Press Release – For Immediate Release – November 19th, 2010
Contact: Carl Milson – Vice.President
A Touch of Love® Inc.
1.705.687.4444 or 705.687.7888
“Calling all Pets with Parents who still Believe in Christmas”
(Gravenhurst, ON – Canada) – Saturday November 20th, 2010 between the hours of 10:30am and 11am we are requesting the attendance of all members of our community who wish to be a part of the Gravenhurst Santa Claus Parade in the region of Muskoka. We are asking that all participants to meet out front of Leisure World on Kelly Drive in Gravenhurst.
A Touch of Love® Inc. will be within the Parade with a float and their famous 28 foot super-stretch Limousine.
Carl Milson – Vice. President of A Touch of Love® Inc. is searching for all pets and owners to be a part of this festive parade upon the A Touch of Love® float or to be participants following the float. President Shane Carr of A Touch of Love® is hoping for 250-500 pets with parents to follow the procession.
This will be a part of our International TV Documentary/Reality TV series. We want to show the world how much fun a parade can be with the addition of our companion pets says Carl Milson – Vice.President.
Following the Parade A Touch of Love® – Luxury Pet Resort, Wellness Center and Day Spaw will be hosting a charity event at their location at the Famous Muskoka Wharf located at 100 Steamship Bay Road in Gravenhurst.
The theme of the fundraiser is to have your pets’ picture taken with Santa Claus for $10.00 and 100% of the proceeds being donated to Helping Homeless Pets.
Every episode produced will involve a charity bringing further awareness to worthy charities for pets such as Helping Homeless Pets www.helpinghomelesspets.com
This fine charitable organization assists as many as 60 other charities under their organization.
Missing our Grand Opening Gala – Fundraiser for the Charity of Helping Homeless Pets www.helpinghomelesspets.com and the Bracebridge OSPCA
Our Friend Axel will be in California trying to make it big, and missing our Grand Opening but we understand.
Thanks Maureen and Axel for your kind comments and well wishes to our new location and being back home in Muskoka. We look forward to seeing you both soon.
Carl n Shane
Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Carl Milson October 8th,2010
Vice.President-A Touch of Love® Inc.
WORLD CLASS LUXURY PET RESORT
“Grand Opening Gala”
(Gravenhurst, ON Canada) – This month, on Oct. 23rd, 2010 the acclaimed A Touch of Love® begins a new chapter in its History and Evolution. Unveiling a Sophisticated transformation and welcomes New Holistic approaches and offering New Amenities created to elevate the art of Relaxation for which A Touch of Love® has become renowned with it’s nurturing philosophy of “Healing Your Pets Body, Mind and Spirit®” .
This Prestigious Luxury Resort for PETS, Wellness Centre and Day Spaw is situated on the Famous Muskoka Wharf in Gravenhurst, ON with views of Lake Muskoka.
Address: 100 Steamship Bay Rd. Gravenhurst, ON P1P.1Z9 Tel: 705.687.7888
All accommodations at A Touch of Love® feature Luxurious-inspired decor with original contemporary and natural art. All guest suites feature Italian Satin Linens, Flat Screen TV’s, and Memory-foam Beds with Duvets, with an Ambiance for the well LOVED pet.
Our Guests will receive Holistic custom-made bath amenities, plush robes and private concierge service for relaxing in-suite dining.
A 5***** STAR Palace for Pampering Day Spaw services such as grooming and styling, body exfoliation, full body massage therapy, hot stone therapy, hydrotherapy, facials, treadmill physiotherapy, Reiki, and various aroma therapies.
This Grand Resort for our Canines and Felines is scheduled for their Spectacular Opening Presentation on Saturday Oct. 23rd between the hours of 4pm and 7:30pm.
Enjoy an evening of catered Hors D’oeuvres while listening to Performances by Opera Singer Kristin Wilkes preceding our Gravenhurst Honorable Mayor John Klinck Ribbon Cutting Ceremony scheduled for 7pm.
