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    PAWsitive Thoughts - March 8th - Thursday - 2-3 pm - Host: Jean Proulx - Guest: Author Layne Case from Barrington, NH - Author of “Charlie” Books
    March 6th, 2012

    Jean’s special guest will be Author Layne Case from Barrington, NH.

    In Layne’s words..

    “Yes, my main character is “Charlie”, a dog who is different from other dogs.  He has a three foot tail.  In the first book, his tail gets him in trouble so he decides to run away from home because he’s feeling unloved and unwanted.  My message…how our feelings and emotions affect our decisions and that being different is okay.

    In the sequels (“Charlie and His New Friend” and “Charlie and His Neighbor”), Charlie’s tail (his difference) will always do something positive.  My message…our differences are to be celebrated and can influence our lives in a positive way.  The next two books that are in draft form are “Charlie and the School Bully”, (this is from the perspective of the bystander), and “Charlie and His Lost Friend” (addresses abandonment issues). ”

    “Author Layne Case is from Barrington, NH. Her first children’s book “Charlie” was written during the early 1970’s while working towards her Bachelors Degree in Behavioral Science. She has also been writing poetry since 1983 and always planned to publish them one day.

    Layne started AMITY Publications in 2007 when she decided to publish her poetry and children’s book. That was the beginning of her career as a published author. And, that is what started her on her journey as a child advocate.

    Layne’s first edition of “Inspirations from My Family & Friends” and “Charlie” were released in June 2007. She designed a literacy program that would hold the attention of the children with whom she would be sharing her story. So, she created large poster board size illustrations to help tell them about “Charlie”.

    In 2009, “Charlie and His New Friend” was released when Layne and Pat Sciacca, the original illustrator of “Charlie” and Layne’s sister, collaborated once again after 35 years.



    In 2011, “Charlie and His Neighbor“    was released.  In this third book, Charlie befriends little Meezer, a Siamese kitten, who is “different” from his siblings.  And, he can’t seem to stay focused.

    Each book was written to help children understand that our differences is what makes us who we are and should be celebrated.  Charlie will always use his “tail” which is what makes him different, to do something positive.


    Layne designed her literacy program “Read Up! Write On! Literacy Rules!” for schools and child care centers as a way of keeping literacy at the top of the list of what is most important in our educational system. Her theme “Celebrating Our Differences” was developed as she became more and more immersed in the world of Autism, becoming a representative for Future Horizons, the world leading publishers of resources for autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. And, with bullying. reaching epidemic proportions because of people being “different”, this confirmed that her program was of the utmost importance now more than ever.


    Layne has years of teaching experience in many different environments. She has taught children in the traditional school setting classroom as well as in her health care facility, offering skill building “Gymboree” exercise programs. She also taught adult health & fitness programs, marketing and motivational workshops. One of her most rewarding experiences was teaching computer courses which she designed for inmates at the Strafford Country Jail in Dover, NH. It was here that she knew she could make a difference.

    Be sure to tune in and listen to this most interesting guest on PAWsitive Thoughts… 2 to 3 pm - on March 8th.



    Pawsitive Thoughts - Thursday - Feb 23rd - 2-3 pm - Host: Jean Proulx - Guest: Loretta Allison and Alaina Goodnough of CVHS.
    February 23rd, 2012

    Tune in to “Pawsitive Thoughts” on WSCA 106.1 on February 23 to hear Executive Director, Loretta Allison, and Volunteer Coordinator, Alaina Goodnough, talk about some of the wonderful things happening at CVHS! You can also listen online on the Portsmouth Community Radio website,

    Cocheco Valley Humane Society website:

    PAWSitive Thoughts - Thursday - December 15th - 2-3 pm - Host: Jean Proulx - Topic: The Inhumane Slaughter of Horses - Guests: Cheryl Robinson and Suzanne Bryant
    December 15th, 2011

    Thursday on PAWSitive Thoughts a very serious topic-the slaughter of America’s horses ..Jean’s guests, Cheryl Robinson horse rescuer owner, trainer for the last 30 yrs.., Suzanne Bryant,  barn mgr at the NH SPCA & Monica Webb a long-time activist against the inhumane slaughter of horses and advocate for the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act -will talk about the cruelty of horse slaughter—what you need to know about it and how you can help to end it.

