Episode #43: “So She’s Loadin’ Up the Truck for a Move to Bev-er-lyyyyy”, from True’s 29 March 2009 issue.
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So She’s Loadin’ up the Truck for a Move to Bev-er-lyyyyy
When officials in South Milwaukee, Wisc., learned that a city family had a dwarf goat as a house pet, they ordered the family to get rid of it. “She’s not really a goat,” declared Gail Krug, refusing the order. “She’s part of our family,” though, she admits, “I hate telling people I have a goat in my house because they look at me like Elly May Clampett.” After an appeal to the city Board of Health failed, Mrs. Krug announced she’ll be a write-in candidate for the upcoming city council election. Pets can be “stand-in children,” she said in her announcement. “How would you feel if you were told your child was being removed from your home based on an uninformed, closed-minded opinion of someone who had never been in your home?” The alderman she’s running against noted that aldermen have no influence over Board of Health policies. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) …So, she’s more of a Jethro Bodine than an Elly May Clampett.
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