A Super Smiley Adventure with Megan Blake - Pets & Animals on Pet Life Radio (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. :)
Meet the Stars as FOX presents the 2nd Annual TV Special where Stars are shining their light on over 200 Rescue Dogs! We talk to The Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco, Dancing with the Stars’ Carrie Ann Inaba, Hot in Cleveland’s Wendie Malick, multi Grammy Winner Emmylou Harris and many more about the programs they create and the work they do to highlight rescue. Meet US Marine pilot Alisa Johnson’s Dogs on Deployment. ‘Unchain’ dogs with the Sam Simon Award Winners Fences for Fido! And, Wings of Rescue flies 1,000 dogs right from the show across the US to Forever Homes! Celebrate Dog Rescue! On this Super Smiley Adventure!
The most elaborate, elegant, 'coutured' dog event known to man… raises money and awareness for dog rescue! Laura Souza, the creator of G Girl Productions invites us into her world, right into her Doggie Cotillion where we meet the chefs, the resort hosts, the 'Miss Cotillion' winner and best of all: the North Florida Yorkie Rescue. Gourmet pet food, pet travel, canine couture, a formal event to celebrate our lives with dogs, and rescue! Now that’s A Super Smiley Adventure!
Hurricanes, flooding and fires are raging! So, we’ve got the Top Experts, with the whole country covered, to help you prepare: Washington's Brinnon Fire Chief, Patrick Nicholson, with his K9 partner, arson dog Allie; the National Fire Protection Association’s Cathy Prudhomme; Florida State Fire Marshal’s Office Captain Ross Holt and his K9 arson dog, Ember; and State Farm’s Public Affairs Specialist, Heather Paul. Learn how to keep em' all safe by being prepared on this Super Smiley Adventure.
We’re Rocking Service Dogs September through October! National Service Dog Month was founded by Natural Balance’s Dick Van Patten; and Petco Foundation is continuing the Mission and Celebrating in a Big Way! Hear what these amazing Service Dogs do, how Petco Foundation is supporting them and what You can do to participate! Super Smiley is Super Smilin’ on this Petco Foundation Adventure!
K9s for Warriors is the most unique and fabulous Service Dog Training Facility around. On this beautiful 14 acres lies a brand new state of the art sanctuary, designed to train service dogs and to invite our military men and women veterans to stay there for weeks - to be paired and trained for their new service dog who will help them deal with Post Traumatic Stress from war and equip them to re-enter the world. K9’s for Warriors was founded by Shari Duval and is aided by the gracious support of Merrick Pet Care, North America’s largest Natural Dog Food brand. Join us as Shari Duval and Merrick’s Pete Brace lead us on this world-changing and life affirming Super Smiley Adventure!
This elite Canine Assist Team Starting 5 is on a Mission! Fashioned after State Farm’s whimsical campaign highlighting NBAA Champion Cliff Paul, this Top 5 Team includes Military Working Dog Alik, Hero Dog - Elle The Pit Bull, Service Dog Jasper, Xena The Warrior Pup and Super Smiley The Ambassador of Kindness. This Super Team’s mission: To highlight the impact dogs make on the world. Their people join us to share these dogs’ messages of Family, Service, Love, Safety, Loyalty, Laughter, Happy Energy... You and your dog will love this adventure!
MAX’s film Director, Boaz Yakin speaks about War Dogs having feelings, spirits and emotions- as they share intimates connection with their human military partners. Meet MAX’s co-writer and U.S. War Veteran, Sheldon Lettich, who drew from his own personal experiences to bring this powerful message to life. Meet U.S. Marine Matthew Foster and his war dog hero Sgt. Mick and Staff Sergeant James Harrington with his war dog K9 Ryky who saved him on and off the battlefield. Kristen Regan Maurer, President of Mission K9 Rescue, offers her stories of reuniting warriors with their dogs who served. All joining us via our guest host, Kim Swartz, with a powerful Super Smiley Adventure
Megan has traveled over 200,000 miles with pets and Super Smiley has been on over 50,000 of them! State Farm’s Sue Sampson joins The Adventure to talk about all kinds of pet travel tips. Where’s the best place for pets to sit? What should I pack? Even if you’re a veteran pet traveler, there’s sure to be a few good tidbits in here for you! And- We love State Farm’s dog friendly view. ‘Like a Good Neighbor, State Farm is there....’ and so is your dog. :)
Dog Bites Can Almost Always be Prevented! Any dog can bite under the right circumstances, and State Farm’s Heather Paul teaches us how to recognize the signs that a dog may be about to bite and how we can learn to prevent the bite before it happens. State Farm Rocks for dogs and their people! If you have a dog, you (and he) will be super glad you joined us on this Super Smiley Adventure.
