Monday, May 2, 2016

BFTB NETWoof News May 2, 2016 #DogNews

Bentley: “This is BFTB NETWoof News for the first week of May 2016. I’m Bentley Basset, your hound with a nose on the ground. Joining me at the anchor desk are my co-anchor, Pierre Westie, and the best little Weather Lab on the bayou, Paisley. For our top story, let me turn it over to Pierre.”
BFTB NETWoof News set with German Shepherd and firefighters on backscreen
GSD Rescue Photo Credit~ Inside Edition
Pierre: “As we come on the air, a German Shepherd is being hailed a hero after leading firemen through thick smoke to his family’s two and four-year-old children that were trapped in a raging home fire. The parents and both children are hospitalized with conditions ranging from stable to critical. Maxx, the dog is being treated for smoke inhalation at his veterinarian’s office. We are sending our best wishes to all of them.”
BFTB NETWoof News with dog and hummingbird on back screen
Dog and Hummer photo credit ~Ed Gernon YouTube
Bentley: “It’s a great week for hero pooches. An adopted dog named Rex was walking with his human when they discovered a hummingbird on the ground covered with ants. The man thought the bird was dead, but Rex wouldn’t leave. Sure enough, it was still alive. They took the tiny bird home and gently nursed it back to health. It is now healthy and in love with his rescuer, Rex. The hummingbird known as Hummer; stays close by the dog at all times and takes dips in his water bowl!”
BFTB NETWoof News set with Ringling Bros. elephant's trunk on back screen
Elephant Photo Credit ~ Carol Gruzy/The Washington Post/Getty Images
Pierre: “That is so cool. The hummers in our backyard never want to hang out with me. This next story puts a smile on my face and a wag in my tail. Ringling Bros. circus has officially retired its elephant act! The elephants have been part of their circus for many years. As humans learn the emotional toll it takes on the gentle giants to be chained and forced to perform, attitudes toward the circus act changed. The elephants will be sent to Ringling’s 200-acre Center for Elephant Conservation in Florida. Now, if they will reconsider the lions, tigers and camels they use in the performances, that’d be great.”
BFTB NETWoof News set with lion being released from captivity on back screen
Lion Photo Credit ~ Themba Hadebe/AP
Bentley: “Speaking of lions, thirty-three were rescued from circuses in Colombia and Peru. They were airlifted to a wildlife sanctuary in South Africa. Animal Defenders International, the group that organized the project says it is the largest airlift of lions in history. Many of the big cats have been declawed and have broken teeth. They will be provided food and water at their new home since they cannot hunt for themselves. Hopefully, both the elephants and lions will be able to enjoy the rest of their lives. Paisley, are we going to enjoy this week’s weather?”
BFTB NETWoof Weather Lab with forecast map in back screen

Paisley: “It will be an improvement over last week for most of the country. The west coast will be nice with a few clouds but the northwest corner will have some scattered showers. The northern states will finally feel some warmer temperatures with sunshine. Over in the northeast, there will be scattered rainfall and that rain will trickle down along the coastal states. They will also have cooler temps. Here in the south, we will be sweating in the humid upper 80’s along with a few showers early in the week. The center of the U.S. can expect some winds with warmer temperatures. By the way, my new baby is growing and could not be any cuter. I’m a terrific big sister too.”
Bentley: “Thanks for the weather forecast and the update on your baby sister. On behalf of the entire BFTB news crew, we want to wish everyone a very happy National Pet Week. Whether your best friend has feathers, fins, or fur we hope that you get to spend some quality time together. It is going to be a great week here on Barking from the Bayou so be sure that you drop back each day. We will see you here again next Monday for more good news. Until then, don’t forget to grab yourself some happy!”
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  1. WELL DONE to Maxx, what a hero!
    The weather is improving here as well, finally seeing the temperatures rising, woohoo!!!!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  2. Awesome job Maxx! A hero indeed!! We had a VERY rainy, dreary Sunday, and probably more of that today...hoping to see some improvement as the week goes on!

  3. POTP to Maxx, I hope for a speedy recovers from that smoke... and yay for Rex, that was pawsome to recue HUmmer :o)

  4. Excellent news report! I was so happy to hear both the elephants and lions stories. I am glad they will be able to live peacefully now. Happy Monday, pals!

  5. Kudos to Maxx and Rex. They are a great example of real heroes, and we're with you on the circus animal thing. Here's wishing you all a very happy National Pet Week!

  6. There was always something sad about those magnificent elephants doing silly tricks. We're glad to hear the news.

  7. What a great mix of news this week!! We hope Maxx and his peeps get better real soon!!
    Dory Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  8. I enjoyed your news- especially that elephants are no longer part of the circus.

  9. Great newscast - thank you for including the wildlife news :) The hummingbird story is so cool. We're sharing your hot Southern weather this week!

  10. OMD OMD OMD the stories about MAXX and REX are Xtrodinary... we love them BOTH... they are TRUE heroes FUR SURE... We had not heard either story and are SOOOOOO happy that you told us about it HERE. WE love Monday!!!

  11. Loads of great animal stories today! We are looking forward to a fantastic week of weather in our neck of the woods!

  12. Thank you for all the interesting news stuff
    Lily & Edward

  13. Such a good week of news!! Yay for Maxx and Rex and I am so excited about the elephants from the circus. And the tigers!! I have some things to write about this and am so happy when people realize animals have rights and need respect!!

  14. Wow, Max and Rexx are two amazing hero dogs! Maybe is has something to do with their names ending in 'X' Hmmmm?? We have Hummingbirds in our yard too, I love seeing them around the flowers every morning. I'm so happy circus' are finally starting to feel the pressure to be more humane. Something's got to give on that front.
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  15. we're SO glad the elephants are no longer "gainfully employed" *cough*cough*

  16. So much great news this week (love the hummingbird story especially!) - even the weather! We're not thrilled that it's been rainy and cool here but we really needed the rain and things should really start turning green soon.
    Have a great week, gang!
    Jan & the crew at Wag 'n Woof Pets

  17. This is the kind of news I like to see. And it's National Pet Week? Wonder what fabulous things my humans have in store for me? Thanks for the update!


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