Mt Pleasant Pet Stories

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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Funding Your Pet’s Medical Bills: From Piggy Bank to Doggy Bank

When it comes to your favorite furry friends, most would agree that the sky is the limit in regards to pet care and health. Whether it’s a brand-new pet or longtime companion, these animals quickly know how to leave an everlasting mark on our hearts. From quality food to nontoxic
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EarthWise Pet Store

EarthWise Pet Supply: Meeting Pet Needs Naturally

Pet lovers rejoice: It’s time to welcome a brand-new pet supply and grooming store to town – and they’re focused on going all natural for your furry friends. With its recent opening on June 10, EarthWise Pet Supply is proud to bring healthy and safe treats, toys, food and supplies
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Therapy Dogs bring joy

Therapy Dogs Make Life Better: A Helping Paw

Walking into Realtor Ann Whalen’s office, I’m greeted by Nimitz – a 4-and-a-half-year-old English cream golden retriever with the kind of chocolate-brown eyes that make you melt like a popsicle left on a Lowcountry dock. He doesn’t bark, dart toward me or jump to make my acquaintance but rather saunters
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