Monday, August 6, 2018

BFTB NETWoof News August 6, 2018

Bentley Basset Hound: “Hello and welcome to this week’s BFTB NETWoof News. We hope that you had a wonderful weekend and we want to keep your Monday on a positive note so here is Pierre with our top story.”
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Pierre Westie: “We are going to start with a theme song that might get stuck in your head. “Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale, a tale of a tiny ship.♪” Gilligan’s Island is a tv land classic and the inspiration for the names of a litter of puppies. Why were the seven Lab-mix pups named Gilligan, Skipper, Thurston, Mrs. Howell, Ginger, The Professor, and MaryAnn? The litter of puppies was found on a deserted island in the middle of a lake in Canada. Nobody is sure how they ended up on the island but unlike the other castaways, these four-month-old siblings have been rescued. They will eventually be available for adoption.”

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Bentley: “I’m not sure why I ended up with this story, but it seems that small dogs pee higher to lie about their size. Personally, I never hike my leg as I have nothing to prove. My co-anchor will almost fall over at times trying to be the top dog on the totem light pole. We must file this one under another one of those ‘Duh’ categories, but it is a real study.
   Researchers from Cornell were tasked with establishing the angle a dog raised its leg determines how high the pee goes. They used a bunch of shelter dogs for their study.    They took them for walks and filmed the way they raised their legs. From the analysis, it was determined that lighter and smaller dogs lifted their leg higher. They concluded this made it appear the scent was left by a larger dog. To their credit, the researchers admit the study has its limits and is open to other interpretations.”  
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Pierre: “Here at BFTB News, we love all sizes of pets and feel fat-shaming is wrong for animals as well as people. It is important to try to maintain a healthy weight. That is one of the reasons Mom & Dad have cut back on my treats. It is also why we are so happy that someone adopted the 33-lb. orange tabby. The three-year-old cat named Bronson was dropped off at a Michigan shelter after its human died. Luckily, his new family owns a fun-filled cat furniture line *Catastrophic Creations (*affiliate link) that will help him shed some pounds. Bronson is already feeling better and gets along with the other cats in the house. We are sending our best wishes to them.”    
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Bentley: “There is a lot of talk about the United States’ infrastructure and we agree that it is a problem. Many bridges are in desperate need of attention. While plans are being introduced to make these updates, let’s not forget the wildlife. Our progress with roads and sprawling neighborhoods are encroaching on the natural migration and mating paths of our forest creatures.
   It is not unusual to see deer along the roadsides in most areas of the country. A bridge or underpass can encourage the animals to avoid crossing the highways and risk being hit by a vehicle. Did you know that cars collide with large animals over 1 million times each year in the U.S. costing over $8 billion in repairs and injuries?
   The idea of adding animal infrastructure is being embraced worldwide. Check out these amazing examples. Would you support including our animal kingdom in the planning of our roadways?”
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Paisley the Weather Lab: “I definitely think it is a great idea. You can buy *deer whistles for your vehicle that are supposed to help. We have seen deer in our neighborhood and there are deer crossing signs posted. It is going to be hot again this week so the deer might want to stay in the shade of the forest.
   Here in the south we will have scattered storms all along the coastal states. The southwest needs to prepare for monsoonal thunderstorms by tuning into your local stations for updates and warnings.
   The west coast will remain hot which is not helping the firefighters out battling all those devastating fires. We are praying for some rain or at least a break in the winds.
   The Pacific Northwest will be warm and sunny along with the Plains. It is a great week to enjoy the beauty of your states. Our friends to the north can expect partly cloudy skies and warm temperatures. The Great lakes area should have some isolated storms. It’s going to be hot in New England and humid with showers along the east coast.
   Weather forecasting can be tricky this time of year so it’s not just our friends in the southwest that need to stay alert, we all do because the weather can change very quickly. This report has been Lab tested and Lab approved.”
Bentley: “We always appreciate you spending a few minutes with us each Monday for a new edition of BFTB NETWoof News. Visit us all week for more fun, more reviews, and more pet parenting ideas. 
   Have a wonderful week and be sure to grab yourself some happy!”
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17 comments :

  1. I'm so glad there was a happy end for gilligan and his siblings... and I wish them all the best. we agree with you for the deer problem, we solved this problem for the highway (with toll) but we have no solution for all other roads.... wish we had one...

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  2. A 33 pound cat! YIKES! Thank goodness Gilligan and his littermates were rescued!

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  3. Wow- so glad those puppies were rescued!

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  4. We travel quite a bit and see a lot of dead deer on the roadside. Mom always worries about that when it is dark out, very dangerous for people and the deer. Have a great week!

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  5. Ohhhhh....I was worried there fur a moment butt I am soooo pleased there was a happy ending fur Gilligan, phew
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  6. We agree it is important to consider thr needs of our wildlife cousins in planning infrastructure building.

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  7. Holy cow...a 33 lb. kitty?? That sounds more like a mountain lion! Glad Bronson was adopted and feeling better with his new fur-mily. Have a pawsome week!

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  8. My ghostwriter remembers Gilligan's Island! She watched it every day after school. She never understood where Mrs. Howell got so many clothes and pearl necklaces if they had only been on a "three hour tour!" She also says that in the small town where she works at the nursing home, the local deer often walk around on the sidewalks at night, especially in winter when the sidewalks are plowed.

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  9. Well thank goodness that precious litter of 4 were found..........we all know for a fact the STORK did not drop them there. Shame on whomever did that.

    MOLMOL the leg lifting thing was too funny. My peeps were first owned by a might mini Dachshund named Toto. Talk about dynamite in small packages that was him compounded by being a HOUND.
    Almost 40 years later they still talk ABOUT Toto. Mom said she would rather have potty trained 87 children than one Dachshund. OMCs was he stubborn. Finally he was house broken then it took him nearly 6 more months to learn to lift his leg. Mom was kinda worried but the Vet said, 'he is a hound, he'll lift his leg when he is good an ready'!
    Hugs and thanks for the great news broadcast
    Madi your bfff

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  10. How did those cute puppies land on this island ? We're so glad they were rescued ! Purrs

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  11. Mama almost fell off her chair when she read that small dogs pee higher because Arty either squats OR, like Pierre, lifts his leg so high we think he is going to fall over BOLBOL!
    xoxo,
    Rosey

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  12. A wagnificent report again my furiends!

    My nose says something stinks of human foul play in that first story but I am happy to know they are safe.

    My fursister, yes I said fursister also throws herself into a twist when leaving pee mail. 😉

    Good luck Bronson!

    Including wildlife in our infrastructure is a wooftastically smart move!

    Thank you Paisley for giving us a paw up on the weather.

    Nose nudges,
    CEO Olivia

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  13. Lots of great news . I am going to have The Giligan's Island theme song stuck in my head all night now :)

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  14. We would absolutely support animal infrastructure! Not too long ago I witnessed a mama duck trying to cross the highway with her babies, and it did not go well. I can't get the tragic image out of my mind. :( It's dangerous for the cars traveling too, if someone tries to avoid hitting those poor babies.
    Thank goodness they found those puppies on the island and what perfect names!
    Jan & the crew at Wag 'n Woof Pets

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  15. We can't believe that someone would leave those puppies on a deserted island - how cruel - so happy they were rescued. the things they research! BOL!
    hugs
    hazel & Mabel

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  16. OMD, I lift my leg to pee on our walkies...and I"m a GURL! What does that mean???!!! BOL!!!! (I am also known to do a 'three legged' poopie, butts that's a story for another time....)
    FABulous Newscast boyz and Paisley!
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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