bella

The story of Bella

She is a small dog of indeterminate breed. Soft black fur, fluffy pointed ears and a deep growl that warns others away. Bella belonged to migrant workers in the Capay Valley north of San Francisco. When time came for them…
Nina-2 Ginger & Zuzu

Nina Shares Her Joy!

As we spend time most summer Saturdays at the Downtown Farmer’s Market, we make friends with the shoppers and with the children and dogs they bring with them. This summer we met Nina, age 8, who visits our table each…
World’s Ugliest Animal, bobfish.

Blobfish

Habitat Blobfish live in the ocean. They live in the deep sea. Blobfish spend a lot of time on the ocean floor. They live off the coasts of mainland Australia, in Tasmania. Blobfish can also live in New Zealand. Did…
foxtail-in-ear-flaps

Hunting for Foxtails

The tiny seed moves slowly, relentlessly. With every breath, with every movement, it snuggles deeper into the fur as it inches forward, always seeking, never stopping.  Finally it reaches flesh and the journey continues, piercing tender skin, and now it’s…
BeagleMeetup

Beagle Meetup

They come one-by-one, or two-by-two; they come in cars, in vans, or on foot, and they filter into the park where the level of excitement increases with each new arrival. The baying and howls announce this is the monthly Beagle…