Monday, June 5, 2017

BFTB NETWoof News June 5 2017

Bentley Basset Hound: “Hello and welcome to this week’s BFTB NETWoof News. We have a lot of great reports so let’s go to Pierre for our top story.”
BFTB NETWoof News reports on the dog flu
Pierre Westie: “Thank you, Bentley. Health officials in Florida have confirmed seven cases of dog flu. I’m sure you remember the outbreak that hit in Chicago back in 2015 that infected almost 1,000 dogs. The H3N2 is a highly contagious virus that can be serious if not treated. Symptoms include loss of appetite, fever, and lethargy. There is a vaccine to protect pets so if you are aware of the virus in your area, please speak with your veterinarian.”

BFTB NETWoof News reports on animal advocates
Bentley: “We are cheering a Connecticut law that allows court-appointed advocates to represent animals in abuse and cruelty cases. There are seven lawyers and a law professor that the state has approved as volunteer advocates. They can do investigative work that many prosecutors don’t have time to pursue. These advocates can also make arguments, write briefs and make recommendations to a judge. Let’s hope that this is the beginning of a new era of animal rights in not only Connecticut but the United States.”
BFTB NETWoof News reports of squirrel thieves
Pierre: “As a journalist, I try to stay impartial to my reports but I have to say that this next story proves my point that some squirrels are just bad to the bone.
   Owners of a small store noticed that candy bars continued to come up missing from their display. In an attempt to catch the thief or thieves, they set up a camera to record that area located by the store’s front door. Sure enough, a gang of squirrels was scurrying in and grabbing the candy before hightailing it out without paying! As far as this reporter knows, no arrests have been made in the incidents. Feel free to watch the blatant thefts on YouTube.”
BFTB NETWoof News report on a cat stuck in 75' elm tree
Bentley: “It is not unusual to see a cat up in a tree Most of the time, they will climb back down and go about their business. That was not the case in Lowell, Massachusetts when a cat was stuck at the top at of 75’ tree. After several days, the Animal League of Boston came to the rescue. A volunteer climbed the giant elm and lured the cat with some wet food on his finger. Once the cat was back on the ground, a family that had been watching agreed to adopt the cat and named him Lucky!
   Let’s check in with Paisley to see if we are going to be lucky with our weather forecast”
BFTB Weather forecast
Paisley: “It doesn’t look too bad this week. There will be late showers in the Pacific Northwest but the west coast will see plenty of sunshine. Northern states will be warming up but the days will be pleasant. The Plains will be sunny but the middle of our country can expect clouds with a chance of storms. Our friends on the east coast will dry out by mid-week. Down south, you can count on more rain with warm temperatures. The Southwest will be hot. As always, I urge you to keep up with the weather in your area for warnings and updates. Back to you in the newsroom, Bentley.”
Bentley: “We are going to need our rain boots if this weather keeps up much longer. Thanks for the report, Paisley.
   On behalf of the BFTB News team, we appreciate you counting on us for your good news each week. We love to start your day with a smile. Join us all week for more fun and a pawsome contest from Dr. Harvey’s. Until next Monday, stay safe and be sure to grab yourself some happy.”
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  1. that is such a wonderful idea they had in connecticut, I'm glad that Ernie the attorney got some colleagues who help our furfriends ;o) we cross our paws that there is a treatment for this dog flu, that is scary to see how this evil flu gremlin runs through a lot of states...

  2. Oh my dog! Squirrels are bad news on so many levels! The nerve to actually steal! We are watching the flu thing carefully. Hopefully it doesn't spread. Have a fun week!

  3. Dog flu!?!? In summer???? that's just wrong on so many levels!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  4. Oh yes, we heard that we have the dog flu down here by us! We are being very careful. And oh, BOL to that squirrel. He is taking all the good candy bars! Have a great week, pals!

  5. Yay for Connecticut! We hope it happens everywhere!

  6. Well done and bravo to all the reporters. Oh dear me what in the world lured that cat up a 75' tree. Geeeeez
    That dog flu was very serious I hope all the pups recover and those well get the vaccine
    Hugs madi and mom

  7. Never heard of dog flu before. Thanks for the heads up.

    The Evil Squirrel Cartel is always reaching new lows. Maybe they need a guard dog to keep them out of that store!

  8. That dog flu is scary. We remember when it happened in Chicago last year
    Lily & Edward

  9. We're with you, Pierre. Squirrels are at the to of our short list, especially after one especially ballsy fella chewed a giant hole in the kitchen window screen and was ready to burglerize us. Little monsters! Grrrr

  10. Love the Connecticut law that allows advocates to represent animals in abuse and cruelty cases.This is long overdue and we hope the idea spreads quickly.

  11. We made sure to get our flu vaccinations, we have had a few cases popping up around here too! Thanks so much for all the good news(and we hope they arrest that squirrel!)!

  12. That dog flu sounds nasty. So far we haven't had it here.

  13. Great news report! We are glad you are setting the record straight on squirrels and how devious they can be. Let Paisley know that we are going into a heat wave here and they are talking triple digits this week!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  14. "Gang of squirrels" heeheehee! That was the best story, thanks for the laugh!!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  15. Oh no! Stay safe and healthy! I have a post coming up about the dog flu. Looks like I can't post it fast enough. ~Rascal and Rocco

  16. them dang squirrels!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  17. I hope they get the dog flu under control. Glad they saved the kitty in the tree.

  18. Another wooftastic report,

    Nose nudges,
    CEO Olivia


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