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Saturday, April 2, the 93rd day of 2016.
There are 273 days left in the year.Host – Jon Patch
Co-Host – Dr. Jarrod Lazarus
Producer – Lexi Lapp
Network Producer – Ben Burgess
Executive Producer – Bob Page
Special Guests - Hollywood Animal Trainer Joel Silverman in Hour 1
David Merrick President and COO of Neutricks LLC in Hour 2



Along with so many great videos that will make you laugh we also posted a video where you might learn something this week... In a short cartoon the video explains what a cats tail movement really means... while this may be common info for us pet people... it is a great video to share with kids before getting that first kitty as pet... or before going to someones house who has cats and you and your kids dont...We also celebrated National Puppy Day on social media... a great day to make a second... see all the cute puppies.... but more importantly... learn about shelter and rescue puppies...Slow motion videos were very pupular this week.. puppies in slo-mo took the title of most clicked this week... but that timid squirrel was adorable being so brave and rewarded with a peanut... So make sure you make a point to like us on facebook, follow us on twitter and find us on Instagram... great content posted all week long on our social media channels... just search for Talkin Pets Radio or find links to all of our social media channels on our website home page.... t-a-l-k-i-n - all the links are right on the top of the page.


----------------------Chicago Cubs visited by bear cubs at spring trainingThe Chicago Cubs have been visited by some actual cubs, playing with the baby bears at spring training before their daily stretching program.The two male cubs spent time with the front-office personnel, players and coaches, getting passed around before roaming on the grass.The 10- to 12-week old cubs were brought in from Bearizona, a wildlife park, the latest tactic by manager Joe Maddon to keep spring training light before the workday begins.The team will get to name the cubs by the end of its season.Maddon says that's a lot of pressure: "We are trying to come up with creative ways to name both cubs as they grow up to bears."First baseman Anthony Rizzo really took to the cubs, at one point sitting down with both in his lap.He said, "When are you ever going to get a chance to do this again?"


----------------------------Baby seal found 4 miles from water in San Francisco Bay AreaAuthorities say a baby seal made it 4 miles from the water to the front yard of a home in the San Francisco Bay Area. Rescuers nicknamed the seal Ozzie after she was found. The female northern fur seal had no visible signs of injury and was taken to the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito.The 9-month-old seal has been rescued before. Center staff members say the pup was found malnourished last November at New Brighton State Beach in Capitola.She was treated and released earlier this month in Bodega Bay, which is about 100 miles northwest from where the animal was found this week in Fremont.They say the seal should have headed north to Alaska but lost her way and headed south.


------------------------------Pastry helps save life of hungry piglet left on interstateA pastry has helped save the life of a pot-bellied piglet that was abandoned on a busy highway in New Jersey.A motorist called the Barnyard Sanctuary after seeing another driver toss the animal onto the side of Interstate 80 on Wednesday.Director Tamala Lester said the motorist stood guard by the terrified piglet for 45 minutes until she could get to the scene. Lester says she used a cherry Danish to lure the animal closer and grabbed its hind legs to take it to safety.The piglet has been named "Cherry." It is recovering at the animal sanctuary in Blairstown and will be put up for adoption.


--------------------------A dog that disappeared three years ago finally had his day when he was reunited with his family in Virginia — more than 1,500 miles from where they'd last seen him.Ayana Kelly and her family welcomed back their American pit bull terrier Gucci this week.The dog went missing in 2013 from the family's yard in San Antonio, Texas, two weeks before they moved to Norfolk, Virginia.The family made fliers and searched the neighborhood but didn't find Gucci, Kelly said. She said she thinks someone took him."We were devastated," Kelly said. "We really felt like we left a family member behind."Two weeks ago, Kelly's husband, Gary, received a call from a San Antonio animal shelter saying the microchipped dog was there.The family was told someone had cared for Gucci for a while but couldn't anymore, and eventually took him to the shelter.Kelly said she wanted to leave immediately to retrieve Gucci, but it was too far. She hired an animal rescue group, For The Love of Paws R.I. Rescue and Transport, to transport Gucci to Virginia.Wendy Perry, who drove Gucci to the Kellys' home, warned the family that Gucci wasn't the same dog back who disappeared three years ago. He may have been used for breeding or abused, she said.But after the trip, Kelly said, Gucci was the same gray and white dog when he arrived at his new home. He wagged his tail and ran around as if he'd been there before, she said."He's the same big baby," Gary Kelly said.----------------------

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