A Spectacular Fireworks display will follow the ribbon cutting at 7pm.
Take Pleasure in a fashion show of Artisan Jewelry modeled for the Guests and a Silent Auction raising Awareness for the Bracebridge SPCA Charity www.muskoka.ospca.ca and the Helping Homeless Pets Charity www.helpinghomelesspets.com
This Gala Grand Opening will be filmed on A Touch of Love®-Carl Milson and Shane Carr who also Host this 20 episode ½ hour Documentary/Reality National and International TV series.
Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Carl Milson – Vice President October 4th, 2010
A Touch of Love® Inc.
FOR CANADIAN REALITY/DOCUMENTARY TV SERIES
“DO YOU” OR “YOUR PET” HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?
(Gravenhurst, ON – Canada) – Saturday October 9th between the hours of 11am and 3pm A Touch of Love® Inc. – Executives: Shane Carr – President with Carl Milson – Vice.President and Elsa Chau – Executive of Community Events/Franchisee will be interviewing candidates at their new location.
Address: 100 Steamship Bay Rd. Gravenhurst, ON P1P.1Z9 Tel: 705.687.7888
This is for a National Reality/Documentary TV Series with the backdrop of Gravenhurst and throughout the Beautiful Muskoka Region with its warm Community of people.
The 20 episode ½ hour television series encompasses the lives of both owners Carl and Shane and their International Corporation A Touch of Love®. A must see intriguing look into the lives of two Canadian Entrepreneurs’ who just couldn’t stop expanding within the Pet Industry because of their love for pets. Watch them interact with people and pets and their commitment to the welfare of pets through events hosted by these two pet lovers.
Owners Carl and Shane are looking for Pets with their Owners to assist with many of the themes of the 20 episode series and who are NOT camera shy.
A Touch of Love® is looking for outgoing, intriguing personalities in reality and not acting personalities. “Just be you” – says V.P. Carl Milson “this is what we are looking for”.
“We are looking forward for the sign in list to be completed by noon hour and interviews to be taking place from 11am to 3pm”. “We are requesting candidates to be no later than 12:00 noon” says Shane Carr – President.
As the autumn leaves begin to turn, please join us for a Blessing of the Pets in the name of St. Francis of Assisi.
In addition, raising Awareness and the Fundraising for our admirable charity “Helping Homeless Pets”.
Saturday, September 25, 2010 – Filming from 12:00 – 4:00pm at The Castle
1015 North Morrison Lake Rd (access by road or boat)
This event will be filmed as an episode towards “A Touch of Love®” TV Reality-Documentary Series to be broadcast Nationally.
Enjoy Hors D’Oeuvres with Special Guest Opera Singer Kristin Wilkes.
Hosted by A Touch of Love®. Healing Your Pet’s Body, Mind & Spirit
In support of:
For futher information please contact Carl Milson, Vice President via email:
info AT atouchoflove DOT ca or by phone at 705-687-4444
This was sent to me from a very good friend named Diane Reilly. Diane new how much I loved my little Bichon Frise’ named Madelaine.
I loved her so much, that I wrote the last song on our A Touch of Love® – For Charities C.D.
Diane works closely with a wonderful charity called Helping Homeless Pets Rescue and Adoption. They can be found by visiting their website at www.helpinghomelesspets.com
Someone should have sent you a package from God. Madelaine is being well cared for and all of her pain is gone. One day you and Shane will rejoin your beloved girl. She went from rags (rescue) to riches (living with you and Shane) and enjoyed a really blessed life while on earth thanks to both of you.
Thank you so much for your eternal kindness and looking after our beloved children.
It is not known who replied, but there is a beautiful soul working in the dead letter office of the US postal service.
