Wednesday, October 2, 2019

BFTB NETWoof News October 2019

Bentley Basset Hound: “Hello and welcome to our new BFTB NETWoof News format. We are now a monthly news post and look forward to continuing fetching the best feel-good stories from around the world. 
   One of the major changes in our programming will be with our cousin, Paisley the Weather Lab extraordinaire. It is difficult to forecast the weather a week in advance, we feel it would not be reliable to report for an entire month. Since Paisley is an important part of our team, we are moving her to a new position. I’ll let her explain later in the news report. In the meantime, let’s toss it over to Pierre for our top story.”
BFTB NETWoof News Top Story
Pierre Westie: “This one brought a smile to my face and I’m sure it will yours too. Leon the stray kitten was just looking for a dry place after a heavy downpour when he wandered into the office of the OAB. That’s the Brazilian version of the American Bar Association (lawyers). 

   Unfortunately, some people didn’t approve of Leon hanging out in the building’s lobby and began filing complaints. It’s not that they didn’t like the kitten, they were afraid the tiny thing was going to get stepped on when he came to greet people. 
   The attorneys’ solution was a simple one…hire Leon to the firm. Now, Dr. Leon, the Lawyer Cat is employed and welcomes people into the OAB office. He does enjoy spending some of his office hours catnapping on the president’s sofa.”
BFTB NETWoof News with two dogs anchoring
Bentley: “I can’t believe that I have another dumb human story! Last week it was a woman putting a bobcat in the backseat with her child and here I am reporting on some woman biting a camel’s testicle. Seriously?
   It happened at one of those horrid Louisiana roadside “zoos” where a woman’s loose dog ran into the camel’s enclosure. She ran in after her dog which had already upset the poor camel. The animal began chasing the woman who was chasing her dog and the camel quickly pinned her against the wall of a building. The camel then sat on the woman nearly crushing her. I honestly can’t blame the woman for what happened next, but I also feel for the poor camel. In an attempt to get the animal off her, she bit down on one of his testicles. Needless to say, the camel got up and she was able to escape. 
   There is no update on the condition of the woman, her dog or the camel’s testicle.”
BFTB NETWoof News with two dogs anchoring
Pierre: “I’m sure glad that one landed in your inbox! This story is great as in a Great Dane named Kora. 
   Kora’s owners came home to find their Great Dane puppy had managed to climb 20 feet up a tree where she promptly became stuck. They got a ladder but still could not reach the whimpering 120-pound dog. That’s when they called the local fire department to help. The owner climbed up the tree to calm his best friend until the fire truck pulled up. 
   The firemen couldn’t believe what they saw but went right to work. They used a harness to lower the huge pup but also had a tarp ready to catch her if anything happened. She was lowered hallway and the stitching gave way on the harness. Luckily, the tarp was there to save her. The rescuers will be talking about this one for a long time.”
BFTB NETWoof News with two dogs anchoring
Bentley: “There are some Texas hound dogs that are making a difference in the rhino population in South Africa. Between 2008 and 2018 poachers had killed about 4,000 rhinos in the Kruger National Park. All these criminals take is the dying animal’s horn to be sold on the black market for some unfounded medical use in Asia.
   That is when the park officials began looking into pack dog teams that work without a human partner. This led them to a former law enforcement officer and rancher who was known for his success in training attack pack hounds. After a visit to Texas, there was concern over the man’s training practices. They worked together to come up with an acceptable training program and we are proud to report that so far these Texas hounds have apprehended 54% of the known poachers in Kruger. Through September 2019, the dogs had helped capture 145 poachers and 53 guns! Can we say Texas Proud?!”
Paisley the former Weather Lab: “Hey y’all! Is it time for my new segment? Let me tell everyone what my new gig is here at the BFTB news station.”
Bentley: “Of course, Paisley! Please welcome our incredible cousin, Paisley in her special Paw-sitively Paisley!”
BFTB NETWoof News Paw-sitively Paisley
Paisley: “Thanks, guys! I was pretty worried when I heard we were changing to a monthly format. I didn’t want to be out of a job so imagine how excited I was when you boys came up with my own new segment called, ‘Paw-sitively Paisley’. You can count on me to share new products, fun things to do with your pet, DIY projects and anything I find paw-sitive for your month.
   This month, I’m sharing some tips for having a
 safe autumn when you live with pets.  
• Fall is the perfect time for mushrooms. While most are non-toxic, dogs are highly susceptible to mushroom poisoning. Dogs should be prevented from ingesting any wild mushrooms by removing them from your yard and keeping your dog on a leash when walking where mushrooms are prevalent.
• Snakes are preparing for hibernation and are more likely to strike. It is important to know the snakes in your area and which ones are poisonous.
• Cold weather means anti-freeze which is highly toxic to dogs and cats. NEVER leave anti-freeze where your pet can get to it.
• Halloween is this month, so I want to urge you to keep your pets inside on the big night. Remember that chocolate can be deadly to pets so keep your goodies out of reach.
   Join me next month as I share more on
 Paw-sitively Paisley!”
Bentley: “Thanks for joining us for our new BFTB NETWoof News. We hope you enjoyed our new format and we look forward to our next broadcast in November.
   If you are blogging or sharing on social media this month, you might be interested in using some of the great badges our friend at Zoolatry designed. Feel free to share them without credit.
   We hope you join this week’s Pet Parade and share your favorite blog post or photo. Until next Wednesday, thanks again for visiting and be sure to grab yourself some happy!” 
News Sources:
New Law Pawtner
Camel Bite
Dog in Tree video
Texas Hounds Rescue Rhinos
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  1. congrats Leon, we hope you will take our case when we sue our staff LOL

  2. Thank goodness there was a tarp to catch Kora! I wonder if she was climbing the tree to get at an evil squirrel! We read about the bobcat on FB. Gosh, how stoopid can you be?!

  3. How does a Great Dane climb a tree? That is what we really want to know! Have a great rest of the week!

  4. That was a terrific report guys, we enjoyed it, well, the camel story wasn't fun for the camel.

  5. Another great report. We really like Paisley's new segment. See you in a few weeks!

  6. We want to see a video of a 120-pound GD climbing a tree. She must have been chasing an evil cat or squirrel.

  7. I understand that catching the poachers is impawtant, but I hope those dogs are helping to STOP the poaching most of all!

  8. I had heard that camel story and thought 'egad...what the devil?!' Some people 😳 We're looking foreard to seeing what Paisley's new role will be.

  9. We're looking forward to hearing more about Paw-sitively Paisley ! Purrs

  10. Thanks for sharing the news stories. Congrats to Leon on the job and being able to greet everyone coming in. We are happy that Kora was ok after the rescue from the tree. That was a close one. Have a great day.
    World of Animals

  11. We just can't imagine a great dane climbing a tree!!
    Mabel & Hilda

  12. A great dane climbing a tree??? Now THAT'S amazing!

  13. Appaws! Appaws!! A great collection of stories today, and congrats to Paisley in her new position!
    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

  14. I agree with the LLB what a great and varied collection of human interests stories.
    The Great Dane in a Tree. WOW my mind's eye is have a field day with that one
    Hugs Cecilia

  15. Great stories, guys. We bet a lot of people want to hire that cat to be their lawyer. BOL
    Our beagle Cricket used to try to climb trees if her ball got stuck in there. Luckily she never got very high. We can't imagine a dog that big doing that!
    Great job in your new position, Paisley, those were important tips!

  16. Thanks for the newscast, so informative!


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