Tales with Tails

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By Monique Renee
Do all of your tales have tails? Mine too! Uplifting, heartfelt & positive tail wagging tales premier weekly hosted by Monique of Silver Paw Studio. As a lifelong animal lover like you and as a professional pet and people photographer you can imagine I have many tales to tell! Every week I will be premiering an episode that I narrate or a special guest will join me to share their tale. This podcasts goes along with the Tales with Tails facebook group at Silver Paw Studio so be sure to join me there too.
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Pet Photographer Frank Goss and I Talk Shop
Season 4 of the Tales with Tails podcast has a new format! For the next few months I will be the co-host on the radio show Critter Patter on KRFC fm 88.9. They have agreed to let me share the episode after it airs live on KRFC Thursdays at 6:30 pm. More information about KRFC can be found on their website at  https://www.krfcfm.org/  My first guest is my friend and fellow pet photographer Frank Goss of Compelling Images Photography. We "talk shop" about pet photography and more. Frank has some insightful tips on working with animals and improving your photography over all. Welcome to Season 4! -----------------------------------------------------------------------  "KRFC 88.9 FM Radio Fort Collins Critter Patter is recorded in their studios in The Music District in the heart of Fort Collins Colorado"  ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Want to see photos of the cuteness discussed on the podcast? Join us in the Tales with Tails facebook group to share your furbabies. Podcasts episodes are featured on the Silver Paw Studio Blog too.  Share your tale with the world too! Email Monique to schedule your interview. Monique@SilverPawStudio.com.
31:32
July 14, 2019
Season 3 Wrap & Big News for Season 4
Season 3 of the Tales with Tails podcast is a wrap already! We have heard many heartfelt, funny and thought provoking tales this season. Be sure to go binge them all if you haven't! Season 4 brings a big surprise! I am filling in as co-host on the radio show Critter Patter on KRFC fm! 88.9 on the radio or listen online at  https://www.krfcfm.org/shows/critter-patter/ . The radio show airs Thursday nights at 6:30 pm mountain time.  I am working with the station to air the episode here on the podcast too! At the very least we will have segments of the radio show to share with you here.  There is a lot of learning to do before going on the air for a radio show. So watch your notifications in July for Season 4 podcast episodes.  Want to see photos of the cuteness discussed on the podcast? Join us in the Tales with Tails facebook group to share your furbabies. Podcasts episodes are featured on the Silver Paw Studio Blog too.  Share your tale with the world too! Email Monique to schedule your interview. Monique@SilverPawStudio.com.
07:48
June 2, 2019
CoPilot for Life
Claire Preston shares the tale of her beloved Bailey, her co-pilot on a cross country road tip and in life. So fun to hear how Bailey saw all the news sights and smells along the way. Claire is the founder of Pet Honor Society. When she lost her Bailey she felt so unprepared & confused.  Pet Honor Society honors your pets through life and beyond. She offers grief counseling, pet memorial items, and pet parents classes held in Fort Collins, Colorado. She helped my mom recently with a beautiful grave marker. More info at https://www.pethonorsociety.com/ and  https://www.facebook.com/PetHonorSociety/   Want to see photos of the cuteness discussed on the podcast? Join us in the Tales with Tails facebook group to share your furbabies. Podcasts episodes are featured on the Silver Paw Studio Blog too.  Share your tale with the world too! Email Monique to schedule your interview. Monique@SilverPawStudio.com.
14:22
May 26, 2019
Cheetos in Prison
Marci tells the tale of Cheetos' time in prison in Washington state. She is a feline behavior expert and helps with the cat prison program with the Humane Society for Southwest Washington.  Everyone benefits from the attention, training and companionship found in this cat prison program. Find out more about Marci and her company on her website Feline Behavior Solutions. She also manages an extremely active Facebook group you can access through her main page. Want to see photos of the cuteness discussed on the podcast? Join us in the Tales with Tails facebook group to share your furbabies. Podcasts episodes are featured on the Silver Paw Studio Blog too.  Share your tale with the world too! Email Monique to schedule your interview. Monique@SilverPawStudio.com. 
