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Talkin' Pets News

October 10, 2020

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Dr. Katy Meyer - Urgent Care - Tampa Bay, FL

Producer - Matt Matera

Network Producer - Darian Sims

Social Media Consultant - Bob Page

Special Guest - Kathy Callahan, author of 101 Rescue Puppies, Our Family's Stories of Fostering Dogs, Love, and Trust will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 1010/20 at 5pm ET to discuss & give away her new book

101 Rescue Puppies: One Family's Story of Fostering Dogs, Love, and Trust By Kathy Callahan New book offers A unique and cheering look into one family’s journey of fostering over 100 puppies and finding them homes “These are love stories, plain and simple.” — JENNIFER S. HOLLAND, author of the New York Times bestselling Unlikely Friendships series “Told with humor and humility, 101 Rescue Puppies is as entertaining as it is inspiring.” — TRAER SCOTT, author of Shelter Dogs and Finding Home Over the past decade, Kathy Callahan’s family has taken in more than 100 rescue puppies from shelters. Each pup has an endearing story, and in this delightful photo-filled book, Callahan shares many of them. Her family didn’t set out to be puppy saviors, but as Callahan puts it, “Somebody had surrendered a mother dog, Nala, and her less-than-a-month-old pups at the local shelter. . . . I thought about that exhausted nursing mom who’d been caring for those seven puppies around the clock, only to find herself suddenly homeless. There are a lot of terrible things that happen in life, and I can’t do a darned thing about most of them. It struck me that this was a tiny little tragedy in my corner of the world that our family could remedy.” A heartwarming read, this is also an inspiring example of finding your own way — through that one special thing you can do to light a light, instead of cursing the darkness. KATHY CALLAHAN is a certified professional dog trainer. Her PupStart business offers coaching, socialization, and training services to families with new dogs. She and her dogs have worked as a therapy team in elementary schools and nursing homes. She lives in Alexandria, Virginia. More information at PuppyPicks.com. 101 Rescue Puppies: One Family's Story of Fostering Dogs, Love, and Trust By Kathy Callahan Pub date: September 29, 2020 Price: $18.95 * Pages: 160 * Full Color Photographs ISBN: 978-1-60868-656-8 Category: Dogs

