Monday, October 10, 2016

BFTB NETWoof News October 10 2016

Bentley: “Hello and welcome to this week’s BFTB NETWoof News. I’m Bentley Basset and joining me at the news desk is my co-anchor, Pierre. We are excited for the first live remote with our Weather Lab Paisley somewhere is Washington. Let’s get things rolling with our top story.”
BFTB NETWoof News Top Story: Montreal has suspended its ban on Pit Bull dogs
Pierre: “I am happy to report that Montreal has put an indefinite suspension to their Breed Specific Legislation/Pit Bull Ban. The Montreal S.P.C.A. has filed a lawsuit claiming the ban is worded so vaguely that it puts all dogs with big heads at risk. It is also worth noting that the dog attack that left a woman dead and began this action is listed on its paperwork as a Boxer, not a Pit Bull. We hope that the ban is ruled unconstitutional and pet parents can continue to love the dogs of their choice.”

BFTB NETWoof News Pug hero story
Bentley: “That is very good news. Our next story comes to us from our friends at the Idaho Pug Ranch. This is a tale (tail) of true heroism from a brave Pug named Jaxson. The eleven-year-old is credited with saving his family’s home and lives. He alerted them to a fire by barking at sparks coming from an electrical outlet and the power strip that was plugged into it. The city of Meridian bestowed it's Hometown Hero Award for outstanding bravery to Jaxson. He is the first animal to receive this prestigious recognition for demonstrating courage, compassion, character, initiative, and responsibility! We salute Jaxson and send a big thank you to our friends Bailey, Hazel, Mable and their mom for this feel-good report.
BFTB NETWoof News shares the story of LSU mascot Mike the Tiger VI and cancer
Pierre: “Heroes come in all shapes, sizes and breeds! Our next story is sad but we wanted to share the news that our favorite team mascot, Mike the Tiger, is losing his brave battle with the evil cancer monster. He has been treated for spindle cell sarcoma for several months but the tumor near his nose has continued to grow. The latest scans show cancer has spread to other parts of Mike’s body. He will continue to be monitored and will be helped over the Rainbow Bridge before he is allowed to suffer. LSU tiger mascots are adopted from big cat rescues and are given excellent care through the veterinary program at the university. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mike.”
BFTB NETWoof News on rapamycin in the treatment of aging dogs
Bentley: “Sniff, sniff. Cancer is such a horrible disease. We did read about a new drug that could extend the lives of dogs and humans. It is known as rapamycin and over a decade of research shows if can make rats live up to 60% longer! Scientists are now testing it as an anti-aging drug. The drug was discovered nearly 50 years ago in soil collected from Easter Island. They have been studying the drug in a Canadian lab and has shown real promise. Researchers at University of Washington’s Dog Aging Project have given rapamycin to 16 dogs and observed images of their hearts. They started functioning better; like a more youthful heart according to Matt Kaeberlein, co-director of the project at the university. The drug is currently used as a cancer treatment and the long-term side effects on dogs have yet to be determined. The program is going to continue with plans to include 150 dogs in the study. What do you think? Would you give rapamycin to your aging dog? Let us know in the comments.”
Pierre: “I plan on living forever and so far so good! It's time to try our new live remote. How is life in the Pacific northwest, Paisley?”
BFTB NETWoof Weather live from the Pacific Northwest
Paisley: “Hiya, guys! I can hear you loud and clear. We love it up here so far. Everything smells different and it is much cooler than down on the bayou. We visited Olympia and the Puget Sound this week. It was such fun! The east coast hasn’t had much fun over the past few days but there is good news on the horizon. First, Hurricane Matthew decided not to revisit Florida and second, the sun has decided to make a return and help dry everything drenched by the rambunctious Matthew. The temps will be dropping to the 30’s in the north with a possibility of snow in Montana. Most of the country will have mild weather ranging from the 40’s in the northern states to the lower 90’s in the southwestern states. It will be pleasant in the mid-section of U.S. all the way down to the bayous of Louisiana. By the way, apples grow everywhere around here and they smell drool-worthy.”
Bentley: “That sounds terrific, Paisley. We are so happy for you and for our spiffy new remote weather station. It is going to be another fun-filled week around here so be sure to drop by each day. We have a special Halloween treat Tuesday and one of us has a brand new bed to brag about on Thursday. Join us for laughs each Monday through Friday and tell your friends to stop by and say 'hey' too. From the newshounds at Barking from the Bayou, have a wonderful week and be sure to grab yourself some happy.”
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  1. YAY for Jaxson...pugs may be small butt they have the heart of a lion :o) I'm glad the officials of montreal changed their mind... one little step in the right direction :O)

  2. We always love checking out what is happening with the news! We had heard about that new drug that is supposed to extend lives. Wouldn't that be the BEST?? We have decided we would like to move to the Pacific Northwest...even though we have never been there! It looks really nice there and mama would like the in...NOT HOT and HUMID!! Happy Monday guys!!

  3. Those Pugs are pawsome pups!!!! Well done Jaxson!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  4. Congratulations to the hero Pug! Awesome job! Sorry to hear about Mike. We know the "C" is a terrible thing and we hope he can continue to be treated and do alright for a while at least. Have a fun week. We have a lot going on up here the rest of the month, so I'm trying to rest a lot! You better live forever, Bentley, I'm counting on it!

  5. Great stories! We are sorry to hear about Mike the tiger. He has the same type of cancer that our Sheba has, so we hope he can fight on like she has and keep going for a while!
    Jan, Wag n Woof Pets

  6. You always post the most interesting stories!

  7. Thanks for telling Jaxsons's story! we are proud of our fellow pug.
    it is sad about Mike - cancer is not nice
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  8. Those are great news ! And we're glad you didn't suffer from Matthew ; we're not very good at US geography, and we thought Louisiana was closer to Florida before checking the US map. Purrs

  9. As residence of Quebec, the province Montreal is in (it is a couple hours from us) we were thrilled to hear they lifted their ban.
    Glad you didn't have to face Matthew.

  10. What a hero Jaxson is for alerting his family to that fire and WAHOO to Montreal suspending the proposed BSL!!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  11. Wow Paisley has a really nice new weather station!!! Love the good news reporting!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  12. As always another great news cast. It sounds like Paisley and her family are settling in well.

  13. FABulous newscast guys..and gurl! BOL I loves that Pug! WoooHooo! Sorry to hears about Mike the Tiger. Cancer SUCKS!!!! And it is most FABulous news that our neighbors to the North came to their senses! Banning any breed is just crazy talk! Would I take a drug to make me lives longer?? YOu betcha!
    Ruby ♥

  14. Yeah for Montreal! Love the new weather desk!

  15. Another fine broadcast, guys. The PNW weather desk looks pawfect! So sorry about the news on your team mascot. We will keep "Mike" in our thoughts and prayers.
    We were super pleased at the temporary ban of the ban. Hopefully those knuckleheaded council members in Montreal will realize how dumb that idea was.
    It'll be interesting to see how the long term trials progress in the drug study. Fingers crossed; we could all use good news on the cancer treatment front.


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