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Not the most well-trained cats!

Posted April 12, 2015 by Jennifer A. Jilks

To keep cats off of the table, we keep a spray bottle, with water, to discourage them. We’re at the point where we just shake it and they get off of the table. It does not prevent them from climbing up, however.

Lady Annabelle is not a cat who jumped …

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It’s a dog’s life!

Posted March 30, 2015 by Allan W Janssen

Dear Readers: One of our regular contributors sent this in on the weekend. This is quite a contraption built just for a dog’s enjoyment ……., or is it for ours? Hope you enjoy it!  

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Saturday Morning Confusion #27,680

Posted March 21, 2015 by Allan W Janssen

Well folks, are ya confused enough yet? Then read on with these files from the Naked News Department: ————————————— Authorities in Minnesota say three would-be robbers picked the wrong time to pocket-dial 911. Blue Earth Sheriff’s Capt. Rich Murry says a dispatcher took the call early Thursday morning and heard two voices on the other […]

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It’s a dog’s life!

Posted March 10, 2015 by Allan W Janssen

Dog quarantined after attack leaves man dead:  Getty Images Two people in Wheeling, West Virginia, are dead and a dog is locked away at an animal control facility, following a bizarre incident which took place inside of a residence on Sunday, reported Monday’s publication of the Daily Mail. Late Sunday evening, local authorities were called […]

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Good Kittens Don’t

Posted February 15, 2015 by Marguerite

Good kittens don’t knock over houseplants (repeatedly)At least he’s showing an affinity for plants?Good kittens don’t climb curtainsPerhaps the view is better from up there?Good kittens don’t sit on the houseplants and snack on the fermsGood kittens do…

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Don’t

Posted January 1, 2015 by Perogyo

Don’tWritten by: Litsa TrachatosIllustrated by: Virginia JohnsonPublished by: Groundwood BooksPublished on: October 14, 2014Ages: 3+This is a great, silly picture book for preschoolers that introduces animals and grammar, all while giving the&nbsp…

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Happy Holidays

Posted December 28, 2014 by Marguerite

Christmas feels a little odd this year.  No snow on the ground, lots of rain.  It was 13 degrees on Christmas Day.  No snow shoes or skis.  Mittens rendered unnecessary.This is the only snowman I’ve seen so far this yearIt was a bus…

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Stop monkeying around!

Posted December 19, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Here’s something that will make Pam Anderson and her buddies a whole lot happier, folks! Animal-rights advocates seeking “personhood” for chimpanzees want to take their case to the highest court in New York State. Since 2013, an organization called the Nonhuman Rights Project has been seeking a writ of habeas corpus to free a pet […]

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New Additions

Posted November 29, 2014 by Marguerite

Many of you are probably aware of our cats here on the corner.  I have loved cats for years and when we moved to PEI we brought Gino with us, shipping him on a plane across the country.He’s been part of our family for ten years and there was no wa…

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Garden Surprises

Posted August 29, 2014 by Marguerite

I was wandering around the flower garden the other day.  Plotting my next move.  I’ve been working hard, one section at a time.  Clearing weeds, amending the soil, adding new plants and finally mulching.  Then I move on to the next …

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Julia, Child

Posted July 8, 2014 by Perogyo

Julia, ChildWords by: Kyo MaclearPictures by: Julie MorstadPublished by: Tundra BooksPublished on: July 9, 2014Ages: 4+What do you make when you add a love of cooking to a bowl full of friendship and bake with the talent of two of Canada’s most loved c…

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Norman, Speak

Posted May 30, 2014 by Perogyo

Norman, SpeakWritten by: Caroline AddersonIllustrated by: Qin LengPublished by:  Groundwood BooksPublished on: May 13 2014Ages: 4+When you welcome someone into your life, and communication doesn’t go as planned, what do you do? Do you just stop th…

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