Monday, January 14, 2019

BFTB NETWoof News January 14, 2019

Bentley Basset Hound: “Hello and welcome to another week of BFTB NETWoof News and weather. We have fetched some great stories that you are going to want to share with your friends. Pierre, what is our top story?”
two dogs anchoring the news
*This "bad guy" is actually my brother! Read about this headshot and more at the end of the news.
Pierre Westie: “We have long known that dogs are excellent judges of character. A recent study by Akiko Takaoka of Kyoto University in Japan takes a look at how trusting a dog is after it has been lied to by a human.
   The study had participants first point their dog to a container with food. The trusting dog hurries over to the container and is rewarded. When the person points to an empty container, the dog runs over to it and is disappointed. When their human points to a third container, the dog no longer trusts the human and refuses to be tricked again. Dogs used their previous experience to realize the person cannot be trusted.
   The bottom line is never trick your dog or they will learn not to believe you. That also includes the old ‘fake” throw trick. We don’t think it is funny.”

Bentley: “I really love this next story and the fact that it is about a fellow Basset Hound only adds to it.
   Baxter the Basset is a twelve-year-old service dog who is battling cancer. His human has made a bucket list for him to make sure his last days are filled with fun and love. One of his dreams was to be in law enforcement so the amazing Middletown Police Department granted his wish! He was given an official patch and got to meet the other K-9 dog. It was a wonderful day for Baxter and we hope he continues to check off things on his bucket list.”

Pierre: “A professional fisherman left his Dalmatian Bodi inside his 38’ RV while unloading his boat into Texas’ Lake Sam Rayburn. While he was on the back bumper, Bodi stepped on the reverse switch and sent the huge RV into the lake! You can watch the video and see Bodi in the driver’s seat. This is one fisherman’s story about the one that got away that’ll be hard to beat!”
Bentley: “We have big news for our friends and family in the New York City area! The AKC Museum of Dog is trotting back to the city after a move to Missouri in 1987. The original museum was opened in the New York Life building in 1982. The new museum will open in February at the Kalikow Building on Park Ave.
   The AKC Museum of the Dog is dedicated to collecting, preserving, and exhibiting paintings, drawings, watercolors, prints, sculptures, bronze statues and just about anything else you can think of if it has to do with dogs. What could be better than that? It sounds like our mom and dad need to make another trip to the Big Apple!
   Let’s check in with our furbulous cousin Paisley for the forecast.”
Paisley the Weather Lab: “It is feeling like winter from coast-to-coast. The snowstorm that covered the Plains with snow and ice is moving into the mid-Atlantic region. Travel is expected to be quite treacherous so check with the state police before hitting the road.
   As for the rest of the country, the West Coast has more rain moving in and showers will continue down through the southwest. It’ll be cool and cloudy here in Texas and along the Gulf coast.  
   Moving up the west coast, Florida is going to be sunny and the coastal states will begin to enjoy nice weather by midweek. The northern area will be cold with lots more snow while the center of the United States will be a hodgepodge depending on your locale.
   Have a wonderful week and always check with your local weather stations for updates or warnings.
Bentley: “I think Texas weather can go through all four seasons in one week. We are enjoying the cooler temperatures now.
   It is going to be another exciting and fun-filled week here on Barking from the Bayou so be sure to join us every single day. Are you following us on social media? We have some great pics and jokes on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. Let’s follow each other!
   On behalf of the BFTB NETWoof News team, have a terrific week and be sure to grab yourself some happy.”
News Sources:
From left to right ~ Skipper, me and Allen
 *My brother, Allen Jared, has been a talent rep in New York City for over 20 years. He’s also been an actor in NYC for nearly 40 years. Like many actors, public speakers, or even bloggers struggle with their headshot photos. Allen spent seven years researching the components of a headshot to get an actor an audition, he came up with The Allen Jared Headshot Method™. His method has proven to raise an actor’s audition calls an average of 70%. That is incredible in the entertainment business. The photo in our news story is his mean look but he is one of the nicest humans beings in the world.
   The reason I am sharing this information with you is that he has published a fantastic book about how to take a great headshot. I know many people hand out business cards and their photos look like they belong in a high school yearbook. Nobody wants to be remembered due to a bad photo. I've learned a lot by reading The Secrets to Competitive Headshots which I’ll apply to my next headshot photo for my blog, new business cards, or next book. His book might be perfect for you or someone you know. **Skipper designed his cover!


  1. Dogs really are da best judge of character!

  2. we wish Baxter all the best and that he can do all things on da bucket list... and we agree to trick a dog is sure not funny ;O)

  3. Congratulations to your brother. It's amazing what some people consider to be good photos. We are sad about the AKC museum moving to NYC. Being in the middle of the US means more people could visit, but we will never go to NYC to see it Mom doesn't like that city at all. Have a great week!

  4. We agree with Kinley - dogs know who is good and who is to be avoided.
    Congratulations to your brother and Mr Skipper did a great job with the book cover!

  5. We have never wanted to live in New York before but that museum looks awesome.

  6. And this human doesn't like to be trick like that either.
    Congrats to your brother!!
    Hugs Cecilia

  7. LMAO!!! Thanks so much!!! You are the best. Love to all.

  8. Yous have the bestest news ever!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  9. We send good thoughts to Baxter and to his wonderful human. We hope he gets through all those things on his bucket list.

    We too can get all four seasons in a very short spell here in Kansas. Right now we are thrilled with out snow, AND we hear there could be more coming this weekend.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  10. I love the "one that got away" story. Too funny. Kudos to your brother on his book. I'll be checking it out more closely. Not that I have a reason for a professional headshot, but it sounds interesting.

  11. So many fun stories this week! We are getting a bit sick of the rain here in the PNW...and hope Spring hurries up and gets here!
    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

  12. That is cool about your brother's book. The 2 headshots I have had did not get me much work.

  13. congrats to your brother! Thanks for the great stories
    Hazel & Mabel

  14. Oh, that video was FABulous! BOL!!! And the Basset is livin' his best life fursure!
    CONGRATS to your Bro! That is amazin'! Maybe he can gets me a better selfie....☺
    Ruby ♥

  15. Dogs are good judges of character ! Concatulations to your brother ! Purrs

  16. Congrats to your brother - we hope he has great success with his book! Nice job by Skipper on the cover too.
    My hubby used to always do that fake throw thing to Cricket when playing ball. She was never impressed. Men!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  17. Love the stories. Lady will know not to lie to us. We wonder if we need a bucket list. Congrats to the man on his book.


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