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Talkin' Pets News

Novemberr 20, 2021

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Jillyn Sidlo - Celestial Custom Dog Services - Tampa, Florida

Producer - Kayla Cavanaugh

Producer-in-training - Philip Staub

Network Producer - Ben Boquist

Social Media - Bob Page

Special Guests - NO DOGS LEFT BEHIND ANNOUNCES THE OPENING OF ITS NEW SAFE HOUSE LOCATED IN TORONTO, CANADA and Founder Jeffrey Beri will join Jon & Talkin' Pets 11/20/21 at 5pm ET to discuss their organization and their current fights to save dogs everywhere

Taylor Rae music artist will join Jon & Talkin' Pets Saturday 11/20/21 at 630pm ET to discuss and give away her new album "Mad Twenties"

National Radio Host of Food & Wine with Chef Jamie Gwen will join Talkin' Pets 720pm ET to talk turkey

“This album is an accumulation of everything I’ve been through in my 20s so far. I’ve come to a place of eternal gratitude for each lesson and each moment during that time - the good and bad.” – Taylor
 
Nashville, TN (August 4, 2021) – MAD TWENTIES proves it’s impossible to pigeon-hole this California to Texas transplant – Taylor Rae is fearless in her exploration of musical genres and of the human condition. This openness to both creative and personal evolution has resulted in a captivating and commanding, 12-track debut album that brings a magical new voice to the masses. Emotionally raw, lyrically polished and delivered with pure vocal mastery, MAD TWENTIES and Taylor Rae make for compelling listening.
 
A largely chronological concept album, the project charts the progress of a romantic relationship. The disc opens with “Window,” a song inspired by a plant medicine psychedelic-experience – and then ably crosses boundaries and a range of emotions on its way to its closing ode: the raw, wake-up call of “Taking Space.” Overall, the disc shares the who, what, when, where and why of Taylor’s largely lived twenties. The B3-infused joyride (and new single) that is “Home on the Road,” reveals the Blues/Jazz influences of her youth while the dreamy “Fixer Upper” highlights a sweet Folk feel. Energy emanates from the rhythmic hypnotics of “Never Gonna Do” and Taylor ably brings a Rock opera presence to “Forgiveness.” While clearly intimate, MAD TWENTIES is neither self-indulgent, nor ego driven. After all, love and music are universal languages.
 
Album Track List
 
1.   Window
2.   Home on the Road
3.   Fixer Upper
4.   Sink or Swim
5.   Letting You Go
6.   Never Gonna Do
7.   5:25
8.   Just Be
9.   Something Familiar
10. Forgiveness
11. Wait and See
12. Taking Space
All Songs Written by Taylor Rae, © TaylorRaeMusic (ASCAP)
 
The new single from MAD TWENTIES, “Home on the Road” is based on Taylor’s memories of a long drive from California to Colorado in a 1979 step van. “It was hot, and the van kept overheating,” she recalls. “We had no money for repairs or a tow, and I remember sitting at a rest stop in our underwear, waiting on the van to cool off enough to drive the next 20 miles, drinking warm Heinekens and thinking that one day I’d write a song about the experience.” The track premiered on Americana Highways. Fans can pre-save “Home on the Road” now and radio can access via Airplay Direct.
 
Recorded at OmiSound Studios in Nashville, MAD TWENTIES was produced by William Gawley [Taylor Hicks (American Idol) Taylor McCall (BMG)] and engineered by Bryce Roberts (Old Crow Medicine Show, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard). Taylor played acoustic guitar throughout and was joined by A-listers Dave Francis on bass (Maura O’Connell, Luke Combs), Wayne Killius on drums (Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Big & Rich), David Flint on guitar/mandolin (Highway 101) and Chris Nole on piano/keys (Faith Hill, The Oak Ridge Boys, Don Williams).

