Monday, March 23, 2015

BFTB Channel 7 NETWoof News 3/23/2015

Bentley: “Welcome to BFTB Channel 7 NETWoof News for the first week of spring 2015.  Those of you in the northeast can put your snow shovels down…while you reheat the coffee and read our news.  Can you believe this wacky weather?  Luckily, we have our Weather Lab Paisley on the trail of an accurate forecast.  As always, my trusty co-anchor Pierre the Westie has our top story.  Pierre, it seems a longstanding argument has finally come to an end, so to speak.”
Pierre: “Right you are, my floppy-eared friend.  After the patent papers of S. Wheeler, the ‘father of toilet paper” was tweeted last week, it seems we know the way Mr. Wheeler meant for the roll to hang.  All of you that said “Over” were correct.  The toilet paper was meant to go over.  We can only hope this wipes the controversy clean, flushes it down the drain, and doesn’t leave anyone too chaffed.  I still don’t see anything wrong with a couple of rapid-fire back leg attempts to cover your business with dirt, but that’s just me.  Back to you, Bent.”
Bentley: “Recent studies show that your healthy skin regiment should include some dog.  Here are the facts; loving a dog reduces anxiety, helps you function socially, and brings down your stress levels.  Lower stress levels mean lower cortisol levels, which in turn makes your skin fresher and healthier.  Is there no end to the benefits of having a dog around?”
Pierre: “We do seem to make the world a brighter place.  You’d think that humans would appreciate that trait and try to be worthy of our trust.”
Bentley: “Are you having trust issues, Pierre?”
Pierre: “Always, but that’s beside the point.  I’m referring to another study that claims dogs learn whether a human is trustworthy.  For example, a human pretends to throw a ball for their dog to fetch, when they have not actually thrown the ball at all.  It’s not funny to make your dog look foolish.  The same thing goes for pretending to offer a treat.  I don’t trust anyone who would tease their best friend.”
Paisley: “I’m not teasing when I say that we will be right back after this commercial break.”
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Paisley: “Hey, I did my first segue.  Now back to tricking and trusting your dog.” 
Bentley: “That was perfect and Pierre is right, it’s not nice to trick your dog.  However, I still crack up when Mom pretends that she is dying to see if I’ll go all “Lassie” on her!  Bahaha!  It’s a good thing that she didn’t pursue acting.  We’d be in a world of hurt.”
Pierre: “Speaking of hurt; I understand that you are in some pain.  Do you want to talk about it?”
Bentley: “I don’t want anyone worrying about me, but if you insist.  I have been battling a recurring ear infection for quite some time.  We treat it and keep my ears clean.  It clears up and in a few weeks or months then, it’s back with a vengeance.  When I went to see my vet last week, she recommended that I have a myringotomy procedure.  That means they are going to put me under anesthesia and make an incision in my eardrum.  Once inside my inner ear, they can clean out the infection that has been hiding deep inside where the medicine can’t work.  It is pretty routine and should relieve my ear problems.  While I’m there, Dr. Foret is going to clean my pearly whites.  It’s important that I have nice teeth for my close-ups.”
Pierre: “You’re going to come home the same day, right?  I’d miss your snoring smiling face.”
Bentley: “Sure, I’ll be home in time for supper.  Just keep me in y’alls thoughts.  Where’s our Weather Lab?  Paisley, it’s time!”

Paisley: “Hiya guys!  Spring sprang and brought snow to our friends in New York and that area of the country.  It just brought lots of rain to us, but we should dry out for a couple of days.  Let’s take a look at the big picture.  It’s just a soggy forecast for almost the entire country.  On a brighter note, all of this water is going to make some lovely flowers bloom.  Seriously, there will be snowstorms in the northern plains and upper Midwest.  Rain will make its way from the northwest corner across the rest of the country throughout the week.  Sorry that I can’t give y’all bright skies and sunshine, but it’s coming, I promise.”
Bentley: “That’s a fine job Paisley.  My, you are growing like a weed.  You must be fed and watered regularly too!  Hee hee hee!  That’s it for BFTB NETWoof News for this week.  Thanks for tuning in and be sure to tell your friends about us.  Have an amazing week and don’t forget to grab yourself some happy!”

Who is BlogPaws Conference Cruising with Bentley today? 
Bentley has stopped to pick up Rocco from To Dog With Love in the Vette. He is joining the puppy Jax from the Groovy Goldendoodles, and Bentley's sweetie Emma of MyGBGVLife. Plush CK made it into the Hound Dog Hot Tub where the bubbles are flowing. CK is hanging out with Chuy Irresistible Pets Sugar from Golden Woofs Jax's big brother Harley, Emma's sister Bailie, Oz the Terrier Tig & Mort from DOGthusiast: for dog enthusiasts Harley & Charlie the cool dudes from My Dog Likes and Dexter from Fidose of Reality  WooHoo! *Click pic to enlarge!

