November 11th, 2004

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Good News for Nutkin


Nutkin is safe.

The little gray squirrel from South Carolina that for almost two years has been at the center of a Pennsylvania court case was pardoned Friday by a three-judge Superior Court panel.

The opinion, written tongue-planted-firmly-in-cheek by Judge Joseph A. Hudock, ends the state Game Commission's efforts to confiscate, and presumably liquidate, the second-generation pet of Barbara and Jean Gosselin of Schuylkill County.

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Charlie Want A Cracker?

Another story about a famous pet...

Charlie, Winston Churchill's feisty, foul-mouthed parrot, is still alive at 104 years.

"She was at Churchill's side during Britain's darkest hour. And now Charlie the parrot is still cursing the Nazis.

Her favourite sayings were "F*** Hitler" and "F*** the Nazis". And even today, 39 years after the great man's death, she can still be coaxed into repeating them with that unmistakable Churchillian inflection."