Monday, September 17, 2018

BFTB NETWoof News September 17, 2018

Bentley Basset Hound: “Hello and welcome once again to BFTB NETWoof News. Our thoughts are with those feeling the effects of Hurricane Florence. Paisley will have a storm update in our weather segment. What is our top story this week, Pierre?”
Pierre Westie: “We are starting off with a report on the wild horses that call North Carolina’s Outer Banks their home. Many feared the storm could take its toll on these beautiful animals. We are happy to report that the Cape Hatteras National Seashore posted on social media Saturday to say all the ponies on Ocracoke Island were safe. The Corella Wild Horse Fund has posted several photos of the wild Colonial Spanish Mustangs enjoying an overcast breeze along with some green grass in their water-soaked field.
   That is very good news, but we weren’t too worried. Those animals have survived for hundreds of years on the island. They know what they are doing out there.”
BFTB NETWoof News set
Bentley: “This next story is going to shock many of you. I know we were surprised when we came across it. Believe me, it creeps us out to tell y’all this but it is something everyone should be aware of and take the appropriate action.
   Did you know that the practice of killing dogs and cats for food is still LEGAL in 44 states here in America? I know, right? Well, finally The House passed legislation that would outlaw the slaughter of dogs and cats for human consumption. It is one of the few things both sides of the aisle have agreed on this term.
   The bill makes it against the law to knowingly slaughter, transport, possess, buy, sell or donate dogs or cats for human food. Violators would be fined up to $5,000. Let’s hope the Senate will pass the Dog and Cat Meal Trade Prohibition Act before they adjourn for the fall. Feel free to contact your senator and let them know how you feel about this bill. Personally, we can’t believe it is not already a law on the books. We condemn other countries for their dog meat trade and here it is still legal in our own country. Talk about throwing stones while living in a glass house!"
BFTB NETWoof News on dog-friendly work places
Pierre: “Most pet parents kiss their dog goodbye each morning when they leave for work and don’t see them again until they return home at the end of the day. That’s not the case at these pawsome companies where employees are encouraged to bring their pups to work.
   Here is a list of the top 20 dog-friendly places to work. Some of these only pertain to the headquarters for obvious reasons.
•Amazon •Ticketmaster •Atlantic Health (hospitals) •Facebook •Addepar (investment baking) • •Dogster •Autodesk •Ben & Jerry’s •Activision Blizzard (video games) •Workday (software) •VMWare •Brewdog •Etsy • •Mars
•Kabbage (tech) •Kimpton (hotels) •Build-A-Bear •Google
Bentley: “I think we should definitely add BFTB News to that list. If you can take your pet to work, let us know in the comments.
   Our last story is the kind that makes us proud to be dogs. In June, a young hearing-impaired woman headed out on the adventure of a lifetime. Little did she know what fate had in store for her as she packed her bags and an emergency tracker device and took off for the Chugach State Park close to Anchorage, Alaska.
   On her second day of the trip, her walking sticks broke, and she plunged down 700 feet landing on a snow-covered slope. When she opened her eyes, the first thing she thought she saw was a wolf. Luckily, it turned out to be a white Husky named Nanook who had come to her rescue. He helped her back to a trail where she set up her tent. Nanook stood guard all night.
   The next morning, the two set out walking until they came to a swiftly moving river. She tried crossing it two times but on the second attempt, she fell into the water. Nanook saved her again by dragging her out by her backpack. She was so cold that she curled up in a sleeping bag to prevent hypothermia. The husky began licking her face and he continued until she remembered the tracking device. She quickly activated it and Alaskan State Troopers arrived on helicopters after pinpointing her location. It took a few hours but Nanook stayed close by.
   When the rescuers heard how Nanook had been such a hero, one of them insisted on returning the dog to its owner in person. He was stunned to discover what Nanook had done because he was never trained to do any of those things! Nanook has now been fitted with a tracking device too.
   Let’s check in with our trained weather reporter Paisley. How’s it looking out there?”
Paisley the Weather Lab: “It has been a busy weekend of weather! Hurricane Florence made landfall as only a category 1 but the water it has dumped on the Carolinas is incredible. As you know, I was here in Houston for last year’s Hurricane Harvey so I know how scary it is to watch the water rise as the rain continues to pour. North Carolina has so far borne the brunt of the storm’s wrath with 30+” of rain causing new river flood records. Twenty rivers will be at flood stage by today. According to, 18 trillion gallons of rain will fall over the Carolinas, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Maryland. That is a lot of water, my friends. Please stay safe and if you come to a flooded street...retreat!
   The east coast will be muggy while the south is expecting more scattered and isolated storms. It’ll be nice along the West Coast and for most of the center of the country. Our northern friends will have some storms but should enjoy a relatively nice week.
   Always check with your local stations for updates and warnings. Have a wonderful week and be sure to play with your dogs and cats. We need it as much as you.”
Bentley: “That’s a wrap for BFTB NETWoof News. We hope you stop by every day because we have some great things planned. You will discover some tasty treats and even have a chance to win some! We will also introduce you to the newest food sensation from Dr. Harvey’s. This week’s Pet Parade (Wednesday, September 19) is your OFFICIAL BLOG HOP for Talk Like A Pirate Day! We are so excited and would love for you to hop on board. ARRGGH!!
   Have a great day and be sure to grab yourself some happy!”
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  1. oh we hope the bill will pass... and we send a big hug to nanook, he is a hero!

  2. Yeah, dat law are one thing everyone should be able to agree on!

  3. What a hero Nanook is! Amazing dog! Have a great week...arrggh...

  4. We cross our paws and hope the bill will pass ! Purrs

  5. Paws are crossed that the bill will pass! Nanook is a SuperHero!

  6. We are so glad the horses on Cape Hatteras are doing well!
    Every day is take your dog to work at LLB(aka Mama's Office).
    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

  7. YAY for Nanook - a job very well done!!!

    We too have been wondering about those famous horses - so good to hear they are fine - they sure are amazing!!!

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  8. Nanook truly is a hero doggie. I'm sure that lady will be furr-ever grateful to him. Tummy tickles.

  9. We are always amazed at the wisdom of dogs. My get to go to work with me since work is also called the home office.

  10. Yikes! That is disgusting that anyone would eat a dog or cat. :(

  11. Our thoughts & prayers are with those affected by Hurricane Florence🐾💜🐾

    Thank dog those wild horses are safe🐾

    Good dog, that is hard to believe!
    Congratulations cats & dogs of USA🐾

    Wooftastic work Nanook!

    Wagnificent report my furiends.

    💜nose nudges💜

  12. That story about Nanook was definitely the best...thanks for making our day with that one!
    Jan & the crew at Wag 'n Woof Pets

  13. We are glad people could agree on not eating dogs and cats. We hope they can find more to agree on!

  14. Holy rescue dog! That Nanook story was incredible! Thank you for sharing such uplifting news.

  15. I’m lucky and get to bring my dogs to work if I want.


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