We will have another new rider on Facebook today. Be sure to see who else is going cruising!

Many mischievous thanks to our friends Alfie’s BlogSnoopy’s Dog Blog, and My Brown Newfies for their Mischief Monday blog hop.  Enjoy visiting

 them and these other blogs for more fun.


  1. Dat ear infekshun don't sound like no fun - hope da surgery helps!

  2. I so agree to love a dog is like a miracle and it helps nearly for all things. Bentley I cross my paws for you, I hope that incision helps to prevent ear infections... it's not easy to have long floppy ears, I know :o)
    easy rider

  3. We too agree love is the best medicine in life. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. We are thrilled as we got about 10 inches of snow overnight. Sadly, it will melt soon, but we are going to have fun while it lasts. Cat bro Bert is relieved about the toilet paper thing. He enjoys unrolling it in the half bath when Mom is late with his meals. Have a fun week my love, Bentley!

  5. Best medicine in life, that is for sure!! Bentley, ear infections are no fun, keeping our paws crossed! :)

  6. I prefers the Toilet Roll to be left on the floor like in Nanny's house 'cos then I can SHRED it !!!!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  7. Aw your poor ear Bentley :(
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  8. Sorry to hear about Bentley's ear troubles! We've been there before with Leroy. He had to have his flushed a few times under sedation. We tried everything to get his ears to clear up with no luck but after he got really sick his ear issues almost disappeared!

  9. OMD OMD We can't believe it.... our MOM is an Over the Top Potty Paper lady.... fur ONCE she did SOMETHINGY RIGHT.
    OH NO.... you have to go to the Dogtor??? and have your Ears operated on??? We surely HOPE that this clears up the infection... and you will also come home with Bright Shiny Teefs. Paws Crossed fur you, Bentley.

  10. Hi Y'all!

    Never thought I could help my Human with her skin care...thought I was just keepin' her healthy and happy.

    Y'all come on by,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  11. Hey, Bentley's been driving for a while now - where about's do you think they are now? I just love this road trip. On a more serious note - I didn't k now Bentley had problems with his ears. Is this typical for his breed? I hope they can be cleared up w/o the surgical procedure - please keep us posted.

  12. Paisley got it right, its snowing like crazy here, I didn't eve get a walk! I hope Bentley ear is going to be better too. Love Dolly

  13. With your big ears, Bentley, I just imagine all kinds of things in them. My own big dogs lick each other's ears all the time, keeping them clean as a whistle!

  14. Love cures all! Happy Monday Mk :)

  15. uh oh ears. Cole had recurring ear problems til one vet discovered he had food allergies creating yeast. When we found the culprits and cut them out, the ears cleared up in days with no meds. Now when he has even one bite of salmon or wheat he gets hot ears in hours! Unfortunately he's also become allergic to more and more foods. LeeAnna at not afraid of color

  16. Great newscast but we are sorry you are having ear troubles Bentley! We told mom all about the toilet paper and she just said she is glad if it is there period BOL!

    Your GUY Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  17. Hope the surgery goes well and you have shiny teeth and sparkling clean ears!

  18. Thanks much for da news....gotta go tell the peeps that they now have another reason to play lovie dovie with us....Bentley...sure hope that cure the ear problem......that can be bad...we get ear drops every other week.

    The Mad Scots

  19. Hey, guys! Cats can help humans live longer too!

  20. We sure hope you doctor can get your ear cleaned up good. We will keep our paws crossed for a quick full recovery.

  21. Hey! Cello had awful recurring ear infections -- we removed all grains from her diet, as suggested to us, and began to clean her ear with Epi-Otic and her ear infections have disappeared all together! May be worth a try for you???

  22. HA! I always knew I was right when insisting the toilet paper roll needed to be hung with the paper hanging over! Hope Bentley-boy will be out of his surgery ear infection-less & with a white model smile :-)

  23. Holy Dogs another great report. I don't know where else I would get my news from if you didn't do this. Thank you for keeping me informed

    Loveys Sasha

  24. I busted out loud laughing when I saw paisley pic hanging out on the side of the news booth. I can't tell you anything about that ear procedure, I actually never heard of it. I hope all goes well and am sure Bentley is in the best hands. We will culture ears to see what bacteria is causing the problem and do a drug sensitivity on it to make sure we are using the correct medication. Sometimes we have to treat orally with a antifungle for yeast infections and with antibiotics. I'll be thinking of him and sending good thought for a speedy recovery and no more infections.

  25. That's cool that they're making a video with rescue pets!

  26. We sure hope that all goes well with Bentley's procedure! It's always nerve wracking for the Moms even when it is just something routine, but we're sure all will go well (I don't think you said when he's actually going in for this but we'll watch for news).
    Lots of wags and woofs from the crew at Wag n Woof Pets