Hurricane Sandy Batters TPPC.tv HQ

Yesterday in Ocean Grove, NJ, hurricane Sandy was knocking at our door.

Yesterday in Ocean Grove, NJ, hurricane Sandy was knocking at our door.

 

She no batter? Oh yes she is.

The wind gust are expected to get up to 85 miles an hour today as we hunker down for the nastiest bi-yatch of a storm we have seen…since last year.

You know Joe talks so much about safety on our show, and with good reason…Chief Joseph Everett of the Bradley Beach Fire Department, is helping to coordinate the emergency services with the Office of Emergency Management.  Some mandatory evacuations have taken place, just one block over from us.

The house is creeking and vibrating from time to time.    The ocean is roiling and boiling, as you can see from the picture above.

Phil and Cha were checking out the waves and wind.

Phil and Cha were checking out the waves and wind.

And then…

Phil decided she had enough of Sandy and wanted to tuck her head under the covers.

Phil decided she had enough of Sandy and wanted to tuck her head under the covers.

We will keep you posted as long as we have electricity.  We hope you and yours are safe during this massive, horrific, weather event.

 

 

MeowMonday TunaTuesday CatLadyLand Cat-Toon, Cat-a-tude

Cat-a-tude?

Cat-a-tude?

 

We love Angie!

Angie Bailey is a Minnesota writer, cat fancier, word game junkie, creative-project dabbler, music lover, food enthusiast, wife, and mother to two humans and three cats. She spends most of her days enjoying her family, scribbling for her cat humor blog,Catladyland, playing Scrabble, laughing at her cats’ shenanigans, and finding the silliness in most everything.

Pets Teach Us So Much Radio Show 69, Winning the Alpha Struggle in Your Human Relationship

A pet radio show that gives you love advice?  That’s right! This pet radio show, The Pets Teach Us Much Radio Show gives you pet news plus lessons from our pets in the love department! Pets really do teach us so much.

The Love Genies return with an interesting segment about Winning the Alpha Struggle in your human relationship.  We give you some down home, real advice your Mama never told you.

 

The relationship struggle for alpha.  Don't worry, The Love Genies can help!

The relationship struggle for alpha. Don’t worry, The Love Genies can help!

 

Plus Carol Bryant from Fidose of Reality joins us to talk about tips for having a howling good time with your pets this Halloween.

Carol Bryant

Carol Bryant

And cat bloggers Angie Bailey and Nicky Westbrook join us to talk about their latest non-cat related project called 82 South St.  A sketch comedy series available for viewing with a new episode every week…see the press release below.

We will also be giving you the latest pet news, gossip and info from all over the world, so please join us on Thursday, October 25 at 6:30 PM EST live at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/tppctv or download anytime.

 

Angie Bailey and Nicky Westbrook

Angie Bailey and Nicky Westbrook

Press Release:

New Comedy Web Series From Two Sketchy Ladies!

Chisago City, MN – October, 17 2012 – 82 South St. Productions, LLC is excited to announce the premiere of a twisted new sketch comedy web series, 82 South St., premiering on Monday, Oct 22nd onhttp://www.82southst.com.

After a successful Indiegogo fundraising campaign, this summer funny lady moms Angie Bailey and Nicky Westbrook shot season one of the offbeat, witty web series they co-wrote, co-produced, and co-performed. Having met at an arts college in the late 80’s, Bailey and Westbrook say they’ve always wanted to collaborate on something “smart, silly, and worthy of embarrassing our children.” With storylines that center around a pawn shop that deals in feminine hygiene (Tampawn Shop) and a dismal scrapbooker who creates a highly decorative scrapbook featuring all the horrific low points of her life (Black Scrapbook), 82 South St. straddles the line between dark comedy and absurdity.

Los Angeles-based actor/writer Cullen Douglas says, “In my humble opinion, Nicky and Angie are a couple of MMFS (Mother Making Funny Stuff)!!! Their humor is real and endearing, just like the two of them. The fact that they created the series outside the Hollywood studio system is a testament to their tenacity, know-how and comedic chops. Move over, Laverne and Shirley. You’re being deported, Ab Fab. There’s some new girls in town who’ll make you laugh and clean your room…or no dessert for you!”

