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The Furry Factor – Transforming Pet Lovers into People Lovers One Animal at a Time

"In the company of the animals they really love, a) all people are much more likeable, and b) people are much nicer to the humans around them."

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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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Putting the Easter Bunny Back Into Easter

First thing Easter morning and I wasn’t thinking of the glory of the day, I was applying considerable restraint to stem the stream of profanity that threatened to come spewing out in the direction of the bunny I usually love.

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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.