    1. We agree 100%. He should be celebrated for his uniqueness.

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  10. Poor Dawntreader!! We can't believe they won't let such a beautiful boy be best in show!!
    xoxo,
    Rosy, Arty & Jakey

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  11. Lady says she will only get older pets if she gets anymore. It makes her sad they can't find homes.

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    1. I have given serious thought to adopting an older pet when we decide to add to our family.

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  12. So glad that Ember got a forever home...600 days...

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    1. That is a long time to wait in a shelter environment. I'm so glad she has a forever home.

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  13. Oh, you guys have the bestest newscast in the world!! Oh, and BTW, I would TOTALLY lets Dawntreader compete!!! WTC??! prejudice, plain and simple! NO SHOW, NO PEACE! we should totally start a march...
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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    1. Your comments always make me laugh. #NoShowNoPeace

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  14. Gosh, we're relieved that the Alabama Rot is not in our area, because avoiding mud around here is virtually impossible this time of year! Considering the name, we wonder if it is in the US though? At least it sounds not too common, which is good news for those in the UK, though still worrisome.
    We don't agree with the cat show thing either, but like Emma says, it's not surprising. So many organizations are unwilling to bend their rules at all.
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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  15. Holy cow, that Alabama Rot is scary stuff! I sure hope it doesn't make it's way over here from the UK. I think the male Calico cat ruling is unfair, why shouldn't he be able to be a champ??
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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