 

Episodes of 82 South St. can be seen starting Monday, October 22nd, on the show’s official website:www.82southst.com.

82 South St. includes award-winning writer, blogger, and soon-to-be author of a cat humor parody book, Angie Bailey and award-winning amateur videographer and blogger, Nicky Westbrook.

 

 

MeowMonday TunaTuesday CatLadyLand Cat-Toon, Poop Butt

Oh No!

Oh No!

We love Angie!

Angie Bailey is a Minnesota writer, cat fancier, word game junkie, creative-project dabbler, music lover, food enthusiast, wife, and mother to two humans and three cats. She spends most of her days enjoying her family, scribbling for her cat humor blog,Catladyland, playing Scrabble, laughing at her cats’ shenanigans, and finding the silliness in most everything.


Use Your Inner Puppy to Charm Absolutely Anyone!

Use Your Inner Puppy to Charm Absolutely Anyone!

Puppies! (Photo:Sparkyhub.com)

Puppies! (Photo:Sparkyhub.com)

 

Robbin and Joseph Everett, aka The Love Genies, talked about this topic on the Pets Teach Us So Much Radio Show, a pet radio show for pet lovers  on Thursday, Oct. 18, but we wanted to give you a recap.  If you would like more information about finding your inner puppy, listen to show number 68 on the show player.

So many of us stroll through life unaware of the impressions we are giving the world.  We don’t harness the power of what our pets are teaching us each and every day.

You need to get in touch with your inner puppy!

Think about a puppy and what immediate impressions do you get?

-Awww!

-Adorable!

-Cute!

-Warm

-Fuzzy

You want to engage and play with the puppy…hold it, watch it and you become enamored the pup, wanting to engage further.

Now think about the physical attributes of a puppy when you face it for the first time, and the message that it conveys to you on a subliminal level.  Is it facing you squarely?  Looking you in the eye?  Acting playful?   How do those behaviors make you feel?  The puppy has nothing to hide,  a spring in their step, not judging and is happy.

What happens when you walk into a room?  What message are you giving to the world?  Do you have the weight of the world upon your shoulders and are you literally hunched over?

When you pet looks at you, he looks into your soul.  Do you look in people’s eyes when you greet them?  Are you sensing their personalities or are you closed off and unreceptive?

Within the first few seconds of meeting someone, you form an impression.  With so much information coming at us all day everyday, this is the way our brains have been hardwired to optimize information.

So people can tap into their inner puppy by breathing deep, opening their solar plexus and really keeping your self in the moment.  Puppies are in the moment.  When you are playing with a puppy, you have a tendency to forget the 9,000 things you had to do, even for just a moment, and engage the puppy, being charmed.

Tap into your inner puppy and charm the world!

The Best Pet Radio Show stars The Love Genies! Pets Teach Us So Much Radio Show 68, Find Your Irresistible Inner Puppy and Charm Anyone

Pet Radio Show stars The Love Genies!

Pets Teach Us So Much Radio Show 68, Find Your Irresistible Inner Puppy and Charm Anyone!

 

Squee! Cute Puppy! Heart Melting (Photo: CuteHeaven.com)

Squee! Cute Puppy! Heart Melting! (Photo: CuteHeaven.com)

The Love Genies Rock The House!

Love is in the air tonight as we talk about finding your irresestible inner puppy and using that adorable little fuzz ball to charm absolutely anyone!

Plus, current pet news and information of course!

Scheduled to appear tonight:

Vladae Roytapel, The Russian Dog Wizard (Photo: Animal Fair)

Vladae Roytapel, The Russian Dog Wizard (Photo: Animal Fair)

Vladae Roytapel, The Russian Dog Wizard!  Ask Vladae your toughest dog training questions.

Molly Mednikow, Director and Founder of Amazon Cares

Molly Mednikow, Director and Founder of Amazon Cares

Molly Mednikow, Director of Amazon Cares updates us on the shelter’s progress after the big flood.