Brecken Miles Brings Tidal Wave Of Emotion To New Single, “Meghan” - Available To Fans Now Track Debuts On iHeart Radio’s FM106.1 New From Nashville Show Next Tuesday Nashville, TN (September 11, 2020) – Singer/songwriter Brecken Miles brings a tidal wave of feeling to his emotionally raw new single, “Meghan.” In a surprise twist, fans can stream/download the song HERE now. Brecken’s fourth radio release, the track debuts globally next Tuesday, September 15, at 6 p.m. Central on iHeart Radio’s “New From Nashville” show (FM 106.1 / Milwaukee) and radio programmers can access the song via PLAY MPE. But like a tidal wave stronger than a hurricane My love for you is just as true As it was the first day but sometimes it feels like chasing the wind trying to hold onto you Meghan (B. Miles, M. Bollea Rowe) “Meghan” exposes the difficulties Miles and his wife Meghan have experienced over the last decade. Brecken notes, “It encompasses all the pain, emotion and undying love that I have for her. Those are my tears on the table and my heart on the floor.” When the strictures of the Covid-19 pandemic forced him home from the road, the couple realized they had to reconnect or let go. “Between my artist career, a part-time job and a city touring business in Milwaukee, we were like two ships passing in the night,” Brecken reflects. “Add a toddler to the mix and we just got lost.” The song is his plea to her to hang on through life’s storms and not give up on their life together. Miles’ longing and heartbreak can be heard in every line, and the crisp recording values make every perfectly placed note count. Produced by Larry Beaird (Dolly Parton, Billy Dean, Mark O’Connor), the song was written by hitmaker Melissa Bollea Rowe and Miles. “It's the true emotion Brecken brings to the vocal performance - along with Goose Gossett on harmonies and the outstanding musicianship of all the players - that take this song over the top,” notes Beaird. Bollea Rowe recalls the day the song was written, "It was an organically beautiful idea that showed up effortlessly for us as we sat down to write. I'm really proud of this one." Fans will have the opportunity to hear the new single live at these upcoming shows: 9/17 Kaiser's Pizza - Gurnee, Illinois 9/18 Fatmans - Gurnee, Illinois 9/20 Coins Sports Bar - Kenosha, Wisconsin 9/27 Cottage Tap - Gages Lake, Illinois 10/10 Cellar Bar - Oak Creek, Wisconsin 10/11 Jesse Oaks - Gages Lake, Illinois 10/30 Fatmans - Gurnee, Illinois ABOUT BRECKEN Singer/songwriter Brecken Miles has shared the stage with Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley, Luke Combs, Cam, Blake Shelton, Phil Vassar, Big & Rich, Justin Moore, and others. His far-reaching musical influences include Garth Brooks, Johnny Cash and James Taylor. He’s performed in venues ranging from festivals and fairs (Summerfest/Lake Michigan, Wisconsin State Fair, Allstate Arena/Chicago, IL, Country Thunder/Twin Lakes, WI, FM 106.1 New Faces Class of 2018 at Potawatomi Casino) to more intimate settings such as the world-class Bluebird Café. Music runs in the family: his father is a musician, and Miles followed that tradition, picking up his first guitar at the age of 10. He was raised in the small town of Colgate, Wisconsin where The Eagles, James Taylor, Springsteen, and AC/DC ruled the household airwaves. In 2008, Brecken became the front man/lead singer and rhythm guitarist for the popular Milwaukee-based band Bella Cain, performing over 200 shows a year until leaving the group in 2014. Miles has since gone solo and signed an exclusive publishing deal with Rhyme Partners Music Publishing. A top-10 finalist in the 2018 Nash Next Competition, he has enjoyed two Top 50 chart singles, "The Anchor," "I'm Good With That," and the radio-friendly “Liar Out Of Me.” Brecken is a devoted spokesperson for Generations Against Bullying, a Milwaukee-based charity for which he wrote “God Loves,” the organization’s theme song. In his spare time he loves fishing, hunting and camping with his family. Keep up with Brecken on his socials: www.breckenmiles.com Facebook Twitter: @breckenmiles Instagram: @breckenmiles # # #

About GreenGobbler


Sometimes the smallest problems can cause the biggest headaches: a clogged drain, a dirty fridge, a stained carpet. What a mess. That’s why Green Gobbler makes powerful products to solve everyday problems, both big and small.

Green Gobbler is small business based in Copiague, New York. We are made up of genuine people who simply want to deliver solutions.

We carry a full line of industrial-strength surface cleaners, bathroom deodorizers and herbicide alternatives (among many other items) to answer cleaning’s biggest questions. Whether you want to lift a small stain in your carpet or make your bathroom shine, we have exactly what you need to get the job done.

We make our products with our customers’ health and happiness in mind. Our conscious creations are safer, stronger and more reliable than the cheap cleaners that you’ll find at the big-box supermarket.

It’s not in our blood to create products that only get half the job done. We make powerful cleaners, degreasers and drain openers for everyone, no matter if you’re a stay-at-home mom in California or a restaurant owner in South Carolina.

Fill your home with safer and more effective cleaners from Green Gobbler today.

Which Cat? An essential guide to Britain’s 20 most popular breeds

 

Which Cat? is a ‘must have’ book for all Cat Owners and Potential Cat Owners. There are around 9 million cats in the U.K. and many are chosen because they look cute and cuddly as a kitten. Which
Cat? helps would be cat owners avoid the pitfalls and problems that can so easily occur as the kitten grows into a cat

 

ISBN: 978-1-91329-619-3
Series editor: Robert Duffy
Size: A4 – 210mm x 297mm portrait
Binding: Softback
Colour: Full colour, illustrated
Publication date: 1st October 2020
Readership: Cat owners/potential cat owners
RRP: £14.99
Pages: 96

Most cats share a number of common characteristics:
Four legs; two ears and they go meow. There are, however, certain
traits in a breed that need to be considered:
Will your cat be ‘family friendly’? Some cats enjoy the company a
family can give – some prefer to remain alone and aloof.
Will your kitten be prone to illness? Some cats are very ‘low
maintenance’ – others cry out for constant care.

