My mother and sister love antiques. They go to yard sales, auctions, and antique malls all the time. Sometimes I go with them. Most of those antique stores have some cool stuff like old lunch boxes, comic books, and PEZ dispensers. They also have a lot of strange things. One of the oddest things I’ve seen is a figure of a little black baby sitting on a toilet with the inscription “You-R-Next”. I have no idea what that is supposed to mean. I’ve done a little research on it, but haven’t found much information. I know they are pretty common. Almost every antique store I’ve been in has one. When we go to a new shop we usually play a game where the first person to find the baby on the toilet wins. Mom actually bought me one for my birthday. It sits on the bathroom counter.



I have moles. About two months ago I noticed a spot in the backyard where the ground was really soft. It sank in about a half an inch when I stepped on it. I didn’t think anything about it then, but over time I’ve noticed more and more spots like that along with some small mounds of dirt. It has to be a mole, or a gopher, or whatever you want to call it.

I don’t think I’m going to do anything about them right now. If I have moles then my neighbors must have them too. And I don’t see them doing anything to stop them. I did talk to my dad over the weekend and he told me to put Juicy Fruit chewing gum in the tunnels and it would kill the moles. Don’t know if it will work, but it sounds easier and cheaper than traps and poisons.

If the tunnels were big enough for Scout to fit through I’d send her in there after the varmits. That’s what terriers were bred to do.