Monday, February 22, 2016

BFTB NETWoof News February 22, 2016 #DogNews

Bentley: “Hello! It is Monday and that means it’s time for BFTB NETWoof News. I am Bentley Basset and joining me, as usual, is my co-anchor Pierre Westie and our fabulous Weather Lab Paisley. I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. We have fetched some tail wagging stories to get your week started with a smile. Take it away, Pierre.”
Pierre: “Our top story has the internet buzzing about a rare sighting in Australia. A few weeks ago a woman was driving in South Australia with her husband when they spotted a rare albino kangaroo. Rosemary Faehrmann hopped out of her car and snapped a photo. She said there were many normal grey roos around, but of course, this one stood out from the crowd.”

Bentley: “Wow! That is something that I’ve never even heard of before. One of our friends, Bev Green takes amazing photos of her local Aussie kangaroos. I wonder if she has ever seen an albino roo before. Speaking of hopping out of cars, a woman in Chicago learned a hard lesson after she hopped out of her car to run into the local 7-11 store. It was extremely cold so she left the car running with her beloved Shih Tzu, Kayla inside. When she went into the store, a thief stole her car along with Kayla! She is devastated, passing out fliers and begging the thief to return her dog. Getting the car back is not her priority, she just wants the pup.”
Pierre: “I hope they are reunited soon. That is why I don’t mind staying here when the peeps go to the store. Unless it is the pet store, then I definitely intend to join them. A Golden Retriever disappeared this week for an entirely different reason.  The dog named Skye was walking on Penn State University campus with its humans when they let her off leash to run around in the snow. When she disappeared, they feared the worse. After searching to no avail, they went home alone. The next day they were told about the frequency of sinkholes in that area. They went back to the area to search two days later and heard a faint barking coming from the ground. Sure enough, there was Skye down a 14’ sinkhole. Thankfully, the Alpha Fire Department had the proper equipment to rescue the dog and reunite her with the family.”
Bentley: “That must have been a real sinking feeling falling down that hole! Our last story gives hope to every dog and dog parent that is facing the diagnosis of osteosarcoma. That is a painful cancerous tumor that grows in the bones. Most dogs with this horrid cancer succumb to it within five months.  A new experimental drug is being used at the University of Pennsylvania with a positive outcome. Many of them are living up to five times longer than expected. What is even more exciting is the possibility this vaccine has to impact children with this same disease. The university is preparing a protocol for a clinical trial to present to the FDA. Let’s keep our paws crossed that this could be the breakthrough so many people have been prayed for. We wrote an article on the shared cancers of pets and people last fall. You can read The Scary C Word for some great information.”
Pierre: “Cancer is a vicious beast with no compassion for whom or when it strikes. A quick sports update on last week’s Westminster Dog Show. The Westie sure was a cutie but for some reason, it did not win Best of Show. That honor went to C.J., a German Short-haired Pointer. You know that is the same breed as our friends from Cello’s Corner. We offer our congratulations to the new champion. Paisley, how is this week’s weather looking?”
BFTB NETWoof dog Weather with Paisley the Weather Lab
Paisley: “It is going to feel more like spring than winter in most of the country. The northern states will be breezy and cool with the northeast receiving some midweek showers. The east coast states will also see some rain and Florida can expect some midweek storms. Here in the south, we will have several days of storms. That should really get our flowers popping their heads out of the ground. As usual, the west coast will see sunny skies with the northwest having a few clouds roll in this week. The center of our country should see some mild and warmer weather. Overall, it should be great weather to welcome International Dog Biscuit Day tomorrow.  Back to you, Bentley.”
Bentley: “Let’s hope our storms aren’t too bad. I’ll get some Dr. Harvey’s Relax in my food so that we can get some sleep around my house. Please drop by to see each day this week as there are some fun things coming to The Bayou. Tomorrow, as Paisley mentioned, is International Dog Biscuit Day so we will have some information you don’t want to miss. Wednesday we will join BlogPaws for some awesome photos and on Thursday, we are joining our friends from Fidose of Reality to discuss dog ear care. Friday is Blogville’s Fairy Tale Day with Shasta and Shiloh a.k.a. Team BeagleBratz so I can guarantee a happily ever after story. As you can tell it is a busy week of fun and learning! Oh and don’t forget to enter for a chance to win one of two fantastic retractable F’lint™ lint rollers! For all of us at BFTB NETWoof News, have a terrific week and be sure to grab yourself some happy.”
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  1. BOL, I look forward to Mondays just for your news cast!!! Isn't CJ a wonderful pup! :)

