Monday, March 16, 2015

BFTB Channel & NETWoof News 3/16/2015

Bentley: “Hello friends!  Welcome to this week’s edition of BFTB Channel 7 NETWoof News.  I’m Bentley, your Hound on the Ground sniffing out only the good news stories that will make your day brighter.  What can I say, I’m a dog; it’s what I do.  I’m joined at the news desk by my perky co-anchor, Pierre the Westie.  Our Weather Lab Paisley is scampering around for any last minute storm warnings.”
Pierre: “Top o’ the morning Bentley!  May your treat jar be forever full.  We want to remind everyone to wear something green tomorrow for St. Patrick’s Day.  Nobody wants to be pinched.  Our top story shows how one abandoned dog reacted when he found himself in a pinch.  Hero, as he is now known barked continually at a couple of passersby.  The woman knew the stray and realized he was missing his pregnant companion.  Fortunately,   she was walking with a dog behaviorist who immediately knew the dog was signaling them.  They followed Hero and discovered the mother dog and ten puppies.  Thanks to Hero, they are now living as a family in foster care until the puppies are ready to be adopted.”
Bentley: “It’s always good when the daddy dog takes responsibility.  Hero sounds like a real stand-up dude.  This next story is about another incredible dog.  Smiley is a Golden Retriever who just happens to have been born with a few obstacles.  Not the least of which was being born in a puppy mill, Smiley was also born with a form of dwarfism, bowed back legs, and completely blind.  Did he give up and roll over?  No Sirree Bob!  His human rescued him and they began to work together.  Smiley is now a therapy dog giving his special love to mentally ill and disabled patients in Canada.  People often think he is a puppy due to his small size and very fluffy hair, but Smiley is over ten years old.  Way to be awesome Smiley!  We will return after this commercial break.”

Pierre: “Before we head over to sports, I’d like to ask our readers a question.  Have you ever flown your dog in cargo?  I’m not sure if I should get in my big kennel and hitch a flight to go see my mom.  We are all somewhat nervous at the idea, but we don’t know how else to get me from here to there.  It is too far for us to drive.  We’d really appreciate your comments.  Now turning to sports, we have a fish tale of ginormous proportions.”
Paisley: “Hey guys!  Did someone mention fishin’?  I’m going to be an expert fishing dog when I get a little bit older.  Like in a month, I think…maybe.  Anyway, I should prolly take the story.  Okay, thanks!  A guy named Jeff Corwin reeled in a gargantuan stingray.  This thing was a gigantic 800 pounder!  It took him and his crew a couple of hours to get the whopper landed.  It could be the largest freshwater fish ever caught on a rod & reel.  Enjoy it Jeff, because when I start catching some catfish, your record is history.  Don’t y’all think I can catch an 801 pound catfish?”
Bentley: “You know that we believe you can do anything sweetie.  *wink-wink Let’s look at who we have added in the car as we go BlogPaws Conference Cruising."  *Click to enlarge

 Bentley: "I couldn’t resist myself, I have put Harley’s new little brother Jax in my lap to cruise.  Now, don’t worry he is completely safe and 100% adorable! My sweetie, Emma is helping me puppy sit.  Harley is relaxing in the hot tub with Sugar the Golden Retriever, Bailie, Mort & Tig, Harley & Charlie, Chuy, and Dexter.  We have plenty of room and welcome pets attending the Nashville conference to join us.  Paisley, are you ready to welcome some spring weather this week?”

Paisley: “Yes sir!  We will have a couple of dry days around here, but mid-week a low-pressure system will bring rain through the center of our country.  Ugh, bummer!  Our friends in the west are enjoying warmer than average temperatures and some of them are already hitting the beach!  The east’s snow should be melting, but y’all have to keep your eyes open for flooding dangers.  Remember, you cannot judge the depth of a puddle from the top.  Avoid getting in over your head and turn around, don’t drown.  Thank you very much.  Can I go play now?”
Bentley: “Wait just a minute while we say our good-byes.  Thank you all for trusting us each week as your #1 Hound Dog News.  Have a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day and stay safe.  In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we leave you with this; ‘May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light.
May good luck pursue you each morning and night.’  
Y’all be sure to grab yourself some happy.”
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  1. I've never flown in cargo, but have in da cabin multiple times.

