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Wild Card/Tuesday — 9.13.16

Huckleberry the Beagle is a people magnet. Thanks to Mrs. O walking her daily and keeping track of her diet, Huckleberry has grown into a sweet-looking, 3YO Beagle that people regularly ask to pet during her walks. She's a tri-colored Beagle. And a "black-saddle" Beagle. And a 13-inch Beagle. Those are the descriptions that people use when they comment on her. She's also a bell pepper and raspberry eating Beagle. I've grown some of the nicest bell pepper plants ever this summer. Yet, I can't recall seeing a single pepper on them. Ditto for low-hanging raspberries. Last evening, I watched as Huckleberry ate the blowers off the bell pepper plants. Sometimes, Huckleberry makes me feel like Charlie Brown. Here's your Wild Card ...

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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