The Stars are out, and we are there live for The Humane Society of the United States Gala! Classic Titanic film star, Frances Fisher; television Icon, Ed Asner; Jurassic World’s Courtney James Clark; the handsome young ‘Bruce Wayne’ from The hit TV series Gotham, David Mazouz; Academy Award Nominee, James Cromwell; Pretty Little Liars’ stars Torrey DeVitto and Ian Harding, True Blood’s Lindsay Pulsipher, Grammy Winner and Music Industry Hall of Fame inductee, Diane Warren; American Idol’s Pia Toscano, the legendary Priscilla Presley, The Originals’ Sebastian Roché, and Emma Fuhrmann star of Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore’s crazy comedy Blended... and more were there like Mega Music Talent Moby and The Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco who you’ll meet in the 2nd part of this mega star packed series - all to look back on what HSUS has accomplished this year as the largest animal welfare organization in the U.S. effecting change from puppy mills to providing health care for inner city pets, from stopping dog fighting to helping animals caught in factory farms... the list goes on and on and the stars are here to talk about it all... on this Super Smiley Adventure.
Crazy Cat Ladies! Bunny Mania! Leading the pack for insight into how animals affect cultures and us as individuals is The National Museum for Animals and Society. The Museum bursts past its walls and moves into active interaction. bringing us hands-on programs and art designed to expand our thinking about our furry and feathered cousins, Carolyn Merino Mullin, founded and executive directs this cutting edge and way cool museum... She’s amazingly impressive, fascinating, passionate for animals... And, right now, she’s with us on a super mind-opening Super Smiley Adventure!
To be inspired, listen to Christi Metropole who’s one of the brightest lights on the planet when it comes to animal advocacy and saving cats! As the Executive Director and Founder of Stray Cat Alliance, Christi is soooo loved in the Animal Community. She’s shepherded 1,000s of community members to save over 150,000 cats! And... is still going strong! We hear how she does it, how we can model this for our communities and how we can help her do even more! Her leadership has been recognized by world renowned Foundations from the Annenberg to PetSmart Charities. And... A Super Smiley Adventure gives Stray Cat Alliance and Christi 4 Paws Up!
A Million Therapy Visits a year! Pet Partners, founded in 1977, is the original leader of the pack for therapy dogs, and is the nation’s largest and most prestigious therapy animal organization! Along with 'Gotham’s' 'Bruce Wayne,' David Mazouz, and America’s Veterinarian, Dr. Marty Becker, we all can don our chef hats and bake to support these therapy animal visits. Super Smiley is a Pet Partners Therapy Dog and he’s up for this adventure! Have a baking party, pack walk, biscuits and brewskis... the sky is the limit, and the therapy visit rewards are limitless. Click to listen and see how you can participate!
IT MUST BE THE GLOBAL PET EXPO! A Super Smiley Adventure travels Live to Orlando, Florida to meet up with the most happening peeps out for pet rescue, the human animal bond, pet travel, a new pet TV series and ground breaking pet products! An Apex Super Smiley Adventure!
Founded in 1935, The Dog Writers Association of America celebrates quality writing surrounding dogs... and pets of all kinds! These pedigreed writers pen for magazines, newspapers, books, television and radio! Elaine Gewirtz, the DWAA Vice President and Contest Chair, joins us to talk about the celebrated and glamorous awards ceremony in NYC! And, Super Smiley and I are nominated for our Pet Life Radio show about hero dogs! So we will be there, live... the event coming soon!