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Issue: # 6 March 2, 2010
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Thanks to Janet Priborsky for sponsoring this edition of the Chronicle. There are some great pencil artists out there but few are better than Janet. Search her sight to see the portrait of Butch in French Grey that she did!
In honor of the USA Olympic Hockey team, Butch and I played a consolation game Sunday evening. We both kept all of our teeth but he won 3 to 1. We Salute the USA Hockey team and all of the Olympians who represented the good ole' USA, we're proud of you all! Butch has decided to start his training for the next Olympic Curling competitions in four years. See you in Russia Butch!  Please feel free to forward this email using the forward email button at the bottom of this page! Butch and I hope you enjoy the MBB Chronicle and we hope we can help you love your pet a little bit more!
Jeff and Butch
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This week - Wayne Furgusen President and Show Chair of the historic Morris & Essex Kennel ClubDog show. This is no ordinary dog show! You will never guess who started it and what they wear during the show. This show is every 5 years and comes up on October 7th this year! Listen in as Wayne describes the history behind this show. Animal Planet'sJoel Silvermanstops in to talk about the Killer Whale tragedy and his take as an ex-killer whale trainer. Jason Bailey of Red Moon Pet Foods joins us and discusses a unique way that you can get your pet EXACTLY the diet it needs! Nicole Forsyth, CEO of United Animal Nations stops by for our Rescue of the Week segment and  Dr. Patrick Mahaney "Vet to The Stars" talks about the banning of sales of cats & dogs in Pet Stores in West Hollywood. Check out the AFTER SHOW BLOG for specific information and links. Join us on Twitter ! And don't forget to check out our Facebook page also! New Show every Thursday night streams 24/7 from our site click the MBB Radio picture above. The show is also available for download at Apple iTunes, Zune, and at our web portal on BTR. Check the schedule and listen to the show LIVE at BTR Thursday's at 7pmET.
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Article Feature - Confidence
Dad Holding ButchAuthor: Jeff Marginean
Here is a picture of my Dad holding Butch when he was just a couple of weeks old. Butch is the one with his mouth open... Now when he opens his mouth his whole head disappears! If you click the picture it will take you to our image gallery. Now, on to my fabulous insight! HA!

This little snippet is more for those considering adopting or obtaining a pet that have never had one. Five and a half years ago Butch was placed, by my father, in the palm of my left hand. This was the first time I held him. Just a week old, he was  not much bigger than a hot dog in a bun that would fill your hand. Little face, little legs, little ears. I  had no clue what to do except make sure that I didn't drop him and maybe keep my other hand over him to keep him warm. I would have been lucky to know which end to feed at that point! OK, well, I wasn't quite that bad but you get what I'm saying. There is a certain 'helpless' feeling that washes over you when you realize that  you are in a situation where if something happened you would definitely not know what to do. Having bred and raised Boston terriers before I was born, my Dad knows more than your average dog owner. I was lucky in  that I had my father to ask questions about issues that would rise out of our every day living with Butch and how to care for a puppy. I learned a lot during that period of time when Butch was a puppy, not only how to raise a dog but also about myself as a  person. I know at the time that I WANTED a dog, but if I had to be honest I would say that I did not know how  to take care of a dog or what was involved. I knew it was going to be a huge responsibility and I did not take it lightly. My Main point here is that I did not have the confidence in myself to know what to do if there was an emergency or if Butch got sick. I talk a lot on the show about  researching the breed you may be interested in adding to your family either by adoption or from a reputable breeder, but in addition to knowing the requirements of the dog you may want, you had better know your capability of taking care of a new dog (or any pet for that matter). It wasn't until a couple of years of "experience" with  Butch that I had the confidence that I could handle most things that might pop up without a major panic. Many trips to the vet and mistakenly thinking Butch had every ailment that I read about on-line led to one hilarious event after another when I look back.  Want a pet? That's great, just remember there is a learning curve and a life change ahead for you AND your new friend! There are many great resources out there and people are very willing to help you if you have questions. Find a local chapter of a breed club or even your local pet shelters including the ASPCA and Humane Society. They are always willing to help. This is not a sales pitch but if you want to know more about what I went through check out my book "My Buddy Butch - Confessions of a New Dog Dad" to the left in the "Classifieds." This will give you an idea of what to expect as a new dog owner. One other book that is really a fantastic guide (I still use it) is "Speaking For Spot" by Dr. Nancy Kay. She will be joining us on the show in the coming weeks for some feature tips!

Did You Know...
Did you know that healthy dogs and cats are equipped to handle a certain amount of the salmonella bacteria? I researched this a couple of years ago. In fact,  according to PROVET Healthcare, it has been estimated from tests that up to 36% of healthy dogs and 18% of healthy cats have Salmonella in their solid waste, and the number of animals carrying the disease is thought to be higher than these findings.Salmonella poisoning (or salmonellosis) is one of the most common forms of zoonosis with infection being transmitted directly or indirectly from animals to humans, or from infected food products (meat, eggs, dairy products) to humans. Salmonellosis  occurs in most countries and affects all animal species. This is why it is always important when handling ANY type of pet food or human food, it is important to be careful and follow safe handling and cooking procedures!
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