Monday, September 22, 2014

BFTB NETWoof Channel 7 News

Bentley: “Welcome friends to our Monday segment of BFTB NETWoof Channel 7 News.  There were quite a few stories that captured our attention over the last week.  Of course, all of Blogville is talking about the Great Debate as mayoral candidates The Doodle Brothers Stanley and Murphy match wits with Dory.  We will have a live update later in the broadcast.”
Pierre: “I heard that Vegas is taking bets on who will win this first ever debate.  I am doubling my money by folding it and putting it in my pocket.  It is way too close to take a leap and predict a victor.  Speaking of leaps, there are two dogs in the news for taking leaps of a different sort.”
Bentley: “That’s right, Pierre.  Riley, a four-year old Dachshund went skydiving from 13,000 feet with his owner.  Just when you think humans can’t get any more dangerous, filmmaker and adventurer Dean Potter has taken his dog Whisper BASE jumping with him.  Personally, stories like this make me thankful that Mom is a bit of a chicken.  She won’t even take me up in the Ferris Wheel at the fair, so there is not a big threat of me going parachuting with her.”
Pierre: “I am pretty sure that skydiving is something I will take up when I move to my Mom and Dad’s place.  Do you think it is an expensive sport for dogs to get involved with as opposed to say agility?  You know raising a dog has gotten expensive.”
Bentley: “Indeed I do, according to recent studies, the cost of raising a dog to the age of fourteen is a minimum of almost $6,000 for small dogs and $8,000 for a medium to large breed.  Of course, those are just bare necessities and that price can be much greater depending on your situation.  Those prices are for dogs that stay healthy.  The cost can rise to over $32,000 for illnesses or emergencies.  Of course, spoiling dogs with expensive toys, beds, and food can run the tally as high as your humans want to spend.  Do you hear that mom?”
Leroy's Fund is set up to help with mounting vet bills.
Pierre: “I enjoy being pampered and having the finer things in life.  Seriously, doesn’t every dog?  I do try to live within my means, but emergencies can happen.  Take our friend Leroy from My Brown Newfies for example.  He has been very sick and we are sending our best wishes for him to get better.  Leroy is better known as our rock-eating friend and Sherman’s brother.  You can see in this photograph from his blog that he is an incredibly lovable fellow.  His parents have set up a fund to help alleviate some of the vet bills.  If any of our readers are interested in helping or just sending well-wishes, visit Leroy’s family here.”
Bentley: “Leroy is a trooper and we are hoping that he will be back to his old self soon.  He is lucky to have such a loving family and so many friends.  Of course, all dogs want to be loved, pampered, and spoiled.  Unfortunately, that is not the reality of life.  There are an unbelievable amount of pets in our country’s shelters and rescues.  Thanks to the humans at Free Kibble, everyone can help feed dogs and cats in shelters by playing a fun trivia game.  It is completely free!  They can even donate scoops of cat litter by clicking here.  The cat scratches the litter when you click.  I’m not embarrassed to say that this news hound gets a laugh out of it each day.”
Pierre: “Giving back to those less fortunate is important.  Here is another important story.  Dogs in New Jersey have seen an increase in the dreaded parvovirus.  Dogs, you must insist that your humans take you to get your parvovirus shot.  This is a preventable virus if you are vaccinated.  It is often spread through dogs smelling other dogs’ poop.  Can we all agree that is just a nasty habit?  We at BFTB strongly urge all humans to scoop your dog’s poop.  We can’t do it and frankly, our attempts at covering poop are futile.  Now, let me speak directly to my fur brothers and sisters.  We must simply learn to say BOO to POO!  No more smelling our neighbor’s dumps.”
Bentley: “Boo reminds me that Halloween is approaching.  Let’s take a station break for this spooky commercial:

Voiceover: “Let’s face it…if you or your parent is reading this dog newscast, they are more than likely going to dress you up for Howl-o-ween.  Don’t leave your costume choice until the last minute.  Are you spooked about finding the perfect costume for this HOWL-O-Ween?  Visit Bentley’s Bargains for a wide selection of today’s hottest dog costumes at huge savings.  If you order during September, I am giving $20 off and Free Shipping on any order above $49 with the code 20off.  As usual, at Bentley’s Bargains we are all about treats, not tricks!”
Pierre: “Thank you for staying with us.  This just in; the Great Blogville Debate was a huge

huge success.The topics were over shadowed by the appearance of mayoral candidate Stanley Doodle. Reports of an obvious kiss mark on his cheek had the entire audience wagging their tongues.  Do we have a scandal on the campaign trail?  If you have been following the Road to the Great Debate, you know that bus troubles caused a breakdown for the Doodle Brothers and their campaign crew.  Rumor has it that Dory rescued the opposing candidates and had them over to her palatial home.  From the smell of things, there was a huge barbecue with the likes of the former mayor and Debate Moderator Frankie and current Mayor Madi.  An unnamed source tells this reporter Stanley was seen with an unidentified female earlier.”

