Followup on 2 of the 54 hoarded cats in Pasadena

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I have always been a “glass half full” kind of guy. I’m not quite sure where it came from or when it started, but I have always had this natural ability to find and truly appreciate the good that can come out of any circumstance. My optimism and gift for spin has served me well …

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When to save an outdoor cat and when to let it be

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I lived in San Diego for almost 10 years. For much of that time, I lived in the most amazing apartment overlooking Moonlight State Beach in Encinitas. The ocean views were spectacular. The community was very laid back and friendly. It was like a dream. One of my best friends, Suzi, lived right across the …

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How to find a lost cat in 9 (easy-ish) steps

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For almost 21 years, I had an indoor cat, Bailey, who fortunately never developed any interest in going outside. Like, ever. In fact, he turned his nose up at the prospect. He had the uppity, elitist presence of a Kardashian and the laziness of a sloth with an opiod addiction. If it wasn’t a comfortable, …

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Step by step: What to do if your dog escapes

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Last week I shared a story of a time someone close to me lost his dog during a house party. It was a scary experience — one I have no interest in living through again. Now that I work at Pasadena Humane, I have gotten a pretty thorough education on how to take immediate action …

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It’s almost summer, have you dog-proofed your backyard?

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I have a terrible memory. Always have. I’ve been known to forget birthdays (my own included). While driving, I sometimes forget how to get some place I’ve been to 100 times. I often see movies twice because I’ve forgotten that I’ve already seen them the first time. Some memories, though, are permanently etched into my …

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