Photo Essay

July/August 2001 Issue

Pets in Paradise

Many area business owners, professionals, and entrepreneurs have found the ideal way to enjoy the company of their pets, even when they go to work. Times of the Islands takes a look at some locals who have discovered the joy and therapeutic effects of taking their dog (or cat, bird, or other pet) to the office.

Island Realtor Dick Everly of Sanibel Susan and VIP Realty carries white maltese Bonnie Belle in an unusual pet carrier.
Island Dental’s Cookie Hotchkiss fills time between fillings with her “schnoodle,” Lucy.
Even veterinarian Dr. Barry Hendon can’t get enough of pets in the office. Here he takes a break with his cat, Rocky.
Toy fox terrier Butch always keeps Realtor Kathryn Gaeta of VIP Realty company as she works at the computer.

Sanibel Island Bookshop owner Hollie Smith relaxes in her store with Akita-husky Nico, who can read her like a book.

Cedar Chest Jewelry’s Pat Zambuto is assisted at the front counter by her yellow Labrador, Yogi.
Maggy the bullmastiff proudly poses in front of the Big Red Q print shop logo, while owner Barry Gordon takes a customer’s order.
Yellow Labrador Bubba, left, and golden retriever Josh hang out in the office of Barrier Island Title owners Janet and David McBee.
Nanny’s proprietor Jan Gabrielson enjoys the company of her fox terrier, Luke.
Bailey the golden retriever consults with Kathleen Cline of Island Consultants & Planners.
Even Times of the Islands has an office “mascot,” longhair Dachshund Bruno, seen here with Lisa Williams and Lauren Davies.
The Rev. George Ratzmann of St. Isabel Catholic Church considers his mealy Amazon Popeye to be one of his flock.
Linda Logan from the Sanibel Inn, with her always accommodating Jack Russell terrier, Kelli.
  Attorney Ron Urkovich counsels with his chocolate Labrador puppy, Riley.

To Laurel Burnsed of Royal Shell Vacations, her lovebird, Buddy, is truly a bird of
Janie Pritchard of Priscilla Murphy Realty and her Lhasa apso, Sammie welcome prospective home buyers to the islands.