Thursday night is the best night of the week for pet lovers. Why? Because it’s Pets Teach Us So Much Radio night with your hosts Robbin and Joseph Everett! Woot, woot!
We have an interesting and informative show this evening with two fabulous guests.
Author, Sid Korpi will talk about her book Good Grief: Finding Peace After Pet Loss
Missy Johnson will discuss her Dogs for the PAWS project
Plus Celebrity Pet Gossip, Animal Health update, hilarity and mayhem!
Go to Blog Talk Radio via this link to jump into the chat room! It’s a great place to ask questions and hang out during the show! http://www.blogtalkradio.com/tppctv
Woofy Woo! See you there!
About Sid Korpi and her book, Good Grief: Finding Peace After Pet Loss The pain of losing a beloved animal companion is unlike any other. However, because our society on the whole discounts our grief as frivolous since we’ve “merely lost an animal,” too many of us feel we must keep silent in our anguish or be labeled somehow defective. Good Grief: Finding Peace After Pet Loss ends the misperception that we must suffer in solitary confinement and thus prolong, or stay permanently stuck in, our grief.
The book melds the author’s personal perspectives and astounding stories with those of professionals (such as veterinarians, animal communicators, and religious leaders) and other animal lovers the world over to help you make your pet-grieving process as positive as possible.
Reading this book will teach you:
• How to emotionally prepare for a pet’s euthanasia—understanding when it’s time;
• How to take care of yourself while around people who just don’t understand your pain;
• How to view death not as an ending, but (as animals see it) a natural transformation;
• How to memorialize and celebrate your pet’s life; and
• How to move on after your loss and love again.
About the Author Sid Korpi has combined her decades of varied professional experience—as an editor, writer, journalist, English teacher, actor, and ordained minister/animal chaplain—with her lifelong devotion to the animal companions who have blessed and shared her life in creating Good Grief: Finding Peace After Pet Loss. Surviving a “tsunami of loss” in her own life led to her discovery of spiritual truths that brought her strength and facilitated her heart’s healing. She felt compelled to share these things with others who suffer—often in isolation—from the passing on of their very dearest nonhuman friends, their pets.
She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with her husband Anthony Kaczor and their eight animal friends/family members: Ambrose, Blanche, Oliver and Keely (Westies); Giles and Xander (cats); and Atticus and Scout (finches). For more information about Sid, her links and to visit her blog, go to: www.goodgriefpetloss.com
Missy Johnson & Dogs for the Paws Born in Florida, grew up in Ohio, Annamarie “Missy” Johnson always knew she wanted to be an artist. Upon graduation from college, Missy moved to one of her favorite places , Charleston, South Carolina. She has enjoyed a very productive and creative career as a graphic designer in the screen printing/advertising promotionals field. In her spare time she enjoys painting and working on commission projects.
Missy enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her husband, Jim and their 5 dogs (4 of which are rescues). They are also active rescue volunteers, donating their time fostering and doing home visits. Missy works with rescues across the country designing artwork that they use in their events and fundraising. She is proud to say that her artwork has helped raise thousands of dollars for homeless pets across the country.
About Dogs for the PAWS
“I started Dogs for the PAWS hoping to challenge myself to get back to painting. Working with rescues across the country, donating artwork, I thought it might be a unique way to feature some great dogs who came from shelters or rescues. Since October and November are National shelter and adoption months, I thought this was a good time to start the project .When I sent out the press release back in September 2009, I had 37 dogs submitted in the first week. As the weeks went on I continued to receive submissions and these stories of courageous, aged, some abused, dogs that survived such terrible events at the hands of humans or sad circumstances…but ended up being adopted into loving families. As I posted the dogs’ stories, people were sharing the link with others, and so on…This sort of “network” has evolved with all these people and their dedication to homeless pets. I paint the dogs’ portraits then share the stories, which are written by the families, on Facebook, Twitter, and the Dog’s group blog, www.dogsforthepaws.blogspot.com… I never knew when the project started, that it would reach out to others and get them to share their inspiring dogs’ stories. Some of these dogs are “celebrities” in their areas of the country, while others are just much loved by their families who are also rescue/shelter volunteers. People have used the paintings and blog to showcase how wonderful adopted pets are.” If you would like to join Dogs for the PAWS and help share our message of hope and inspiration on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/DogsforthePAWS We are also on Twitter: www.Twitter.com/DogsforthePAWS
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