Just another cool critter we see from time to time in between flats at Andros South.
Those who have joined us for any length of time on South Andros have undoubtedly noticed the friendly family of potcake puppies who call our grounds home. As many of you know, over the years, a few of those pooches have become a part of our little family here at Andros South – a small part of what we think makes our lodge feel more like a home away home to our returning guests than your standard fishing lodge.
In fact, on more than one occasion, a few of our guests have tossed around the idea of adopting one of our local potcake puppies..
Well, recently our good friend and long time Deneki host, Louis Cahill, did just that! He wrote a great piece about it on his blog, Gink and Gasoline, which we just couldn’t help ourselves but share.
So, if you’ve joined us in recent years at Andros South, are a dog-lover, or just simply enjoy a touching story with a happy ending, we suggest you give it a read by clicking right here.
Good on you Louis. Thanks for giving our little buddy the life she deserves.
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We’re happy to report that the clinic went well, and that a handful of local dogs were spayed/neutered, including a few of our favorite pooches that many of you undoubtedly have been acquainted with around the Tiki Hut at Andros South.
More importantly, we’re confident that the clinic has helped to shed light on the issue of the stray dog population on South Andros, and are hopeful that it will lead to more widespread spay/neuter efforts in the near future.
According to BAARK, one unaltered female dog and her subsequent offspring can produce up to 67,000 puppies in only six years! Therefore, each and every dog makes a huge difference in promoting a healthy dog population.
We wanted to take today to give a big thanks to Dr. Dorsett for dedicating his time and efforts to such a noble cause, as well as all of you who donated to BAARK’s efforts. We sincerely appreciate it.
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Potcake (pɒt-keɪk): noun. Mixed breed of dogs indigenous to the Bahamas, officially recognized as the Royal Bahamian Potcake.
No fishing lodge is complete without a camp dog, and those who have joined us at Andros South have surely been aquainted with a few of the local potcakes who frequent our grounds on a regular basis. In fact, we’d be willing to bet that names like Cookie, Brownie, and Dixie resonate with more than a few of you reading this post.
However, those of you who have spent any time on South Andros are also well aware of the rampant number of stray dogs wandering all over the island – a problem we’ve been hoping to do something about for years.
Well, we’re happy to report that we’ll be hosting a spay/neuter clinic on South Andros Island from December 9th – 11th organized by BAARK – A volunteer run organization dedicated to reducing the number of homeless dogs and cats throughout the islands of the Bahamas.
The good folks at BAARK have agreed to spay/neuter as many pooches as possible during their stay with us in hopes of promoting a healthier potcake popoluation on South Andros. However, with no paid employees or government funding, BAARK is entirely funded by donation.. And they could use your help!
A little bit goes a long way and donating is easy – Simply direct your browser to BAARK’s donation page by clicking right here, choose the ‘Spay and Neuter Progam’ under the drop down menu and click ‘Donate.’ Any major credit card can be used, and payment is received securely through Paypal.
We ask you to please consider contributing to BAARK’s efforts, not only for our four legged friends here on South Andros, but throughout the Bahamas as well.
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Last Monday the moon was closer to the earth than its been in nearly 68 years. Wow.
Needless to say, it looked pretty darn cool hanging over the Slack Tide Bar at Andros South. We snapped a photo, and today we decided to share that photo with you.
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Today we kick off our 2016/2017 bonefishing season at Andros South, and needless to say we’re pretty excited.
We’ll be reporting each day from our humble abode here on South Andros Island, and plan on keeping you up to date as the season unfolds.
Let the bonefishing begin!
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If you’ve been to our lodges before, you probably recognize that the photo above was taken on location at Andros South, our gig on South Andros Island in the Bahamas.
You might even notice the young fellow in the photo as well – That’s Mike Sanders, our general manager of Deneki Outdoors.
And, if you’re really observant, you might be asking yourself, “why in the world is Mike so bundled up?”
Well, contrary to popular belief, it can actually get cold in the Bahamas! Obviously ‘cold’ is a relative term (‘cool’ would be more accurate), but when a cold front rolls in during the winter months, temperatures can dip into the low 60’s or even into the high 50’s in rare circumstances. That might not seem very cold to some, but such temperatures can make for a chilly boat ride in the morning. Case in point – Mike is from Anchorage, Alaska, so yeah, he knows cold.
Therefore, we always recommend packing a light jacket or fleece – Even when traveling to the Bahamas! Packable synthetic puffy style jackets work really well and take up very little space in the process. In fact, your humble editor never travels any where in the world without one!
So, no matter where you’re headed, pack the puffy, you won’t regret it.