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Host Christine Francois is passionate about animals and humans alike! She is the grateful adopted mom to five cats who started their young lives in 2019 as strays in a non-pet friendly residential community where she and her family lived until recently. During the Covid 19 lockdown she was urged to 'get rid of' them and so she and her family were forced to remove the cats from their property. They decide to have the cats boarded and simultaneously find new accommodations. There began a grueling four-month odyssey to find a new rental home that would accept them all. In a moment of prayer, she realized her calling and decided to become a voice for the animals she and her family love so dearly and an advocate for animal welfare and rescue. Tall Tails tells the stories of love, companionship and some of the challenges associated with taking responsibility for companion animals and providing them with the loving care they deserve, through the eyes and hearts of pet lovers, animal welfare advocates and stakeholders in the pet care industry. We hope you are inspired to join the conversation and support your local animal welfare organizations.

Tall Tails Christine François

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Host Christine Francois is passionate about animals and humans alike! She is the grateful adopted mom to five cats who started their young lives in 2019 as strays in a non-pet friendly residential community where she and her family lived until recently. During the Covid 19 lockdown she was urged to 'get rid of' them and so she and her family were forced to remove the cats from their property. They decide to have the cats boarded and simultaneously find new accommodations. There began a grueling four-month odyssey to find a new rental home that would accept them all. In a moment of prayer, she realized her calling and decided to become a voice for the animals she and her family love so dearly and an advocate for animal welfare and rescue. Tall Tails tells the stories of love, companionship and some of the challenges associated with taking responsibility for companion animals and providing them with the loving care they deserve, through the eyes and hearts of pet lovers, animal welfare advocates and stakeholders in the pet care industry. We hope you are inspired to join the conversation and support your local animal welfare organizations.

    TALL TAILS Ep. 28 - A Heart to Care

    TALL TAILS Ep. 28 - A Heart to Care

    MEET my friend, Rebecca Wilcox!
    We had such an amazing time chatting about our pets,  her life in Arkansas and I can't wait for you to listen in!

    WHO IS REBECCA C. WILCOX?
    Apart from having loved and cared for 24 dogs and cats (not all her own even!) in her lifetime AND caught and released 22 raccoons in her home state. Rebecca graduated from the University of Arkansas and is coaching certified from Life on Fire Academy. She has been married 23 years to her best friend, and they have four children. She is also the proud “Nonna” to six grandchildren who light up her life!

    LISTEN IN AS WE TALK ABOUT:
    Her calling as a Motivational Life Coach for women navigating challenging life pathsHer first petA love for dogs and cats alikeHer open-door (Lol!) policy for cats when she owned a feed storeThe positive impact pets have on humans struggling with lonelinessHer daughter's dog Mischa and his allergic reaction to New YorkThe end-of-life journey for her treasured pets...and so much more!

    MORE ABOUT REBECCA:
    Rebecca C.  Wilcox is a Motivational Life Coach for faith-filled women who are undergoing significant changes. She offers tools and strategies to support her clients in stepping into their new chapter with clarity and confidence. Rebecca has coached women through life transitions such as divorce, career changes, moves, retirement, and more. Rebecca understands about making difficult decisions for which there’s no clear or easy path. She specializes in coaching her clients to clarify their dreams, desires, goals, values, and priorities. Through her coaching, these women become more authentic, and achieving at a level they never imagined possible!
    Rebecca has filmed over 200 #BeckyBite videos, been interviewed countless times in online communities and on podcasts, and been a speaker on Virtual Summits sharing her wisdom about consistent habits for empowered living.

    Rebecca is currently accepting coaching clients in her Courageous Living program. She can be reached via the contact form at: www.rebeccacwilcox.com
    ADDITIONAL CONTACT
    Text COURAGE to (870) 617-0265 for access to 
    Blog Posts, Videos, and her 50-Page pdf for Radical Shifts

    Thank you for listening.!
    We'd love you to SUBSCRIBE, SHARE and give us a RATING and REVIEW. Your support in this way will help us reach more people and spread the message globally of love and humane treatment for animals!

    Much Love!

    • 51 min
    TALL TAILS Ep 27 - Hurricane Season-Prepping a Survival Kit for Your Pets

    TALL TAILS Ep 27 - Hurricane Season-Prepping a Survival Kit for Your Pets

    Hurricanes and other natural disasters wreak havoc in the lives of not just humans but animals. As these natural disasters become more devastating, countries around the world have recognized the importance of including pets in their disaster planning.

    Today, we share a few tips to help you keep your pets safe and give you a greater sense of calm to avoid panic in the event of a hurricane in your country.

    Stay well and thank you for listening!

    SOURCE - Page 23
    http://www.odpm.gov.tt/pdf/2021-ODPM-HURRICANE-PREPAREDNSS-GUIDE.pdf

    • 6 min
    Tall Tails Ep. 26- In Their DNA

    Tall Tails Ep. 26- In Their DNA

    Meet Chevonne Attale, a 28-year-old account manager at the startup design agency, Backyard Design in Trinidad & Tobago. She's also an avid animal lover although she's never been able to have pets of her own because sadly, she's never lived in a pet-friendly residential townhome.

