Monday, January 16, 2017

BFTB NETWoof News January 16 2017

Bentley Basset Hound: “Hello and welcome to BFTB NETWoof News for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 16, 2017. We hope that you are having a terrific day. As always, we have fetched the news you won’t find on other media outlets. My co-anchor Pierre Westie has our top story.”
BFTB NETWoof News top story of elderly woman reunited with her pup
Pierre Westie: “It was a crazy week for animals in the news but we have narrowed down our favorites. The top story will make you believe in happy endings.
   A year ago a woman in South Carolina adopted a small dog only hours after it was surrendered due to his owner of seven years being put into a nursing facility. Everything was great with Tippy, who she renamed Eddie, until his new owner’s mom broke her hip and had to recoup in a convalescent home. When she became depressed, the daughter thought it would cheer her up to see Eddie. Of course, a visit from the pup brought joy and snuggles to his grandmom. When she asked for more pain medication, the daughter took Eddie and went to find a nurse. That was when she heard someone say, “Tippy?”  She turned around only to realize that she was looking at the lady who had to surrender her beloved dog. The tears flowed at the incredible reunion. Eddie’s new mom says he now has two moms and will continue to bring him to visit the woman who loved him first.”
BFTB NETWoof News about woman sleeping with python.
Bentley: “Awww, that is so sweet. Now I wonder why I didn’t report that feel-good story instead of this one. It is anything but sweet although it serves as an important warning. We all know people that love to sleep with their pets. That includes a lady that enjoyed cuddling with her python. As incredible as it seems, she loved having it curl from her head to toe each night. After noticing the snake had quit eating, she took it to the veterinarian. The vet checked the snake out and didn’t find anything wrong. Once he questioned the owner about its living conditions, she readily explained how the snake sleeps with her each night. Imagine her surprise when it was explained the python had stopped eating in anticipation of a huge meal…her! Let’s hope that the snake is now cuddling in a cage at night. That just gives me the creeps!”
BFTB NETWoof News report on a cougar attacking a dog and human punching the cougar.
Pierre: “You wouldn’t catch me sleeping with a snake. *Shudder* To clear your mind of that slithery image, let me direct you to this story. A man in Canada stopped at a fast food restaurant with his two dogs to meet a friend. He let the dogs out to sniff around and relieve themselves. It was only a few seconds before he heard one of the dogs yelping. He immediately ran to see what was wrong. To his surprise, he saw another animal on top of his dog. Thinking it was a coyote, he punched the animal in the head. Once it released the dog and began to back up, the man realized he had just punched a cougar. Instead of cowering, he continued to swing and holler at the animal. Luckily, both the dog and the man were okay. The cougar was later found by officials and put down as a precaution. Do you think Mom would punch a cougar for us?”
BFTB NETWoof News report on a opossum and a cat's strange encounter.
Bentley: “I’m sure that she would give it her best shot. As you know, we try to include news for our feline friends and they are going to love this one! A tiny ringtail possum in Australia decided a cat would make a good parent for him. The little possum had become separated from its mother and climbed onto the back of the cat for warmth and security. Oscar the cat was very gentle and didn’t harm the baby. The fire department rescued the possum that has since been placed with a caregiver until it is old enough to survive on its own. I’m sure Oscar is keeping an eye on his surroundings to avoid another hitchhiker.
   Now let’s check in with our very awesome Weather Lab. What is in our forecast, Paisley?”
BFTB NETWoof weather forecast from our Weather Lab dog
Paisley: “It is another week of mixed-up weather. The west coast will have more rain so everyone needs to prepare for that. When California gets too much rain too quickly, flooding and landslides may occur. Our northern states will remain cold and snowy along with the Great Plains. The center of the U.S. will be cold and breezy the first part of the week but will slightly warm as the week progresses. Southern states will experience rain and temperatures in the 70’s. If you are on the east coast, you will also need your umbrellas throughout the week. Always check with your local weather reports for updates and warnings. No matter what the weather is in your area, smile and carry some sunshine in your heart. Back to you on the Bayou, Bentley.”
Bentley: “Terrific job as always, Paisley. Before we sign off, Pierre and I wanted to ask our girls Emma and Bailie to join us for Kits, Kritters & K9s Day K-oss in Blogville. We have sent our photos to their mom and hope you girls will too. Visit Murphy and Stanley for the address.
   We really appreciate everyone joining us today and would love for you to share our news with your friends on social media. Join us each day this week for more fun, laughs and ways to become a better pet parent. Stay safe out there and be sure to grab yourself some happy.”
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  1. You have mom squirming in her seat! Sleeping with a snake is just wrong!

  2. that was a super touching story... and now Tippy/Eddie has two moms, how great...... a snake in a bed... the mama ran away while reading... if you see her please send her back... it's lunchtime :o)

  3. What a sweet story about the grammas and their now shared dog. How great for everyone! Bailie and I would love to go with you! We will have to get our photographer to send over some photos! Love you boys!

  4. Awwww, Tippy/Eddie shows just how faithful and briming over wiv luffs us furry ones are!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  5. Sleeping with a snake!? No thanks!!!!

  6. We think snakes are our friends but that story creeped us out.

  7. Oh my goodness, this week's news had me tearing up (the reunion story), cringing (the python story-that is crazy), and laughing (punching the cougar) and smiling (the possum's chosen cat mom). Thank you as always Melissa!

  8. Happy MLK Day. Sleeping with a python snake??? Yikes, what is wrong with people? But I have to say, 'Eddie's' story made my heart sing. 💕

  9. We enjoyed these stories very much! Especially the first one. Pets should be encouraged in nursing homes. There was a resident cat named Sammy at ghostwriter's nursing home, until he retired. He was never replaced. Too bad. Everyone loved having Sammy around!

  10. OMD! that snake story was too creepy BOL! silly lady. Eddies story was special!
    MR Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  11. That first story is so heart warming! How great the Tippy gets to see his first mommy now too.

  12. We just love that Tippy/Eddie has two Moms, what a great story!!

    Sheesh....I can't believe we are going to get MORE rain!!

  13. The first story made me smile! The snake story made me squirm. The puma story made me very sad - for the puma - I wish he could have been relocated instead of killed for acting like the predator he is. And the possum story made me glad for that poor baby animal that it was saved. So I think your news broadcast can accurately be promoted as "ALL the feels!" Great post and news I didn't see anywhere else :)

  14. The first story is so beautiful ! And we're glad the little possum found help after being "rescued" by Oscar. Purrs

  15. Thank you for always including a feline story. I loved the first story too, very sweet.


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