Pets

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Duck is a fond companion

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There was a quaint cottage on Mulholland Highway that was occupied by an elderly couple when I moved to rural Agoura more than 20 years ago. Eventually the couple had to relocate to nursing care facilities, and the property sat vacant, their lovely gardens growing neglected. This fall, the Woolsey fire spared the property, but by then time and the […]

Pet of the week

LOADS OF FUN—This gorgeous freckled gal is Diamond, a 1-year old that is full of energy and loves a belly rub and ball time. She comes loaded with personality. Meet Diamond, ID No. 5215840 at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have been adopted, so check Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control before visiting […]

The flock that couldn’t fly straight

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Uh-oh, the mallards must’ve gotten into the spiked pond water, judging by their recent antics. The skies above my friend’s Newbury Park neighborhood are, for the most part, placid, birdwise. Occasionally there’ll be hawks, crows or turkey vultures going about their business. But during one recent sunset, there came a pair of mallards frantically flying east only to execute a […]

Pet of the week

JUST LOUNGING AROUND—Chilling out at the animal shelter’s Habikat is 3-year-old Reggi. She is friendly, enjoys people and the company of other cats. Meet Reggi, ID No. 4925197 at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check Los Angeles County Animal Care & Control before visiting the shelter.

Wildlife center gets busy in 2019

The Marine Mammal Team from the Calabasas-based California Wildlife Center rescued its first sea lion patient of the year on Jan. 2. The 6-month-old pup was stranded on Broad Beach in Malibu, dehydrated and weighed only half of what a normal pup should. She had weaned from her mother a little early—sea lions normally wean between six months and a […]

Pet of the week

KISSY FACE—Pippin loves to give big wet happy kisses. She wants to be close and as soon she sees a friendly face, her little tail starts wagging away. Meet Pippin, ID No. 4886871 at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control before visiting […]

Pet of the week

BLACK BEAUTY—Nala is very friendly and seeks behind-the-ear and cheek rubs from humans. She is the top cat at Habikat and should be introduced slowly to other cats when in her new home. Meet Nala, ID No. 5231302 at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Pets may have already been adopted, so check Los Angeles County Animal […]

No strings attached to white-tailed kite



There’s a dual meaning to “kite flying.” In one instance, there’s a spool of string involved, some construction savvy, choosing a really cool-looking design and chancing upon ideal conditions such as a particularly buoyant breeze. Don’t forget to add a long showy tail to dance in the wind. In the other instance, you happen to actually be a kite, specifically, […]

Pet of the week

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS—Cherry is a friendly, sweet girl that is very affectionate. She’s a jolly good gal who loves a Kong, lounging in the Real Room, getting belly rubs, and taking her person for a walk (she’s strong on leash), but that’s being worked on! Meet Cherry, ID No. 5176998 at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura […]


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