Bentley: “We’ve seen this type of scandal before.  You remember that Stanley received news that his former girl had been forced to join a convent not long ago.  I hope this isn’t a rebound relationship that could derail a promising political career.  So far, no word from the Doodle camp, but we will keep our noses to the ground.  You can count on BFTB to give you the truth about what goes on behind the bushes of this mayoral campaign!  Be sure to tune in for Frankie hosting the debate yourself on our brother station Channel 87 WFnE.”
Pierre: “Our final story today is a doozie!  Somehow, a seven-year old Jack Russell Terrier from Pennsylvania was discovered 3,000 miles away in a suburb of Portland, Oregon.  A microchip implanted in Gidget allowed workers at an animal shelter find the dog’s owner.  She had been missing from her Pennsylvania home since April of this year.  The manufacturer of the microchip, PetLink, has offered to pay to fly the pup back to her grateful owner.  This is just another reminder that microchipping your pet can bring you a happily ever after.”
Bentley: “I’m a sucker for a happy ending.  Everyone enjoy your week and for my co-anchor Pierre and myself, Bentley Basset, grab you some happy today.”

 We are joining our hosts My Brown NewfiesAlfie’s Blog, and Snoopy’s Dog Blog for Mischief Monday.  Have fun laughing along with these other mischievous blogs!


  1. Great newscast, boys! I think you can keep that skydiving sport for yourself, Pierre. Looks a bit too scary for my furs! As for what it costs to raise us...we dogs are priceless, so any amount would be fine, we could never be too expensive, don't you think?

  2. Awesome news cast today guys....has us wondering who the mystery girl is

  3. We agree we are priceless. Nice one re the Jack Russell. Off now to the great debate.Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. A skydiving pup? EEK!!! You would never catch me up there! No way!
    Loved your news show today guys :)
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  5. I'm not brave enough for sky diving, although that's diving without water, right? I still ponder about my howl-o-ween costume... maybe I'm a Weimaraner this year?

  6. OMD a Sky Jumping Dachshund???? You won't see US doing THAT... How Grrrreat that the Lost one was returned home...thanks to the Microchip. We have HOME AGAIN Chips. Hope they NEVER have to be used.
    OMD OMD the DEBATE and the... INTRIGUE... OMD it is all SOOOOOO exciting...

  7. I'm actually going to go shopping for patterns and see if I can't make me some puppy costumes... I might even dress Memphis up since he's so amenable. Belle might tolerate a few things but I'm not to sure how ladylike she'll be.

  8. Love the costumes! Now to get Kilo to wear clothes.

  9. Oh my GOSH!!!! Do we sniff "moral deficiency" on the campaign trail....We must investigate!!
    Bilbo, Arty & Jakey

    PeeEss...Don't tell Dory we were here!!!

  10. WOWZERZ - a most wunnerful newzcast an'what a variety. There iz no way we Beaglebratz wood ever git up in the air for skydivin'- u know us Beaglez can b pretty stubborn when needed. Hmmmm - wunder what Stanley wuz up tue an'with whom? An'like u sed - we iz werth what our peepz spend on us (Akchually, they really need tue spend more, egspecshally on treatz an'fergit havin'tue diet).
    Shiloh - Lord of the Manor an'Diva Shasta

  11. Wow this was a wonderful newscast! Skydiving sounds pretty scary though.

  12. Hari OM
    Excellent news; must admit I thought things were going a little astray on the campaign trail; will be keeping a close eye on proceedings! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  13. That was an excellent newscast. We know we can always count on your station for the most up-to-date information about what is happening around Blogville. And we love that you broadcast happy news too. Now about that lipstick, here is Stanley's official response: "No Comment". Yikes! He isn't even telling me and we never have secrets!!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  14. OMD, that was a most FABulous and informative news casts boys!!!! I learned so much, and I am so thrilled to eat some tacos! There are tacos, no?
    I thinks I know WHO gave Stanley the kissy mark on his furs!!!! Shhhhh, I'm not tellin''s not like I'm TMZ or something!
    I'm off to hear the Candy Dates and the Great Debate!!
    See you there...
    Ruby ♥

  15. Thanks guys for your weekly news cast, we always miss so much!

    The Mad Scots

  16. Oh My Dawg. That was the best news coverage we've ever seen. Thanks mates. We hope to pop over again soon.
    No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  17. I'm loving this Netwoof channel. How does a Doodle get an interview?

  18. Great newscast once again, guys! I love the happy story you ended it with, and the great reminder about microchipping. Oh, and I am relieved that wasn't you in that skydiving shot, Bentley! And I don't think you need to try it either, Pierre. Our dogs are definitely safe from that as well! BOL
    Lots of wags and woofs from the crew at Wag n Woof Pets

  19. Ruh roh, you are going to get Stanley into BIG trouble! Great newscast!

  20. What a great round up guys!

    I'm also glad my Mum is a chicken too, I'm not liking the idea of sky diving, if nothing else it would mess my hair up! :)

    Yep, I'm joining you in wishing Leroy all the best, love ya buddy!

    I hope you're having a fun day,

    Your pal Snoopy :)

  21. Great news cast boys. I play free kibble each day thanks to you telling us about it. Thank you so much for you and your husbands nice comment on Glory's camo post. I smile when you tell me your husband sees my pictures first and calls you in the room to look at them. You guys are so sweet! hugs


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