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August 13 2020

Case of the Wild Boar

So, by wild bore, I don’t mean the guy at the bank who every time you walk in says, “May I have a moment of your time to talk about our savings programs?” I mean a wild boar. A naked sunbather was minding is own business at Teufelssee Lake,  a nude bathing spot in the…

April 18 2019

Heartfelt Connections with Anne Beall on WGN Radio

Dr. Anne Beall is on my Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio show HERE to discuss her book  Heartfelt Connections: How Animals and Humans Help Each Other . She explains she got the idea for this book as a cat colony caretaker. So, even caring for feral or community cats, kept strictly outdoors – and…

June 7 2018

Heartfelt Connections Go Both Ways, Pets to People and People to Pets

“Heartfelt Connections: How Animals and People Help One Another” with Dr. Anne Beall on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio. Listen HERE to Dr. Beall, as she discusses how animals and people help one another, beginning with a description of Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy based in Chicago, and little and big miracles she witnessed in…

June 4 2017

Heartfelt Connections on WGN: Dogs, Cats, Pigs, Llamas and More

Dr. Anne Beall, social psychologist and researcher, wants to understand the connection between people and animals. Specifically, she wonders why there are times medical professionals can’t reach people but animals can. So, Anne does what she does when she wonders about something: She conducts additional research and writes a book. Listen HERE to our conversation on Steve Dale’s Pet…

June 3 2017

Heartfelt Connections with Anne Beall

How animals and people help one another is an intense area of exploration these days. Author Dr. Anne Beall crisscrossed America, and found some pretty impactful and surprising examples in her book Heartfelt Connections. The book isn’t only filled with anecdotal stories—some will make you laugh, while others are so touching you may shed a…

April 18 2017

Unlikely Companions: Dr. Laurie Hess

It was a dark and stormy night. There’s an animal in distress. There’s a loving pet owner also in distress. Dr. Laurie Hess rushes to treat the emergency, and it’s not a sick dog or cat, it’s a sugar glider. Dr. Hess explains in Unlikely Companions: The Adventures of An Exotic Animal Doctor, the human-animal bond…

January 26 2017

The Human-Animal Bond Makes Us Human

“Heartfelt Connections: How People and Animals Help One Another,” offers one touching story after another from author Anne Beall. Listen RIGHT HERE on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World broadcast says the human-animal bond makes us human. It’s a fascinating interview, as Beall says she believes that in many cases animals cognitively try to help us –…

November 14 2016

Pets Connect in a Heartfelt Way on WGN

I talk to newsman Schwanee HERE on WGN Radio about my blog post about how kindness begets kindness, which is something that working with pets has taught me. I wrote about, climate change, and point out that it is not a political issue, it’s just something that is happening. The idea of climate change being a…

January 18 2015

Unlikely Animal Friends

An orangutan and a dog as best pals makes perfect sense, but how about piglets and a tiger. Sometimes nature is hard to figure out….but adorable. (Thanks to Dennis Damon for the post)  

September 3 2014

Vaccine to Control Pig Virus

I rarely write about pigs. But those in the farming world are aware of the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv). This virulent disease has been killing pigs across the county. PEDv was first diagnosed in the United States in April, 2013. Since then, it has spread to 30 states and is responsible for more than…

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