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Boonie IS a Breed

It’s no secret that Guam, like many other islands, has a huge stray dog population problem. These strays, aka boonies, can be found on every corner and parking lot due to the rock's lack of proper animal control. While the animal shelter - yes, we have just one -...

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Island Granny to the Rescue!

While I live in the mountains on the edge of the rainforest in Dominica, the island is so steep and narrow (13 miles wide, 26 miles long with 5,000 ft.volcanoes) that I am still in close proximity to the sea. Truly the best of both worlds - lucky me! When I've had...

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The Adventurous Life of Barley The Pirate Dog

Instead of always hearing about life on a rock from a human's perspective, perhaps to mix things up you’d like to hear it from the floor-level vantage point of a 4-legged furry being.... My name is Barley and I’m a mature 57 years old. (That's calculated into human...

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Cocks on Rocks

Get your mind out of the gutter, will ya? Where I come from, a cock is a creature that crows and you can openly - without judgement or raised eyebrows - name things after them. You can have cock-a-leekie pie or go to the Cock & Balls Pub. No... wait a minute... I...

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The Day My Dog Became Island Royalty

We have been living on St. Maarten for about 9 years now. When we first got here, we had no pets. But the island seemed to know something was missing in our lives, so shortly thereafter, we were adopted by a dog and a cat. I can say without a doubt that these two rock...

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This Means War

When I first moved to St. John in 2002, I was excited to get to know the local fauna. The mongoose were adorable, the iguanas were great to take photos of, and my first donkey sighting felt like just about the coolest thing ever. I could deal with the occasional pig...

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