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Saturday, Oct. 29, the 302nd day of 2011.
There are 63 days left in the year.


Today In Histroy:
1929, Wall Street crashed on "Black Tuesday," heralding the beginning of America's Great Depression.

1966, The National Organization for Women is founded.

1994, Francis Martin Duran fires more than two dozen shots at the White House while standing on Pennsylvania Ave. Duran is later convicted of trying to assassinate President Clinton.

1998, Sen. John Glenn, at age 77, roared back into space aboard the shuttle Discovery, retracing the trail he'd blazed for America's astronauts 36 years earlier.

Celeb B-Days:
Actor Richard Dreyfuss is 64.
Actress Kate Jackson is 63.
Actress Winona Ryder is 40.


Jon Patch - Host

Dr. Suzanne Topor of Livingston Animal And Avian Hospital  - Co Host

Amanda Page - Producer / Reporter

Bob Page - Executive Producer

Special Guest Hour 1 – Brent Atwater – Human MRI – The Pet Animal Reincarnation Authority

Special Guest Hour 2 – Tierra Bonaldi - - the Pet Lifestyle Expert – Give Away’s – Arachnoid Ball , Petflect Reflective Safety System, Comfort Calm Supplements, Bags on Board Waste Pick-Up Bag Dispensers


Good friend of the show; Actress, Super Star and animal activist Betty White is a cougar...

No really...she is now an honorary alumna of Washington State University, home of the "Cougars"
Earlier this month, White received the honor, along with a white doctor's coat, at the Washington State Veterinary Medical Association's centennial gala in Yakima.

White has a long relationship with the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine thanks to her friendship with alumnus Bob Olds, who practiced for decades in Southern California. She became a donor to the college and has visited several times.

After donning the white coat, White offered to spay or neuter anyone in the audience.


Park is named for two Army heroes killed by bomb.
One of them was a Labrador Retriever, and the park is a dog park.

Cpl. Kory Wiens was so fond of Cooper, the military dog he worked with, that he planned to stay in the Army long enough to adopt him when the Labrador retriever's bomb-sniffing career was over.

But Wiens and Cooper were killed by an improvised bomb while patrolling in Iraq in 2007.

The two remain united in death and in memory: Their ashes were buried together in Wiens' hometown of Dallas, Ore., and this week an infantry post in Colorado dedicated a dog park in their honor.

Wiens' father, Kevin Wiens Sr., along with Kory's siblings � brother Kevin Jr. and sister Lindsay � watched as the Cpl. Wiens and Cooper Dog Park was dedicated at Fort Carson, south of Colorado Springs. Wiens had no formal tie to the Army base, but officials there wanted to honor his memory, a spokesman said.

McAlister said she didn't know what drew her 20-year-old grandson to become a dog handler, but he grew close to Cooper.

"When he would come home on leave, he actually was more concerned (about Cooper). He couldn't bring Cooper home, and he would always say, 'He's like my kid.' "

Wiens signed up for three years in the Army but planned to re-enlist in hopes of remaining Cooper's handler and then adopting him when Cooper was retired, his father and grandmother said.

Wiens and Cooper shared a room in Iraq, with each getting his own cot.

"When the Army sent back his things," McAlister said, "there were so many dog toys."

A faithful dog dragged his owner 100 yards to safety after he was struck by lightning.

64 year old Ian Thomas, was walking his giant schnauzer Monty when he was hit by lightning.

He was knocked unconscious by the huge electrical charge and doctors said his life was only saved because he was wearing rubber boots.
Ian only came round when five-year-old Monty started whimpering and licking his face.

He staggered up but collapsed and wrapped his arms around his devoted pet before the dog dragged him 100 yards home.

His wife Sharen rushed him to hospital. Doctors said his rubber-soled boots prevented the charge going straight through his body and killing him when he was struck on October 17.

Ian suffered burns to his head and hip but was discharged from hospital four days later and has since made a full recovery.


Collisions with deer on the decline in Illinois. Numbers of hungry rednecks on the rise...

