I’m auditioning

When I did my interview on Our Ventura TV, the public access network covering Ventura County, CA (close to a million viewers), I thought it’d be a fun gig to do interviews on the show so I asked. To be a host you have to do two audition interviews and then you’ll hear if you made the cut. Here’s my first, which is airing this week. I interviewed Mary Saputo, who is a premier dog rescue woman who heads up Canine Adoption Rescue League (CARL), the largest non-profit privately run (by volunteers) in Ventura County, that’s rescued thousands of lives. Benny, and elderly mail furry friend, came along with her but we couldn’t get him up in a chair in camera range. Boy did I fall in love with him. If anyone who sees this lives near Ventura County and wants to stop by to see the dogs at CARL or would like to cruise their website I’ll post the link here. My next auditioning gig is going to be with my husband who does legal volunteer work at the Ventura County Self Help Legal Clinic in addition to other volunteer work with other organizations, including CARL. That topic will be all about the fun and joy of volunteering.



About The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap

The year 1895 was filled with memorable historical events: the Dreyfus Affair divided France; Booker T. Washington gave his Atlanta address; Richard Olney, United States Secretary of State, expanded the effects of the Monroe Doctrine in settling a boundary dispute between the United Kingdom and Venezuela; and Oscar Wilde was tried and convicted for "gross indecency" under Britian's recently passed law that made sex between males a criminal offense. When the news of Wilde's conviction went out over telegraphs worldwide, it threw a small Nevada town into chaos. This is the story of what happened when the lives of its citizens were impacted by the news of Oscar Wildes' imprisonment. It is chronicle of hatred and prejudice with all its unintended and devastating consequences, and how love and friendship bring strength and healing. Paulette Mahurin, the author, is a Nurse Practitioner who lives in Ojai, California with her husband Terry and their two dogs--- Max and Bella. She practices women's health in a rural clinic and writes in her spare time. All profits from her book are going to animal rescue, Santa Paula Animal Shelter, the first and only no-kill shelter in Ventura County, CA, where she lives. (see links below on Ventura County Star Article & Shelter) To find out more please go the The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap on facebook or Amazon or e-mail us at the gavatar addresses. Thank you. (photos: of Paulette, her family, and a reading at The Ojai Art Center, July 2012)

64 Responses to I’m auditioning

  1. tazzielove says:

    You did great! And, you’re promoting a wonderful group/cause. Terry

  2. What a wonderful interview – and your very first! You were brilliant, Paulette. Well done 🙂

    • Thank you so much! It was a lot of fun and is an all volunteer gig. The thing I really like about it is (if I get it) that I’ll be doing interviews on non-profit organizations or people doing good works in the community, paying it forward. To sit and talk with someone and here their stories, about how they’re helping, I just love that idea. Big hugs to you, Amelia!

  3. Great job Paulette. I think that you’d be an asset for sure. Interesting lady that you interviewed. You had all your ducks in a row and did not seem to be using any notes. You’re a natural. Best of luck to you. Hope that you get the “gig.”

    • Awww, thanks so much! I love the person I interviewed, Mary Saputo. She’s a major well known animal rescue angel in So. Calif. It was a privilege to get some of her time, and of course, anything I can do to help spread the word for our furry friends, I’m all for! xoxox


  5. 68ghia says:

    a brilliant interview P!!!
    I hope this works out for you – you are way more natural in front of the camera than I could ever be!!

  6. fournier0917 says:

    Congratulations! Another winning side of Paulette Mahurin discovered, and a very positive addition to your CV although it’s hard to image you having need of more. In any event that was a great interview. One has the impression that this is far from your first experience as an interviewer. Good luck to you on making the cut, though you seem to be well on your way. JJ

    • Oh that is so kind of you to say. I really love the idea of volunteering at that TV station as they do a lot to help promote non-profits county-wide, and individuals out there doing volunteer work. They don’t allow product endorsement, which levels the playing field and makes it really nice. So, we’ll see how it all unfolds. The next interview should be interesting, with my hubby, a retired NASA attorney, who now only does pro-bono work. If this goes through, I’ll post it so you can meet my Terry. 🙂

  7. Uzoma says:

    My o my! That’s a big plus for you, Paulette. You’ve shown me another interesting side of you and I look forward to your next interview.

