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Tales with Tails

80 EpisodesProduced by Monique ReneeWebsite

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 … read more

80 Episodes | 2018 - 2021

Heading out to see the fam! 2021 Season 1 is a wrap | Recorded May 1, 2021

May 2nd, 2021


After two very long years I am finally off to see my daughter and grandbaby! I've had both vaccines and feel safe traveling and can hardly wait to meet my new grandson and meet my granddog for the first time! Over the …

Older Pups, Staff Photos, Themed Event all in one week! | Recorded 04/23/2021

April 25th, 2021


This week I had a pair of older pups in the studio, went out for staff photos and set up for a themed photo event for Animal Friends Alliance …

Sick Days Reflections | Recorded 04/16/2021

April 18th, 2021


Chaos, sickness, construction and snow. Welcome to another peek behind the paw of my pet photography businesses. This week did not go as planned, did not go smoothly, and was not at all comfortable. Yet I worked on …

Secret Project Revealed! | Recorded 04/09/2021

April 11th, 2021


At long last I am revealing my "Secret Project"! For four months I have been building a central hub of resources for pet photographers. All my courses, .pdfs, templates and checklists together. AND a brand new Community …

Milestone 50th Birthday, Golden Eagles and Burrowing Owls | Recorded 04/02/2021

April 4th, 2021


My favorite number is 50. Did you know you can use "fifty" as a noun, verb or adjective? Learn about my search for burrowing owls and golden eagles, …

Surprise Vaccine, Difficult Emails and Massive Projects Finished | Recorded 03/26/2021

March 28th, 2021


On fire this week checking things off the whiteboard lists! Took some time to reinvent my whiteboard/time blocking/todo list strategy and it's paying off! Sent lots of emails (that made me uncomfortable), updated the …

Count Your WINS and Blizzard Report | Recorded 03/19/2021

March 21st, 2021


That blizzard hit us last weekend with nearly 3 feet of snow! It gave me 2 full days to work on my "secret project". To find out more join the email …

Bracing for the Storm of the Century | Recorded 03/12/2021

March 14th, 2021


As this episode premiers we will be smack in the middle of one of the biggest storms in a century here in Colorado.

This episode is recorded on …

Business Coaching, Bathroom, and Braces | Recorded 03/05/2021

March 7th, 2021


Feeling much better this week and making progress on all fronts. I mention an upcoming practically free business conference that I HIGHLY suggest you jump on NOW!

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Toxic positivity, down days and braces | Recorded 02/26/2021

February 28th, 2021


Down day today and wasn't sure I would even post this episode. Neighborhood drama, slow business, sore teeth, missing family, pandemic exhaustion and …

First Peek into 2021 - Wedding, baby, coaching, YouTube - Catch Up with Me!

February 21st, 2021


Happy New Year Everyone! We finally made it to 2021. I have a couple months of catching up to do! Did I reach my 1,000 subscribers on YouTube? Did I start coaching with Jeffrey Shaw? Am I a new grandma? Did I get …

Last Peek Behind the Paw Episode of the Year

December 20th, 2020


Another season of Tales with Tails is a wrap! Have you enjoyed these Peeks Behind the Paw of my life as a pet photographer? This episode is a brief recap of the year and what is ahead for 2021. Happy New Year to …

THE Jeffrey Shaw coaching, burnout & end of year

December 13th, 2020


With less than 3 weeks left of 2020 I am wrapping up client work, enjoying some time with Steve and snagged the opportunity to work one to one with THE Jeffrey Shaw. Jeff hosts the Self Employed Life Podcast (formerly …

Client Meetings, Heat is On and Elk in Backyard

December 6th, 2020


This week flew by! Lots of client work wrapping up. Those elk from up the road wandered into the field behind my house and I spotted the first 2 bald eagles of the season on the pond too. YouTube is at 792 subs. Just …

Wedding Postponed, Falcons and YouTube

November 29th, 2020


This weekend (as I record this episode actually) would have been our wedding. With Coronavirus rampant we decided to postpone. And of course it's a …

Vulnerable email, YouTube Goal and Appliance woes

November 22nd, 2020


Getting closer to my 1000 subscriber goal on YouTube-we are now at 775. Link below if you want to join too! My daily video upload is taking it all out of me but I haven't missed a day. This week I have some ongoing …

Kittens and elk and endless video editing

November 15th, 2020


Nearly drowning in video editing work this week I did have a chance for some photography. An adorable kitten with flowers and a surprise herd of elk in town! I am getting closer to my goal of 1,000 subscribers on …

New Ridiculous Goal, Lens Comparison, and StoryTime

November 8th, 2020


Last weekend I suddenly decided on an immensely lofty goal. I want to grow my YouTube channel from 747 to 1000 subscribers by December 31, 2020.

You can help! I have pet photography tips, gear info, and a new limited …

Big picture epiphany, snow, down days and voting reminder

November 1st, 2020


This week I expanded my vision for the work I do for fellow pet photographers. You are the first to hear the seed of my idea. We also finally had snow slow down the fires, I enjoyed a down day and a friendly reminder to …

Fall sessions, Colorado Fires, and Black Sheep Values

October 25th, 2020


Colorado wildfires came within 4 miles of my house but have since receded. But they've expanded into the west slope of the Rockies.  My heart goes …

Fire Evacuations, Mini Course Success & Anxiety

October 18th, 2020


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 …

Mini Course, Three Photo Sessions and An Urgent Care Visit

October 11th, 2020


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Recorded October 9, 2020. Mini Course, Urgent Care and Session Packed Week. 

