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Christmas Eve adoption saves family plans

OCEAN SHORES, Wash. – A North Beach resident was able to play a pretty big part in one family’s celebration of the holidays, after an overnight tragedy sent them looking for a last minute puppy replacement. North Beach Paws reports on Christmas Eve they received a call from local dispatchers that a Christmas Miracle was […]

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  • Hoquiam Farmers Market News

    My favorite Christmas Carol of all time is ‘The Friendly Beasts’, a French carol which tells the story of the ancient belief that animals can speak on Christmas Eve.  My second most favorite is ‘I Saw Three Ships’.  Living in Grays Harbor, these are both images that I could relate to as a little girl, and they remain the most meaningful.  This morning we have 5 deer in our yard, and recent events tell me that Bubba the Bear may come calling for the holidays too.  But the most precious animal of all is this; the Mountain Beaver family.  Now, normally I grumble about our resident Mountain Beavers, but at this time of year I call a truce.   Right on schedule, the Mountain Beavers have done their annual gathering of the ferns, and my heart melts, my affection for these huge rodents blossoms, and we live in perfect harmony.  It’s the cutest darned thing you ever saw.  In preparation for all their family coming for Christmas dinner, the Mountain Beavers ( who normally only venture a foot or so outside of their burrows) go out and clip huge bunches of Sword ferns, They fan the bunch out at the opening of their burrow and Voila! Dinner is ready for the entire clan.  
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