12:26
May 19, 2019
Uncle Janet Reunited
Christa tells a happy ending tale of a pet bird, Uncle Janet, she helped reunite with his family in Washington State. Christa is a bird expert and provides quality bird food at her company White Wings Farm. She can often be found on her Facebook page giving bird advice https://www.facebook.com/WhiteWingsFarmUSA/  and in her Facebook Group Feathered Friends Parrot Society.  Want to see photos of the cuteness discussed on the podcast? Join us in the Tales with Tails facebook group to share your furbabies. Podcasts episodes are featured on the Silver Paw Studio Blog too.  Share your tale with the world too! Email Monique to schedule your interview. Monique@SilverPawStudio.com.   
07:06
May 12, 2019
Cuddly Dragon
Did you know that dragons are cuddly? "Basically scaly puppies," says Kate. Listen to the story of Montu the bearded dragon who is now an animal ambassador with the Northern Colorado Herpetological Society.  Lots of great "herp" events and education at  https://nocohs.org/  Join us on Sunday, May 5th for the Drink Ales, Save Scales event at Maxline Brewing in Fort Collins, Colorado.  https://www.facebook.com/events/329623724359904/  Want to see photos of the cuteness discussed on the podcast? Join us in the Tales with Tails facebook group to share your furbabies. Podcasts episodes are featured on the Silver Paw Studio Blog too.  Share your tale with the world too! Email Monique to schedule your interview. Monique@SilverPawStudio.com. 
08:37
May 5, 2019
Rare Crossbill Encounter
Sue tells the story of a little crossbill bird she helped rehabilitate and release years ago.  She is a Colorado native and this is the only time she has ever seen a crossbill. Sue Carroll owns Bones Du Jour bakery in Fort Collins. She crafts "Treats so good you will wish you were a dog!"  She bakes gourmet dog treats in small batches from hand selected ingredients. She uses the highest quality human-grade ingredients she can find, most of which are organic and many are purchased directly from local Fort Collins farmers and ranchers who are committed to sustainable agriculture.  You can also hear Sue on KRFCfm.org radio show Critter Patter every Thursday night. If you are a fellow birder like Sue and I please join us on Global Big Day 2019.  Download the free eBird app and join more than 30,000 others to become a part of Global Big Day.  The Merlin app is awesome year round too to help identify birds in your area. Want to see photos of the cuteness discussed on the podcast? Join us in the Tales with Tails facebook group to share your furbabies. Podcasts episodes are featured on the Silver Paw Studio Blog too.  Share your tale with the world too! Email Monique to schedule your interview. Monique@SilverPawStudio.com.
13:08
April 28, 2019
Rule of Dog
Diana Sproul remembers a chaotic evening with her pup Billy when her daughter was an infant. Billy followed the Rule of Dog faithfully that day. Diana offers alternative medicine services at her company Transform Health. Find out more about her health, nutrition, and herbalist services at her website  http://www.transformhealth.biz/ . Want to see photos of the cuteness discussed on the podcast? Join us in the Tales with Tails facebook group to share your furbabies. Podcasts episodes are featured on the Silver Paw Studio Blog too.  Share your tale with the world too! Email Monique to schedule your interview. Monique@SilverPawStudio.com.
07:54
April 21, 2019
Can You Love a Dog Too Much?
Wayne and Beth recount the story of one of their clients.  From Foe to Friend we answer the question "Can You Love a Dog Too Much?" If you learn to see the world from a dog's perspective it will all become clear.  Be sure to check out Canine Companion Consulting.  They train dogs, one human at a time, using positive, research-based methods. Spoiler Alert-they are my trainer with Bailey!  https://www.caninecompanionconsulting.com/   https://www.facebook.com/CanineCompanionConsulting/  - search for their Separation Anxiety Support Group on their Facebook page too. Want to see photos of the cuteness discussed on the podcast? Join us in the Tales with Tails facebook group to share your furbabies. Podcasts episodes are featured on the Silver Paw Studio Blog too.  Share your tale with the world too! Email Monique to schedule your interview. Monique@SilverPawStudio.com.
