Monday, June 4, 2018

BFTB NETWoof News June 4, 2018

Bentley Basset Hound: “Hello and welcome to another pawsome week at BFTB NETWoof News. I am your ace reporter, Bentley and along with my co-anchor Pierre and our Weather Lab Paisley, we have fetched some of the best pet news around. Let’s get right to our top story.”
BFTB NETWoof News desk with two dogs reporting
Pierre Westie: “The Aloft Orlando Downtown hotel has partnered with Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando to help find adoptive homes for shelter pets. It is the first hotel foster program in Orlando as it joins only a handful of similar programs across the country.
   Mavis is the first dog in residence and will live mostly in a dog house specially built to look like the hotel. There is a 30” tall etched-glass dog run so hotel guests and visitors can interact. There is also a sign-up sheet to take Mavis out for walks. She does have a private kennel out of public view where she sleeps at night. Once she is adopted, another lucky adoptable dog will move to the Aloft. I think it is a great idea and hope Mavis gets a forever home soon.”
BFTB NETWoof News desk. Two dogs reporting
Woman hugging cat photo credit: Sage Ross
Bentley: “We want to warn wish all of our feline friends Happy International Hug a Cat Day. That means cats around the world will be subjected to unwanted loving hugs from their humans. This day is also the kick-off to Pet Appreciation Week. As we like to say here on The Bayou…let the spoiling begin!”
Pierre: “I'm going to start this next report with the simple truth; squirrels are trouble. Believe me, I have had my share of squirrel problems, but all our squirrels run up trees. That is not what happened to the Great Pyrenees named Jack in Tennessee.
   A squirrel was running around in Jack’s backyard so like any good boy, he gave chase. The squirrel ran into a dark hole at the edge of the property, so the big dog followed. It turns out that the hole was actually a long narrow culvert pipe that runs under their driveway and Jack was hopelessly stuck in it.
   The rescue ended up involving the volunteer fire department, a backhoe, pickaxe, chainsaw, and a bunch of human strength! He had gotten himself into quite a bad situation. They dug up trees and moved earth but finally were able to get close enough for one of the volunteers to grab Jack’s bottom and pull him to freedom.
   The report doesn’t say but I feel certain the squirrel was nearby laughing hysterically.”
 Bentley: “A recent survey by TD Ameritrade found that millennials (people born after 1981) spend a lot of money on their pets. The survey involved 1,519 Americans ages 21–37 and of those, 72% own pets with 67% considering them their furbabies.
   Dog parents spend an average of $1,285 annually on their furry child while cat purrents spend around $915. They also expect to spend more on their pets during its lifetime than they do their own health care costs. More than 11% of those surveyed said they would spend $10,000 to treat a sick pet.    
   That is a lot of money, but we are so worth it! My mom says she thinks baby boomers would have the same response.”
Paisley the Weather Lab: “That last story is good news for me since my humans are millennials!
   Speaking of good news, the weather looks pretty nice this week. It is going to feel like summer is bursting out all over! Here in the southern states, we will be seeing high temperatures. A few could be recording-breaking highs so make sure you and your pets stay hydrated. That goes for the southwest and California coast too.
   If you live in the Pacific Northwest, it should be mild and cloudy. Across the northern states, the weather will be warm with a few scattered showers. The Plains are going to feel warm and breezy. The heat could bring storms to Tennessee later in the week. As for the east coast, you can plan on short sleeves as you are looking at some warm and muggy days.”
Bentley: “That’s a wrap for the first week of June. We always appreciate you stopping by and hope to see and hear from you all week.
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   On behalf of the BFTB News team, have a great day and be sure to grab yourself some happy.”
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  1. oh I'm so glad it ended well for Jack... and I send a big hug to all feline furriends of da world...

  2. Squirrels are such PAINS! Happy Hug a Kitty Day!

  3. That is a totally true squirrel story. They would be there laughing as the poor pup was stuck since they love to tease and make fun of us. Naughty squirrels! Have a good week, and I will try to be a bit nicer to my kitties this week.

  4. Yikes poor Jack...the rule of thumb with a cat is if his/her head fits so will his/her body...not so true for Jack...dang stupid squirrel.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  5. Love starting a week out with your news! Thank you!

  6. It looks like "squirrels" sound like "troubles" ! Purrs

  7. What a pawsome event Aloft Orlando is offering! I hope Mavis finds her fur-ever home soon so another pup can move into the cool digs. What a terrific idea. Lots of people in hotels need a cute puppy fix when they are traveling. Sounds like a win, win to us.

  8. Wow, we didn't know about your big news report - pawesome!!!

    We are doing our best to get those squirrels evicted from the trees in our yard.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  9. Glad they were able to rescue the dog! Dang those squirrels
    Hazel & Mabel

  10. I'm always telling Luke no good can come from chasing squirrels! That hotel adoption idea is awesome. Hug your cat day? I didn't know....but Sam is going to be cursing you boys for telling me in just about 5 minutes....LOL.
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  11. We are with you, there is probably a squirrel out there still laughing at poor Jack!!
    Arty, Jakey & Rosy

  12. Those darn squirrels are evil.

  13. You knows my feelings abouts tree rats! Evil critters with thumbs tryin' to take over the worlds! I do my bestest to keep them away, I am glads I haven't gotten myself in that kind of predicament yets! If Jack wants me to gives that squirrel the SHAKEY SHAKEY, just lets me know....
    Ruby ♥

  14. Good news reports! I hope that squirrel never returns to that yard! Poor doggie!

    We saw a video recently about a doggie, who was pregnant, that got buried alive under a brick staircase because the builders couldn't be bothered to get her out of there. Very distressing! Fortunately a good person got her out of there when he heard her whining.

  15. SQUIRRELS!!!
    Dog gone it! they do cause a good dog problems.

    Dot & Jerry Underfoot loved their hugs :)

    The Hotel Foster Program is a wagnificent idea!
    3 bum swings! 3 more!

    Nose nudges,
    CEO Olivia


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