Animals Section

CARES PET PROFILES: Tita and Mister Whiskers need new forever homes

CARES PET PROFILES: Tita and Mister Whiskers need new forever homes

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story is part of an ongoing series that features Burien CARES animal adoptees looking for loving homes. This edition is sponsored by Sit ‘N Stay Pet Sitting: By Cydney Moore Tita Tita... [Read more]

CARES PET PROFILES: Heroes needed to give critters Drax & Mystique new homes

CARES PET PROFILES: Heroes needed to give critters Drax & Mystique new homes

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story is part of an ongoing series that features Burien CARES animal adoptees looking for loving homes. This edition is sponsored by Sit ‘N Stay Pet Sitting: By Cydney Moore MYSTIQUE True... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘To the young boy I saw trying to catch a small dog that ran onto Ambaum’

LETTER: ‘To the young boy I saw trying to catch a small dog that ran onto Ambaum’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] To the young boy I saw trying to catch... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to Survey Salmon in Miller and Walker Creeks this fall

Volunteers needed to Survey Salmon in Miller and Walker Creeks this fall

Volunteers are needed to help monitor how salmon are doing in our local streams, between October through December, to observe spawning salmon and collect data on dead salmon. A Community Salmon Investigation... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Smoke softens summer light on frolicking, bathing backyard birds

PHOTOS: Smoke softens summer light on frolicking, bathing backyard birds

Story & Photos by Elston Hill No serious photographer would try to take nature photographs in the middle of a sunny summer day in the open sun and harsh light. Digital cameras can not handle all that... [Read more]

REMINDER: ‘Northwest Animal & Nature Festival’ at Town Square Park Saturday

REMINDER: ‘Northwest Animal & Nature Festival’ at Town Square Park Saturday

REMINDER: The Northwest Animal & Nature Festival is returning to Burien Town Square Park this Saturday, July 28, 2018. This FREE event is family-friendly and fun for all ages. Presented in partnership... [Read more]

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: Meet ‘Pepper,’ my new Service Dog!

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: Meet ‘Pepper,’ my new Service Dog!

EDITOR’S NOTE: Cass Huff is a special needs student at Mt. Rainier High School. In 2016, she was named “Citizen of the Year” by the City of Burien. Hey B-Town readers! I know I say this... [Read more]

‘Northwest Animal & Nature Festival’ returns to Town Square Park Sat., July 28

‘Northwest Animal & Nature Festival’ returns to Town Square Park Sat., July 28

The Northwest Animal & Nature Festival will return to Burien Town Square Park on Saturday, July 28, 2018. This FREE event is family-friendly and fun for all ages. Presented in partnership with the... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Local puppy possibly poisoned by pot

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Local puppy possibly poisoned by pot

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Sunday afternoon, my 10-month old puppy... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Splish splash – these birds were taking a bath!

PHOTOS: Splish splash – these birds were taking a bath!

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great photos taken in his yard on Saturday of birds taking baths. “Love these cloudy and drizzly days for taking pictures.” Click images to view larger versions/slideshow:  Read More →

PHOTOS: Orca whales frolic off Burien’s Three Tree Point

PHOTOS: Orca whales frolic off Burien’s Three Tree Point

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great photos of Orca whales frolicking off Burien’s Three Tree Point on Tuesday, April 10. “About 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon. Must be transients. They... [Read more]

Learn about Backyard Wildlife Habitats at Community Center on Sat., Mar. 31

Learn about Backyard Wildlife Habitats at Community Center on Sat., Mar. 31

Learn about Sustainable Gardening Practices help your garden to thrive and attract necessary pollinators: Co-Host is Taryn Koerker, A Founder of the New Start Community Garden in Burien 3 Peas in a Pod.... [Read more]

CARES PET PROFILES: Annie & Truth are looking for forever homes

CARES PET PROFILES: Annie & Truth are looking for forever homes

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story is part of an ongoing series that features Burien CARES animal adoptees looking for loving homes. This edition is sponsored by Sit ‘N Stay Pet Sitting: By Cydney Moore Annie Annie... [Read more]

