Film Festivals Coming to Berkshires—and I’m Coming, Too!

The Film Festivals are Coming to the Berkshires – and I’m Coming, Too! I’m pretty darned happy that my local independent art house movie theater, Images Cinema in Williamstown, Massachusetts, is going to be hosting my NY Cat Film Festival this coming Saturday May 4th at 1 PM (with 2 different programs), and then on […]

Celebrating Spring with Glorious New Collars

Celebrating Spring with Glorious New Collars Here in Northern New England it is still too cold and damp to celebrate Spring. When it’s grey, windy, and rainy and you’re still wearing lined boots and hooded insulated jackets to walk the dogs as May approaches, it’s hard to get in a upbeat mood. Thinking of the […]

What My Girls are Eating Now

What My Girls are Eating Now I am a pretty devoted Dog Feeding Mom. I think we’ve established by now — with over 14 years in the pet field and nearly 650 consecutive shows of Dog Talk® on NPR – that I have decided that there are nutritional supplements that enhance the health of dogs […]

Power of Purrsuasion Adoption Event

Dr. Elsey’s, the Founding Sponsor of the NY Cat Film Festival, is launching the first adoption pop-up event for their Power of Purrsuasion campaign in New York City for two weeks, beginning Monday April 22nd to May 15th, at the Meow Parlour. Dr. Elsey’s will cover a limited number of Meow Parlour reservation fees and […]

Biggest Problem for Cat Owners: Out-of-Litter-Box Issues

Out-of-Litter-Box Issues are still the Biggest Problem for Cat Owners I’m so glad people have written in with out-of-litter-box problems, since this the main reason people give up on their kitties. Everybody who writes me with kitty questions gets a coupon for a free Comfort Zone pheromone diffuser, which for many cats helps to lower […]

The New “Cat Chat” Help Line

The New “Cat Chat” Help Line I miss the old CAT CHAT Sirius radio days days when I was live on on the Martha Stewart channel every Wednesday evening and could help cat lovers solve their kitty behavior problems. I miss you devoted feline families across the country! (I do have a CAT CHAT podcast […]

Anguished About Buying a Puppy

I got an enthusiastic message from Jenny, whose young daughter Brooks “is obsessed with dogs & would love to go to Dog Film Festival. Is it playing in our area? We live in Beacon NY & have family we visit in the Berkshires.” I wrote Jenny back to say she was in luck — that […]

How to Get Your Cat Off “Kitty Crack” and Slim Down

How To Get Your Cat Off “Kitty Crack” And Slim Down For all of the 7 ½ years I had my own show on the Martha Stewart channel of Sirius satellite radio, I focused on feline health, especially as it related to nutrition.  From my years of research for writing The Cat Bible: Everything Your […]

A New Year’s Resolution: Shed Your Cat’s Excess Baggage

A New Year’s Resolution: Shed Your Cat’s Excess Baggage [The first in a series of blogs about how to safely and successfully get your cat to lose weight] Many people don’t even realize their cat is fat, because we’ve all become accustomed to seeing overweight cats with hanging bellies, brick-shaped bodies, and a skeleton so […]

A Book About Meghan Markle’s Beagle as Good as Eloise

A Book About Meghan Markle’s Beagle as Good as Eloise An absolutely delicious children’s book “His Royal Dogness, Guy the Beagle: The Remarkable True Story of Meghan Markle’s Rescue Dog,”  has arrived just in time for putting under the tree – and onto the shelf for now and forever more. I haven’t seen a children’s […]