    • Uzoma! Always love to connect with you and thank you so much for dropping by and your great supportive comment. I’m glad talking dogs was my first one cause I love dogs and that helped relax me. Next one is going to be with my huggy, which should be interesting for all of us, lol. Hugs to you my friend. 🙂

    • Hey there morristownmemos! So good to see you here. 🙂

      Boy, it’s so true about getting a message across. When it comes to dogs (any life, but I have a passion for dogs), I’m all for it. Sometimes it seems so overwhelming, heartbreaking, and then a door opens, one gets adopted and you see the smiling faces and wagging tails and you keep going. Trust me, you’re coming here, Uzoma’s comment as well, all the rest of my wonderful cyber family, motivate and support me, give me that extra boost to keep going as well. Thank you! 🙂

  8. cindy knoke says:

    How exciting!! Love your interview! Bravo~

  9. Alison says:

    I can’t watch it yet – internet too slow where we are 😦 but I bet you were fabulous!
    Hope you get it!

  10. Wow, way to go. You have indeed taken the next big step.

  11. What a wonderful opportunity. Expanding more of your wide horizons. This is heartwarming to hear. Great job, too. You looked like a natural.

  12. gita4elamats says:

    Wow! Auntie-Paw, the superstar. Tara & I want your autograph! BOL! 😆
    Seriously, you are a natural and I looking forward to the next interview! Congrats and good luck!!!

    • Paw prints only, from Max & Bella. I work for them, BOL. I was nervous and pumped up that I got to help promote another dog rescue group and this one is really a special one that has adopted out thousands of throw away dogs. Wag wag to Tara from M & B and lots hugs and hubbies from auntie paw

  13. seeker says:

    Superlative. The spotlight is right on you and having a tremendous experience about canine, I think you deserve the spot. Good luck.

    • Awww, thanks P. Really appreciate your vote of confidence. It’d be great to be able to do this and help promote non-profits in the county I live in, including lots of dog and cat rescue folk. But, I don’t want to get my hopes up too high. I’ll keep ya’ll posted. xoxox the other P

  14. How fun! How exciting! You do so very much, and it all seems so positive and so well done. 🙂 Let us know what happens!

  15. I’ve always wanted to interview President Clinton on live TV. The first matter would be about his autobiography MY LIFE. My first question would be “So Bill, what’s the book about?”

  16. natuurfreak says:

    Congrats this was a brilliant interview

  17. Clowie says:

    How exciting! Congratulations! I’ll watch the interview later, my internet connection is playing up this afternoon.

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  19. You are a super star, my dear friend! Great interviews! 🙂 You make the people you are interviewing feeling comfortable and get their message across in such a positive way.

  20. Lada Ray says:

    This is awesome, Paulette!

  21. Mustang.Koji says:

    What a fun thing to have done… I know I would have been paralyzed in front of a TV…let alone a bazillion viewers. 🙂 And to have the Maine family call back after two years for their beloved pet… Sniff… 🙂

  22. archecotech says:

    Hello PMD,
    It’s so fascinating what you are doing. Your world and mine are so different. Here in Russia there is very little being done about this issue. Most unwanted pets are just left to fend for themselves, they are a common sight all around the city. But a curious thing is happening a few people who have a heart for these animals are beginning to do something. The new Russia which is just in it’s infancy is getting it’s feet. Compassion up to now wasn’t even in the Russian vocabulary, no kidding. I checked. I say all this because reading posts like this help me to be a better inspiration here and example. Thanks.

    • Hello archecotech and thank you so much for this wonderful comment, for taking the time to cross the big ocean divide to chat. You are always welcome in my cyber home. It’s wonderful to learn that changes are happening and that the word compassion is taking root there, it certainly comes through in your words. I also gain inspiration from reading your words, embracing the differences, wanting for our hearts, all hearts, to find a way to connect, even if accepting/tolerating that we may be different but we are not separated by dislikes or hatred. Compassion for all, not just animals. Please stop by any time. Paulette

  23. natuurfreak says:

    Good work Paulette

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