Monday, September 18, 2017

BFTB NETWoof News September 18, 2017

Bentley Basset Hound: “Welcome to BFTB NETWoof News for the week of September 18, 2017. We have some fun reports for to put a smile on your face today. Let’s get to our top story with my co-anchor, Pierre.”
BFTB NETWoof News reports on Highland calf

Pierre Westie: “Our first story is about an aww-inspiring one about a Highland calf named James. When he was born, he didn’t know how to nurse so it was necessary to bottle-feed him. Adam and Emily, the couple who own the Happy Hens and Highland Farm where James was born decided to bring him indoors for the first two weeks of his life. He got along great with their dogs and became quite the cuddle calf. They soon discovered that his furry belly was hiding the fact that his navel did not close and there was an infection. The vets suggested James be put to sleep but Adam and Emily refused. They put him in the yard with the chickens instead of with the other calves for fear he would be bullied. They decided to buy two more orphaned calves to be his friend and moved them all to the regular pasture.    The three of them are best friends and now the other calves want to hang out with the cool calves. The couple doesn’t eat their cattle but sell them for pets or as cow lawnmowers!”
BFTB NETWoof News reports on seal rescue
Seal photo via Creative Commons
Bentley: “I guess that you could say that was a very mooo-ving report. It goes perfectly with my story of a seal that was also abandoned by its mother. The female grey seal pup named Morwenna was found on a beach in the U.K. Her rescuers took her to the indoor hospital at the Seal Sanctuary in Gweek. She is being fed every four hours and has begun to enjoy fish soup. When she is big enough to feed herself, Morweena will be moved to the outside nursery pools.”
BFTB NETWoof News reports on saving sea turtles after hurricanes
Sea Turtles photo credit:
Pierre: “Hurricanes Irma and Jose displaced more than humans. Sea turtle nests were destroyed up and down the east coast. Over 1500 babies were displaced and zoo workers in Florida rushed to saved them as they were washed up by the tides. Each one has been documented and appears healthy. We thank the tireless work of the volunteers that saved them.”
BFTB NETWoof News reports on selling rescues in pet stores
Bentley: “It has been wonderful to see so many people helping their fellow humans and all of the animals affected by these horrible hurricanes.
   I am happy to announce that California lawmakers have passed a bill requiring all pet stores to only sell dogs, cats and rabbits from rescues or shelters. The bill is headed for the governor’s desk where he is expected to sign it. More than 30 counties and cities in California already require pet stores to sell rescues.
   There are many major cities now requiring pet stores to sell rescues. This is a huge blow to the countless cruel puppy mills that operate under the guise of legitimate breeders. We strongly urge you to avoid buying a puppy or kitten from a pet store or flea market unless they are guaranteed rescues. It is time to end the epidemic of puppy mills.
   Let’s check in with our very own Weather Lab for this week’s forecast.”
BFTB NETWoof Weather Lab Paisley
Paisley the Weather Lab: “Thanks guys! I am happy to say that we are out of the direct line of any hurricanes this week. Jose will make its way along the east coast but remain out in the Atlantic. People can expect high surf and life-threatening rip currents along portions of the coast so don’t plan on going to the beach this week. The east coast will have some isolated showers and storms because of Jose. We still have a few tropical depressions that we are keeping an eye on but they are not expected to hit the U.S. I don’t know about you, but I am ready to say good-bye to this year’s hurricane season!
   Scattered storms and showers are forecasted for most of our northern states and a good chunk of the center of the country. California and the western states will be sunny and warm. Here in the south we can count on hot days with a few spotty storms. The good news for Florida is mostly sunny skies so they can begin to dry.
   Remember that weather can change quickly and it is important to stay tuned to your local weather stations for updates or warnings. I hope y’all have a terrific week no matter what your weather.”
Bentley: That’s it for this week’s news. I hope that we brighten your day! Please share our link via the tweet below or any other social media so we can spread the good news. We all need a reason to smile these days.
   It is going to be a fun week here on the Bayou so drop by each day to see what is happening. Everything we do is for you, our readers. Take care and be sure to grab yourself some happy!
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  1. yay for James and Adam&Emily who rescued his life ;o)

  2. What a great story about that cow. My mom loves cows and if they weren't so big and could be house trained, I bet she would have one!

  3. So happy to hear about laws being passed to sell rescues at pet stores instead of puppy mill dogs!

  4. What wonderful stories today - every single one of them!

  5. What a great collection of stories this morning! So much heartwarming and good news, always a great way to start out our Monday. ♥
    Jan & the crew at Wag n Woof Pets

  6. We are happy about the pet store law but pet stores in our city already sell only rescues. We loved your stories about humans helping animals

  7. That was a great report! Ghostwriter says she saw some sea turtle nests on the beach the last time she visited Jessy and Dan and Miss Charlee in Boca Raton. There were signs by them that said disturbing a nest is a crime and you could be arrested for it.

  8. What a wonderful story about the calf ! And we're doing a happy dance for the new law requiring the pet stores to only sell animals from rescues or shelters. Purrs

  9. Wonderful stories today. We really like that new law in CA to only sell rescues in the pet stores!
    Hazel & Mabel

  10. More great news this week. And we are with Paisley...enough with the hurricanes already! Have a pawsome week.

  11. James' story touched our hearts!!
    Thank you
    Hugs madi and mom

  12. Made us smile this morning....all those animals being helped. We were worried that James might be eaten....SHE says SHE could never eat anything SHE named.

  13. Your news each week always makes me smile! Thank you!

  14. Great news guys! Yes, I loves that our State has taken the action to make it a law. Our county make it a law years ago, butts I am glads its the whole state now! I hopes it will spread. I wish I could have a cow in the house....
    Ruby ♥

  15. We loved hearing about all the great sea life being helped!!
    Jakey & Arty

  16. Those poor sea turtles, glad someone is helping them. Never heard about the pet store selling law, what a great law, hope it passes


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