 

Taylor Rae Bio 

Powered by insightful, poetic and deeply personal lyrics, Taylor Rae’s music is propelled by a voice that, while wholly unique, could best be described as a sizzling folk, jazz and blues hybrid of Norah Jones and Grace Potter. The singer calls her musical style soul and roll: “It's not really soul music; it’s not really rock ‘n’ roll. It's a blend of all the roots genres that come from the earliest days of American music,” she explains.

Born in Santa Cruz and raised in nearby Ben Lomond, Taylor Rae Vencill’s eclectic musical journey took her first from California’s Central Coast to Los Angeles. Then, in 2018, she relocated to Austin, which, like her birthplace, offered the space and freedom to be true to herself both as an artist and an individual. Throughout her career she has remained nomadic, traveling countless miles to grace a plethora of stages from iconic Santa Cruz venues Moe’s Alley, Kuumbwa Jazz and the Catalyst, to Hollywood’s prestigious Hotel Cafe and the second stage at legendary Austin nightspot Stubb’s. Taylor has shared the stage with a variety of artists including Brandy Clark, The Stone Foxes, Kristian Bush and Reggae musician Mike Love. In 2017, Taylor won Santa Cruz NEXTies Award for Musician of the Year.

The natural surroundings of her youth have provided limitless inspiration for Taylor’s craft, as have myriad musical influences ranging from Bonnie Raitt and Carole King, to Simon & Garfunkel and Steely Dan, among others. Taylor wrote her first song at age 8, taught herself guitar at 12, and played her first paid gig by age 15.

With her debut album, Mad Twenties, Taylor delivers 12 original tracks exhibiting a sophistication and maturity beyond her years. Helmed by producer William Gawley, the musical styles run the gamut from acoustic folk to Led Zeppelin-tinged rock and roadhouse blues, while also incorporating jazz and psychedelic influences. A largely chronological concept album, Taylor’s incisive lyrics similarly cover a broad emotional landscape, with a blossoming – then withering – romance charted from start to finish in stunning confessional detail. The gently rolling opening cut, “Window,” inspired by a psychedelic experience, affords the first inviting glance into the real-life relationship on which the majority of songs are based, while the sweetly romantic first single, “Fixer Upper,” offers an optimistic view forward. The paths of touring musician and romantic partner converge in the grease-streaked blues of “Home on the Road.” Taylor’s vocal prowess for searing blues-rock is demonstrated in the electrifying “Forgiveness,” as well as in the raw, edgy and politically charged “Never Gonna Do.” Both represent a brief but compelling detour from the album’s autobiographical approach. “Taking Space,” a darkly bittersweet epilogue to the love story, closes out the collection.

“Recording the album was very cathartic; it reflects my own personal journey of self-actualization, awareness and growth,” admits Taylor, “now I look back on this experience with gratitude.”

 

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YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6_WKdwJHE5EE-CiepHC5Nw

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0t8gj9joeg6gQxxrjf9UDd

 

Sacred Sendoffs
An Animal Chaplain’s Advice for Surviving Animal Loss, Making Life Meaningful, and Healing the Planet
Sarah A. Bowen
Paperback
978-1-948626-59-0
US $16.95

