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Super User

Cathy Symons wrote Blind Devotion: Enhancing the lives of Blind and Visually Impaired Dogs after her first dog, Booda, lost his sight at 7 years old. In it, Cathy uses her vast experience as a veterinary technician and canine rehabilitation practitioner to offer advice on caring for a blind dog. Cathy educates the reader on what it means to be blind, how to keep your pet safe, stimulating other senses, making life enjoyable for your pet and developing new commands. She also discusses difficult topics such as quality of life, commitment, anxiety, enucleation, and addressing owner emotions.

Several years later, Cathy adopted another blind pug named Digger and wrote a children’s book Watching Out for Digger, which she uses as a teaching tool for young children to learn about living with a disabled dog.

After fifteen years of practice as a vet tech, Cathy went on to study canine rehabilitation at the University of Tennessee. In 2003 Cathy was one of the first of thirty-six people in the country to become a certified canine rehabilitation practitioner.

Shortly after obtaining her CCRP Cathy was instrumental in establishing the first veterinary rehabilitation center in Massachusetts and continues to follow the latest options in rehabilitation including Digital Thermal Imaging and Laser Therapy.

Cathy has devoted her life to being an advocate for physically and sensory impaired dogs.

Saturday, 17 August 2019 00:00

Talkin' Pets News

Talkin' Pets News

August 17, 2019

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Jillyn Sidlo - Celestrial Custom Dog Services

Producer - Daisey Charlotte

Network Producer - Andrew Moerschel

Social Media - Bob Page

Special Guest - Author Hilary Kearney will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 8/17/19 at 5pm ET to discuss and give away her new book "QueenSpotting"

Friday, 16 August 2019 00:00

The Peanut Butter Falcon

Movie review written by Jon Patch with 4 out of 4 paws

The Peanut Butter Falcon

Roadside Attractions, Armory Films, 1993, Lucky Treehouse, Nut Bucket Films and Tvacom Film and TV present a PG-13, 93 minute, Drama, Adventure, Comedy, directed and written by Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz with a theater release date of August 9, 2019.

Friday, 16 August 2019 00:00

Where'd You Go Bernadette

Movie review written by Jillyn Sidlo

Where’d You Go, Bernadette

Loved this movie! It's Funny, Smart and an Inspiring Comedy.

Friday, 16 August 2019 00:00

Blinded by the Light

Movie review written by Jon Patch with 4 out of 4 paws

Blinded by the Light

New Line Cinema, Warner Bros. Pictures, Bend It Films, Ingenious Media, Levantine Films and Rakija Films present a PG-13, 117 minute, inspired by a true story, Drama, Music, Comedy, directed by Gurinder Chadha and written by Chadha and Paul Mayeda Berges with a theater release date of August 14, 2019.

Delight in Discovering the Queen Bee
and the Inner Workings of Her Hive
The Latest
from Storey
Publishing

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Hilary Kearney is the creator of Girl Next Door Honey, an educational beekeeping
business. She has been the subject of features in Huffington Post, Vogue, and Mother Earth
News, and her own writing on bees has appeared in Modern Farmer and Grit magazines.
In addition to maintaining the blog Beekeeping Like a Girl, Kearney manages 90 hives
and rescues wild bee colonies in San Diego, California.


Everyone knows that honey bees are an essential part of our world and that actions are
being taken to protect them, but how much do we know about their actual lives? I n
QueenSpotting, beekeeper and swarm catcher Hilary Kearney shines a light on the inner
workings of the hive, with a focus on the remarkable life of the queen bee, who is the key
to the birth and life of the whole colony.

