Monday, December 29, 2014

BFTB Channel 7 NETWoof News 12/29/2014

Bentley: “Welcome to our final broadcast of BFTB Channel 7 NETWoof News for 2014.  I’m Bentley, the hound with a nose for news.  Today, my co-anchor Pierre and I will be covering the top stories of the year.”
Pierre: “That’s right Bentley.  This year has really flown by here on the bayou.  According to some, the older we get the faster time goes.  That is why really old people hold onto to stuff when they walk.  Time is going by so fast for them; they have to hang on to keep for falling over.  *snicker  2014 was a fun year and there was a lot happening in the dog world.”
Bentley: “There sure was Pierre.  One of my favorites has to be Duke the Dog being elected the first mayor of Cormorant, Minnesota.  He is a Great Pyrenees and won by a landslide.  That means that the majority of the twelve residents paid $1.00 to cast a vote for the new Mayor Duke.”
Pierre: “Speaking of mayors, Blogville’s newly elected mayors, the Doodle Doods, Murphy and Stanley will be sworn into office on January 9th.  The inauguration is hosted my outgoing Mayor Madi.  Here is a look at January’s Blogville Calendar.  I hate to toot our own horns but…TOOT!  TOOT!  Y’all are looking at Blogville Police Department’s Tracker Team.  That wasn’t top secret, was it?”
Bentley: “Well, it’s not now.  It doesn’t matter, because everything always comes out in the end.  Take the story of Tucker in Stevens Point.  His owner had lost her diamond wedding ring five years ago.  One day, Tucker who is known as a “food burglar” ate an ice pop, stick included.  It didn’t settle very well and came back out the same way it went in.  Tucker’s mom began cleaning up the mess when she noticed her ring was among the yuck.  The vet thinks the Popsicle stick dislodged the ring from the bottom of Tucker’s stomach.”
Pierre: “Dang, all I ever barf up is grass.  That is a great story for the year.  I’m not sure it tops this one though.  Sam, a 13-year-old partially blind dog survived a 15-story fall from one of the tallest apartment buildings in Sacramento, California.  He is bruised and swollen with fractured ribs and pelvis.  The good news is the vets say he will make a complete recovery.  How is it possible for Sam to survive such a fall?  Unbelievably, he landed butt first into a hot tub.  His owner is looking at additional barricades for his balcony.”
Bentley: “A few bars would probably hold him.  I know bars will be holding some people involved in dog fighting from Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and Texas.  They were involved in the second largest seizure of pit bulls in U.S. history.  A man from Auburn received an eight-year prison sentence.  It is the longest sentence in a federal dog-fighting case.  Speaking on behalf of dogs, while that is an improvement in justice, it still isn’t nearly long enough.”
Pierre: “You’re preaching to the choir, my friend.  Did you see that neither of our names made the top dog names for 2014?  According to one report, the top trending names for dog, cat, and exotic pets are Bella for dogs & cats and Coco for exotic pets.  The second most popular are Bailey for dogs, Max for cats and Mango for exotics.  Pierre will probably be all the rage in 2015.”
Bentley: “Um-huh, probably.  There were a lot of exciting things in the sports world this year.  We are always proud of our pal Cello and her dock diving.  I loved the story of the stray that wandered into the Milwaukee Brewers summer camp program.  The team employees took him to the vet for medical attention and a bath.  The team quickly made him their mascot and named him Hank after Hank Aaron.  I think Hank hit a homerun with his new life.”
Pierre: “I like that one too.  I am sure 2015 will bring us even more strange, funny, and heart-warming stories.  If you know something that we need to report, contact us through email or just leave a comment.  What is the weather forecast for the New Year’s celebrations?”
Bentley: “I have one word for this week…COLD!  There will be snow and temperatures with a minus mark in front of it.  It is even going to be cold here on the bayou.  It’s not northern cold, but the lower 30’s and upper 20’s are silly cold!  You can stay warm and have fun by joining us at the #BlogPawsChat on Twitter this Tuesday night from 7:00–9:00 p.m. CT.  We will be chatting with The Lucy Pet Foundation about reducing the number of homeless pets.  There will also be some incredible prizes.  Just an idea for learning and meeting new friends.”