eBook available
April 2022
An elegant manifesto for improving life―and death―for all beings on sacred Mother Earth
Combining humorous anecdotes and thought-provoking research, Sacred Sendoffs explores human relationships with beloved pets, wild creatures, animal astronauts, marine life, farmed animals, and other sentient beings. Along the way, animal chaplain Sarah Bowen shares insights for sustaining their lives, honoring deaths, and managing the emotions that arise when we lose an animal we love. While many books focus exclusively on pet loss, animal welfare, or environmental issues, Bowen’s ever curious and playful style takes on all three, revealing their unavoidable entanglement. Sacred Sendoffs helps animal lovers uncover practical actions and everyday opportunities for helping the more-than-human world thrive.
Author Bio
Sarah Bowen is an animal chaplain and advocate for all creatures. She offers workshops on interspecies mindfulness practices, works with humans around animal grief/loss, and advocates for exploited and endangered species within both religious and secular contexts. You can often find her huddled over wildlife struck by cars, giving them a sacred sendoff. Bowen is also a cofounder of Compassion Consortium, the first interfaith, interspiritual, and interspecies faith community, an academic dean at One Spirit Interfaith Seminary; a columnist on animal/human relationships for Spirituality & Health magazine; and the author of two award-winning books on modern spirituality, including Spiritual Rebel. Her work has also appeared in Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, Elephant Journal, mindbodygreen, and on a wide range of podcasts. She holds a BA in Human Ecology, MA in Religious Studies, and is joyfully engaged in postgraduate research in Humane Religious Studies and Anthrozoology.
Praise
“After reading Sacred Sendoffs, I find myself living in a more amazing world, populated by a diverse array of unique individuals, each deserving of respect and care.” ― Victoria Moran, author of Creating a Charmed Life and The Good Karma Diet
“Sarah Bowen’s magnificent manifesto Sacred Sendoffs is a call to acknowledge the divine Aliveness manifesting as our animal companions. If you befriend animals, read this book. If you don’t, read this book anyway and you will.” ― Rabbi Rami, author of Perennial Wisdom for the Spiritually Independent
“This book is a gift to all human animals seeking to live more reverently and lovingly within the larger web of life." ― Cody J. Sanders, Chaplain at Harvard University & Advisor in the Office of Religious, Spiritual, & Ethical Life, MIT
“If we heed Bowen’s teachings, perhaps animals will help us become more nonviolent toward one another―and teach us how to be human.” ― Rev. John Dear, author of The Nonviolent Life, Living Peace, and other books, and executive director of www.beatitudescenter.org
“Sarah Bowen is back, and with the characteristic humor and intelligence that marked Spiritual Rebel, she asks us to consider the more-than-human world. In crisp, clever language, she presents an elegant manifesto for improving life―and death―for all beings on sacred Mother Earth.  ― Barbara Becker, author of Heartwood: The Art of Living with the End in Mind
Sacred Sendoffs articulates the case for extending to all living beings the compassion, empathy, and reverence that resides at the core of all religions and wisdom traditions. Her approach is not to preach, scold, or admonish, but instead to pose questions that inspire thoughtful and honest answers. I am certain that the reader, and the world, will be in a better place from these inquiries.” ― William Melton, Co-Founder of the Compassion Consortium
Sacred Sendoffs is an uplifting spiritual masterpiece. With blessings on every page, this is one of those books we will all keep close at hand to read again and again.” ― Judy Carman, author of Peace to All Beings and co-chair of the Interfaith Vegan Coalition
 
 
We’re an eco-friendly dog toy company in St. Pete, FL that goes bananas for floofy pooches! Our business is centered around Minnie - a lovable Great Pyrenees with lots of spunk - who has her own unique way of play!
We love the planet and (almost) everything that lives on it - especially dogs! We're using this love to help the world in multiple ways! Not only do we make super awesome, eco-conscious dog toys made from upcycled and recycled materials, we also create a positive social impact on the world by donating 25% of profits to charities, volunteering monthly, and Spotlighting wholesome people!

We donate to 3 international non-profits:

Animal Welfare Institute
Gates Philanthropy Partners
Natural Resources Defense Council

We also donate to local causes - like school supplies drives and animal rescues.
To make even more of an impact on our local community, we volunteer once a month at a Tampa Bay non-profit, and we’ve adopted a road in St. Pete with Keep Pinellas Beautiful.

Our monkeys are made with upcycled polyester fabric with double-stitched edges and stuffed with PlanetFill® fluff, which is made from 100% post-consumer certified-safe recycled plastic bottles. All materials are non-toxic.

They're also machine washable and dryer friendly, and we ship them in eco-friendly packaging!

www.minniesmonkeys.com

 

Our Story

Why I Started Logic Products

It all started with an itch and an idea!

I was inspired to create my own eco-friendly, safe, and effective products for personal use before I gave birth to my first child. Never did I dream that a schoolyard lice infestation would launch an entire company of family-friendly products, but it unexpectedly did.

