What is life like when you get your first dog as an adult? Vanda is here to tell me all about it! All the rules she said she was going to stick to, then instantly broke when little Nero came into her life. We also talk about training, the amazing trick he’s learned, adorable doggy outfits and toys, and how dogs can help your mental health.
Miss Izzy had a Birthday and Stephanie is back to give us the details on her special doggy party! Plus we get a little side tracked about cohabitating with cats, presents Kate’s dogs got from Stephanie, bed time games, and so much more. We also have some great responses to your dogs superhero and villain names! Its a Pawsome episode you wont want to miss.
Welcome to the very first Caturday episode of Pups n PopCulture, where we celebrate cats too! This week we are talking about Flynn and Mazikeen, furkids of PnP regular Val. What is the meaning behind Mazikeens unusual name? Is Flynn the cutest cat in existence? And will we be able to think of some famous cats in pop culture? You wont want to miss it!
“All dogs go to heaven because, unlike people, dogs are naturally good and loyal and kind.”
Disturbing kids movie or perfect for impressionable young minds? Val and Kate sit down to discuss the 1989 movie, All Dogs Go To Heaven. Was it sad enough to make Kate cry? How did Val feel about it watching it as an adult? The only way you’ll know is if you tune in.
I talk to David about his two senior babies Harvey and Sadie, as well as the extended family of pets in his life. What was his proudest moment as dog dad to Sadie? What coloured toy is Harvey obsessed with? And what famous fan does his dads dog Charlie bask in the attention of? Plus, as a musician David often gets help from his fur kids when creating and tells me about the music he’s writing just for them.
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This week I chat to Caroline Zambrano, Australian Pet Journalist about her career as a pet writer, her life with pets and the current love of her life, Cruz.
Caroline tells me about her dog Cruz (1:00) his quirky habits, the trials of training and his favourite treats. We discuss how she got into Nosework (16:40), what its all about and how working with Cruz has made her a more conscious parent.
Cruz loves to play and we discuss the best games and toys Caroline has found for such a giant dog (27:35) but despite this, he’s also an extremely calming dog in Carolines family (35:44).
We get into Caroline's life with dogs, growing up in Turkey (36:50) and how losing them over the years affected her (45:40), her career, and her initial bonding with Cruz (59:44).
We get discussing Caroline’s career in pet journalism (1:00:42) and how she initially wanted to be a vet. Her first job as a news reporter (1:10:45) didn't turn out quite as she expected but it was a start that led her to become the editor of Dogs Life Magazine (1:14:38) and PR work. We discuss the favourite story she’s written (1:27:38) and her ideal piece (1:32:48).
Finally, Caroline tackles the two big questions at Pups n PopCulture, favourite thing about pet parentship (1:39:00) favourite dog in pop culture (1:48:47) and participates in a PnP tradition (1:56:42)