A new study by the Illinois Department of Transportation finds that vehicle-deer collisions have significantly decreased and are now at the lowest level since 1999.

Acting Illinois Transportation Secretary Ann Schneider says the news is encouraging, but reminds motorists that autumn remains the time when motorists are most likely to see the four-legged creatures in the roadway.

"Deer crashes can be especially difficult to avoid," said Schneider. "The best measures to avoid accidents and injuries are to slow down, wear a safety belt and remain alert this fall driving through areas where dear are most likely to be seen."

The number of deer-vehicle collisions dropped to 17,135, a decrease from 18,849 in 2009. Approximately 77 percent of those accidents occurred on rural roadways and 67 percent during the evening hours.

Motorists should be cautious during dawn and dusk, as these are the times when deer are most likely to be around. Also, keep in mind that deer usually travel in groups, and where one is, another may be as well.

Avoid swerving into traffic or off the road, as this could result in the loss of control. Usually, slowing down if possible and waiting for the deer to clear is the best method.

If an accident with a deer does occur, drivers should contact local, county, or state law enforcement to report the incident. Do not attempt to remove a dead or injured deer from a busy roadway.


Store sends autistic girl a $25 gift certificate to apologize for asking her to leave because of her service dog. Guess what happened when she went back to use it??

An Edmonton Canada woman has filed a human rights complaint after her autistic nine-year-old daughter and service dog were told to leave discount clothing store; "Winners" for the second time in three months.

The discount clothing store ordered Ainsworth's daughter, Emily, and her dog Levi to leave the premises last July, but later apologized to the family.

The store sent Emily a formal apology, a card featuring a puppy on the cover and a $25 gift card. The apology was written by Mike Faulkner, Edmonton district manager for TJX Canada, the parent company of Winners and said "My biggest concern is that your daughter doesn't feel welcome so if you don't mind spoiling her a bit, I'd like to give her a $25 gift card to pick something she'd like from any of our stores..."

Last week, Emily, Levi and her mother visited the store to use the gift card when they were told by store staff that Levi, whose harness identifies him as a service dog, was not allowed into the store.

"We were asked to leave the store," she said. "My child's service dog was not permitted in their establishment anywhere. And if that's true, then that includes my child because there is no separation between the two of them."

Emily said leaving the store made her sad.

Ainworth now doubts the sincerity of the store's apology.

While it may not look as though Emily needs a service dog, Levi is imperative to Emily's well-being, said Ainsworth.
Levi gives Emily a sense of stability.

Ainsworth filed a complaint with police and the Alberta Human Rights Commission and she's hoping the store will go beyond a simple apology this time: "They have an unique opportunity now not only to educate their store associates, but they can educate the public as well."

The parent company of Winners says allowing service animals in its stores is standard policy.


Halloween is a fun time for the entire family, including our pets. But there are a few dangers lurking about.

Don't leave your pets out in the yard on Halloween: there are plenty of stories of vicious pranksters who have teased, injured, stolen, even killed pets. If you have cats, it's best to keep them inside all year long, but it is especially important to keep them inside as Halloween approaches.

The same goes for dogs. Even the sweetest dog could bite an innocent trick-or-treater in a scary costume if the animal feels threatened.

Trick-or-treat candies are not for pets. Chocolate is dangerous for dogs and could kill them, and candy wrappers can be hazardous if swallowed.

Be careful of pets around jack-o-lanterns lit with a candle. Pets may knock them over and cause a fire. Cats and kittens are especially at risk of being burned around lit candles. It's not uncommon for a tail or whisker to be singed. This year, consider a faux jack-o-lantern -- no carving or fire necessary.

Keep your animals in a separate room. Too many strangers in strange costumes can be scary for a dog, especially if they are wearing hats, wigs, masks and sun glasses.

Watch out for open doors so your cat or dog doesn't dart out as you pass out candy.

Some people love to dress up their pets, but if they absolutely hate it -- get rid of the costume. They'll enjoy the holiday just the same.


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