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Hopping Down the Bunny Trail – Moving Toward Rabbit Adoption Pt 1

“...it can be the most rewarding thing to give someone a second chance at a happy life."  ~From Finally Home~”  ―    Elizabeth  Parker . . We visited the Flemish Giants at MSPCA Nevins Farm in Methuen. The 14 baby rabbits and their 3 parents, surrendered after a misguided attempt at Easter rabbit sales (UGH!), held court in… Continue reading Hopping Down the Bunny Trail – Moving Toward Rabbit Adoption Pt 1

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Miracles of Christmas 2011

Don’t want to say I’m God’s ‘favorite’, but after experiencing a string of miracles longer than any lights wrapped round my tree, it’s pretty clear I’m in the top quintile.

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Selling Christmas – Best and Worst of Holiday TV Commercials

Nothin’ says Christmas like a mad dash to the mall. At least that’s what the “Holiday” ads will tell you. And for the most part true emotion, religion and family are so removed from the holiday (better not call it Christmas)that ads try to exploit whatever they can to create some sort of visceral reaction from viewers. It is not, however, always their intended reaction. Here is my list of the best and worst of holiday ads over the decades.

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Discoveries Among the Late Autumn Leaves of Weir Hill

My colleague, Beth, used to be able to tell when I’d stayed out of the woods too long. She’d look at me and suggest I get my feet in gear. And yesterday I recognized the need myself and called down to my husband to accompany me. We took a long walk around the Weir Hill Reservation in North Andover, MA, one of the Trustees of Reservations properties http://www.thetrustees.org/.

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Needy is as Needy Does

"I don't think it's necessarily healthy to go into relationships as a needy person. Better to go in with a full deck." Anjelica Huston

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Everything I Need to Know About Parenting, I Learned from my Guinea Pig

In hindsight you’ll realize pregnancy and birth are the easy parts, raising good kids takes considerably more time, effort, patience and resilience to pain and heartbreak .

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Fostering Good Relations – Nervous Foster Parent to a Scared Guinea Pig

“Fostering means that you save a life. You are making room for another animal at the shelter. One more open run or cage means one fewer animals put to sleep.” Leslie Brown.