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Volume  7 Issue 2
 4th Qtr. 2016


 

 

Contents:
Intros and Info

2  A Note From the Editor-in-Chief
3  Staff Listing, Subscription Info and
Other Official Fine Print
3  A Note From the Managing Editor

Feature Articles

4-7  Author Profile:  Steph Laberis
13  The Rewards of Rescue
16-18  P-E-T Spells More Than
D-O-G (or C-A-T)
20-21  Clara’s Corner

Fiction

10-12  Short Story, “Homecoming”
Part 3 (Conclusion)

Poems
9   Hide and Seek
15  A Fine Feast
23  Wisdom, Wit and Wonder

Photos (Full Page)

8-9   Dorian Gray by Kim Zier
14-15  Bluster
22-23 Norbert by Kim Zier
24   Maude

Keela’s Reviews

17  Time to Smell the Roses
by Michael Hoeye

Special Extras
7  A Revisiting of RatPak
18 Introducing Hubert
25-26  2017 Calendar

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Volume  7 Issue 1
 1st Qtr. 2016

 

 

Contents:
Intros and Info

2 A Note From the Editor-in-Chief
3 Staff Listing, Subscription Info and
Other Official Fine Print
3 A Note From the Managing Editor

Feature Articles

4-5 Clara’s Corner
8-11 Artist Profile: Nuance
16   Guinea Pig Ponderings
18-19 Kevin Grazier and the Science
of Rat Love
22-23 From the Curious Incident of
the West Side Highway to
the Boards of Broadway:
The Rise of Rose
23 A Trail of Crumbs — Following up
on Prior Topics in TRRQ
26  The Mystery of Marta

Fiction

12-15 Short Story, “Homecoming”
Part 2

Poems

6   A Groundhog Prepares
24 The Easter Rat

Photos (Full Page)

6-7   Bevin and Maude
17 Valentine Magnum
20 Irish Ruby
24-25 Easter Finch
Keela’s Reviews

21 Malcolm Under the Stars
by W.H. Beck

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Volume  6 Issue 2
2nd-4th Qtr. 2015

 

 

Contents:
Intros and Info

2  A Note From the Editor-in-Chief
3  Staff Listing, Subscription Info and
Other Official Fine Print
3  A Note From the Managing Editor

Feature Articles

4-5  Clara’s Corner
8-11  Artist Profile:  Nuance
16   Guinea Pig Ponderings
18-19  Kevin Grazier and the Science
of Rat Love
22-23  From the Curious Incident of
the West Side Highway to
the Boards of Broadway:
The Rise of Rose
23  A Trail of Crumbs — Following up
on Prior Topics in TRRQ
26   The Mystery of Marta

Fiction
12-15  Short Story, “Homecoming”
          Part 2 

Poems
6   A Groundhog Prepares
24  The Easter Rat

Photos (Full Page)
6-7   Bevin and Maude
17  Valentine Magnum
 20  Irish Ruby
24-25  Easter Finch

Keela’s Reviews
21  Malcolm Under the Stars
        by W.H. Beck

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Volume  6 Issue 1
1st Qtr. 2015

 

Contents:
Intros and Info
2 A Note From the Editor-in-Chief
3 Staff Listing, Subscription Info and Other Official Fine Print
3 A Note From the Managing Editor

Feature Articles
4-5 First (Rat) Love: Molly
8-9 Author Profile: Michael Hoeye
16-18 When It Comes to Marty Mouse,  the heART Overflows
20-21 A Whole New World
24-25 Clara’s Corner

Fiction
10-13 Mailbox Molly: A Rat’s Eye View   Chapter 18 (the conclusion)

Poems
7 A Most Huggable Gent
22 An Irish Blessing

Photos (Full Page)
6-7   Birch (w/Lucy)
14-15 Marta
22-23 Edison

Keela’s Reviews
19 The Case of the Purloined Professor  by Judy Cox

Special Extras
26 The Beauty of Sharing (and Surprises)
26 A Trail of Crumbs — following up on prior TRRQ topics

