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Carol McKibben Bio:
Carol McKibben was a magazine publisher for 20+ years. She has published Luke’s Tale, Riding Through Itand Snow Blood Season 1. Luke’s Tale and Snow Blood are targeted to a YA market. Luke’s Tale was included in the Summer Solstice Top 12 Book Pick List. Carol writes from the heart of a dog’s eyes. Her books help support her dog rescue efforts and focus on unconditional love. Carol and her Labradoodle Neo and Labrador Retriever Binks are currently working on Snow Blood Season 2. Go tohttp://www.carolmckibben.com or email email@example.com.
On this special edition of Free for All Friday, our guest is Dave Burchett who is the author of the new book Stay: Lessons My Dogs Taught Me about Life, Loss and Grace.
You’ll be enthralled by this story of a man and his lovable Labrador retriever, Hannah, and what their canine friendship can show us about life, grace, and long walks in the park.
Hannah was Dave’s best friend. He couldn’t imagine starting a day without her tail wagging an energetic greeting, her body wiggling with sheer gratitude when her food dish was filled, and her unbridled enthusiasm for tennis balls. (How she fit three tennis balls in her mouth at once he’ll never know.)
So when Dave first learned of Hannah’s cancer diagnosis, he decided to take whatever time he had left with Hannah to cherish the moments and capture his thoughts in a journal. As he wrote about his canine friend, he soon realized that Hannah was an able (and furry) mentor of faith, grace, kindness, and forgiveness.
You won’t want to miss this heartwarming tale of a dog who knew how to live . . . and showed her owner how.
Today's episode is sponsored in part by The Chronopticus Chronicles.
Hello Everyone! My name is Michelle Cornwell-Jordan your hosts and today I am happy to have the oportunity to chat with Speculative Fiction Author Jennifer Foehner Wells as part of her Premier Virtual Author Book Tour!
Jennifer Foehner Wells
Jennifer Foehner Wells lives an alternately chaotic and fairly bucolic existence in Indiana with two boisterous little boys, a supportive husband, a mildly unhinged Labrador retriever, and three adorable pet rats as housemates.
Having studied biology, Jen’s possessed with a keen interest in science and technology. She’s 100% geek and proud of it.
FLUENCY was Jen’s debut. It spent weeks in the Kindle Top 100, going as high as number 4. It remains prominent in several Science Fiction categories. It has garnered 848 five star reviews, to date.
ML Hamilton has been teaching high school English and journalism in Central California for the last 20 years. Teaching students to appreciate literature has made her career rewarding; however, she always dreamed of publishing her own novel.
That dream came true. Her first novel, Emerald, was published by Wild Wolf Publishing in 2010. In the summer of 2011, she published her first contemporary fiction, Ravensong, and six months later, launched the Peyton Brooks' series. The Avery Nolan Adventures and Peyton Brooks, FBI are two new series launched in 2014.
Between teaching and writing, she spends her free time walking her two Golden Retrievers and reading. Visit her at her websites: http://www.worldofsamar.com or http://www.authormlhamilton.com for more information.
Raul Labrador is a House Republican representing Idaho’s 1st district. Considered one of the rising stars in national politics, Representative Labrador has earned a 100 percent rating from the Club for Growth and Americans for Prosperity. He also won the “Spirit of Enterprise Award” from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for his work on behalf of America’s job creators.
Peter H. Schuck is the Simeon E. Baldwin Professor of Law Emeritus at Yale University. He is the author or editor of many books, including "Agent Orange on Trial," "Meditations of a Militant Moderate," "Diversity in America," and "Understanding America." Before joining the Yale faculty, he was an official in the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, and practiced law in Washington, DC, and New York. His latest book is entitled, Why Government Fails So Often and How It Can Do Better.
What happens to you when your pet dies?
The death of a beloved pet can mean saying goodby to a best friend. Not only do you miss the companionship but this may have been your one source of unconditional and nonjudgemental love.
Our pets come to symbolize many things to each of us. To Judy Cameron, co-host, her dogs represented her children. To Judy Helm Wright, co-host, her dog filled an empty nest. Imagine how a pet may reflect the ideal mate or parent or companion--ever faithful, loyal and welcoming us daily. Can you see in your mind's eye how strong this bond may be?
We know how you feel, because we have felt the same way. We understand your pain and acknowledge your sorrow.
Give Yourself time to grieve
As coaches, authors and pet parents, we truly do understand your grief. We recognize that you do not need anyone else's approval to mourn the loss of your pet, nor do you need to justify your feelings to others. But, we offer a "Safe Place" to share your stories and be able to be open about your feelings right now.
