Pet swap made a rainy day brighter

We all woke last Sunday morning to a gentle rain on the roof. It was still raining as we set up our tents, our swap items and our auction donations. And it was still raining as we stood together under those tents and debated canceling. We didn’t. The event started at 1 p.m. and the day got brighter. No, it didn’t stop raining, but a variety of dedicated souls showed up with bright smiles, donations, auction bids and a few dogs too! We talked and laughed and we supported the dog park.

The board of directors, and I dare say all of the users of the Orcas Off-Leash Area, are very grateful for the support of everyone who came out to our Swap and Auction on a dreary day. We couldn’t have had a successful event without the people who donated pet equipment and the auction donations and services provided by these businesses: Animal Supply Co., Blue Heron Bed and Breakfast, Bucking Doe Store and Studio, Canidae Pet Foods, Chappy’s Septic Service, Creature Comforts Pet Sitting, Crow Valley Pottery, Deer Harbor Charters, Deer Harbor Community Club, Islands Sounder, Liddle Assistance Dog School, Orcas Veterinary Service, The Outlook Inn, Pawki’s for Pets, Red Barn Pet Products and Tony’s Internet Solutions.

Jeff Hanson

Board of Directors of the Orcas Off Leash Area