Pet Diaries makes TV debut by Kelsey Klassen – WE Vancouver
Like babies, everyone thinks their pet is the best. And asking his followers to submit their pet stories was akin to opening a floodgate for TV producer Andy Chu. He has received hundreds of emails and had countless conversations with pet owners whose lives have been irrevocably altered by their beloved dog or cat.
But those gems — stories that, while not hugely dramatic, touch a chord in even the most hardened Vancouverite — is what has Chu sitting with WE Vancouver at our Granville office to talk about his new television series, My Pet Diaries.
A dog found wandering the streets in Coquitlam, heavily pregnant, is rescued and gives birth to 13 puppies. The waiting list to adopt soars to 100 names, but one girl holds out hope that she’ll get to be one of the lucky few chosen to give a pup a new home. And then the miracle phone call comes: a puppy (one that actually bit her when she went to view them) is hers to take home and now, every year, the owners have a reunion of all 13 siblings.
Then there are the stories that turn your heart into a harp and deftly pluck a C major scale. A dog missing for days is found and reunited with his owner. A pet diagnosed with a fatal disease is spared, two days before being put down, by a new medication and is happy and healthy two years later.
All this love is captured in five-minute segments airing on Novus (channel 4) starting March 29, daily at 12am, 4:30am, 9:30am, 11:30am, 2pm, 4pm, 5:30pm, 7pm, 8pm; and 10/10:30pm.