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Saturday, Aug. 20, the 232nd day of 2011.
There are 133 days left in the year.

Today is National Radio Day

The invention of the radio dates back to the late 1800s. A number of inventors played a role in creating this important medium. A number of inventions and discoveries were required to make the radio a reality. This included both transmission and reception methods and technology. The radio somewhat evolved from the telegraph and the telephone, with wireless telegraph directly contributing to its invention.

Celebrating National Radio Day with us is easy... Simply tune into your favorite radio show; Talkin' Pets!!
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1866, President Andrew Johnson formally declared the Civil War over, months after fighting had stopped.

1911, The New York Times sent a message around the world by regular commercial cable to see how long it would take; the dispatch, which said simply, "Times, New York: This message sent around world. Times," was filed at 7 p.m. and returned to its point of origin 16½ minutes later.

1920, pioneering American radio station 8MK in Detroit (later WWJ) began daily broadcasting.

1977, the U.S. launched Voyager 2, an unmanned spacecraft carrying a 12-inch copper phonograph record containing greetings in dozens of languages, samples of music and sounds of nature.

U.S. Rep & Presidential Canadate Ron Paul, R-Texas, is 76.

Rock singer Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin) is 63.

TV weatherman Al Roker is 57.

Actress Demi Lovato is 19.


Jon Patch - Host

Dr. Linda Register DVM - East-West Animal Hospital / Co Host

Bob Page - Executive Producer

Special Guest Hour 1 – Author:  Marsha Wilson Chall – One Pup’s Up & Pick a Pup (Book Give-aways)
Also Author: Rob Adamowski  - Bernice “It’s a bear!” (Book Give-aways)

Special Guest Hour 2- David Charlson – Western Sales Rep – Purr&Simple All Natural Cat Litter (Give-aways)


The bond one often forms with a family pet can be incredibly nurturing and rewarding. Likewise, the suffering one feels when tragedy befalls a beloved pet is equally painful.

For the Dayton family of Moose Jaw, Canada it was a difficult time when their cat Dexter ran away…

… Actually, lets start this story sometime earlier.  It was a cold day in December, Fifteen-year-old Logan Dayton was on a routine walk to school, when he happened across an injured orange kitty in the Canada snow.

Logan especially developed a bond with the cat, named Dexter. He said his son felt a certain protectoral pride in have rescued the animal from likely frigid winter death.

And so Logan “took it as a failure” of his responsibilities when he let Dexter outside momentarily one day in July and the cat ran off, leaving the teenager with an incredible sense of guilt over the uncertainty of his vulnerable lost pet.

With their cat disappeared, Logan's Dad decided to do two things. One, he used the experience to help teach his son about loss and how to deal with the emptiness that can arise when closure is unobtainable by any means.

Second, they got to work and set out to find that darn cat. So the family set out posting “Missing Cat” posters about the city, offering a reward to anyone who found Dexter.

Along with the posters, A local newspaper agreed to offer a month of advertising in the local daily newspaper at “a severely discounted rate.”  Then the calls just started rolling in. A lot of concerned citizens were expressing sympathy, calling to report sightings of cats matching the description and, in some cases, even offering new kittens if all else failed. After a few close calls relief came as Dexter was found... Now Dexter is happily back with the family and will be staying indoors for the foreseeable future.  Since nobody would accept the $60 reward, they donated $60 worth of cat food to the Humane Society.


It may be upsetting for many when you discover the pet you cherish is of the opposite political party...

When cats are born, they believe they are in a state of liberty, and from then on they are determined to keep it that way. No one tells them what to do. They don’t believe it takes a village, because they know they might have to take instructions from the village idiot in the local government.

And, sorry if you’ve got one and you’re a Republican — but dogs are liberal Democrats. Some are possibly Socialists, though probably none will ever admit it.

Dogs are communal by nature. They run in packs. They dream of their days as wolves, sharing responsibilities.
Canines want rules and regulations to follow. They show little initiative.  The best you can do with a dog is train him to work on an assembly line, doing the same trick, time after time. Dogs would happily take a government job.
Some dogs can be community organizers, herding sheep and other creatures of the field into groups for the betterment of their welfare. Many dogs eagerly sign up each year for government programs to assist the blind. And who ever heard of a cat running into burning building to save their owner?

Which brings us back to cats. Have you ever tried to get a cat to do something? Anything at all? Out of pure principle, they will reject your command —  Because above all else, above even their personal welfare, cats value freedom.

