• There is one very mystified lady that lives in the vicinity of the Marina. She stepped into her garden one sunny morning and discovered a rectangular plastic butter dish, full of shiny yellow butter, lying by the fence in her garden. She can only surmise that some hungry and daring critter absconded with a dish of butter that had been left on a neighbour’s outdoor patio table. If only squirrels, racoons and crows could talk, maybe she could learn who was trying to butter her up.

• A female driver was returning from Cowansville when her car started to make some alarming noises. She was naturally nervous that there might be some serious fault in the car and so she stopped beside the road to check if any emergency symbols were showing up on the dashboard. She also consulted her driver’s manual to see if it could throw any light on the situation. Since the beeping had stopped, she continued on her way home to Knowlton, but the exasperating noise started again. A phone call came in shortly after to tell her that, because she had a heavy box on the passenger seat, the seat belt buzzer had activated to reprimand the passenger for not wearing his seat belt. This is a good reminder to buckle up heavy passenger seat objects.

• A woman, bothered by raccoons getting in her garbage, put a 4×4 wood block on her black bin and wedged it under the porch rail. Since she didn’t have much garbage, she only went back a week later to put a bag in the bin. When the cover was lifted, she was astonished to find a large raccoon staring mournfully at her. After being in there for over a week with no food except food wrappings, it didn’t have the wherewithal to climb out and so the concerned animal lover tipped the bin over and the raccoon ambled off. He stopped and turned around as if to say “thanks, but I won’t be back”.