.Hero and Zero: The Scooby fund and a fountain bath

by Nikki Silverstein

HERO: Let’s all be heroes this week by helping out a deserving man and his faithful dog. Kirk, a Mill Valley resident, lives on a limited income due to disabling spina bifida. Years ago, Kirk adopted Scooby, a Chihuahua mix, from the Marin Humane Society. Scooby is now 10 years old and needs surgery to remove numerous bladder stones. Though Scooby remains stoic, this condition is often painful. An emergency fund has been set up at Adobe Pet Hospital to raise approximately $2,000 for his surgery, medications and special diet. Please skip your latte one day this week and send a few bucks to Adobe Pet Hospital, 265 Shoreline Hwy., Mill Valley, CA 94941. Just reference Scooby on the check and we’ll keep you posted on his progress.

ZERO: No, you cannot take a bath in the fountain in Sausalito’s Viña del Mar Park, even though it is spilling over with soapy bubbles. Sausalito resident Rebecca Brooks was on her regular running route through downtown on Monday morning when she saw the white lather flowing from the historic fountain. “We’re in a drought. What a waste of water,” she said. Typically, the fountain recycles the water it uses; however, Jonathon Goldman, Public Works Director for the City of Sausalito, said that it will take hundreds of gallons of water to clear out the soap. We hate to burst the vandal’s bubble, but you need to clean up your act. See the foaming fountain in action below.

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(Video courtesy of Rebecca Brooks.)

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