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Volume  5 Issue 2
4th Qtr. 2014


 

Contents:
Intros and Info
2 A Note From the Editor-in-Chief
3 Staff Listing, Subscription Info and
Other Official Fine Print
3 A Note From the Managing Editor

Feature Articles
4-5 Clara’s Corner—Springtime
8-9 Every Season Brings Reasons
for Rescue
10-11 Artist Profile: Rat Actor, Toby
12-13 So, Who are The Rodent
Reader’s Readers?
16-20 More Marty Mouse:
expressions from the heART
22 FAREWELLCOME

Poems
7 A Quick Look at Friendship
14 Food for Thanksgiving Thought
25 A Year-Long Season

Photos (Full Page)
6-7 Maude, Lucy and Donald
14-15 Autumn Bane Brasington
24-25 Santa’s Helpers (Benson,
Birch, and brothers, Spencer
and Campbell)

Keela’s Reviews
23 Lords of Trillium
by Hilary Wagner

Special Extras
21 A Reader’s Suggestion:
Socializing Rats
21 Wiggles: The Saga of a
Special Starling
27 2015 Calendar

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Volume  5 Issue 1
1st Qtr. 2014

 

 

Contents:
Intros and Info
2  A Note From the Editor-in-Chief
 3  Staff Listing, Subscription Info and
Other Official Fine Print
3  A Note From the Managing Editor

Feature Articles
4-5  The Rewards of Rescue
8-10  Author Profile:  Richard Peck
(plus illustrator Kelly Murphy)
11  Veterinary Spotlight: Rat Bite Fever
18-19  Marty Mouse:  International Rat
of (Little) Mystery
20-21  A Plethora of Porcupines
22-23 Clara’s Corner
26   A Nervous Night

Fiction
12-13  Book In Progress
(continuing serial)
Mailbox Molly:  A Rat’s Eye View –
Chapter 17

Poems
7   Mr. Darcy’s Lullaby
24  Wearin’ o’ the Green
Photos (Full Page)
6-7   Darcy
14-15  Birthday Duncan
24-25 Penelope and Turtle
Keela’s Reviews
17  The Mouse with the Question
Mark Tail
by Richard Peck

Special Extra
16 A Tribute to a TRRQ friend:
Capybara Ambassador, Garibaldi Rous

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Volume 4 Issue 4
4th Qtr. 2013

 

Contents:
Intros and Info
2  A Note From the Editor-in-Chief
3  Staff Listing, Subscription Info and
Other Official Fine Print
3  A Note From the Managing Editor

Feature Articles
4-5  An Expression of gRATitude
8-9  Artist Profile:  Beatrix Potter
13  An Experiment in Play
16  Veterinary Spotlight:  Itching to
Solve Skin Problems
18-21  Super Rodents:  Squirrels
22-23 Clara’s Christmas Corner

Fiction
10-12  Book In Progress
(continuing serial)
Mailbox Molly:  A Rat’s Eye View –
Chapter 16

Poems
7 Fall Football Fun
14 Meeting Santa

Photos (Full Page)
6-7  Rowan
14-15  Wink (guinea pig) and Darcy (rat)
24  Duncan

Keela’s Reviews
17  Kid Sister
by Margaret Embry

Special Extra
25-26 2014 Calendar

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Volume 4 Issue 3
3rd Qtr. 2013

 

Contents:
Intros and Info
2  A Note From the Editor-in-Chief
3  Staff Listing, Subscription Info and
Other Official Fine Print
3  A Note From the Managing Editor

Feature Articles
4-7  Miniature Masterpieces
7-8 Veterinary Spotlight:
Raising Orphans
10-13  Artist Profile:
Photographer, Rob Fay
20-21  Clara’s Corner — Serious Sleep
24-26 The Humble Hamster

Fiction
16-18  Book In Progress
(continuing serial)
Mailbox Molly:  A Rat’s Eye View –
Chapter 15

Poems
9 Home Sweet Home
25  Common Denominators

Photos (Full Page)
8-9  Lionel
14-15  Tyke (by Rob Fay)
22-23  Lionel and Maude

Keela’s Reviews
19  Mean Margaret
by Tor Seidler

Special Extra
15 Is it live or is it Memorex?

