Creature Features: a new niche


During my six months with Stu News, I’ve written about bunnies, chicks, snakes, Pacific Pocket mice, goats, sharks, ticks, fleas, mockingbirds, Ranger, our police department K-9, and most recently, a bearded dragon named Lenny. I think I’ve found my niche, or maybe the niche found me.

So, beginning on Tues, Aug 15 (and continuing every other Tues), we are introducing a column called, “Creature Features,” which will highlight pets, pet care (thanks to our go-to vet Dr. G at Canyon Animal Hospital), insects, wilderness animals, sea creatures, and strange animals (not the human variety).

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Photo credit: Joyce Buettner

“If you don’t talk to your cats about catnip, who will?”

Along with the articles, we will also have a New Yorker-style animal picture/cartoon caption contest (example above), with prizes. More specifics on the contest will be included with the first column. We look forward to your input.

After a visit to Bluebird Canyon Farm and a conversation with their bee expert Conner, our first feature will be on bees.

Until then…

“Some people talk to animals. Not many listen, though. That’s the problem.” ― A.A. Milne

Shaena Stabler is the Owner and Publisher.

Lynette Brasfield is our Editor.

Dianne Russell is our Associate Editor.

The Webmaster is Michael Sterling.

Katie Ford is our in-house ad designer.

Alexis Amaradio, Cameron Gillepsie, Allison Rael, Barbara Diamond, Diane Armitage, Laura Buckle, Maggi Henrikson, Marrie Stone, Samantha Washer and Suzie Harrison are staff writers.

Barbara Diamond, Dennis McTighe, Diane Armitage, Laura Buckle and Suzie Harrison are columnists.

Mary Hurlbut, Scott Brashier, and Aga Stuchlik are the staff photographers.

We all love Laguna and we love what we do.

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