Vincent J. Musi’s The Year of the Dogs

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (11-02-2019) #647: Featuring Vincent Musi, Aysha Akhtar, and Michael Brandow. Vince Musi, a National Geographic photographer for 25 years, has now turned his luminous lens on dogs — with accompanying text that is beyond hilarious and touching in his book THE YEAR OF THE DOGS, which was a gift to […]

Author Alexandra Horowitz Discusses Our Dogs, Ourselves

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (10-26-2019) #646: Featuring Alexandra Horowitz, and Sean Cassels. A double-length interview with Alexandra Horowitz (the celebrated “dog observer” for whom the Horowitz Canine Cog Lab at Barnard is named), who discusses the socially relevant and disruptive ideas she explores in her new book OUR DOGS, OURSELVES: THE STORY OF A […]

The Serious Problem of People Getting Rabies in India

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (10-19-19) #645: Featuring James Gorman, Peter Jason Hoffman, and Terri Markle. New York Times reporter Jim Gorman discusses the serious problem of people getting rabies in India in an article about the nearly 60,000 dog bites to people in India yearly, many of them fatal; filmmaker Peter Jason Hoffman talks […]

Alice Obar’s “Cats My Life”

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (10-12-2019) #644: Featuring Melinda Miller, Keema, and Alice Obar. Melinda Miller discusses what all the flap is about Labradoodles and “oodles and poos” and whether there is a problem with purposely cross-breeding purebred dogs; beloved NYC dog-walker Keema talks about being the star of the Mutual Rescue documentary “Keema & […]

Kitten Lady, Hannah Shaw (Tiny But Mighty)

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (10-05-2019) #643: Featuring Hannah Shaw, Melinda Friedman, and Ken Hill. Hannah Shaw, well-known to cat lovers as “The Kitten Lady,” talks about how to care for the smallest, most fragile kittens in her book TINY BUT MIGHTY; filmmaker Melinda Friedman’s documentary “Vancouver: A Dogumentary” will give the audience at the […]

Space Dogs — a Darling Little Book

Space Dogs — a Darling Little Book Space Dogs: The Story of the Celebrated Canine Cosmonauts (photos by Martin Parr, text by Richard Hollingham) is a fascinating little book about the period during the Cold War when the Russian space program sent dogs into space.  Never to return. The book is filled with photos and […]

Summer Binge-watching NY Dog & Cat Film Festivals ON DEMAND

Summer Binge-watching the NY Dog & Cat Film Festivals ON DEMAND It’s summertime- and the livin’ is easy. But where can you turn for good entertainment on summer evenings, when everybody has come inside, worn out from too much outdoor sports, gardening, grilling, visitors, and vacays or stay-cays? Even with all the choices on cable […]

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 […]

Giving Tuesday – All Year Long from Weruva

Giving Tuesday – All Year Long from Weruva “Giving Tuesday” is a nice antidote to the crazed consumerism of Black Friday, Cyber Monday and increasingly, all the days and weeks on either side of the post-Thanksgiving weekend. Kudos to everybody who is a pet-lover and emptied their virtual piggy banks and sent the contents to […]

Non-surgical Castration Techniques

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (11-17-2018) #597: Featuring Laura Henderson, Peter Denooij, and Jacob Fiering. Laura Henderson is the director of Pasado Safe Haven, an amazing multi-species sanctuary outside Seattle that was the beneficiary of the NY Dog Film Festival there; Tracie talks to Dr Peter Denooij about the challenges of bringing non-surgical castration techniques […]