A Super Smiley Adventure with Megan Blake - Pets & Animals - Pet Life Radio Original (PetLifeRadio.com)
Summary: Welcome to A Super Smiley Adventure! In living with dogs, cats and horses, one thing I’ve learned is that if we are open to it, animals will lead us on amazing adventures. Whether it’s Super Smiley, my giant mutt, hiking and camping across New England and inspiring an entire Flash Mob Dance Campaign; Tout Suite The Travel Kitty traveling with me to Pet Friendly Resorts; or Starfire, our beautiful Arabian, leading me on inner journeys of self-discovery; my life with animals is always an adventure. Add the “happy chemicals” pets bring and a smiling dog, and voila, our show appeared. On our podcast, we explore travel destinations, inner journeys and any path of pet adventure we can find. Pets lower our blood pressure, lower our heart rates and increase our happy chemicals. We are their leaders, but if we can open to see where they lead us, we will begin our own Super Smiley Adventures. :)
Did you know that Bissell, strong in vacuums since 1876, may be even more powerful in shelter pets? Cathy Bissell, of the beautiful Bissell family, shares her firsthand stories of her lifelong burning passion for rescue pets. She founded The Bissell Pet Foundation, and has raised millions of dollars to help dogs and cats with programs including Empty The Shelters, Feed The Shelters, Flying Shelter Pets to New Homes, Hurricane Rescue, Spay Neuter… You get the idea! If they can help, they are there! And, all the dogs and cats in the Bissell vacuum ads are real shelter pets! Cathy loves them all, and We Love Cathy! Listening to her firsthand stories will inspire you, give you ideas of how we each can help, and will just make your heart Super Smile. Cathy’s life is truly A Super Smiley Adventure.
Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah! Happy Holidays! “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” is here! But… it can also bring life threatening dangers to pets…, which can be so easily averted! So let’s keep em’ celebrating with great holiday tips from pet travel expert, Megan Blake, and PetSafe® behavior Education Specialist, Mandie Sweetnam! This is your "Need to Know!” super safe, Super Smiley Adventure!
Imagine horses dancing, performing, completely relaxed, a horse ballet with human aerialists, to a world-class level. Cavalia is the world renowned equestrian ballet created with Cirque de Soleil. The horses are free, loose, dancing choreography to live orchestral music in surreal beauty. Meet Fairland Ferguson, a Cavalia performer moving as one with these horses. Hear how they helped her heal after a 68-foot cliff fall… How they taught her to horse whisper and later to transport audiences to emotions of awe in witnessing the heights of the human animal bond. This is an Ultimate Super Smiley Adventure.
Meet Regina King! And… her sweet dog, Cornbread, who won our hearts with his worldwide television debut on the Golden Globes broadcast. An Academy Award, Emmy, and Golden Globe winner, Regina is in Time Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential People in the World! This powerhouse shares her inside take on making movies, living life and loving her dogs! Regina King is a real life “Super Hero,” on A Super Smiley Adventure!
Meet Hollywood gold Aly & AJ! Film and TV stars, and music industry platinum recording artists, They rock when it comes to their pets! Their dogs have toured with them! Credits include Two and a Half Men, The Goldbergs, and… starring with horses in the film, Secretariat! Their life is A Super Smiley Adventure!
Hosea Sanders is the 16-time Emmy winner who gets life and work inspiration from his dogs! Of course! He’s interviewed the world’s top actors at the Academy Awards and has hosted top television shows around the country. And… his heart is as big as his beautiful smile, his laugh is contagious, and his love for dogs is boundless. I am inspired! This is a beeeeautiful Super Smiley Adventure!
Remember the Awesome Tom Hanks’ film, Turner and Hooch, with the Giant Red Dog? It’s Back! - As the new Disney Series created by Matt Nix, staring Lyndsy Fonseca. Matt and Lyndsy share intimate insights about the series, the personal rescued dogs who inspired them to make the show and what it’s like working with a pack of Dogues de Bordeaux!
