Are you having problems with your cat, not using the litter box, but instead peeing in places you’d never
expect? In this episode I’ll talk about when cats choose house plants as their litter box, offer an
explanation for why this might happen and tell you what to do about it. Next time, we’ll cover when cats
begin peeing in your bed.
You may have heard of therapy dogs who visit patients in hospitals and clinics. Today, you’re going to
hear about a special group of golden retrievers, who bring comfort to those suffering the aftermaths of
mass shootings and other disasters. You’ll hear how, Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Ministry’s comfort
dogs, along with their handlers, travel all over the United States–being deployed in times of crisis to
bring comfort to all those affected. My guests today are Tim Hetzner, the president and CEO of the
organization who started the K-9 ministry and Richard Martin, the director of the K-9 deployments.
Does your dog attempt to eat parts of dead animals it finds outdoors or even grab mouthfuls of dirt at
times? When dogs eat what we consider to be disgusting, no doubt you probably pull your dog away,
thinking it’s not only gross, but will cause your dog to get deathly ill from consuming such a germ
infested thing. In reality, your dog’s body is equipped to handle consuming a lot of bacteria and germy
things much more than you are. I’ll explain how.
Additional Resources for the show.
Lutheran Church Charities (LCC) Website.
LCC’s K-9 Comfort Dogs website:
LCC’s Kare-9 Military Comfort Dogs website:
LCC’s K-9 Police Comfort Dogs.
Lutheran Church Charities and the K-9 Comfort Dogs on Facebook:
LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs
Lutheran Church Charities:@LutheranChurchCharities
Find the K-9 Comfort Dogs on Instagram:
Comfort Dogs: @comfortdogs
Lutheran Church Charities: @lccharities
Find the K-9 Comfort Dogs on Twitter:
Comfort Dogs: @K9ComfortDogs
Lutheran Church Charities: @LCCharities
Source for the story about dog’s ability to eat carrion – “See Spot Live Longer” by Steve Brown and Beth
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