This week I wanted to bring two very different books into the limelight – because they show the broad range of the ways in which dogs inspire and delight us, in real life and on the page.
Boze Hadleigh’s delightful book “Life’s a Pooch: Quotes About Dogs By People Who Love Them” is chock full of hundreds of celebrity quotes and anecdotes about what dogs have meant to them. The book embraces many aspects of the human-dog bond and explores our furry companions’ sometimes baffling world, while celebrating their impact on ours. Those quoted range from famous animal advocates like Betty White, Doris Day, and Martha Stewart – to Leonardo da Vinci and Leonardo DiCaprio. There are quotes from actors who co-starred with Lassie as well as singers, Presidents, and Walt Disney.
“The Fido Factor: How to Get a Leg Up at Work” by Krissi and Dan Barr, is a leadership book written by Krissi Barr with her husband, Dan. The book is written from the perspective – and with the expertise – of a business coach,whose consulting firm Barr Corporate Success, has a 15 year track record of working with executives and business people to help them reach their full potential. The practical advice for success draws its inspiration from the simple and clear way that dogs live their lives.
Tracie Hotchner is a nationally acclaimed pet wellness advocate, who wrote THE DOG BIBLE: Everything Your Dog Wants You to Know and THE CAT BIBLE: Everything Your Cat Expects You to Know. She is recognized as the premiere voice for pets and their people on pet talk radio. She continues to produce and host her own Gracie® Award winning NPR show DOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!) from Peconic Public Broadcasting in the Hamptons after 9 consecutive years and over 500 shows. She produced and hosted her own live, call-in show CAT CHAT® on the Martha Stewart channel of Sirius/XM for over 7 years until the channel was canceled, when Tracie created her own Radio Pet Lady Network where she produces and co-hosts CAT CHAT® along with 10 other pet talk radio podcasts with top veterinarians and pet experts.
Tracie also is the Founder and Director of the annual NY Dog Film Festival, a philanthropic celebration of the love between dogs and their people. Short canine-themed documentary, animated and narrative films from around the world create a shared audience experience that inspires, educates and entertains. With a New York City premiere every October, the Festival then travels around the country, partnering in each location with an outstanding animal welfare organization that brings adoptable dogs to the theater and receives half the proceeds of the ticket sales. Halo was a Founding Sponsor in 2015 and donated 10,000 meals to the beneficiary shelters in every destination around the country in 2016.
Tracie lives in Bennington, Vermont – where the Radio Pet Lady Network studio is based – and where her 12 acres are well-used by her 2-girl pack of lovely, lively rescued Weimaraners, Maisie and Wanda.
Pam Eves shared with us her story about her senior cat named, Tor and Halo natural cat food. She says:
“My old fella, Tor (16), has developed serious IBD. In truth, I feed the herd another brand of pet food as it’s what I can afford, being disabled. However, Tor can’t tolerate it anymore. So I’ve been mixing the kitten dry food in with the Sensitive Stomach canned food Halo sent us. His stool has finally gone from loose to almost normal, and he’s not incontinent anymore.”
Thank you Pam for sharing Tor’s story. Follow Tor’s journey on Instagram at @Tor.the.Man.
Halo is made with real WHOLE meat and never any “meat meals for proven superior digestibility, so it comes out just as easily as it goes in.
We recently heard from a Facebook fan, Laurie Millard Malm, who shared with us her Halo story. Here’s what she had to say:
“I would like to comment on and thank you for your dry foods. If it weren’t for Halo Holistic Turkey Liver Duck Recipe for Seniors our dog, Roxy who is 14, would not be here. She has liver cancer and this is the only food she can digest. We also use your small breed for younger dogs and your senior for all her older ones. We appreciate this product. And what you go through to try to keep it healthy for our pets. Again thank you so much! Depending on you to keep it so. You’re ever grateful customer.”
Thank you Laurie for sharing Roxy’s story and we hope she continues to live a happy and healthy life!
Halo pet food is now available at PetSmart stores in the US, as well as in Canada. You can find America’s Best Loved Holistic Brand in more than 1,500 PetSmart stores.
Halo is made with real WHOLE meat and never any “meat meal.” By using real WHOLE meat, poultry, or fish, and no “meat meal,” and ingredients that are holistic and humane, Halo is working to help people understand that the choices they make on pet food affect not just their animals, but all animals in our ecosystem. These efforts all support Halo’s mission to change the way companion animals are fed and farm animals are raised…for the better.
Missed the Facebook Live about the launch? No problem. You can watch below and learn more about Halo.
The Arizona Pet Project’s primary goal is preventing pet homelessness by keeping families with pets together. Oftentimes, pet owners can’t afford to care for their animals and they surrender them at shelters. They support families by keeping their pets healthy and safe.
On March 10th, the Arizona Pet Project will be hosting the 15th Annual HERO Awards, a fundraising event to save even more lives through the shelter prevention programs in Maricopa County. The event is also an opportunity to recognize local animals who have proved their courage, ability to overcome the greatest of challenges and their will to live. One of these local animals is Stella the Pitbull who will be receiving the Loyal Companion Award. She is being honored for providing comfort and happiness to a family who was affected by cancer and depression.
Thanks to a Halo partnership with Stella the Pitbull, The Arizona Pet Project will receive a Halo pet food donation courtesy of Freekibble.com and GreaterGood.org.
Thank you Stella and The Arizona Pet Project for making a WHOLE lof of difference for pets in your community.