Relationship Advice for People with Pets, How to Make Your Partner Purr

How to Make Your Partner Purr!

Make your partner purr! (photo:

Make your partner purr! (photo:

Relationship advice for people with pets brought to you by The Love Genies, Robbin and Joseph Everett.  We discussed this topic on episode 94.  Tune in to hear the entire discussion.  Below is a synopsis…

Ok, this topic sounds a little Purrr-vey! But BARE with us! (Oh the puns!)

In the busy state of the world today, people hardly get a chance to breathe.  Even when we are not working, our minds seem to be racing with the 1,000 things we need to be doing next.  It is so hard to be in the moment.

Being in the moment can actually make us feel anxious!  Relaxing and enjoying is a lost art.  Spending time with someone special should be a great experience filled with laughter and fun and certainly shouldn’t  be another cause for anxiety.

So how do we make people feel special?  By listening to them.  It’s actually that simple.  Slowing down the wheels in our mind and …it’s ok to laugh here….the voices in our head opens us up to other people.

Joe used to say that I had a hearing problem because I didn’t hear what he was saying.  I scheduled an appointment at the audiologist to get my hearing checked because we were both very concerned.

The Dr. ran a series of tests.  He came back into the exam room to deliver the results and he asked me a question.  He said, “Are you a busy person?”  I replied, “YES!”  Between the TV show, at the time, a blog, and everything else we had on our plate I was completely overloaded.

The Dr. told me my hearing was one of the best that he has ever seen.  He explained that when we are busy, our brains basically don’t allow our ears to hear when we are preoccupied with our own thoughts.  He said he has experienced this frequently with busy executives.  The Dr. then asked me another question.  He asked,  “What I wanted my spouse to know?“ I didn’t understand the question.

The Dr. explained that on occasion, the executives he was testing asked him to tell their spouses that they did in fact have a hearing problem.  This would keep harmony in the home and lead to less fighting!    This is a true story!  The Dr. and I had a good laugh and I explained that wouldn’t be necessary in my case.

I do however, need to make an effort to listen to people.  I usually make lists of everything I need to do, just to try to empty out my brain.  This way, I can be more open to my surroundings.  Our pets are always listening.  It is instinctual for them.  Survival instincts passed down for generations to assure the proliferation of the species.  Just crinkle a bag or open a can of tuna and watch your pride or pack members come running.

This leads us to our point.  The sexiest, most thoughtful thing you can do for your partner is to listen to them.  Self-centered individuals or those people who don’t know what is important to you, need to listen to you.  This is the foundation for a great relationship.

Making your partner purr simply begins with listening to them and validating them.

Stay tuned for Part II next week, Beyond Making Your Partner Purr.

Ellen Degeneres’ Pet Food Company to Host NYC Pop Up Shop to Help Pets

Press Release 

Halo, Purely for Pets to Host NYC Pop Up Shop to “Do Good” for Pets

Ellen DeGeneres’ Pet Food Company’s City Tails –NYC Promotion

Celebrates People and Pets Together


Ellen DeGeneres and her pets (photo:

Ellen DeGeneres and her pets (photo:

New York, NY – May 22, 2013 – Halo, Purely for Pets, the natural pet food company co-owned by Ellen DeGeneres, is taking its philanthropy efforts to the streets of New York City.

Halo, known for its corporate social responsibility and innovative marketing practices, is hosting a “Pop up Shop” May 29- June 26, 2013, at The Corner, located at the Roger Smith hotel, 501 Lexington Ave. at 47th St.

The month long event, “Halo City Tails – NYC,” unites pet lovers, provides easy ways for visitors to help pets in need, and engages customers with the Halo brand and mission to give back to the community.

Pop up Shop visitors can meet adoptable pets from local shelters and rescues, enter weekly raffles, attend pet performances and hear from experts like Dr. Marty Becker, “America’s Veterinarian,” who will speak to pet parents and sign copies of his books on June 21.

“I’ve never seen a company do anything quite like this, so I wanted to be part of Halo’s effort to help pets and the people who love them,” says Dr. Becker, whose current focus is “taking the pet out of petrified….and putting pets back into practices.”

New Yorkers and visitors alike can “pop in and do good” for pets by supporting the Halo Pet Foundation through charitable contributions. Donors receive merchandise from the Ellen Show, chances to win prizes like shelter donations, tickets to see the Ellen Show in Los Angeles, and more.

