Alexa, Murder, JIM discussed on Let's Talk Pets
And of course, if you missed the live show, you can go to choose iheartradio spoke by Sirius XM and any other platform that you listen to podcasts on you'll find us with that we're on the mall, but they're the main ones the the main ones that most people listen to these days. And since we're talking about you know, what to find the show. We're also on Amazon. And we're also on. As well. Which you and I should get. We should get an Alexa. Jim. Why the amount of things? The people the prime reason why amount of things that you can do is phenomenal. So my friend Stephanie. She was telling me she she decided to do lists on the she can tell her TV to non she can turn her lights on. She can obviously play music and images by requesting music. You can say, you know, find me this finally this article on, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. She says she finds new things every single day. She can say out, Alexa. Listen system ocean. The ocean waves tells me go to sleep boom there. It is indeed alums, I think I'm thinking we need the only downside is the only downside is it records all of your conversations, everything that you say that I think that's a spying device gonna have to protests because. Device that spies and goes into the cloud in my life becomes record. Let's be honest private life from what I can gather. No. Murder case and the conversation of this murder that happened. They subpoenaed this data. No, I don't think we're getting one of those there's not gonna be any murder here. But. I'm happy about that. I go to put a foot. My house has to be like a. We have to be free of this somewhere. But I lead at least elite some assistance you need. You need help finding the do fame on your channel assistant. I'm good wanna for TV assistance. Foot down saying that you don't even know how to an apple TV on. I know. You don't know how to block unblocked a receptor with decorations around the apple TV look found Christmas, especially this decorations. Well, I might get one is down. I'm thinking of. The Boston me will you on the boat. What is down? Imagine. I can say, you know, because you know, research so many things they read so much stuff every single week about animals, and and medical treatments breakthroughs in diet and nutrition, and oh, do you know, how much that was saved me so much time? It would save me so much time. It's gonna be a way, you know. Because my friends some smashing said some special told me she said she went to check her. She wants to check Alexa for me. She said she's as God is my witness. She says if Alexa didn't record a conversation men men. Dennis Adam Bede, there you go. There you go and I feel bad for Dennis because. I don't think he was plotting to murder her, Jim. Anti alexa. Well, you shouldn't be because my show is on Alexa. But Alexa, isn't watching me and my house in my underwear. She'll cover is up. I'm telling you there. She sees that she'll definitely cover is up. Gosh Lewis a brand new year, everyone and lots of new guests. Great gas high quality guesses we like to say, and it's the year of the dog. I mean, really I mean, it's all just coming together. All nicely. Isn't it Jim? And this show this week is dedicated to a dog named blue and you're bound to find out why. Now Vanni Harlan is my guest today. She's the founder of prevent pets of occasion, which is dedicated to spreading public awareness on the suffocation dangers that pets face and the organization has grown to an international following which is great news of over thirteen thousand supporters, and I hope that after this show that those numbers increase further. So let's bring bunny on the line. Hello, bonnie. Hi sam. Hey, how are you? I'm wonderful. Thank you for having me on. I'm thrilled that you here. It's six months since we spoke zoo. I would I'd seldom bringing them on the show. Eventually get them on the show. And I'm really glad that you hit today because you know, what your organization does is saving lives, basically, you are saving lives through prevent certification. But before we get started. I want to ask how your dog Jack is how's Jack doing jagged wonderful? He's a five year old English Springer spaniel in. I'm totally obsessed with him. So he's amazing and fun and use those fits right in. You've got you've got grand dogs as well. Haven't you? I know I do golden doodle named soccer too. So it's. Quite a menagerie over here. Sometimes I love that. I love the fact that you call new grand dogs because know, I've got to the point now where I don't even say pets Jack Holden the babysitter. Looking for a good babysitter? I've got one for you. I just don't think that way anymore because the kids and their grandkids as well. So as I mentioned dedicating the show to your dog blue, and I want you to to basically told your story of how you let up to this organization that you you've got so much international support from and it's I feel like it's something that people are very very very unaware of very aware of I mentioned, it someone this week and the look on the face the they would just mortified and so so tell us about blue what kind of a dog was blue. Okay. So blue was actually a rescue dog and my oldest son chase. He brought him home from college when he graduated and so, of course, initially not ready for another dog in my house because they stood for this for awhile. And before I knew it. I totally took blew over. Over. Somebody who described him as like a a man in his dog suit. And that's really how he was fabulous. Even-tempered, you know, rescue dog parts Staffordshire terrier. So anyway, blue ended up staying with me full-time, and we had our little routine. So what happened was on December fifteenth twenty eleven so it was Christmas. And a lot of things to be done. I we're not to do some errands. I wasn't gone very long. And blue was always find in the house when I came back home. You kind of come in from my garage into my kitchen, and I noticed that blue wasn't there to greet me at the door, which was very unusual. So I looked around and I saw kind of a paper bag of trash tummy over in the kitchen and must be hiding because he got into something. And he knows he shouldn't