Monday, September 9, 2019

BFTB NETWoof News September 9, 2019

Bentley Basset Hound: “Hello and welcome to BFTB NETWoof News for the week of September 9, 2019. It was a crazy week for weather so we will see what Paisley has in the forecast later. First, let’s toss it over to my co-anchor for our top story. Tell us something good, Pierre.”
Pierre Westie: “You can count on it, Bentley. The story that tops this week’s news is for the birds. At least it is about birds and how they are showing their appreciation to a special friend.

   There’s a woman in San Francisco’s Marina District that has gained the love of two families of crows. You see, she leaves them treats on her fire escape and her apartment’s windowsill. This has been going on for over three years and the crows know when she opens her blinds that she is ready for their daily visit. 
   I know a lot of people feed birds but how many birds say thank you by reciprocating with gifts? These crows have begun leaving tokens of appreciation for the treats. She has been gifted a top of a champagne bottle, rocks, gummy bears, bones and an antique electronic thingamabob! There is no question this is the birds' way of giving back to their friend for making sure they have food. Isn’t that cool?”
Bentley: “That is awesome. Our next story is also awesome because you know how we feel about circus animals. If not, let me just say that we think it is a horrible life and should not be allowed. That is also how the good people of Denmark feel as they are spending $1.6 million to buy the four remaining circus elephants in captivity. Their government reports the ban on wild animals in the circus is expected later this year.”
Pierre: “Speaking of wild animals, a black bear showed up in a neighborhood in Florida recently, so wildlife officials were summoned to capture it. They shot the animal with a tranquilizer dart so they could capture and relocate it. Unfortunately, the bear became disoriented and staggered into the ocean and began swimming into the Gulf. In a brave and daring move, a biologist dove into the water to save the bear. It had lost the ability to use its legs, so our hero swam about 75 feet with a 400-pound bear in tow! We are happy to report that both the man and the bear are doing fine.”
Bentley: “We love to share stories about programs that are helping humans and their pets. The Lifecare Alliance Senior Petcare Program provides free food and veterinary care to seniors in need through the Meals on Wheels program. 
   Organizers started the program after they noticed many seniors were sharing their meals with their pets. Being on a fixed income often means having to scrimp on food for yourself and your pet. Most pet parents would willingly give up their meal so their pet could eat. That will no longer be a concern in Columbus, Ohio where this amazing program has begun. We applaud them and hope it spreads across the country.
   Paisley, how is the weather looking this week?”
Paisley the Weather Lab: “Thankfully, Hurricane Dorian is history, but it left a trail of destruction in its wake. We have a few disturbances that we are keeping an eye on, but they are a long way out right now.
   We are going to have rain from coast to coast this week. I’m not expecting anything too severe in the north but it will be wet almost daily in some states. The east coast will go from nice to stormy as the days pass. Here in the south, it will continue to be stifling hot but we will get some relief after the rain. The southwest needs to prepare for monsoonal thunderstorms. The west coast will continue with brutal temperatures so stay cool the best you can. 
   Always check with your local weather for updates and warnings. Remember that no matter how hot and muggy it may get; autumn is just around the corner! Have a great week y’all.”
Bentley: “That does it for this week’s BFTB NETWoof News. We appreciate you stopping by and hope you share our link with your friends online! 
   Drop back by on Wednesday and Friday for all new fun. We have a couple of awesome new products from Dr. Harvey’s and some more cool stuff to share. You don’t want to miss it!
   Enjoy the rest of your day and be sure to grab yourself some happy.”
News Sources:
Crow Love
Elephant Love 
Bear Strength
Meals on Wheels Pets
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  1. oh my we would love to have such berds in our house... imagine what interesting things they could bring to us... maybe even a real treasure?

  2. Wow - imagine swimming with a bear! Great stories this week!

  3. That saving of the bear is an amazing story. That guy deserves a medal for that rescue!

  4. Well ... 'cept for the weather report (which is now getting to be "always unwelcome news"!) ... all
    happy ending stories today that bring a smile and warmth to our hearts! Thank You!

  5. Crows are almost as smart as Poodles. We have read that they can learn to use tools and to recognize human faces.

  6. That's a nice story about the seniors program. Maybe there should be a meals on wheels for pets.
    Here's a comic about a crow and his collection:

  7. It's sad to read about how hard The Bahamas were hit by Dorian, plus parts of the USofA, but it could have been much worse if it had headed straight at Florida. Prayers and purrs to all affected! We had a very cool Sunday and today, but the temps are headed up into the boiling hot range tomorrow, with high humidity! From sweatshirts and jeans, to standing in front of the fan!

  8. Excellent reporting Pierre and Bentley...well minus the crows..that gives me flashbacks of The Birds movie by Alfred Hitchcock.

    My heart surely breaks for The Bahamas.....
    Hugs Cecilia

  9. How brave of the biologist to save the bear...and we are so happy to hear pets owned by seniors will be getting food and care they deserve!
    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

  10. Love the bear story!!! What a great man. Our Magpies leave us souvenirs, too. But we have to scrub them off the verandah and furniture......

  11. FABulous newscast boyz!! And Paisley!! Ma saw that news story abouts the crows ~ and all she could think was, "her neighbors must REALLY love her (sarcasm ☺)!" See those crows are SUPER noisy, and leave lots of poopies on the fire escapes. Other than that, pretty cool! BOL!!
    That peep who rescued the bear is a SUPER HERO! wowsa!! lucky bear!
    I loves that the Meals on Wheels is doin' that! I hopes it spreads all across the country!
    Have a good week boyz!
    Ruby ♥

  12. A brave man to help the bear and love all the stories today
    Mabel & Hilda

  13. Yay to Denmark - circuses should be a thing from the past. To quote Oprah, when you know better you do better, impressive to swim with a bear! That may be going beyond what is expected.

  14. A lot of people don't like crows because they can be noisy. But we welcome them here on the farm because they help to keep birds of prey away from our flock. Apparently the birds of prey don't like their noise either! :)
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  15. Amazing stories ! We're glad the bear was saved ! Purrs


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