Monday, May 21, 2018

BFTB NETWoof News May 21, 2018

Bentley Basset Hound: “Greetings and thank you for joining us this week. BFTB NETWoof News has fetched some important stories so let’s get right to my co-anchor with the top story. Pierre?”
BFTB NETWoof News anchored by two dogs
Lava Photo credit: Creative Commons
Pierre Westie: “We have reported on a variety of rescues in times of natural disasters. Over the past few years, we’ve had stories of floods, fires, hurricanes, mudslides, and tornados. Our top story is a new one for us…lava rescues. The eruption of Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island has forced families to evacuate. Many without their animals.
Rescuers are going into the area and bringing out every species from bunnies and birds to cows and goats. If an evacuee was forced to leave without their pet, the rescue team will take the animal’s name and attempt to return it to the anxious owner. One Red Cross shelter about 25 miles from the volcano is housing over 100 dogs and 30 cats.    
It is always great to see the humanity shown as people risk untold dangers to save animals.”
BFTB NETWoof News reports on hero Bloodhound
Bloodhound Photo Credit: Flickr/Rachel Pasch
Bentley: “I lava happy rescue reunion. For our next report, let me begin by saying, Houston, we have a hero. His name is Ringo and this six-year-old Bloodhound works with the Wallace Pack Unit prison just outside of the Houston area. He is a non-aggressive tracking dog, so he can search for anyone. That includes a little girl who was abducted by her father. Ringo tracked the man and then found the child alongside a road. We are proud of his ‘scent-sational’ work!”
BFTB NETWoof News report on Bobcat Fever
Bobcat Photo Credit: Fickr/TeddyLLovet
Pierre: “We want to make our feline friends aware of a nasty and potentially deadly parasite known as Cytauxzoon felis or Bobcat Fever. It is mostly found in the southeastern United States and veterinarians are currently reporting it in Tennessee. It is believed that bobcats are the natural hosts but is spread to domestic cats by ticks. If your cat goes outdoors, be vigilant about checking for ticks. It just might save their life.”
BFTB NETWoof News reports on wild animals
Bentley: “This upcoming Memorial Day weekend usually signifies the start of summer vacations. Here at BFTB News, we’d like to remind you not to disturb the animals out in nature. Do not try to take selfies or touch them. They are called wild animals for a reason and we don’t want you getting hurt trying to take a selfie with a bear. Seriously, it could be dangerous to you and the animal. Human scent is a no-no in nature.”
BFTB NETWoof Sports
Pierre: “We want to give a shout out to Justify for winning the second leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown. If you watched The Preakness and managed to see through the rain and fog, Justify looked amazing. American Pharoah won it in 2015 but was the first to claim the title since Affirmed in 1978. It is not an easy feat, but we’d love to see Justify make it three in a row.”
USA weather forecast courtesy of Paisley the Weather Lab
Paisley the Weather Lab: “You can bet on rain and fog winning the weather race this week. There will be late rain in the Pacific Northwest and spotty showers across the northern states. New England will be nice but showers and warmer temperatures are forecasted for much of the east coast. Here in the south, we will also have spotty showers while our friends in the southwest should enjoy a sunny and hot week ahead. The middle of our country can expect partly cloudy skies and a nice start but some rain the latter part of the week.
 Bentley: “We appreciate you stopping by today and hope that you join us all week. You’ll be treated to some fun reviews, tips, and laughs as well as a super awesome contest starting on Friday! Believe me, you don’t want to miss this one.
   If you haven’t had a chance to check out Mom’s article on 4Knines about having two dogs, she’d appreciate a visit.
   Have a wonderful week and be sure to grab yourself some happy.”   
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  1. it is great to see how we stay together when such things happen... I wish we always would.... hugs to all helpers and to all who had to leave everything they own behind...

  2. Good work on that tracking hound. It's great when a dog can do good with a born talent! Have a great week!

  3. Great stories this week ....I luffs that peeps are looking out fur the furfriends caught up in that volcano thingy, its very scary fur all concerned
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  4. Thank you for keeping us up to date on all the news!

  5. Thanks for the great news stories!

  6. Great news ! Paws up for the tracking hound ! Purrs

  7. Yikes ticks are the nasty little critters. I'm indoor only but I still get a Revolultion treatment for ticks, skeeter, heartworms every month.
    Mom said to tell you she can nearly repeat every line of The Holiday. She really likes it.
    Hugs madi your bfff
    PS we hope to get our Versatile Blogger post up this week.

  8. Ticks carry so many awful things. I am glad animals affected by the volcano are being helped.

  9. That sure was a bunch of good stories! Those little ticks are evil boogers!

  10. Great newscast, ohhhh the bobcat fever doesn't sound good. Hope all the cats will be ok.

  11. Way to go Ringo! As for Justify...he has one of the best trainers in all of racing. My nephew works for the Preakness organization; he says he's one very talented and gorgeous horse. 🐎

  12. Glad they are trying to save all the animals and reunite them with their owners.
    Hazel & Mabel

  13. Preparing for disaster is so important for both the humans and their pets. I just wrote a post about how to prepare and included a DIY (I am not talented with DIY so if I can do it ANYONE can) BOL! I am so glad there are people and organizations helping save the animals and find their owners.

  14. There has to be nothing more scary than having to evacuate and leave your pets behind. Thank goodness for good people to help!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  15. Furbulous Bark once again my furiends.

    Thank you to all those who have helped in the efforts of rescuing animals of Big Island.
    Yikes! That tick sounds nasty! Good thing my feline siblings are indoor types.
    Wooftastic work Ringo! 3 bum swings! 3 more!
    Good reminder for the humans. They wouldn't like someone approaching them up close with a camera/phone while their busy getting on with the day.

    Nose nudges,
    CEO Olivia


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