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Jerry’s Big Debut Tonite: Watch “Why We Love Cats and Dogs” on PBS

Just a quick reminder: Jerry’s big debut will be on PBS tonight, 2/15 in the NATURE series episode called “Why We Love Cats and Dogs.”

PBS NatureBe sure to tune in at 8:00 p.m. (check your local listings to be sure). You’ll also hear from many other pet owners and various animal behavior experts like the awesome Sarah Wilson.

You can comment on the video at YouTube. Read more about Jerry’s stardom here, and don’t forget to submit your favorite pet photo for the PBS Why I Love Cats and Dog photo contest!

We will be in the Tripawds chat room live before and after the show airs in all time zones. Please stop in to say “Hi!”

The show’s been getting great write ups, including the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, the Times Standard, the San Francisco Examiner, and the Tribune News Media Service among others.

Be More Dog

UPDATE: Get the Full Story

In October, 2019 – on the eleven year anniversary of Jerry’s passing – Rene and Jim published their book that tells the entire story, from the beginning. Discover how the they bought an RV to travel the country with Jerry after his amputation, and the many lessons they learned from their three legged co-pilot those first couple years on the road, in Be More Dog: Learning to Live in the Now.

Featuring the foreword by MUTTS creator Patrick McDonnell, readers will enjoy his original title panel illustration, and discover the NOW! NOW! NOW! strip that touched Jim and Rene, right when they needed it most.

9 thoughts on “Jerry’s Big Debut Tonite: Watch “Why We Love Cats and Dogs” on PBS”

  1. There are so few times in a life when we meet and are given a chance to love such a valuable teacher as Jerry. You two have been truly blessed. Jerry’s a hero and that he chose to enter and energize your lives so much is a gift to be treasured.

    My cat Captain left this world more than 15 years ago but he’s still with me. The love and the confidence in myself that he gave me are a life long gift I will never squander.

    They really are beyond measure, aren’t they? 🙂

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    • Thank you for the kind comment Tracy. We do indeed feel blessed to have had Jerry as our life coach, and to keep hearing from so many others like you who understand the incredible bond we share with our animals.

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  2. I am so glad Jerry’s story was chosen to be part of this great new show. What a dog! Kudos to Jerry for choosing you two to be his people. What a wonderful contribution you have made to tripod and osteosarcoma education. Jerry’s memory lives on!

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  3. I just watched the PBS story about Jerry and “his people”.
    To Jerry…you were one of the lucky ones to have your people love you as much as they did….and always will.
    To Jim & Rene…the fact that you recognized the “silver lining” in everything adds another dimension of what love really is all about!
    I too RV with my friends (cats), but not full time. It would be a delight to cross paths one day.

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