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Dear Abby,

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Dear Abby,

My Humans got me a bunch of toys for last Christmas and I kept them in good shape. I really appreciated them and enjoyed them.

With Christmas around the corner, I am growing concerned. I would love to have some new ones for variety, what if my Humans feel that I don't need any more toys? Is there something that I could do to encourage them to get me more toys? Is there some time left for them to get them?

signed
"Concerned Canine"

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Dear Concerned Canine,

Don't be concerned! There's good news for you and all others in this situation!

Pay careful attention to my advice. First you must gather up all your favorite and non-favorite toys. Then begin to detach some eyes of the toys; give a pull on a loose thread at the seam of a plushie; chew on a corner of a rubber toy... you get the idea. It will take no time at all to see some "distress" or worn spots begin to appear on your toys.

Don't be concerned with tearing or chewing up a favorite …

Abigail, The Huntress of Squirrels

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"I know that you're up there!" ~*~
"I can see you. See! I am pointing at you!" ~*~

"I dare ya to come down, you lil chicken!" ~*~ These days Abigail has expanded her "squirreling" techniques to the outdoors. After practicing with her plush squirrel dummies, from flipping it up in the air, chasing it around in the home, also shaking side to side in her mouth with her teeth working like vice grips, she decided it was time. Time to put all that training into action!
Abigail slowly saunters out into the patio (screened porch) and into the backyard with an act of nonchalance. Squirrels busy burying their Autumn treasures under the golden leaves, unexpected of the black, white and brown blur flashing out at them. The scramble began! One squirrel headed toward the pear tree only to be collided by that blur! The collision was so fast that Abigail ran into that squirrel and caused the squirrel to tumble and roll and scramble up the tree.

The squirrel wa…