Monday, March 14, 2016

BFTB NETWoof Dog News March 14, 2016

Bentley: “Welcome to this week’s BFTB NETWoof News. I’m Bentley, your newshound extraordinaire. Joining me at the news desk is my co-anchor Pierre and the best little Weather Lab on the Bayou, Paisley. We had quite a week here in Louisiana with the weather. We are hoping that this week will bring some Luck ‘o the Irish our way in the form of some sunshine. Pierre, what’s our top story?”
BFTB NETWoof Dog News desk with dog anchors and top story
Heat-sensing photo via~National Police Air Service Wattisham

Pierre: “We decided to start off with a couple of examples that prove how amazingly faithful dog are to their humans. Our top story took place in Suffolk, U.K. where a 67-year-old man took a short cut that ended up almost costing him his life. He and his dog were walking when they came upon a muddy area. After his initial test for stability, he decided to chance it. Bad move! The man began to sink and soon became stuck in the mucky goo. As it became obvious that there was no escaping, his dog lay down beside him and refused to leave. After being missing for over 7 hours, the police were able to locate the man and his faithful companion using a helicopter with heat-sensing technology. I’m happy to report that the man and his dog are now safe.”
Bentley: “You can never judge a mud puddle from the top. You know that we always try to report the good news and sometimes in order to do that, we have to report the bad along with it. That is the case with this next story. A father and son in Chile were driving when they noticed a dog attempting to keep its head above the sticky mess of a tar pit. They immediately stopped and called for help. The pup was rescued and taken to a local shelter where he was cleaned and examined. It is believed that someone intentionally put the dog in the tar pit to die. The little dog was hungry and dehydrated but will survive. The good news in this story is the dad and son rescuers have decided to adopt the dog. Isn’t that tar-rific?”
BFTB NETWoof dog news anchor desk with Iditarod on screen
Iditarod photo via Newsy
Pierre: Sometimes we have to worry about the depths of human depravity. This next story is one that we debated sharing but since we reported on the Iditarod last week, we felt it was our obligation to share it. An intoxicated man on a snowmobile drove past two of the sledding teams at approximately 80-90 m.p.h. intentionally attacking them. He never slowed down as his snowmobile struck and killed one dog and injured several others. A criminal investigation is underway. The teams will continue on with the race. Racers and spectators are left shaking their heads at the senseless act of violence.”
Bentley: “As always, we like to share the happier side of life and this is the story of another hero dog. This wonderful black lab is not just a service dog but a beloved family pet. He is credited with saving his boy’s life. The 7-year-old child suffers from type 1 diabetes and the dog is trained to alert the family if his sugar levels are too high or low. It was in the middle of the night when the dog, Jedi woke the mom and continued to hound her. She went to check on her son and the monitor said his levels were fine. Jedi could not be swayed. He continued to give his bow signal until Mom checked the boy’s levels with a finger prick. Sure enough, the monitor was wrong. She was able to give her son a shot to regulate his sugar levels. Now that is what I call a best friend!”
BFTB NETWOof Dog News anchor desk with dog reporters and penguin on background
Penguin photo via TV Globo
Pierre: “Speaking for best friends, this last story is about an unusual friendship between a man and a penguin. It began 5 years ago when Joao Pereira de Souza discovered a penguin soaked in oil on a beach in Brazil. He took the bird home, cleaned it up and force-fed it fish. When the penguin, who he named JinJing, was feeling better, he returned him to the water. JinJing took a drink and came back to his friend. He has stayed with him ever since although he does occasionally disappear during mating season. When JinJing returns, he greets his human best friend by snuggling his neck and giving him a hoot! I think we should ask if we can have a pet penguin. They sound awesome best friends.”
BFTB NETWoof Dog News Weather with weather map

