Cozy Cottages & Happy Homes

Cottage Charm, Coastal Calm

Day: March 24, 2011

Pets With TLC!

Does your pet demonstrate its ability to parent and give care?

In our Mermaid family we have Moxie, a West Highland Terrier.  She’s never had puppies, but she’s always been a terrific mom!  She’s 11 years old and she still has the very first toy we gave her, a stuffed duck.  She has mothered and protected that little duck from the other dogs and we can often find her napping with it.  She even mothers our Dachshund, Barney, and he’s older than her!

We also saw this great story about another Westie, four year old Winston, on peoplepets.com.  When his human family set up a birdbath and added some toy ducks, Winston immediately assumed guard duty.  He dutifully watches over and protects his duckies!

Some of the best life lessons we learn about love and care come from our pets!  If you pet has a great knack for TLC, be sure to let us know and post it on our FACEBOOK!

Your pet could be our Beach Bum Biscuit Pet of the Day!

Mermaids in Our Midst: Barb Ogden

     This week, our Mermaid is near and dear to all of us at Mermaid Cottages. Barb Ogden has been with us here on Tybee for a few years now, and in that time, has not only been a friend but has become a part of our family. Barb left her career in financial services to care for her mother, then moved to Tybee, and she and her two Corgies have been an important part of our lives ever since!
     As far as Mermaid Cottages, Barb has always gone above and beyond in every aspect of her work. From guest services to reservations, networking to logistics, there’s nothing Barb can’t do! She’s been especially helpful in coordinating and volunteering with our Mermaids Give Back efforts.
     Barb has decided to step back for some more time for herself and family, and we want to tell her just how much we love and appreciate her and everything she’s done here at Mermaid Cottages and on Tybee. Barb, you are a wonderful person and friend, and we are so glad to claim you in our family of Mermaids!
     Thankfully though, Barb is going to continue volunteering with us in our Mermaids Give Back events, so we won’t be in complete Barb-withdrawal! Barb, we wish you all the joy you so richly deserve…and all the laid-back, sand-in-your-shoes Tybee Time you can handle! We love you!