Monday, December 10, 2018

BFTB NETWoof News December 10, 2018

Bentley Basset Hound: “Hello and welcome to this week’s BFTB NETWoof News. We have fetched some great stories so let’s check with Pierre for our top story.”
Two dog news anchors
Pierre Westie: “We have covered the fires in California and the devastating loss to life and home. That is why today’s top story is one that will fill your heart with Christmas magic.
   Andrea Gaylord had to leave her property in Paradise when the fires burned her home along with most of the town. Her two outdoor Anatolian shepherd mix outdoor guard dogs Miguel and Madison were left behind.
   Gaylord contacted an animal rescuer to ask if they could check on her dogs. The rescuer was able to locate Miguel in a shelter some 85 miles away. Madison proved to be a bit more elusive. She spotted the dog but she was too skittish to get close enough for a rescue. They left food for Madison so she could eat. Gaylord was allowed back on the property almost one month after the fire. Her loyal friend Madison was sitting among the ashes of what used to be her home. A more loyal friend would be hard to find.”
two dogs anchoring news
Bentley: “It is getting cold and we want to remind everyone of an important winter warning. Many outdoor cats seek warmth during these cold nights and find that heat from the motor or wheelhouse of a car. That is why it’s so important for people to honk the horn before starting the engine. Always give the cat a chance to scat before you crank up.”
dog news anchors
Pierre: “There is a lot of trash talk going on about plastic and with good reason. Marine animals are being found dead with plastic in their stomachs. A 31-foot sperm whale was found in Indonesia with two flip-flops, 115 drinking cups, 25 plastic bags, and four plastic bottles. That is so sad. We all need to do our part to keep plastic out of our oceans, lakes, and streams. If your city offers a recycling program, please do your part.”
dog news anchors
Bentley: “Speaking of whales, here is one whale of a rescue. Two commercial fishermen were heading back after a day of work when they noticed a humpback whale in distress. The poor thing had gotten tangled in a rope that was attached to a buoy. They called the U.S. Coast Guard but were told it would be hours before they could respond. That is when Nicholas Taron and Sam Synstelien leaped into action…literally.
   Sam jumped onto the whale’s enormous back as it struggled. It took some time and a lot of strength but he was able to free the whale. His partner caught the rescue on video. While these two guys are considered heroes, the Coast Guard does warn against these types of rescue because they are so dangerous for the human and the whale.
   Let’s check with Paisley to see if we have some good boating weather this week.”
Paisley the Weather Lab weather report
Paisley the Weather Lab: “Oh the weather outside is frightful and a fire will be delightful especially if you live in New England! The weather is going to be frigid. The snow and cold will continue across the northern states. The northeast can expect snow showers and some midweek snow is going to fall across the Rockies.
   Rain will be around in the Pacific Northwest, showers across the center of the country, and late storms here in the south.    The weather is changing along with the seasons so stay tuned for updates or warnings from your local stations. Have a wonderful week!”
Bentley: “Thank you for joining us today. We hope you stop by each day as we share more fun. On Thursday, we will celebrate our FIVE YEAR BLOGIVERSARY!! Can you believe that?!? 
   Don't forget to enter Bentley's 11th birthday giveaway. We really want you to win!
   Have a wonderful day and be sure to grab yourself some happy.
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  1. we heard a lot of such sad stories about the pets who ran away during the fires... and we hope for all that there is such a happy end ...

  2. Oh I am sooo glad the doggie story from those awful fires had a HAPPY ending!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  3. Wow - that is an amazing video with the whale in distress! Bless that man for helping him out!

  4. That's a happy story about the dogs and the fire. As for plastic, we need to not just recycle, but stop using it so much. Shopping bags and water bottles are huge problems.

  5. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh another devoted Kitty named Madison....I'm so glad she was waiting for her family.
    Dear me I read about the whale too and was so sorry
    Hugs Cecilia

  6. Wow, oh my goodness, that video rescue is really quite something. Both human and whale got very lucky that day. So glad Madison and owner were reunited. 💜

  7. I'd like to think my little furry pack would stay around their home if catastrophe happened so they would not get lost.

  8. Very good stories! I always feel bad for the pets that have to be left behind in disasters.

  9. Jumping on the back of a whale who was thrashing around was very brave, and it's good that the man was able to cut that rope!

  10. Our hearts were so touched and warmed by the story of Miguel and Madison - two loyal and faithful pups.

    We hope the whole world heeds your message about plastic!!!

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  11. Mom teared up with joy when she saw that the man got the net off the whale! What a grr-eat milestone for you to be celebrating your 5th Blogoversary this week! Big hugs and paw pets on the back for you! Kisses. -Valentine (& Kerry) of Noir Kitty Mews

  12. Pets being left behind in disasters is so sad. We're glad your story has a happy end. Purrs

  13. WE saw a picture of Madison! What a brave and loyal dog.Thanks for the great news today
    Hazel & Mabel

  14. I hope there are many more happy endings of lost pets being found.

  15. they have been playin' the doggie reunion all weekend here! It sure is pawsome. The rescue peeps were pawsome too! going everyday to make sure there was food and water and beds! AND, bringin' some of their scent to the spot.
    Ruby ♥

  16. What great stories! We had seen the one about the dogs on the news, but they left out some of the details you had. Thanks for sharing, and for reminding people about recycling! We are trying to get plastic out of our lives, but it is SO hard! We at least try to reuse and recycle as much as we can.
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets


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