This husband-and-wife team live on a 48-acre bird sanctuary in New Hampshire. Their gardens have attracted more than 190 species. They give us tips about getting started in birding and attracting birds to our own yards.
Recently adopted Ridley the Lab mix is very friendly, but his new home’s resident cats scare him; a caller asks how to cheer up a dog grieving over the loss of a canine companion; and Dr. Gary talks about diet and exercise for overweight cats.
One caller wants to know why his chocolate Lab ran away eight times over the past month; Stella the cat’s owner asks how to make her share the house with Mona, the new kitten on the block, after having it to herself for a while; and another woman wonders if a cat can get down from a tree by itself.
Journalist Jay Kirk introduces us to the famous early 20th century taxidermist who “once strangled a leopard with his bare hands.” We learn about Carl Akeley’s transformation from hunter and taxidermist to acclaimed conservationist.
One woman fears that her dog has a disorder because of his appetite for "inedible" items. An e-mailer writes about her cat's annoying habit of nipping at her and her parents. And Dr. Gary discusses an appropriate number of cats living in one household.
It is one of the more mysterious characters of the animal kingdom -- the zebra. Many have wondered: can they be domesticated? How closely are they related to horses? And most importantly -- are they black with white stripes or white with black stripes? Kate Volz of the National Zoo joins us to answer these and many more questions about zebras.
A Great Dane/yellow Labrador retriever mix by the name of Houston is terrified of thunderstorms, vacuum cleaners, buses and even delivery trucks, and his owner wants to help calm his fears. One woman asks if her "desert canine" needs a coat for the winter. And a caller wonders what more she can do to entertain her pet mouse.