Pierre: “We would also like to offer the following New Year’s Eve warning.  Humans think blowing things up in the air and on the street is a fun celebration.  Dogs think it is a sure sign of the apocalypse.  Keep your pets inside while people are celebrating with explosives.  If you are hosting a party, put your pets in a room away from the crowd.  People consuming too much alcohol and having access to food is a dangerous combination for pets.”
Bentley: “Thanks Pierre, I hate fireworks and this is a hard night for me.  We also want to ask our readers to be sure to have a designated driver for any celebrations.  There are too many amateur drunks on the road that night.  You have four-legged friends waiting for you at home so be safe.  Thanks for all of your support and love.  Happy New Year friends!  Be sure to grab some happy!”

Many mischievous thanks to our friends Alfie’s BlogSnoopy’s Dog Blog, and My Brown Newfies for their Mischief Monday blog hop.  Join them and these other blogs for more fun.


  1. Hi Y'all!

    BOL!!! Y'all are too funny. Happy New Year!

    Y'all come on by,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  2. You have some real newsworthy news there! We are heading below zero here...that is cold, but we don't mind this time of year. No explosives, aka fireworks, here on New Years because it is always too cold and no one wants to be outside in the middle of the night for that. One advantage to living in the cold!

  3. We hope you have a relaxing new year - great report as usual

  4. Well, it surely isn't cold here in S FL but I do know that the crazy neighbors will be setting off all kinds of loud and obnoxious fireworks on New Year's Eve. They always do...thankfully, I am not afraid of them but they are so LOUD to my ears. Great news reporting, as always!

  5. I'm with you fireworks are annoying. Fortunately the people in my area stick with tons of food and booze to celebrate a new year... I hope for some oysters :o)
    Easy Rider

  6. Thanks for sharing the news...and a side of humor :) Congrats to the residents of Blogville :)

  7. So glad we didn't miss your broadcast, thanks for sharing :-)

  8. Now that was a worthwhile news broadcast
    Lily & Edward

  9. Great reporting.....I'm not keen on fireworks either. I try to use an indoor toilet instead of going outside so I gets into troubles as well. *Sigh*
    loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  10. Great job guys,its been a bust year,xx SPeedy

  11. When I read about the popsicle stick and the diamond ring I couldn't help but think about Moby Dick! Too funny. As usual, great job ya'll.

  12. I personally love the fireworks, but my dogs, not so much!
    Hope you have a super happy new year!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  13. Congrats on being named Blogville's Tracker Team - now you can be like the dogs in your mama's wonderful book The Returns! I'm both happy but saddened by the fight ring bust. Happy that the awful people involved will be punished, but saddened that the rescued Pit Bulls will surely have a hard time being rehomed. Fight dogs are often good w/ people but are so trained to kill other dogs that it's hard to rehome them. Let's hope for the best.
    Love & Biscuits,
    Cathy, Isis & Phoebe

  14. OMD Guyz.... this was a super report.... all the News that is worth knowing...
    CONGRATULATIONS on becoming Blogvilles new Cracker Jack... TRACKER TEAM

    AND we are SO glad to see that NASTY Guy gotted a NICE LONG sentence... those POOR Pitties... FINALLY they are getting retribution...

  15. Thanks for the news as I always get my news from you two. Keep it coming. Good job to mommy. LeeAnna at not afraid of color

  16. Great end of the year broadcast! hank the brewers dog is kinda cute hey? Wow about the diamond ring, who would of thunk it?

  17. What a wonderful 2014 wrap up guys!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  18. You did a great job here. Happy New Year.

  19. Great post as always - and thank you so much for mentioning Cello!!

  20. Great year of news, guys! We can't wait to see what you find in 2015! We think it's better to have unique names, and Bentley and Pierre are amongst some of the best unique names!
    Lots of wags and woofs from the crew at Wag n Woof Pets

  21. Thanks for all the news BFTB Team. Believe it or not it's cold here in California too - in the 30's this morning!


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