Join us on our weekly broadcasts as well as on our Facebook page-- http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dealing-with-the-loss-of-a-pet/716509988445040 Return often to this Facebook page and find out exciting news about a pet loss support group and tele-classes. You will be so glad you did.
All pet lovers have to face the death of their pets, sooner or later. Other people may not understand the loss of a beloved best friend. They may say "it's just a dog," or "it was only a cat, not a child" or even "Get over it already, it was a pet, not a person."
But when we lose an animal, we also lose the companionship, comfort, security and unconditional love of our best friend. This loss of a pet is devasting, as only another pet parent can know. The pain of that loss is very deep and real to the person or persons who considered the dog a member of the family.
The loss can be as emotionally significant as the loss of a close human relative. Loving and kind people care about both humans and animals.
When Is The Time To Get A New Dog?
While an animal companion can never be "replaced" it is important that the people involved are emotionally ready to welcome another companion into the family. In this podcast Judy Helm Wright and Judy Cameron will be discussing the signs and signals that your spirit is ready to invite a new animal into your life.
In a supportive atmosphere we will provide a forum to help you make the decision when the right time is to welcome a new pet, while still honoring the life of the pet you lost.
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PS. Exciting news about a pet loss support group and teleclass—Return often to the Facebook page and see what we have to share with you.
Judy & Judy
The Total Tutor Neil Haley will interview author Maureen Taylor of the book Forgiven. She will discuss her book.And it all ends happily ever after…or does it? While just a child, Katie Stewart suffers the tragic loss of her parents leaving her with an overshadowing fear of uncertainty about her life and where she belongs. Raised by Dolly, her devoted grandmother and woman of great faith, Katie struggles with her beliefs in a God that has allowed so much pain and suffering into her life. Plagued by panic attacks, Katie longs for a normal life with the anxiety held at bay. A middle school teacher disenchanted with life, Katie has met the man of her dreams who will chase away the dragons and protect her until the end of time. Stewart, a CPA and shrewd businessman, has found the only woman he has ever loved. Considered a player and commitment phobe, Scott struggles with his fear of losing Katie, which brings him through a transformation that leaves him unrecognizable to himself and others. Katie’s therapist and anxiety specialist, Dr. Chris Martin, complicates Katie’s life in irreversible ways leaving her on the road to recovery but at a great cost. And add to the mix an adorable yellow Labrador retriever, Beau, who knows with certainty and great happiness that he is the center of the universe. Faithful Beau becomes a life line that anchors Katie and drives her out of despair.
Join Us On Talking Terror Presents This Week As We Delve Into Some True Crime! From 1976 To 1977, The "Son Of Sam" Killer David Berkowitz, Caused Terror And Chaos On The Streets On New York! With His .44 Caliber Bulldog Handgun And Taking Orders From A Black Labrador Retriever Named Harvey, He Murdered 6 People In Cold Blood, While Injuring Another 7! Making Front Page Headlines Around The World, This Serial Killer Is Amongst The Most Notorious Criminals In History, Even Causing Many States To Enact "Son Of Sam" Laws, That Prevent Criminals From Profitting On Their Notoriety! But Did He Act Alone? Or Was He Involved With A Satanic Cult Like He Later Stated? Or Perhaps His Soul Has Been Saved As He Is Now A Born Again Christian! We'll Discuss All Of The Known History On The Killer And Case! Also, We'll Discuss The Film "Summer Of Sam" (1999), Starring John Leguizamo, Mira Sorvino And Adrian Brody, With Michael Badalucco As "Son Of Sam"! While Not Really Focusing On The Killings Themselves, Spike Lee's Film Shows A Fictional Account Of Paranoia And Craziness That Occured During This Time Of Heightened Fear! Stay Scared!!
Who'll be the next House Whip? An analysis and prediction by our Capitol Hill Insider Elizabeth Letchworth.
President Barack Obama has acted so unlawfully that he 'probably' wouldn't survive an impeachment vote in the House of Representatives, Republican Rep. Lou Barletta told a radio host on Monday.
Obama to leaders: Iraq plan won't require congressional vote.
Eyes and ears out of Iraq
That and more tonight!
Join us as we discuss what it takes to take your duck dog from a puppy to a performer! Special guest, Greg Nelson of Kansas City Retrievers will be helping to shed light and aswer your questions! You won't want to miss this week's show!
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