An Explosion of Cats in Phoenix During Covid

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (10-31-2022) #803C: Sami Carroccio, director of Cat Cavorting in Phoenix, talks about her small but mighty TNR group — which consists just of her, a social media volunteer, and two other trappers — and the challenges they faced during the height of the pandemic when veterinarians were unavailable to spay […]

“Cats of Malta” Premieres at the NY Cat Film Festival Oct 23rd!

Cat Chat — Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (10-19-2022) #0114: Director Sarah Jayne Portelli and her co-creator Ivan Malekin speak from Zagreb, Croatia — where they moved from Malta, having originally been Australians. In Malta they were inspired to make their documentary “Cats of Malta” — an island with 100,000 cats and 450,00 people […]

Underdogs — Premiering at the NY Dog Film Festival October 23rd

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (10-17-2022) #801C: Director Alex Astrella discusses his documentary, “Underdogs,” set at a prison in California, and premiering at the 7th Annual NY Dog Film Festival. He talks to Tracie about the unusual program at the prison where even convicted (and admitted) murderers have a chance to work with dogs to […]

Is This Luminously Talented Young Actress the next Jennifer Lawrence?

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (10-10-2022) #800C: Tracie was blown away by “Adam,” a stunning narrative film about a young girl and the old dog who is her only friend. When Tracie chose the film for the 7th Annual NY Dog Film Festival October 23rd at 2 PM in New York City, she felt sure […]

Cornwall Canada is Overrun with Cats — What’s the Solution?

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (08-22-2022) #793C: Director Aaron Hancox talks about his documentary film “Running Wild: the Cats of Cornwall,” which chronicles the conflict over feral cats in the town of Cornwall, Ontario, Canada. The film looks at the problem of community cats from all sides, and shows what happens when a municipality makes […]

Winston the Kitty Who Couldn’t Pee

Cat Chat – Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (10-13-2021) #0062: Andrew Graham, the director of the documentary “Winston the Kitty Who Couldn’t Pee,” which is featured in the upcoming NY Cat Film Festival, talks about the hero of the film — who is not just the disabled cat, but the loving young woman who […]

Serendipity & Me — Lessons from a Cat About Covid

Cat Chat – Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (09-29-2021) #0061: Tal Anderson, an actor who is one of the stars of the wonderful Netflix series “Atypical” about an autistic student and his friends, directed the very personal film “Serendipity & Me,” in which she discusses the challenges of isolation during the pandemic for her […]

The Cat Flap

Cat Chat – Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (09-22-2021) #0060: Director Mark Rivers speaks from England where he made his very funny film that is featured in the 4th Annual NY Cat Film Festival. It’s called “The Cat Flap” and chronicles his cat’s life, as interpreted by his comings and goings through the cat […]

Dog Talk #406 (01-31-2015)

Dog Talk (01-31-2015) #406: Director John Harden talks about his highly original film “La Vie D’Un Chien” which will be shown at the Dog Film Festival and imagines a potion that allows people to become dogs and fall in love; Lucky Dog is the memoir of Dr. Sarah Boston, a surgeon who specializes in oncology […]