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The One and Only Captain Smudge

IN THE February 25 ISSUE

FROM THE 2012 Articles,
andRebecca McLeod,
andRodent Ramblings
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by Rebecca McLeod



Smudge came from humble beginnings. Born somewhere in Alberta (the supposedly “rat-free” province), he was presumably one of several in a mass-produced litter of Himalayan marked rats. Due to the ignominy of not having his testicles descend at five weeks, he was mistaken for a female and shipped along with his sisters and a similarly delayed brother to a pet store in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

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Snip Snip: To Neuter or Not

IN THE January 7 ISSUE

FROM THE 2012 Articles,
andPets,
andRebecca McLeod,
andRodent Ramblings,
andTerrific Tales
SECTIONS

by Rebecca McLeod



As the clock strikes seven, the crowd quiets and takes to their seats. It is a busy night, with only a couple chairs empty and the coffee pot is already half-drained. A portly male in a white and black polka dot outfit waddles up to the podium, clears his throat and begins.

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