Puppy love in the Caribbean

Post date: Aug 22, 2019 9:53:57 PM

Boston Globe

By Christopher Muther

January 23, 2019

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos — The sand was warm, smooth, and the color of pale corn silk. The sky was bluer than Chris Pine’s eyes, and the tranquil water was warm, but still cool enough to be refreshing.

Mr. Cakestein wanted none of it.

“What do you think buddy? Should we hit the beach?” I asked. He looked at me silently, then looked away. I tried again. He planted himself on the sidewalk in a manner that indicated if I wanted to go to the beach, I would be going solo.

I took a breath and remembered that Mr. Cakestein was not with me for my amusement. Nor was he an accessory. He was a puppy in my care. I went to Potcake Place, a nonprofit dog rescue in Providenciales earlier that day and agreed to care for him as part of the rescue’s wildly popular program allowing visitors to take dogs out in the morning for two hours of exercise and socialization.

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