You’ve heard of the Cannes Film Festival. Now, get ready for the Canine Film Festival, an event taking place in Charlottesville this Saturday. The night’s emcee is a woman who came up with Stupid Pet Tricks for David Letterman’s show and has made a career by combining canines and comedy.
Merrill Markoe has made the most of her comedic skills and her love of dogs - writing 8 books, including Walking in Circles Before Lying Down. Markoe knows dogs well. She has, at times, had eight of them.