12:21
April 14, 2019
Kim & PJ Horse Around
We gallop into Season 3 with our first horse tale! Kim Wende tells the story of PJ. Over the years she and PJ have formed a bond through positive reinforcement training. While PJ may still have a few insecurities he trusts Kim and she knows how to sooth and communicate with him. Kim is a horse trainer in Texas at her company Passionate Horsemanship.   She developed a system that incorporates positive reinforcement training  with the Passionate Horsemanship holistic methods plus much more. Enjoy her free guide "7 Things That Cause Behavior Issues In Horses" on her website. https://passionatehorsemanship.com/  She has also launched a podcast with many helpful horse tips at https://anchor.fm/kimwende. Want to see photos of the cuteness discussed on the podcast? Join us in the Tales with Tails facebook group to share your furbabies. Podcasts episodes are featured on the Silver Paw Studio Blog too.  Share your tale with the world too! Email Monique to schedule your interview. Monique@SilverPawStudio.com.
13:16
April 7, 2019
New Addition Bailey!
Season two of Tales with Tails is a wrap. Your Tales filled this season with fun accounts of all kinds of pets spanning the years.  Special announcement from the Silver Paw Studio fam...we adopted a dog! Be sure to follow along on Instagram, Facebook and the blog for my photo Barrages of Bailey! Now taking applications for Season 3. We would love to hear your heartfelt, silly and uplifting animal stories! Click http://bit.ly/taleswithtailsguest. Want to see photos of the cuteness discussed on the podcast? Join us in the Tales with Tails facebook group to share your furbabies. Podcasts episodes are featured on the Silver Paw Studio Blog too. 
05:55
March 10, 2019
Cats Party Hard
My Fashionably Late Twin sister, Michelle, tells the tale of her cat Stoopid and his cat Einstein. We caught them in the aftermath of a giant party they hosted. (find Fashionably Late Twin on Instagram) Want to see photos of the cuteness discussed on the podcast? Join us in the Tales with Tails facebook group to share your furbabies. Podcasts episodes are featured on the Silver Paw Studio Blog too.  Share your tale with the world too! Email Monique to schedule your interview. Monique@SilverPawStudio.com.
12:33
March 3, 2019
Sadie the Foodie Dalmatian
Liana remembers Sadie her husband's Dalmatian and her determination to find food. Are you missing a breakfast from 2001?  Liana founded Wet Noses Pet Sitting, a pet sitting and dog walking business in Northern Colorado.  "Providing a new best friend for your pets and peace of mind for you." Want to see photos of the cuteness discussed on the podcast? Join us in the Tales with Tails facebook group to share your furbabies. Podcasts episodes are featured on the Silver Paw Studio Blog too.  Share your tale with the world too! Email Monique to schedule your interview. Monique@SilverPawStudio.com.
07:12
February 24, 2019
Extreme Easter Egg Hunt
Diana recounts the tight spaces she used to find her exotic pet. Her non-slimy companion was a master at sending her on a hunt in the style of an Extreme Easter Egg Hunt.  For more information on "herps" (including snakes) check out the website for the Northern Colorado Herpetological Society. https://nocohs.org/ Diana is the video editing genius behind my recent Cell Phone Photography for Pet Lovers course on Udemy! https://www.udemy.com/cell-phone-photography-for-pet-lovers If you or someone you know needs a video editor for their course Diana is the best! Reach her on her website at http://texastasker.com, learn her video editing tips on YouTube and connect with her at Diana Wilson on Linked In. Want to see photos of the cuteness discussed on the podcast? Join us in the Tales with Tails facebook group to share your furbabies. Podcasts episodes are featured on the Silver Paw Studio Blog too.  Share your tale with the world too! Email Monique to schedule your interview. Monique@SilverPawStudio.com.
09:13
February 17, 2019
Chan the Squirrel Chasing Malamute
Run through the park after a squirrel with Chan as a crashes a very important party. Cheryl recounts tales of her childhood Malamute, Chan. Creatives love to chase squirrels so I am sure Cheryl gleaned many of her Pearls of Wisdom in her early years with Chan. Cheryl is the Moxie Catalyst Coach who helped me birth the idea of Tales with Tails! (That tale is told in Episode 10). Join Cheryl in the Moxie Sisterhood here, check out her webpage here, or join the party on Facebook. Want to see photos of the cuteness discussed on the podcast? Join us in the Tales with Tails facebook group to share your furbabies. Podcasts episodes are featured on the Silver Paw Studio Blog too.  Share your tale with the world too! Email Monique to schedule your interview. Monique@SilverPawStudio.com.
