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From the streets of Nassau to the Hills of Litchfield County, Connecticut
By Kim Aranha, President, Bahamas Humane Society
Aug 23, 2013 - 5:51:35 AM

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Nassau, Bahamas - The Lillie family (Brian, Sanna, and their daughter Ivy) have waited for their summer vacation in the Bahamas to adopt their new family members after their two beloved Boxers passed away. The family came to the Bahamas Humane Society and spent a long time playing with the puppies before choosing the two lucky pups.

Mr. Lillie, a fine arts and photography teacher, did some Bahamian Folklore research and the little white female will be called "Lusca" and the little golden male "Chickcharney."

"We wanted them to have true Bahamian names," he said.

There are lots of people from different countries who want to adopt a Potcake. These dogs are highly regarded in other countries and people will go to great lengths and expense to  get one to the US, Canada, South America and Europe.  Most Bahamians do not realize what amazing dogs the Potcakes actually are.

I hope that local residents will be encouraged to make Potcakes their family pets when they see how much foreigners love them. We have lots of lovely puppies and adult dogs at the shelter waiting for homes, and a very large amount of cats and kittens looking for people to adopt them.

For more information please contact the shelter at 242 323 5138 and ask for Fiona or Linda.

About the author: Kim Aranha grew up in the Berry Islands with her first dog, a beloved potcake named “Friendly” (who was anything but!). First educated at home, and then in boarding school in Switzerland, Kim moved to Rome, Italy in 1974 to pursue a career in the dramatic arts and ended up working as an interpreter. She moved back to The Bahamas in 1980, and now lives in Nassau with her husband Paul, and their two grown sons. Kim has 5 dogs, 1 goldfish, 12 fresh water  turtles, 1 Asian box turtle and 2 Budgerigars. Her idea of relaxing is being home to take care of all her pets. Kim is President of the Bahamas Humane Society, and is co-chairman of the Bahamas Sea Turtle Conservation Group. Kim can be contacted at berryislandgirl@gmail.com


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