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That’s Not My Rabid Fox, Officer

November 11, 2010

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After my cricket post I decided to take a break from writing about any non-humanoids for awhile.  Then my phone rang.  It was a former client:  “I have rats.  What should I do?”  I thought about this for awhile, but rat stew didn’t seem to be the most helpful answer. “Call an exterminator.” I paused. […]

What Not to Wear Around Livestock

October 11, 2010

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During our visit with our friends Glenda and Ralph who live in York Harbor, Maine, we attended the Maine Fryeburg Fair.  Imagine a wine festival, only they ran out of wine and someone ran to the 7-11 and stocked up on beer and soda.  Or a food festival that featured totally normal foods like pickles […]

Things My Mother Warned Me About

September 23, 2010

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I found a dead squirrel in my driveway the other day.  As soon as I saw it, I heard my mom’s voice, “Don’t pick it up.  It is probably diseased and you will get sick and die if you touch it.”  I told my friend Phyllis, who was visiting and was, at that moment, sitting […]

CSI: Arlington, VA

August 5, 2010

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Life in the Boomer Lane sometimes wonders what Miracle the Cat does at night.  LBL knows that she patrols the property and that she (LBL) will very, very occasionally be greeted in the morning by a dead baby mouse on her welcome mat (Now Husband husband shrieks each time that they must immediately get rid […]

The 15 Minute Dog

July 22, 2010

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A lot of people, consisting entirely of Only Daughter and Second Son, always ask Life in the Boomer Lane why she doesn’t have a dog.  This is because when they were growing up, Then Husband and I always had dogs.  The answer is that Now Husband, as fabulous and hot as he is, does not […]