Monday, April 23, 2018

BFTB NETWoof News April 23, 2018

Bentley Basset Hound: “Hello and welcome to BFTB NETWoof News and weather for the week of April 23, 2018. It has been a busy week for news so let’s go to my co-anchor for our top story. Pierre?”
BFTB NETWoof Dog News television set
Pierre Westie: “There are not many words that strike fear into the hearts of pet parents more than cancer. That is what a family in England expected when they took Maisy, their 8-year-old St. Bernard, in to have a mass removed from her spleen and to find out why her stomach was unusually full.
   Imagine their surprise and relief when the veterinarian informed them after the surgery that the mass was four stuffed teddy bears! The toys belonged to the family’s Chihuahua and Maisy was apparently playing keep away from its little friend. She has recovered and is doing fine. Hopefully, she won’t be BEARY hungry again!”
BFTB NETWoof News television set about a cat
Bentley: “Let that serve as a lesson to you about trying to kill and eat my stuffies. It can be hazardous to your health.
   Did you know that Disneyland® is home to approximately two dozen feral cats? The cats have been given free rein of the park since they were evicted from the Sleeping Beauty castle back in 1955. The cats that live on the grounds today are not part of the concerted effort to control the rodent population, but we feel certain they earn their keep. The ‘Cats Members’ as they are known is looked over by a team of Disney employees and are spayed and neutered to prevent overpopulation.
   Although they are mostly hidden among the lush landscape of the Disneyland grounds, if you look very closely you might just spy one of the lucky felines. Of course, visitors are urged not to interact with the cats since they are feral.”
BFTB NETWoof News team with photo of them flying plane behind
Pierre: “I bet they make Mickey and Minnie pretty nervous! Speaking of nervous, if you are trying to get your pet on an Alaska Airline flight as an emotional support pet, you had better make sure they are the real deal. The airline already requires a letter from a mental health professional and a health certificate for the animal. Beginning on May 1, you will also need a signed affidavit stating your animal is trained to behave in public and you are responsible for their actions. All this information must be submitted 48 hours before your flight.
   This all stems from the trouble with people bringing ‘fake’ emotional support pets on flights. There have been reports of passengers and flight attendants being bit and uncontrolled animals running up and down the aisles. It’s a shame that the airlines must resort to this extra paperwork but as long as humans try to skirt the law, we all pay the price.”
Bentley: “I’ll just keep my paws on the ground. You know we like to bring you feel-good stories and this last one is truly aww-inspiring. 
   A 17-year-old Blue Heeler is considered a hero after following a 3-year-old girl into the mountains when she wandered away from her grandmother’s home. Although partially blind and hard of hearing, Max stayed close by the toddler and was able to hear her granny’s voice the next morning, ran to get her attention. The girl was found with only minor scrapes. Max is now an honorary police dog in Queensland, Australia.
   Paisley, you know what it’s like to keep up with a toddler. It’s not an easy job, is it?”
Paisley the Weather Lab: “Awww! That is such a sweet report. My little sister just turned two and she can wear me out! Of course, I wouldn’t think twice about staying outside overnight to protect her either. It’s what any good dog would do!
   Hopefully, all the dogs and cats will be inside this week since there is a lot of rain in our forecast. We have showers in the north with mild temperatures. It will remain cold and breezy in the mountain states. The Idaho Pug Ranch could have had snow over the weekend, but it looks like our friends at My GBGV Life in Minnesota are finally feeling more spring-like temperatures in the 60’s.
   The entire east coast will have rain or scattered showers with thunderstorms down in Florida. The south is expecting isolated showers and a few storms while the middle of the country won’t get wet until midweek.
   If you live the southwest, you can break out the sunscreen because you are in for some warm and sunny days. The west coast should be nice from California all the way up to Washington!  
   Tell me in the comments what the weather is doing in your neck of the woods. As always, stay tuned to your local weather for any warnings or updates.”
Bentley: “It’s that time of year where the weather can be very unpredictable. Who could imagine snow at the end of April?
   We hope that you have entered for a chance to win Pierre’s birthday sweepstakes. Don’t forget to get your daily free points by visiting our Party on the Bayou post. *You can also click on the photo above. Some lucky reader will win, and we hope that it’s you.
   This week is going to be fun with reviews, memes and more excitement than you can shake a tail at. Please invite your friends and join us each day.
   On behalf of the BFTB NETWoof News team, stay safe and be sure to grab yourself some happy.
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  1. omg 4 teddy bears? wow.... I think The King would think twice to sing his teddy bear song to that pup LOL

  2. FOUR stuffies????? That is amazing! I bet the VETman's face was a picture when he found those
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  3. Lots of heart warming news today! Hard to believe a week ago we were shoveling our 17 inches of snow and today we will have a high in the 60's. It feels like spring has finally arrived. Have a great week, and thank you for the mention!

  4. Bravo for Max and at 17! That is just amazing!

  5. Thanks for the stories. My Jessy human who lives in S. Florida says there are lots of feral cats living in her neighborhood. Once there was a chicken wandering around. You would think the cats would have made fast work of that chicken, but it turned out the chicken was terrorizing the cats!

  6. OMCs Mom told me a lady she worked with had 2 St. Bernard's and mom has seen the size of their mouths. If they could catch ME they could probably swallow me but I'm faster than greased lightning. Thank goodness Maisy is okey dokey now.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  7. Paws up for Max ! Senior dogs rock ! Purrs

  8. It's amazing - and scary - what some dogs will eat sometimes! We're so glad Maisy was OK.
    We are finally getting spring here in New England, with two whole days of blue skies, sunshine and temps above 60 degrees!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  9. We actually has a beautiful spring weekend! Chillier today but we think that spring is finally here! (knock on wood)
    Hazel & Mabel

  10. How awesome that some cats are getting to call Disneyland their home. Thanks for another great collection of stories this week!
    Jakey, Arty & Rosy

  11. So much news, I like the cats at disneyland!!


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