Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, June 8, 2019

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, June 8, 2019 



They’re soooo little! 
are only 2 months old and 
are siblings. Bristol is a 
very adorable light orange 
tabby male, and London is 
just the cutest little torbie 
(tortoiseshell/tabby). London is shy and likes to stay behind 
the scenes, willing to let Bristol take the limelight. Adopt 
them both together. They’ll be spayed/neutered, vaccinated, 
microchipped, & more! Ready for your home in mid-June, 
but reserve now! Contact us at 626-676-9505 or info@ See more pix at, 
Young Cats page.



Beast is a six-year-old gorgeous Husky pup who looks 
very much like a life-sized teddy bear with a soft fluffy 
gray and white coat and beautiful hazel eyes. This handsome 
boy has probably overcome many challenges in 
his past life as he ended up in the shelter. Beast is terrific 
on the leash, gentle taking treats, and as smart as 
your typical Husky who is quick to learn his basic “sit” 
“down” and “shake” commands. Beast will need a family 
that is experienced with Husky breeds. If you are that 
special forever family, please come meet this gorgeous 
pup and prepare to fall in love with him. 

See this touching video of Beast -
com/watch?v=lPeOLCtcnEk His adoption fee is $145, 
which includes spay surgery, a microchip, first vaccinations 
and a free wellness check-up at a participating veterinarian. To arrange a ‘Meet and Greet’, 
please visit between 10:30am to 4:30pm Tuesday through Sunday. Website: 

Pet of the Week


 Beauty (A470898)is a calm girl who enjoys 
belly rubs, playing with toys and going 
out with our Pasadena Humane Society’s 
Wiggle Waggle Waggin’ volunteers to 
community events. She loves to be with 
people and is friendly and playful. Beauty 
knows sit, shake and down and loves to 
show off her skills. She is good on leash and 
likes to hike or just play at the park. Beauty 
is an 11 year old girl who was found as a 
stray and brought to the Pasadena Humane 
Society where she is looking for her new 

 The adoption fee for dogs is $140. All dogs 
are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and 
vaccinated before going to their new home. 

 New adopters will receive a complimentary 
health-and-wellness exam from VCA 
Animal Hospitals, as well as a goody bag 
filled with information about how to care for 
your pet.


View photos of adoptable pets at Adoption hours are 
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Tuesday through Friday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

 Pets may not be available for adoption and 
cannot be held for potential adopters by 
phone calls or email.

KATIE Tse....This and That


 Last week my column featured a lovely piece about the upcoming play “Dames 
at Sea” at our local theater. I did not write it. At first, I was a little disappointed 
that the piece I submitted didn’t make it to print. However, the picture I drew 
did. This picture (assuming you can see it now) is of a squinting van belching 
smoke. It’s related to the story I’m resubmitting this week. 

 Anyway, I was a little disappointed, but then I realized the theater people 
probably felt a lot worse, since they wound up with a belching van cartoon 
attached to an article promoting their play! But that’s what we love about 
Sierra Madre, it’s laid back attitude and ability to laugh at ourselves once in a 
while. What follows is the original article.

 Cars. An inspired title, I know. My dad just got a new car! Actually it’s used, but only lightly. This 
is monumental because his previous Isuzu was 23. Old enough to vote, drink, and run for office. The 
Isuzu was a good car for many years, but toward the end the windows wouldn’t open and the AC was 
shot. Made driving in it during summer a real penance.

 My mom joked that this is the first nice car he’s had in a long time. Pretty much their entire 
relationship, for that matter. She teases him that he “spent” all his cool sports cars on the girlfriends 
before her. By the time they met he had a big, clunky Dodge van we lovingly referred to as the “Glub 

 Can’t remember if I’ve written about Glub Glub before. But you know what I always say, if I can’t 
remember, then you can’t either. Anyway, Glub Glub was a sight and an experience.

 It had two seats. That didn’t stop them from having me ride in the flat back anchored to nothing 
but faith. But this was the 80’s, things were different back then. Between the seats was a hinged lid 
that had to be lifted periodically to let out steam so the engine could cool down, causing a sound for 
which the car was named. Real snazzy.

 Once my mom had to borrow Glub Glub when she was carpooling with a coworker. That wouldn’t 
have been a big deal except that this lady was class. The kind who starched her socks. Mom recalls 
how this poor soul turned several shades of crimson trying to keep a straight face when my mom 
pulled up to her manicured house in the Glub Glub. And again when Mom lifted the engine lid 
enroute to let it --literally-- burp out a cloud of steam.

 Dad eventually sold Glub Glub to a guy who used it for his gardening service. Sometimes we’d see 
it around, parked or driving. Like sighting Big Foot or an old friend. You get attached to cars, and 
Glub Glub will always have a special place in our hearts. But I’m glad my dad finally graduated up to 
something grander. It just took a while...

 And now that you’ve finished my piece, go buy a ticket for “Dames at Sea!” I promise there’ll be no 
belching vans in it.

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