Tucked away in Eastsound, Washington located on Orcas Island, this intimate tourist destination consists of a few hostelries, pubs and eateries, gift stores, public beaches — and one very active and creative animal shelter.
Last week a little white dog named Jack in Bakersfield, California made news around the world after he was pulled, apparently lifeless, from a house fire. He owes his life to a couple of Girl Scouts and they weren't even there at the time. The two young women had spent time raising the funds to make sure that each fire truck in their community was equipped with a set of pet oxygen masks.
In my bucolic waterfront village of Beaufort, South Carolina, it's currently that time of year when the 'dog days of summer,' and ole Sol are at their meanest . . . making air conditioning our best friend. However, this year, there is an upcoming natural occurrence involving the sun many of us are actually looking forward to.
Found abandoned, flea-bitten and in poor health in a shed in Warwickshire, England, Jasmine the Greyhound was a four-legged surrogate mother if ever there was one. Brought to an animal sanctuary to recover, she became an ambassador and thief of hearts to all who entered the Nuneaton and Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary.