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Talkin' Pets News
July 14, 2018
Host - Jon Patch
Co-Host - Maria Ryan - DogGone Positive
Producer - Zach Budin
Network Producer - Quin McCarthy
Executive Producer / Social Media - Bob Page
Special Guests - Paul Watson of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 7/14/18 at 520pm EST to discuss Shark Con ...
Dr. Sheila Robertson, Guidelines Chairs, will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 7/14/18 at 721pm EST to discuss the New Feline Anesthesia Guidelines to the Veterinary Community...
Local author publishes heartwarming story of rescue cats and gains international attention.
ENFIELD, CT, Feb. 2, 2017 – Local author and long-time Connecticut resident, Shawn Flynn, is pleased to announce the release of, “THE KITTY Who Rescued Me After I Rescued Him,” currently available from Amazon.com and everywhere books are sold. A touching and inspiring story of heartfelt companionship, THE KITTY offers an uplifting perspective on what it means to find true friendship in this world.
“I’ve had this story in my head for years about the love affair I have with my cats and decided to take some time to document my thoughts,” commented Mr. Flynn. “Before I knew it, I had a book. People who I shared my initial manuscript with were touched, and they encouraged me to see if I could get it published.”
What people are saying about THE KITTY:
“This book would be great for families and to read to your kids… I promise this book is a perfect cat lover best read!!” -Katzenworld, United Kingdom
"Heartwarming story of the love and healing power that rescue cats can bring into our lives and homes. Even if you are not currently a cat-lover, you'll become one after reading this story. ENJOY!" -Kathy McAfee, author of Stop Global Boring
"A very touching, nice story to read. Animal children love you unconditionally and make your world brighter." -Tamara Taylor
"This would be the perfect book for any cat lover on your shopping list. A funny, sweet and endearing true tale of a single man and his cats. Shawn Flynn captures the true essence of the profound impact our pets can have on our happiness and sense of stability." -John McLeod
After 25 years working in a market research career, Mr. Flynn decided to step away to pursue his passion for writing. He knew he wanted to explore his deep connection with cats, particularly the first cat he ever rescued.
All are invited to attend the upcoming author events with Mr. Flynn:
Book Club Bookstore, 100 Main Street, Broad Brook, CT, Saturday, February 11, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Sharing the Light Wholistic Center, 395 West Avon Road, Avon, CT, Friday, February 17, 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Blue Umbrella Books, 2 Main Street, Westfield, MA, Saturday, March 11, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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For all of you who know me so well and those who just knew her as a
perfect entity....Farewell to the Rock Star is the hardest thing I ever
had to over come... She was my Wall, My Confidant, My Shadow, My heart!
With each day that passes I feel her presence with us... The Boy has
had a time readjusting as have I. Just the words Rock Star.... Says it in a nut shell. She was the queen.
Surpassed by those before her... The Zodiak and Sukkie's Revenge...she
stepped into the paw prints of the Bitch on Fire and she ran this home
like no other. Rescued from the hands of an abusive owner, she fell into mine, thanks
to my dear friend Patti Gumz of St Frances Rescue... from the moment I
set eyes on her I knew she was special. She grew into a wonderful
companion with a fighters spirit and the knack for diving. Taking a
state title for horizontal dock diving and ending up with the United
States Coast Guard with officer Scott Steel CDR as a cadaver dog.I was blessed to have her at my side for nearly 7 years. She was
diagnosed with a malignant mouth tumor last Aug and only given two-
three months to live...yet she surpassed all due to mommies extra
special hands on with holistic food, cancer fighting methods and love
love love.....She surcumed to her cancer March 31th after 3 weeks of the cancer
penetrating he lungs and Edema set in. She went quietly in her favorite
spot in the dinning room and comfortably in my arms singing to her. She is still with us every day as XerXes climbs the test of time to
fall into her foot steps of amazing. We feel her and her light
XerXes is competing in show and making his mark.... She is with us
every step of the way letting us know that we got this...
Talkin' Pets News
Host - Jon Patch
Co-Host - Maria Ryan - DogGone Positive
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Guests - Author Amy Sutherland, Rescuing Penny Jane, will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 2/25/17 at 5pm EST to discuss and give away her new book
Saturday, June 18, the 170th day of 2016. There are 196 days left in the year.CREW
Jon Patch - Host
Jillyn Sidlo - Co Host
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Special Guests - Zak George author of "Dog Training Revolution" will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 6/18/16 at 5pm EST to discuss and give away his new book
Kristina Guerrero CEO of TurboPUP will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 6/18/16 at 620pm EST to discuss and give away her snack bars for dogs
Dave Merrick President of Neutricks will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 6/18/16 at 720pm EST to discuss and give away Neutricks for dogs and cats------------------
New Book By Dogtology Prophet Asks If You Are Among the Faithful?
Live. Bark. Believe.
By Jeff Lazarus
What if GOD made DOG in his own reflection to give MAN the constant happiness, content feeling, and unconditional love that he really needs on earth? With tongue planted firmly in cheek, this is how the “Greatest Story Ever Told” begins when God convinces Dog to help him with “Project Man” for a little task he was working on a couple of weeks AFTER he created earth. DOGTOLOGY: Live. Bark. Believe by Jeff Lazarus (Publication: May 2015; Greenleaf Book Group Press; Pets/Dogs/Humor; Hardcover: $19.95) tells the story of man’s longstanding, fanatical devotion to dog. Dogtology is a belief that recognizes Dog as a genuinely “elevated” being. Just like the author, Dogtologists aren’t just fond of dogs – they laud them and plan their days/nights around the needs and wants of Dog.
A whimsical, satirical celebration of the relationship between dogs and humans patterned after a religious text, Dogtology will resonate with dog lovers from all walks of life and every creed. Each chapter in Dogtology reveals additional proof that humans have a deep need to believe in something more ideal than themselves. With twelve illuminating chapters with titles such as: The Book of Bones, The Book of Barks and The Book of Realizations, the devotees of Dogtology will see themselves illustrated in the same system of rituals, practices and behaviors personified by Dogtologists the world over. Oh My Dog!
Author Jeff Lazarus notes that “Dogtology,” as understood by practicing Dogtologists, can be defined as:
The unconditional, loving belief in Dog as a superior being and, in many ways, Man’s savior
Do you count yourself among the hundreds of thousands of DOG followers? Are you drinking from the dog water bowl? Author Jeff Lazarus asks the reader to be honest with themselves. Are YOU experiencing these symptoms of Dogtology:
- You relentlessly email, Facebook post, Pinterest pin dog photos, dog-toons, dog videos and dog PowerPoint slideshows to everyone on your contact lists on every social media platform regardless of the thundering silence and lack of “likes” you receive in response.
- Your dog groomer knows that the concept of “drop the dog off” does not apply to you, and you are allowed to wait in the staff lounge where you are given status reports every 15 minutes
- You give holiday gifts to and from your dog – and spend more time getting these exactly right than you do your gifts for humans.
- You happily purchase high-priced “gourmet” treats, such as “pupcakes” and “tail mix bars” for your hound while you live on Ramen Noodles to save on costs.
- You understand the sole purpose for which cell-phone cameras were invented: to capture cunning and hilarious shots of dogs behind the steering wheels of cars … wearing sunglasses … and wearing Scottish beanies!
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. The veritable shrines humans build to their dogs—in their homes, around their communities, and in the media ---are proof positive that Dogtology is indeed a bone-a-fide belief system that stands proudly alongside all the other great –isms and –ologies of the world. Chew on that!
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About the Author:
Inspired by his BFF, Roamy, Jeff Lazarus bonded with this stray pup who had the cutest face ever – and a personality to match. Olympic athlete, President of the Canine Mensa Society, the James Dean of dogs, and a performer, much like himself. Jeff notes, “he became my confidant, my sidekick. I found I could be truer with him than with anyone else; so I wanted to hang with him day and night. He became my refuge, my sanity, my partner in crime.”
Jeff has an MBA from Pepperdine and a B.A. in speech communication from Cal State. With over twenty years’ experience in sales, marketing, and scientific consulting at Merck & Co. Inc., Lazarus has been inducted into the Merck Hall of Fame and is a five-time winner of the Vice President’s Award. He has taught public speaking and marketing at the university level, performed in various theater groups, played in a rock band, and coached championship youth baseball and soccer teams. Dogtology: Live. Bark. Believe. is the first in a series of humorous pet books, with his next title, Listen Like a Dog: And Make Your Mark on the World publishing next year. For more information about his books and other Dogtology-themed products by Jeff Lazarus, please visit his website: www.Dogtology.com
DogTology: Live. Bark. Believe.
$19.95; 192 pages; Humor/Pets/Dogs; illustrated
Published by Greenleaf Book Group Press: May 2015
Anyone who has pets will really like this. You'll like it even if you haven't and you may even decide you need one!
Mary and her husband Jim had a dog named Lucky.
Lucky was a real character. Whenever Mary and Jim had company come for a weekend visit they would warn their friends to not leave their luggage open because Lucky would help himself to whatever struck his fancy. Inevitably, someone would forget and something would come up missing.
Mary or Jim would go to Lucky's toy box in the basement and there the treasure would be, amid all of Lucky's other favorite toys. Lucky always stashed his finds in his toy box and he was very particular that his toys stay in the box..
It happened that Mary found out she had breast cancer. Something told her she was going to die of this disease....in fact; she was just sure it was fatal.
She scheduled the double mastectomy, fear riding her shoulders. The night before she was to go to the hospital she cuddled with Lucky. A thought struck her...what would happen to Lucky?
Although the three-year-old dog liked Jim, he was Mary's dog through and through. If I die, Lucky will be abandoned, Mary thought. He won't understand that I didn't want to leave him! The thought made her sadder than thinking of her own death.
The double mastectomy was harder on Mary than her doctors had anticipated and Mary was hospitalized for over two weeks. Jim took Lucky for his evening walk faithfully, but the little dog just drooped, whining and miserable.
Finally the day came for Mary to leave the hospital. When she arrived home, Mary was so exhausted she couldn't even make it up the steps to her bedroom.. Jim made his wife comfortable on the couch and left her to nap..
Lucky stood watching Mary but he didn't come to her when she called. It made Mary sad but sleep soon overcame her and she dozed.
When Mary woke for a second she couldn't understand what was wrong. She couldn't move her head and her body felt heavy and hot. But panic soon gave way to laughter when Mary realized the problem. She was covered, literally blanketed, with every treasure Lucky owned!
While she had slept, the sorrowing dog had made trip after trip to the basement bringing his beloved mistress all his favorite things in life.
He had covered her with his love.
Mary forgot about dying. Instead she and Lucky began living again, walking further and further together every day. It's been 12 years now and Mary is still cancer-free. Lucky, he still steals treasures and stashes them in his toy box but Mary remains his greatest treasure..
Remember......live every day to the fullest. Each minute is a blessing. And never forget....the people who make a difference in our lives are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They are the ones that care for us.
Live simply.. Love seriously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to the dog.