Space Dogs — a Darling Little Book

Space Dogs — a Darling Little Book Space Dogs: The Story of the Celebrated Canine Cosmonauts (photos by Martin Parr, text by Richard Hollingham) is a fascinating little book about the period during the Cold War when the Russian space program sent dogs into space.  Never to return. The book is filled with photos and […]

Summer Binge-watching NY Dog & Cat Film Festivals ON DEMAND

Summer Binge-watching the NY Dog & Cat Film Festivals ON DEMAND It’s summertime- and the livin’ is easy. But where can you turn for good entertainment on summer evenings, when everybody has come inside, worn out from too much outdoor sports, gardening, grilling, visitors, and vacays or stay-cays? Even with all the choices on cable […]

Film Festivals Coming to Berkshires—and I’m Coming, Too!

The Film Festivals are Coming to the Berkshires – and I’m Coming, Too! I’m pretty darned happy that my local independent art house movie theater, Images Cinema in Williamstown, Massachusetts, is going to be hosting my NY Cat Film Festival this coming Saturday May 4th at 1 PM (with 2 different programs), and then on […]

Giving Tuesday – All Year Long from Weruva

Giving Tuesday – All Year Long from Weruva “Giving Tuesday” is a nice antidote to the crazed consumerism of Black Friday, Cyber Monday and increasingly, all the days and weeks on either side of the post-Thanksgiving weekend. Kudos to everybody who is a pet-lover and emptied their virtual piggy banks and sent the contents to […]

Non-surgical Castration Techniques

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (11-17-2018) #597: Featuring Laura Henderson, Peter Denooij, and Jacob Fiering. Laura Henderson is the director of Pasado Safe Haven, an amazing multi-species sanctuary outside Seattle that was the beneficiary of the NY Dog Film Festival there; Tracie talks to Dr Peter Denooij about the challenges of bringing non-surgical castration techniques […]

Incredible Movies for NY Dog & Cat Film Festivals This Year in NYC!

Incredible Movies for the NY Dog & Cat Film Festivals This Year in NYC! If you live anywhere near New York City — and you love dogs and/or cats — all I can say is: you have a treat in store for the premiere of the 2nd Annual NY Cat Film Festival Saturday December 1st […]

Three Filmmakers from 4th Annual NY Dog Film Festival

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (11-10-2018) #596: Featuring three filmmakers from the 4th Annual NY Dog Film Festival: Rowenna Baldwin, Mike Bulda, and Erin Parks. Rowenna Baldwin in England talks about her deeply moving film, “Goodnight, Friend,” which delves into how we manage our grief after losing a pet; Mike Bulda talks about discovering the […]

Dogs Playing for Life: The Brilliance of Thinking Outside the Cage

Dogs Playing for Life: The Brilliance of Thinking Outside the Cage Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you had a longtime friend who won the equivalent of a Nobel Prize? Suppose you had an old pal whom you’d lived through decades of life alongside — knowing each others’ men and horses […]

I Rediscovered Amazon Smile and You Should Too!

I Rediscovered Amazon Smile and You Should Too! I really cannot believe that I had forgotten all about the minor miracle that is Amazon Smile: if you shop on Amazon (is there anyone who does not?) you can have a life-saving, life-changing impact on any animal welfare group simply by shopping online! I had signed […]

Good News for Pets and Nifty Prizes in a Special Contest!

Good News for Pets and Nifty Prizes in a Special Contest Beginning April 4th Midnight ET! On the most recent Dog Talk (and Kitties, Too!) I interviewed Lea-Ann Germinder, founder of GoodNewsforPets.com—an outstanding news outlet with great articles focused pets—and the NYC communications firm Germinder & Associates. Listen to Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) from […]