Pets

. . Lived a young boy named Rocky Raccoon

THIS RINGS A BELL—Sherry Ferber of Agoura Hills snapped this photo of an inquisitive, and probably hungry, visitor to her patio in the Liberty Canyon community. Says Sherry, “Yeas ago, I would feed the raccoons. One of them, the runt of her litter, began to ring the wind chimes to let me know she had arrived. She taught each litter […]

Hooded oriole house hunter



I’ve been house-hunting for months, occasionally using as my base of operations my former home in a trailer park in rural Agoura. It’s been a discouraging business, with inventory low and prices high. The lady who bought my place graciously invites me to house-sit while she is away. Feeling blue one day, I sat in my former front garden and […]

Pet of the week

BONDED— Krieger and Faith, seniors, appear to be inseparable. Arriving in poor condition, their physical needs have been met and they need an angel to adopt them together. To adopt Krieger an Faith, ask for ID No. A4431109 and 5191096 at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Pets may have been adopted, so check the Los Angeles […]

Special delivery

FOR YOU—Oak Park resident Paul Dumpel says his Sadie, an Australian shepherd, fetches The Acorn every Thursday and brings it inside for his master to read. Quite a talent.

Seen around town

HUNTER—Manju Venkat, a biologist who lives in Oak Park, took this photo of a juvenile green heron that he spotted one morning at the Oak Park Community Park duck pond. “These small herons crouch patiently to surprise fish with a snatch of their dagger-like bill,” he said. Venkat says he’s documented at least 50 bird species at the pond.

Pet of the Week

SHY ONE—Frozen in fear when he first arrived, Auggie now enjoys attention and affection from visitors to the Habikat room. If you would like to adopt Auggie ask for ID No. A5149645 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 the […]

Fourth of July pets make good companions

Pet of the Week

SAD EYES—Cinnamon, who has short legs and gorgeous eyes, likes lots of attention, is high energy and walks well on leash. To adopt Cinnamon ask for ID No. A4945218 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.

Can your hummingbird do this?

SMALL WONDER— Wildlife enthusiast and photographer Steve Geldman has a faithful— and brave—hummingbird that often visits his Westlake Village backyard. With a hummingbird feeder as bait, he even got the little follow to come and say hello. Send your special pet or animal photo to newstip@theacorn.com. Make sure the pictures are high resolution and include your name and information about […]

Crow’s ice cream compulsion



I need to get this out of the way immediately—I am not enraptured with crows as a number of my buddies are. My experience with them has not been pleasant. A flock roosted in the oak in my Agoura backyard, cawing until I had a headache the size of Texas, and their gruesome plundered goods rained down on my patio […]


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