What started as late-nights full of research and testing to find safe non-toxic alternatives to the harsh formulas already on the market, is now a mom-approved lifestyle brand that fully discloses all ingredients in every product. Logic Products are made in the U.S.A. using plant and mineral derived ingredients.

Our eco-friendly product lines include TotLogic, BarkLogic and LiceLogic and are available nationwide. We guarantee our products are safe and effective so you can focus on what’s really important, your family.

Today, my idea is a promise: To keep our products pure, simple and authentic.

As a mom of two now, I am on a mission to spread the benefits of using non-toxic products that make sense. Please join me on this journey to bring the logic back into the products we use on our children, in our homes, and on our pets.

Do not hesitate to contact me through email or social media with your questions, concerns, or comments. I look forward to hearing from you and responding to you personally. You can also write me directly here.

 
Our story

Jill Taft, Founder, Logic Products

Bio:

Previously a successful international fashion model for leading designers like Giorgio Armani, Gianni Versace, and Christian Dior, Jill is now an entrepreneur who became increasingly interested in safe, and non-toxic products for her own family. Rejecting the many harsh and unnecessary ingredients used in everyday household, children, and pet products, she decided to create a natural lifestyle brand of alternative solutions that were safe for families, homes, pets and the environment.  Along with her signature family brands of TotLogic and LiceLogic, BarkLogic grooming products have become a nationally recognized brand amongst discerning pet owners looking for the highest quality eco-friendly products for their dogs.

Spirit grew up on the streets of South-Central Los Angeles and recounts his days of being abandoned, living a perilous life, enduring the terror of the streets, being trapped, rescued and finally finding his forever home.

Spirit tells it like it is and shares the street smarts of a sassy cat with his readers. There are lots of laughs, some tears and a heartwarming tale of a contemporary cat who went from the mean streets to the sweet life and the adventures he found along the way. Delightful reading for all ages and cat lovers everywhere.

“I have truly never enjoyed a cat as much as I enjoy Spirit.” Heidi Hirsch

“I am rolling on the floor laughing.” Stephanie Allyson Stacy

“Your stories are the highlight of my day.” Jackie Zeman

Author’s proceeds benefit Kitty Bungalow, Charm School for Wayward Cats

   Distributed by: DeVorss & Company         Available on their website: https://www.devorss.com/

Speak with Jill Twiss, the Emmy Award-Winning
Comedy Writer Behind HBO’s
LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER
on Talkin' Pets with Jon Patch October 2 at 5PM EST

Also a New York Times Best-Selling Author,
Twiss’ New Book, MAJOR MAKES HISTORY,
Tells the Story of the First Shelter Dog in the White House


 

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Jill Twiss has won multiple Emmys, WGA Awards and Peabody Awards for her work as a writer on HBO’s acclaimed hit series Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. In addition, Jill is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of the children’s picture books Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents: A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, The Someone New and Everyone Gets a Say.

Now, Jill’s latest book – Major Makes History: From the Shelter to the White House -- tells the tale of President Biden’s friendship with Major, the first shelter dog in the White House. Hilarious and filled with heart, Major Makes History is written in the dog’s voice, and offers his perspective on adjusting to the White House and his urgent calling in life—to support and care for the president. When President Biden adopted his Major from the Delaware Humane Association in 2018, their bond was immediate. President Biden rescued Major and provided him with a loving home. What he didn’t know is that Major would also rescue him too.

Jill Twiss can share more details about this new, heartwarming book; her inspiration for telling Major’s story; offer perspective on how Major compares with past presidential pets; and offer information for adopting shelter animals.

BIO: 

Jill Twiss is the author of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents: A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, a New York Times #1 bestseller. She is also a comedy writer who won multiple Emmys, WGA Awards, and Peabody Awards for her work as a Senior writer on HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. In her not-so-spare time, Jill writes sentences for the Scripps National Spelling Bee on ESPN and is working on a play about the women of the Seneca Falls Convention.

