Monday, July 10, 2017

BFTB NETWoof News July 10, 2017

Bentley Basset Hound: “Greetings and welcome to another week of BFTB NETWoof News. We have fetched the best news from around the world to start your week with a smile. What is our top story, Pierre?”
BFTB NETWoof News story of the arrest of four duck for loitering.
Pierre Westie: “This story quacked us up! Four ducks were ‘arrested’ in Great Bend, Pennsylvania on the Fourth of July. The troublemakers were charged with loitering in front of a local gas station. The group was enjoying handouts from the station’s customers and didn’t seem to be in any hurry to waddle away. They were returned to their owners and are once again content to swim in their pond.”
BFTB NETWoof News report on baby squirrels
Bentley: “I am sure they thought their goose was cooked! The police have really had their hands full with animals this week. An officer in Illinois took his car into to have the headlight replaced and was surprised when the mechanic called him back to the shop. He had discovered an intricate nest in the cruiser’s wheel well. It was a shock to see the nest was home to a family of squirrels! The deputy knew he needed to get the babies back to where their mother could find them so he carefully placed them in a box and set it where the car is usually parked. It took a couple of hours but the mom showed up to take care of her little ones.”
BFTB NETWoof News on Houston's Animal Shelter
Pierre: “I think those squirrels will probably run into the law again. You know how mischievous tree rats can be when they grow up.
   Houston, we have a problem! Like most shelters, the Houston area is seeing a huge increase in puppies being surrendered. The Harris County Animal Shelter took in our five dozen puppies in one hour last week. After a plea for help, the community rallied and by Saturday afternoon most of the nearly every cage with a puppy or kitten in it had a ‘pending’ sign on it.
   As with most shelters, the older dogs and cats have a more difficult time finding forever homes. The shelter is hoping many of those will be able to go to foster homes. If you are thinking about becoming a foster parent to an older dog or cat, please contact your local shelter. 
BFTB NETWoof News on the history of cats
Bentley: “Speaking of old, did you know that recent studies suggest cats began spending time with humans about 10,000 years ago. Researchers have discovered ancient cats moved from the eastern Mediterranean Sea from Egypt to Turkey and Iraq. It is believed the cats showed up when the first farmers began growing crops to chase the rats that preyed on the freshly grown grain. It is not known exactly when cats became domesticated but they have been found buried with humans 9,500 years ago.
   Cats were worshiped and treated as royalty in ancient Egypt. They were buried with kings and Pharaohs. They were even mummified just like their royal humans. I think we’ve all heard the joke that cats have not forgotten this fact!
   Let’s check in with Paisley for the weather forecast before I get in trouble with my feline friends.
BFTB NETWoof Weather with Paisley the Weather Lab
Paisley the Weather Lab: “Hello from deep in the heart of Texas! I am loving my new home and enjoying the sunshine in my backyard although the air conditioning feels mighty fine too. I am still working on my blog post about our big move but it should be ready in a few days.
   Your weather for the week is typical for summer. It will be sunny here in the south and California. Along the Gulf, you could see some scattered storms so be careful. Florida will be warm and muggy but along the East Coast, you might also see scattered storms. Actually, there could be storms in the northeast and the great plains. It will be hot in the middle of the country from Minnesota on down. The Pacific Northwest will be mild most of the week. They will see some lower temperatures which I know they will appreciate. As always, stay tuned to your local stations in the event of bad weather for updates and warnings.”
Bentley: “I am sure hoping that our thunderstorms are over for a while. It has been way too noisy for me lately. Thanks for the forecast, Paisley.
   On behalf of the BFTB News team, we appreciate you trusting us for the good news. It would be great if you’d share us on your social media. I mean, everyone needs a break from all the bad news out there.
   We have some great reviews this week and some fun things planned so if you miss a day, you miss a lot! Have a wonderful day and be sure to grab yourself some happy.”
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  1. I hope there is a foster home or furever home for the pups of houston... and I love the duck tales!!!

  2. Awww, now that is a very sweet Squirrel story
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  3. These are some wild stories this week! The ducks just quacked me up too. So many pets being surrendered to shelters in Spring & Summer and so many pets get lost every 4th of July. Now's a great time to adopt if you can, and fostering saves lives!
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  4. We can't imagine worshiping cats...they are for chasing

  5. The Evil Squirrel Cartel set up their winter headquarters in our shed once. What a mess and stench they made!

    We hope all those puppies get adopted.

  6. We don't like all the thunderstorms we have been having either Bentley! Hope it quiets down for all of us!

  7. Paws crossed for all shelter pups and kitties, be they young or old.

  8. That crazy weather sure could be scary. That story quaked us up too. Those silly ducks
    Lily & Edward

  9. I remind mom of this fact daily! A
    "Cats were worshiped and treated as royalty in ancient Egypt. They were buried with kings and Pharaohs. They were even mummified just like their royal humans. I think we’ve all heard the joke that cats have not forgotten this fact!" And we cats have staff not owners.
    Sincerely Madi(son) D Cat

  10. Those squirrels were very lucky ! And it's true, we cats were worshiped and we never forgot it (ask Claire...) ! Purrs

  11. Thank you! You made my day. HUGS.

  12. Ducks, squirrels, cats, puppies...a very comprehensive report. We're happy those puppies have maybe found homes, but we with people would spay their animals....

  13. I'm going out of my furs imagining squirrels actually inside my car! Oh my dog! The nerve of those tree rats!

  14. My goodness! those squirrel babies survived the ride!!!
    Hazel & Mabel

  15. Excellent newscast, very pawfessional. We were kinda shocked about those squirrels!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  16. Yours is the only news I read anymore.

  17. Your news is a whole lot more uplifting than the World News! We will stick with you!!

  18. Great stories! I sure hope none of our chickens ever wander off and get arrested! :)
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  19. Another week of uplifting stories!! We especially like that the residents of Harris County came to the aid of so many babies!!
    Jakey & Arty


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