Greetings From Maggie The Hound
Maggie is the newest member of the Good Hart family. A rescue from Michigan, Maggie joined our family as the resident hound in March of 2015 and was adopted just two weeks after the sad and unexpected passing of Jessie The Hound, our beloved walker coonhound that did the finest job any dog could do being the face of Good Hart for over 8 years. Maggie’s was bounced around a bit and we’re thrilled that she ended up here in Good Hart. Be sure to say hi to Maggie on your next visit!
Jessie The Hound – RIP
(d. March 2, 2015)
A message from Jessie:
In August, 2007, the lady from the Good Hart General Store found me at the Little Traverse Bay Humane Society’s Howl at the Moon event. We clicked right away and I followed her around all night long hoping to be adopted.
SURE ENOUGH – IT WORKED!
She and her husband Jim adopted me and the rest is history. When I got to Good Hart I met Skilly – a lovable golden retriever (see bottom photo) who had been in at the store since 1996. A sad time came soon after I arrived as Skilly lost her battle with cancer and went on to the rainbow bridge.
Before she left, Skilly taught me everything I needed to know about Good Hart. I spent my winter days curled up in the Post Office – out of the cold and snow – and where the awesome UPS guy would give me treats every afternoon. Then in the summer, I got to hang out with all the nice people that came to the picnic area. I sure did have a great life in Good Hart!!
After a long and wonderful life, God suddenly took me to be with Skilly and Mackinaw and the rest of the Good Hart dogs on March 2, 2015. I felt bad leaving everyone so suddenly, but I have to admit that I’m happy to see they’ve already picked up another good looking HOUND! Nice to know, I’ve left a legacy. Welcome to Good Hart, Maggie! I hope she loves Good Hart as much as I did and to all the visitors that come and go – enjoy your time in this beautiful part of the world!! See you on the other side!
Love and Peace in Good Hart,
Jessie The Hound
And THIS is RENIE
She’s no hound dog. Renie’s another rescue dog who we adopted in August, 2011. She’s named after Hurricane Irene and she’s super sweet, but a little goofy – just look at her! Renie lived in the Bahamas (fancy)… she’s a Royal Bahamian Potcake (translate, island mut) and she was going to be euthanized before Hurricane Irene. But instead, a team of US and Canadien humane societies got together and flew Renie and 87 other Potcakes to the US where they were adopted. And here she is in Good Hart. Renie asked that we say hello to you because she isn’t allowed to use the computer. She isn’t even a US citizen that we know of.
Our Rescue Loves
Both Jessie and Renie were brought to us from the good people at Little Traverse Bay Humans Society and Maggie was adopted from a rescue in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Renie took the long way to Northern Michigan, originating in Freeport, Grand Bahama where she was due to be euthanized with some 80 other dogs at the Humane Society of Grand Bahama as the facility prepared for the possible devastation of Hurricane Irene in 2011. The US and Cananda organized a Puppy Lift bringing over 80 “Royal Bahamian Potcakes” to shelters across both countries. Renie was on that lucky flight to Miami where she then made her way to Northern Michigan and LTBHS, were we were fortunate to find her. Visit the LTBHS website to see the loving dogs and cats available for adoption. Maybe you’ll be lucky enough to be a forever home for one of these furry friends. And should you wish to make a donation to the HSGB, they’re a fine group of individuals always terribly hard up for funding.