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Volume 4 Issue 2
2nd Qtr. 2013

 

Contents:
Intros and Info
2  A Note From the Editor-in-Chief
3  Staff Listing, Subscription Info and
Other Official Fine Print
3  A Note From the Managing Editor

Feature Articles
4-5  New Faces, New Friends
…Plus Perseus
8-10  Artist Profile:  W.H. Beck
(plus a bit more about Brian Lies)
14 Veterinary Spotlight:  Surgery
21   Teen Rat Trainer/Artist
Abby Roeser
22-23 The Small But Mighty Mouse
26  A Trail of Crumbs — Following Up
On Prior TRRQ Subjects

Fiction
11-13  Book In Progress
(continuing serial)
Mailbox Molly:  A Rat’s Eye View –
Chapter 14

Poems
17  Black and White and Red All Over
25  A Mouse Called Miana

Photos (Full Page)
6-7  Happy Mom’s Day (Every Day)
16-17   Oreo
24-25   Mouse Miana  (by Jana Bechtel)

Keela’s Reviews
15  The Tale of Despereaux
by Kate DiCamillo
(in the context of Malcolm at Midnight
by W.H. Beck, with illustrations by Brian Lies)

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Volume 4 Issue 1
1st Qtr. 2013

 

Contents:
Intros and Info
2 A Note From the Editor-in-Chief
3 Staff Listing, Subscription Info and
Other Official Fine Print
3 A Note From the Managing Editor

Feature Articles
4-5 Clara’s Corner: Winter Slumber —
and Groundhog Day!
8-9 Artist Profile: Brian Lies
16-17 Veterinary Spotlight: The Better
to See You With, My Dear — A Look
at Rat Vision and Eye Conditions
18-21 Darling Degus
22 Odd-Eyed Adorables
26 PETA, Pet Shops, Pet Lovers and
Pet Peeves

Fiction
10-13 Book In Progress
(continuing serial)
Mailbox Molly: A Rat’s Eye View –
Chapter 13
Poems
6 The Patience of a Saint
15 Free At Last
25 The Rat in the Hat

Photos (Full Page)
6-7 Valentine Stanley
14 Red
25 Rain and Company

Keela’s Reviews
23 The Sands of Time
by Michael Hoeye

Special Extra
13 Introducing Duncan

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Volume 3 Issue 4
Oct./Nov./Dec. 2012

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Contents:
Intros and Info
2  A Note From the Editor-in-Chief
3  Staff Listing, Subscription Info and
Other Official Fine Print
3  A Note From the Managing Editor

Feature Articles
4-5  Babies
8-9  Artist Profile:  Mitch Griffiths
16-17  Veterinary Spotlight :
The Trouble With Teeth
18-20  The Beauty of BATS
22-23  Clara’s Corner:  Happy Holidays

Fiction
10-13  Book In Progress
(continuing serial)
Mailbox Molly:  A Rat’s Eye View –
Chapter 12

Poems
7    Girls Night Out
14   Giving Thanks
Photos (Full Page)
6-7  Trick-or-Treat Freya
14-15  Thanksgiving Noah
25  Christmas Edison

Keela’s Reviews
21 Stellaluna  by Jannell Cannon
Special Extras
13 The Snake Tank Redemption, Part 3
25-26  2013 Calendar (to save and use!)

