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Diana Hockley

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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by Diana Hockley


In the strain of: Bob’s a carpenter, Harry’s a butcher, Greg’s is a plumber, Jack’s a blackmailer…you get the picture! Jack’s business is blackmail and he runs it with charm, empathy, professionalism and due respect to the IRS.The story starts out with a narration, explaining the background to the plot and rapidly picks up pace and heat. A routine infidelity investigation turns into a scam, the proportions of which keep Jack Sharp on the run.

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Tiny Toes Rat Rescue of New Mexico

IN THE November 16 ISSUE

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


Tiny Toes Rat Rescue of New Mexico was founded by Chuck and Cherie Jones. We recently had the chance to chat with them about what they do for these wonderful tiny creatures.Tiny Toes Rat Rescue of New Mexico was founded by Chuck and Cherie Jones. We recently had the chance to chat with them about what they do for these wonderful tiny creatures.

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True Confessions: A Rat Tale

IN THE October 19 ISSUE

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


My name is Vivaldi and I am a handsome, upstanding member of the rodent community. People say I’m fat, but I’m only 900 grams. Quite sylph-like, really.

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by Diana Hockley


“Do you think you can do it?” he asked.
“I know I can!” she purred. “And if I can, will I get the job?”
“Yeah. Go for it. Knock yourself out, sweetheart.”

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