Today’s guest on All My Children Wear Fur Coats wasBob Jenkins, Co-founder of Let Your Love Grow. Let Your Love Grow (LYLG) is a unique, one-of-a-kind product. For pet lovers that want to create a living memorial for a loved pet, LYLG is a scientifically designed product that neutralizes the sodium and pH levels of cremated remains (ashes) so they can be mixed with soil and plant life.
What is a living memorial? It is a special plant dedicated to a person or a pet’s life and legacy. It can be a potted plant, a garden or a beautiful tree. Living memorials can be a source of comfort and beauty as we remember those we love. Usually, a living memorial will incorporate the cremated remains (also sometimes referred to as cremains or ashes) of a loved one, along with a special plant.
However, if you take cremains and mix them with soil to create your living memorial, you may be disappointed. We learned that cremains are extremely high in sodium and pH. As a result, they do not release the nutrients necessary to sustain a living memorial. Let Your Love Grow blends with soil and ash (actually ground bone) to offset the natural toxicity of cremated remains by lowering the pH level and diluting the sodium level. You can’t accomplish this result with either regular or potting soil.
You don’t have to be a master gardener to use LYLG. The easy to use kits come with simple instructions and a measuring scoop to ensure you are using the correct ration of ashes to soil. You can watch this informative video to learn more.
If you decide to scatter the cremated ashes rather than create a living memorial, it is important to blend LYLG and the ash and allow it to sit for at least 90 days. This will allow time for the ashes to absorb the LYLG mixture and release the nutrients that will nurture future plants wherever you decide to scatter.
Let Your Love Grow works with all types of plants and trees. Special consideration should be given for delicate plants like orchids and roses.
Let Your Love Grow also works with cremated ashes that have been around for years. Sometimes people save remains for a future memorial or because they don’t want to leave the ashes of loved pets behind if they move. Cremated remains remain stable for years and may be combined with LTYG at any time to create that special living memorial.
The world is constantly changing. Countries like the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand are adopting LYLG because it is an ecologically friendly product that sustains plant life and keeps our planet green. Studies are also being conducted at various locations around the globe that show LYLG allows the earth to be returned to its natural state years earlier than with conventional products.
Let Your Love Grow was developed after Co-founders, Annette and Bob Jenkins lost their beloved dog, Silke. They wanted a way to create a living memorial to honor her memory. You can honor the memory of your loved pet with LYLG. Let Your Love Grow is available through their website or on Amazon. If you shop on Amazon, you can sign up through Amazonsmile.com and select Animal Care Trust USA, Inc. as your charity of choice.
All My Children Wear Fur Coats was honored to welcome special guest, Anna Skaya, founder and CEO of Basepaws. Basepaws is currently the world’s only company that does DNA sequencing for cats, much like the DNA sequencing for humans and for dogs.
The future of cat DNA testing can be found at Basepaws.com. You can get to know your cat’s wild ancestry, it’s domestic breed characteristics and most importantly, your cat’s genetic markers that may provide a window into your cat’s health and wellness history.
Basepaws was founded by Anna Skaya, a four-time entrepreneur and cat lover. After meeting with respresentatives from 23 and Me, she decided to launch Basepaws to explore the world of cat genetics. There are two primary reasons to test your cat’s DNA: 1. Learn about all of your cat’s breed history and the different types of breeds that make up your cat and his or her personality. 2. Test for 40 different traits or health markers that can give a view into the health history of your cat and their predisposition to certain diseases. Our DNA speaks loud and clear when it comes to identifying underlying disease.
Getting your cat’s DNA isn’t hard. There are essentially four steps: 1. Order the kit online at Basepaws.com. Right nowt here are some holiday specials when you order more than one kit. 2. Swab your cat’s mouth to get some cheek or tongue cells with the provided test kit. 3. Return the kit to the Basepaws lab in Los Angeles, CA. 4. Receive your report in about 6-9 weeks. You can view a sample report for Anna’s cat Koko online. Your report will provide information on breed groups, the wildcat index and important health markers.
Anna feels strongly that cats are underrepresented in the health care field. Testing your cat’s DNA is a great way to get to know your cat better but also to provide important data so that we can all benefit from each cat who participates in building the data base. If your cat has a specific health condition you may be eligible to participate in a research study. Find out if you qualify by visiting the research page at Basepaws.com.
Basepaws was featured on Shark Tank in May 2019. Check out this video for more information. Two sharks got into a “cat fight” and Basepaws was offered a deal from both.
There’s no better time than now to order your Basepaws DNA kit for your cat.
All My Children Wear Fur Coats welcomed Beth Stultz-Hairston, Vice-President, Marketing and Operation for Pet Sitters International (PSI). Beth is a pet lover who has been working in the industry for more than 15 years. She is also a pet parent to cats, dogs, chickens and some assorted farm critters.
PSI was founded by Patti J. Moran in 1994. She is the author of Pet Sitting for Profit, now considered to be the “bible” of professional pet sitting. Patti entered the world of professional pet sitting in 1983 when she started her own pet sitting business. At that time there were few resources available on pet sitting or in-home pet care.
For more than two decades, PSI has been a pioneer in the pet-sitting industry and a trusted educational resource for both pet sitters and pet owners. The association’s commitment o industry excellence is reflected in its continually evolving resources and programs.
PSI’s industry contributions include:
I had the opportunity to present at this year’s Pet Sitter World Education Conference & Expo held in November in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. I presented on the topic of Creating Estate plans that Work for Pets…and their People. It was an honor to be among some of the finest speakers in the pet industry. Liz Hyde was crowned Pet Sitter of the Year.
PSI’s website is chock full of resources for both the professional pet-sitter, pet parents that only want the best for the pets and those who might be interested in making pet-sitting a professional career. Their online locator can help pet parents find qualified people, dedicated to the craft of pet-sitting to take care of your children who wear fur coats.
You can learn more about PSI by visiting their website, following them on FaceBook or finding them on your favorite social media source including Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
Join us next week on Monday at 3 p.m. for another edition of All My Children Wear Fur Coats with Peggy Hoyt.
Peggy R. Hoyt, Founder/CEO