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Saturday, Sept. 10, the 253rd day of 2011.
There are 112 days left in the year.


1813, an American naval force commanded by Oliver H. Perry defeated the British in the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812.

1608, John Smith was elected president of the Jamestown colony council in Virginia.

1846, Elias Howe received a patent for his sewing machine.

1960, Hurricane Donna, a dangerous Category 4 storm eventually blamed for 364 deaths, struck the Florida Keys.

Tomorrow Sept 11th is also "National Grandparents Day"  -  a time to say thanks for the love and help they provide and to recognize their growing importance to the survival of many American families.  The special day was the idea of Marian McQuade of Fayette County, West Virginia, and has been observed nationally since 1979.

Golfer Arnold Palmer is 82

Actor Colin Firth is 51

Movie director Guy Ritchie is 43


Jon Patch - Host

Barry Siebold- Vet Tech / CoHost

Amanda Page - Producer

Samantha Page - Reporter

Special Guests Hour 1: 
5:10 PM EST - Stephanie LaFarge, Ph. D. Senior Director, Counseling Services ASPCA – the use of therapy dogs in the aftermath of 9/11 and the role of the ASPCA on 9/11 and today in the effort of being prepared for a possible other attack.

5:35 PM EST - Cynthia M. Otto, DVM, PhD – Associate Professor, Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania Director, Penn Vet Working Dog Center  - ground breaking Study Finds 9/11 Search and Rescue Dogs Have Minimal Respiratory Problems.

6:35 PM EST – Larry Plesent – Founder & CEO of Vermont Soap – Certified Organic Toothbrush Sanitizer and Pet Shampoo (Giveaways)

Each hour of the show a special giveaway of  “The American Patriots Bible”

New sponsor to the Talkin’ Pets family – neutricks – You can teach an old dog new tricks.  The first product specifically developed for brain cell health. (giveaways)

So a duck walks into a bar... no really this is not the start of a lame joke... a duck really did walk into a bar...
This is a story of a pet who's just quackers about her master... and even follows him to the PUB

He was shunned by his feathered family when he was just days old. Now, nearly three months on, this ugly duckling has found an unlikely father figure to replace them – in the form of his breeder, Barrie Hayman.

The fairytale friendship was forged when Mr Hayman rescued the distressed duck, named Star, from his incubator. He noticed Star was panicked when he started doing a manic ‘waddling dance’ in an attempt to escape his hostile siblings.

Since then, the Indian Runner duck has become inseparable from 65-year-old Mr Hayman. The 11-week-old bird follows him everywhere, from the pub to the supermarket, and even watches the rugby with him.

The grandfather-of-one, who trains his flock for duck trials, said he gets a few shocked faces as he takes Star around his hometown in England.

Star now also has a Facebook page, you can check it outr by finding this story on the wall of our facebook page, just head over to and click the facebook icon on the top of the page to get there...
After starving them for two weeks, Indonesian man finally feeds his dogs. He was delicious...

Seven dogs starved of food and water for two weeks are suspected of eating their Indonesian owner after he returned to his hometown in Manado Indonesa from a vacation.

A neighborhood guard was curious when he saw luggage lined up at the front of Andre Lumboga's house, days after the 50-year old arrived back home. He approached the house, smelled something foul and called the police.

His skull was found in the kitchen, and his body was found in the front of his house.

Police suspect that the dogs were hungry, so they attacked Andre, because they had not been fed for 14 days. Police also found bones of two other dogs, believed to have also been eaten by the hungry canines.

Lumboga was from northern Sulawesi island, a predominantly Christian area, where the local spicy diet is famous in Indonesia for including dogs, bats and forest rats.


As kids across America go back to school or head off to college, bringing to an end weeks of summer fun and increased activity in the home, it’s not only parents who suffer from empty nest syndrome; it can badly affect family pets too.

At least one in 6 dogs, along with a countless number of cats, will exhibit symptoms of separation anxiety or display increased levels if they are already prone to the condition, said Professor Nicholas Dodman, director of the small animal behavior clinic at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in Grafton, MA.

There are sometimes outward signs that the family pet is suffering from anxiety and empty nest syndrome. A dog that is feeling the loss of a best friend when left completely home alone, even for a short spell, will immediately start pacing up and down and begin whining or barking. Some dogs will even attempt to escape by scratching the back of a door or pulling down a blind. Others show displacement behaviors such as trying to get into a trashcan or chewing on a couch in an attempt to ward of their frustration. Thirty per cent of dogs may even have an accident on the floor.

Another very obvious symptom that affects both dogs and cats is reduced appetite and sometimes a complete loss of appetite.

When it comes to cats, they may not come to greet people, if this is their usual modus operandi, and sleep a lot more. Some can also begin grooming excessively, pulling out chunks of fur until their skin is raw.