Every have a week where a month …

Business vs Personal, Learning Curves, Getting Outside My 100 Square Feet

October 4th, 2020


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 …

Tolerations, Crying, and Business Secrets - Behind the Paw Week of Sept 20, 2020

September 27th, 2020


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 …

New Season-Peek Behind the Paw of Weekly Life as a Pet Photographer/Videographer

September 17th, 2020


"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 …

Dawn Wilson's Tales from Rocky Mountain National Park and Alaska

August 2nd, 2020


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 …

Cris Carter Answers the Question "What About Our Pets?"

July 19th, 2020


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 …

Colorado Pet Pantry Founder Eileen Lambert

July 5th, 2020


Colorado Pet Pantry has over 60 locations throughout the state from partnerships with human food banks to 'mini' pantries. Find out all the amazing …

NoCo Pet Summit

June 21st, 2020


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 …

All Pet Voices founder Chloe Divita

May 31st, 2020


Ever wish there were a hub of reliable pet information? Wish you could watch informative and thought provoking interviews and videos on the pet …

HeArtsSpeak Artists Helping Animals with Caitlin Quinn

May 17th, 2020


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 …

Isolation and Pets- What are Sue and I (and our pets) Up To?

May 11th, 2020


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 …

Pets and Corona Virus with Veterinarian Dr. Katie Woodley

March 22nd, 2020


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 …

Animal Friends Alliance Merger Update

March 15th, 2020


Animal House Rescue and Grooming and Fort Collins Cat Rescue combined forced to create Animal Friends Alliance. As of January 2020 the merger is …

Sue Carroll from Bones Du Jour is a Treat

March 1st, 2020


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 …

Exploring the World of the Barn Owl with Scott Rashid

February 2nd, 2020


Scott Rashid of Colorado Avian Research and Rehabilitation Institute also known (CARRI) recently released his newest book "Exploring the World of the …

This Counselor Horses Around - Pia Jansen with Unbridled Farm

January 19th, 2020


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 …

Drink With Your Dog - Amber Quann Interview

December 8th, 2019


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 …

Emergency & Winter Prep Tips from Dr. Deogracias and Dr. Sedlacek

November 24th, 2019


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 …

David Neils - Exploring the Back Country of Colorado

November 10th, 2019


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 …

Goldfish to Elephants Theresa Treats Them All

October 27th, 2019


Theresa Carlson is a Certified Veterinary Technician at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. He has the fascinating job of caring for …

K9 Fitness Works Jennifer Holmes

October 13th, 2019


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 …

Bark for Life

September 29th, 2019


Bark for Life in Loveland is Sunday, September 29th. In this episode we chat with Christy from the local Colorado American Cancer Society office. …

Larimer Animal-People Partnership LAPP

September 15th, 2019


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 …

Northern Colorado Wildlife Center

September 1st, 2019


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 …

Scott Rashid on the Colorado Avian Research and Rehabilitation Institute - CARRI

August 18th, 2019


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 …

Larimer Retired K9 Foundation Interview with founder Barb Bennett

July 28th, 2019


Barb Bennett formed the Larimer Retired K9 Foundation in 2017 to support retired sheriff and police dogs in Larimer County, Colorado. When dogs …

Pet Photographer Frank Goss and I Talk Shop

July 14th, 2019


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 …

Season 3 Wrap & Big News for Season 4

June 2nd, 2019


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 …

CoPilot for Life

May 26th, 2019


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 …

Cheetos in Prison

May 19th, 2019


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 …

Uncle Janet Reunited

May 12th, 2019


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 …

Cuddly Dragon

May 5th, 2019


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 …

Rare Crossbill Encounter

April 28th, 2019


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 …

Rule of Dog

April 21st, 2019


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.

Can You Love a Dog Too Much?

April 14th, 2019


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 …

Kim & PJ Horse Around

April 7th, 2019


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 …

New Addition Bailey!

March 10th, 2019


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 …

Cats Party Hard

March 3rd, 2019


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 …

Sadie the Foodie Dalmatian

February 24th, 2019


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 …

Extreme Easter Egg Hunt

February 17th, 2019


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 …

Chan the Squirrel Chasing Malamute

February 10th, 2019


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 …

Miss Kitty Wins Over Anthony

February 3rd, 2019


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 …

Tony and His Driver Jill

January 27th, 2019


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 …

Therese Monkeys Around

January 18th, 2019


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 …

Jess and Lupe

January 13th, 2019


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 …

Cheesy Riedi

January 7th, 2019


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 …

Bonus: Bald Eagles and Coyotes

December 28th, 2018


Bundle up and head to your natural areas for a chance to see migrating bald eagles.


December 17th, 2018


Need a last minute gift? Something heartfelt, custom and Free? This bonus episode is just in time for Christmas highlighting by Gretchen Rubin.

Origin Story & Season 1 Wrap Up

December 13th, 2018


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 …

Adoption Tales at Animal House Rescue and Grooming

December 5th, 2018


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 …

Strangest Animal

November 26th, 2018


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. 

Seen Equals Saved

November 20th, 2018


“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 …

Doggo Decoder

November 13th, 2018


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 …

Wildlife Vacation Lists

November 6th, 2018


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. …

Seed, My Favorite!

October 30th, 2018


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 …

Fish in Costume

October 24th, 2018


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 …

Gypsy Over a Waterfall

October 16th, 2018


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

My Heart Dog Libby

October 11th, 2018


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. …

Tales with Tails Podcast Overview

October 11th, 2018


We all enjoy a funny story, an uplifting account or a sweet childhood memory involving animals. Enjoy the weekly Tales and submit your own.

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