Monday, November 10, 2008

Family Films

Even when all roads lead home, the journey is NEVER easy


Burbank, CA – How does a family torn apart by tragedy find its way back to truth and understanding? Anchor Bay Entertainment is proud to release the award-winning and heartwarming family film All Roads Lead Home, coming to DVD on January 13th, 2009 (pre-order date December 11, 2008). Available at a suggested retail price of $26.97. All Roads Lead Home stars Peter Coyote and Peter Boyle in his last role. The 112 minute film also stars Jason London Patton Oswalt and Vivienne Cardone.

After 12 year old Belle (Cardone) loses her mother in a car accident, she rebels against her father (Coyote) and is sent to her maternal grandfather’s working farm. With Belle’s father struggling with grief and guilt and her grandfather (Boyle) detached and directionless, Belle devotes herself to saving the animals that are destined to be destroyed because they cannot produce for the farm. Can Belle’s work bring her family back together and help them rediscover their love for each other?

An official selection of the Santa Barbara Film Festival and the Palm Beach Festival, and the winner of Best Feature Drama at the International Family Film Festival, All Roads Lead Home will have a limited theatrical release in the fall of 2008. It is approved for family viewing by the Dove Foundation and is also supported by a number of national animal welfare groups, including the ASPCA, American Humane Society, Best Friends, North Shore Animal League and regional organizations.


In 2001, an LAPD officer in South Central Los Angeles named Tami Baumann noticed a homeless woman with a shopping cart and a couple of dogs – nothing too unusual in Baumann’s world. But the effect the two women would have on each other’s lives, as portrayed in Hallmark Channel’s real-life drama, “Accidental Friendship” (which premieres Saturday, November 15 at 9pm/8c), would be something neither would ever forget.


The lonely dog was tied to the door of an animal shelter when the first worker arrived one morning. The note pinned to his collar read, “I’m sorry, I can't take care of my kids, and take care of my dog. Please take care of my dog."

It would be shocking if it wasn’t becoming so commonplace. In light of the immense economic troubles everyday people are finding themselves in, many families are being forced to give up beloved animals, leading to the coining of the phrase “Foreclosure Pets.”
Animal shelters across the country have reported a year-to-year increase in animal drop-offs of 25 percent or more. Many shelters have had to buy temporary trailers to house the new arrivals. In some heart-wrenching extreme cases, some pets are just abandoned. In the Midwest, there have been stories of horses simply being set free, because the owners can’t even afford vet costs for euthanasia.

On Saturday, November 15 (9/8c), Hallmark Channel presents “Accidental Friendship,” the true-story of a woman (played by Chandra Wilson, “Grey’s Anatomy”) living on the streets of Los Angeles after losing her home and job, but whose life was given some meaning thanks to the dogs she cared for and protected at all costs, even if it meant forgoing necessities for herself.

It is a stark reminder that, even in times of hardship, pets bring us joy, companionship and often a sense of purpose. They can be a beacon of hope and should not be discarded lightly, even – and perhaps especially – during the difficult times many of our friends and neighbors find themselves in.

From Pam Slay, Senior Vice President, Network Program Publicity,HALLMARK CHANNELS


Deleite and Diego are looking for a different lifestyle than the one Joy can provide for them.

They want to be show horses. Their lineage comes from show horses. They feel they were bred and born to excel in the show circuit.

They are Spanish Andalusians, both are 2, born in March 2006. They stand, tie, get shots, feet trimmed, have good manners and are extremely loving horses. They love being in your pocket and follow you everywhere.

DELEITE is the sweetest horse I have come across and is on the shy side. She loves to jump and would love to do 3-day eventing. She has wonderful passion for this particular event. She is looking to be someone’s special horse instead of one of many and is waiting to give her heart and soul to “her person”. From what I know of this girl, her heart and soul are tremendous!

DIEGO is full of life and fun. He is Mr. Personality plus. He knows he is destined to be a dressage horse and can’t wait to get started on his training. He is also looking to be someone’s special horse and have someone he can play with and have fun. He would also be interested in learning tricks or anything else you want to teach him. He is insatiably curious.

If you or someone you know are looking for a young horse to mold into the horse of your dreams, Deleite and Diego could be for you. Of course, they will only go to excellent homes with loving people who know how to treat horses well. Please contact Joy at 360-894-5000 or email

Radio Show
The radio shows are now being archived on the radio show page on starting with the October 22 show. Due to the size of the show, the latest 4 shows will be archived.

Joy's guest this Wednesday is Polly Fox, founder of Pet Essences. The topic of the interview is looking below the surface to see the cause of things because they are not always what they appear to be. She will talk about how different Pet Essences can help situations. For more information about Pet Essences, please visit or call 877-233-1607.

Tune in to Talk With Your Animals on Wednesdays from 12 - 1 PM Pacific Time either on the radio if you live in the Seattle area or over the Internet by going to then to the radio show links page and click on the listen live button for KKNW. The show can also be heard live on The radio show replays on Check that website for the times in your area. You can still call about your pets. The telephone number is 425-373-5527. The toll free number if you are in Western Washington is 1-888-298-5569.


Talk With Your Animals is brought to you by Optimum Choices -, Pet Essences -, The Natural Pet Pantry -, Natural Horse Talk -, Dooley's Dog House -, Nurtural Horse - and ScratchnAll -, Waggin' Tails Cookies, Inc. - and our mention - Holistic Horse Magazine - Please let these wonderful people know that Joy sent you.

From The Wonderful Folks Who Support Talk With Your Animals

Thursday, November 13 starting at 6:30 PM. Come celebrate Beans' 17th birthday at Dooleys's Dog House which is located at 1421 Market Street, Kirkland, WA. Telephone #425-889-2200. Dress your dog and yourself as pirates to honor Beans who lost an eye. $10 admission which will be donated to Old Dog Haven. ( Treats and drinks for animals as well as their humans will be served.

Animal Communication Classes
The next Basic Animal Communication Class is scheduled for September of 2009.
The next Intermediate Animal Communication Class is schedule for next November 2009.
The Advance Animal Communication Class will be in the Spring. If you have taken the Basic & Intermediate Animal Communication Classes and are interested in the Advance, please call Martha at 206-850-6485 or e-mail her at to have your name added to the Advance Class list.

Animal Communication Club For those of you who have taken the classes and would like to continue expanding your communication skills with the animals, Joy offers an Animal Communication Club.

Have access to Joy through email to ask her questions about the communication process (not about your animal specifically). Receive help with the following: places you are stuck, move skills to a new level, the type of questions or the way you are asking the questions, your interpretations from the animals, etc.

A club newsletter with questions and answers will be e-mailed once a month to all participants. It is a great way to keep moving forward with your skills after you have taken any of her classes! Receive the first 6 months for the special introductory rate of $60. To sign up and send in your questions, please e-mail

Message from Joy Turner

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