Some cats love to wander about outdoors – some rarely leave the house.
With an endless list of questions Which Cat? helps to guide and
answer many of them.

Which Cat? is illustrated throughout with full colour photographs and
is not just an essential reference guide, it is a book that all the family
can enjoy.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE__________________________________________________________________________

Praise for UNLIKELY FRIENDSHIPS® “Irresistible . . . heart-stopping in more than one sense.” —The New York Times Book Review “The feel-good book of the summer—maybe the year.” —USA Today ““With aww-inducing photographs, the book highlights the most improbable animal connections.” —National Geographic With aww-inducing photographs, the book highlights the most improbable animal connections.” —NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC " width="758" height="164" />

 

Who doesn’t love a dog? And who does a dog not love in return? Almost no one—or no creature—it turns out. UNLIKELY FRIENDSHIPS®: DOGS: 37 Stories of Canine Compassion and Courage (Workman; August 2016), by New York Times bestselling author Jennifer S. Holland, is an irresistible reminder of the affection and bravery of all breeds great and small. Bringing together 28 new stories of canine kindness, plus a handful of classic tales involving dogs from Unlikely Friendships, Unlikely Loves, and Unlikely Heroes, these heartwarming true stories will have you falling in love with man’s best friend all over again.

 

Meet Rex, a German shepherd who learned to love and trust again through the improbable friendship of a goose. Popeye the Mastiff, who ran into a burning stable and saved 17 terrified horses by nibbling at their hooves. And a temperamental husky named Lilo, who saved a kitten from near death. These are just some of the remarkable stories you’ll find in UNLIKELY FRIENDSHIPS: DOGS.

       Photo Credit: TheDobieTeam

>Jennifer S. Holland’s devotion to all species sent her on a journey to discover everything she could about the animal world. As a writer for National Geographic, she became increasingly interested in animal relationships, searching the globe for unusual animal connections—first in the form of friendships, then loves, then heroes. And now, for the first time, Jennifer is bringing together her favorite stories about one of the most beloved animals: the dog.

Filled with beautiful full-color photographs, the true stories of camaraderie, affection, and remarkable bravery found in UNLIKELY FREINDSHIPS: DOGS are more than a lovely tribute;   they are proof that the dog is every creature’s best friend.                                                      Photo Credit: The Bui sisters/IMP FEATURES          

 

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jennifer S. Holland is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Unlikely Friendships®: 47 Remarkable Stories from the Animal Kingdom, Unlikely Loves®: 43 Heartwarming True Stories from the Animal Kingdom, and Unlikely Heroes: 37 Inspiring Stories of Courage and Heart from the Animal Kingdom. She has written for, among others, National Geographic, the Discovery Channel, NPR, and The New York Times, specializing in science and natural history. She lives with her husband, three dogs, and dozens of snakes and geckos, and divides her time between Silver Spring, Maryland, and a cabin in the woods near Charlottesville, Virginia.

 

                   Photo Credit: Scott Cromwell                        Photo Credit: David Silverman/Getty Images      Photo Credit: Alicia Williams             Photo Credit: Barcroft/Getty Images

                                                                                      

 

 

UNLIKELY FRIENDSHIPS®: DOGS

37 Stories of Canine Compassion and Courage

Workman Publishing | Paperback with flaps| August 2016

ISBN: 978-0-7611-8728-8 | $13.95 U.S.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NATIONAL TOUR DATES

UNLIKELY FRIENDSHIPS®: DOGS

37 Stories of Canine Compassion and Courage

By New York Times Bestselling Author Jennifer S. Holland

Jennifer S. Holland will be traveling across the nation for school and in-store events!

