Read this Book and Make Your Dog Happier

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (09-19-2022) #797B: British dog behaviorist Louise Glazebrook discusses seeing things from a dog’s perspective in her book “The Book Your Dog Wishes You Would Read.” She discusses what “driving to the tip” means and the value for puppies and senior dogs of taking them out for “no walk,” or a […]

Respect Your Elders – What Do Old Kitties Need?

Cat Chat — Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (09-14-2022) #0109: Zazie Todd (author of “PURR: The Science of Making Your Cat Happy”) talks about senior kitties with Tracie. They discuss the various ways in which you can improve quality of life and comfort for older cats and understand their evolving needs. MP3 Audio [17 […]

Leave the Hiding Cat Alone!

Cat Chat — Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (07-06-2022) #0098: Zazie Todd’s book “PURR: The Science of Making Your Cat Happy” explains that hiding can be a natural and necessary choice for some cats and people need to respect the need of a cat who is hiding to manage feelings of fear and vulnerability. […]

A Book with Ways to Keep Your Cat Purring

Cat Chat — Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (05-04-2022) #0090: Zazie Todd talks about her new book “PURR: The Science of Making Your Cat Happy” and her own desire to spread happiness in the lives of cats and the people they live with. MP3 Audio [18 MB]DownloadShow URL

How to Stop An Ankle-Attacking Kitty Cat

Cat Chat – Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (10-20-2021) #0063: Marilyn Kreiger, a Certified Cat Behavior Consultant (reachable through her website TheCatCoach.com) and author of the book Naughty No More, helps Tracie figure out why a listener’s cat has been biting and attacking his ankles. MP3 Audio [17 MB]DownloadShow URL

A Cat in Drag

Cat Chat – Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (06-09-2021) #0044: Paul Koudounaris (with his co-author Baba the Cat) wrote a sweeping overview of cats throughout history in A Cat’s Tale: A Journey Through Feline History, with astoundingly elaborate costumes and headdresses for Baba, who models them alongside the text. MP3 Audio [12 MB]DownloadShow URL

Tortitude Author Ingrid King

Cat Chat – Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (01-10-2021) #0023: Cat enthusiast Ingrid King talks about how tortoiseshell cats are different than others in her book Tortitude: The Big Book of Cats with a Big Attitude.   MP3 Audio [8 MB]DownloadShow URL

How are Purebred Cats Different?

Cat Chat – Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (12-20-2020) #0020: Veterinary behaviorist Dr. Meghan Herron, co-editor of the book Decoding Your Cat: The Ultimate Experts Explain Common Cat Behaviors and Reveal How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones, discusses purebred cats and the ways in which they can be different from other kitties. MP3 […]

Rita Mae Brown (A Hiss Before Dying)

Cat Chat – Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (11-01-2020) #0013: Rita Mae Brown talks about this addition to her cat-centric period mysteries, and her appreciation of history in her fiction, like A Hiss Before Dying, set partly in 1887. MP3 Audio [12 MB]DownloadShow URL

How Cats are Hard-Wired to Hunt

Cat Chat – Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (10-18-2020) #0012: Dr. Meghan Herron explains how your cat is hard-wired to Hunt. She talks about the opportunities you need to create for your kitty to play, in order to satisfy her primal need to hunt for prey, as described in the book she co-edited, Decoding […]