April 29, 1995 in Features

The Slice Watch Out For Daredevil Pets

By The Spokesman-Review

For some reason, dogs and cats around here seem to love to dart out into traffic on Saturdays.

So keep your eyes open today.

Slice answers: Donae Thornburg thinks anything from the Spokane Coliseum will become a valuable Inland Northwest collectible. B. A. Quirk suggested trees eventually will fit that description. And Lois Watts mentioned Spokane Valley incorporation campaign signs.

Sometimes the truth hurts: “I’ve learned that a good friend is the one who tells you how you really look in your jeans.” - from “Live and Learn and Pass It On, Volume II”

Here’s a tip: You really don’t have to help male friends and co-workers monitor the relentless march of their hairlines. Studies show they can handle the job all by themselves.

Just wondering: Did anyone else who saw “Muriel’s Wedding” spend a week suppressing the urge to hum Abba songs?

Don’t fence me in:

“A pampered hunting dog to the farm was brought

“Would she fit in was the answer we sought

“Around the electric fencepost she entwined

“Out came a yelp and whine

“And out of the house like a rocket we shot.”

- Alisa Cook Conger, St. John

Pullman’s Adrienne Korhonen told about a time a cow charged her and “I went through the electric fence too fast to get a shock.”

And out of respect for the readers who have argued that we’ve devoted too much space lately to tales of bodily functions, we won’t even tell you Big Al Olsen’s shocking electric fence story. But Al, thanks for sharing. Glad you recovered.

We can’t understand: How anyone can take baseball seriously after what overhead-camera views have revealed about the accuracy of umpires’ balls-and-strikes calls.

Today’s Slice question: On what subject do virtually all Inland Northwest residents consider themselves to be experts?


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