Tales with Tails

Tales with Tails

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Do all of your tales have tails? Mine too! Uplifting, heartfelt and 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! Peek behind the Paw of my life as a creative business owner.


Fire Evacuations, Mini Course Success & Anxiety
Oct 18 • 10 min
Another up and down week here at Silver Paw Studio. The Cameron Peak Fire is being whipped south and east towards us by strong winds and low humidity. Evacuations are 9 miles from me. In a bright spot this week the Mini Course went well and I am working…
Mini Course, Three Photo Sessions and An Urgent Care Visit
Oct 11 • 10 min
Sign up for the FREE 5 Day Mini Course -Make Your Website Work FOR You here: https://bit.ly/5DayWebsiteWork Recorded October 9, 2020. Mini Course, Urgent Care and Session Packed Week. Every have a week where a month of work and projects all land on the…
Business vs Personal, Learning Curves, Getting Outside My 100 Square Feet
Oct 4 • 11 min
Recorded October 2, 2020. Wildfires, US election in 32 days, new programs, accountability, anxiety, ill parents and more filled my week. Is there really a line between your business and your personal life? I don’t think so. There’s no way to cut your…
Tolerations, Crying, and Business Secrets - Behind the Paw Week of Sept 20, 2020
Sep 27 • 11 min
Many ups and downs this week. We start with my realization of Tolerances and what I did about them over the weekend. I share an upswing followed the next day by a downswing. Besides crying I tell you what I did about the depressing report. We also chat a…
New Season-Peek Behind the Paw of Weekly Life as a Pet Photographer/Videographer
Sep 17 • 6 min
“The most personal tales are often the most universal.” My friend and creative coach Franklin Taggart said that to me years ago. The Pack Bulletin weekly email newsletter immediately changed to story format. Each week people read a hearfelt story of what…
Dawn Wilson’s Tales from Rocky Mountain National Park and Alaska
Aug 2 • 35 min
Dawn Wilson joined me on the show from Estes Park, Colorado this summer. With the pandemic the national parks have changed up how they control crowds. We talk about our take on the impact of the changes this year and how we think the animals are affected.…
Cris Carter Answers the Question “What About Our Pets?”
Jul 19 • 26 min
Do you make an extensive list for your pet sitter when you go on vacation? What about if you are hospitalized? Or what happens to your pets and animals when you pass away? Cris Carter is the Attorney with Heart. There are so many ways you can incorporate…
Colorado Pet Pantry Founder Eileen Lambert
Jul 5 • 27 min
Colorado Pet Pantry has over 60 locations throughout the state from partnerships with human food banks to ‘mini’ pantries. Find out all the amazing services and ways to serve in today’s episode with Eileen Lambert who is he Founder and Executive Director.…
NoCo Pet Summit
Jun 21 • 27 min
The very first Virtual Pet Summit will be Thursday and Friday, June 25 & 26, 2020. Hosted by NoCo Pet Pack on our Facebook page. Jenn from K9 Fitness Works and I, Silver Paw Studio, co-founded the NoCo Pet Pack in January of this year. It is a networking…
All Pet Voices founder Chloe Divita
May 31 • 28 min
Ever wish there were a hub of reliable pet information? Wish you could watch informative and thought provoking interviews and videos on the pet topics you are curious about? You are in luck! Hundreds of creators from the former BlogPaws community led by…
HeArtsSpeak Artists Helping Animals with Caitlin Quinn
May 17 • 26 min
Do you have a heart for helping animals? Would you like to surround yourself with fellow artists to support animal rescues? Whether you are a hobbyist or professional, a photographer or a graphic designer, from Colorado or Spain HeArtsSpeak.org is the…
Isolation and Pets- What are Sue and I (and our pets) Up To?