    The closest Chevonne ever gets to enjoy the company of a pet is when she's dog-sitting for her friends, which she does very eagerly and willingly.

    Recently, Chevonne and her sister, who is an even more avid animal lover, rescued a cat they named Chance. Chevonne's admiration for her sister is evident, as she recounts that her sister is always saving an animal somewhere in the country, and consequently, has 6 cats and 18 dogs.

    Today, we talk about the series of events that led to Chance's heartwarming rescue and the impact that one decision can make in the life of another sentient being and on the heart of this young animal champion and advocate for the environment!

    LEARN ABOUT BARNYARD DESIGNS AT
    INSTAGRAM - https://www.instagram.com/backyarddesigncompany/?hl=en
    WEBSITE - https://www.backyarddesignco.com/

    • 26 min
    Tall Tails Ep. 25-For the Love of Life

    Tall Tails Ep. 25-For the Love of Life

    Meet Dr. Asha Moosai, a vivacious, passionate, yet purposeful young woman on a mission to implement Trap Neuter Release (TNR) practices in her home country of Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados and the wider Caribbean.
    Like so many animal love stories, Asha's began with a not-so-chance encounter with her now 4-year old Lilo one late rainy evening after a long day of studies, while she was yet a medical student in Barbados. What began as an act of kindness with a clear plan to turn him over to the Barbados RSPCA the next day, has become an enduring love story and the catalyst for Asha's NGO, For the Love of Life, that serves to rescue and rehabilitate cats. 
    Asha truly is a force of nature, willing to take on any challenge when it's related to rescuing and advocating for cats. Her life has become a testimony to the human/animal connection and how it can unlock the innate desire to serve animals with one's life. 

    Her passion for felines has taken her further than even she imagined and besides her NGO and busy days as a doctor, she is also the proud mom of 5 kitties. Four years after that not-so-chance encounter with the sad, bedraggled Lilo in Barbados, Asha has added Leia, Sage, Bim and Bam to her family. Not to be left out, her neighbour's cat, Boots is Asha's 'outside man', always eager to get close for loving and treats he really doesn't need. Who'll join her family next is left to be seen, but what's very clear is that this young lady has found her calling and is set to make it happen!


    LEARN MORE ABOUT AND SUPPORT
    For the Love of Life NGO - https://www.facebook.com/fortheloveoflifett
    Remember...Support doesn't necessarily mean money. It can be for locals, the gift of your time.

    We so appreciate your investment of time in listening to our stories and learning more about our incredible guests.
    PLEASE SUBSCRIBE and LEAVE US A REVIEW...we'd love to hear from you!

    Much love!

    • 49 min
    TALL TAILS-Ep. 24 - Cause An Effect

    TALL TAILS-Ep. 24 - Cause An Effect

    • 50 min
    TALL TAILS Ep. 23 - Somebody to Lean On

    TALL TAILS Ep. 23 - Somebody to Lean On

    Meet Rob Lohman.

    Sober since 2001, Rob currently helps people suffering from substance abuse to find freedom from addiction and incarceration.  He does this through sharing his testimony, Professional Interventions and Recovery Coaching, Advocacy, Self-Published Author and being the host of Beyond The Bars Radio Podcast and Addiction, Freedom & Faith Podcast
    Rob has been through the wringer, AND keeps bouncing back.  His rap sheet includes alcohol and drug addiction, gambling addiction, divorce, bankruptcies, mental health and suicide ideation, prison, recovery, and transformation. 
    Rob’s drinking career started at age 14 which led to some very dark places in his life.  The climax of Rob’s drinking career happened on June 7, 2001, with a suicide attempt interrupted by the compassion of his dog Jake.  Upon a divine intervention, Rob was freed from his substance abuse addiction which began a rollercoaster ride in recovery…to which Rob has yet to take another drink or drug since that day. 
    In year eleven (11) of his sobriety journey, Rob had an emotional nervous breakdown which led to a thirteen (13) year prison sentence, to which he was released in 10.5 months to a halfway house where he started to rebuild his life, along with his two children and wife who decided to remain married to Rob after the breakdown.
    Rob now invests in the lives of those wanting to see positive change, whether it is coming out of addiction, prison, or just wanting more for their lives.  He is a dynamic speaker and shares an extremely powerful journey of persistence, faith, and inspiration. 

    While Jake passed on a few years ago, Rob's dog Max is ever his loving companion.
    LEARN MORE  about Rob's Interventions -
    Please contact Rob via rob@liftedfromtherut.com OR 970.331.4469

    LISTEN TO - BEYOND THE BARS RADIO - 
    Beyond The Bars Radio, hosted by Rob Lohman, is part of the global Mental Health News Radio.  - https://liftedfromtherut.com/the-beyond-the-bars-radio-podcast/

    • 48 min

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