Monday, February 29, 2016

BFTB NETWoof News February 29, 2016 #Dog News

Bentley: “Happy Leap Day, my friends and welcome to BFTB NETWoof News. We have some fun reports to kick your week off with a smile. My co-anchor Pierre has our Top Story.”
BFTB NETWoof News desk with macaw's 3D beak in background
Pierre: “Thank you, Bentley. This week’s top story is for the birds; a rescued Brazilian macaw to be more exact. The bird known as Gigi has a rare disease that causes her beak to continually grow. It was interfering with her ability to eat. Experts fitted her with the first 3D printed beak made from titanium and attached it with bone cement and orthopedic screws. The hope is that a zoo will adopt Gigi since she would not be able to forage for her own food out in the wild.”
Bentley: “It is amazing what they can do with 3D printers. Our second story is also bird related. A museum in California is happy to have their bald Eagle back after it flew the coop. Sequoia is a 25-year-old eagle that lives in the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo. She became agitated by a hawk during a recent light demonstration and flew away. A couple of hikers found the giant bird while they were hiking in a nearby preserve. When the handler arrived at the spot where Sequoia was seen, she was not there. He blew a whistle and held out a dead white mouse and that was all it took for her. She flew right back to him. After a bath and some rest, the beautiful bird is once again entertaining visitors at the zoo. Although it seems as if she longs to be free, she was originally found shot and has a paralyzed tail. This makes it impossible for her to maneuver well enough to survive on her own.”
BFTB NETWoof News desk with dog and helicopter on screen
Pierre: “I think that both of these birds are very lucky to have been rescued. It can be dangerous out in the wild for a bird, especially if they decide to hang around airports. Take the landing strip at Traverse City, Michigan for instance. They have hired Piper, a 7-year-old Border Collie to chase Canadian geese and other large waterfowl off the tarmac. Birds can cause big problems to airplanes if they get sucked up into the engines. It is an inexpensive way to keep passengers and the birds safe. Piper is currently on the mend from a broken leg sustained from jumping out a truck to chase a snowy owl.”
Bentley: “That would be a great job for a herding dog. Since we are an equal opportunity news report, our last story is about a cat. Not just any cat, this is the world’s oldest cat, Corduroy. He is celebrating his 26th birthday and according to the Guinness Book of World Records, that makes him the oldest living cat today. He still has 12 years to beat the record held by a 38-year-old cat that passed away in 2005. We wish Corduroy a happy birthday and hope he takes advantage of all nine of his lives! Paisley, how is the weather shaping up for the first week of March?”
BFTB NETWoof Weather with our weather Lab
Paisley: “We will see March winds and showers for much of the country throughout the week. The north and northeast will continue its winter weather but the rest of the U.S. will see warmer than usual temperatures. The northwest will have scattered showers and even some rain will fall in northern California. Don’t be surprised if you see spring flowers popping up earlier than normal because in many places the winter has been very mild. That is not to say we won’t experience an Easter chill later in the month. For the most part, it will be a nice and mild week ahead.”
Bentley: “It sounds as if spring is just around the corner. We want to congratulate the winners of our fabulous F’lint retractable lint rollers; J. B. Gibson and A. Jared. Y’all are going to love them! Thanks to everyone who entered and stay tuned for another fun giveaway later this month. I hope that you spend more time with us this week as we celebrate fabulous recipes, Dr. Seuss Day and a really fun Do-it-yourself project. Are you following us on Instagram? We would love to have you. For the entire BFTB NETWoof News team, have a great day and be sure to grab yourself some happy.”
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  1. Great news!! And have a fantastic week!!

  2. Pawsome news broadcast. Thanks fur keeping us up to date. Love how the dog chases away the birds at the airport.

  3. Seems like da news wuz really goin to da burds dis week.

  4. I'm so glad for Gigi and for the eagle girl... and I hope Piper is always careful when chasing the berds away from the airport...

  5. That would be awful with a beak that wouldn't stop growing! Have a good week, and happy leap day!

  6. I am so happy both the bird tails...or tales...had a happy ending! I love when there is good news for you to report!

  7. Great news! We like the Sequoia story
    Lily & Edward

  8. Hard to believe it's March already - thanks for all the updates.

  9. A wonderful report and we hope Gigi finds a wonderful home

  10. Well all it took was a dead white mouse to get the bald eagle back ~ well I think he should have held out for a dead tree rat. He needs to set his standards higher.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  11. Good for Ms. Gigi. At first glance I thought someone studded her with rhinestones. Fingers and paws crossed it's a successful procedure and a zoo provides her with a terrific home.

  12. Isn't it amazing what they can do now - a 3-D printed beak - pawsome!
    once again great news stories!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & mabel

  13. A wonderful newscast as always! We did not know cats could live to be that old! Mom says she needs to see a 3D printer in person cuz she cannot understand them. Tell Paisley our snow has melted!

    Keep Calm & Bark On!

    Murphy & Stanley

  14. Great stories! Someone was really thinking to come up with the idea to hire a border collie to keep the runways clear of birds. It sounds like he was a little too enthusiastic about his job though! BOL
    Like Murphy's Mom, I cannot get my brain around the whole 3D printer thing, I would need to see one too to really understand how it works!
    Jan & the crew, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  15. Wow, those 3D printers are amazing. I can't believe they were able "to print" a beak. I hope Gigi will find a home with a zoo or sanctuary.

    We had a cat that lived to be 20, but 26 WOW!

  16. Great news!! The titanium beak is incredible! We enjoyed all of your stories as always!! We're hoping for a change in Paisley's weather report for the West Coast. We need more rain!!!

  17. They had to rescue an eagle from fishing line here recently. 3D printers are amazing aren't they?

  18. We have been seeing either hawks or eagles and they are beautiful. It is amazing what marvels we can accomplish and help animals.

  19. What fun news this week guys!! Our Daddy is from Traverse City, MI...we will make sure he knows that the runways are safe from geese!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  20. That poor bird. How neat he has a new beak. Thanks for all the news reports.

  21. So many great stories. Love the mime!!!

  22. Wow, that one with the 3d printer beak! What a story!!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!


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