Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, October 19, 2019

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Mountain View News Saturday, October 19, 2019 



OMG! Imagine 1 or 2 or 
all 3 fluffy & cuddly kittens 
in your home, creating 
all sorts of funny antics! 
They are Bear, Shadow, 
and Noir (Noir is the girl). 
We have room to show 
just one here, but they all 
look alike and can all be seen, along with their adorable 
video, at at the Young Cats 
page (then scroll to bottom). They will all be spayed/
neutered, current on vaccines, and microchipped before 
delivery. Call 626-676-9505 to get 1, 2, or 3! The adoption application is also at the website.

Good news: Bongo & Maggie have been adopted!

Pet of the Week

Cats come in all different colors and patterns, 
and they’re all beautiful, but Flower is a kitten who 
embodies the beauty of a classic gray tabby. Oh sure, 
she’s cute and adorable and playful and all the things 
kittens are. But have you ever met a kitten who can be 
bouncing around one minute, and then perfectly pose 
for a photo the next? We can’t guarantee that she’ll be 
a star on social media, but Flower has all the makings 
of an internet celebrity (only she seems like the type to 
stay humble and never forget her fans who were with 
her from the beginning). One day, when Flower is a 
beautiful full-grown cat with tons of followers, we can 
say “we knew her when”!

 The adoption fee for cats is $90. All cats are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and 
vaccinated before being adopted. 

 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. Saturday.

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


You don’t need a love potion to fall in love with our 
girl, Potion! She is an 8-year old black and white 
beauty who is currently looking for a forever family 
to share her love with - and has lots of love to give! 
Potion especially enjoys being pet, and she’ll 
happily meow in approval as you pet her. This long-
haired girly girl also enjoys being brushed, eating 
treats, or just helping you stay warm by taking a 
cozy nap beside you. Potion will do well in a single-
cat household where she can be comfortable giving 
you all the fluffy love and affection she has to offer. 
Please come meet Potion and allow her to charm 
her way into both your heart and your home! Her 
adoption fee is $99, which includes spay surgery, 
microchip, first vaccinations and a free wellness 
check-up at a participating veterinarian. 


Pasadena’s first Earth Day Festival 
held in the Arroyo Seco 
in 1991 was billed as “the First 
Ever Solar Powered Concert.” 
In part, this was due to the presence of Jon Sher-
man, whose unique sound filled the air that day, 
powered by his solar panel array. His “earth music” 
consisted of his own compositions, played on 
his double keyboard, along with some recorded 
loops, so that his one-man show could perform 
anywhere from the solar-powered batteries.

It was enchanting, uplifting, 
and singable. 
My family wore out 
many of the cassettes 
back in those days of 
cassettes. Sherman has 
come a long way from 
those days.

A self-proclaimed “climate 
activist” since 
1987, he was Descanso 
Gardens' (of La Can-
ada) resident musicians 
from 1987 through 
2001, performing on 
the round outdoor stage 
that he built on-site. He 
sang about endangered 
species, climate change, 
and the beauty of the 
natural sites around 
Southern California.

In 2014, Sabine Kurz, 
met Sherman at a flute 
circle. Kurz, who holds a phD in biology, took 
flute lessons from Jon, studying flutes and music. 
Their relationship blossomed and they married 
in November of 2015. Today they work together 
as the musical per-forming team of “Dryad.”

In their recent performance at the Eaton Canyon 
Nature Center, the musical duo of Jon and 
Sabine Sherman presented an original theatrical 
show titled "Dryad - An Eco Folk Musical In One 
Magical Act! It was an educational musical dialogue, 
where Jon meets the spirit of the oak tree 
(Sabine). Jon is the ordinary man, on the quest 
to know how to live lightly on the land, how to 
do the right thing in a world with so many ecological 
challenges. He talks to the Dryad, the 
spirit of the oak, who gives him sage advice.

The performance is a light-hearted teaching between 
the enchanting tree spirit and the comically 
confused human, yet it touches on some very 
serious subjects, including the climate crisis, endangered 
species, and factory farming. The dialogue 
between the two is masterfully woven between 
nine songs in the hour-long performance, 
consisting of two- part vocal harmony between 
the dryad (Sabine) and the man (Jon), with guitar 
and branch flute accompaniment. 

The flutes that Sabine plays in the show were 
actually made by Jon, who's been making flutes 
from tree branches for over 13 years. The show 
begins with “January’s June” – a song about cli-
mate change, and then continues. Each song is 
interspersed with the dryad and the ordinary 
man having a conversation for our benefit. 
Their show had something for everyone, with 
the children captured by the performance and 
the adults listening to each nuance of the environmental 

Jon and Sabine Sherman are working on their 
first CD, entitled "Dryad" which should be available 
in time for the 2019 Winter Solstice. Their 
musical performances occur at many venues; for 
more information, and to learn where they are 
performing, go to Dryad ~ We sing for the trees!



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