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. :)
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!
Starting with one German Shepherd over 50 years ago at a newly founded Monastery, the Monks of New Skete learned a deep communication with dogs based on listening and observing what the dogs had to say! Their training methods not only inspire happier well-behaved dogs, but they allow epiphanies where our dogs can reveal deep life lessons that can transform our lives. Learn about their world-renowned training methods and philosophy - which seems to be divinely aligned to perfection with A Super Smiley Adventure!
The United States of America is getting a new “First Dog!” And he’s a shelter dog! This beautiful and super happy German Shepherd, Major, is headed to the White House in a big way. He’s the United States of America’s new “First Dog!” Join us to learn how you can attend his ‘Indoguration” on Zoom and to hear about his amazing story of going from a sick puppy in a shelter to our Nation’s “First Dog!” Now this is truly A Super Smiley Adventure!
Meet Hollywood’s brightest Stars Live on The Red Carpet just before they go on stage to perform Hamilton’s Catstravaganza - A “Mewsical” created especially for The Kitty Bungalow, the rehabilitator of feral “wayward” kitties! We visit with Criminal Minds’ amazing Kirsten Vangsness, Austin Powers’ Mindy Sterling, American Housewife’s Nikki Hahn, Nicole Sullivan from Black•ish, Mary Kennedy from Shameless, Emily Deschanel from Bones, Legends of Tomorrow’s Adam Tsekhman… and more! Meet the stars; Get the scoop on The Kitty Bungalow; and learn how you can help feral kitties! Now, This is a Mega Super Smiley Adventure!
She made the Top 10 in America’s Got Talent at the age of 4! She loves dogs, and stars in Pup Star World Tour! Come with Super Smiley and me as we go live to the Red Carpet Film Premiere where we talk with this amazing child star and hear from her all about working with the dog stars and how they inspire her! Kaitlyn's not only super cute and outrageously talented, she's stunningly brilliant. Her insights will wow you. And… the movie and dogs are over the top fun! A grand Super Smiley Adventure!
We are Live on the Red Carpet at the legendary Paramount Studios in Hollywood, CA where the stars shine their light on the animals! We get up close and personal with Scandal’s Bellamy Young, The Good Doctor’s Fiona Gubelman, Timeless’ Goran Visnjic, Joely Fisher, Wendie Malick, Disney’s Lulu Lambros, the enchanting Isabel Lucas and many more…. They open up about all the work being done for animals, what they are doing, and what we each can do every day. This Event: definitely, A Super Smiley Adventure!
The Best Dog Products are here! Megan and Super Smiley travel to Orlando, Florida to scope out The Global Pet Expo. Hear Smiley’s top picks. Meet the man putting pets in classrooms. And, we get up close and personal with iconic TV star, Loretta Swit whose mission is sharing the heroic, amazing inspiration of Dogs! Now this is A Super Smiley Adventure!