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 […]

“Gone But Not Furgotten”

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (09-26-2022) #798B: Cate Conte’s newest Cat Cafe mystery revolves around the death of a cat hoarder and community antipathy towards her. Cate and Tracie discuss the serious mental health component of animal hoarding. The book also delves into how a local rescue and/or shelter has to deal with the feline […]

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