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Thursday, October 23, 2014

animals

Letters to the Editor

Carol Bullard writes to urge pet owners to take care of their animals and to be responsible pet owners. (October 3, 2013, Page 4)

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    Soapstick

    Remember William Faulkner’s observation that a mule will work for you 10 years just for the privilege of kicking you once? Local columnist Jimmy Reed supports that theory, relating the story of his experience with a mule. (June 4, 2013, Page 4)

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      Learn From The Birds

      In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about how nature – and birds, specifically – show us all about love and commitment. (February 14, 2012, Page 4)

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        Life and death

        Does it bother you a bit more when you see a squirrel dead in the middle of the road than when three bugs die crashing into your windshield? Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at how there seems to be a pecking order in both life and death. (July 7, 2011, Page 4)

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          Animal rescue?

          One hundred and two. Yes, 102. That’s the number of animals euthanized between May 26 and 31, according to the the Oxford-Lafayette Humane Society, because of behavior, illness and space. Staff Writer Melanie Addington looks for a different answer and discusses no-kill principles with someone involved with that approach. (June 3, 2011, Page 4A)

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            For the love of animals

            OXFORD GENERATIONS — Columnist Leah McCormick knows she’s been taken in by the family dog Rufus, a 65-pound holy terror that brings her unspeakable “presents” from a hunting camp just down the road, steals people food and snores loudly. But, as a lifelong animal lover, she can’t help but adore him. (February 19, 2010, Page 1B)

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