Sometimes There's Side Eye

Heather Brendle & Kristi McNeeley

A Podcast about two friends having real and unfiltered conversations about dogs and people. Listen as we talk about our lives with dogs, training, behavior, share some laughs, and a whole lot of banter. read less
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Episodes

Sometimes There's Side Eye - Episode 25 Grieving Your Pet
25-01-2024
Sometimes There's Side Eye - Episode 25 Grieving Your Pet
In this episode we are talking about grief and are honored to have Dr. Jenn Pereira, who is a licensed professional counselor joining us.  It will come as no surprise that we are going to issue a tissue warning for this episode, but we promise there is also a lot of laughter as well.  We talk about pet loss being a form of disenfranchised grief and how that can affect our grieving process.  Jenn gives us so many good nuggets of wisdom like how to include children in the grief process, how to best show up for friends and family who are going through a loss, how to navigate unexpected sadness along the journey, what things we can do for our own grief, and how to work through mixed emotions when grieving.  Additionally, we provide some resources we feel are useful to help work through the grief process after the loss of a pet.  We believe this episode will be beneficial and encouraging to anyone who has lost a pet, and we hope you find some comfort as we share both laughter and tears in this episode. Don't forget to review, subscribe, and share! Follow us on IG: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@sometimestheressideeye | Instagram⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Links mentioned in the show: The Pet Loss Companion Podcast When The Loss Is Deep by Deb Jones Animals and the Afterlife by Kim Sheridan Children's books: The Rainbow Bridge by Adrian Raeside Dog Heaven by Cynthia Rylant The Invisible Leash by Patrice Karst Resource for Counseling: Psychology Today: Health, Help, Happiness + Find a Therapist
Sometimes There's Side Eye - Episode 19: Ethical Breeding with Lorelei Craig
21-09-2023
Sometimes There's Side Eye - Episode 19: Ethical Breeding with Lorelei Craig
We are wrapping up our series on ethical rescue and breeding with ethical breeder Lorelei.  She tells us about her breeding program and rescue efforts alike.  Lorelei explains how much time and effort she put into selecting purchasers, selecting breeding pairs, and building a strong foundation for her puppies through things like puppy culture. She also shares everything from why she started breeding dogs to some of her favorites, and even some of the most difficult parts of dog breeding.  We discussed some of the ways ethical breeders work together to keep dogs out of the shelter, while preserving the breeds they love.  Additionally, we talk through the good and bad parts of phrases like "adopt, don't shop" and how the dogs in our communities at large, can benefit when we have ethical breeders available because of the immeasurable knowledge they have, and are willing to share. Lorelei has been involved in the sport of purebred dogs since she was a teen in the 70s. Her parents had Russian Wolfhounds. In the 80s, she worked on a cutting horse ranch and had an Australian Shepherd and Schipperke. They used the dogs and horses to bring cattle in from the pastures.  In the late 90s, she got involved in Miniature Bull Terriers, and then Staffordshire Bull Terriers, and then eventually standard Bull Terriers.  Lorelei has always valued her partner mentor breeders because there is so much to learn from others.   In the last 10 years she has breed 8 litters and has 8 home bred champions and a number of Staffords competing successfully in sports.   She operates under the affix Ciera Staffords and Bull Terriers. Her main concern in breeding is temperament and health from a pet owner’s perspective. She is a member in good standing of the SBTCA, BTCA, and MBTCA. She is the current Editor of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club magazine and Annual book. Lorelei also helps the Bull Terrier club with articles for the magazines.  Recently, she has been approved to judge Staffordshire Bull Terriers at AKC events. She is looking forward to adding Bull Terriers in the future. Lorelei did not get involved in rescue until 2010.  Prior to that, she had only been a foster fail. In this time, she has fostered countless puppies and dogs over the last 13 years. She focuses primarily on puppies but been willing to help wherever needed. She has gone to shelters to identify dogs, evaluate temperaments, and help transport.  She has also photographed and videoed dogs for marketing purposes.  She has gone to many an adoption event.  Currently she works with Bull Terrier Rescue, and I usually have a Bull Terrier foster at my house.   Lorelei loves to write and has written articles on fostering successfully, choosing homes, and contracts, and many more dog that are dog related. She also enjoys graphic, publication and web design and photography.       You can find Lorelei at her website: https://www.cierastaffords.com/ Don't forget to review, subscribe, and share! Follow us on IG: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@sometimestheressideeye | Instagram⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Links: Online Course ⁠How To Find an Ethical Dog Breeder | Puppy K All Day (puppy-kallday.com)
Sometimes There's Side Eye - Episode 18: Ethical Breeding
07-09-2023
Sometimes There's Side Eye - Episode 18: Ethical Breeding
In this episode, we talk about responsible/ethical breeders.  First, we want to say this is an important and beneficial topic for everyone in the dog world; including rescue people, those looking for purebred or mixed breed dogs, and those in the sport and show worlds.  We are talking about some of the ways to define ethical breeders including everything from contracts, education, taking a dog back for any reason, health testing, to something as simple as producing functional dogs.  We decided to include breeders of purebred dogs as well as mix breed dogs when talking about ethical breeders and go through a few of the reasons why we decided to do that.  We are even addressing some barriers to getting an ethically bred dog which can include wait times, cost, location, etc.  Of course, we also talk about our own experiences and what led us to our own thoughts on this subject.  We understand that this subject has a million shades of grey, and can get messy quickly; but we are hoping that we at least give you a few things to think about. We also hope we teach you what to look for in ethical breeders, because at the end of the day we are invested in making this a better place for dogs and the people who live with them, and we think that ethical breeders play a part in making that happen. Don't forget to review, subscribe, and share! Follow us on IG: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@sometimestheressideeye | Instagram⁠⁠⁠⁠ Links: Online Course How To Find an Ethical Dog Breeder | Puppy K All Day (puppy-kallday.com)