Sacha Baumann is an artist and designer living and working in Los Angeles.

The dog song

When she was a pup and didn't have all that white hair around her eyes, I once tied-up the super-cute pitbull to a newspaper stand while I went into a video store.

I heard a huge bang! and ruckus outside. Alyosha had knocked over the newspaper stand and was dragging it to the front door of the store, eventually getting stuck in the doorway and blocking the opening. Copies of SF Weekly and the Learning Annex catalog were being strewn all over 24th Street.

There were appalled and scared people staring in disbelief. And I was proud and laughing (and then struggling to open the door and get the newpaper stand back on its feet).

1967, the year of Perry Mason

1967, the year of Perry Mason