Monday, December 7, 2015

BFTB NETWoof News December 7 2015 #DogNews

BFTB News set with three dogs and travel backdrop
Bentley: “Hello and welcome to this week’s BFTB NETWoof News. I’m your ace news reporter Bentley and joining me at the anchor desk are Pierre Westie and our Weather Lab Paisley. We have fetched this week’s dog news so there’s no need for you to dig it up. Pierre, what is our Top Story?”
Pierre: “Delta airlines announced that they will no longer accept animals as checked baggage on their flights. That means if you want to fly with your dog or cat after March 1, 2016, they will have to fit in an under-seat carrier. If not, they have to ship as cargo and Delta can’t guarantee that you’ll even be on the same flight. In this reporter’s opinion, no animals should be shipped as cargo unless it is absolutely necessary. This past September, United States airlines reported the deaths of 4 pets and injuries to 5 while they were being transported. They take no responsibility stating the animals were sick and injured themselves chewing their bowls or cages.”
Bentley: “I hate to be a naysayer, but this is only going to result in more people making bogus claims that their pets are service animals. It is a major problem and affecting those with a legitimate need for their service dog to travel with them. They need to make an airline just for people to travel with their pets. Who should we contact to make that happen?”
Pierre: “I’ll do some investigating. I know that Pilots ‘N Paws transport pets from kill shelters to safe rescue facilities. A regular airline that lets pets fly in the cabin is definitely an unmet need.”
Bentley: “Speaking of needs, have you written your Christmas list? Obviously, a lot of pets have because it is estimated that humans will spend 5 billion dollars on their pets this holiday season. That is an average of $30 per pet. I’m afraid that my list may have exceeded that amount. Let me look…oh yes sirree, I’m way over budget. It’s a good thing that I’ll be on the “Nice List.”
BFTB news desk with three dogs and PrideBites backdrop
Pierre: “I have asked for a PrideBites hoodie with my name on it. Hopefully, Santa will order it before Wednesday, December 9th. That’s the last day to ensure customized delivery before Christmas. Of course, anyone can use our PrideBites’ PAWtner code MKCLINTON and save a whopping 20% off their order. People can still order after that day if they don’t need their gifts customized or if they’re ordering any of the regular fun toys.
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Bentley: We do have some activities happening in Blogville. The annual Christmas card exchange has Pierre and me with 15 cards so far. Sadly, Mom and Dad have zero, zip, zilch, nada. *Snicker* Mayors Murphy and Stanley are joining with Dory for Holiday Hijinks. It sounds like a great time. You can get the details by clicking their names."
 Pierre: "Barking from the Bayou is joining our friend Sugar the Golden Retriever along with the aforementioned Mayors, Dory, and Oz the Terrier for a Pawlidays Blog Hop on December 24-26th. We will have more information later.
BFTB Weather desk with three dogs and USA map of weather
Paisley: “I am so excited about Christmas. I missed last year’s celebration because I was tiny and didn’t live with my folks yet. This year, Santa will know where I am and bring me toys. The weather will be ideal for visiting Santa or Christmas shopping in most areas. The northeast could see rain and snow and the northern states will see a cool down. The northwest will be cold while the rest of the east coast down to Florida could see scattered showers. The center of the country will be mild and sunny. Joining in that unseasonably warm forecast are the southern and eastern states. I hope everyone is getting in the holiday spirit even if it doesn’t feel like Christmas.”
Bentley: “Thanks for another stellar forecast, Paisley. We have our Christmas tree decorated so it is beginning to look like Christmas. On behalf of the BFTB news crew, thank you for visiting today. Please make us a daily stop! We will do our best to provide you with a smile. Have a terrific week and be sure to grab yourself some happy.”
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  1. Omgosh we want to participate in everything going on in the blogosphere, but Mommy is super busy right now. She is trying to figure out if she will have time to get blog posts up before Christmas! Haha. Blondes can't do too many things at once! xxxoo

  2. Wow, dere are so much fun stuffs to do!

  3. I finks ALL pups should be allowed onto the airlines wiv their OWN seat, don't you?
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx
    PeeS and did I mention, FIRST class travel!!!!!

  4. Pilots and Paws is an awesome organization! They give so much of their time and energy to helping dogs! There is also a truckers network that helps with transport of rescued dogs...but I can't think of the name of it right now. Lots of things are going on in Blogville AND in our own personal lives this month!! BUSY!!

  5. I always hate to see animals in airport waiting to be loaded as baggage. I have never flown with any animals and think I would do just about anything avoid doing so.

    Looking forward to your holiday blog hop!

  6. Mom worked for the airlines for eleven years and never wanted her pets to fly, but sometimes, like moving over the Atlantic, there is no other option. She is not happy about this decision as if she ever needed to fly with us, she wants to be on the same plane. Hopefully other carriers will continue to allow pets in cargo on flights. We recommend only taking one non stop flight and never when it is too hot or too cold. Scary stuff.

  7. there was an airline for pets once, PetAirways... sadly they closed in 2011... sigh...

  8. Shame on Delta 0 it is scary enough to fly with a pet but to think they might not even make it on the same plane !

  9. Cargo? That is just awful!!!!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  10. You are right about more people pretending their pets are service animals. But cargo?

  11. I believe they have an airline that flies limited destinations just for pets, but for people to travel with their pets; wouldn't that be a great idea. Then there would be no reason to fake "service dog" status.

  12. We had a really bad experience with Delta and we said we will never fly them again and this only confirms my feelings!! I want to support people who care about animals and do more to make it easier to travel with our sweeties!!

  13. Wow, I can't imagine being considered cargo! YIKES I can picture some peeps trying to shove a St Bernard under their seats. Crazy. Well, sadly I think I'm over budget this year too, but I'm hoping Santa can't count. BOL
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Police Commish

  14. Shame on Delta.
    so much going for the holidays! Mom ordered two sets of The Returns books to give as Christmas gifts!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & mabel

  15. much fun going on in Blogville!! We are really looking forward to Holidaze Hijinks and Sugar's Pawliday Blog Hop!

    Mama just say NO to putting pets in Cargo!!

    Thanks for another wonderful News Report!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  16. Thanks for the update guys - looking forward to the holiday blog hop.

  17. I think it is a brilliant idea to have an airline just for pets and their families. I can't believe no one has thought of it sure seems like there would be a huge need for it. I don't think I could ever put my pets on a plane unless I could be right there with them.
    Great news, guys and girl!
    Jan & the crew at Wag 'n Woof Pets

  18. Nope, no dogs in baggage! This is why our pawrents bought the little wheelie house. We all travel together! Thanks for the shout outs on the events!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  19. I think there was an airline a few years ago that flew animals only, in the cabin. I remember thinking that was the only way I would travel with the boys. It only flew out of select airports and I think it has since gone under!

  20. so much going on! Thanks for the update on the airlines.

  21. So much fun stuff going on this year!! Shasta & I are hoping to join in the fun PAWliday blog hop so we'll be watching to see more details. As every week, thanks again for such a great report!!

  22. Great news show, boys! We really wish there was a better solution for flying pets. It's a shame you can't purchase them a seat next to you. :(


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