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BTC #50 - Costa Mesa - America's Family Pet Expo

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We spent Friday visiting the America’s Family Pet Expo in Costa Mesa. It was great re-connecting with old friends and meeting new ones. JCLA, Because You Love Them, Hollywood Pads, LUCA for Dogs,  and B.A.R.K. - Beach Animnals Reading with Kids.

This weeks blogs…

It’s interesting how we sometimes crate a lifestyle for our pets that mimic our own. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, more than half of dogs and cats are considered overweight or obese. Check out the details in: Growing Pet Weight Loss Industry. Now that it’s official, how long before we start to see celebrity dog and cat diet books? With the increased conversation about PTSD and other stress from serving in the middle east, it’s really great to hear about organizations like Patriot Paws: Patriot Paws Helps Veterans Maintain their Independence. Here is an opportunity to make a difference, locally, and nationally. We know that the cat population in shelters and rescues is out of control… and there needs to be a lot more of this type of thinking to help make a difference not only with these cats but people in our community that need a second chance: Cuddly Catz Innovative Cat Foster Prison Program. The ability to read is often taken for granted. Having a committed listener who is not going to judge or evaluate a child can do wonders for self esteem and learning: Therapy Dog Reading Program Makes Magic. While writing this it occurred to me that maybe therapy reading dogs could be useful in adult literacy programs. What do you think? And for something completely different… today is National Pretzel Day. Oh just think of that warm, chewy, salty pretzel covered in cheese. See, how this ties into our first article?

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