have. So then I'll watch round the house, and I noticed some like Christmas decorations were knocked over and it was just kind of odd. So I started going through my house calling his name and looking for him. And I literally could not find him anywhere. Looked under the bed allergy in every bedroom. I went upstairs, I call my son. Did you come get the dog? No, he didn't. So I went back up stairs circled around. And I found him in the corner of my game room under a table and from afar could see that he had a Cheetos chip bag over his head. And just in that instant, I knew he suffocated in a chip bag. But before that, I had no idea that that was even possible. So I I ran into him. He was still warm. I pull the back off call my immediately crying. Maybe he told me how to do CPR. CPR on blue. But you know, it just was too late, and it was really horrifying discovery. That it was just devastating. My vet actually rushed right over. I'm just kind of unheard of in Houston. That's amazing came over there. Yeah. He he came over. So. By the time. He got there. My husband had a ride tone. Of course, I was crying crying, and the vet said to me, I could have warned you about one hundred things, but a chip bag would never have been one of them that I I've never heard of it. You know, I think that's what did with with the amount of people. I've spoken to about it. That's exactly in the the, you know. Response. Yeah. They just can't believe it. I'm horrified. Listening to to your store, and it's incredibly suddenly credibly tragic. No one wants to lose that at all. And certainly not in that manner and not knowing it's a thing. It's not something you could look out full. Could you you just it just doesn't cross your mind. Yeah. We hear about pets getting in trash all the time. But we never really I mean, I think the dangers most people say don't let them get in the trash and eat stuff 'cause it's terrible. You know, it'll upset their stomachs. But no one talks about suffocating. Do they know? And because I had never heard of it. I was I was just in shock, and I was so mad happened. You know, so I just kind of decided right, then I was going to do something about it. I didn't know what it took me a couple of weeks to figure out what I wanted to do. So you channeled. I'm sure it was it was like, you say anger and pain enough. Not once in other people to go through that that spurred you in the right direction. Didn't it? Yes. It did. It was just kind of a catalyst to to start this. And so that's how prevent pets supplication started. So in January was when I began the Facebook page, and then everything kind of evolved from there. So you so you like six years now, then seven years, right? It was just six years in December. Right. Wow. It's as say, I mentioned it to a friend this week. And I look on her face was are you kidding me? I've never thought of this. You know, something that everybody has in the homes. This is this is danger in everybody's homes. If you eat snacks, you have a danger in your home. If you if you're not vigilant with that kind of stuff. And so it's yeah. Gosh, I can't even imagine. But yeah, you've got a community growing constantly. It is amazing. How well, you know, it took off and thanks to all the supporters awareness aspect of this campaign is has gone international the way people find me typically is when they come home. Suffocated to death. So they'll typically Google it. And then they'll find me and probably hear from three to four people a week fill. You know that this is happening to everybody has the same refrain. I've never heard his never knew. This was a problem. If only I had known known. Oh, I can only imagine. I can only imagine how that haunts. You even though you didn't know just oh my gosh. I only known it's just a simple thing to you know, to because you can prevent it. That's the whole point of this is I think that's the positive side of your organization. Even though I I know that anytime one of your post pop up, and I do see him unless you a picture of an animal ago. I know what happened. Known as what happened. But it does such a positive side to this which is preventing suffocation in preventing these these the accidental deaths is what they are. They truly are accidental deaths on a one was accidental and there senseless, and they don't have to happen. They don't have to happen. Absolutely. They don't. So what is the? I don't wanna get graphic by no means, of course. But of course night bikes repealing any kind of food packaging is appealing because he's take stay mid smells good. So that's the that's the attraction in the first place. And so watching what happens once the packets that the head inside these snack Bax. Well, so once the dog kind of gets his nose in in a bag, you know, the back free starts to create a vacuum like seal around his neck as he tries to breathe. The back starts to tighten around his neck cutting off the oxygen. So of course, the dog is logical. And no he's not thinking he's just reacting. So they're typically will continue to try to eat. But they realize they can't breathe. So when you visualize. A chip bag over dogs head and he can't breathe. Well, he also can't see that's right, but they become very anxious. And so a lot of them will run around, which is what blue. That's why everything was knocked over in my house. He actually went from kitchen upstairs all the way around him. So he he struggled with this for a while. So they'll start to panic and typically run around and eventually they start, you know, passing out from his fixation, and the other horrible thing is they typically lose their bowels as well. Exactly what happened to my gosh. So it's really horrific death. Yeah. Or pets and it happens in less than five minutes. Oh my gosh. She's not quick you just turn your head. And it can happen. You don't have to be gone. You can be home had a lot of owners that have been home there in another room there in the shower there front porch. I was reading I was reading a while by reading 'bout one lady who had been laid on the couch. Eating chips fell asleep and woke up and right? Doug was. Passed away next to her. But it is horrifying, and you just feel so bad for what your what your pets? Go through..