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Questions to be answered:
1. What is Pawbituary.com? What does the site offer?
2. How did you come up with Pawbituary?
3. Why is it important that we memorialize our pets in some way?
4. Do you have any tips for pet lovers who are mourning the loss of their pet?
5. What is your long term mission for Pawbituary.com?
6. Where can our viewers access Pawbituary?
Ways to get in touch with Margot:
Create your FREE Pawbituary Memorial Website at http://pawbituary.com/create
Are you ready to care for your pet if a natural disaster strikes? Talking today with Tim Perciful, Firefighter and Pet First Aid Instructor.
Do you have identification on your pet? Crates ready to go? Food and water for one week? Medications? List of pet friendly hotels with maps?
This and more on today's show.
In this weeks show we are examing how to make your senior cat comfortable and have the best quality life possible. Our guests include Tina Modugno who is caring for two senior cats, cat behaviorist Marilyn Krieger, and Dr Ruth MacPete. Cats do not often show flagrant signs of pain or illness but there are signs you can look for. Some diseases and other health problems develop in cats at a late age and you should be prepared to know how to deal with them. Like humans, it is just part of aging. Appetite, diet, physical activity and brain function all change, and we want out kitties to be able to enjoy life and be a part of our lives for as long as possible,
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Below are some of the most frequent questions we get at www.deathofmypet.com We will go over the answers to these questions about pet loss and how it affects those of us who are are suffering.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT PET LOSS
& THE GRIEF OF LOSING A BEST FRIEND.
How is it possible that I am sadder with the loss of my dog than with the loss of close family members?
For many people the love and companionship of a pet may be the only or certainly the strongest bond of unconditional love they have experienced. It is also possible, like many of my clients, which you have been strong and practical while caring for ailing parents or friends. But suddenly, your best friend and closest companion is dying and it is the last straw on a pile of buried emotions. It may be that your pet was your “safe place to go and soft spot to land.”
2. I feel like I am going crazy. Am I ever going to feel normal again?
Yes, you will feel emotionally better but different than before. You will eventually remember and rejoice in the many happy times you had with your pet. You will be able to reflect on the many life lessons you shared.
3. How long will I grieve my pet?
All of our emotions are individual. When we love deeply, we grieve deeply. Grief coaches often say that it takes about a year before your loss is the first thing you think of in the morning and the last thing you think about at night.
More questions answered on call. Join us
12 year old Abbi has raised over 30,000 dollars for her local shelter. You will meet her, and Officer Britany Pasquale from the Tracy Animal Control will tell us how Abbi and other children are making a difference.
Gizmo and Jen will give us their update, and the founder of Bow Wow Camp will give us some dog training tips.
Find more information at www.petradioshow.com and our Facebook page.
When Anne Kaier stopped her car on a busy road to tend to an injured cat, she had no idea how that decision would change her life. Home with Henry: A Memoir (PS Books, $15), tells the story of the slow process of domesticating Henry, the strange urban dwelling that became his home, and the bond that ultimately developed between Henry and his new human companion.
Home with Henry relates the journey Kaier and Henry take together—Kaier giving him the space and time to settle in, little by little enticing him from his hiding spot under the guest bed, introducing him to her beloved resident calico, Lucille, and finally allowing him free reign of her backyard garden. Witty and insightful, the book offers readers practical tips and suggestions about how to introduce new cats, rescue or not, to a home. It also highlights the true joy of pet ownership and the rich companionship pets can offer.
Other guests yet to be announced
Looking for last-minute holiday travel deals? Rick Seaney at FareCompare.com has advice for flying during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.
Dr. Carolyn Shadle is an author, speaker, and trainer in interpersonal and organizational communication. She specializes in helping people listen empathetically. This is especially important when pet owners are experiencing stress related to the well being of their pet or are grieving because of the loss of a pet.
Carolyn earned her PhD. in Communication for the State University of New York at Buffalo and offers her services through her non-profit eductional corporation, Interpersonal Communication Services Inc.
She is qualified to assist individuals and businesses that wish to enjoy positive people experiences. This means finding the magic that happens when people skills are added to the technical know-how. She enjoys working with individuals who wish to enhace their interpersonal and organizational communication skills.
Through public speaking, training workshops, and writing, she addresses the elements that help professionals improve client engagement and team interaction. She works extensively with veterinarians, pet owners, and pet-related businesses.
Questions Carolyn will be asked:
1.How did you develop an interest in communication?
2.What kinds of audiences have you addressed in your writing and training?
3.What are the special needs of veterinarians and others in the pet industry with regard to communication?
4.What is the format of your training?
5.How long is a typical communication worskshop?
6.Where should one go to find your writings or schedule training?
For more information, click here.
Judy Helm Wright
The Kitty Bungalow Charm School for Wayward Cats socialized feral cats and kittens for adoption: taming the untamable. You will hear all about how they do this and how they are helping to end the problem. Also joining us is Paddington the hiking cat.
Ariel Tweto is an actress, writer, producer and is currently working on a number of projects including a new Realty TV Show as well as her own cartoon. She is also involved in multiple projects relating to suicide prevention in Alaska.
Ariel is best known for Flying Wild Alaska (2011), The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005) and Native Shorts Presented by Sundance Institute's Native American and Indigenous Program (2013).
Ariel is also the president and a founder of non-for-profit: Popping Bubbles. Popping Bubbles came about after an interview Ariel had with CBC Radio where she discussed suicide prevention and said, "We all live in little bubbles (never leaving the village, hanging out with only certain people, not trying a new food, not being open to different ethnicities, religions, ways of life, etc.) ...so I want to go around and pop them!"
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