A Ukrainian and A Russian Coming Together to Save Homeless Animals

A Ukrainian and A Russian Coming Together to Save Homeless Animals Please listen here to my guest Anna Khazanova on this week’s DOG TALK® because her story is incredible and uplifting. As a 9-year-old child Anna immigrated to New York City from Ukraine. As a young woman she became best friends with another young immigrant […]

The Power of Purrsuasion

Cat Chat — Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (10-27-2021) #0064: Christina Ha, the owner of the Meow Parlour in New York City, talks about Dr. Elsey’s bringing their Power of Purrsuasion campaign back to New York City! Through November 28, patrons can enjoy covered entrance fees and $75 off each adoption of an adult […]

Foxes… Are Not What You Think

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (10-24-2021) #750: Featuring Catherine Raven and Christina Ha. Tracie says that her whole perception of the natural world was expanded and illuminated by reading Fox and I: An Uncommon Friendship. In her longer-than-usual conversation with the author, Catherine Raven, they venture into the many fascinating aspects of the natural world […]

What Do Dogs Know & Feel About Death & Dying?

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (06-28-2020) #681 Featuring Marc Bekoff, Sherri Franklin, and Nathaniel Fields. Marc Bekoff discusses his recent Psychology Today article “What Do Dogs Know and Feel About Death and Dying?” and Tracie recounts her personal experiences; Sherri Franklin, the Founder of Muttville senior dog rescue in San Francisco, talks about adjustments to […]

Biting Commentary on Dog Ownership in New York City

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (09-01-2018) #586: Featuring Maeve Higgins, Guillermo from Iceland Pure, and Tucker from Dogs Playing for Life. Tracie reads the essay “Stormy with the Calm Eyes,” a biting commentary on dog ownership in New York City, from Maeve Higgins’ new book of essays MAEVE IN AMERICA: ESSAYS BY A GIRL FROM […]

What You Need to Know About the H3N2 Dog Flu

DOG TALK (And Kitties Too!) (06-09-2018) #574: Featuring Dr. Kathryn Primm, Steven Kuusisto, and Jessica Vaccaro. What you need to know about the H3N2 dog flu that has hit New York City, with Brooklyn hardest hit, as it continues to spread, with 91 confirmed local cases as of June 5th! Dr Kathryn Primm from Applebrook […]

Good Deeds at Cat Camp (NYC, MAY 5th & 6th)

Good Deeds at Cat Camp in New York City, May 5th & 6th Jackson Galaxy’s Cat Camp is a two-day event in NYC that will bring together “regular” cat lovers to mingle with and hear from leaders in the field — cat experts, rescuers, and advocates — who will speak on a range of topics […]

Cat & Dog Film Festivals Coming to NYC This Weekend!

My Cat & Dog Film Festivals Are Coming To NYC This Weekend! I am more excited than I was as a three-year-old when there was a clown and pony rides at my birthday party! In 48 hours my NY Cat and Dog Film Festivals are going to take over the SVA Theatre in Chelsea and […]

Fiction Trumps Reality of Cats with Bird Flu Virus

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (01-28-2017) #509: Neil Abramson, author of JUST LIFE, discusses how fiction can trump reality when right now stray cats with the bird flu virus are being quarantined in shelters across New York City, echoing his novel’s plot involving the city’s reaction when dogs are suspected of carrying a zoonotic disease; […]

Cats In Quarantine

CATS IN QUARANTINE Scary avian flu infects shelter cats in NYC After a mysterious outbreak of bird flu swept through New York City shelters earlier this month, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) opened an emergency quarantine center to house the entire cat population in the city’s shelter system, according […]