Steve Sokil

Wild Turkey Needs a Ride

Dec 10,2015

A native California wild turkey found its way to the Island City just in time for Thanksgiving dinner. It seems colder weather might attract the birds closer to the relative warmth of the bay waters as nearly every winter these turkeys pay a visit.

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‘Molding’ Causes Your Pet Discomfort

May 14,2015

Dear Flora: 

My name is Betty Beagle, and my guardian is a really good guy.  I gotta say, I don’t know why, but when we are out for a walk, he sometimes places his foot on my back near my tail, pushes down with his foot, and says “Sit, sit, sit!” while he’s doing it! 

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File photo - While most dogs enjoy marching in the July Fourth Parade, fireworks shows later in the day may cause extensive trauma or stress for certain dogs and other pets. Follow the helpful tips in this story to prevent any undue discomfort to beloved four-legged family members.

How to Keep Pets Safe, Calm on the Fourth

Jul 03,2014

The fourth of July is one of the most stressful and potentially dangerous times of the year for pets. While you and your family, friends, and neighbors are celebrating the holiday with fireworks, pets are finding these festive activities anything but celebratory.

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