Monday, January 23, 2017

BFTB NETWoof News January 23, 2017

Bentley Basset Hound: “Hello and welcome to BFTB NETWoof News for January 23, 2017. We have fetched some great reports for you so let’s get straight to our top story. Pierre?”
BFTB NETWoof News Top Story on extinct animals

Pierre Westie: “Thank you, Bentley. This story is right out of Jurassic Park. Scientists have made a list of extinct animals that they would like to bring back to life. The key is finding an animal with similar DNA that is still alive. On their list of 25 possibilities, you’ll find the elephant for the wooly mammoth, the Siberian tiger would be used for the Caspian tigers that were lost in the 1960’s and Irish elks whose remains have been dated to around 7,700 years ago have similar genes as the Red deer. Do you think it is a good idea to try and bring back extinct animals?”
BFTB NETWoof News reports on A Dog's Purpose controversy
Bentley: “Did any of the scientists actually see Jurassic Park? Speaking of movies, there was quite an uproar over the new movie, A Dog’s Purpose. A video released to a television station appears to show a German Shepherd being forced into a pool of rushing water. The dog obviously does not want to participate. As of today, the premiere and publicity tour have been postponed while the leaked video is being scrutinized. We will keep you updated.”
BFTB NETWoof News reports on Barnum & Bailey circus closing
Pierre: “The Barnum & Bailey’s circus has announced it is closing after 146 years. Most of the dogs and lions are owned by their handlers and will remain with them. As we reported last year, the circus elephants have already been retired from performing and are living their lives on a reserve. When the Big Top goes down this spring, it will leave dozens of camels, tigers, and horses looking for a place to retire. Although there has been no confirmation on where these animals will relocate, a spokesman for Ringling has said any place will “have to meet their high animal care standards.”
BFTB NETWoof News reports on unusual guard animals
Bentley: “I hope that they are allowed to live where they can roam free without the constraints. None of them are probably looking for jobs but we did find some unusual guard animals. Donkeys, llamas, and alpacas are all being used to protect flocks of sheep. Geese have been standing guard at police stations in rural China because they can distinguish normal noises from anything unusual. Thankfully, it looks like a dog’s job is safe since most people don’t have room for a llama.
   Let’s take a look at this week’s weather forecast with our Weather Lab, Paisley.”
Paisley is BFTB NETWoof News' Weather Lab
Paisley: “I finally have a nicer outlook for most of the country. Both the west and east coasts will have rain the first part of the week but then, the sun will come out and dry things up. Those of you in the north will still experience really cold temperatures and some snow but I’m expecting less than in previous weeks. If you are in the center of the U.S., it will be pretty although high winds will blow through. Down south, you will have sunny skies with temperatures in the upper 70’s. As always, please check your local weather outlets for updates or warnings. I hope that no matter what the weather is where you live that you have a great week. Back to you in the studio, Bentley.”
Bentley: “Thank you, Paisley. We are looking forward to the sunshine.
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  1. Guard geese?? I would says dat's quacktastic, but I guess dat would be more of a duck's job. Honkariffic?

  2. We wish the circus animals a happy retirement. Lady says leave the extinct animals extinct (unless maybe recently extinct because of people).

  3. Mom is sad the circus era is ending, but it had its time and place and is no longer really appropriate. Hopefully the remaining animals and workers will find the right place for the rest of their lives. We are hoping for cold weather and snow. It's been miserable with warm air and rain the past week.

  4. We hope that all the animals have a safe place to go! Happy Monday guys!

  5. That was interesting about the new movie. We think they really New it by forcing the German Shepherd to go in the water. Good report and news
    Lily & Edward

  6. EXCELLENT Report ... We think EXTINCT should STAY extinct... What if they were to start bring back SQUIRRELS there would be 87 BAZILLION of them wrecking Blogville and Creating K-Oss...
    Now the circus animals SHOULD get to go to nice places to live out their lives... BUTT we DO feel Sad about the Circus closing.
    We had Two 60+ ° days...over the weekend.. and LOVED them... we hope that we don't get ANY more Snow this year...

  7. Are they REALLY gonna bring back Tyrannosaurus Rex???? 'cos he's rather BIG you nose and that's one HUGE kennel sumpeep would haf to build!!!! And....just finks of the size that cat flap would haf to be??????
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  8. We're not so sure about bringing back a wooly mammoth but we are excited to see that we have snow in our forecast.

  9. We wish all the circus animals a happy retirement. We don't think that bringing back extinct animals is a good idea (yeah, Jurassic Park... you know... ) Purrs

  10. Well....we do have PROBLEMS with the Front Yard Cats, so we don't want any Sabre Tooth tigers brought back. We don't think they'd fit in our stormwater drains anyway...BOL!

    We're supposed to have a storm today.

  11. We hope all the circus animals will find a good home to retire to
    MR Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  12. It would be kind of cool if they could bring extinct animals back, but we're not sure if it's a good idea or not; especially since they probably wouldn't get to live free like they used to.
    Paisley, could you try to get us some snow instead of useless and messy rain and ice here in the Northeast? :)
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  13. I was thrilled that the circus is ending.

  14. We think it would be super cool to have woolly mammoths around, even dinosaurs, in spite of the movie.

  15. I hopes those circus anipals find some good sanctuaries to lives and be happy. I sure hopes the sun comes out furs can't takes anymore of this rain!!!! ☺
    FABulous newscast, as always!
    Ruby ♥

  16. We have so many Canadian geese there are now border collie patrols to keep them off golf courses. Silly geese have such a good life here they no longer migrate south. We're keeping our fingers crossed that all the animals used at the circus find excellent sanctuaries to care for them the rest of their lives. Great reporting, gang!


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