Our 14 year old dog, Abbey, died last month. The day after she died, my 4 year old daughter Meredith was crying and talking about how much she missed Abbey.. She asked if we could write a letter to God so that when Abbey got to heaven, God would recognize her. I told her that I thought we could so she dictated these words:
Will you please take care of my dog? She died yesterday and is with you in heaven. I miss her very much. I am happy that you let me have her as my dog even though she got sick.
I hope you will play with her. She likes to play with balls and to swim. I am sending a picture of her so when you see her You will know that she is my dog. I really miss her.
We put the letter in an envelope with a picture of Abbey and Meredith and addressed it to God/Heaven. We put our return address on it. Then Meredith pasted several stamps on the front of the envelope because she said it would take lots of stamps to get the letter all the way to heaven. That afternoon she dropped it into the letter box at the post office. A few days later, she asked if God had gotten the letter yet. I told her that I thought He had.
Yesterday, there was a package wrapped in gold paper on our front porch addressed, ‘To Meredith’ in an unfamiliar hand. Meredith opened it. Inside was a book by Mr. Rogers called, ‘When a Pet Dies..’ Taped to the inside front cover was the letter we had written to God in its opened envelope. On the opposite page was the picture of Abbey &Meredith and this note:
Abbey arrived safely in heaven.
Having the picture was a big help. I recognized Abbey right away.
Abbey isn’t sick anymore. Her spirit is here with me just like it stays in your heart. Abbey loved being your dog. Since we don’t need our bodies in heaven, I don’t have any pockets to keep your picture in, so I am sending it back to you in this little book for you to keep and have something to remember Abbey by..
Thank you for the beautiful letter and thank your mother for helping you write it and sending it to me… What a wonderful mother you have. I picked her especially for you.
I send my blessings every day and remember that I love you very much.
By the way, I’m easy to find, I am wherever there is love.
Pet Fun Fest and Adopt A Pet-a-thon, a groundbreaking public event bringing together animal lovers and pet welfare communities for a tail-wagging and illuminating experience.
Meet and learn about small pets (guinea pigs, rats, rabbits, ferrets, etc.), cats and dogs of different sizes, shapes and colours, all waiting for someone with a big heart to bring them home.
Also featured: Guest speakers, demos, seminars, vendors and “speed-dating” sessions. PLUS – with an eye on the Guinness Book – there’ll be an attempt at the Canadian record for the largest simultaneous mass “Stay,” with some 200 dogs.
ADMISSION: Both ends of the leash are invited to the FIRST indoor pet show that allows dogs, a must-go event for all pet lovers.
$5.00 per human | $2.00 per dog | $15.00 per family
(Family maximum: 6 humans, dogs) Note: Each dog must have one handler.
Advance online tickets $3.00: www.petfunfest.ca/tickets
Show Hours :: Sat. Feb. 13 -10:00 am to 6:00 pm :: Sun. Feb. 14 -10:00 am to 5:00 pm
50% of ticket sales at the gate will be donated to:
Helping Homeless Pets (www.helpinghomelesspets.com)
charitable organization No. 84972 2954 RR0001
Janna Holford asks A Touch of Love®-Pawzzz for Health Tips!
I’ve been told that my little one Roxy needs her tear ducts operated on. I’m nervous about this, and I would like a second opinion? Can you help me out at all?
A Touch of Love® – Answer:
Janna, my dear friend. This is a medical question that we will need to outreach to Dr. Danny DeRose for his suggestions and advice.
We wish we could help, but this not our expertise.
Dr. Danny DeRose, Please help us answer Janna’s Question?
Dr. Danny’s Answer for Janna:
Blocked Tear Ducts:
In dogs with blocked tear ducts, the duct should be flushed – either with a nasolacrimal cannula or a suitable catheter.
These ducts can be flushed with the dog awake after topical local anesthesia in very still dogs or more usually it is done under sedation or general anesthetic.
If flushing does not correct the problem, it usually means there is a developmental problem in which case a more involved procedure may need to be done; in this case I would strongly advise visiting a veterinary ophthalmologist. These are veterinarians who have spent an extra 3-4 years of training specifically in diseases and conditions of the eye.
