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Big Floofy Dog Wanders Into Live Weather Broadcast And Steals The Spotlight

Written by: Stephanie Maguire
Stephanie Maguire is a writer for She loves animals so much that she started her own pet-sitting business in 2017, and goes out of her way to point-out and pet every single dog she sees.Read more
| Published on January 30, 2023

When you work as a weatherman, it’s your job to “predict” what lies ahead. But one New England weatherman certainly didn’t foresee a big, fluffy dog making an appearance during his early morning weekend weather broadcast. As you may have guessed, the playful pooch stole the spotlight and gave everyone a great laugh. 

And while the weatherman was initially caught off guard, he was quick to recover and even included her in the segment.

Josh Judge was live on camera when the dog dashed across the screen. He was giving an early morning broadcast and telling New England to expect some sunshine when suddenly a dog appeared behind him.

“It was early in the morning, and all I knew was that as I was doing the weather, I suddenly see a dog walking behind,” shared Josh.

While it was obvious that Josh was initially caught completely off guard by the canine’s cameo, he’s clearly a highly experienced professional who’s quite comfortable on camera. He hardly missed a beat, and, after a little laugh, he even incorporated her into the segment.

“My brain was like, Did a dog just walk behind you? I had to pause for a microsecond to make sure that’s what I had just seen,” he said.


While Josh was unaware that she was visiting that day, it turns out that Bella, the big, beautiful dog, belongs to weekend anchor Amy Covena. She was in the studio so that she could be featured in a segment about veterinarians. 

Perhaps Bella was just excited for some time in the spotlight or Josh simply smelled too good to resist. Either way, Bella was ready for her close-up. Other dogs would have been losing their mind, perhaps even jumping and barking while in a new place with so many new sights and smells. But luckily, Bella the Newfoundland was cool and casual.

“I was terrified that Josh would be mad at me or that I would get in trouble at work. But Josh is a PRO. We’ve worked together for 10 years and he made her part of the forecast,” said Amy.

It turns out that the studio cast and crew weren’t the only ones who got a kick out of the charming canine. Once the cute clip started to be shared, it quickly went viral on YouTube, and now has over 858,000 views.

“Our viewers seemed to really enjoy the surprise,” said Amy.
You can check-out the smile-inducing video clip, below.
Featured Image: YouTube

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