The excitement isn’t limited to the Big Apple. Through a social media “Check in for Charity” campaign, pet lovers around the nation can participate in City Tails and “do good for pets” by visiting Halo retailers for a chance to win their favorite shelter 10,000 meals of Halo

And, 100% of donations to the Halo Pet Foundation are granted to animal welfare and rescue groups. Halo, Purely for Pets underwrites all operating expenses.

Halo co-owner Ellen DeGeneres is well known for her efforts on behalf of pets, as is the company. “Pet adoption is something I’m extremely passionate about.  I believe that by working together, we can find good homes for the millions of homeless and abandoned pets out there,” DeGeneres says.

The official kibble sponsor of, Halo donates 1.5 million meals to shelter pets each year. The company partnered with the U.S. Postal Service to donate 1 million meals to shelter pets in support of the Adopt a Shelter Pet stamp in 2010. Halo is also the sponsor of the first two episodes of the PBS special “Shelter Me,” in 2012 and 2013 (airing now), to inspire adoption of pets from shelters.

Nearly 100 Halo retailers across the city look forward to participating in City Tails. For every dollar’s worth of Halo pet food that customers buy during the event, will donate one meal of Halo Spot’s Stew to a New York area shelter. City Tails has information about participating Halo retailers and Halo food coupon giveaways (only redeemable at Halo retailers).

“We are deeply thankful for the support of our customers and retailers, and wanted to find another meaningful way to share our brand and further our company’s philanthropic impact,” says Steve Marton, Halo’s CEO. “So we’re taking to the streets of New York to promote adoptable pets, give access to leading pet care experts, and give people an easy way to ‘do good’ for pets.”

For an updated calendar of events, hours and participating New York retailers, visit:

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Why do cats get cranky? Mystery Solved!

Why do cats get cranky? Mystery Solved!

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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 is also the co-creator, co-writer, and performer in a sketch comedy web series called 82 South St. 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.

Great pet radio show! Pets Teach Us So Much Radio 94, How To Make Your Partner Purr!

It’s time for the greatest pet radio show on the planet, Pets Teach Us So Much, to bring you another fabulous episode! Your hosts, Robbin and Joseph Everett are ready to rock the house!




The Love Genies will talk relationships and tell you how to make your partner purr!!!

Plus, we will cover all of the latest pet news and info from around the globe including cat constipation!


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Even a kitty gets constipated sometimes (

Join us, May 30 at 6:00PM EST on live. Jump into the chat room and let us know your thoughts.  You can download anytime via our site, iTunes or Stitcher.  Or just access the player on our site to listen.


On Memorial Day, 2013

A day to remember

A day to remember

In our town,Memorial Day today was filled with a beautiful ceremony attended by the largest crowd in recent memory.



The keynote speaker was Capt. James B. McPherson, USCG, Chief of Staff First Coast Guard District, Boston, MA and town resident.  Pictured with Fire Chief Joseph Everett.

Fire Chief Joseph Everett participating in the Memorial Day Ceremonies

Fire Chief Joseph Everett participating in the Memorial Day Ceremonies

A big thank you to all who have served, past and present.  We appreciate your service to your county.  God Bless America.

Memorial Day, 2013

Memorial Day, 2013


Love Genies, Oh, No She Didn’t-Be the Eagle

On Pets Teach Us So Much Radio, 93 we talked about “seeing red”.  Being angry and not living up to your fullest potential.  This is a synopsis of what we discussed.  To listen to the full commentary, check out show 93.

Oh, No She Didn’t

Is your fur up on your back?  Did someone steal your hidden cookie?  Are you fed up with the world?  Did someone piss in your grapefruit? (OK, that’s Joe’s saying in case you didn’t know.)

Well hell, stuff happens.  We all know that it does.  It’s easy to see the color red, but it is hard to be read as a person.  Animals make it easy to read their emotions.  They arch their backs, hiss, bark, pin their ears back and BAM! You should have seen it coming right?

As an aside, the only people that never seem to see an attack coming are those reporters on TV that are doing a story with a cat in their lap and the are unaware that the cat doesn’t want to be pet.  But, these acts make for good TV, or at least outtakes and You Tube video.

