It may not feel like it yet, but summer is showing signs of drawing to a close. It’s a little darker in the morning and the evening. And the breezes have been a little cooler. Summer is a great time at the sanctuary. The dogs and cats get out on bigger adventures. The staff gets to enjoy the outdoors. And entertaining wildlife is everywhere you look. But none of the joys of summer at the sanctuary would be possible without the hard, sweaty work of our Facilities Caretaker, Tom, and his team of dedicated yard care volunteers. Lawn mowing barely scratches the surface of all they do. They tend the gardens, keep the play yards from getting engulfed in brush, keep the trails clear, and keep the dog cottages yards from being covered in weeds. And this year held some extra special challenges. We had to build a safer shortcut to the White Trail into the woods, we had to move our bridges back into place after a flooding storm, and we had some significant cleanup after Hurricane Henri. None of what we do here would be possible without the workers keeping the beautiful piece of land in good condition. So I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Tom, Jim and Chris, Jeff, Kyle, Michele, and Katie.
Ripley’s Corner Office
Work, work, work! It seems like that’s all you two-leggers do all the time. Now there’s some work that is absolutely vital, namely cleaning my box and getting me my food, but once that’s done, I think you all need a bit of a break. Wouldn’t it be nice to take a dog for a walk, or have a seat and let your favorite grey tabby snuggle on your lap? The end of summer is coming fast, and with it, the busy pace of fall. Make sure you fit in some relaxing visits to the sanctuary while you can. Work can wait a little while longer.
And of Course…Adoptions!!
The August heat seems to have slowed everything down, including adoptions. Excellent pair Wayne and Garth went home this month, which made room for the adorable Bumblebee.
Thank you all so much for whatever way you support us and our mission. We couldn’t do it without you.