Malibu Kool Kat

“The joy of saving a life keeps on giving”

Malibu Kool Kat a Certified Therapy Cat

My neighbor Karen Ann Smythe found a treasure in a forest in Calabasas.  Someone had dumped this lovely cat where coyotes roam.  Karen not only saved Kool Kat’s life but made him the star of her award winning children’s book Fredrick the Butterfly”

Recently released Karen’s second book “Amazing Adventures of Fredrick the Butterfly   Plus Karen & Malibu Kool Kat”.


A Conversation with Children’s Book Author, Karen Ann Smythe

Karen Ann  Smythe

Spunky’s Rescue Ranch in Malibu has some fabulous cats waiting for forever homes.  Who knows, you may find the next “Kool” cat star , therapy cat or just a loving new friend. The cats below are now available for adoption:

Topanga A darling Calico


Catrina. Sweet Seal Point


Dylan. A Maine Coon Mix

Spunky’s Rescue Ranch 916-704-6057



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Malibu Country Mart Presents: League of Extraordinary Mutts

“New Date: Saturday March 25, 2017”!

Who says “lightening never strikes twice”. Here is a second chance at  true love coming your way!

Looking for a new friend to give you unconditional love??? Would you like to visit a kissing booth?  This is your moment to choose your perfect mate from a stellar selection of lovers.

The League of Extraordinary Mutts is  a non-profit rescue organization in the Los Angeles area.  A volunteer run organization, the League’s focus is on those animals least likely to receive another chance in life due to physical, emotional or health issues.

The event features a Kissing/Photo booth which gives humans a chance to find their best mate. Cuddle up and get some wet kisses while you see how you and your potential new best friend for life look together.  Do some bonding and leave for home with a furry new friend in your arms..

Attention: The date of the event is  Saturday , March 25 .  The fun starts at the Malibu Country Mart at 11:00 AM and continues until 2:00 PM.

Have a great weekend and enjoy a sunny Saturday at the Kissing Booth!

Malibu Country Mart 3835 Cross Creek Rd., Malibu


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Malibu Summer Block Parties 8/16/2015

“Malibu Country Mart and Malibu Lumber Yard celebrate summer!”


This Sunday  promises to be a hot one ,which means our population may swell to upwards of 500,000 beach goers seeking relief from triple digit temperatures.  Malibu should top out around 84 degrees with a light breeze. This Sunday, in addition to our great beaches, there are two fabulous summer block parties to attend.

Malibu Country Mart offers complimentary carnival treats and a steel drum band along with fun outside and in store activities for all. There will be a petting zoo, Henna tattoos, caricature portraits, face painting and more.. Also great shopping and restaurants.

The fun goes from Noon-3PM


The adjacent Malibu Lumber Yard is throwing a party with tunes from 100.3 The Sound  and offering the hottest look from Glam Squad with make overs from Aniis Cosmetics. There will be a VIP area on the 2nd floor for “wonderful libations” also food truck tokens for “In N Out burgers (check in on Facebook or follow @Malibulumberyard on Instagram (if you want a token).  Shoppers who spend at least $200 will receive a beach tote of goodies (while supplies last).

Party begins goes from noon-4PM

This Sunday also offers the following fun events:

11826042_856446584410065_7031852046938081995_nCars and Coffee (7AM-9AM),  Woofstock (noon-5PM) and our weekly Farmers Market 10AM-3PM

Have a beautiful Sunday in Malibu!


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Malibu Coast Animal Hospital Presents : Woofstock

” An event for the entire family; dogs welcome”!


Healthcare for Homeless Animals and the Agoura Animal Shelter are two of my favorite charities for all the good work they do for our four legged friends.  Woofstock Malibu is now an annual event which provides a day of food and fun to raise money to support these partners in animal care and adoption.

The event benefits Healthcare for Homeless Animals, a non-profit, all volunteer organization that works tirelessly to fund the medical care for homeless animals at the Agoura Animal Shelter. Join us for live music, food trucks, silent auction, doggy games, pet photography, agility demonstration, kid’s corner, “belly rub hub”, and more!

Malibu Bluffs Park  allows more room for the dogs to roam. New this year will be our VIP tent (21 and over) including beer sampling from Twisted Oak Tavern, wine tasting compliments of Hoyt Family Winery and Caros Ridge Vineyards, and delicious fare from Monrose Catering. This event is free to the public, with the exception of VIP tent entry, available for a $50 donation. All leashed pets are welcome. The first 200 guests will receive a complimentary goody bag full of pet-friendly items and information. Vendors will be on hand to answer questions about their pet products and services.

Parking will be across the street from Malibu Bluffs Park, follow the signs. Please keep your pets leashed at all times for their safety and the safety of others. There will be a small loading zone to drop your guests just inside the park, but all parking will be in the designated lot.

Please contact us at Malibu Coast Animal Hospital with any questions.

If you’d like to donate to WOOFSTOCK MALIBU, please click on the following link:  Malibu Coast Animal Hospital





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Malibu’s Best Cat House

“Cat Adoption at Spunky’s Rescue Ranch”


Maine Coon mix. Large. Super affectionate. Owner was an  elderly lady who went into hospital. Four years old. Gets along well with others and likes dogs

image2*enclosed out door space

A Norwegian Forest cat. Isn’t that tail amazing?
He’s very sweet, affectionate, like to cuddle. Believed to be two to three. Gets along well with other cats and has been with dogs.



Stunning purebred Bengal. She is 2.5 years old and front declawed. Adores dogs. OK with other cats. Very affectionate, but a bit mouthy. (This may be due to her being declawed, but it is also a Bengal trait.)

These cats and many more varieties are available for adoption at Spunky’s Rescue Ranch in Malibu.  Contact Mary Dee Rickards    818- 874-9488 /  33173 Mulholland Highway, Malibu 90265

*The cat pictured outdoors is in a meshed enclosed space.


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