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Show #83 – My Buddy Butch Daily Feature – NY Times Best Selling Author Ben Huh with New Book “I Has A Hot Dog” – Barbara Babikian of Angel On A Leash – Larry Little From Guardian Angel Basset Rescue in Illinois – Dr. Kim Bloomer for our Vet Topic of the Week ‘Bad Blood’

MBB Radio Daily Feature Goes LIVE Coast to Coast!

MBB Radio Daily Feature Goes LIVE Coast to Coast!

Well it’s official! The My Buddy Butch Daily feature went Live this past week around the country! This sydicated feature is made available to radio stations exclusively through Talk Shows USA and is comprised of tips, Vet advice, animal expert advice, some of the things that Butch and I have learned together as well as Celebrity and Best Selling author interviews from the show! Tell your local radio station about us and you may hear us in your area soon! 
All I Can Say is "Hilarious!"

All I Can Say is "Hilarious!"

Ben Huh author/compiler of the NY Times Best Seller “I Can Has Cheezburger” is at it again with this hilarious take on Dogs! The first title was to do about cats and now the new release “I Has A Hot Dog” is here for the dog set! Completely contributor driven this is a best seller that people from all over the world have contributed to and even had done the final editing on by choosing the pics and captions that went into the book. The Web Site boasts around 16 million views per month and with that kind of traffic there are sure to be new pictures and captions added daily. Hilarious book, great pictures, and great captions! Check it out if you are a Cat OR a Dog person! 



Barbara and "Lillie" of Angel on a Leash
Barbara and “Lillie” of Angel on a Leash
Barbara Babikian has been a great friend to us here at My Buddy Butch and I don’t have her on the show often enough to talk about the great work they are doing to help soothe the pain and anguish felt by so many children and parents that are suffering from the effects of cancer and other life threatening diseases. Charity with Therapy Dogs!

She and “Lillie” have been with Angel on a Leash now for about 5 years and have done some amazing work and now barbara stops in to tell me of her latest charitable work for Hope and Heroes Children’s Cancer Fund. hopeandheroscancerfundBarbara has become a team leader for this organization and in addition to her duties with Angel on a Leash is raising funds to help this noble cause which is hosting their First Annual Walk- A- Thon in New York on Sunday May 23rd. Click on the picture to go to the WebSite and see how you can help and even register for this great event. I can’t think of a better thing to do than participate in this and take your dog along for a nice walk!




Rescuing Basset Hounds Since 1997

Larry Little joins us to talk about the “Guardian Angle Basset Rescue” in Illinios. Larry has been at this for awhile now and not olny talks to me about the Basset rescue in detail but also goes into an interesting discussion on some of the most important things people need to know about starting a rescue operation! I definitely want to have Larry on a gain and possibly do a series of spots on how people need to get started if they are serious about rescuing animals!



Dr. Kim Bloomer and Shadrak

Dr. Kim Bloomer and Shadrak

Dr. Kim Bloomer of Animal Talk Naturally and Apenbloom Pet Care joins me to talk about “Natural” Feeding to prevent fleas and Ticks and how raw feeding can provide natural barriers against these pests. “Bad Blood” is what they call it that makes your pet’s blood very unappealing to these parasites. Listen in on our conversation. 



PET HAIR IS HELPING CLEAN UP THE OIL SPILL IN THE GULF - The next time you brush your dog you could help clean up the oil spill in the Gulf Coast.

PET FOOD CALORIE COUNTS (NY Times Well Blog) - Dog and cat owners who buy diet pet foods may be feeding their animals more calories than they realize. Read the opinions of readers from around the country…some think it’s nonsense!

“THUNDERSHIRT” – claims to help calm pets that are afraid of loud noises. Should I look into this for Butch? Yes and I’m going to get him one.

AKC NOW ACCEPTING MIXED BREED REGISTRATION - Have a rescued dog that’s a mixed breed? You can now participate in great AKC sanctioned events around the country!

AT & T TO RELEASE PET COLLAR - Ever get a text message from your dog? Well now you can and he will tell you his location and that he is roaming outside of his designated area!

HEART OF A HORSE - (MBB Radio) Recieves their non-profit status. Check out the Web Site and see what April Horowitz is doing in Calfornia to help these magnificent animals and find out how you can help!

MORE FOOD BANKS HELPING TO FEED PETS ALSO – (NY Times) Animal shelters around the country are being flooded with hungry pets, and to tackle the problem, charitable organizations are setting up pet food banks, with products offered within regular food pantries.

PET FRIENDLY HOTELS FROWN ON DOG POOP (Hariet Baskas – Really? They must be kidding. I thought dodging pet poop was part of the experience, part of the essence, and yes part of the BONDING process that makes hotels love it when we bring our pets! I don’t mean BONDING poop to the bottom of my shoes! I’m with you Hariet, if people can’t follow the rules of a hotel STAY HOME! It’s the few that make it bad for the rest of us.

CALIFORNIA PONDERING ‘ANIMAL ABUSERS REGISTRY’  – As reported in an article by Alison Stateman in LA on Time’s blog, California State representative Dean Flores introduced this bill in late February but during a time where not only the State has financial trouble but pet owners are also struggling, can it pass when it needs to be funded by tax dollars? Great idea for the registry…let’s watch this one!

FLORIDA TO ALLOW BREED SPECIFIC LEGISLATION - (From Pet Product news intl.)Here we go again. I’m getting really sick of talking about this… Senate Bill 1276, sponsored by Sen. Tony Hill, D-Jacksonville, allows “any local government [to place] further restrictions or additional requirements on owners of dangerous dogs.” My Buddy Butch is a very dangerous and deadly dog… to squirrels….

ANIMALS TAUGHT ME THAT - Dr. Kim Bloomer’s New Book is now available– Dr. Kim is a great friend of our show and she is a veterinary naturopath.



SAAVY EXPLORER ARTICLE - FLYING WITH PETS on the Saavy Explorer about an experience my Dad had while traveling with Buttons to Florida. 

SENIORS FOR LIVING - I had the honor of being quoted in an article on this great web site for senior citizens. I had a very nice conversation with Marianne Thomas about how having a pet can help seniors with every day life. I have seen the effect having a dog has had on my 86 year old father, so I can speak first hand on the benefits for seniors that adding this new “family member” can bring to their lives! See the article “25 Reasons Why A Pet Helps You Stay Young At Heart.” 

Date Wanted – Must Love Dogs and Butch! - I was included in an article about Dogs and Dating! Two of my favorite subjects! Dating is tough enough for me with my schedule but now any girl I meet has to pass Butch’s test before we can go on a date! 



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My Buddy Butch – Confessions of a New Dog Dad is now on Ebook for your favorite reader including the popular KINDLE! Click here for details and formats! Now available on for your Kindle reader!

RESCUE SHELTERS AROUND THE COUNTRY: Do you know of a reputable pet rescue shelter in your local area? Are you a Rescue Shelter your self? We would love to interview you on our Weekly Pet Rescue Shelter segment on the show and here on our blog! You can be big or small, breed specific or all breed, rescue dogs, and rescue other animals as well! Contact us at and put “RESCUE” in the subject line!

MBB RADIO SHOW TOPICS: Do you have a favorite celebrity pet owner? Do you have an important topic that you would like us to cover on the show? Do you have a question about your pet’s care that you would like to ask? Don’t hesitate to contact us and let us know!

PET OR ANIMAL SICKNESS IN YOUR PART OF THE COUNTRY: Are you a Veterinarian that has noticed a particular problem or sickness in animals and pets in your part of the country? Let us know about it and we can announce it and/or have you on the show to talk about it!

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