10:13
February 10, 2019
Miss Kitty Wins Over Anthony
Anthony shares the sweet tale of his very first cat as young adult, Miss Kitty. Many ups and downs and lessons learned about raising a young cat for the first time. Although a whirlwind beginning Miss Kitty lived many happy years with Anthony perhaps we will hear more of her adventures in a future episode.  Want to see photos of the cuteness discussed on the podcast? Join us in the Tales with Tails facebook group to share your furbabies. Podcasts episodes are featured on the Silver Paw Studio Blog too.  Share your tale with the world too! Email Monique to schedule your interview. Monique@SilverPawStudio.com.
11:36
February 3, 2019
Tony and His Driver Jill
Jill carried Tony into the CSU destress event for HABIC this winter and immediately drew a crowd. Orange, calm and regal Tony the therapy kitty had arrived. With such an usual occupation I knew I had to interview Jill about the fabulous life of Tony. He's the most confident and laid back cat I've ever met and Jill says her only roll is to be his driver. Find out more about HABIC here and enjoy this tale.  Want to see photos of the cuteness discussed on the podcast? Join us in the Tales with Tails facebook group to share your furbabies. Podcasts episodes are featured on the Silver Paw Studio Blog too.  Share your tale with the world too! Email Monique to schedule your interview. Monique@SilverPawStudio.com.
11:37
January 27, 2019
Therese Monkeys Around
Therese Kopiwoda shares a hysterical childhood tale of an unusual family pet. Therese and I met on-line in her livestream group #PetLoversTribe a few years ago. While that group is now dissolved we all still stay in contact and are great friends (like Tricia in Episode 11). Through the Social Media Hound Therese teaches pet businesses livestreaming and more.   Want to see photos of the cuteness discussed on the podcast? Join us in the Tales with Tails facebook group to share your furbabies. Podcasts episodes are featured on the Silver Paw Studio Blog too.  Share your tale with the world too! Email Monique to schedule your interview. Monique@SilverPawStudio.com.
08:32
January 18, 2019
Jess and Lupe
Jess gushes about their very special chihuahua, Lupe, in this episode. Jess and Mat have fostered 46 pups over the years but Lupe is the only pup to join the fam permanently. Jess relates the tale of Lupe's journey to their home, how Lupe helps all the fosters and what Lupe means to them. Thank you so much Jess for telling us all your tales with tails.  Want to see photos of the cuteness discussed on the podcast? Join us in the Tales with Tails facebook group to share your furbabies. Podcasts episodes are featured on the Silver Paw Studio Blog too.  Share your tale with the world too! Email Monique to schedule your interview. Monique@SilverPawStudio.com.
17:16
January 13, 2019
Cheesy Riedi
Season 2 kicks off with my first interview! Tricia Clement's shares her tale of baby Riedi being very cheesy.  Tricia is a social media manager and consultant specializing in pet businesses and video at her company MuttButs.com.  I will be posting the "double cheese Riedi" image in the Silver Paw Studio Instagram and blog. This season is all about YOUR tales with tails! To be considered as a guest just email me at Monique@SilverPawStudio.com  Want to see photos of the cuteness discussed on the podcast? Join us in the Tales with Tails facebook group to share your furbabies. Podcasts episodes are featured on the Silver Paw Studio Blog too.  Share your tale with the world too! Email Monique to schedule your interview. Monique@SilverPawStudio.com.
09:46
January 7, 2019
Bonus: Bald Eagles and Coyotes
Bundle up and head to your natural areas for a chance to see migrating bald eagles.
05:55
December 28, 2018
Bonus! GiftOfPodcast.com
Need a last minute gift? Something heartfelt, custom and Free? This bonus episode is just in time for Christmas highlighting giftofpodcast.com by Gretchen Rubin.
07:24
December 17, 2018
Origin Story & Season 1 Wrap Up
How did I come up with the title of Tails with Tails? find out as I get vulnerable in this last episode of season 1. Season 2 will feature Your tales! Be sure to email to set a date to record.  Want to see photos of the cuteness discussed on the podcast? Join us in the Tales with Tails facebook group to share your furbabies. Podcasts episodes are featured on the Silver Paw Studio Blog too.  Share your tale with the world too! Email Monique to schedule your interview. Monique@SilverPawStudio.com.
