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Diana Hockley

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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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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