Often called “the most amazing cat on the planet,” Lil BUB has become such a superstar in social media that I’m proud to have been aware of her years ago when I interviewed her human, Mike, in September of 2013 on my show CAT CHAT® about their lovely book, “Lil BUB’s Lil Book.” HERE’S that interview. Mike was the co-author of the book and has been the constant companion to this sweet little special needs kitty. He was told when he adopted her that her chances of a full life were slim. He didn’t care: he loved her sweet little face with her sticky-out tongue and her loving disposition.
Now all these years later they are going strong as a remarkable public pair of feline celebrities, showing up to encourage all good things for cats, especially adoption.
I was pretty excited to learn that Lil BUB has partnered with a pet food company for the first time ever, which was announced at CatCon. And that company is Halo, America’s best-loved holistic pet food! You probably already know that Halo is the company I’ve chosen for the only kibble I’ll feed my own dogs – and now even more so, because their new formulations go a step further they Halo is sourcing their ingredients exclusively from non-GMO farms and using only certified humanely raised meat ingredients.
I thought I’d share this sweet, genuine video Mike made to explain why he chose Halo to feed his little girl.
Tracie Hotchner is a nationally acclaimed pet wellness advocate, who wrote THE DOG BIBLE: Everything Your Dog Wants You to Know and THE CAT BIBLE: Everything Your Cat Expects You to Know. She is recognized as the premiere voice for pets and their people on pet talk radio. She continues to produce and host her own Gracie® Award winning NPR show DOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!) from Peconic Public Broadcasting in the Hamptons after 9 consecutive years and over 500 shows. She produced and hosted her own live, call-in show CAT CHAT® on the Martha Stewart channel of Sirius/XM for over 7 years until the channel was canceled, when Tracie created her own Radio Pet Lady Network where she produces and co-hosts CAT CHAT® along with 10 other pet talk radio podcasts with top veterinarians and pet experts.
Tracie also is the Founder and Director of the annual NY Dog Film Festival, a philanthropic celebration of the love between dogs and their people. Short canine-themed documentary, animated and narrative films from around the world create a shared audience experience that inspires, educates and entertains. With a New York City premiere every October, the Festival then travels around the country, partnering in each location with an outstanding animal welfare organization that brings adoptable dogs to the theater and receives half the proceeds of the ticket sales. Halo was a Founding Sponsor in 2015 and donated 10,000 meals to the beneficiary shelters in every destination around the country in 2016.
Tracie lives in Bennington, Vermont – where the Radio Pet Lady Network studio is based – and where her 12 acres are well-used by her 2-girl pack of lovely, lively rescued Weimaraners, Maisie and Wanda.