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

Written by: Dee Michaels
Dee Michaels is a passionate and accomplished writer, renowned for his heartwarming and engaging stories on more
| Published on June 20, 2024

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.

As the broadcast began, the weatherman was focused on delivering his forecast, unaware of the unexpected visitor in the studio. The fluffy dog, full of energy and curiosity, wandered onto the set, immediately capturing the attention of viewers. Her tail wagging and eyes bright, she seemed thrilled to be part of the show.

The weatherman was initially caught off guard by the unexpected guest, but he quickly recovered, showcasing his professionalism and good humor. Instead of shooing the dog away, he decided to include her in the segment. With a smile, he introduced the playful pooch to the audience, making her an honorary weather assistant for the day.

The dog’s antics brought a lighthearted charm to the broadcast. She playfully pranced around the studio, sniffing at the equipment and occasionally looking up at the weatherman as if seeking approval. Her presence added a delightful spontaneity to the routine weather update, making it one to remember.

The weatherman, seizing the opportunity to engage with his audience in a unique way, made light of the situation. He joked about the dog’s possible predictions for the weather, suggesting she might have some insights into whether it would be a good day for a walk or playtime at the park. The segment flowed seamlessly as he balanced delivering the weather report while interacting with his furry co-star.

Viewers were charmed by the weatherman’s quick thinking and the dog’s joyful presence. The impromptu addition to the broadcast turned an ordinary weather update into a memorable moment that brought smiles to many faces. Social media buzzed with clips of the segment, and the weatherman’s handling of the unexpected guest earned him praise for his ability to adapt and entertain.

This light-hearted incident not only showcased the unpredictability of live television but also highlighted the weatherman’s ability to turn an unexpected situation into a delightful and engaging experience. The playful dog, oblivious to the disruption she caused, left a lasting impression, proving that sometimes the best moments are the ones you don’t see coming.

In the end, the unplanned cameo by the fluffy dog reminded everyone of the joy and spontaneity that animals can bring into our lives, even in the most unexpected places. The weatherman’s good-natured response and the dog’s adorable antics turned a typical weather forecast into a heartwarming story that brightened the day for viewers across New England.

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