Monday, November 12, 2018

BFTB NETWoof News November 12, 2018

Bentley Basset Hound: “Hello and thank you for joining us on BFTB NETWoof News. We have fetched more animal news so let’s check in with Pierre for our top story.”
Pierre Westie: “We all know how important organ donors can be in saving a human’s life. Did you know the same can be said for animals? A dog named Star was found three years ago with a litter of thirteen puppies. When they arrived at the vet, it was discovered Star was in kidney failure and having seizures. After a few weeks of medication and love, she bounced back. She along with nine of her puppies survived and were adopted. 

Everything was great until one day this summer when Star became ill. Tests showed her kidneys were once again failing and the only thing that could save her would be a kidney transplant. The family turned to Star’s daughter Elsa for help. Her family discussed it and decided that their dog could be a true hero for her mom. The rare transplant surgery took place at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Only thirty-six hours later, Star’s bloodwork was back to normal. Both dogs are recovering at their homes.”
Bentley: “It has happened again. What, you’re wondering? A dog has shot his human with a gun. It was an accident of course, but 74-year-old Tex Gilligan is recovering after his 120-lb. Rottweiler-mix got its paw caught in the trigger of the gun. They were out hunting jackrabbits when the accidental shooting occurred. The gun was positioned with the barrel facing up toward the owner. The bullet caused three broken ribs, a punctured lung, and a busted collarbone. The man forgives his dog and knows he would never intentionally hurt him. Hopefully, Mr. Gilligan will find a better place to store his guns in his truck.”
Pierre: “There is usually nothing fun about checking your inbox at work to see another meeting scheduled. Imagine the surprise when the U.S. State Department sent out an email titled “Meeting” and when the recipients opened it found this adorable kitty in pajamas! Finally, a meeting we can all hope to be invited to one day. Unfortunately, the letter was sent by mistake from the U.S. Embassy in Canberra, Australia during a training class.”
Bentley: “It seems that no matter how hard we try, there is always some sad news that must be reported. The fires in California have claimed 23 human lives so far with many others still missing. 250k people were evacuated from their homes and many will return to ashes.
   As with any natural disaster, the animals will suffer the loss of lives, forests, and homes. Volunteers are saving as many as humanly possible as they continue their rescue efforts against incredible destruction.
   If you want to help, there are several groups set up on Facebook and GoFundMe. Please make sure that you are donating to a legitimate organization. You can donate to The Humane Society of Ventura County, where they are accepting animals evacuated from the Hill and Woolsey fires. You can also purchase needed items from their Amazon Wish List.
   Hey Paisley, what’s the weather looking like this week?”
Paisley the Weather Lab: “In case you were wondering, the weather has definitely changed here in Texas. We went from the 80’s last week to expecting 32°F on Wednesday. It reminds me of the saying, ‘if you don’t like the weather wait a few minutes and it will change!’ I know we aren’t the only ones feeling the drop in temperatures either. They also had snow across the Rockies and in some northern states! Winter isn’t arriving until December but you might want to find your warm boots before then.
   The rains will mostly be in our eastern states, but the cloudy conditions are going to be filling the skies around the Great Lakes. The center of the country will enjoy sunshine with lower temps. The west coast will be sunny and mild but the smoke from the fires can make being outdoors difficult in some areas.
   Please check with your local weather stations for updates and warnings. Our hearts are with you in California and we are praying for an end to the fires.”
Bentley: “Yes, we are and hopefully, the Santa Ana winds will slow down, and the firefighters can get a handle on these horrid fires.
   Please join us all week for some fun, facts, tips and pawsome new products. We look forward to seeing you each day. Leave us a comment so we know you stopped by.
   Have a wonderful week and be sure to grab yourself some happy.”
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  1. we are so sorry for the people and pets of Ca... and for the wildlife and the nature what grew for years but is destroyed within minutes...

  2. Momma used to live right where that Woolsey Fire is - Thousand Oaks and Simi Valley. Scary stuff.

  3. We are praying for the people and animals in CA

  4. I think it is pretty funny to send the email with the kitty to Australia. They should have a sense of humor, and if not, then bummer for them.

  5. The fires in CA are so horrible. We pray everyday that they can be extinguished.

  6. Good report! (Dad always says that the first rule of gun safety is to never, ever point it at anyone, including yourself. We're glad that Tex guy survived.)

  7. Best news reporting always cover what is impawting.
    Fire is my biggest fear and my heart hurts.
    Kidney transplant for that is amazing. Healing thoughts to she and her donor pup

  8. Love how you do the news. Especially kitty in the cookie monster pjs. I don't like sad or depressing news.

  9. It's bad enough to bite the hand that feeds you, but a shotgun...yikes! Glad the man is going to be okay. Those fires in CA are very scary, and I'll donate some $ to help.

  10. I am praying for all those affected by the fires.

  11. Are we evil for loaughing about dogs shooting humans? If they practiced safety it would not happen.

  12. We are sure hoping the rainy season comes sooner rather than later here in California!

    Thanks for the great report guys!
    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

  13. So glad the kidney transplant was successful!! We are so sad about the fires and all those affected
    Hazel & Mabel

  14. That was a great story about the kidney transplant. We wonder how many other dogs could be helped by similar opportunities.

    The fires are horrible. We hope that the firefighters and other first responders will be safe too. And all the people and animals affected by the fires - so sad. We will cross our paws for the situations to improve asap.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  15. UW Madison is awesome!!! So glad a happy ending for Star.

  16. Ugh, these fires are so awful. We would have been happy to send some of our surplus rain to CA!

    I found it really irritating when that guy said he forgave his dog for shooting him; like it was the dog's fault. What an idiot. Did he forgive himself for being so stupid?? Sorry I couldn't find anything kind to say about that! ;)
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  17. That top story brought tears to me eyes. Dogs are truly amazing.


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