• As a kitten, even though she had exceptional night vision, Lola's mother said that if she went outside at night she could be eaten by owls.  Now, at 13 lbs, with owls less than half that, Lola wondered if she should turn the tables.  "What did owl taste like?" she wondered . . .

Eaten by Owls

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  • Barney--yeah, his corny parents had named him that instead of Rodney or Gilbert--wanted to open an all-you-can-eat rodent restaurant, but he was having trouble getting funding.  Friends thought maybe using "Barney's" as the name might be the problem, associating the venture with an ineffectual, small town comedy policeman instead of a gourmet rodent spread . . .


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To Tweet or Not to Tweet

Tweeting sounded like a good concept; politicians and famous people seemed to thrive on it, but Justin, who lacked a good singing voice, found it just alerted his prey . . .

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Home Alone

Eugene’s mom had told him, “Never let in a stranger if you’re home alone, don’t even look out the window or they will know you are there;” and now, here was what seemed to be the mailman knocking on the door.  Maybe with some cover, he could sneak a look  just to check it out. . . . .  David, Sf.G.

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Home Alone

Eugene’s mom was a good provider, out getting rodents and reptiles all day to feed the family.  This left Eugene with a lot of time on his hands to watch daytime TV–Dr. Oz, Ellen, Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, Days of Our Lives–and while he knew it wasn’t real life, the commercials made Honey Nut Cheerios and Progresso soups seem pretty good; how could he get Mom to try some of that for a change? . . . . .  David, Sf.G.

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