Category Archives: Tracie Hotchner

The Dog Film Festival Was Boffo in Chicago!

The dog lovers of Chicago came out in droves to see the Dog Film Festival at the wonderful Music Box theater, which worked right alongside the Festival team in doing PR. We chose Chicago because our national sponsor the Petco Foundation … Continue reading

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September is National Service Dog Month

  September is National Service Dog month and a chance for all of us to reflect on how the human-canine bond directly impacts the quality of life for those people who depend on a dog to get them out and … Continue reading

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Can You Love Both Cats and Birds!?

There’s a quiet little war going on between the cats allowed outdoors and the birds and their nests, which the cats disturb or destroy. There’s also a philosophical (and sometimes actual) battle going on between bird-lovers who want no domestic … Continue reading

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Give Yourself the Gift of a Portrait of All the Dogs from Your Life

More than a decade ago, when I was still living year-round in East Hampton, I discovered a dog portraitist of uncanny skill. Her name was Carol Saxe and working only from photographs, she was able to capture the distinctive essence … Continue reading

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Dieting on the Buddy System- Losing Weight with Your Dog

You know how much better it is to embark on a project with a friend? Especially a task that isn’t so much fun – like cleaning out your basement…or going on a diet?! I had a light bulb moment when … Continue reading

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