Bee Scared Plants the Seed of Environmentalism in Young Minds
 
OSWEGO, NY, September 21, 2021“Your Majesty,” said the Scout Bee to the Queen of the Bees, “The Honeybees are in trouble. They are disappearing in great numbers!”
 
What will the queen do? Who will she turn to? How will she keep her hive safe from harm? Without bees there will be no fruit, no vegetables and no flowers.
 
Bee Scared, an Old Doc Turtle adventure from author Richard Faith, follows the Queen and her community of family and friends as they try to find a solution to this scary problem. They use music. They call on Auntie Bee. Even Old Doc Turtle becomes concerned! Can your young reader think of any ways to help Auntie Bee save the honeybees?
 
This delightful children’s tale delivers a simple lesson about the challenges of climate change and global warming — and the impact on nature’s tiniest but mightiest of creatures — in a way that young audiences can understand. Bee Scared can help you open a dialogue with the curious young people in your life about the importance of conservationism and protecting the future of our planet.
 
Author Richard Faith is passionate about raising awareness regarding the impacts of global warming and climate change. He is also the author of the science fiction series, Megamerse, which features a superhero who fights for Mother Earth. Megamerse has been turned into a screenplay and talks are ongoing with a movie studio. Faith’s other book titles include "I Can Barely See" Said Mandy Manatee, Barkley & Silvia, Crocodilly Lilly: Not so Toothy A Grin and The Owl that Said What.
 
Faith is also the executive director of Mother Nature Festival Live Incorporated (http://mothernaturefestival.live), a 501(c)3 nonprofit that works to educate, inform and inspire everyone to get involved in helping Mother Nature.
 
Bee Scared
Publisher: Jongleur Publishing
ISBN-13: ‎ 979-8652428013

Available from Amazon.com

What Can We Learn from a Chimpanzee, a Rat, and a Spider?

A Facebook Live Conversation with Acclaimed Author Barbara J. King

Saturday, July 24, 2021, 12 PM EDT1PM EDT

July 12, 2021 (Albuquerque, NM) - Phoenix Zones Initiative, a global nonprofit organization on a mission to advance the interconnected rights, health, and wellbeing of people, animals and the planet, will host a Facebook Live event, Extending Compassion for All Beings. Dr. Barbara J. King is an emerita professor of anthropology at William and Mary and a widely acclaimed author of seven books. Her work focuses on animal emotion and cognition, the ethics of our relationships with animals, and the evolution of language, culture, and religion.
 
“Our world may transform as we see how animals rejoice in good days and endure bad ones; love their families and friends and grieve their losses; and struggle to overcome physical and emotional challenges,says Dr. King. When each of us takes positive steps to help, the collective impact is enormous, an arc in which we strive to create a better world for animals.”

Dr. King will be joined by Phoenix Zones Initiative CEO, Dr. Hope Ferdowsian, as they discuss:

  • why the way we treat animals matters;
  • what we can do to translate our compassion for other beings into treating them with the love, justice, and dignity they deserve; and
  • what we need to learn about the connections between the rights, health, and wellbeing of people and animals.

“We are extremely excited and honored to have Dr. King join us for our second in a series of Facebook Live events,says Dr. Ferdowsian. Our mission of advancing the interconnected rights, health, and wellbeing of people, animals, and the planet through a Just One Health approach is clearly reflected through the work of Dr. King. Together, we will explore how love and grief dont only belong to humans, and how many animals can experience rich lives, much like humans can, if given the chance. Most importantly, Dr. King will talk about how each of us has the power to take compassionate action to help others.”

Dr. King will also speak about some of the animals whose stories continue to motivate her throughout her work.
About Dr. Barbara J. King

Barbara J. King is emerita professor of anthropology at William & Mary and a freelance science writer and public speaker. The author of seven books, including her latest work, Animals Best Friends: Putting Compassion to Work for Animals in Captivity and in the Wild, Dr. King focuses on animal emotion and cognition, the ethics of our relationships with animals, and the evolutionary history of language, culture, and religion. Her book How Animals Grieve has been translated into seven languages. Dr. King is a Guggenheim Fellowship recipient, and her work has been featured in Scientific American, Aeon, Undark, SAPIENS, NPR, the BBC, Times Literary Supplement, the World Science Festival, and the annual TED conference in Vancouver. Her TED talk on animal love and grief has received over three million views and is available online at https://www.ted.com/speakers/barbara_j_king. You can also follow her on Twitter. She lives in Wicomico, Virginia, with her husband and rescued cats.

