Biting Commentary on Dog Ownership in New York City

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (09-01-2018) #586: Featuring Maeve Higgins, Guillermo from Iceland Pure, and Tucker from Dogs Playing for Life. Tracie reads the essay “Stormy with the Calm Eyes,” a biting commentary on dog ownership in New York City, from Maeve Higgins’ new book of essays MAEVE IN AMERICA: ESSAYS BY A GIRL FROM […]

What You Need to Know About the H3N2 Dog Flu

DOG TALK (And Kitties Too!) (06-09-2018) #574: Featuring Dr. Kathryn Primm, Steven Kuusisto, and Jessica Vaccaro. What you need to know about the H3N2 dog flu that has hit New York City, with Brooklyn hardest hit, as it continues to spread, with 91 confirmed local cases as of June 5th! Dr Kathryn Primm from Applebrook […]

Good Deeds at Cat Camp (NYC, MAY 5th & 6th)

Good Deeds at Cat Camp in New York City, May 5th & 6th Jackson Galaxy’s Cat Camp is a two-day event in NYC that will bring together “regular” cat lovers to mingle with and hear from leaders in the field — cat experts, rescuers, and advocates — who will speak on a range of topics […]

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 […]

Fiction Trumps Reality of Cats with Bird Flu Virus

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (01-28-2017) #509: Neil Abramson, author of JUST LIFE, discusses how fiction can trump reality when right now stray cats with the bird flu virus are being quarantined in shelters across New York City, echoing his novel’s plot involving the city’s reaction when dogs are suspected of carrying a zoonotic disease; […]

Cats In Quarantine

CATS IN QUARANTINE Scary avian flu infects shelter cats in NYC After a mysterious outbreak of bird flu swept through New York City shelters earlier this month, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) opened an emergency quarantine center to house the entire cat population in the city’s shelter system, according […]

Madonna Leaves the Dog Film Festival in New York City To Go…Home

Madonna leaves the Dog Film Festival in New York City to go… home! The 2nd Annual Dog Film Festival, held at Symphony Space in New York City on October 15, was a howling success in many ways. I returned home happy, but exhausted, and then I received the fantastic news that Madonna, a 22-month-old rescued […]

One Woman’s Devotion to NYC Feral Cat Colony

Cat Chat (09-26-2016) #1059: Crazy cat lady or world class musician? Director Markie Hancock’s incredibly beautiful and moving documentary “Feral Love” chronicles the devotion of one lady to a colony of feral cats in NYC — a lady who also happens to be a violist with the New York Philharmonic. This film disrupts our ideas […]

Rita Mae Brown, James Rollins & Neil Abramson

Dog Talk (and Kitties Too!) (06-18-2016) #477: Rita Mae Brown talks about her most recent animal-rich mystery novel, TALL TAIL; James Rollins is back with another fast-paced thriller featuring the marvelous war dog Kane in WAR HAWK; and Neil Abramson discusses the frighteningly possible scenario of a cross-species epidemic in New York City affecting dogs […]

I Had a Dream – The Dog Film Festival – And It’s Coming True!

I Had a Dream – The Dog Film Festival – And It’s Coming True! How often do you have a dream — and then it comes true because other people have been dreaming it, too?!  The Dog Film Festival is my first experience of what it feels like to “imagine it and they will come” — and […]