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February 12, 2016
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The Icky Mouse Club

Laurie Guzda, left, joins Joan and Chuck Clark in raising funds for The Federation for the Homeless at last weekend’s “Under the Harvest Moon” event at the Chapin Lake Club.

I stomped into the house, flicked on the lights and watched them scatter while my pal nonchalantly snapped a pic of the tiny footprints left in the bowl of bacon fat that I’d stupidly left out on the counter. To be candid, the dog snagged a few mice and I admired her tenacity, skills and bravura, while apologizing to the critters and tossing them back into the field, where they belong. I prepared a few “snacks” for my new roommates and turned in, mildly disturbed by the scratching and squeaking that filled the night air. Making a mental note to check the contents of future incoming boxes, I informed the Icky Mouse Club that I’d do my best to spare their lives in the future. Why? Because we like you. “Live and let live” I promised, but please, not in the house.