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  Volume 3 Issue 3
   July/Aug./Sept. 2012

  

 

Contents:
Intros and Info
2  A Note From the Editor-in-Chief
3  Staff Listing, Subscription Info and
Other Official Fine Print
3  A Note From the Managing Editor

Feature Articles
4-5  Abandoned In Between
8-9  Artist Profile:  Blek le Rat
16-17  Every Rat’s Favorite Subject —
Food!  (A Look at Rat Nutrition)
18-20  Prairie Dogs
22-23  Clara’s Corner:  Becoming a
Big Sister
26  A Tale of Six-Pence — or Pen’s Six

Fiction
10-13  Book In Progress
(continuing serial)
Mailbox Molly:  A Rat’s Eye View –
Chapter 11

Poems
6  Follicle Folly
14   Bree-zing By
25  Scary Crazy Fun

Photos (Full Page)
6-7  Lovely Lydia
14-15     Bree Plays Dress Up
24-25    Baby Boys

Keela’s Reviews
21  The White Assassin
by Hilary Wagner

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Volume 3 Issue 2
April/May/June 2012

 

Contents:
Intros and Info

2  A Note From the Editor-in-Chief
3  Staff Listing, Subscription Info and
Other Official Fine Print
3  A Note From the Managing Editor

Feature Articles
4-5 If It Weren’t For Those Tails
8-9  Artist Profile: Fred Marcellino
(Illustrator of A Rat’s Tale —
and Much More)
16-17  A Rat’s Skinny on Obesity…
18-20 The Groundhog:  A Rodent
Subterranean, Not Sub-par
22-23  Rats of the Emerald Isle
26   A Sticky Situation Solved?
Soon — With a Little Help
(A Look at Alternatives to Glue Traps)

Fiction
10-13  Book In Progress
(continuing serial)
Mailbox Molly:  A Rat’s Eye View –
Chapter 5

Poems
6  The Rats’ Grand Ball
14   Leland and Lolly
24  A Party for Pasternak

Photos (Full Page)
6-7  Ruby and Her Frog Prince
15   Leland and Lolly
25  A Wishful Pasternak

Keela’s Reviews
21 Time Stops for No Mouse by Michael Hoeye

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Volume 3 Issue 1
Jan./Feb./Mar. 2012

 

 

Contents:
Intros and Info
2  A Note From the Editor-in-Chief
3  Staff Listing, Subscription Info and
Other Official Fine Print
3  A Note From the Managing Editor

Feature Articles
4-5  Happy Chinese New Year
8-9  Because Art Lives Forever —
A Tribute to Manon Cleary
16-17  A Rat Who Loves to Eat Dishes
on the (well, perhaps, maybe
possible) Benefits of Exercise

18-19  Clara’s Corner:  Groundhog Day,
Valentine’s Day and More
20   Researching Rescue
22-23  How Wild is This?
26  The Snake Tank Redemption:  Part 2

Fiction
10-13  Book In Progress
(continuing serial)
Mailbox Molly:  A Rat’s Eye View –
Chapter 9
Poems
6  Fun With Friends
15   Love
25  A Wee Trick by an Irish Lass
Photos (Full Page)
6-7  Spuds (rat) and Easter (guinea pig)
14  Valentine Oreo
25  Molly Jane Bond Emerick

Keela’s Reviews
21 Third Grade Pet by Judy Cox

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Volume 2 Issue 4
Oct./Nov./Dec. 2011

 

 

Contents:

Intros and Info
2 A Note From the Editor-in-Chief 3 Staff Listing, Subscription Info and Other Official Fine Print 3 A Note From the Managing Editor

Feature Articles
4-5 It’s a Small World After All
8-9 Writer Profile: Judy Cox
16-17 Veterinary Spotlight: Mammary Tumors in Rats: Holistic Options
18-19 Clara’s Corner — A Groundhog Grows Up
20-22 A Spirit of Harmony (interspecies friendships)
26 Now, THAT Takes the Cake!

