Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, November 28, 2020

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Mountain View News Saturday, November 28, 2020 


Marley is a happy-go-
lucky boy! He had an early 
case of mange, but it’s all 
cleared up now. He’s been 
hand-raised around dogs 
and other cats. Marley 
is very active and enjoys 
zooming around, jumping, 
and playing with his toys. 
He tends to play very 
aggressively so he may not be good with young children, 
but he would really like to have a kitten playmate to kitten-
wrestle with. Marley is a beautiful lynx point Siamese, about 
3.5 mos old. He will be ready for delivery after Dec. 7. See 
more pix of Marley on our website’s “Babies” page, and see 
the “Adoption Procedures” page to apply. Thank you.

TABLE FOR TWO by Peter Dills


When is a wine sale not really a sale at all? One of our Southern California grocery stores is getting 
ready for a 30% off sale. I only wanted one bottle, so as I looked at the so-called “regular” 
price before discount, I found myself shaking my head. There is no way these wines are regularly 
priced so high. Wines I have never seen in the $20 range (like Domaine Chandon, Roeder Estate, 
Kendall Jackson, and even Korbel) were all priced like I was at Spago. A non-grocery beverage 
center did a 5-cent sale (buy one and get one for 5 cents) which seems like a good deal. Even at 
the regular price of $140 a bottle I’ll take a bottle of Dom Perignon if the next one is for 5 cents. 
But no, the small print specified “selected wines”. Now, my favorite retailer has come up with a 
buy one get one for 10 cents (why not 8 cents?) sale. Every student of wine or expert sommelier 
says “no matter the price, if you like it buy it”. My word to the wise is that if you can handle buying 
six bottles at a time, these “grocery store sales” 
can yield you a bit of savings, so don’t buy into the 
“regular” price - I sure don’t!

I had to jump on the bandwagon, so I bought the 
Clos du Bois Chardonnay at the buy-one-get-one-
for-10-cents special. I scanned the bar code with 
my smart phone for the “true” discount price and 
here is what I found: the lowest price was $11.00, 
but since you have to buy through the internet, 
once you add the shipping cost it doesn’t make 
sense. The wine retails for $14.99, plus ten cents 
for the second bottle, which makes it $9.55 for each bottle. Now, if you get six bottles there is 
another 10% savings. My accounting got me in trouble a few months ago, so let’s call that a guestimate, 
but the savings are real.

In summary yes, the Clos du Bois is great value at the discounted price, and with the holidays here 
there will be more sales at supermarkets for sure. Try the scan on your favorite wine, it will give 
you roughly what you should be paying. If you don’t have a smart phone, ignore the retail price 
and look at the bottom price and the total discount. There are some real deals out there.


Pet of the Week

Mystique was found as a stray, injured 
and without use of her back legs. 
Although she’s permanently paralyzed, 
this three-month-old kitten is thriving 
in foster care! Mystique is energetic and 
playful, chasing after her toys like any 
other kitten, and using her litter box 
without any issues. She loves being pet 
and especially enjoys a good chin rub. 
Mystique was a little shy with adults at 
first before warming up to them, but she 
was immediately comfortable with the 
two young children in her foster home. 
This sweet kitten with the permanent 
smile on her face is ready to bring so many smiles to her future adopter!

 The adoption fee for cats is $90. All cat adoptions include spay or neuter, microchip, 
and age-appropriate vaccines.

 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 and schedule a virtual adoption appointment at Adoptions are by appointment only, and new adoption 
appointments are available every Monday at 10:00 a.m. for the following week. 
Pets may not be available for adoption and cannot be held for potential adopters by 
phone calls or email.

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