Sometimes people do things that are so outrageous and egregious that we can’t help but arch our backs and hiss, or raise our legs and …well, you know.

Look, we are human, but we need to learn to not let the little things ruin our day.  Count to ten, take a walk, take a deep breath.  In the big scheme of things, haters gonna hate, you know?  So let them hate.  Let them sit in their own negativity.

Soar baby, soar!

Soar baby, soar!

Be the eagle.  Soar.  Lift your spirit above all of the negative and turn whatever happened into a positive.  Your positive relationships and positive people around you will help you overcome.  Don’t let these things hold you back from your world of infinite possibilities. donates to Oklahoma pet food pantry



Oklahoma people and pets after the tornado. (

Oklahoma people and pets after the tornado. ( to Donate 10% of Sales Toward Helping Homeless and Injured Pets in Oklahoma

Company seeks to help animals after a tornado claiming the lives of more than 20 people

NEW YORK (May 22, 2013) – In response to the recent natural disaster in Moore, Oklahoma, has announced that it will be donating 10 percent of its total sales this week toward helping the dogs and cats left without homes in the area.

The company will donate to the Pet Food Pantry of OKC, which is offering dog and cat food, leashes, collars, food bowls and other items to pet owners in need. Many pets and pet owners have been separated during the storm, and is doing what it can to help rescue these pets and hopefully reunite them with their owners.

“This disaster has had a devastating impact not only on the people who live there, but on their pets as well,” said Jared Katz, Vice President of Sales for “We feel it is part of our responsibility to do whatever we can to help out using the resources at our disposal, and we encourage our partner organizations in the area to do the same.” encourages any residents who find lost or homeless pets in the Moore area to call the local Animal Resource Center at 405-604-2892. The center, which is also offering shelter for displaced people temporarily, is located at 7949 S. I-35 Service Road in Oklahoma. The City of Moore Animal Control Department will collect information on lost and found pets, and can be reached at 405-793-5190.

In addition to the contributions, the company is also calling on its partner pet care providers in and around Moore to help care for injured and homeless animals.

On Monday, May 20, an EF-4 tornado touched down in Moore, with an estimated 24 people—including nine children—losing their lives and many more seriously injured, according to ABC News. Many dogs and cats have been left wandering the streets without homes, many of them suffering from injuries of their own. has a network of trusted pet care providers across North America, including near Moore. Pet owners use the website to find pet care services—such as dog walking, boarding and doggy daycare—close to where they live.

The Central Oklahoma Humane Society is currently hard at work rescuing and providing shelter to pets. To learn more and to make a contribution, visit

Pets Teach Us So Much Radio for animal lovers, 93, Oh, No She Didn’t!

Pet lovers!  It’s time to have some fun! Join us for another fabulous episode of pet podcast fun!  The pet podcast show you love is back on the air with fun and flair as we dare to talk with candor about all that matters to us and our pets.

OH NO! (

OH NO! (

On tap:

The Love Genies return with a head shaking, finger wagging episode of relationship advice especially for pet lovers.

We will be hitting the highlights from BlogPaws

Breaking news about pets, nature, products and the celebrities you love!

Join us at 6:00 PM EST live on BlogTalkRadio, ( or download us on iTunes or listen anytime on our site or through stitcher.


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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 is also the co-creator, co-writer, and performer in a sketch comedy web series called 82 South St. 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.

Rachel Ray’s Zero Grain Dog Food Giveaway

Zero Grain goes main stream…

We have been talking about an increase of low or no grain pet foods in the marketplace.  We predicted earlier in the year, as consumers become more educated about pet health and nutrition, they will want higher quality foods for their pets.

Well, Rachel Ray’s Zero Grain dog food has stepped up to the plate.


Rachel Ray's Zero Grain

Rachel Ray’s Zero Grain

The folks at Rachel Ray sent us this beautiful kit with literature and samples.

As we read in the materials, this product is created with simple, natural ingredients.

  • US farm-raised turkey is the #1 ingredient
  • Zero grains, glutens or fillers
  • Zero poultry by-product meal
  • Zero artificial flavors, colors or preservatives.

All of that and you can buy it in the grocery store or at Walmart.  It retails for $11.99 for a 6Lb bag and $24.99 for a 14lb bag.

Would you like to win a bag for your dog?  Enter below!
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