About Dr. Hope Ferdowsian

Hope Ferdowsian is president and CEO of Phoenix Zones Initiative and author of Phoenix Zones: Where Strength Is Born and Resilience Lives. For more than two decades, as a double board-certified internal medicine and preventive medicine physician, she has cared for individuals who have experienced displacement and violence, while she has also worked on public policies to address structural inequities, abuse, and exploitation. Dr. Ferdowsians work across six continents has included collaboration with the Office of the Surgeon General of the United States and the development of medical, public health, and educational resources for nongovernmental organizations, national governments, and intergovernmental organizations. Dr. Ferdowsian was named a Humanitarian of the Year in the American College of Physicians in 2017. She is also an associate professor at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, a co-director of the Society for Asylum Medicine, and a medical expert for Physicians for Human Rights.

About Phoenix Zones Initiative

Phoenix Zones Initiative is a global nonprofit organization on a mission to advance the interconnected rights, health, and wellbeing of people, animals, and the planet through a Just One Healthapproach. Led by physicians and a diverse team, Phoenix Zones Initiative focuses on widespread ethical and structural change. Phoenix Zones Initiative advances legal, economic, and public policy to uplift the most vulnerable and marginalized, including children and animals, and the organization also provides resources so others can do the same. Follow Phoenix Zones Initiative on Facebook,Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and the Phoenix Zones Initiative website.  

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A Guide to Discovering the Spiritual Agreements between Our Souls and Those of our Animal Companions Animal lovers are extraordinary. Despite awareness that we will probably outlive our beloved pets, we are still drawn, time and time again, to the connection, joy, and unconditional love that come with sharing our lives, homes, and laps with animals. Many of us feel something deeper than just companionship with our animal friends—a heart-to-heart connection felt all the way to the soul level. Revealing the higher purpose and soul mission behind our relationships with our animal companions, Tammy Billups explores the spiritual contracts that are created when a human bonds with an animal and shows how we come into each other’s lives for a reason. Providing real-life examples, Billups explains why animals choose, at the soul level, to have certain perceived negative experiences, such as physical or behavioral issues, to evolve their souls, clear karma, and help our soul’s evolution. She shows that human and animal souls orchestrate every experience and interaction that holds potential for transformation and healing, including the final transition. She demonstrates the inner dynamics of the animal-human relationship to help animal lovers understand their soul contracts with their pets. The inspirational, real-life examples of animal-human tandem healings that Billups facilitated identify the soul contracts within each pairing that transformed feelings of grief, loss, abandonment, betrayal, trauma, abuse, and anxiety. The author reveals how animals we have previously loved and shared our lives with come back, either on the spirit level or reincarnated in a new animal form, to support us. Offering peace and hope to those who’ve lost beloved animal companions, she describes what she’s witnessed during healing sessions with animals in the weeks before they transition and during their passing. Billups also includes practical instructions for identifying different types of animal soul contracts and connecting with and enlisting the help of your light team or spirit guides. By discovering the soul agreements that underlie our animal partnerships, we can find meaning in the issues that arise with our animals and ourselves, support our souls’ mutual evolution, and allow the soul contracts to weave their spiritual magic in the animal-human relationship. Author Bio: Tammy Billups is a transformational soul healer and pioneer on the animal-human sacred soul partnership. She’s a sought after holistic healer, the creator of animal-human Tandem Healings, and a Certified Interface Therapist. She has appeared on CNN’s The Daily Share, Primetime Live ABC, and Oprah. She lives near Atlanta, Georgia.
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