  2. INTERNATIONAL Dog Biscuit day, we'll be in that! The sinkhole is very scary...glad there was a happy ending. Great wrap up of the weeks news!

  3. International Dog Biscuit Day? I'm demanding double, no wait, triple biscuits!!

  4. I'm so glad for Skye and her furmily... and I hope so much that the evil car-napper gives Kayla back...

  5. I haf just been over to introduce myselfs to Cello...did you nose he came frum my Chatters-A-Way House and the!!!!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  6. Great post! An albino kangaroo... Pretty neat. Also, we are so proud and happy for CJ! Happy Monday!

  7. Here in Minnesota tons of people leave their cars running when it is so bitterly cold, but Mom would never leave us in a running car, locked or unlocked. We are far too precious. Love that albino Kangaroo!

  8. Did you say International Dog Biscuit Day! We are so ready fur that holiday!

  9. Our Mom worked for WiReS (Wildlife Rescue Service) when she lived in Australia and she had a white kangaroo - sadly they rarely survive in the wild as their pink eyes can't handle the sunlight and eventually they go blind and starve to death. Most of them are placed in zoos were they can be looked after for years and years.

  10. Wow, that white Roo is really cool! Never saw one like that before. Hey, my native Pennsylvania made two stories today. That's fun! Thanks for the reat reporting today, and I'm really wagging about Paisley's spring forecast.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Police Commish

  11. Well, another great news report pals! I did not hear the story of the dog that fell into the sinkhole. How scary! I am glad that story ended with a happy ending!

  12. Wow, so much news today!! Of coure, we will be reminding Mama about International Dog Biscuit Day!!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  13. Canine Newscasters! 3 bum swings! 3 more! Great report! Now that's news I can bite into!
    CEO Olivia
    nose nudges

  14. We put our feets up and reviewed the news updates! Thank you
    Lily & Edward

  15. Wow, that is an action packed newscast fur sure! We are so glad those people went back to check that sinkhole!

    Keep Calm & Bark On!

    Murphy & Stanley

  16. How scary for the pup that fell in the sink hole! And sad about the one that got carjacked.
    Exciting news about the new drug!!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  17. Aww I hope she's reunited with Kayla soon. It's bad enough to have a car stolen but possibly losing a pet is heart breaking.

    Glad to hear that the University of Pennsylvania is doing so much awesome research on cancer. I've been following along for a few years since I read about the awesome work they're doing with creating vaccines for osteosarcoma - and they've had really promising results so far.

  18. So much news this week, and such a fun week coming!
    We sure hope Kayla's Mom gets her back soon, and that news about the cancer treatment is so exciting!
    Jan & the crew at Wag n Woof Pets

  19. That is good news on the osteosarcoma, Lee's second scot lost his life to osteosarcoma. Sink holes why one opened up near my home, seems the earth is opening up everywhere. Thanks for the news.
    Sweet William The Scot

  20. Having your dog stolen or lost is so scary!! I do not think Cocoa would let anyone in her car, lol!!

  21. Another great story. We're glad those people found their dog down that hole.

  22. I totally missed this post! Sorry I've been gone for awhile - been sick and had a minor car accident. It's been insane! I'm trying to get back on track!! xxxoo

  23. Such nail biting stories today! I feel so awful for Kayla & her family, what a heartbreaking story. The story about the Golden was unbelievable, those folks were really lucky.
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  24. As always, a terrific newscast boys! CJ is he granddaughter to Carlee, the Westminster winner a few years ago. Carlee was a Colorado dog. ;)


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