Monday, July 16, 2018

BFTB NETWoof News July 16,2018

Bentley Basset Hound: “Hello and welcome to this week’s BFTB NETWoof News. We have a lot of news to cover let’s throw it over to my co-anchor, Pierre.”

Pierre Westie: “I have to admit this is one of my favorite top stories. A senior health center in North County San Diego is using robotic pets to help some of their residents with memory impairment. The program was implemented six months ago when the center bought 12 robotic pets for $100 each.
The pets are helping the patients much like a real dog or cat do by giving them a sense of purpose and love. They also help with loneliness because the residents talk as they hold them. The stuffed dog in the photo is not an actual robot dog.”
Bentley: “Are you an Amazon Prime member? If so, then you can fetch some AMAZING DEALS today on their annual Prime Day. What if you are not a member? You can get a Prime Trial and start saving right away. We use our Prime membership all of the time for free shipping, discounts, television, books, and music. We have an Amazon store where you can purchase or search anything Amazon sells. If you make a purchase through our link, we will receive a small commission. We’d really appreciate if you started your Prime or regular Amazon shopping with us! Prime Day begins at 2:00pm central time.”
Pierre: “A jaguar escaped captivity from the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans. It appears the roof to its habitat was compromised. The big cat caused a lot of damage during his one-hour of freedom. The three-year-old male managed to kill four alpacas, a fox and an emu along with injuring three other animals. Team members were able to tranquilize the cat before any humans were injured. The zoo was closed Saturday but reopened on Sunday except for the jaguar enclosure.”

Bentley: “We love summer but one thing that can put a damper on a good time is a tick. Dogs and cats can pick up ticks in the woods or in their very own backyards. It is important to guard against these little bloodsuckers as they can transmit deadly diseases.
   Now, there is a new warning about an aggressive, exotic East Asian tick. It was first discovered in New Jersey last fall but has now made its way to the Carolinas. The U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed a Longhorned tick on a possum in Polk County, N. Carolina.  
   This is an aggressive biter and can build intense infestations on livestock. The tick can reproduce without a male and a single female can create a localized population. It is suspected of carrying several viral, bacterial, and protozoan agents to livestock. There are no good ticks and this one sounds especially bad!
   Let’s hope our weather won’t be bad this week. How about it, Paisley?”
BFTB NETWoof Weather with Paisley the Weather lab
Paisley the Weather Lab: “Hello y’all! To tell you the truth, there are two types of weather this week across America. You are either going to be hot, hot, hot or wet, wet, wet.
   If you live on the West Coast, it is going to be triple digits so wear sunscreen and be sure to stay hydrated. That advice goes to all of us in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Oklahoma but you need to take the humidity into consideration too.
   It’ll be warm in the north but there will be some relief in the form of showers. New England is the place to be with warm temps and nice days. The storms are heading across the center of the country all the way to the East Coast. Florida will be hot with scattered storms.
   This weather is typical for midsummer but always tune into your local weather stations for updates or warnings in your specific area. Stay safe and enjoy your week.”
Bentley: “Well, that’s it for this week’s BFTB NETWoof news. I understand that some of our favorite sports stars had a great weekend and we are hoping to report on their victories next week.
   Don’t forget to enter for your chance to win our PrideBites car seat cover giveaway. I know you’d love to have your seat protected with a beautiful cover featuring your pet’s name and photo. After all, someone has to win and it might as well be you!
   Mom has another article published on 4Knines this month. She shares 5 Reasons Not to Let the Dogs Out and hopes you’ll stop by to read her thoughts.
   Join us all week for more fun and reviews. Have a wonderful day and be sure to grab yourself some happy.”
News Sources:
Robot Pets  Click here to learn more about Glenbrook and the robotic pet program.
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  1. wow that tick story is scary... we hope there is a spot on soon what helps to keep the new species of blood suckers away from us... we loved the story about the robotic pets a lot ... it is good to help senior peeps in any way...

  2. Ticks need to be eradicated from the planet, asap! Bailie got so sick from a tick disease almost two years ago, and she could have died. She was taking preventatives too, but they are never 100% protection. Madison got her NW1 title yesterday in 100 degree heat in Illinois. She is our sports star at the moment. Have a great week!

  3. Thanks for the reminder of Amazon prime days.

  4. We hate ticks! Yay for the robotic pups!

  5. Ghostwriter says there's a robotic cat at her nursing home. Some people like it and some think it's creepy. We had a so-called storm a couple days ago. Not enough rain to help with the drought. We're always on the lookout for ticks! Blah!

  6. Loula, my human granny and mom to my mom, was in a memory facility. They had a resident dog Cooper a basset mix a resident cat, Remi a gorgeous tabby. Cooper lived with the general population and loved sitting in the activity room where he was king of his domain and official greeter. Remi the cat lived in the memory unit. Such a gentle kitty who loved to sit on the couch in the tv room absorbing lots of love and care from the residents. They made a huge difference with both areas.

    Hugs madi your bfff

  7. Local ticks are naughty little critters, and the news about that new exotic tick is scary ! Purrs

  8. Those robotic aids are a cool strategy for helping impaired patients. What a great idea. As for the weather, I think it's going to be both hot and wet. The good news is autumn is a mere 67 days away. Color me excited! Stay coolant have a great week.

  9. Great stories today! We love that they are using pet robots to help with memory issues and OMD..Mama is so glad she live across the country from those scary ticks!
    Jakey, Arty & Rosy

  10. Grr-eat reporting, doggies! Humans should realize that when you hold up a kitty in a cell for a long length of time, he is going to release all his pent up energy when he gets out! It is not natural for a big kitty to be in captivity. Ticks?! EEK! Mom and the doggie have gotten them before, but than the Heavens that I haven't! Purr purr purr.

  11. We got our tick treatment last week so we are good to go for a while now. Those ticks are relentless. We saw the news about the jaguar - so sad. It will be interesting to learn how he managed to escape.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  12. Ticks are awful. That is sad that the jaguar killed so many creatures.

  13. That is interesting about the robot pets. We got our flea and tick medicine last week.
    Hazel & Mabel

  14. Robotic furiends, wagnificently interesting.
    We have seen them used in animal care; what a pawsome way to help humans with memory issues.
    Dog gone those ticks. HuMom has pulled a couple off me this year already. I go for a lime disease test this month. We're feeling pawsitive that the ticks were removed properly.
    Another pawsome post my furiends!

    Nose nudges,
    CEO Olivia

  15. Ugh - more ticks? Just what we all absolutely do not need! We are getting some much-needed rain today; good thing, I was getting tired of watering the garden. Thank you, Paisley. :)
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets


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