May 11 • 29 min
Sue and I co-host the radio show Critter Patter. On this episode Sue calls me from the Blue Studio at KRFC 88.9 fm to chat about how we and our pets are doing during isolation from the Coronavirus Pandemic. Sue gives an easy dog treat recipe and I give…
Pets and Corona Virus with Veterinarian Dr. Katie Woodley
Mar 22 • 29 min
Dr. Katie Woodley joined my Critter Patter radio show co-host Sue Carroll for an interview on March 18,2020. With the pandemic of Corona Virus (COVID 19) effecting people world wide many have questions about our pets. Dr. Katie gives factual and timely…
Animal Friends Alliance Merger Update
Mar 15 • 29 min
Animal House Rescue and Grooming and Fort Collins Cat Rescue combined forced to create Animal Friends Alliance. As of January 2020 the merger is official. Sue and I both host this episode interviewing Sarah Swanty the founder of Fort Collins Cat Rescue…
Sue Carroll from Bones Du Jour is a Treat
Mar 1 • 28 min
Sue and I host the radio show Critter Patter and I had the pleasure of interviewing her this week! Did you know she rehabbed a bat? Or that her cat is a doctor? Or she has three turtles? Learn all about her dog treat bakery Bones Du Jour…
Exploring the World of the Barn Owl with Scott Rashid
Feb 2 • 30 min
Scott Rashid of Colorado Avian Research and Rehabilitation Institute also known (CARRI) recently released his newest book “Exploring the World of the Barn Owl (An intimate look into their secretive lives)”. This episode is all about Barn Owls. We skim…
This Counselor Horses Around - Pia Jansen with Unbridled Farm
Jan 19 • 29 min
Pia Jansen is a counselor and coach to humans as her primary role. But for the last 12 years she has included her herd of horses and donkeys as teaching examples for her clients. Just by being themselves (no special instructions from Pia) people can learn…
Drink With Your Dog - Amber Quann Interview
Dec 8, 2019 • 31 min
Amber Quann from Summit Dog Training joined me in the studio to talk about her wildly popular Drink With Your Dog Project. She teaches people and their pups to have good manner in breweries! I will drink to that! Find out all about Amber, her training,…
Emergency & Winter Prep Tips from Dr. Deogracias and Dr. Sedlacek
Nov 24, 2019 • 31 min
With holidays and cold winter temps now arriving in Colorado and around the country this is a perfect time to plan for your pets! Worried about table scraps? Decorations? Houseguests? Dr. Deogracias is a wealth of information for preventing ER visits…
David Neils - Exploring the Back Country of Colorado
Nov 10, 2019 • 31 min
David Neils hikes the Colorado wild country three times per week. He is an expert on hiking and on off trail, tracking and predicting apex predators (like bobcats and bears), and has an infectious enthusiasm for exploring Larimer County parks and beyond.…
Goldfish to Elephants Theresa Treats Them All
Oct 27, 2019 • 31 min
Theresa Carlson is a Certified Veterinary Technician at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. He has the fascinating job of caring for exotic animals. In this episode, previously aired on Critter Patter on KRFC 88.9 fm, we talk about her…
K9 Fitness Works Jennifer Holmes
Oct 13, 2019 • 30 min
Jennifer Holmes opened K9 Fitness Works after experiencing her own health challenges. At the urging of a close friend the concept of working out WITH your dog was born. Find out about her soon to open Fitness Park in Fort Collins, Colorado, her in-home…
Bark for Life
Sep 29, 2019 • 27 min
Bark for Life in Loveland is Sunday, September 29th. In this episode we chat with Christy from the local Colorado American Cancer Society office. Learn about their offerings for cancer patients and about Bark for Life. The American Cancer Society Bark For…
Larimer Animal-People Partnership LAPP
Sep 15, 2019 • 31 min
Kristin and Amy (and yellow lab Maisy) joined me in the KRFC 88.9 fm Radio Fort Collins studios to chat about Larimer Animal-People Partnership and the Doggie Olympics. This podcast episode of that interview will debut at 9:00 am September 15, 2019 just…
Northern Colorado Wildlife Center
Sep 1, 2019 • 32 min
