Cat Chat®

Welcome to the new CAT CHAT ® brought to you by Dr. Elsey’s, the private company owned by Dr. Elsey, who created the #1 litter in the country to keep cats in their loving homes (helping to avoid Out of Litter Box problems, the #1 reason people abandon their kitties). Tracie wrote THE CAT BIBLE: Everything Your Cat Expects You to Know and hosted Cat Chat ® as a live call-in show for nearly 8 years on the Martha Stewart channel of Sirius/XM. Her mission is to entertain, educate and inspire cat lovers so they can give their kitty cats the best possible life in nutrition, affection, and environmental enrichment. Tracie's co-host is Dr. Mikel Maria Delgado of Feline Minds Cat Behavior Consulting, who has a PhD in Psychology from UC Berkeley, where she studied animal behavior and human-pet relationships, followed by postdoctoral research at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. She was co-author with Jackson Galaxy of the “Total Cat Mojo” and wrote the forthcoming book “Play with Your Cat!” Tracie and Dr. Mikel discuss all manner of feline issues so you can better understand and appreciate your own feline family members. They welcome questions (at RadioPetLady@gmail.com).  Sit back and enjoy the conversations that we hope will deepen your knowledge and affection for all cats. Thanks for listening! Dr Elseys We Speak For Cats (banner)

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Dr. Elsey’s Share Your Story: Mel & Bobcat

Cat Chat — Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (11-03-2021) #0066: Dr. Elsey’s has launched a project called Share Your Story, asking people to recount how their pet helped them through a tough time. Mel Futorian’s film “Mel & Bobcat” in Tracie’s 4th Annual NY Cat Film Festival (now playing nationwide), is a perfect example of how a pet’s love saved their person. Mel talks about recovering from Covid-19 in the early days, March of 2020, and being entirely alone. She got well enough to adopt a tiny, frightened, very sick kitten. But after she pulled him through and earned his trust, she had to have emergency surgery. During a long, difficult recovery the kitten was her salvation. She was very weak and still “sheltering in place” in isolation during the worst of Covid in New York City. She and Bobcat kept each other company and looked after each other to survive — developing their own interspecies language and companionship, which continues to this day.