Wednesday, February 25, 2009


As I have already shared in an earlier post, the dangers of rawhide include it not being regulated in any way. Some imported brands (China, Philippines) have been reported as soaked in formaldehyde or contaminated with arsenic. These foreign hides may also contain other detrimental things such as antibiotics, insecticides, or lead- things you'd never want your dog to ingest.

Recently on twitter, I read that my beautiful Golden Retriever pal, Mackenzie, tried and fell in love with a safer alternative made from - drum roll... shed deer antlers! Here is the reliable brand that Mackenzie and her dad get from the good folks at Best Bully Sticks. Yum. Yum. Woof!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Teleconference: The Animal Communication Book Club

I am honored to be an invited guest and hope you will join me and renown animal communicator, Maureen Harmonay as we discuss
The Healing Art of Pet Parenthood.

This is from her blog:

"I'm simply delighted to announce that my guest on the next "Conversations with Animal Authors" teleconference will be Nadine M. Rosin, author of The Healing Art of Pet Parenthood, a book that's creating a big buzz among animal lovers across the country. I'll be interviewing her "live" on Thursday, February 26th at 8:00pm (EST), and I hope you'll join me.

In The Healing Art of Pet Parenthood, Ms. Rosin chronicles her 19-year journey with her beloved dog, Buttons, who was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma when she was eight years old, and given just six weeks to live unless she had her tail amputated and followed a grueling course of radiation and chemotherapy.

Devastated, but undeterred, Nadine refused to accept that grim prognosis, and took matters into her own hands. She tapped into her background as a trained therapeutic bodyworker and created a revolutionary holistic regimen for Buttons, eliminating all household toxins from her environment, cleansing her body of all residual toxins, and giving Buttons' body the nutritional support it needed to heal itself. The results were dramatic. Buttons was not only cured, but she thrived for an additional 11 years, passing peacefully of old age a week before her 19th birthday.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


"Love for animals obviously is the driving force behind the Action for Animals Humane Society. The emotion was evident Friday evening at the group's third annual "Love Is in the Air" event at Latrobe Country Club.

An hors d'oeuvres and dessert reception with silent auction preceded a talk by Nadine M. Rosin of Tucson, author of "The Healing Art of Pet Parenthood."

Rosin's long resume includes being a holistic bodywork practitioner trained in BioTouch, deep tissue massage, reflexology and zone therapy; an ordained nondenominational minister; and an artist. She says her most rewarding experience has been as a pet parent.

The book tells the story of life with her beloved cockapoo-terrier Buttons; Buttons' cancer diagnosis at age 8; and the holistic healing approach Rosin used to effect a cure that led to an additional 11 years of life for the spunky canine.

She said another purpose in her writing the book was to offer "comfort, camaraderie and validation" to those going through the grieving process after losing a pet.

Action for Animals board president Kathy Newill apprised the audience of the shelter's ongoing work and upcoming events, including a March 28 cash bash, the yearly Auction for the Animals on May 15 and the Walk for the Animals in September.

"Our shelter is always full," Newill said. "But we're seeing more people having trouble keeping their pets in their homes because of this economic downturn."

She said Action for Animals is responding with an outreach program that includes providing food and vaccinations to aid people in providing homes for their pets. The creation of a pet food bank also is being discussed.

Board members at Friday's gathering included Bernadette Braszo, Rita Whiteman, Laura Guskiewicz, Joanne Bergquist, Dr. Hank Croft Jr. and Gretchen Kuhns.

Among the animal lovers were Dr. Mike and Terry Zorch, Eric and Michele Bononi, Wendy Anton, June Anton, Bea Conn, Paula Maloney, Peg Seabol, Regis and Christine Tomsey, Erick Bergquist and Tina McDowell."

-- Shirley McMarlin

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


I will be at the Greensburg, PA PETCO on Saturday, Feb. 14th from noon-3:00 signing copies of
The Healing Art of Pet Parenthood, and answering any questions you may have. If you or anyone you know are in the area, please drop by and say hi!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Pennsylvania Readers- Please Come Join us on FEB. 13

6:00pm Latrobe Country Club
$50 ticket donation includes:
Talk, Reading, Q&A, and Sign-dance performance by yours truly.
Hors d' oeuvres, dessert, cash bar, live music, silent auction, gifts
For more information call Laura at 724.850.8802