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2018-11-27Nov 27, 2018

A local author's latest book was a finalist in a national book festival. "Edward the White Goose," an illustrated children's book about a lonely goose seeking an adoptive family, is set in Northern California.

2018-06-28Jun 28, 2018

Today’s high stress feline executive lives under a great deal of pressure. Making mission-critical decisions, such as deciding on the most advantageous window seat for napping, and management of distracted, unfocused humans takes a toll on even the most laid back kitty VIP.

2018-06-28Jun 28, 2018

Summertime means longer days, warmer temperatures, an increase in outdoor activities and, if you are a dog or cat owner or come in contact with these pets, you know that summertime brings more pests! Especially fleas and ticks. Why are these pesky pests a cause for concern? What should we consider before using pet pesticides and are there alternatives we can use to protect our pets, ourselves and our environment?

2018-06-23Jun 23, 2018

The paparazzi was in full swing for the World’s Ugliest Dog contest as Zsa Zsa, a rescued English Bulldog from Anoka, Minnesota charmed her way into the judges' hearts. Nine years young with a swaggering tongue, Zsa Zsa delivered a shower of slobber as she claimed this year’s title, fully fashionable with hot pink toenails. The girl knows how to win hearts as well as minds!

2018-11-26Nov 26, 2018

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the hospital the staff were all working to do the impossible. Then in our parking lot, what to our wondering eyes should appear, but a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer, who staggered and stumbled and moved in a slog to emerge from the settling Bodega Bay fog..

2018-10-27Oct 27, 2018

Once upon a time, a long, long time ago, when Dr. T was but a lad freshly graduated from veterinary school, there was a disease of cats called F.U.S. - "Feline Urologic Syndrome." Cats, especially those who preferred dry foods, would make nasty, razor blade-like crystals in their urine. These cats would strain to urinate, pee all over the place (particularly places where the owner would notice, like your bedspread or favorite chair), and pass blood in their urine. Male cats, neutered or otherwise, would obstruct and become completely unable to urinate. These cats could die in as little as 24 hours, and often required several days in the hospital with a catheter in their bladder before they could reliably regain the ability to pee by themselves.

2018-10-12Oct 12, 2018

In the cow-dotted fields of Sonoma County, dairy goat farmer Jennifer Bice has always forged her own path. As her goat dairy company Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery celebrates its 50th year, Bice looks to the future, adapting her farm to the immediate challenges of climate change, drought, and wildfires to protect the animals she loves and the land that sustains them. 

2018-08-31Aug 31, 2018

The California Towhee is an unassuming bird. It scurries around the ground in suburban neighborhoods inconspicuously, scratching for seeds and insects. It is often described as plain brown and drab, especially when compared to the more ornate Spotted Towhee. However, the California Towhee has some subtleties that are often overlooked. For instance, it has cinnamon-colored feathers under the tail. It also dons a charmingly understated matching necklace.

2018-08-30Aug 30, 2018

The Spring Lake Water Bark, a leash-free day for dogs to swim and romp on the sand, kicks off at the Spring Lake Swimming Lagoon onSaturday, September 8. Water Bark days will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on September 8-9, 16, 22-23 and 29-30. No Water Bark will be held on Saturday, September 15 because Spring Lake will be busy with a cross country meet that day.

2018-08-19Aug 19, 2018

Today’s high stress feline executive lives under a great deal of pressure. Making mission-critical decisions, such as deciding on the most advantageous window seat for napping, and management of distracted, unfocused humans takes a toll on even the most laid back kitty VIP.

2018-08-01Aug 1, 2018

Today’s high stress feline executive lives under a great deal of pressure. Making mission-critical decisions, such as deciding on the most advantageous window seat for napping, and management of distracted, unfocused humans takes a toll on even the most laid back kitty VIP.

2018-07-17Jul 17, 2018

Sonoma County Regional Parks has recruited some assistance for fire prevention and invasive species removal: sheep. A flock of sheep will spend the next five weeks grazing along the Laguna de Santa Rosa Trail near Sebastopol, removing dry vegetation and non-native plant species.

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