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Gizmo returns with his report and introduces us to Miss Hockanum Valley of the Miss America Organization, Pippa Leigh. A new friend to Pet Radio, professional dog trainer and co-founder of the online dog trainning seminars, Wagfield Academy, Lisa Gunter gives us tips on how to enrich your dogs llife during the fall and winter when spending quality time outside is not practical.
You will also hear about the high quality dog foods from Solid Gold and Nutro.
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JOIN us on TUESDAY, JUNE 16 at 8 PM EST. OUR INTRO SHOW, and also special Guests from 2 very special Programs that assist our Veterans.
We will be going live for the first time at 8 PM EST.
MISSING WARRIOR ALERT SHOW exists to help families of missing Veterans to expand their Media Resources. We interview families of our Missing Veterans LIVE on the AIR, and spread the word through our Networking.
Look forward to being back on the air.
This week we honor our friend Gizmo, first with a live report from Gizmo and then a review of all of Gizmos appearances on Pet Radio including Gizmo and Jen's first appearance. Kick back and relax and listen to the adventures of the cutest therapy dog and how he brightens our world.
We have a special in depth show this week where we take a close look at the role of seizure alert service dogs.
Magnolia Paws for Compassion highlights the remarkable impact service dogs can have on people living with a variety of medical conditions, but most specifically, those who suffer from epilepsy.
To raise awareness of the widespread benefits of animal assistance, Magnolia Paws for Compassion has enlisted the help of Brandon McMillan, celebrity animal behaviorist and host of the Emmy-nominated television series Lucky Dog. Brandon has teamed up with Eisai, the Epilepsy Foundation and 4 Paws for Ability, a non-profit organization focused on the training and placement of service dogs for children.
Next we will speak with Karen Shirk, 4 Paws for Ability CEO, who trains and places seizure alert service dogs, and then Tom Penders, father of Becky, whoes family received a seizure assistance dog through Magnolia Paws for Compassion.
It is a fascinating and heart warming story to learn how these dogs are helping children and their families better cope and save lives. You will hear first hand accounts of how these dogs are trained and the everlasting bond they have with their new family.
We are starting the Show with Julie Hall Karlock, the administrator for the Facebook group, Dog Euphoria and the winner of the Dog Euphoria Fashion Week contest, Trish Aleve.
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There are very distinct, yet overlapping, phases of grief. We go through the stages in various orders and in varying degrees on the road to recovering from any loss. If we lose a jacket at the ballpark, we may go through all the stages in a few minutes. If the jacket was one that was given to us by our brother on our birthday, it may take much more time.
If the animal was a family pet and stayed outside, it may not hit us as hard as if he were our own companion and greeted us each night when we came in the door. If your pet was a companion and best friend, the mourning will be a deep one.
1. Shock/Denial/Numbness. We can not believe this has happened to us. Our body and emotions numb themselves against the pain. The mind denies the loss. Often we will say things like "This can't be true." One of the valid reasos for memorials and funerals is to acknowledge that death did take place.
2. Fear/AngerDepression. After the numbness wears off and we are once again able to feel, then all of our repressed feelings come roaring back. Sometimes these feeling ared not rational at first and can seedk someone to blame, either an outsider or ourselves. "I can't share how sad I am about my dog, because my co-workers will think I am crazy." "But, on the other hand, I inquire about their child's cold and buy their stupid Girl Scout cookies to support them. It isn't fair!" "Oh God, please don't let me start crying at work again. I heard someone call me a drama queen and say; It's only a dog, not a child."
3. Understanding/Acceptance/Moving on.
4. New Hurts May Trigger Old Wounds.
Buzz the Fuzz is a 20 pound six year old ragdoll who was rescued from a tough living situation, and is now working as a therapy cat visiting hospitals in New York. You will hear the whole story of Buzz including his rescue and his new and foreever home.
Also joining us is Pet Tree Houses, the indoor cat tree that looks like a real tree! Healthycoat, a dog food suppliment and hairball preventative for cats is also here to speak to us.
Tracie Hotchner joins us to talk about the Dog Film Festival, and Amanda and her dog Keller are here to talk about a breeding practice called Merle. They are beautiful looking dogs, but breeding two merles together creates genetic problems such as blindness and deafness. Learn more about these dogs and the breeding.
Tonight on Missing Warrior Alert Radio, Rachel introduces her first co-host Russ Graff. With Years of experience in the media and comms world, he hails from Las Vegas Nevada. It is an honor to have him on our show, and tonight, you will get to learn all about our new amazing Co-host Russ Graff.
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Ron Breland U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Ron Breland (Ret.) served in the United States Army from 1990 to 2005as a DoD Certified Firefighter and a Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Specialist. As a third generation firefighter, Breland realized early that his destiny was to serve. In 1993, Breland volunteered for the humanitarian-turned-combat mission in Mogadishu, Somalia where he engaged the enemy on his own ground. Unbeknownst to Breland at the time, he suffered a minor Traumatic Brain Injury after a truck explosion. He was also a Quick Reaction Force Member and thwarted a surprise attack on his basecamp by two Somali insurgents which he killed quickly during the “Battle of the Black Sea”. A tour to the war torn region of Kosovo would come later, in 1999, where then Sergeant Breland was hand-picked by the XVIII Airborne Corps Command Staff and named the Task Force Falcon Fire Chief, serving under then BG Carlos Sanchez. Breland successfully ran fire stations on three base camps in two countries while forging mutual aid agreements between the United States and other Balkan nations.
Jen and Gizmo return for the Gizmo report, and Ricochet the Surf Dog and his Mom Judy will be here to share with us some special news, and Tera McCurry from Doggie Protective Services in Ventura County California will tell us how they saved 10 unweened puppies!
They are cute, cuddly and full of love that can change our lives and the people around us. Help us celebrate the lives of our four legged friends.
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Today is the last show for the miniseries How to Deal With the Death of a Beloved pet. The following topics will be addressed during todays show:
Clear mind, caring heart
What are your inner resources
Volunteer and give service
Asking for and being open to support
When to get a new pet
This is the final week of this miniseries. If you have found this information helpful or wish to know more go to www.deathofmypet.com for more info
If you have a story that you wish to share send it to Judy at firstname.lastname@example.org with PET STORY in the subject line.
Todays show will be on helping the hurting and what can be done to help others. The following topics will be discussed:
Pet loss and children
Pet loss and the elderly
Service and companion animals
Expressing sympathy to others
Memorial options, tributes & rituals to remember
How sharing stories helps us heal
Death is a tough subject to explain especially to children. Judy Helm Wright can help parents explain the death of a family pet to a child. This is week five of 6 of the series How to Deal with the Loss of a Beloved Pet. Be sure to continue listening for more useful insights on How to Deal with the Loss of a Beloved Pet.
If you have a story you would like to share send it to email@example.com with PET STORY in the subject line.
Join your host Peggy Hoyt and her special guest Cathie Harvey, a certified professional dog trainer and owner of Pawsitive Canine as they discuss pet training techniques. Cathie will teach us a few secrets to keep in mind when training your pet. Tune in on Monday, September 21st at 3:00p.m. to learn more about Pawsitive Canine and Cathie Harvey. #PetTraining