Monday, January 21, 2019

BFTB NETWoof News January 21, 2019

Bentley Basset Hound: “Hello and welcome to BFTB NETWoof News for the week of January 21, 2019. We have once again fetched some of our favorite stories to help put a smile on your face. Pierre, what’s our top story?”
Two dogs anchoring the news
Pierre Westie: “This first one falls under the category of lucky cats. A couple of 20-pound kitties were needing a place to stay when their human left for college. Since her father was not able to keep them with him, he decided to rent them a $1,500-a-month studio apartment in Silicon Valley! The area is experiencing a housing shortage so the cost of renting is through the roof.
   The cats named Tina and Louise are living the good life in San Jose, California. They don’t even complain about not having a kitchen in their tiny place. They aren’t much for cooking anyway. The dad feels bad about using the much-needed space for the cats but had to do what he could to help his daughter’s beloved furbabies.”
Two dogs anchoring the news
Bentley: “It’s amazing what people will do for dogs and cats. A police officer in Brooklyn rescued an emaciated puppy he and his partner found chained to a fence. It was shivering in the freezing rain outside of a park only a couple of days after Christmas.
   When he found out the pup would be put down by the city shelter, he made the decision to save him one more time. The newly adopted Joey is clean, warm and looking forward to a wonderful life with his new dad.”
Two dogs anchoring the news
Pierre: “We are traveling to the cold waters of the Pacific Northwest for this next story. A baby orca has been born and appears to be healthy. That is big news for killer whales since no calves have survived in this particular group since 2015. The group has shrunk from 100 strong in the in the mid-90s to 75 now. The decline is blamed on pollution, the loss of Chinook salmon and noisy boat traffic.
   Orcas are one of the most powerful predators in the world and are found in all of the world’s ocean. Let’s hope that the United States will do its part to keep them swimming along our coast.”
Two dogs anchoring the news
Bentley: “Our last story is one we found really interesting. Did you know the Conservation Biology Institute at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo has an amazing claim to fame? It houses the largest and most diverse exotic animal milk samples in the world!
   Why is that important? There are many reasons but the one we thought was awesome is they can analyze the make-up of each animal’s milk and replicate it as near as possible for infant animals that lose their mothers or can’t nurse for some reason.
   Animals are never forced to be milked but several of them like the chimpanzee will allow it in exchange for a treat. Other milk samples are taken from lactating animals if they are sedated for some other procedure. Isn’t that cool?
   Speaking of cool, let’s check in with Paisley for this week’s chilly forecast.”
Labrador Retriever forecasting the weather
Paisley the Weather Lab: “Chilly doesn’t begin to describe the temperatures in New England. Our friends up there are going to experience below 0°F as their highs this week. I get goosebumps just thinking about it. Most of the country is experiencing freezing weather due to an Arctic front that decided to visit. It even dipped down into the low 30's here in Houston!
   The south is about your only chance to be warm and dry. I send my apologies to Ruby in California because she will be getting more rain and they are already waterlogged. Along with the Rockies, ice and snow are on tap from Oklahoma to Maine. It will be snowing in the north, so I know My GBGV Life girls are racing around and having fun.
   I hope everyone stays safe and enjoys extra snuggles to warm up. Many dogs love the cold weather and beg to stay outdoors while others need to be brought inside during these super cold nights. No matter what your situation, make sure your dogs and cats have a place out of the elements.
   As always, stay tuned to your local stations for any updates or warnings.  Back to you, Bentley.”
Bentley: “Thank you, Paisley. I don’t mind saying I love winters in the south. Short legs and deep snow are not a good combination.
   We have a busy couple of weeks ahead and might not be around to visit very much, but we’ll be back on schedule soon. Have a wonderful day and be sure to grab yourself some happy!”
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  1. wow that dad is just great... the mama is jealous...her dad bought her no studio nor the rollercoaster she wanted once ;O)

  2. $1500 for a studio in Silicon Valley is ackshually a bargain, BOL!

  3. An apartment for cats is crazy! Not going to happen for our felines, that is for sure! We are so loving the frigid temps and fresh snow, it makes us all wild, but it also tires us out. Enjoy your week.

  4. That is just too funny. Angel Madi had a condo...but it was made from cardboard boxes. I'm sure she would have enjoyed a $1,500 studio apartment
    Hugs cecilia

  5. Those are 2 very lucky kitties! Bless the officer and his partner for helping that poor puppy♥

  6. It's VERY COLD right now, but it's to be expected in January, no? But I cannot wait for Spring and Summer!

  7. Good report!

    We have super cold weather today, but at least the sun is shining!

  8. Great news on the orca front, we have been long time fans.

  9. We also love the Orca story...thanks for another fun news week!
    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

  10. We still have bitter cold here, but it just seems to give us even more energy:)

    You had some great feel good stories today. We had one here in the next town over, Olathe, where the wonderful firefighters rescued a deer that had fallen through the ice into a pond. They knew just how to help the poor deer. They got him out of the water and he scampered off with no sign of injury.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  11. You are the best reporters. :)

  12. OMD, yes we were furst to hear abouts those kittehs, since it is right here! We indeed have a housing shortage, and believe me, that was a new one! We saw it on the news, and it is teeny, and yes, that is what a teeny weeny apt. is going for here! It is kerazy!
    Oh, and tells Paisley, that it only rained today, and it'll be dry this whole week! I am so happy! I thinks I'll gets all my walkies in this week!
    Ruby ♥

  13. We had heard about those kitties, there very own apartment!
    Hazel & Mabel

  14. what what, I want to live in the apartment with those kitty's.

  15. Living in a city where rents are high and there is a huge housing shortage, that story about the cat and their human condo seems bizarre. I applaud the dad for wanting to help out but thinks there surely could have been a different solution that benefits both cats and peeps.


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