Cat Chat®

Welcome to the new CAT CHAT, brought to you by Dr. Elsey's, the wonderful private company owned by Dr. Elsey, whose mission is to formulate litters to help keep cats in loving homes. Tracie wrote THE CAT BIBLE: Everything Your Cat Expects You to Know and with that book and this show, her own mission is to entertain, educate and inspire cat lovers to offer their kitty cats the best possible life in nutrition, affection, and environmental enrichment. With Dr. Elsey's support, CAT CHAT® brings you interviews with cat authors and experts so you can better understand and appreciate your feline family members. Sit back and enjoy the conversations that we hope will deepen your knowledge and affection for all cats. Thanks for listening! Feel free to reach out to Tracie at 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.