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Wet kisses. Above, Cole doesn’t let
a little downpour and a gauntlet
of mud puddles keep him from
saying hello to his buddy, Badger.
Photo submitted by Anne Guerin of
Vet check. Right, young Bryson
appears to be fascinated with the
way great-grandma’s and great-grandpa’s horse, Hody, eats. He
could be a veterinarian in the
making. Photo submitted by Joe and
Patty Poulson of Monument, Oregon.
The Best of Ruralite Country
horses are as
Tateum as he is
about them. He
loves to see all
of the animals
when he visits
by Jessie Carter of
Vol. 59, No. 2
It’s All About Attitude 14
A positive outlook can help you find
your way during economic hard times.
Plugged In 6
Side Roads 10
In the Kitchen 16
At Home 18
Also In This Issue
Outdoor Fun 20