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Diana Hockley

by Diana Hockley


I am starting this review with a statement—this book is a masterpiece!
Like many people, I had no idea of the politics of French Colonial Vietnam as the Second World War was about to start. Margaret Mendel’s book gives a clearly written description of the events, cloaked in a riveting fictional account of the happenings in Saigon in 1939.

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Butters Rat House Small Animal Rescue

IN THE October 29 ISSUE

FROM THE 2016 Articles,
andDiana Hockley,
andRodent Ramblings
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by Diana Hockley


This week we interviewed another rat and small animal rescue, Butters Rat House Small Animal Rescue in Maryland. We chatted with founder Crystal Tranter.

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by Diana Hockley


Alice Mongoose lives with her parents in a big house in India, where they happily eat eggs for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Alice goes to the market one day and sees an advertisement encouraging mongooses to go to Hawaii. Flushed with excitement, Alice and her parents pack her suitcases and steam-trunk (they didn’t have back-packs in those days!) and she sets sail for her new job.

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by Diana Hockley


We at KRL support all kinds of animal rescue. This week we are chatting with Annette King of Wild Heart Ranch Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation in Oklahoma.

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Yale Road Adoptables

IN THE July 2 ISSUE

FROM THE 2016 Articles,
andDiana Hockley,
andRodent Ramblings
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by Diana Hockley


KRL loves to share with our readers about animal rescues across the country, especially those who take in pet rats. This week we are chatting with pocket pet rescue Yale Road Adoptables in Michigan.

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St. Nicholas Mouse Rescue

IN THE May 14 ISSUE

FROM THE 2016 Articles,
andDiana Hockley,
andRodent Ramblings
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by Diana Hockley


KRL enjoys featuring the many rat rescues around the country because we know how wonderful pet rats are and want to help spread the word about those who help them. This week we are featuring a rescue of another kind, a mouse rescue located in Virginia Beach, Virginia, who also rescues rats and other small pets.

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by Diana Hockley


KRL enjoys featuring the many rat rescues around the country because we know how wonderful pet rats are and want to help spread the word about those who help them. We especially wanted to feature one this week in honor of World Rat Day on April 5! This week we are chatting with Brittaney Smallwood of East Tennessee Give A Heart Rat Rescue.

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by Diana Hockley


Here at KRL we like to feature animal rescues around the world because animal rescue is so important. Easter seemed like a perfect time to feature a rabbit rescue so we took some time to chat with Luke Stultz, the current president of the Minnesota Companion Rabbit Society, about what they do.

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Central Texas Rat Rescue

IN THE February 6 ISSUE

FROM THE 2016 Articles,
andDiana Hockley,
andRodent Ramblings
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by Diana Hockley


KRL enjoys featuring the many rat rescues around the country because we know how wonderful pet rats are and want to help spread the word about those who help them. This month we are chatting with Kaia Browning, founder of Central Texas Rat Rescue.

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by Diana Hockley



Margo Power, publisher of Murderous Intent Mystery Magazine founded a Short Story Mystery Fiction Society in 1996. The magazine, Mysterical-e was a spin-off from this and resulted in the Derringer Awards for stories up to twenty thousand words. The society has now grown to around one thousand six hundred members.

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A Dead Red Miracle By R.P. Dahlke

IN THE September 5 ISSUE

FROM THE 2015 Articles,
andDiana Hockley,
andMysteryrat's Maze
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by Diana Hockley


Wishbone, the tiny border town featured in this story, should really have been called “funnybone” as Lalla and Pearlie’s antics get into their stride.

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Small Angels Rescue

IN THE August 22 ISSUE

FROM THE 2015 Articles,
andDiana Hockley,
andRodent Ramblings
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by Diana Hockley


KRL enjoys featuring the many rat rescues around the country. This month we are chatting with Small Angels Rescue in Frederick, Maryland. They not only rescue pet rats, but other small animals as well.

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by Diana Hockley’s Four Rats


We could have admired the cover, by illustrator Dru Kehl, all day! The three rattie cooks, fetchingly attired in aprons and chef’s hats, cavorting around kitchen while juggling trays of delicious cakes and biscuits is delightful. Needless to say, we thought the recipes looked just as yummy!

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For the Love of Rats

IN THE June 20 ISSUE

FROM THE 2015 Articles,
andDiana Hockley,
andRodent Ramblings
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by Diana Hockley


KRL enjoys featuring the many rat rescues around the country. This month we are chatting with Darlene Watts with For the Love of Rats in Walker, Louisiana. They not only rescue pet rats, but other small animals as well.

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The Animal Advocate: Assisted Living

IN THE May 16 ISSUE

FROM THE 2015 Articles,
andDiana Hockley,
andPets
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by Rebecca Stroud
& Diana Hockley


There’s something I find very disturbing: it seems that every time I look at pictures of shelter animals up for adoption, many of the featured dogs and cats are seniors.

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by Diana Hockley


This week we are interviewing the founder of the Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary in Saint Pauls, North Carolina.

KRL: Rescuing animals is a labor of love and total dedication. What was the catalyst for the creation of the Blind Cat Rescue, and when did it come into being?

CR: We started in 2005 to answer the need for a safe place to care for blind cats. At that time, blind cats were typically immediately euthanized in animal control facilities and by rescues.

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by Diana Hockley


KRL enjoys featuring the many rat rescues around the country. This month we are chatting with Jenn Paz about North Star Rescue in Pacific, Califorina, of which she is the director. They not only rescue pet rats, but other small animals as well.

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Any Rat Rescue

IN THE January 10 ISSUE

FROM THE 2015 Articles,
andDiana Hockley,
andRodent Ramblings
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by Diana Hockley


KRL enjoys featuring the many rat rescues around the county. This month we are chatting with Any Rat Rescue in Arizona.

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