Jan. 26, 2021

Piglet: Tiny Heart, Big Love, No Floof

The pandemic has pushed some people to learn skills they might not have otherwise learned – dog grooming, for instance. When shelter in place orders around the world took effect, dog owners rose to the occasion. In our final segment, discover what a positive Piglet Mindset is and how it's helping children and adults all over learn core values like acceptance, inclusion, empathy, and kindness regardless of looks, abilities, and disabilities.


The pandemic has pushed some people to learn skills they might not have otherwise learned – dog grooming, for instance. When shelter in place orders around the world took effect, dog owners rose to the occasion. Our long haired dogs needed to be trimmed! The results were mixed. Author and award winning television producer, Shelley Ross, chronicled some of the pandemic cuts we gave our dogs in a charming book titled Scruffy: Our loyal pandemic pooches and the good, the bad, and the crazy haircuts we gave them. Proceeds from the book help fund Covid-19 treatment research from The Cure Alliance. In this segment, Shelley also teaches us what Floof is, an internet trend that's sure to raise some eyebrows. In our final segment, discover what a positive Piglet Mindset is and how it's helping children and adults all over learn core values like acceptance, inclusion, empathy, and kindness regardless of looks, abilities, and disabilities. Piglet is a blind, deaf, and very tiny, pink puppy who keeps up with the six other dogs in his family, despite his challenges. Dr. Melissa Shapiro shares Piglet's amazing adoption story and teaches us what's behind Piglet's positive attitude.

Chapters:

1:52 Pamela Lorence Attempts to Home Groom Her Dog Pepper

3:04 Kat, a Dog Groomer from Groomingdales in Burlingame, CA Shares Her Experience About How the Pandemic Shelter in Place Orders Impacted Her Business and Her Clients.

3:51 Shelley Ross, Award Winning Executive Television Producer and Author of Scruffy: Our loyal pandemic pooches and the good, the bad, and the crazy haircuts we gave them Joins the Conversation.

4:40 Pamela Goes to the Dog Park to Speak with Dog Owners About Their Home Grooming Experiences.

5:50 James Jacobson and Shelley Ross Describe What Floof is.

7:17 Pamela, James, And Shelley tell the Story of Evie the Dog.

11:00 Welcome Back! James and Pamela Introduce Dr. Melissa Shapiro Who Shares Her Story of Piglet – The Blind, Deaf, and Pink Puppy with a Very Important Job.

16:30 James Introduces the Europeans, A Story About a Journey Through the Heart of Europe from Sweden to Southern France—All Thru the Eyes, Nose and Ears of a Dog. This Piece is the First Winner of Our 101 Dog Stories Contest.

Resources:

Scruffy: Our loyal pandemic pooches and the good, the bad, and the crazy haircuts we gave them - https://www.thecurealliance.org/scruffy/

Piglet, the deaf, blind, pink puppy - https://www.pigletmindset.org/

Go Groomer YouTube Clip -: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=- MyqqUvSwds&t=103s 

The Long Leash Shelley Ross Episode - https://shows.dogpodcastnetwork.com/show/the-long-leash-with-james-jacobson/floof-dog-haircuts-during-a-pandemic-the-long-leash/