Fiction
10-13 Book In Progress (continuing serial) Mailbox Molly: A Rat’s Eye View – Chapter 8

Poems
7 Waterfalls of Wonder
15 Thanksgiving
24 A Season of Secrets

Photos (Full Page)
6-7 Rex and Gizmo
14-15 Thanksgiving Spruce
24-25  Sugar and Marshmallow 

Special Extras
27 Dedication

Keela’s Reviews
23 The Mystery of the Burmese Bandicoot ( by Judy Cox)

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Volume 2 Issue 3
July/Aug./Sept. 2011

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Contents:
Intros and Info
2  A Note From the Editor-in-Chief
3  Staff Listing, Subscription Info and
Other Official Fine Print
3  A Note From the Managing Editor

Feature Articles
4-7 Wild Rats: Dangerous Strangers
Or Peace-Seeking Neighbors
14-15  The Tail (or Tails) of Reba:
A Story of Boys, Girls and a
Matter of Common Sense
18-19  Artist Profile:  Banksy
20-23  The Capybara — The World’s
Largest Guinea Pig (Well-sort of)

Fiction
10-13  Book In Progress (continuing serial)
Mailbox Molly:  A Rat’s Eye View –
Chapter 7

Poems
8  Luau Love
15  Reba, The Renaissance Rat

Photos (Full Page)
8-9  Oscar (and Snap)
16-17   Reba
24-25  Dufresne

Special Extras
7   A Very Special Thank You
24  The Snake Tank Redemption

Keela’s Reviews
26 Celeste and the Giant Hamster
(by Melanie Typaldos)

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Volume 2 Issue 2
April/May/June 2011

 

 

Contents:
Intros and Info
2  A Note from the Editor-in-Chief
3   Staff Listing, Subscription Info and  Other Official Fine Print
3   A Note From the Managing Editor

Feature Articles
4-5  Hey — I’m Talking Here 8-8 Writer/Artist Profile:  Robert C. O’Brien
16-17  Pregnant Paws
18-19  The Sweetest of Treats
20-22  Cavy Cuteness: A Brief Glimpse At the Gentle (But Very Noisy Guinea Pig
26   To Receive a Gift…

Fiction
10-13  Book In Progress (continuing serial)
Mailbox Molly:  A Rat’s Eye View – Chapter 6

Poems
6 Springtime Beauty in a Snap — and Smudge
14   M-O-M Spells L-O-V-E
24  G-RAT-UATION

Photos (Full Page)  6-7  Easter (Snap and Smudge)
14-15   Orvietta and her Rat/Mouse Kids
24-25 G-rat-uates Bolt and Spruce

Keela’s Reviews
23  The Mouse and the Motocycle (by Beverly Cleary)     

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Volume 2 Issue 1
Jan./Feb./March 2011


 

Contents:
Intros and Info
2  A Note from the Editor-in-Chief
3  Staff Listing, Subscription Info and Other Official Fine Print
3  A Note From the Managing Editor

Feature Articles
4-5  If It Weren’t For Those Tails  8-9 Artist Profile:  Fred Marcellino (Illustrator of A Rat’s Tale and Much More)
16-17  A Rat’s Skinny on Obesity
18-20 The Groundhog:  A Rodent Subterranean, Not Sub-par
22-23  Rats of the Emerald Isle
26   A Sticky Situation Solved? Soon — With a Little Help (A Look at Alternatives to Glue Traps)

Fiction
10-13  Book In Progress (continuing serial)
Mailbox Molly:  A Rat’s Eye View – Chapter 5

Poems
6  The Rats’ Grand Ball
14   Leland and Lolly
24  A Party for Pasternak

Photos (Full Page)
6-7  Ruby and Her Frog Prince
15 Leland and Lolly
25 A Wishful Pasternak

Keela’s Reviews
21  Angelina Ballerina (TV Series – 2002)

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Volume 1 Issue 4
Oct./Nov./Dec. 2010


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Contents:
Intros and Info
2  A Note From the Editor-in-Chief
3  Staff Listing, Subscription Info and Other Official Fine Print
3  A Note From the Managing Editor

Feature Articles
4-5  The Great Pet Shop Debate
8-9  Artist Profile:  Adam Stennett
16-17  An Uncommon Mom of Many Tails
18-20  European Starlings:  The Avian World’s RATS
22-23  A Rat Recommends: A Guide for New Rat Owners
26   Does A Rat Not Bleed?

