Kudos to Dr. Elsey!

Kudos to Dr. Elsey! I feel grateful and proud to have this fine man and his wonderful company standing behind my radio programs DOG TALK (and Kitties, Too!)® and CAT CHAT® and being the Founding and Continuing Sponsor of the NY Cat Film Festival so that people across the country and Canada can share our appreciation of the cats in our lives. —Tracie Hotchner (Have […]

#ShareYourStory – Cats Save the Day

#ShareYourStory – Cats Save the Day Dr. Elsey’s has launched a campaign to encourage people to tell their cat-got-me-through-a-tough-time story at #ShareYourStory.  Many people had no one but their kitty cat to keep them company during the early days of the Covid-19 lock down, and many are still grappling with the psychological effects of the […]

Pumpkins Aren’t Just for Halloween

Valuable Nutrition Information Sponsored by Weruva Pumpkins Aren’t Just for Halloween Back when I was researching my all-inclusive guide to dog ownership, The Dog Bible: Everything Your Dog Wants You to Know, I learned about the preventive and restorative value of pumpkin in a dog’s diet. Naturally-derived fiber was important in keeping a dog’s digestive […]

Thank you New York Cat Lovers for a Sold Out 4th Annual NY Cat Film Festival!

Dog lovers are already meeting the challenge and buying out tickets — so the Village East theater is opening up a second screen! I’ll be there again this coming Sunday October 24th at Noon to kick off Saving Senior Dogs Week with the 6th Annual NY Dog Film Festival. Buy tickets here! What a delight […]

Senior Dog? Picky Eater? Give Him a Menu Upgrade!

This blog is sponsored by the folks at Weruva, who Salute Seniors. Senior Dog? Picky Eater? Give Him a Menu Upgrade! As dogs get older, they can develop food issues, which can lead to physical problems. It can also be really stressful for us if our dogs don’t want to eat. All dogs need to […]

My Friends Make America’s #1 Litter — The New York Times Says So!

My Friends Make America’s #1 Litter – The New York Times Says So! I am bursting with pride over something I have no right to be personally proud about because I did not accomplish it myself — but that doesn’t stop me from feeling Hooray Happy! by association. The cat litter and food company Dr. […]

Please Read This Book—It Knocked My Socks Off (It Will Surprise You, Too!)

Please Read This Book – It Knocked My Socks Off (It Will Surprise You, Too!) As you will hear if you listen to this week’s Dog Talk® I devoted the whole hour to one book: How to Love Animals In a Human-Shaped World. I said right up front to the author, Henry Mance, with all […]

Little Isabella Goes Raw

Little Isabella Goes Raw Friends who are “once-removed” (dear friends of a very dear friend of mine in East Hampton) took my advice about the breed of puppy that might be the best fit for them, and they were graced with a gorgeous black Cocker Spaniel [from a “Bred with Heart” AKC breeder who interviewed […]

Is Your Kitty Dying for a Drink?

Is Your Kitty Dying for a Drink? (sponsored by Weruva) It’s summer. It’s hot. We all get thirsty, so drinking plenty of fluids is on our mind.  We think of drinking as something good, something to encourage, something we should do for our health. We grab for the bottle of water or sports drink. We […]

Betty Shares Her Evermore

Betty Shares Her Evermore My friend Diane is determined to make all the best nutritional choices for way-too-cute Betty, her newest English Springer Spaniel (following in the pawprints of equally-loved Phoebe and Stella). Because of Covid I have not been able to visit and get actual kisses from Betty, but I was thrilled to be […]