    Some of the program’s content will be graphic as Jean’s guests will explain how American horses – considered by most to be companion animals – are killed at the slaughter houses and talk about, in detail, the unimaginable suffering they experience.

    NOTE: J will unveil a new name for the program in January 2012

    PAWSitive Thoughts - August 18 - 2-3 pm - Host: Jean Proulx - Guest: Mark C. Robinson, Founder and President of -
    August 17th, 2011


    On Paws Thoughts today, host Jean Proulx welcomes Mark C. Robinson who is the founder and president of and the inventor of the Walkin’ Wheels adjustable dog wheelchair.  Mark created the website to support caretakers of elderly, disabled, and special needs pets; providing them with the products, services, and support they need.

    He invented the Walkin’ Wheels in response to comments from the community of caretakers that utilize the website. Mark is also the founder of the Handicapped Pets Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to providing dog wheelchairs to families with financial hardships.

    Previously, he was VP Sales and Marketing for Nextek Power Systems and Director of Operations for Advanced Energy, both renewable energy companies. Prior to that, he was president of Computer & Network Services, a technology consulting firm. He has also been involved in businesses related to magazine publishing, printing, computer accessories,  software development, mailing list
    management, and alarm systems. He is widely known for developing “Computer Empowerment Seminars,” a method of computer training that succeeded by changing the way people feel about technology. He has written several books including “Dancing with Computers; do you still scream when you see a mouse?”.

    Mark is also president of The Energy Grid; a company that designs and host websites, and provides search engine support services for companies in the renewable energy industry.

    Mark has a degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern NH, is a licensed master electrician, LEED accredited (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), a Microsoft Certified Professional, and a Reiki practitioner. He lives in Amherst NH.

    An interesting guest and an interesting topic… listen locally at 106.1 fm or streaming live online at and click on “Listen Now” at the top of the page.

    Pawsitive Thoughts - Friday - April 15th - 6 to 7 PM - Host: Jean Proulx - Special Guest: Dr. David E. Guggenheim, The Ocean Doctor.
    April 14th, 2011

    Tonight, on Pawsitive Thoughts,  host Jean Proulx will welcome Dr. David E. Guggenheim (photo)  via phone.   Dr. Guggenheim is a world renown scientist and explorer who is very much involved in the conservation movement.

    Dr. David E. Guggenheim is an ocean explorer, submarine pilot, marine biologist, and conservation policy expert based in Washington, DC. His programs offer captivating adventures from the most mysterious parts of our planet…thousands of feet below the surface. He is an accomplished speaker, entertaining and educating audiences ranging from small groups of students to audiences of 1,000 or more. Dr. Guggenheim provides a unique perspective as both a scientist and a Washington, DC-based policy expert focused on today’s most important conservation issues.

    Don’t miss this very special Pawsitive Thoughts edition on Friday - April 15th from 6 to 7 pm - listen locally at 106.1 FM or streaming live online at and click on “listen now” at the top of the page.

    Pawsitive Thoughts - Friday - March 25th - 6-7 PM - Host: Jean Proulx -Topic: Herbal Remedies For Companion Animals
    March 23rd, 2011

    Join host, Jean Proulx as she and her guest discuss  herbal remedies (and more)  for your companion animals with: -Amanda Komisarek, Lion’s Tooth Herbals -  certified Herbal Practitioner -  Certified Reiki Master-Teacher

    Listen locally at 106.1 FM or streaming online at and click on “Listen Now” at top of page.

    Pawsitive Thoughts - Friday - March 18th - 6-7PM - Host: Jean Proulx - Topic: Ever After Mustang Rescue Education and Training Center
    March 17th, 2011


    On Pawsitive Thoughts this Friday, Jean highlights the  EVER AFTER MUSTANG RESCUE Education & Training Center- at 6pm.  Talking about the wild horses they have saved and are caring for in Biddeford, Maine- as well as conversation about the bison slaughter…. news comes from the Defenders of Wildlife -and we’ll learn about it from the founder of  “EVER AFTER”, Mona Jerome

    Tune in locally at 106.1 FM or streaming live online at and click on “Listen Now” at the top of the page.