Monday, January 9, 2017

BFTB NETWoof News January 9, 2017

Bentley Basset Hound: “Hello and welcome to this week’s BFTB NETWoof News for January 9, 2017. We have kept our nose to the ground and fetched some good reports for you. What is our top story, Pierre?”
BFTB NETWoof News top story of cat saving family from house fire
Pierre Westie: “You know that everyone loves a hero so we actually have two tales of heroes this week. Since we enjoy sharing the best of animal stories, our choice for the top story is about a cat that is credited with saving his family from a mobile home fire. There were no working smoke detectors in the Washington single-wide but their cat woke them up. All three people and the cat made it out in time. That is what I call a purr-fect hero.”

BFTB NETWoof News report on Persian Cat with 5 pounds of excess hair
Bentley: “This story is a great reminder for everyone to check their smoke detectors today. We want to thank our Weather Lab Paisley’s dad for that report. Speaking of cats, this next story is sad but has a happy ending. Sinbad, a nine-year-old Persian cat was found in the home of an elderly man who could not take care of him. A utility worker reported the cat after seeing its poor condition. The poor cat had over 5 pounds of matted fur making moving difficult. The gentleman surrendered Sinbad and the rescue shaved all of the excess fur off immediately. Once he was free of the mats, Sinbad proved to be a very loving cat. He was placed in foster care but quickly stole his foster dad’s heart. This is a terrific foster failure for Sinbad.”
BFTB NETWoof News about mail carrier helping senior dog with a ramp.
Pierre: “That could have been considered our second hero report for the week. It is always important to speak up if you see an animal being neglected. We chose a mailman as our other hero and I think that you’ll agree. This Boulder, Colorado mail carrier befriended an elderly dog on his route. The two greeted each other daily for several years. Tashi is a 14-year-old Lab. As she has aged, climbing the stairs to greet her friend has become a struggle. Her people would have to carry her and when you’re talking about a 70-pound dog, that’s no small feat. Imagine their surprise when the postal worker stopped by on his day off to install a ramp for Tashi. He had built it for his own dog who had since crossed the Rainbow Bridge. Isn’t that a great example of being a hero?”
BFTB NETWoof News on Guinness Book of World Record's tallest dog
Bentley: “Do you think we have misjudged our mailman all of these years? After all, he does deliver us some delicious treats. I’m going to have to give this some more thought. Our last story is about a Guinness World Record holder named Freddy. This Great Dane has been declared the tallest dog in the world. He is almost 8 feet tall when he stands on his hind legs and tips the scales at 196 pounds! His human says Freddy was the runt of the litter but has made up for it. She spends around $15,500 each year on food and explains that Freddy’s favorite treat is an entire roasted chicken. What do you think about that, Paisley?”
BFTB NETWoof Weather forecast with our Weather Lab Paisley
Paisley the Weather Lab: “That is one great big Great Dane! Can you imagine sharing a bed with Freddy? Some of our readers in the north might need a dog or cat to snuggle with this week because it is going to continue being very cold and snowy. It will be cool and rainy here in the Pacific Northwest and rain is forecasted along the western coast. I know California residents need the rain but I want to warn them of possible flooding and mudslides. Utah and Colorado will have more snow but it will be mostly rain from Oklahoma to the east coast. The good news is that much of the country will have some sunny days mixed in with the inclement weather. The southern states will warm-up from the frigid temperatures that you have been experiencing over the past few days. As you know, temperature changes are usually preceded by showers so expect some rain later this week. Stay tuned to your local weather for updates and warnings. Be sure to bring your pets inside when the temperatures drop.”
Bentley: “Great forecast and advice, Paisley. We wanted to share a link to a video that Mom made with Dave Berman for Laughter Yoga. You can see her best impressions of Pierre and yours truly. We are not responsible for her actions! This is going to be another fun week on the Bayou so stop by to visit all week. We appreciate you joining us today and would love you to share our news on your social media. Until next Monday, stay awesome and go grab yourself some happy.”
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  1. You have some great hero stories! Have a pawsome week and always remember to change those smoke detector batteries and get a CO2 detector too!

  2. I'm with you... we have to check that detectors, just to have them is not enough... we dealt with a co-warner last week, this beast screamed like a banshee... we needed two hours till we found the instruction... it said the batteries were empty LOL

  3. You all sniffed out some great news stories this week! I love the story about the mailman putting in the ramp for his dog friend on his route. Now that is just a warm-you-up story! Happy Monday, pals!

  4. That mailman story was my favorite! What a nice person to even think of doing that for the family and Tashi. :)

  5. Great stories. It amazes me how many don't have working smoke detectors, it should be top priority. Glad that kitty rescued the family.

  6. OMD OMC OMC & OMMM Two CATS and a Mail Man... all HEROES??? Just as we have always said... don't judge a FUREND by his Furs or Uniform... Cats and Mail Peeps CAN BE and ARE super...
    BRAVO to those three HEROES...
    We think the Weather has gone to the Squirrels... BUTT we LOVE your Repawting of all that is GOOD in the News...

  7. We will still bark at our mailman. We think he wants to steal our stuff.

  8. An entire chicken for a treat?? OMD! We can't imagine such a giant doggie! Great news!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  9. Now that was different. Your mom is brave. She must be used to being interviewed.

    We have been blessed with good mail carriers here.

  10. We love starting on our week with your report! Have a great week!

  11. We totally love foster fails! Living fairly close to Boulder, I can attest to the kindest of many postal workers in the area. What a sweet gesture. As for the 196 lb. Great Dane, I think they are actually called "Quarter horses" when they reach that size! LOL Here's to a week full of pawsome stories!

  12. What a nice mailman! We know a great dane named Raven and boy is he big doggy!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  13. What great stories! It's always hard to choose a favorite but we love the mailman one.
    We are definitely doing some snuggling here in the Northeast this week!
    Jan & the crew at Wag 'n Woof Pets

  14. We have a maillady but I bark at her just the same.
    Your Furend
    Louis Dog Armstrong

  15. Poor cat ! Over 5 pounds of matted fur, that sounds awful ! Angel Isis and Angel Hercule were Persians cats, they really need to be groomed every day. Purrs

  16. Such heartwarming stories! I cannot believe that trailer didn't have working smoke detectors! How horrible, they're lucky the cat was smart enough to save them. I love that story about the mail carrier, I saw that one on the news. What a great mailman!
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them


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