Stray Dog Chronicles: First Encounter Of The New Year


My first bike commute of the new year and wouldn’t you know I encounter a poor lost little dog crossing busy Venice Boulevard beneath the 10 Freeway with no awareness of the dangers of the streets, who, despite my efforts and bag of food wanted absolutely nothing to do with me. Following it did even less good as the dog crossed back over to the south side of Venice almost getting hit by a car in the process. So heartbreaking.

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."