, Derry, New Hampshire


September 6, 2012

Letters to the editor


Here in New Hampshire, we have seen Republicans who passed legislation to give businesses tax credits if they contribute money to scholarships to entice students to leave public education and attend either private schools, religious schools or home schools.

Sue Kaplan


Several pets a day keep doctors away

To the editor:

I thought your readers might enjoy a humorous piece in the middle of this serious campaign season.

Rescuing dogs and cats is a bit of a habit for us, we now wait on six dogs and three cats. They have a schedule that we live by and it has rather precise timing with predetermined penalties for being late. In addition to the clock, our life also revolves around food. Somehow, the pets know in advance when the trailer truck arrives with their food, when I have Milk Bone crumbs in my pocket and when I get within six feet of the 50-gallon barrel that holds their food.

Oh! I forgot to mention that we have a Newfoundland, two Great Pyrenees and three Aussies. What space the three big ones don’t fill, the Aussies scurry around to try to occupy. We have had multiple dogs, forever, so I have not walked from point A to point B in a straight line or at a consistent pace for over 40 years. I can’t tell you how many times I have been trapped in my recliner because a dog is dead to the world under the foot rest. Don’t even ask about using the stairs! The Aussies take the stairs at warp speed, up and down a few times in their excitement, while the big dogs lumber down trailing a hairy appendage three steps behind. We have a chair lift on order — it’s either that or a broken hip.

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