Introducing Maggie The Hound
Maggie is the newest member of the Good Hart family. As the “new hound in town” we’re confident that she’ll do a wonderful job representing Good Hart. Maggie 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 been bounced around a bit in her short life and we’re thrilled to now have here in Good Hart. Maggie’s just learning to type so that she can soon begin emailing the customers. 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.
Little Traverse Bay Humane Society
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. 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.