Right, Golden Retrievers
Maggie (in the front) and Ellie (in the
back.) Maggie is 6 and an island year-rounder
who lives for beaching, boating, sailing and golf car
rides with her owners, Tom and Sue Shaffer. Ellie is 2
and lives in Tampa with the Shaffers’ daughter, but she
loves to visit the island.
Below, owners Mike and Christy Wetzer are semi new
to Boca Grande living in the north end with their
dog Sophie. Sophie is a 16-year-old
Border Collie/Aussie Mix rescue.
Laurie and Tom
McGuane always have a nice
cartful of dogs, but when their
daughter Annie comes down from St.
Petersburg to visit it turns into a real hootenanny.
In the back are Laurie and her dogs
Breezy - a rescued 8-year-old Catahoula mix; Judy
- a 6-year-old English Pointer who is rather pensive
and intense outside the home but is a ball of fire at
home; and Tessie - an 11-year-old Lab from
Manchester, England who is recuperating from
surgery. Annie’s dogs are Seymour and Wes,
10-and-12-year-old West Highland terriers
adopted from Sunshine State Westie
Rescue in Bradenton. The family was
out picking up the mail at the
post office this fine day.
58GASPARILLA ISLAND 2018 March/April