Pet Stories

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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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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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No Bones About It: Dogs and Owners Give the Beach Two Paws Up

Whether you plan to take your pup on a stroll through the business district to accompany you for lunch or for a run in the sand, there are a few things to consider to ensure that your outing is more smooth than “ruff.” The town of Sullivan’s Island requires that
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Capturing Life in Dog Years A Day in the Life of a Pet Photographer

Pet photographer? Yes, it really is a thing! My days start like those of most other people – early to rise, coffee and tending to the dogs’ breakfast when the barking chorus of obviously starving canines begins at 7 a.m. Then I head to my office for a day that
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Fierce and Furry The 2018 Puppy Bowl

The National Football League’s 2018 Super Bowl was one of intense rivalry as the Philadelphia Eagles took on the almighty bowl veterans, the New England Patriots. Competition and excitement were in the air as fellow Americans chose their sides and witnessed one of the nation’s favorite pastimes. Although it was
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All Creatures Great and Small St. Francis of Assisi Blesses our Pets

Even if you’re not a religious person, you’re probably familiar with the iconic image of St. Francis, often found gracing gardens or natural areas as a statue of a robed man with birds, deer or other animals flocking to him. St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and
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