Empty nest syndrome can be a very real problem for pets. But by simply enriching the home environment helps them to transition to a lifestyle that contrasts to what has been happening all summer long.


Man kills hunting partner who ate his dog, that was killed by a monkey in Vietnam...

A 25 year old man who ate his hunting partner’s dog after it was killed in a monkey attack was shot dead by the canine’s owner with a crossbow.

Police said the suspect and the victim were friends who were hunting together in Kratie’s Snuol district. It is understood the suspect shot his friend because he would not help save his dog from being killed in a monkey attack.

The victim then took the dead dog home to eat. When the suspect saw this, he fired his crossbow at his friend killing him instantly. Police say the suspect confessed to the crime following his arrest.

The monkey has not been caught…


March to honor rescue dogs from 9/11...

Many dogs standing at attention will line a walkway in Liberty State Park in Jersey City, N.J.,this Sunday. Walking past them will be a small group of very special dogs in a processional march that will end at a site just across the water from Ground Zero in lower Manhattan.

On the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the event will honor the search and rescue dogs and handlers who labored mightily in the rubble left when the Twin Towers fell at the World Trade Center.

Dogs and people worked in conditions that were dangerous and ultimately heartbreaking, for there were no living survivors for them to find. Their keen noses did alert first responders to the location of bodies that were recovered and returned to the families of victims.

An estimated 300-350 dogs searched at Ground Zero. Many were owned by civilian volunteers. Others were trained and utilized by police and military officers.

About 48 of those dogs are still alive, and 27 of them are expected to be at the Recognition Ceremony Sunday.

About 2,000 handlers have said they will bring their dogs to stand at attention along the route. The highly trained dogs work or volunteer in a variety of ways, including search and rescue, police and military service and therapy dogs.

9/11 Survivor Fondly Remembers His Special Hero... His guide dog!!  Michael Hingson survived the attack on the World Trade Center thanks in part to his guide dog, Roselle.

Blind since birth, the events of that day are seared into his memory, even though he couldn’t see the fire, the smoke and the towers crumbling around him.

He was working on the 78th floor of Tower One when the first hijacked plane hit. But his seeing-eye yellow lab stayed calm which told him they had time to escape. 

Roselle got Hingson out, just before the towers collapsed. He was one of 14,000 survivors. Ten years later, Hingson is a public speaker, teambuilder and the author of “Thunderdog,” a book that soared onto the best seller lists as soon as it came out last month.

Sadly, Roselle died shortly before the book came out after becoming gravely ill at the age of 13. Hingson’s new guide dog is Africa, another yellow lab.
He said he hopes Americans relive September 11th and are inspired by the memories to heal themselves and help those around them.


9/11 Dog Trivia:

Omar Rivera and Michael Hingson, who were inside the World Trade Center on 9/11, owe their lives to dogs. What kinds of dogs saved them?

Guide dogs. Both men are blind. Dorado, Rivera's dog, and Roselle, Hingson's dog, guided their masters down 70 flights of stairs, through the commotion and the panic of thousands of fleeing people. Rivera actually had turned his dog loose and was resigned to death, but Dorado insisted on guiding him to safety.


The first dog on the scene at the World Trade Center disaster was named Bear. Still active at 12 years of age, Bear brought a needed smile to the faces of rescue workers as he carried his handler's helmet in his mouth. Although he found no survivors, Bear located many bodies, including that of NYFD Chief Peter J. Ganci, Jr. What breed was Bear?

Golden retriever. Dogs of many breeds, including all of those above plus border collies, bloodhounds and many more, worked at Ground Zero. 


Only one working dog was killed by the attack on the World Trade Center. A yellow Labrador, his name was Sirius. What job did he serve at the WTC?

Bomb detection dog. Sirius searched incoming vehicles for explosives. When the planes hit, he was in his cage in the basement of the North Tower. His partner, Officer David Lim, helped rescue people from the WTC and escaped unharmed. Sirius was honored at a memorial service by the Port Authority. Over 300 people attended the ceremony.


The tiniest search dog at the WTC was from Seattle. Weighing only 18 pounds, Ricky searched the rubble for 10 days, going where bigger dogs could not. What breed was he?

Rat terrier. Ricky trained for his job with Puget Sound Urban Search and Rescue for over two years.


A special detachment of dogs worked at Ground Zero, as well as at special centers set up at Pier 94 and at other places in New York, doing an extremely important job. What role did these dogs play?

Therapy dogs. These dogs, of every imaginable shape, size and breed, provided solace to anyone who needed comfort. Hardened rescue workers, grieving family members, desperate firefighters- all could gain some peace by being with the dogs.


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