Join us Thursday night, October 18 at 6:30 PM EST live – http://www.blogtalkradio.com/tppctv to jump into the chat room or download anytime.

 

Meow Monday, Tuna Tuesday, CatLadyLand Cat-Toon, Playing Go Fish

Oh Saffy!

Oh Saffy!

We love Angie! Stay tuned, Angie will be a guest on our pet radio show, Pets Teach Us So Much, within the next few weeks.  We can’t wait to hear what she has been up to!

Angie Bailey is a Minnesota writer, cat fancier, word game junkie, creative-project dabbler, music lover, food enthusiast, wife, and mother to two humans and three cats. She spends most of her days enjoying her family, scribbling for her cat humor blog,Catladyland, playing Scrabble, laughing at her cats’ shenanigans, and finding the silliness in most everything.

 

Pet Industry Trend Predictions for 2013 released from Pets Teach Us So Much Radio Show and Blog

 

As 2012 fades away, we realize we are in the last quarter of another wonderfully depressed economic year in the crapper.  You know we don’t mince words here at Pets Teach Us So Much, so lets call it as we see it.  Real estate values are still down, gas prices are rising and we are all frustrated.

We can gloss the numbers as the politicians are telling us things are getting better.  We don’t see that happening, do you?  There aren’t fabulous jobs and we certainly can’t get top dollar for our homes.

Why are these issues important?  They set the stage for the tone of the coming year.  People aren’t spending bucket loads of cash on luxury products.  Pet consumers will continue to drive the market with issues that are close to our hearts and that make a difference in our lives.

So lets take a look at what we are predicting:

1. We don’t want to be BIG FOOT with our Carbon Paw print.

We will continue to be conscious of our Carbon Paw print. Products such as cat litter containing pine, corn and wheat and pet beds you fill with your own repurposed blankets and cloths will continue to peak consumer interest.

Recycled rubber pet toys and bowls, eco-friendly materials and natural pet washes and remedies will grow as a serious market sector.  Pet owners will look to repurpose what they were going to send to Good Will.  For example, ideas such as repurposing a muffin tin to use as a pet bowl for a dog who turns into “wolf” when it comes to feeding time, will reduce the chance of bloat and save you $25 on a special bowl.

Birkenstock sandals and patchouli oil no longer separate this consumer from the main stream.  These products interest a highly educated consumer class willing to spend a tiny bit more to leave a smaller carbon paw print.

2. No more beaks and tails in pet food! Pet Health and nutrition is king!

Picture: foods4dogs.com

Picture: foods4dogs.com

Pet consumers are becoming increasingly educated and aware of what their pet feeding options are.  This year alone, widely distributed, tainted chicken jerky treats from China killed over 400 pets and consumers are angry and arming themselves with information.

High end, gluten free, nutritious foods will continue to grow as a market sector driven by educated consumers.   Specialty shopping at big box stores, the internet and local retailers will grow as a result of this trend.  Supermarkets will need to offer premium brands if they want to keep the consumer spending money in the store.

3.  Pet Pawrents will Bark and Purr over Social Media.

A very social pup!

A very social pup!

Pet owners read pet related blogs, listen to pet related podcasts and use the internet to communicate with other pet owners.  Social media will continue to enable the global pet community to make the world a smaller place by assisting pets to become friends and share information via the web.

Pet owners will commune via Facebook and Twitter, while finding information and entertainment on the net.  People can relate to each other and share stories about their pets regardless of their location while they feel a genuine sense of community.

Pet products staying ahead of the curve with this trend will be advertising on the blogs and on podcasts leveraging the good will pet new media creators have built over time.  But beware, this market is honest and may refuse market segments they feel strongly about forgoing advertising revenue.

4. Pet Safety awareness Will Help Us Coddle and Swaddle Our Pets

Wrapped up and safe! (Picture: epiclol.com)

Wrapped up and safe! (Picture: epiclol.com)

New Jersey’s pending pet seat belt law is an excellent example of how keeping our pets safe will translate into pet product sales.  Seat belt restraints and car carriers will see an increase in sales as we gain awareness of keeping our pets safe while we travel.