Tallon Nightwalker and Kate Boyd tell us all about Northern Colorado Wildlife Center on this episode. You may remember Kate from her Tales with Tails episode about her dragon and how she started the Northern Colorado Herpetological Society. Now the Herp…
Scott Rashid on the Colorado Avian Research and Rehabilitation Institute - CARRI
Aug 18, 2019 • 31 min
Scott Rashid joined me recently on KRFC fm 88.9 radio Fort Collins on the Critter Patter show. We talked all about the institute he formed after decade of work and research on local birds. Scott founded Colorado Avian Research and Rehabilitation Institute…
Larimer Retired K9 Foundation Interview with founder Barb Bennett
Jul 28, 2019 • 31 min
Barb Bennett formed the Larimer Retired K9 Foundation in 2017 to support retired sheriff and police dogs in Larimer County, Colorado. When dogs retire they are able to go live out the rest of their lives with their handler and their family. Barb saw a…
Pet Photographer Frank Goss and I Talk Shop
Jul 14, 2019 • 31 min
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…
Season 3 Wrap & Big News for Season 4
Jun 2, 2019 • 7 min
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…
CoPilot for Life
May 26, 2019 • 14 min
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…
Cheetos in Prison
May 19, 2019 • 12 min
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…
Uncle Janet Reunited
May 12, 2019 • 7 min
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…
Cuddly Dragon
May 5, 2019 • 8 min
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…
Rare Crossbill Encounter
Apr 28, 2019 • 13 min
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…
Rule of Dog
Apr 21, 2019 • 7 min
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,…
Can You Love a Dog Too Much?
Apr 14, 2019 • 12 min
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…
Kim & PJ Horse Around
Apr 7, 2019 • 13 min
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…
New Addition Bailey!
Mar 10, 2019 • 5 min
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…
Cats Party Hard
Mar 3, 2019 • 12 min
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…
Sadie the Foodie Dalmatian
Feb 24, 2019 • 7 min
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…
Extreme Easter Egg Hunt
Feb 17, 2019 • 9 min
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…
Chan the Squirrel Chasing Malamute
Feb 10, 2019 • 10 min
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…
Miss Kitty Wins Over Anthony
Feb 3, 2019 • 11 min
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…
Tony and His Driver Jill
Jan 27, 2019 • 11 min
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…
Therese Monkeys Around
Jan 18, 2019 • 8 min
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…
Jess and Lupe
Jan 13, 2019 • 17 min
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…
Cheesy Riedi
Jan 6, 2019 • 9 min
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…
Bonus: Bald Eagles and Coyotes
Dec 28, 2018 • 5 min
Bundle up and head to your natural areas for a chance to see migrating bald eagles.
Bonus! GiftOfPodcast.com
Dec 17, 2018 • 7 min
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.
Origin Story & Season 1 Wrap Up
Dec 13, 2018 • 8 min
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?…
Adoption Tales at Animal House Rescue and Grooming
Dec 5, 2018 • 12 min
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…
Strangest Animal
Nov 26, 2018 • 6 min
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…
Seen Equals Saved
Nov 20, 2018 • 5 min
“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.…
Doggo Decoder
Nov 13, 2018 • 5 min
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…
Wildlife Vacation Lists
Nov 6, 2018 • 5 min
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…
Seed, My Favorite!
Oct 30, 2018 • 4 min
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…
Fish in Costume
Oct 24, 2018 • 6 min
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…
Gypsy Over a Waterfall
Oct 16, 2018 • 3 min
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…
My Heart Dog Libby
Oct 11, 2018 • 7 min
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…
Tales with Tails Podcast Overview
Oct 11, 2018 • 0 min
We all enjoy a funny story, an uplifting account or a sweet childhood memory involving animals. Enjoy the weekly Tales and submit your own.