Monday, September 19

Park Road Books, Charlotte

Tuesday, September 20

Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill

Wednesday, September 21

Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh

Thursday, September 22

Parnassus Books, Nashville

Friday, September 30

Schuler Books & Music, Lansing

Monday, October 3

The Book Stall, Chicago

Tuesday, October 4

The Bookworm, Omaha

Wednesday, October 5

Tattered Cover, Denver

Thursday, October 6

The King’s English Bookshop, Salt Lake City

Monday, October 17

Northshire Bookstore, Saratoga Springs

Tuesday, October 18

Wellesley Books, Wellesley, MA

Wednesday, October 19

WORD, New York

Wednesday, November 2

Politics & Prose, Washington DC

Thursday, November 10

Howard County Conservancy, Woodstock, MD

Monday, November 14

Blue Willow, Houston

Tuesday, November 15

Changing Hands, Phoenix

Wednesday, November 16

Third Place Books, Seattle

Friday, November 18

The Reading Bug, San Francisco

Sunday, December 4-5

Books & Books, Miami

Tuesday, December 6

Inkwood Books, Tampa

For more information, please contact Chloe Puton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Complete Healthy Dog Handbook is a superb, reassuring, and comprehensive work. "Dr. Spock for dogs."—Elle magazine wrote of its first edition, originally published as The Hound Health Handbook, and now completely revised and updated.

Today's dog owners are more attuned to their pets' health and well-being than ever before. And with good reason: Americans spend upward of $10 billion annually on their canine companions. The Complete Healthy Dog Handbook is the one essential and truly readable book for these devoted dog owners. Surpassingly clear and complete, with more than 100 illustrations and diagrams, it covers everything from choosing the best dog to puppy care, nutrition, vaccines, behavior, first aid, and senior care, plus thorough discussions of more than 100 canine illnesses. Reflecting the latest advances in veterinary medicine, this edition offers up-to-the-minute advice on "design dog" breeds, pet food safety, homemade diets, changing vaccine protocols, new medications for allergies, car sickness, obesity, and heart disease, developments in surgery and cancer treatment, pet insurance, and more.

With The Complete Healthy Dog Handbook, the vet is always in.

 

Author Bio:

Betsy Brevitz, D.V.M., had a ten-year career as a magazine writer and editor before becoming a veterinarian. A 1998 graduate of the highly regarded Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, she now lives and practices in northern New Jersey. The Complete Healthy Dog Handbook: The Definitive Guide to Keeping Your Dog Happy, Healthy, and Active originated with her "Ask the Vet" column for the acclaimed website Urbanhound.com.

From the publisher of B. Kliban’s Cat, All I Need to Know I Learned from My Cat, and Bad Cat, comes a new book that answers the question all cat lovers ask: How do I make my cat like me?

97 Ways to Make a Cat Like You is the perfect interactive guide to these mysterious, fickle, seemingly aloof—yet really, just particular—pets. Paired with a full-color photograph of friendly, extroverted, happy cats (in case you’ve forgotten what a cat looks like when he “likes” you), the 97 inspired, occasionally silly but always behaviorally-based tips and tricks prove that when a cat is treated right, he or she will respond in kind. Within reason.

There’s the “Eye on the Ball”—record a tennis match or a Ping-Pong game on TV to play back for your cat when he needs a bit of exercise. “Cat Burrito”—wrap your cat in a towel, burrito-style, which is particularly good for anxious pets or trips to the vet. The “Boing, Boing!”—wind pipe cleaners around a pencil in a spiral shape to create springs. Carefully slide off the pencil so the spirals go “boing” when pressed. The classic “Tickle, Tickle”—tickle Kitty under her chin and softly say “gitchy, gitchy, gitchy” in your highest-pitched voice. And for the cat owner willing to go the distance, the “There’s No Business Like Show Business”—practice your best Ethel Merman by belting out favorite show tunes for your cat. Kitty won’t care if you’re off-key and she’ll enjoy the stimulation.

