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A while back one of our granddaughters asked if I ever had any pets. I suppose she wondered since we didn’t have a farm dog, and the cats we have are pretty wild because they are just farm cats, meant to hunt out mice and rats. After living on a farm most of my life, I’ve had quite a few pets through the years. As a farmer’s daughter and later as a farmwife, I learned not to become too close to the livestock at an early age. Little calves and piglets are sweet. Soon they grow up and are sold at the sale barn, butchered to put food on the table, or are used as replacements in the herds. When my...

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