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Kittie’s Little Treat

April 15, 2017 2 minute read

Deborah Dennert, writer of Mom, are we there yet? It was about midnight and my cats were spazzing (I have three). They do that once in a while and the older one, Jett, doesn’t like the younger two, Pumpkin & Cheetah (sisters).  So they fight too.  But this time I was hearing squeaking. I thought it was a […]

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Returning to the Scene of the Crime

April 15, 2017 2 minute read

Jackie Kolek Once upon a time, I was actually struggling to keep weight on. I was running a lot and so thin that one of our co-founders even pulled me into his office to ask if I was okay. One of the ways I was trying to combat this rapid weight loss was eating lots […]

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Taking on a Tenant

April 15, 2017 3 minute read

Rats in the garage! Ann Barlow We moved to a nice little house in suburban New Jersey that was near a brook.  The brook attracted all sorts of wildlife, from deer and foxes to coyotes and (more than once) bears.  I remember one fall looking out to see a chunky, long-tailed critter of some kind […]

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Short Tails

April 15, 2017 2 minute read

Mice can happen to anyone. Sometimes the experience is life-changing, and sometimes it’s just kinda creepy. What would  you do if you found a mouse in the house? Find out what happened to these readers who shared their own rodent run-ins: Mice in My Boot! Connie Gruning Yoder, CO The first snow of the year […]

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Purdue. Ratt Purdue.

April 15, 2017 2 minute read

Matt Purdue Tuesday, February 12, dawned cold and clear in Manhattan. I was working the day watch out of public relations, Park Ave. South Division. The name is Purdue. Ratt Purdue. As I clomped into my office, the radiator was blasting away like Mount Vesuvius with a hangover. Just looking at it made me sweat. […]

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Life-like Cat Toys

April 15, 2017 2 minute read

Laura Bedrossian When I was visiting my mom a few years ago, I was in the basement using the treadmill and doing my daily workout. I got on the floor and started to do pushups. Since I have the upper body strength of a 4-year-old, I stopped after three and then tried to pull myself […]

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A Visitor in the Office

April 15, 2017 2 minute read

Catharine Cody All interns working at Peppercomm sit together in a row of desks on the fifth floor, dubbed “Intern Row.” As interns, it’s your privilege and obligation to be out front and still maintain Peppercomm’s class and dignity. All of our conversations could be overheard, and we didn’t have the “privacy” one feels when […]

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A Game of Cat and Mouse on My Kitchen Counter

April 15, 2017 2 minute read

Eleanor Brooklyn, NY One night, my husband and I were having dinner in our eat-in kitchen, in our usual places; while I sit closest  to the work area, it’s behind me, while my husband, across the table, faces the counter. Suddenly, in the middle of a conversation, he looked up and pointed. “Mouse!” was all […]

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How many single guys does it take to catch a rat?

April 15, 2017 5 minute read

Paul Merchán NY and CA As a New Yorker born and raised in Brooklyn, I’m no stranger to the occasional household pest. That’ll happen to you in a city as old as Gotham—even when you implement the best cleaning methods. There’s just so much underground infrastructure where a little critter can hide. That’s why it […]

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The Only Rodent Allowed in This House is a Guinea Pig

April 15, 2017 2 minute read

Margaret M. Monkton, Maryland We live in a duplex and, for a while, had neighbors that were dirty and left food and pet food out. When they moved out and before cleaning, we started to see a mouse or two. Now, we like rodents. We keep a guinea pig as a pet, so we did […]

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