If anyone else has any feedback on this issue that they wish to share with us, please help us out on our Pet Blog link.
Monica writes: to A Touch of Love®-Pawzzz for Health Tips!
What can I do about all this tear staining on my little guy Bichon Angus?
Thank you for writing to us Monica.
This is a common problem with some breeds such as Angus and others like Maltese, cockerspaniels, shih-tzu’s etc…
Sometimes it’s from the dye within a pets diet, or not being consistent with regular cleaning of the eye area.
Dr. Danny has some comments on this issue that you may want to read on our Pet Blog as well.
At A Touch of Love® we do promote some home remedies such as using baby wipes which are hypo-allergenic and are safe to use around the eye area.
You would be required to rub the eye area each morning and evening with a baby wet wipe.
Please be cautious of using some products on the retailers shelves with promoting the removal of tear stain.
The eye ball is classified as being an organ of the body, and you must be careful with using liquids that have not been approved by Health Canada. You may in actual fact cause damage to the eyes if your not careful with the product that you are using.
Using Saline solution to rinse the eye may be another alternative prior to wiping the eye with a baby wet wipe.
In most cases it’s not as bad as what Angus has on his face.
If the tear stain is not removed regularly you may also find the skin under the eye where the staining is located will become irritated and raw.
The attached picture of Angus is an extreme example of tear staining.
The benefit of using the baby wet wipes as well is that it’s easier to rap around your finger, and it’s only moist.
You don’t want to have the area saturated. If you use a cotton ball, you may find the fine fibers from the cotton ball left near the eye, which can contaminate the eye with the fibers and cause eye irritation.
We hope that this has been a little bit of help, now we would like to gather Dr. Danny’s advice and you decide for the best care of your pet.
Either it be from A Touch of Love® or Dr. Danny or both types of advice you may find us helpful.
Dr. Danny DeRose suggests:
A very common problem encountered by both groomers and veterinarians.
This may be due to blocked tear ducts which just need flushing, or the signs can be alleviated with over the counter products which simply change the colour of the stain, making it clear so you don’t have that brown staining on the face.
Your veterinarian or groomer will be able to recommend a product that can change the colour of the stain so it is not so noticeable. We usually place 1/8 of a teaspoon of Tylosin powder in the food every 24hours. It works wonderfully.
Many board certified ophthalmologists advocate using this Tylosin powder which is a very low dose antibiotic with very little chance of long-term adverse side effects such as antibiotic resistance because the dosage is so small.
But always speak with your veterinarian before starting such products.
Please give us your feedback on this topic by visiting our Pet Blog.
We look forward to others suggestions on this topic as well.
Debarking: Advice from Dr. Danny,
The first step is to find all the triggers and remove/isolate as much as possible. Then see if they can train the “quiet” cue.
Consider clicker training to reinforce long period of silence. Make sure the owners are not punishing her for the undesired behavior.
Citronella collar alone, without behavior modification, is not that likely to work well.
I do not recommend debarking; however, during the last AVMA in Seattle the issue was discussed and some recommend it if the alternative is euthanasia.
Keeping the dog occupied in positive behaviors is also helpful.
Make sure the owner establish daily routine and provide enrichment. During the times when she is most likely to bark they should provide her with feeding and chew toys that she is not getting at other times.
They should not feed her during the day to increase her motivation to use the feeding toys.
They should also provide good exercise and training before or during the times when she is likely to bark. If you do suspect anxiety rather than excitement or normal, yet excessive, behavior you can try Clomipramine (Clomicalm) or Fluoxetine (Prozac).
Although I would not say I am eager to advise debarking, if you are truly doing everything, then I would say that debarking is better than re-homing, eviction, or euthanasia.
Please go to our Pet Blog to review the issue on debarking your pet and Dr. Danny’s suggestions.