Danny Trejo, one of the world’s most beloved actors, the absolute toughest and scariest with the kindest, most gentle heart, dives even more intimately with stories about his life in prison, Hollywood and into his deep love of pets all reflected in his new book, Trejo – My Life of Crime, Redemption and Hollywood. And we get to meet one of his many dogs, sweet little Penny Lane!
One of the World’s most widely published aerial cinematographers uses his skills, drones and thermal cameras to rescue animals around the world after hurricanes, tornadoes and firestorms, including rescuing koalas in the Australian wild fires! Leading the pack in worldwide rescue by locating animals trapped after disasters, Doug Thron shares his stories and tells us about his new series, "Doug to the Rescue!” He is living the real life Super Hero, Super Smiley Adventure!
Watch Out Cannes Film Festival and Oscars! The FIDOS are here! Inspired by a little Fox Terrier named Mutt from France, The Palm Dog Awards, presented with the Cannes Film Festival and the Palm D’Or Awards, is the longest running ceremony honoring Dogs in Film. Mutt’s person, Toby Rose, also created the FIDOS, For Incredible Dogs On Screen! Meet THE Toby Rose and hear all about the moving, courageous dog actors who have etched permanent places in our psyches and hearts. Now This is A Super Smiley Adventure!
All things unexplainably align, and a dog is right in the middle of it! That’s a Dogwink! A “miraculous" event when a dog’s actions help us in a seemingly divinely inspired way. Meet the couple who sees the miraculous in life and in dogs… Who first captured these awe inspiring true stories in their best seller, “Godwink" and now in their new Best Seller, “Dogwinks!" Listen now to be inspired beyond the expected with authors SQuire Rushnell and his beautiful wife, Louise DuArt. The fact that this is the first show after Smiley’s Life Tribute feels like it’s Smiley’s Dogwink to us. This is indeed a Super Smiley Adventure.
Shelter Mutt, 3 time abandoned, Super Smiley rose from the streets of LA to a life path that few humans even dream of. A film actor, National Spokes-Dog, creator of the world’s first Kindness Program “Teaching Kids Kindness Through Pets,” Smiley inspired the world with his charismatic smile and red cape. Face to face, he touched the lives of thousands. And through his films, television and radio work, he shared with 100’s of thousands the concept of animals as healers and teachers… And that Mutts Rock! It was A Wonderful Life… And, the ultimate Super Smiley Adventure.
We’ve all heard of the great Bissell Vacuums, Right? Founded in 1876, it’s strong in vacuums and just as strong in Shelter Pets! Cathy Bissell, of the beautiful Bissell family, has a life passion rescue pets. She founded The Bissell Pet Foundation, and just last year, provided over 360,000 meals to shelter pets and awarded over $3 Million towards adoption, spay/neuter, microchipping and emergency support! She spearheaded Empty the Shelters campaigns, And… All the dogs in their ads are shelter pets! We Love Her! Listening to this Super Smiley Adventure will inspire you and make your heart Super Smile.
And it goes much much deeper. Did you know Dita is Justin’s real-life dog? And he’s a real-life Police Officer and she’s a trained Police Narcotics Detection Dog! And, Justin was a war photographer in Afghanistan! On the series, Dita apprehends enemies, clears buildings and detects explosives. She’s actually doing what she trained for as a police dog! They have many many adventures to share on this episode A Super Smiley Adventure! Tune in!
What if your dog were in a car accident or fire? Could First Responders save him? Come meet Debra Jo Chipuzio! Led by her Zen rescued dog, they were just featured in People Magazine, won a CNN Hero of the Year Nomination, And… recently received International recognition from Supreme Master Ching Hai with the Shining World Compassion Award for benevolently saving animals. What are Debra Jo and Emma Zen doing? They are donating 1,000’s of Oxygen masks to First Responders so they can save our pets when called! Emma Zen dog is absolutely leading Debra Jo and all of their rescued birds, pig, tortoise and pack on a Shining & Heroic Super Smiley Adventure!