Mt Pleasant Pet Stories

Willow at home. Photo by Jeanne Taylor Photography.

Canine Lymphoma: The Story of Willow

“I’m so sorry to have to tell you this, but it’s lymphoma.” It was May 17, 2018, when we received the phone call from Dr. B of Veterinary Specialty Care with news that would change the course of our lives. Our handsome, beloved Lab/bull terrier pup, Willow, was diagnosed with
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Hairy Winston

Hairy Winston – Who Let the Dogs In?

If dogs are man’s best friend, then Hairy Winston must be dog’s best friend. This boutique pet store, voted Best Pet Store by the readers of Mount Pleasant Magazine, is more than pet friendly. One recent customer said, “This is absolutely the best pet store ever! Hairy Winston has healthy
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Sophie, Mount Pleasant Pet's Feline Overlord for Content Management

I Own Simon – and You’re Next

Hello. My name is Sophie, and I’m sure you’re glad to meet me. I am, after all, a feline, and, since I own everything around me, and I’m very graceful and all that stuff that comes along with being a cat, you are certainly properly impressed. Oh, and you’ll be
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Will, Rusty and Suzette Haynie.

Man’s Best Friend: The Unbreakable Bond of Humans and Their Dogs

I do not consider my dog a pet – my dog is family.” While the author remains unknown, this quote continues to gain momentum and popularity through social media threads, Pinterest pins and one-of a-kind Etsy creations. The truth of the matter is, families all across the country relate to
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Pet Day on Lowcountry Live group photo

Pet Day On Lowcountry Live

“Yo Yo Cathy …” That’s how all my emails from Bill Macchio, publisher of Mount Pleasant Magazine, begin. This particular one, titled “Lowcountry Live Pet Segment” with WCIV ABC News 4, was no different. Literally minutes after he sent the email, my telephone rang, and Bill’s enthusiasm soared sky-high before
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Dr. Lindsey Barrr of East Cooper Animal Hospital

East Cooper Animal Hospital: Treating Pets As Family

Drs. Marci Sauls and Jacquelyn Jones, along with hospital manager Kristin Levine, were sitting in a corner office of East Cooper Animal Hospital along with two furry buddies – Henry, a patient that day, and Kingston, “an employee” – when I spoke with them. “We have seen 4,780 patients year-to-date,”
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Palmetto Moon Synthetic Turf #2

Get ON This Lawn: Palmetto Moon Synthetic Turf

It was a bit of a challenge to pin down Marty Huggins, owner of Palmetto Moon Synthetic Turf, for a meeting. He’s always running to appointments with clients for estimates and to job sites because his business has taken off like, well, a moon shot. “We are doing sometimes two
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Charlie Macchio, Publisher, goldendoodle

Charlie Takes Buddy Bill to a Look-Alike Contest

It all started when my Buddy Bill answered his phone. Whoever was calling started rambling about a pet-and-owner look-alike contest. They said something about Saltwater Cowboys, a restaurant on Shem Creek. When he got off the phone, he asked me what I was doing Saturday around 4 p.m. Right then
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Canine Elderly Dachshund

A Loving Link: Between Baby Boomers And Their Pets

Nine years ago, I was 53 years old with adult children living on their own, pursuing their chosen careers and making positive contributions to society. After more than two decades as a military spouse, I was ready to give up my human resources career and sow my seasoned oats. So
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