Jim and I want to thank all the good people in Oriental NC who helped us at a tough time....Tom, at the Oriental Marina..for the loan of your car to get groceries and food for the dogs, and your unending patience with me for all the faxes and phone calls necessary to straighten out the insurance mess. Lisanne Erickson at the Oriental Pet Parlour ...for making a special trip to the motel to bring me much needed bird food for Babe..I'd only been able to get parakeet food at the grocery....so if you are in the area and need grooming or boarding...contact her at 252 249 0243. If she will go above and beyond for someone who wasnt even a customer..think what good care your pet will receive.....and to the annominous donor who left a gift certificate at The Inland Waterway Treasure Company for us after hearing we had saved only the pets and the clothes on our back..minus shoes..
We talked to several people who had either visited Oriental because of a problem with their boat or to wait out a storm and ended up staying...We can understand why...It is a pet, boat and people friendly town......we'll be back.
And, of course, the Coast Guard at Hobucken, NC....for making such a rapid response to our "Mayday" and the care and concern for us and our pets. We are deeply indebted to you.