Downeast Dog News

September Letter from the Publisher

By Jenn Rich | Sep 01, 2021

Dear Dog News Readers,

It is with much sadness that we say goodbye to Bammy, our dog columnist. Bammy’s human, Nancy (aka Boss to Bammy), has helped share his adventures and advice to fellow dogs in his “Ask Bammy” column each month. We want to thank both for their contribution to our paper. Bammy started writing for us shortly after I became publisher, and I will surely miss hearing from him each month. You can read Bammy’s final column on page 7. We hope you will join us in sending out healing thoughts and prayers to Nancy who is mourning her beloved friend.

As it turns out, our center spread focuses on pet loss this month. We don’t mean for this to be a depressing issue, but it is an inevitable moment that all pet owners will face. It is not a topic I like to dwell on because it will certainly be one of the hardest days of my life when I say goodbye to my sweet Pepper, however, it is good to not only have a plan in mind for our pets’ aftercare but also what happens if we are the ones who pass first? Who will look after our furry friends then? You might expect that your family or friends will take them, but it is better to ask to be certain.

So, give all of your pets an extra snuggle or treat, take more adventures and make more beautiful memories. If you’re like me, you probably have a ton of photos in your phone but you might also consider having some professional pet portraits done. There are a lot of talented artists out there who would love to help you.

This summer has certainly been different. We saw some warm temps early on, lots of rain, really hot and humid days . . . I’m not quite sure what to expect from fall, but I plan to enjoy as much outdoor time as I can!

All the best,

Jenn and Pepper