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Nonstop talkers take a toll on those stuck listening

Dear Abby: I have noticed that some people in my age group (60s) are becoming compulsive talkers. These people don’t ask questions of those around them. When someone begins to speak, the compulsive talker interrupts, usually in a louder voice and returns to dominating the conversation. Some of them continue to ramble on even when no one is listening anymore.

Nothing New — Be careful with that loaded weapon: Grim hunting tales

The Grays Harbor country has long been an area rich in wild game. Their pelts have clothed and their meat has nourished innumerable generations for thousands of years. When the European white man arrived in the area around 1850, his trusty rifle got a lot of use bringing down animals clad in fur or feathers. Unfortunately, things don’t always go as planned and these news reports are grim reminders that hunting accidents happen - and to beseech the reader to be careful when carting loaded firearms around in the woods.

Friend’s food criticism is hard for couple to swallow

Dear Abby: My wife and I have a friend, “Jonah,” whom we love dearly, but he has no filter. He’s college-educated, has a white-collar job and is over 50. The problem is, anytime we invite him for dinner or take food items to his house, he makes horrible remarks about my wife’s cooking, particularly when it’s a holiday party based on my wife’s Slavic heritage.

Anesthesia and your pet

Many people are frightened about their beloved pet undergoing anesthesia. It is understandable; your pet is a part of the family and anesthesia can be dangerous. Here are a few questions that you can ask your vet about anesthesia so that you can feel comfortable that all precautions are being taken to ensure your pet’s safety and comfort.

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Father’s noisy lovemaking is pain to daughter’s ears

Dear Abby: I’m the mother of an 18-year-old daughter. Her dad and I are divorced and she lives with him. We were married 20 years and I know he’s a good parent, except for one thing. My daughter has told me her father and his partner sometimes engage in very loud lovemaking when she’s in her room, and it embarrasses her. She’s shy to begin with, so she hasn’t said anything to him.