Full of enthralling first-person accounts and photographs of Kearney’s beekeeping
adventures, QueenSpotting guides us through the honey bee’s fragrant, golden world
and its mysterious, matriarchal, and highly functional society. Looking closely at
happenings inside the hive — from The Virgin Death Match to the Exodus of the Swarm
— readers learn what sets bee royalty apart from the workers and drones. Armed with
new knowledge, they are then invited to test their queenspotting skills with 48 fold-out
photographic challenges depicting the queen hidden among the hive’s many inhabitants.
Drawing attention to the drama and beauty of bees and their queens, QueenSpotting
is set to create a swarm of new bee lovers while helping bee enthusiasts be tter
understand the world at the center of every beehive.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Hilary Kearney is the creator of Girl Next Door Honey, an educational beekeeping
business. She has been the subject of features in Huffington Post, Vogue, and Mother Earth
News, and her own writing on bees has appeared in Modern Farmer and Grit magazines.
In addition to maintaining the blog Beekeeping Like a Girl, Kearney manages 90 hives
and rescues wild bee colonies in San Diego, California.


QueenSpotting
128 pages plus 48 fold-out photo puzzles; 7" x 8"
Full-color; photographs and illustrations throughout
$19.95 hardcover;
ISBN: 978-1-63586-037-5

Saturday, 10 August 2019 00:00

Talkin' Pets News

Talkin' Pets News

August 10, 2019

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Dr Adriana O - Wellswood Animal Hospital - Tampa, FL

Producer - Zach Budin

Network Producer - Andrew D. Moerschel

Social Media/Production - Bob Page

Special Guests - Janet Vorwald Dohner author of "The Encyclopedia of Animal Predators" will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 8/10/19 at 5pm ET to discuss and give away her new book 

Alice De Almeida, Executive Assistant Algonquin Hotel - 630pm ET - 10 minute discussion on Hamlet's recent fashion show and fundraiser in NYC

 

Understanding Predators Big and Small

Every year more than 500,000 sheep, goats, and cows are lost to predatory animals in the United States, resulting in both financial and emotional losses for farmers, ranchers, homesteaders, and backyard-animal raisers. [ML1]The Encyclopedia of Animal Predators by Janet Vorwald Dohner teaches readers how to protect their livestock and pets from harm by learning to identify threatening species through their habits and habitats.

Through profiles of more than 50 [DB2]of the most common predatory animals, Dohner’s in-depth guide explains how these animals think and behave, where and how they live, and how they attack and kill prey. Readers will learn such skills as [DB3]how to know when a wolf is ready to attack, how to distinguish a coyote’s vocalizations, and how to react if they ever encounter a bobcat[DB4]. This hardworking reference also includes details on nonlethal methods for keeping predators away, including electric fencing and livestock guardian animals; a list of predator threats by region; and a key to identifying animal tracks and scat. The book features a Damage ID guide for each predator, to help readers determine whether an attack was by a coyote (most common), a domestic dog (next most common), or another animal, from grizzly bear to possum, eagle to alligator.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR                                                                                                       ____

Janet Vorwald Dohner is the author of Farm Dogs and Livestock Guardians. She has 35 years of experience on her small family farm and has relied on livestock guard dogs and corgis to protect her sheep, goats, and poultry. Dohner writes for Modern Farmer and Mother Earth News and speaks regularly on predator control and livestock guardians at conferences. She is a board member of the Kangal Dog Club of America and a member of several learning communities for working dogs.       

 

The Encyclopedia of Animal Predators

Janet Vorwald Dohner

Storey Publishing, May 2017

Full-color; photographs and illustrations throughout

288; 8 x 10

$24.95 paperback; 978-1-61212-699-9

$34.95 hardcover; 978-1-61212-705-7


Thursday, 08 August 2019 00:00

Brian Banks

Movie review written by Jon Patch with 3.5 out of 4 paws

Brian Banks

Bleecker Street Media, ShivHans Pictures and Gidden Media present a PG-13, 99 minute, Biography, Sport, Drama, directed by Tom Shadyac and written by Doug Atchison with a theater release date of August 9, 2019.

Thursday, 08 August 2019 00:00

Dora and the Lost City of Gold

Movie review written by Jon Patch with 3 out of 4 paws

Dora and the Lost City of Gold

Paramount Pictures, Paramount Players, Walden Media, Screen Queensland, Burr! Productions, Media Rights Capital and Nickelodeon Movies present a PG, 102 minute, Family, Adventure film directed by James Bobin, screenplay by Matthew Robinson and based on the series created by Chris Gifford with a theater release date of August 9, 2019.

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