Paisley: “I can’t get a penguin because I am getting a human sister next month for a best friend. I’ll have my paws full helping with her. She will be more fun than a penguin and I’m sure that you’ll get to play with her too. Hopefully, we will all get to do some playing this week after the incredible flooding. Our city was the top of the national news each day last week. We ended up getting almost 20” in some areas and thousands of folks were evacuated. I’m happy to report that most of the flood waters are receding and we will have several days of sunny weather. That will help. Our rains are traveling to the northeast during the first part of the week, but we aren’t expecting the same flooding situations. Over in the northwest, you can expect some scattered showers. California will be mostly sunny and warm. A lot of the country will have to tend with some breezy weather which will help cool off the air and clear out the rain. Overall, we are looking pretty good for the week ahead. Please remember all of our friends that experienced the terrible floods. Bentley, back to you.”
Bentley: “You are a ray of sunshine this morning, Paisley. On behalf of the BFTB NETWoof News crew, we thank you for joining us for this week’s dog news. Be sure to tell your friends about us. I want to give a shout-out to our friend Dexter and his mom, Carol Bryant at Fidose of Reality. She reviewed our book series, The Returns, and Showstoppers last week. You can enter to win autographed copies of both books by visiting her post, Two Books for Dog Lovers of the Highest Order.’  We have more great stories ready to share this week so don’t miss a single day. Remember to wear something green on Thursday since it will be St. Patrick’s Day. You don’t want anyone pinching you. Enjoy your day and be sure to grab yourself some happy!”
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  1. We had some sunshine so hopefully it'll be comin to y'all too!

    Pierre, did ya see dat a westie won Crufts?? #westiesarethebesties

  2. Dogs are so faithful! Loved the stories! Thanks for such a great report!

  3. How did you hear about the doggie in the UK when I didn't?????
    Too busy worrying about the budget over here
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  4. I really shouldn't be awake at this time (4 am PST) I must get to bed (for a few hours) but saw the news report was out and had to see it before bed!! Thank you for some heartwarming stories to sleep to! It makes up for my not getting to read my next chapter of Showstoppers before bed!! Hopefully they find the evil snowmobile man!!

  5. We were heartbroken on Saturday when we heard about the sled dog incident. Just horrific and they guy has the nerve to say he is sorry but he was drunk. That is simply not an excuse. Poor dogs and mushers!

  6. Gee, it's too bad no one thought of saying they were drunk after trying to kill people and dogs on purpose. That is such great excuse. But then he was sorry. We think there is a lot more to the story.

  7. I'm so sad that the sled team was attacked by this man... and I'm so sorry that some people know no limit :o((( ... but I'm glad the man and the dog who landed in the mud are both ok and at home again...

  8. I had NOT heard about the Iditarod team being attacked. Oh my...that is outrageous! I sure hope they find whoever did it and they get what's coming to them. I did hear about the penguin and the makes us want a penguin too but I fear it would be too hot here in Florida. BOL

  9. We hope that CRAZED man spends a long time IN JAIL... and we think that he should spend it in a cell filled with Dog POOP... the poor sled team... they must have felt Terrible.

    We are glad to hear that the waters are going down.

  10. Wow, you guys do the bestest broadcasts! I'm so glad the tar pooch has a great furever home now and kudos to hero Jedi. Mom loves that name. BOL. OMD, now she wants a penguin pet too. shesh. Thanks for the news today, my furiends!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Police Commish

  11. That heat-sensing technology story was completely pawsome! Thank you for starting my day out with a smile with some heart-warming stories.

  12. I'm so devastated about the Iditarod incident, that lunatic attacked 2 teams and killed the lead dog of one of the teams. He was a beautiful dog named Nash. I was at the Iditarod race start last week so this one really hit home.
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  13. WE were angry and sad when we heard about the sled dogs. We heard the guy was arrested
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & mabel

  14. I'm so devastated about the Iditarod incident, that lunatic attacked 2 teams and killed the lead dog of one of the teams. He was a beautiful dog named Nash. I was at the Iditarod race start last week so this one really hit home.
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  15. What a story about the man and his dog
    Lily & Edward

  16. One of the teams attacked at the Iditarod was from our state...that whole thing was just awful!
    We'll focus on the good news you shared the penguin story and Jedi the service dog. It always amazes me what dogs can do.
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  17. Now that you mention it, we don't have any penguin furends in Blogville! Great newscast!

    Keep Calm & Bark On!

    Murphy & Stanley

  18. The sled dog incident is horrible!!! So sad!!!
    As always, great news report! :)

  19. Dog verses diabetes monitor ~ why don't you know us dogs are more intelligent than machines. Lee's last Scot, Half Pence, always knew when her ANA for Lupus were on the rise and alert her by putting his body on her arm and stomach. Leee would always go to her hematologist and find she needed an infusion. Yep Half Pence was always right.
    But I, Sweet Wills, don't have that ability.
    Thanks for the news
    Sweet William The Scot

  20. It just broke our hearts when we heard about that senseless and cruel Iditarod tragedy

  21. Pawsome reporting Bentley & Pierre. You're my #1 News site!
    CEO Olivia

  22. Great stories! A new sister next month for paisley how wonderful, time sure went fast.


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