How else to explain that cats will spend all day looking out the window, but then if you put a leash on them to take them out, they’ll drop to the floor and scowl at you as if you were worst thing possible.
Cats favor a foreign policy that is so assertive they sometimes need to be declawed. Dogs run together in a U.N.-style “dog park,” where they willingly submit to an overseeing body of owners whom they charge with keeping the peace.

But cats lean to the left when it comes to the environment. Just watch how they carefully cover up their business in their sandboxes, keeping everything fresh and nice. Dogs will just pollute right in your front lawn.

This doesn’t make dogs Republicans or cats Democrats. It just means that sometimes they can see the other side’s point. Which of course makes them each wiser than their elected representatives in Washington.

In England they dial 999 instead of 911 for emergency service, that detail is important to this story...

It was the emergency callout every  paramedic dreads – a child in danger.

As they raced to a house where a five-year-old had gone into cardiac arrest, they feared for the worst ... until they arrived to discover the youngster was actually a cat.

A fast-response car and an ambulance were scrambled at 6.45am after a desperate couple dialled 999 and pleaded with the emergency operator to revive their ‘five-year-old’.
But when the teams arrived  they found a tearful couple clutching their five year-old pet, which later died.

An ambulance spokesman said the call could have meant the difference between life and death for a genuine patient.

One paramedic said: ‘The 999 situation that raises the adrenaline the most is  probably being called to a seriously ill child. It’s human nature. 'I think the paramedics were probably relieved it wasn't a child to start with and then they were absolutely mad'

Moral to the story - make sure you have your vets number handy as well as a 24 hour emergency vet number too...


Firefighters flea abandoned home...

Firefighters are used to dealing with threats from smoke and flames, dangerous footing or beams falling from above.  But Waterbury Ct. firefighters checking an abandoned building recently encountered a smaller –  but potentially deadly hazard.   Fleas!!!!

Chief David Martin says firefighters routinely check abandoned buildings for fire hazards, and when four fighters left after a check at 48 Taylor Street, they didn’t realize until they came out and got back on the engine that they were literally coated in fleas. One of the guys described it as they had thousands of them, crawling on them.

The firefighters were taken to Waterbury hospital to be undressed, scrubbed down and checked for flea-borne diseases,  and the fire truck was professionally fumigated.

Chief Martin says all four firemen were fine and the engine was fine.  The chief adds that there is one thing he’s found in telling this particular story:  “Most people, as you start to talk to them about it –you may feel it right now — they tend to start getting a little itchy, and feel like there’s something crawling on them, just from the conversation.” 

Boa constrictor up for adoption, will be loyal, loving, may crash funerals...

In May, staff from ZooAmerica were called to Hershey Pa. Cemetery to capture the Colombian Red Tail Boa Constrictor that had been spotted by people attending a memorial service.

Cocoa, as the snake has come to be called, has been staying at the Forgotten Friend Reptile Sanctuary for the summer.

"Cocoa has gone through a few shed cycles, and dined on so many frozen rats that we've lost count. Now that she is back up to optimum health, we're ready to place Cocoa in a forever home," the sanctuary said in a release.

Inexperienced homes need not apply, but homes with plenty of reptile experience can view her adoption listing at and submit an application.

Police believe the snake was abandoned by an owner who could no longer care for it. The person who dumped Cocoa in the wild has never been found.


Doggone It! Canine Thefts On The Rise...

Dognappings have risen 49 percent in the U.S. in 2011, according to data gathered by the American Kennel Club.

Most believe the increase in dog thefts is due to the hard economic times.

You have people who want pets ... but can't afford to purchase them or pay the adoption fees, so they're just taking them for themselves... But then on the other hand, you have the criminal element that steals dogs and tries to sell them to unsuspecting buyers.

The American Kennel Club says the best way dog owners can protect their pets is to have microchips implanted.
The top two ways dogs are being stolen are during home invasions and out of parked cars. 

Tying up a dog in front of a store also makes it vulnerable for theft.

Dog theft can not only be traumatic for the owner, but also for the dog.

Dogs thrive on routine, They're valued family members, so there's actually two victims to the crimes here: There's the owner, who's missing their lovable pet, and also the poor dog, which is suffering perhaps a little anxiety, not knowing what's going on.

There are also common-sense, close-to-home measures like not letting your dog off its leash or leaving it unattended in your yard.

In addition, experts says, dog owners should be cautious with information they tell strangers.  One story had a man in Tulsa, Okla., who was approached by a man in a park, who asked about his adorable pit bull puppy. Then apparently the criminal followed him home and the next morning broke into the house, tied up the family at gunpoint and stole the puppy.


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