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Diana Hockley

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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by Diana Hockley



Kimberlee Clarke is astonished when she receives a letter from her Grandmother Lassister in Texas. Even more astonishing are the contents: Grandma is considering who to give her horse ranch to after she dies. The inheritor has to manage the ranch the same way as Grandma’s late husband would have.

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by Diana Hockley



Rebecca Dahlke’s novels have always been good value in terms of humor and mystery, culminating in a darned good story!
Her female protagonist, Lalla Bains, is a charming and likable character whose ongoing romance with Sheriff Caleb is about to be fulfilled with matrimony.

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Critter Camp Exotic Pet Sanctuary

IN THE October 11 ISSUE

FROM THE 2014 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 Critter Camp Exotic Pet Sanctuary in German Valley, Illinois who not only takes in pet rats, but other exotic animals as well.

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by Diana Bulls



“Summer’s here and the livin’ is easy. Fish are jumpin’ and the cotton is high.” Well, actually it’s not cotton, but fruits and vegetables. That’s right, summer’s bounty can be found at our local farmer’s market on Wednesday night, at fruit stands and in our own backyards. The variety of fruits and vegetables we have available is one of the best things about summer in the San Joaquin Valley.

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Just a Rat Rescue and Sanctuary

IN THE June 14 ISSUE

FROM THE 2014 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 Just A Rat Rescue and Sanctuary in Texas.

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by Diana Hockley


Gerald didn’t make a sound when I stabbed him, but Nella squealed like she’d sat naked on a lobster claw, yelling for the cops as she picked up the knife. Her fingerprints were all over it. The contract was the only proof I was there; it’d take awhile before she talked her way out of an arrest.

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Annie’s Story: A Rat Tale

IN THE April 19 ISSUE

FROM THE 2014 Articles,
andDiana Hockley,
andRodent Ramblings
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by Diana Hockley


Annie loved the dregs of frothy coffee – the homemade kind that you get in a long, skinny packet. Every morning, I would finish my coffee, wait for the froth to cool and then place the cup on its side in the cage. Having awakened Annie with a gentle scritch, I watched delightedly as she slowly cleaned up every skerrick of her treat. Those memories are very precious, because last week, Annie died.

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by Diana Hockley


Sharon is a woman whose emotional and physical life is in the balance. An alcoholic, she has had her daughter removed from her care and placed by Social Services with her own mother, who has no time for Sharon and swears that Tasha will never be hurt again.

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Philly Rat Rescue

IN THE January 18 ISSUE

FROM THE 2014 Articles,
andDiana Hockley,
andRodent Ramblings
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by Diana Hockley


KRL has been getting to know some of the rat rescues in the US and this week we are interviewing the founders of Philly Rat Rescue: Annette Ravinsky, Stephen Fleeger, Sarita Ravinsky-Fleeger, and Maria McAllister.

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The Standoff: A Rat Tale

IN THE December 28 ISSUE

FROM THE 2013 Articles,
andDiana Hockley,
andRodent Ramblings
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by Diana Hockley


The first time I met Cherokee–Kee for short–he was lumbering up and down on the top of the cages of his “mates,’ all of whom he would have torn limb from limb if he got the chance.

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Hurricane Hole By R.P. Dahlke

IN THE November 23 ISSUE

FROM THE 2013 Articles,
andDiana Hockley,
andMysteryrat's Maze
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by Diana Hockley


Leila Stanford, daytime “soap” actress, is awaiting the outcome of negotiations for renewal of her contract. She decides to take a sailing holiday on the boat belonging to her and sister, Kate. Leila’s mistake is to take family friend and fugitive from justice, the light-fingered Gabe Alexander along as crew, because now she can’t get rid of him! When they arrive at Puerto Felice, Leila tries to shed Gabe, but he is having none of it.

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