Monthly Archives: August 2010

What’s wrong with the yard

By Peppermint Patti JOTR Columnist I’ll tell you about my summer from hell later, Sophie. Right now, I want to know what in the world happened to all the bush-tails? When we left this place, there was a spring crop … Continue reading

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Florent Tillon’s ‘bonus’

By Joel Thurtell French filmmaker Florent Tillon e-mailed the “bad news”: Instead of including our July 2009 motorboat trip up the Rouge River as part of his main feature movie, “Detroit Wild City,” he turned our river excursion into a … Continue reading

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Susan Tompor: ‘We did win!’

By Joel Thurtell JOTR favorite Susan Tompor has won the Detroit Free Press charity popularity contest. I was curious about what had happened after I urged readers on July 23, 2010 to vote for Susan in the paper’s “Reader Envy” … Continue reading

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By Joel Thurtell We nearly lost our star columnist. Last time I wrote about Peppermint Patti, she’d undergone surgery to repair a snapped anterior cruciate ligament. They shaved her left hind leg and a veterinary surgeon reconnected the ligament in … Continue reading

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