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Where Does Your Good Go? The Rescue of Rapa

where does your good goWhere does your good go?  Within each of us is a capacity for doing good for others and when we do this good the rewards are great.  This entry is part of a blog series about how our Mermaids Make A Difference.  It’s not a platform for us to just talk about our good deeds and to pat ourselves on the back.  It’s an opportunity to share our passions and to inspire others.  We don’t all have to be passionate about the same things, but it is important for each of us to be open to helping others.  Some people are fortunate enough to have lots of time and resources to do great things.  Others with less resources can make just as much of an impact.  We just have to do good when and where we see the need.  Have you thought about it?  Where does your good go?

where does your good go

One of the passions we are happy to share is our work to educate and preserve wildlife around the world.  Lead by our Head Mermaid Diane, our Mermaids have donated time, monies and resources to fund education and to support conservation efforts around the world.  Here’s an update from one of our partners. …

The Elegance of Elephants: An Afternoon Safari Soiree

the elegance of elephants: an afternoon safari soireeThe Elegance of Elephants: An Afternoon Safari Soiree is the first production of our new sponsorship with  Save The Elephants.  Relentless poaching is threatening Africa’s elephants as their lives are taken for their tusks. Last year more than 30,000 elephants were illegally poached. This equates to one elephant every twenty minutes.  Save The Elephants relies on donations from individuals and foundations to fund its work to secure a future for elephants.

On Sunday, May 17th, renowned artist Bellamy Murphy will host this very important fundraiser at her Isle of Hope home.  This is the first time Bellamy has opened her home for such an event, so you can understand how important your passion and support is to our cause.  Many supporters, conservationists and philanthropists have joined together to produce this inaugural afternoon safari soiree.

the elegance of elephants: an afternoon safari soiree


  • Sunday, May 17th, 3-6 p.m., Bellamy Murphy, 3 Wymberly Point Road, Isle of Hope
  • Limited to 200 guests only at $100 per person
  • Light Hors D’oeuvres presented by Elizabeth’s on 37th
  • Savannah Bloody Mary’s presented by Executive Chef Jeremy Diehl of Elizabeth’s on 37th and Savannah Bloody Mary Mix
  • Complement of wines presented by National Distributing Company
  • Original Bellamy Art presented by the artist with a portion of the sales going to Save the Elephants to combat the poaching of these elegant elephants and to sponsor a Kenyan girl to go to Secondary school for four years.
  • Elegant attire of Caftan Casual or Safari Chic
  • Inquiries and information to  or 912 313 0784

Puppies On Our Shoes

puppies on our shoesWe have so much fun with our pet guests and our pet fosters and now we can even have puppies on our shoes!  We meet the most wonderful heroes working in pet rescue communities and we are very excited to share our new relationship with Pennsylvania artist Jennifer Morrison.  We met Jennifer through our Facebook friends at Scottie SalesAll items with Scotties on to buy & sell .  Jennifer creates custom shoes with your favorite pets in mind.  She most often works with Westies and Scotties, but she’s so talented she can create your shoes with your favorite pets, too.  The best part?  Jennifer donates the proceeds from her shoe sales to pet rescues, pet fosters and pets with medical needs.

pippies on our shoes

Those of us working to rescue and foster pets in need are very familiar with Jennifer’s calling.  “My husband says if I bring one more blankety-blank dog home I’m gonna be single, so me painting shoes is just a small way I can pay it forward to doggies.  I always donate a pair to online dog rescue auctions and such…I had a pair raise over $100 for a rescue, which is fantastic!  I have one pair in an auction right now for a lady who owns I think four scotties and she is in the hospital and needs help caring for her Scotties.  I am always happily painting shoes for doggies!”

puppies on our shoes

In most cases, Jennifer’s creations run about $25 plus shipping.  Sometimes, mens sizes may run a little more, as well as some creations that require more time and supplies.  You can chose silhouettes like we did or you can send Jennifer photos of your precious pets and she’ll create your shoes with their portraits.

puppies on our shoes

Our shoes arrived in very short time along with the wonderful news of how our proceeds benefitted a new mommy and her puppies.
She just had four puppies.  She got pulled from the shelter and literally started having puppies in the car! Isn’t she adorable?  This is one of the rescuers that got her.”

puppies on our shoes

I can’t imagine a day when Mermaid Cottages would ever turn down a pet who needs to be rescued or fostered and now we can help rescue even more pets in need.  Please LIKE the Scottie SalesAll items with Scotties on to buy & sell Facebook page and order your pet shoes from Jennifer ( orJennifer MorrisonScottie Sales – To buy & sell items with Scottie dogs on ).  Also, please LIKE and support our wonderful rescue team at One Love Animal Rescue.  Soon, you’ll have people saying, “Hey! You’re got puppies on your shoes!”  They’ll be even more spectacular if the rescue pet on your leash matches the one on your shoes!

Tybee Ends October With The Big Squeeze

tybee ends october wit the big squeezeTybee ends October with the Big Squeeze when the Mobile Mamography Unit rolls into town on Thursday, October 30th!  Once again, our Seaside Sisters want you to push ’em up and point ’em out.  Our island air helps keep ’em perky!  We just enjoy mashin’ y’all so much we want you to stop by and reward yourself before and after you put ’em out there!

Grab your favorite girls and wear your best pearls today, all day long!  Show us your pearls and you’ll get a $10 Gift Certificate that’ll be good on any purchase during the Seaside Sisters Holiday Open House on November 8th and 9th.

tybee ends october with the big squeeze

Then, call 912.819.6800 to schedule your mammogram! …

Enjoy Veterans Day with Mermaid Cottages

enjoy veterans day with mermaid cottagesWe are proud to honor and support our military guests and families and we really want you to enjoy Veterans Day with Mermaid Cottages!  From November 10-17, 2014, Mermaid Cottages is offering  a special military discount of 25% off.  Just choose your cottage from our collection, book it online and enter your Special Military Discount Code HEROES2014.  This discount is available to Active Duty, Retired, Reserve, National Guard, Veteran(Inactive) members and families.  The 25% is taken off the regular per night rental charge.

Just take a look at some of our cottages available for your discount when you report for much needed R&R and Tybee Time November 10-17!

enjoy veterans day with mermaid cottages

Back River Bungalow has a large front porch with rocking chairs and a large back screened porch with a hammock.  This strategic location is close to the Alley III Kayak …