Products such as light up night time collars, reflective leashes, pet evacuation safety kits, floatation jackets and the like will gain market share and shelf space at your local store or on your favorite internet site.

With the $52 billion dollar pet product market place growing, we will frequently update you on the latest trends here on our blog and on our pet radio show, Pets Teach Us So Much.

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If you are interested in interviewing Robbin and Joseph Everett, Pet Trendologists, Animal Advocates and Pet Lifestyle Experts for your blog, radio or television show or business, send an inquiry to info@tppc.tv.  The Everetts are available to speak about Pet Trends at industry events.

Imperial Cat Toy Halloween Cat ‘n Around Toy Giveaway

Imperial Cat Toys Halloween Theme, Catnip Filled Fun Toys!

Imperial Cat Toys Halloween Theme, Catnip Filled Fun Toys!

Cats Are in for a Treat this Halloween

Imperial Cat’s Holiday-Themed Scratch ‘n Shapes & Cat ‘n Around Toys

Add Feline Flair to the Home

 

Morrilton, AR (August 22, 2012) – Imperial Cat expands their line of high-quality, eco-friendly and natural feline lifestyle products to include fun and spooky Halloween themed Scratch ‘n Shapes. The fall inspired prints and shapes include several festive pumpkin designs, a spooky fishbone, a hanging skeleton and a Halloween scene print your kitty will love.

“We know it can be difficult to find pet toys and accessories that are festive and complement the home décor. That’s why we outfitted our popular Scratch ‘n Shapes and Cat ‘n Around Toys with Halloween themed shapes and designs,” comments Kristie Hamilton, Imperial Cat’s Director of Sales. “We wanted to cater to both cats and pet parents by providing fun, pet friendly seasonal additions that cater to every cat’s lifestyle.”

Imperial Cat’s popular line of Scratch ‘n Shapes was developed to satisfy the feline’s instinctive need to scratch while simultaneously providing a place for kitty to stretch and play. And thanks to the variety of horizontal and hanging variations, you can choose a shape and style that fits your cat’s scratching preference and matches your home décor.

 

Scratch ‘n Shapes are made in the USA from 100% post consumer recycled materials and are 100% recyclable after kitty’s use. The honeycomb texture of the Scratch ‘n Shapes corrugated cardboard imitates natural tree bark, so cats instinctively want to sink their claws into the scratchers – instead of holiday decorations. Each scratcher includes a bag of Certified Organic Catnip to encourage the happy, active lifestyle of an Imperial Cat. In addition to the holiday scratchers, check out Imperial Cat’s Halloween themed Cat ‘n Around plush toys. Filled with Organic Cat Nip, the Cat ‘n Around seasonal characters include a candy corn shape, Frankenstein figure and a spooky ghost.

For years, Imperial Cat has been catering to the cat community’s needs and their holiday themed scratchers and toys are no exception, encouraging the healthy and active lifestyle of your Imperial Cat. Visitwww.imperialcat.com for more information.

About Imperial Cat

For 25 years, Imperial Cat has manufactured high quality, eco-friendly and natural cat products developed to enhance the lives of cats and their owners. For more information on their feline friendly products, please visitwww.imperialcat.com.

We are giving away the adorable 3 Halloween Themed Catnip filled toys pictured above.  Enter to win!

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Pets Teach Us So Much Radio Show 67, Hot Pet Trends Predictions for 2013

(Picture: CatWisdom101)

(Picture: CatWisdom101)

We are pet trendologists…and it’s time to predict what’s ahead for hot pet trends in 2013!  Be in the know and get the info., from the most popular pet radio show on the internet today!  The Pet Podcast Channel (TPPC.tv) keeps you in the loop!

 

Plus we have author Kelly Preston talking about her book, Real Dogs Don’t Whisper, Life Lessons from a Real Dog.

You know we always have the latest pet news and information PLUS Princess the Camel’s Weekly football pick!  Dig it! Live on Thursday, October 11 at 6:30 PM EST! Go to http://www.blogtalkradio.com/tppctv to jump into the chat room or listen live.