Ban dangerous construction processes; CARES: ‘more dogs getting back home’

Ban dangerous construction processes; CARES: ‘more dogs getting back home’

By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council was asked at Monday (March 19) night’s meeting to consider ordinances outlawing abuses by construction companies using processes that “shamelessly” abuse workers... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Windy days are for soaring

PHOTOS: Windy days are for soaring

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great photos showing some locals taking advantage of a recent windy day. “The kite surfers love the spring winds. And so do the birds. Several eagles soaring in the... [Read more]

B-Town DOG holding ‘FIDO’ Dog Fashion Show on Saturday, March 10

B-Town DOG holding ‘FIDO’ Dog Fashion Show on Saturday, March 10

Come see the latest in Dog Fashions and perhaps win a Quilt or some other great prize! B-town DOG will hold a ‘FIDO’ (Fashion Introspective Dog Objective) FASHION SHOW on Saturday, March 10,... [Read more]

LETTER: A note of thanks and appreciation for Burien’s 2018 Birdfest

LETTER: A note of thanks and appreciation for Burien’s 2018 Birdfest

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Letter to the Editor: This is a note of... [Read more]

REMINDER: Burien CARES ‘Open Bite Nite’ fundraiser is this Saturday, Feb. 17

REMINDER: Burien CARES ‘Open Bite Nite’ fundraiser is this Saturday, Feb. 17

REMINDER: ‘Open Bite Nite’ – benefiting Burien CARES animal shelter – will be held this Saturday, Feb. 17, starting at 7:30 p.m. This event will be held at the Burien Elks Lodge, located... [Read more]

B-Town’s Dog Blogger Marley A. Mutt: <i>Puppy Love</i>

B-Town’s Dog Blogger Marley A. Mutt: Puppy Love

By Marley A. Mutt I remember it like it was yesterday. When our eyes first met from across the kennel at the animal shelter. The world got suddenly very small and focused, my stomach dropped, my ears... [Read more]

Help make birds count at Burien’s annual Bird Fest on Saturday, Feb. 17

Help make birds count at Burien’s annual Bird Fest on Saturday, Feb. 17

Help make birds count at Bird Fest! Do you want to learn what birds are in your backyard? Do you want to help scientists take a snapshot of their populations? You can do both on Saturday, Feb. 17 at Bird... [Read more]

CARES PET PROFILES: Bailey and Oscar are looking for forever homes

CARES PET PROFILES: Bailey and Oscar are looking for forever homes

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story is part of an ongoing series that features Burien CARES animal adoptees looking for loving homes. This edition is sponsored by Sit ‘N Stay Pet Sitting: By Cydney Moore Bailey Meet... [Read more]

Burien CARES ‘Open Bite Nite’ fundraiser will be Saturday, Feb. 17

Burien CARES ‘Open Bite Nite’ fundraiser will be Saturday, Feb. 17

‘Open Bite Nite’ benefiting Burien CARES animal shelter will be held on Saturday, Feb. 17, starting at 7:30 p.m. This event will be held at the Burien Elks Lodge, located at 14006 1st Ave... [Read more]

There will be a FREE Cat Show at St. Francis of Assisi this <i>Cat</i>urday, Jan. 20!

There will be a FREE Cat Show at St. Francis of Assisi this Caturday, Jan. 20!

The Cedar River Rascals 4-H Club will be hosting a Cat Show this Caturday – er, we mean Saturday – Jan. 20 at St. Francis of Assisi School. “Come Have Some Fun!” Fitting & Showing,... [Read more]

B-Town’s Dog Blogger Marley A. Mutt: ‘Ruff Start to the New Year’

B-Town’s Dog Blogger Marley A. Mutt: ‘Ruff Start to the New Year’

By Marley A. Mutt Ok, I get it. You humans like to make loud noises when you celebrate. You scream and cheer at football games, you whistle and clap your hands at concerts. But, for the love of Pete,... [Read more]