Monday, May 14, 2018

BFTB NETWoof News May 14, 2018

Bentley Basset Hound: Hello and welcome to BFTB NETWoof News. We have put our nose to the ground to fetch you the latest in animal news. Let’s check with my co-anchor for our top story. Pierre?”
Dogs reporting the news
Pierre Westie: “City officials in western South Dakota are changing an ordinance that was passed three years ago. It inadvertently made owning dogs illegal within the city limits. The ordinance’s intent was to ban wild and exotic animals within the city. Domestic dogs are currently considered wild animals under their definition of a wild animal. It also includes coyotes, foxes, and wolves. Cats are excluded from the current ban. A second reading of the newly amended ordinance is scheduled for late May but the Lead Administrator assures everyone that is was an unintentional mistake and dogs are welcome in their city.  
Dogs reporting the BFTB NETWoof News
Bentley: “Here at BFTB News we love to salute our hero K-9s and this week we remember Hank, the chocolate Labrador Retriever. He served in Kuwait with our military as an Explosive Detection Dog. Upon his retirement, he was adopted by a Vietnam veteran where he spent 18 months being loved and enjoying life. Hank succumbed to lung cancer in March.
   Saturday, he was honored with a military funeral including a rifle volley, flag-folding ceremony, taps and even the release of carrier pigeons. He will be the only K9 buried at Battleship Memorial Park near the Alabama War Dogs Memorial. Hank will represent all military working dogs past, present, and future. Thank you for your service and a job well done.”
This is NOT Pawfficer Donut. It is Amos the coolest cat in The Returns adventure.
Pierre: “The Troy, Michigan police force has a new member. Pawfficer Donut raised his right paw to become the official police cat. The ceremony was attended by the police officers including the chief. Pawfficer Donut will raise awareness about animal adoptions and rescues as well as being the face of the police social media accounts. The department issued a Twitter challenge to add a cat to the force if they reached 10,000 followers. We are happy they met their goal. Pawfficer Donut will live with two other cats at fellow officer’s house when he is not on duty.”
Weed Police photo by Thomas Hawk via Flickr
Bentley: “This last story really has us shaking our heads and apparently lit up social media last week. A Macon county official in Illinois who trains police dogs predicted that legalizing marijuana in the state would cause existing K-9s to be euthanized. The claim was quickly blasted as absurd and ridiculous by dog trainers, police forces where pot is legal and animal advocates.
   One can be against the legalization of recreational marijuana but if you ask this reporter, to try to sway voters with outrageous claims of the mass euthanization of police K-9 dogs is what should be criminal.
   Let’s see how our forecast is looking with our very own Weather Lab.”
BFTB NETWoof Weather with dog

Paisley the Weather Lab: “We have a real hodge-podge of weather this week. Let’s start over on the east coast where the Atlantic states’ temperatures will range from warm to mild. Some showers can be expected up in the New England area and it’s going to be muggy with storms down in Florida.
   Here in the gulf coast region, we will have higher temps and could see a few storms rumble through. The southwest will be sunny and hot. Over on the west coast, California can be dreamin’ of a nice week with beautiful weather. Even the Pacific Northwest will be mostly sunny and pleasant. The Plains should look for some scattered showers, but it will be nice later in the week. There could be record heat in parts of the country.
   This is the time of year that storms can pop up with a moment’s notice. Always check your local weather for updates or warnings. Have a sunshiny week no matter where you live.”
Bentley: “That’s a wrap for this week’s BFTB NETWoof News and Weather. We appreciate you stopping by and invite you back each day for more fun stories, reviews, and opinions.
   Later this week we are going to review another tasty treat, share some tips on responsible pet parenting, and a toy that you are going to want for your best friend.
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   Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to grab yourself some happy.”
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  1. oh I hope that law will be changed and dogs are still a pawt of that city... salute and a kiss to Hank we say thank you for all what he did for us and da world...

  2. What? I police cat? I have to protest! Once again, some interesting news we don't find anywhere else! Have a fun week!

  3. How embarrassing for the South Dakota town, but not nearly as much as the bozo brain in Illinois. Egad, where do these people get their silly notions?

  4. Great news report! Ghostwriter says the nursing home where she works used to have a cat on staff. Sammy cat always knew who needed his attention the most. Eventually Sammy retired and one of the physical therapists adopted him.

  5. A police cat? That is an insult to police and to cats!

  6. Amazing news, especially about the police cat ! Purrs

  7. Pawiffcer Donut has cracked us up and delighted us and made us say FINALLY!!
    Pawiffcer Donut you are admired keep up the good work

    Hugs madi and mom

  8. You always have the best and most interesting news
    Hazel & Mabel

  9. Great stories today! We are so impressed to see Donut the kitty on the pawlice force!
    Jakey, Arty & Rosy

  10. Bless Hank, thank you for your service!

  11. Head bow to Hank.....and high paw to Pawiffcer Donut! Kittehs can be good pawciffers too! ( I ain;t chasin' any shmoop up a tree, or on a roof, or in a lake! (yeah, no wet furs for me, remembers? ☺)
    FABulous newscast guys/Paisley!
    Ruby ♥

  12. We love how Hank was honored, and that there is now a cat on the police force! We're just shaking our heads over the SD and Illinois stories though!
    Jan & the crew at Wag 'n Woof Pets

  13. Wagnificent report again!
    3 bum swings! 3 more!

    Nose nudges,
    CEO Olivia


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