Category Archives: Animals/Pets

Goodbye Mycroft: Unofficial Vet Mascot Dies

By JEFF RIDGWAY Special to Circling the News I just found out [in May] that Mycroft, the larger of the two cat-brothers who have lived in Dr. Kathy’s [Kathy Litochelb] Pali Vet Offices for the past few years, has just … Continue reading

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Don’t Take Your Bird Feeders Down Just Yet

  Yesterday, Circling the News wrote in Musings: “After hearing Julie Hansen, owner of the Santa Monica Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop, speak at a Palisades Rotary meeting, my husband and I hung two bird feeders, complete with plastic curved … Continue reading

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Can We Celebrate a Pacific Palisades Dog Park One Day?

By LOLA COFFEY Special to Circling the News Almost 3,500 residents signed a petition that they would like an off-leash dog park here in Pacific Palisades. Before the 2017 City Council election, incumbent Mike Bonin supported a park, promising everyone who … Continue reading

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Lisa Glantz — Dog Lover, Sparkplug Winner — Is the Innocent Victim of an Angry Neighbor’s Phone Call to the City

Lisa Glantz won a Pacific Palisades Community Council Sparkplug Award for her efforts to rescue the Holiday Ho!Ho!Ho! after it was abandoned by the Chamber of Commerce three years ago. Last month as part of the Ho!Ho!Ho! celebrations, she led an … Continue reading

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VIEWPOINT: Photo of a Dead Deer on Temescal Canyon Road Provokes Reader Response

Like all of us, I hate to see our wildlife killed. People who speed down local roads, such as Temescal Canyon and Palisades Drive, especially during twilight and nighttime, run the risk of hitting something, such as a deer. I … Continue reading

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Ground Squirrels: How to Remove Them from Your Property

(Editor’s note: After I wrote about the rats/vermin in Pacific Palisades, a CTN reader wrote that she was having problems with ground squirrels and when she called the county, someone recommended a gun. In response to this posting, I received this … Continue reading

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Advice from Veterinarian Kathy Litochleb: Feeding Your Pet Depends on the Pet and Its Weight

Do you fight with your spouse about what you should feed your pets and how much? Are your pets overweight or just “big-boned?” Are some food brands superior to other brands? And what about table scraps—should your dog eat what … Continue reading

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Little Birdies Go Tweet Tweet Tweet AND a Rain Report

After posting about Julie Hansen and Wild Birds Unlimited and the owl cam, which is following the mother sitting on three eggs that are about to hatch (Visit: wbu.com/owl-cam/ or https://youtu.be/8emLVvAQnI8), several readers responded. One wrote: “I loved hearing about Julie Hansen and Wild … Continue reading

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A Crow Family Moves In

By LIBBY MOTIKA Circling the news Contributor Well, it happened, I’ve been scolded for violating social distancing. I was out on my back patio, apparently too close to the imposing podocarpus next door, when I was alerted with a hectic … Continue reading

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Goats Fail at Social Distancing

Thanks to Donna Fol for sending this video to Circling the News. The goats “ate” performed brush clearance on the El Medio bluffs from about Sunday through Thursday.

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