Happy Little Cottages By The Sea

Cottage Charm, Coastal Calm

March 18, 2011

Cottage Cheese: TAKE ONE MORE LOOK


Open your photo files.  Open your phone pics.  Open your wallet.  Open your photo abums.

Count the smiles and wonderful memories you see.

When you count your blessings remember to say thanks to and for the brave men and women who serve in our military and for their families living in your community.

We have a 100% vounteer military made up of less than 1% of our population. They live in every town and city and state and in many places around the world.

You and I have many incredible smiling photos and memories to cherish and we should honor, celebrate, help, support and recognize the contributions of those who serve.

Here are some of the smiles and great times we celebrate at Mermaid Cottages and on Tybee Island.


Go to serve.gov and find how you can help make a difference for our military soldiers and their families.  Don’t sit back thinking you don’t know what to do.  ASK.  VOLUNTEER.  Give  our military and their families something to smile about!

 It’s about doing our part.  It’s about showing respect and honoring those who serve.  It’s about hugging your friends and family because you can.  It’s about service.


Beach Bum Biscuits:Rescue Dogs in Japan

Six teams of Canine Disaster Searchers have deployed to Japan.

Trained by the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation, these six teams will concentrate on reconnaissance and primary searches.  They were very successful in locating victims buried in the Haiti disaster, so we wish them many more successes in finding the missing in Japan.

Watch this inspiring video to see these magnificent dogs and their handlers report for duty.

Canine Disaster Search Teams

In some cases dogs rescued from animal shelters have been trained as rescue dogs.  Visit your local shelters to adopt, foster and mentor the heroes that are waiting for you!