Fiction
10-13  Book In Progress (continuing serial)
Mailbox Molly:  A Rat’s Eye View – Chapter 4

Poems
6  Witches, Ghosts, Cats and a Special Pirate
15   Harriet Gives Thanks
24   The Herald Angels Sing

 Photos (Full Page)
7  Trick-or-Treat Ollie
14-15   Harriet, Hero and Their Boys, Manning and Miracle
25  Angel Rudyard

Keela’s Reviews
21  Walter:  The Story of a Rat (book)

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Volume 1 Issue 3
July/Aug./Sept. 2010

         

 

 

Contents:
Intros and Info
2  A Note From the Editor-in-Chief
3  Staff Listing, Subscription Info and Other Official Fine Print
3  A Note From the Managing Editor

Feature Articles
4-5  The City Rat and The Country Rat
8-9  Actor/Artist Profile: Lou Romano a.k.a. “Linguini” from Ratatouille
16-17  A Veterinarian’s View vs. a Rat’s Notion of Common Sense (i.e. why live rats shouldn’t be reptile food)
18-19   Eat Play Love
20-22  Benny Heather — A Ratastic Rabbit
26   A Roundly Reasonable Rat-ical Rant

Fiction
10-13  Book In Progress (continuing serial)
Mailbox Molly:  A Rat’s Eye View – Chapter 3

Poems
6  Bursting With Anticipation
25   Patrick Comes Prepared
27   A Most Memorable Molly

Photos (Full Page)
7 Lydia Waiting for Fireworks
14-15 Bailey’s Family Goes to the Beach
24 Patrick’s First Day of School

Keela’s Reviews
23  Milo and the Mysterious Island

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Volume 1 Issue 2
April/May/June 2010

    

 

 

Contents:
Intros and Info
2  A Note From the Editor-in-Chief
3  Staff Listing, Subscription Info and Other Official Fine Print
3  A Note From the Managing Editor

Feature Articles
5 Paradise Lost, Regained and the End of an Era
12-13  Writer Profile:  Tor Seidler
16-17  Veterinary Spotlight — and a Bit More Common Sense
18-21  First Rat Love the Second (and Third) Time Around
26  Sometimes the Lion Lies Down With the Lamb — and Sometimes the LambAttacks?

Fiction
8-11  Book In Progress (continuing serial)
Mailbox Molly:  A Rat’s Eye View – Chapter 2

Poems
7  Edison’s Egg Hunt
15   A Rat’s Tale in a Nutshell (or Seashell, if you Prefer)
25  The Flower Girl’s Ode

Photos (Full Page)
6  Edison Welcomes Spring
14-15  A Rat’s Tale featuring Orzo as Montague and Ruby as Isabel
24 Flower Girl Topaz

Keela’s Reviews
Gully’s Travels 

Special Extras
4  Reader Letters
22  A Past Lovingly Remembered — and Growing into the Future
27  Dedication

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Volume 1 Issue 1
Jan./Feb./March 2010

   

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Contents:
Intros and Info
2  A Note From the Editor-in-Chief
3  Staff Listing, Subscription Info and Other Official Fine Print
3  A Note From the Managing Editor

Feature Articles
5  Where it all Began:  Molly
8-9  Artist Profile:  Manon Cleary
16-17   Who Wouldn’t Want a Doc With Common Sense
18-21   And The Lion Lay Down With The Lamb
26       But — of all Animals — Why Rats???

Fiction
10-13  Book In Progress (continuing serial)
Mailbox Molly:  A Rat’s Eye View – Chapter 1

Poems
15 Edison in Love
22   A Glance Through An Irish Rat Lover’s Eyes

Photos (Full Page)
7  Ruby Celebrates Robert Burns Day
14 Valentine Edison
23  Wilkes’ Wearing o’ the Green

Keela’s Reviews
24  Miss Potter (film)
25  The Tale of Samuel Whiskers (book/story)

Special Extras
6  Whether it’s the “To A Mouse” author’s day (Jan. 25) — or any other occasion – designer Marna Kazmaier knows how to put the RAT in CelebRATe                     ?
21   Dispelling Rat Myths and Misconceptions – Plus a Bit of Good Advice
27   Dedication