08:03
December 13, 2018
Adoption Tales at Animal House Rescue and Grooming
During an all day livestream event at Animal House Rescue and Grooming three adoption alums were interviewed. Mesa with Steve, Maggie & Murphy with Ann and Leo with Kathryn. Hear their stories on this episode and check out the videos on the Animal House Facebook page.  Want to see photos of the cuteness discussed on the podcast? Join us in the Tales with Tails facebook group to share your furbabies. Podcasts episodes are featured on the Silver Paw Studio Blog too.  Share your tale with the world too! Email Monique to schedule your interview. Monique@SilverPawStudio.com.
12:56
December 5, 2018
Strangest Animal
A popular question I hear as a pet photographer is “What is the strangest animal you’ve ever photographed?” Find out the answer in this episode.  Want to see photos of the cuteness discussed on the podcast? Join us in the Tales with Tails facebook group to share your furbabies. Podcasts episodes are featured on the Silver Paw Studio Blog too.  Share your tale with the world too! Email Monique to schedule your interview. Monique@SilverPawStudio.com.
06:13
November 26, 2018
Seen Equals Saved
“How do you not take them all home?” Volunteering at animal rescues and shelters as a photographer has its challenges. Find out how you can change the world for adoptable animals. During this season of giving I encourage you to #GiveWhereYourHeartLives.  Want to see photos of the cuteness discussed on the podcast? Join us in the Tales with Tails facebook group to share your furbabies. Podcasts episodes are featured on the Silver Paw Studio Blog too.  Share your tale with the world too! Email Monique to schedule your interview. Monique@SilverPawStudio.com.
05:09
November 20, 2018
Doggo Decoder
The lingo of the animal world can be a mystery. Can you decode all the words and phrases in this fictional story? Want to see photos of the cuteness discussed on the podcast? Join us in the Tales with Tails facebook group to share your furbabies. Podcasts episodes are featured on the Silver Paw Studio Blog too.  Share your tale with the world too! Email Monique to schedule your interview. Monique@SilverPawStudio.com.
05:51
November 13, 2018
Wildlife Vacation Lists
Do you have a Life List? Are you a closet naturalist? You might be surprised!  Want to see photos of the cuteness discussed on the podcast? Join us in the Tales with Tails facebook group to share your furbabies. Podcasts episodes are featured on the Silver Paw Studio Blog too.  Share your tale with the world too! Email Monique to schedule your interview. Monique@SilverPawStudio.com.
05:06
November 6, 2018
Seed, My Favorite!
Episode 4: Seed, My Favorite! Finches adore a simple diet of seeds. Do you have a happy food dance?  Want to see photos of the cuteness discussed on the podcast? Join us in the Tales with Tails facebook group to share your furbabies. Podcasts episodes are featured on the Silver Paw Studio Blog too.  Share your tale with the world too! Email Monique to schedule your interview. Monique@SilverPawStudio.com.
04:22
October 30, 2018
Fish in Costume
My fish want to dress up for Halloween! But how can I make that happen?  Want to see photos of the cuteness discussed on the podcast? Join us in the Tales with Tails facebook group to share your furbabies. Podcasts episodes are featured on the Silver Paw Studio Blog too.  Share your tale with the world too! Email Monique to schedule your interview. Monique@SilverPawStudio.com.
06:28
October 24, 2018
Gypsy Over a Waterfall
The short tale of the day my golden retriever plummeted over a waterfall. Want to see photos of the cuteness discussed on the podcast? Join us in the Tales with Tails facebook group to share your furbabies. Podcasts episodes are featured on the Silver Paw Studio Blog too.  Share your tale with the world too! Email Monique to schedule your interview. Monique@SilverPawStudio.com.
03:39
October 16, 2018
My Heart Dog Libby
The tale of Libby the poodle, my heart dog. 21 nicknames, 5 pounds, endless joy. Want to see photos of the cuteness discussed on the podcast? Join us in the Tales with Tails facebook group to share your furbabies. Podcasts episodes are featured on the Silver Paw Studio Blog too.  Share your tale with the world too! Email Monique to schedule your interview. Monique@SilverPawStudio.com.
07:09
October 11, 2018
Tales with Tails Podcast Overview
We all enjoy a funny story, an uplifting account or a sweet childhood memory involving animals. Enjoy the weekly Tales and submit your own.
00:52
October 11, 2018
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