January 20, 2017

Topanga Tim's Survival Tips— “Go Kits” for Pets

 Fernwood Fred visited his local Animal Care Center in Agoura where he learned to put together an emergency kit for his small pets at home in the event he needed to evacuate in a hurry. The kit on display was a dog crate filled with all the supplies one would need to care for their animal for several days if necessary. Fernwood Fred gathered all the things he would need and made a “go-kit” for his 3 dogs and 2 cats. Included in his kit were their food, s… [Read More...]

My Corner of the Canyon—The Minor Fall, The Major Lift

 There are times when you can’t get a Leonard Cohen song out of your head. There are even times when you don’t want to. My 2016 calendar is coming to its end, as well may be our world. The twelve fanciful, whimsical, Lisa Frank renderings of happy animals and colorful scenery, are so enchanting one wants to leap into the page and frolic. June, with the jumping dolphins and under-the-sea wonderland was especially enticing, although I was equally take… [Read More...]

Sitting in the Dark

 “Ring the bells that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There is a crack in everything That's how the light gets in.” Leonard Cohen I am sitting in the dark. Friends I know and friends I’ve yet to meet sit with me, nestled together on thin straw mats in a lodge smaller than my kitchen. In front of us is a shallow pit, above us a low ceiling of tarps draped over willow branches from which tobacco-… [Read More...]