Monday, May 6, 2019

BFTB NETWoof News May 6, 2019

Bentley Basset Hound: “Hello and welcome to BFTB NETWoof News. We have some great reports for you so let’s throw it over to Pierre for our top story.”
Pierre Westie: “Thanks, Bentley and hi everyone! We have to start off with the Kentucky Derby Debacle. For the first time in the race’s 145-year history, the horse that crossed the finish line first was disqualified for interference. 
   Maximum Security was a favorite to win the first leg of the Triple Crown race on a sloppy track, but it was a 65-1 longshot named Country House that was declared the winner after a twenty-minute review delay. There were a lot of disappointed fans but some very lucky ticket holders that won $132.40 on a $2.00 bet!”

Bentley: “We love to shine a light on the folks doing their part to encourage pet adoptions in their city. This week, we are spotlighting the La Vista, Nebraska police department.
   They have a K9 for the Day where an adoptable dog gets to go on a ride-along with one of their officers to help them get adopted. This practice not only helps find shelter dogs their forever homes, but we all know that dogs are a great way to make friends. It is definitely helping the police officers interact with the people in the neighborhoods they patrol.”
Cat photo via Wikipedia
Pierre: “History could be made in New York as a bill to ban declawing cats is moving through the state Assembly. If made law, New York would be the first state to ban the practice of removing cat’s claws. 
   Why is this important? Well, it is much more than just removing a cat’s claws. The surgery actually involves amputation of the cat’s toes back to the first knuckle. OUCH!!! It is currently illegal to declaw cats in Denver, Colorado and several cities in California. We are keeping our paws crossed that this is the beginning of a nationwide movement.”
Bentley: “A 64-year-old man was reported missing along with his dog when he didn’t return after a hike in Washington state. Authorities set out early in the morning to search for the hiker in the general area he was believed to have ventured. It was almost 6:00 in the evening when a deputy was alerted to a dog’s barking. He followed the sound until he came upon the body of the hiker and his loyal dog. The man had sadly fallen to his death but without his dog’s loyalty and barking, his body might never have been found.” 
Paisley the Weather Lab: “We have some serious weather happening this week so let’s get right to it. 
   The heavy rains in the Midwest are causing the Mississippi River to rise to record levels. This is bringing flooding to much of Iowa and Illinois. If you are in that area, please heed all warning to evacuate WITH your pets. I wish there was a sunshiny forecast, but we are calling for more rain from the Rockies to the Atlantic! Don’t leave home without your umbrella and maybe some cute galoshes. 
   Should you live on the west coast, you are in for a break. That’s a hip-hip-hooray for Ruby, Clementine, and Ellie! I know you girls are ready to run and have fun in the sun, so this is your chance!
   If you are in the rainy area, don’t despair. We will be in the summer drought season before you know it! Always stay up-to-date with the weather in your area as it can change quickly this time of year.”
Bentley: “That does it for this week’s BFTB NETWoof News. We appreciate you visiting and would love if you’d share us on your social media. 
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News Sources:
Kentucky Derby Debacle 
Rover Ride Along
Declawing Cats Crime
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19 comments :

  1. yay for NY that is a good law! and sorry for the horse race... I agree some people are sad now... wanna place a bet?

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  2. We say YAY too, for all these states doing "good" for our pet friends ... too often, the "good" news gets lost in the daily madness of the controversial nonsense! Nice to read it here. As for the Derby, flouncy hats aside ... let's give our beautiful horses a rest from this racing madness altogether, we say NO MORE! Thanks for sharing all the news guys!

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  3. We watched the Kentucky Derby and were shocked at the decision - and no, sadly, no betting for us. It's about time they stopped that horrible practice of removing a kitty's claws!

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  4. Declawing cats has been illegal in many civilized countries for years, it is about time it starts to happen here! Have a great week!

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  5. The Ride-along is such a great idea--a win-win for everyone.

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  6. Declawing cats shouldn't be allowed. You take their defenses away. Thanks for clearing the Kentucky Derby debacle up. I hear now their may be an appeal going through Federal Court because of it.

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  7. Ghostwriter said all the ladies at the nursing home last night were wearing their fancy hats watching the Kentucky Derby. Everyone was very confused when they announced the winner, and then said no he wasn't the winner. But at least the fancy hats were fun.

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  8. Oh, my heart goes out the the hiker who was killed, but how wonderful that his dog alerted the searchers. Declawing needs to be made illegal everywhere; I hope that New York can get it done...may even want to move to that state, because that's how strongly I feel about it! I am visiting Denver, Colorado in a few weeks too...

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  9. We cross our paws and hope New York makes the right choice ! Purrs

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  10. We heard about that wonderful dog, loyal to his human even during the end. You can't beat that.

    We have had so much rain, and now more this week, lots of opportunities for severe stuff happening:(

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

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  11. We had kitty cousins whose claws had been removed. Their feet always looked strange. We're glad that people are beginning to see how awful it is.

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  12. I think the winner of the derby was robbed. I wish declawing were banned everywhere.

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  13. What a sad story about the hiker and his dog! We are glad they were both found.
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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  14. Bravo New York state! Happy to note that Denver outlawed declawing back in 2017. Sad news about the hiker. Still, his dog deserves a medal for the alert. Stay dry this week, heard about the weekend thunder cell that knocked out power in Kingwood and Anicostia for 5 hours.

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  15. Hip Hip HOOOOORAY! Yes, it has been nice here...wells, there has been a few showers...and a few more later this week, butts it hasn't been too bad at all! I still gets my walkies and everythings!
    Oh, I heard there is a bill going working it's way through the CA legislator that will make it illegal to declaw kittehs! That will be a good day when it passes.
    Thanks for another FABulous newscast boyz & Paisley!
    Kisses,'
    Ruby ♥

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  16. Mom's goddaughter is so-o very much wanting to go to the Kentucky Derby next year. Mom doesn't watch the event on TV nor would want to see it in purr-son, 'cause she worries one of the horsies might break a leg. That's a gr-eat recap of the week's happenings in the news. I sure wish all news reporters were animals. I get bored watching the human ones on TV. Tee hee hee. Winks.

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