The Treasured Shop Cats of China

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (10-17-2021) #749: Featuring Thiago Kocher, Alice Mayn, and Marcel Heijnen. Thiago Kocher speaks from Brazil about his documentary “Affection in the Streets” which is centered around the relationships of homeless people and their dogs in the 6th Annual NY Dog Film Festival; Alice Mayn is the founder of Saving Senior […]

Cats and Dogs up on the Silver Screen

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (10-10-2021) #748: Featuring Mark Rivers, Jane Goldman, and Tal Anderson. Mark Rivers in England talks about his very funny film “The Cat Flap” that is in the NY Cat Film Festival; Jane Goldman talks about her years of commitment to Muttville, the San Francisco-based senior dog rescue, and her wonderfully […]

NY Dog Film Festival Filmmakers Traveled the World

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (10-03-2021) #747: Featuring Matthew Salleh, Amritha Mallikarjun, and Cate Conte. Filmmakers Matthew Salleh and Rose Tucker discuss their two documentaries which are in the 6th Annual NY Dog Film Festival Oct 24th — “Chino” and “The Comfort Dogs” — and are part of their larger documentary series for Netflix, We […]

The Last Diving Horse

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (09-26-2021) #746: Featuring Cynthia Branigan, Kyle Scoble, and Andrew Graham. Cynthia Branigan discusses her fascinating memoir about her involvement in rescuing The Last Diving Horse in America: Rescuing Gamal and Other Animals – Lessons in Living and Loving, and her personal mission of saving racing greyhounds which she has done […]

Celebrating Senior Dogs

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (09-19-2021) #745: Featuring Doreen Jakubcak, Valarie Tynes, and Ellen Carrozza. Doreen Jakubcak, the Founder of “Marty’s Place” senior dog sanctuary, talks about being part of Saving Senior Dogs Week and the film about her sanctuary that is featured in the upcoming NY Dog Film Festival; Dr. Valarie Tynes discusses senior […]

Double Galas for Bideawee

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (09-05-2021) #743: Featuring Leslie Granger, Jeffrey Burton, and Dr. Jose Arce. Leslie Granger, the CEO of Bideawee shelters, tells Tracie about the two upcoming fund-raising galas in each location—in New York City (9/9) and at Duck Walk Vineyard (9/18) on Long Island—and acknowledges Bideawee’s partnership as the co-beneficiary of the […]

Vincent J. Musi’s The Year of the Dogs

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (11-02-2019) #647: Featuring Vincent Musi, Aysha Akhtar, and Michael Brandow. Vince Musi, a National Geographic photographer for 25 years, has now turned his luminous lens on dogs — with accompanying text that is beyond hilarious and touching in his book THE YEAR OF THE DOGS, which was a gift to […]

Author Alexandra Horowitz Discusses Our Dogs, Ourselves

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (10-26-2019) #646: Featuring Alexandra Horowitz, and Sean Cassels. A double-length interview with Alexandra Horowitz (the celebrated “dog observer” for whom the Horowitz Canine Cog Lab at Barnard is named), who discusses the socially relevant and disruptive ideas she explores in her new book OUR DOGS, OURSELVES: THE STORY OF A […]

The Serious Problem of People Getting Rabies in India

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (10-19-19) #645: Featuring James Gorman, Paul Jason Hoffman, and Terri Markle. New York Times reporter Jim Gorman discusses the serious problem of people getting rabies in India in an article about the nearly 60,000 dog bites to people in India yearly, many of them fatal; filmmaker Paul Jason Hoffman talks […]

Alice Obar’s “Cats My Life”

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (10-12-2019) #644: Featuring Melinda Miller, Keema, and Alice Obar. Melinda Miller discusses what all the flap is about Labradoodles and “oodles and poos” and whether there is a problem with purposely cross-breeding purebred dogs; beloved NYC dog-walker Keema talks about being the star of the Mutual Rescue documentary “Keema & […]