Monday, June 13, 2016

BTFB NETWoof News June 13, 2016

Bentley: “Welcome to BFTB NETWoof News where we fetch all of the good animal news that you might have missed. I am Bentley Basset and I’m joined at the news desk by our Weather Lab Paisley and my co-anchor Pierre the Westie who has this week’s top story. Pierre?”
boy and dog
Pierre: “Thanks, Bentley. This week’s top story is just what the world needs and it happened here in Louisiana. A couple was reviewing their security footage when they noticed something unusual happening each day. A young boy was coming onto their property to give their Black Lab, Dutchess a hug. After posting the video on Facebook, they quickly discovered the “hugging bandit” was a young neighbor. Little Josh’s own dog had recently gone to the Rainbow Bridge and any dog lover knows there are times when nothing but a dog’s hug will do. You can view the heartwarming video here. The good news is that the boy and Dutchess no longer have to sneak their hugs and Josh’s mom has promised a new pup is in his future.”
BFTB NETWoof News with Sherman and Mr. Peabody in the background

Bentley: “Being a hugger by nature I can understand the need to share the love. As many of you know, we ‘talk’ through our mom all of the time. She gets most of what we are telling on the money. Still, there are times when I really want to express myself. It could happen thanks to a research team at the Georgia Institute of Technology. They have developed a vest that allows dogs to respond to their humans. The vest is equipped with sensors the dog can use to send text messages to a smartphone. This is important because up until now a dog could only signal to alert their handler of a bomb, an impending seizure, or any type of danger. This new technology will make it possible for the dog to respond if a bomb is live or not as well as give service dogs more input into their human’s problems. How cool it would be if I could tell Mom exactly where I itch and what I want for dinner? Technology ROCKS!”
BFTB NETWoof News with selfies wildlife in the background

Pierre: “I agree that technology can be a wonderful thing as long as it is used responsibly. The problem comes about when humans abuse their newfound gadgets. Many animals are being harassed in their natural habitat by people trying to take selfies. The animals don’t know why humans are turning their backs and making duck faces into a smartphone. Did you know if you try to get close to a seal pup for a cute selfie, your encounter could make the mother seal feel threatened and cause her to abandon her pups? It is not only dangerous to the animals; humans can be injured or killed trying to snap the ultimate selfie with a bear, bison, or tiger. Ten minutes of internet fame is not worth it for people or the animals. Just don’t do it.”
BFTB NETWoof News with a cat in a box in background

Bentley: “There are some things that are just too dangerous and a little common sense can go a long way. I want our cat parents to pay close attention to this last story. A couple of months ago the pet parents of a gorgeous Siamese cat boxed up some DVDs to send from their home in Cornwall to Worthing, West Sussex. You can image the surprise of the box’s recipient when they opened the parcel and along with the DVDs their box contained one very lucky, but hungry and thirsty Siamese cat. The person immediately contacted the RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals). Once again, thanks to a microchip, they were able to contact the frantic owners. They had been searching for their missing feline and putting up posters around the neighborhood. Needless to say, they were ecstatic to get their best friend back. I am sure they’ll double check before ever sealing up another parcel!”
 Bentley: “Wow! I knew cats loved boxes, but I never realized how dangerous that it could be for them. Hopefully, our weather won’t pose any danger this week. How about it, Paisley?”
BFTB NETWoof Weather
Paisley: “It could be raining cats and dogs in the eastern U.S. but I don’t see as many weather woes as we experienced last week. The northwest will see some rain as will the Gulf Coast states. The center of the country will be hot so remember to stay hydrated and protect your dog’s paws from the hot concrete. Arizona and Nevada will have their normal high dry heat in the triple digits. It will be nice along the California coastline. Here on the Bayou and in Texas it will be muggy and hot. Our friends in the north will enjoy warm temps and the sunshine. No matter what the weather, enjoy your week and make your own sunshine!”
Bentley: “Thank you for joining us for another BFTB NETWoof News. We would appreciate it if you’d howl about our newscast to your friends and co-workers. You know, share the good news to people that need it. While we seldom focus on sad human news, we would like to send our love, thoughts, and prayers to the people of Orlando, Florida in the midst of the senseless and tragic devastation that took place over the weekend. We are in a desperate need of more love and less hatred in our country and world. Our week is going to be full of great information, products and fun and you can be sure that you don’t miss a single post by subscribing to our blog via Blogger or Feedburner. Remember that if you see a story that you think we should know about, contact us at We might just have a Barking from the Bayou bandana as our way of saying ‘thanks!’ Thanks to our reader Allen in New York City for the talking dog story. Your bandana is on its way! We wish all of you a wonderful week and don’t forget to grab yourself some happy.”
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  1. I mean, I luv boxes and all, but I don't think I'd want to be mailed in one!

  2. Oh I hope so much that Josh gets a new friend soon... and I hope even when he has a new friend I will hug Dutches from time to time too :o)

  3. Poor little boy must miss his pup terribly..what a lovely story...and like Easy i hope when he gets a new friend maybe the two pups can be friends too! ..and the news about being able to communicate better sounds amazing...and hey we know where that Tech that we have been there :) Loves Fozziemum and keep up the good news stories guys :) xxx

  4. Thanks for the news you guys! I now have my paws crossed that I can send my cat bro Bert off in a package. I think I have just the right box and he would then be out of our furs! Well, okay, maybe he would be missed after all. I will not send him off as a parcel. Have a great week!

  5. We saw that story on the news about the little boy and we sure hope that his mom changes her mind! That little boy really NEEDS a dog!! I hope he also will continue to stop by and hug the neighbor's dog too!

  6. Oh my goodness, the story of the Little biy hugging the neighbor dog is so sweet! The kids love to hug Icy during our therapy visits.
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  7. we saw the little boy video too - kind of sad they want to make him wait but such is.

  8. So much in the news lately, wow! I had not heard about the cat who traveled in a box. That poor kitty must have been famished! I am so glad it was reunited with its owner.

  9. Thank you for sharing some good news and getting our minds off the awful stuff that happened over the weekend. I kept hearing about the little boy hugging the dog video but never actually got to see it.
    Congrats on your 2nd article, I read it when I was at work today (I'll go back to leave a comment too), great job!
    Jan & the crew at Wag 'n Woof Pets

  10. I'm not sure I want four spoiled demanding dogs talking to me. OK they really aren't spoiled or demanding, but they could become that with the right technology.

  11. We saw the story about the little boy - that was sweet. We have had several episodes lately in Yellowstone Park of people getting too close to the wildlife - it is a shame
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & mabel

  12. We gots our feets up and reading all your news
    Lily & Edward

  13. There sure is a lot going on in pet news today! I'm glad that the Siamese kitty in the box of DVDs is okay. That would be crazy. I'm glad to hear that the little boy is getting a dog of his own too. We all need a pet to hug. :)
    -Purrs from your friends at

  14. How nice of Dutchess to let the boy visit him each day for hugs.

  15. 3 bum swings! 3 more! I love the BFTB NETWoof News! It's Wooftastic!
    Thank you for sharing Josh & Dutchess' tale; it's a pawsome story.

    Hmm, a communicating vest, that could work for me.

    Paisley's weather report is spot on! Good work!

    Humans need to think before they selfie snap.

    Oh, my dog! I will have to tell Dot Dot (my feline sibling) to be careful. She loves boxes & she's had enough close calls in her short life.

    Thanks Bentley, Pierre & Paisley for another great report!
    Nose nudges,
    CEO Olivia

  16. Just loved that video of the boy hugging the dog.


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