“Love, Clancy” Really is the Diary of a Good Dog

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (01-16-2023) #813A: Bruce Cameron, a most beloved author of books about great dogs (“A Dog’s Purpose”) has created a canine character who is irresistible — along with a lot of hilariously dysfunctional people whose lives Clancy shares. MP3 Audio [18 MB]DownloadShow URL

The Art of Kitten Raising

Cat Chat — Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (01-11-2023) #0126: Tracie’s longtime cat-loving pal Sally Bahner (“The Art of Kitten Raising”) has written a lovely book about “bringing up baby,” explaining all the ways you can get a kitten off to a happy healthy start in life. MP3 Audio [14 MB]DownloadShow URL

Get That Puppy INTO Bed With You!

Good Dogs! (01/04/2023) #6120: One suggestion that surprised Tracie in Stephanie Rousseau’s book “How to Raise a Puppy: Dog-Centric Approach” was to invite a new puppy into your bed. Steph explains how co-sleeping is normal and healthy for all mammals — and that dogs are proven to be “social sleepers.” So why deny a new […]

The Dublin Dog Whisperer

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (12-19-2022) #810A: Dog trainer Stephanie Rousseau teamed with world-renowned Norwegian dog behaviorist Turid Rugaas to write “How to Raise a Puppy: a Dog-Centric Approach,” a book Tracie believes will make a better dog guardian of everyone who reads its life-altering philosophy.   MP3 Audio [18 MB]DownloadShow URL

Christmas in Blue Dog Valley

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (12-05-2022) #808C: Annie England Noblin’s new book “Christmas in Blue Dog Valley” is a sweet tale of a Los Angeles veterinarian who impulsively buys a clinic in a rural area and the challenges she has to overcome as an outsider. Annie discusses how the story is about starting over in […]

FBI K-9 Detects Human Remains Beneath the Water

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (11-21-2022) #806C: Jen Danna, who writes as Sara Driscoll, talks about her newest book in the series, \”Still Waters,\” in which search and detection dogs from multiple government agencies participate in a water detection competition — and several of them wind up dead.  

Connecting With Enchanting Cats

Cat Chat — Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (11-16-2022) #0118: Terry Masear (“Connecting With Enchanting Cats”) is a hummingbird rehabilitator half the year in Los Angeles. The other half of the year she spends with her beloved and demanding Abyssinians and the many other kittens she adopts, who roam through her house and heart […]

A Dog’s Devotion: True Adventures of a K9 Search and Rescue Team

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (11-07-2022) #804A: Suzanne Elshult talks about her book “A Dog’s Devotion: True Adventures of a K9 Search and Rescue Team,” filled with stirring tales of how volunteer search and rescue dog teams — like herself — rise to the occasion whenever they are needed across America. MP3 Audio [19 MB]DownloadShow […]

Alexandra Horowitz on Puppy Love (But Not at First Sight)

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (10-17-2022) #801A: What was it like for world-renowned dog scientist Alexandra Horowitz to have a puppy blast into her life? She talks about her wonderful new book “The Year of the Puppy — How Dogs Become Themselves” and how her son and husband immediately embraced the whirlwind little Quiddity, while […]

A Philosopher Canine in “The Means”

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (10-03-2022) #799A: Amy Fusselman’s deeply funny novel, “The Means,” is a social satire that Tracie likens to “Bonfire of the Vanities,” with the addition of a talking philosophical dog who lampoons the striving and material aspirations of his mistress, who can only afford to have a beach house with a […]