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And the winner is......

Just noticed an article on the American Humane Association website, singling out films that feature animals.
It's a salute to those films who earned the Association's ‘No Animals Were Harmed’® End Credit. Much more interesting than all the analysing that goes on about who wore what at the real Oscars.

Two categories that dog lovers will enjoy are Most Poignant Movie Illustrating the Human-Animal Bond which was awarded to Marley and Me. I enjoyed the book and can't wait to see the film. Also, Best Behind-the-Scenes Rescue Story, which Beverly Hills Chihuahua won, and I can thoroughly recommend that film.

If we were giving out DogCast Radio film awards I would have some categories that the Humane Association has overlooked. For example, Dog Themed Film That Made Me Cry The Most, which would be awarded to Eight Below. Another would have to be Dog Film With The Funniest Scene, which I would give to K9, because I love the scene where the dog saves Jim Belushi's bacon in the bar in such an effective way. I also love the conversation between them where Jim Belushi asserts he didn't need the dog's help at all!

What categories would you have and which films would you award them to?

Take care,

Julie x


276 - put a stop in your dog walk and anxiety in dogs and children

Don't rush around the dog walk - stop! Pennie Clayton suggests we pause and just be! You and your dog will benefit. Author Hillary Harper talks about her anxious dog, and the children's book she has written to help children and dogs who have anxiety. Julie has been collaborating with photographer Sarah Loveland to celebrate Tripawd Superdogs. And last - but definitely not least - Diamond the Papillon puppy has joined the DogCast Radio family.

189 - The Dog Healers and War Dogs Remembered

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188 - Service Dogs UK and Roxie the Doxie Finds Her Forever Home

In this episode you can hear about Service Dogs UK, a fantastic charity which trains assistance dogs to support veterans of any service - military personnel, police, firefighters, paramedics and the coastguard - who develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder due to their job. Also, listen to Dr Jody A Dean, a clinical psychologist talk about how her book, Roxie the Doxie finds her Forever Home, is helping children understand and talk about adoption and other family issues. Plus the DogCast Radio News and some thoughts on the alpha dog myth.

187 - Muffins Halo and Chorley Fun Dog Show

In this episode you can hear about Muffin's Halo for Blind Dogs, and what motivates people to enter their dog in a fun dog show. In the DogCast Radio News, listen to stories about the latest dog related research. Plus there's a new member of the DogCast Radio team!

186 - Maxwell Muir on wolves

In this episode you can hear trainer, behaviourist, writer, broadcaster and wolf expert Maxwell Muir talk about what wolves mean to him personally, their plight in a modern world, and his hopes for their future. Plus we have the DogCast Radio News.