Cat Film Fest Preview: A Life Depicted Through Siamese Cats

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (09-21-2019) #641: Featuring Fredde Duke, Steve latham, and Laurien Berenson. Los-Angeles based filmmaker Fredde Duke talks about her outrageously original autobiographical film depicting her life through the Siamese cats who have graced it in “6 Degrees of Pussy,” which will premiere at the 3rd Annual Cat Film Festival; Steve Latham […]

Dr. Elsey’s Powers of Purrsuasion Adoption Event

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (07-20-2019) #632: Featuring Kristi Labrenz, Peggy Gavan, and IAmMoshow, the Cat rapper. Kristi Labrenz runs the much-loved CatCafe Lounge in Los Angeles which is hosting Dr. Elsey’s Powers of Purrsuasion adoption event from July 22 to August 23; and will be the beneficiary of the Cat Film Festival when it […]

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 […]

Dr. Elsey’s Precious Cat is Bringing Joy to Cat Lovers & Shelters Nationwide

Dr. Elsey’s Precious Cat is Bringing Joy to Cat Lovers &  Shelters Nationwide I was filled with hopeful excitement last year when Dr. Elsey’s Precious Cat — my “precious” devoted sponsor of  DOG TALK (and Kitties, Too!) (my NPR radio show)  — encouraged me to create a cat film festival to give kitty cats their […]

Buzz in Chicago: Imminent Arrival of NY Dog & Cat Film Festivals™ !

The Buzz in Chicago: the Imminent Arrival of the NY Dog & Cat Film Festivals™ ! Pet lovers in the Windy City are about to have their socks blown off — because the 2nd Annual NY Dog Film Festival™ is returning to town on Sunday April 29th , this time to The Patio Theater. There […]

Cat & Dog Film Festivals Coming to NYC This Weekend!

My Cat & Dog Film Festivals Are Coming To NYC This Weekend! I am more excited than I was as a three-year-old when there was a clown and pony rides at my birthday party! In 48 hours my NY Cat and Dog Film Festivals are going to take over the SVA Theatre in Chelsea and […]

Jackson Galaxy, Dog/Cat Film Festival Entries

DOG TALK (And Kitties Too!) (12-02-2017) #552: Get to know all more about one of the great cat lovers, Jackson Galaxy [from the TV show “My Cat From Hell”] who talks with Tracie about the arc of his life, and the wisdom in his new book TOTAL CAT MOJO: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO LIFE WITH […]

Thanks to Halo for Believing in the NY Dog Film Festival™

Thanks to Halo for Believing in the NY Dog Film Festival™ Next Tuesday morning, December 5th, I’m going to be on Fox News “Good Day New York” between 9:30 and 9:50 AM to talk about the 3rd Annual NY Dog Film Festival™ December 10th at the School for Visual Arts Theater on West 33rd Street […]

Saving Elderly Elephants in Japan

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (10-21-2017) #547: Marion Zola talks about her fun book ROMANCING THE DOG: THE STRUGGLE TO MAKE A POUND DOG HAPPY IN BEVERLY HILLS; Ulara Nakagawa, the organizer of Elephants in Japan, describes how her group is lobbying to save the 12 remaining elderly elephants living in solitary misery in private […]

Training, Guidelines Needed for Emotional Support Animals

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (08-05-2017) #536: Priscilla Clark from the Connecticut Humane Society talks about their challenges and triumphs; University of Missouri researcher Cassie Boness discusses the lack of training and requirements for emotional support animals — no obedience, no health requirements (vaccinations, etc) total lack of guidelines and much abuse by people claiming […]