  2. Miss Chloe came to me on an airplane all by herself! She only weighed three pounds and was ten weeks old!! I was a nervous wreck! She flew from Tulsa, Oklahoma through Chicago to Rochester, NY. I sure was relieved when I saw her little face in that crate window! Honestly, even though the girls are small...I do not think either one of them would do well flying. That is the reason we bought the RV! If we go somewhere, they come with us...or we do not go!

  3. I've never been in cargo but Mum has seen several dogs in the cabin when she's flown. Is it worth checking with different airlines to see what their policy is?
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  4. OMD we are bad enough in a car so peeps shudders to think what I'd be like in the air. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  5. Another great news report. The car is filling up Bentley. You may need to trade coolness and style for practical like a bus! We're loving the dry weather, but honestly need some rain, so hoping for a bit of moisture this week. Have a pawsome week!

  6. What great news stories and the kind that make us smile..too many frowny things in the world guys!..we have never flown the boys and can't give any advice...but I bet if you had a chat to Annie over at Animal Couriers bloggie she could have some tips :) they move anipals all over the globe and do a great job! loves Fozziemum xx

  7. Hero is a hero, that's for sure! We never used an airplane and my momma said as long as I have to ride in the cargo area, we better stay away from flying machines....
    easy rider

  8. Bentley, how do I hitch a ride with you to BlogPaws? You know I am going...and Ma is doing a one-on-one class for Blogger blogs! I would much rather ride with all my friends that be stuck in the car with my boring parents! Great newscast today pals.

  9. WE love that Hero was taking care of his FAMILY. WE have NEVER been in a plane... Butt we HAVE ridden on a TRAIN...

  10. Leroy was flown to us in cargo when he was a puppy but nothing since then.

  11. Mom says one day in the future we will be flying all the way to Australia - none of us is looking forward to that .

  12. Wow, Bentley! Looks like you've got a full house!! BOL!

  13. Wow, excellent edition today! Loved reading about Hero and Smiley...we all enjoy a barkin happy ending. My territory is full of rain and puddles and snow, but I'm hoping for a better forecast. Thanks bunches for all the news that's fit to bark. BOL
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Police Commish

  14. What a great news post! We like yours better than what's on TV since it is all happy stories.

  15. You all look so St Patricks!!!!

    Woofs from Earl, Ethel and I at Earl's World!

  16. Aw wow! I always love your news stories!!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  17. What a great weekly update! We especially like Smiley's happy ending story!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty and Bilbo

  18. Wowsa!! Hero is one pawsome dude!!!! Thanks for bringin' us that FABulous story!!
    Wells, I flew to Ma all the way from Wisconsin when I was 8 weeks old. There were lots of other doggies flyin' with me, butts I was the loudest!!! BOL!! I wish I could give some good advice, butts I've heard some good stories and some horror stories. We flew Alaskan Airlines, I think they're pretty good with dogs in cargo, butt my suggestion is do all the online research you can to find the best one. Also, try and get a non-stop flight. Less chance of accidents on the tarmac. Sorry I couldn't be more help...
    Ruby ♥
    pees: LOVES the St. Paddy's attire!! Made Ma smile!

  19. That was a great story! Yes, the weather here is nice. Mom opened all the windows today! We never flew before and mom said she would drive us where we need to go.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  20. What a news day! Hero sure deserves his name.

  21. Ahhhhhh, loves the Monday not real sure about and 801 pound catfish......but if she catches one we better get an invite to the fish fry!

    The Mad Scots

  22. we's gonna let our mom weight in on the flying thing since she's a pilot and all: no, and I never will. There are so many things that can go wrong in cargo, not the least of which is that a pet can become lost or somehow the carrier becomes unsecured. Also - although they say that the cargo area remains pressurized at all times, until such time as the airline offers to have a human riding in cargo to supervise the animals - I simply don't trust that pressurization will be maintained. There is at least one documented instance of a kitten arriving at destination with clear decompression sickness. That's an ugly way to die - and the kitten did. :-(
    I know sometimes there are situations where an animal must be shipped cargo, but if possible, please avoid it!

  23. My gang is wearing green tomorrow. Your outfits are great, we have the same glasses and the same bunny masks. Have a great night.

  24. Those were some great stories! Paisley, could you try a little harder to send more thawing our way? Winter just won't go away here in NH! Nashville is really looking good right now!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  25. Great news report! I love the story of Smiley, talk about overcoming difficult odds!
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them