Carol Kaufmann is the author of 97 Ways to Make a Cat Like You and co-author of the bestselling Photicular books SafariOcean, and Polar. A freelance writer and editor, her work for National Geographic and other publications has taken her to all corners of the globe, from the Pacific Ocean’s floor to the top the Atlas Mountains. In addition to National Geographic, her writing has appeared in the New York Times’ Draft column, Reader’s Digest, where she was the National Affairs Reporter, The Washington PostGeorge, and in the anthology A Woman’s Europe. She is also the author of the ebook, MamaTricks. She lives in Alexandria, Virginia.

 

Give the gift of safety with Bully Buddy! Dogs can now enjoy a custom size bully stick without the hazard of choking thanks to this one-of-a-kind device. Bow Wow Labs, Inc., the makers of innovative products to help keep dogs safe and healthy, launched their company in November 2018 with the Bully Buddy and their line of premium Bully Sticks. This safety first product pair has become very popular among pet parents.

Bully sticks make for a fun and beneficial treat for dogs because they encourage your pup's natural instinct to chew. The Bully Buddy is a durable, easy-to-use, veterinarian-vetted, and dog-approved device that tightly secures bully sticks, preventing dogs from choking on the tail-end of the treat. The screw twist technology keeps bully sticks secure, and dogs can really appreciate this feature as opposed to working their paws to keep a loose bully stick in place. It's a light-weight device and is BPA free and dishwasher safe. Bully Buddies are available in five sizes.

Bow Wow Lab's healthy and nutritious Bully Sticks are hand sorted to fit each size of Bully Buddy. They're low-odor and are sustain-ably sourced from free-range, grass-fed cattle that are 100% hormone free, and never treated with chemicals. The Bully Buddy and Bully Sticks are a "paw-fect" match, so be sure check out the Starter Kit for the ultimate dog-loving gift.

Starting at $33.13, the Starter Kit includes a Bully Buddy (choose the right size based on the dog's weight), one pack of (5) Bow Wow Labs premium, hand-selected 6-inch bully sticks that match your size Bully Buddy, and one sealable stay-fresh jar. Both dog and owner will love and appreciate the many benefits and safety features that the Bully Buddy and Bully Sticks from Bow Wow Labs provide to our most precious companions. Cheers to safer snacking this holiday season! Learn more and order yours today! https://bowwowlabs.com/products/bully-buddy-starter-kit?variant=29600217858113

About Bow Wow Labs, Inc.:
The team at Bow Wow Labs is made up of a diverse group of men and women on a mission to keep dogs healthy happy and safe with products and services that make life easier and fun for dogs and their owners. We offer innovative products that build lasting bonds and we do it all in the name of creating happier dogs with empowered owners, maximizing the enjoyment of having a dog while minimizing many of the risks dogs encounter in everyday life.

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About GreenGobbler


Sometimes the smallest problems can cause the biggest headaches: a clogged drain, a dirty fridge, a stained carpet. What a mess. That’s why Green Gobbler makes powerful products to solve everyday problems, both big and small.

Green Gobbler is small business based in Copiague, New York. We are made up of genuine people who simply want to deliver solutions.

We carry a full line of industrial-strength surface cleaners, bathroom deodorizers and herbicide alternatives (among many other items) to answer cleaning’s biggest questions. Whether you want to lift a small stain in your carpet or make your bathroom shine, we have exactly what you need to get the job done.

We make our products with our customers’ health and happiness in mind. Our conscious creations are safer, stronger and more reliable than the cheap cleaners that you’ll find at the big-box supermarket.

It’s not in our blood to create products that only get half the job done. We make powerful cleaners, degreasers and drain openers for everyone, no matter if you’re a stay-at-home mom in California or a restaurant owner in South Carolina.

Fill your home with safer and more effective cleaners from Green Gobbler today.
 
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