Jan 19 2024
Episode 108: Change How You Think About Special Need Dogs With Tracey Turnbull
In this episode, we delve into the heartwarming world of dog rescue and advocacy with the incredible Tracey Turnbull. Introduced to us by former guest Louise Buckley, Tracey enlightens us on the latest challenges facing dog charities, focusing on the complexities surrounding Brucella Canis, overseas rescues, and the financial aspects involved.Beginning with the intricacies of adoption fees, Tracey walks us through the process, shedding light on what it means to rescue special needs dogs. Through her personal adoption story, she passionately advocates for these dogs, sharing the impactful life lessons they've brought to her family and the broader community.Tracey's journey takes an unexpected turn as she recounts an accident that altered her life's trajectory and inspired her to become a nurse. We explore her career progression, gaining insights into her day-to-day responsibilities and the evolving landscape of mental health treatment in the UK, especially in children.The conversation takes a thought-provoking turn towards biomedical ethics, as Tracey shares her interest and expertise. Amidst a discussion on asking difficult questions, our hosts, Mike and Julian, humorously slip in one of their regular tricky queries – this time about Tracey's favourite bread. The segue leads us into a sensitive conversation about pet euthanasia, guiding listeners on how to approach this difficult decision and the emotional complexities it entails.As we navigate the poignant subject of loss, Tracey emphasizes the joy and love that any dog, especially those with special needs, can bring into one's life. Both hosts share their personal experiences with special needs pets, offering valuable insights. The episode wraps up with Tracey's 60-second CPD, titled "The Joy And Excitement Special Dogs Bring To Your Life," leaving listeners with a heartfelt appreciation for the unique bonds formed with our four-legged friends. Tune in for a touching exploration of compassion, resilience, and the transformative power of our furry companions.
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