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Do you know where that tongue has been? 30% of readers let their animals lick their faces 21% let them lick their faces, their feet, their plates, and their water glasses 25% don’t let them lick anything Container Store, are you listening? Most Angelenos keep their pet’s ashes on a bookshelf
When you’re treating dogs to gourmet baked goods (at $2.25 and up per biscuit), you want to satisfy their appetites, or what’s the point? Dr. Louis Schwartz of Overland Veterinary Clinic says that when it comes to cravings, canines go for savory and sweet.
Dogs and cats see in black and white: Their eyes, like ours, contain rods and cones—structures that process black and white and color—so we know they can see some hues. Dogs likely process blues and greens (but not reds), and cats see all colors of the spectrum.
It’s not silly,” says Sharon Bolger, who designs garments for dogs with slogans such as “Does this shirt make me look fat?” There’s no such thing as too cute for I See Spot, a line of canine dresses, sweaters, and raincoats.
When owners bring their pets into one of the peach-hued rooms at the Angel Light Wellness Center in Arcadia, Constance Petro (626-599-8114) explains right away that she’s there to listen—to the animal as well as the person.
When Jim Morrison said, “The snake embodies everything we fear,” he likely wasn’t describing this even-tempered baby. For best results, create a soft bedding of wood shavings and remove any lively meals not consumed within ten minutes.
Also known as Siamese fighting fish, the variegated variety behaves like a lion in a pride: “One male gets all the females,” says Bernie. Don’t introduce another male, or you’ll spark some Thunderdome action as each nips at the other’s fins until they can’t come up for air—a battle that can go on for as long as three days.
Come lunchtime, this upscale mall (above) is host to what seems like the bulk of Torrance’s dense Japanese population. Around small wooden tables, locals slurp bouncy ramen in pork broth from Santouka and oyakodon (chicken, egg, and green onion simmered in a sweet sauce and served over rice) from Miyabi-Tei.
Coffee? Nope. Soda? Oh, please. Black, green, or passion fruit infused, iced tea is the official beverage of lunch. Its bitter kick too mild for the morning but too brisk for the dinner table, this chilly refreshment is exclusive to the hours of Cobbs and clubs. Shun the pink and blue packets—a lemon wedge will do.
David Myers’s hip bistro delivers two courses of brasserie classics for $20. Spend the money you save on an afternoon rum fizz.Karen and Quinn Hatfield put on a show in their glass-walled kitchen. Maybe that’s why the $19 three-course lunch has been dubbed the “Studio” prix fixe.
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