Kim Clune Talks Lost Dogs on Hidden Wisdom Radio

Kim Hides Behind CamerasI’m typically a behind-the-scenes kind of girl, happily lurking behind the laptop keyboard, camera, or camcorder. The thing is, I have massive stage fright. No, really…

Today, I’ll suck it up though as Bethanne Elion of Hidden Wisdom Radio interviews me about our long search for our two escaped dogs in deep snow and frigid temperatures this winter, the personal injury and emotional strain involved in their rescue, and the resources we used to bring them back. The segment following mine covers the aid of animal communicators in finding lost pets. Check it out!

Hidden Wisdom Radio
Animal Insights Show

Friday March 25th, 2011
3PM EST (noon Pacific)

If you miss it live, a recording will be available at that same link after the show, or you can download via iTunes.

You should really tune in just to see if I succeed. I’ve only ever made 3 announcements during my 4 year career as a flight attendant – hiding in the restroom feeling sick after each one. Dreading every shaking moment on stage playing Djembe in a band once, I got in the car after the show and sobbed to let all that tension go, then I quit. I cried during the saddest part of the short fiction piece I presented to an English Honors awards ceremony, not because it saddened me but because I couldn’t leave the podium fast enough. This could be a train wreck. You wouldn’t want to miss that, now, would you?


  1. You'll do great, Kim. I'm sending positive vibes your way.

  2. Hi Kim. As someone you shares your stage fright, I am also sending positive thoughts your way. Keep picturing a fabulous interview in your mind. I prefer being behind the scenes too. I am going to be giving an animal massage workshop at a trade show in a month, so we'll see how that goes…

    On another note, what kind of Canon video camera are you holding in that photo? Do you like and recommend it?

    cheers, Kathy

    • Oh, Kathy, positive vibes to you! Talking on the phone with a friend or this radio show still feels behind the scenes. I think that's why I can do it. Bethanne has made it so easy, from scheduling to execution. I suspect it will be okay. By comparison, you are so very brave. Congrats at feeling the fear and doing it anyway!

      The Canon is amazing. It's a Vixia HF S21, last year's top of the line in Canon's prosumer camcorders. Their lesser models had no optical viewfinder and the screen is so reflective that I would recommend springing for this feature. In harsh sunlight, it's the only thing that allows for accurate framing of a shot. The only other thing I would suggest, is adding the extended use battery and a microphone at additional cost. A Canon battery is more expensive but it's the only brand that tells the camcorder how much life is left. We're talking a half day difference in charge. So worth it. I haven't got a mic yet, but it's in the plan.

      • Thanks for the info, Kim! Back in my "other life" I shot with the Canon XL-series for work, so I've been keeping an eye out for small prosumer (high quality) video cameras. I do like Canon cameras. I will definitely check this out.

        Gook luck today!

  3. You were awesome 🙂

    • As I suspected, it was just so easy to talk with a friend. Thanks for making it such a pleasure! The only thing I wish we could have talked about was tree balls. LOL. I have the perfect video to accompany that story. 🙂

  4. Kim, you did a great job with the interview! Very nice speaking voice. Sounded like two friends having a nice chat. What a frightening ordeal with your dogs, though!

    • Thanks so much for listening, Kathy, and for the words of encouragement. I think this is the last time I'll talk about the missing dogs. I'm ready to lay this topic to rest. The 6 foot fence goes in next week. 🙂 Crossing our fingers that it's enough!

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