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Strange Country

Sometimes you need to have a glass of wine, cuppa whatever and listen to a good old weird story. Musical score Resting Place by A Cast of Thousands.

Dec 10, 2020

Strange Country Readers: always and forever you know we are here for you, especially in this time of universal sadness. But sadly you cannot pet us. Actually it is better that way- can you imagine? Don’t. Instead we suggest the importance of animals and pets during this bleak winter. A lesson we take from the Roosevelt family who lived in the White House from 1901- 1909 with 6 kids and 40 pets! Those animals include cats and dogs of course, but a badger and maccaw as well. If you aren’t a pet owner, we suggest you consider adopting this year! One of our favorite Dash Hounds captures the lovey fuzzy faces of many sweet creatures for you to

Theme music: Big White Lie by A Cast of Thousands

Cite Your Sources Dude

CBS News, November 27, 2020. Presidential Pets, The Roosevelts' Menagerie.

Chiu, Lisa. "An Open Letter to the Woman Who Was Questioned By  a Police Officer for Merely Sitting in her Car in a Target Parking Lot After Taking a Break from her Family."  McSweeny's. Oct. 28, 2020.

Hamblin, James. "Is Everyone Depressed". The Atlantic. May 22, 2020

National Park Service. The Roosevelt Pets.

Theodore Roosevelt's pet one-legged rooster. [Between 1910 and 1920?] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.