Even dogs want to move to Florida from Michigan

Our first West Villages Short Story contest concluded at the end of June and it proved what we suspected: West Villages residents adore their pets and many of you are great writers, too. All are worthy of recognition. Please enjoy this story by Kathy Samborsky of Gran Paradiso.

By Kathy Samborsky

Here’s how I found Candy.

After loosing my Cocker Spaniel named Sammy I decided I wanted to fill the hole that was in my heart. At the time I was working for the Road Commission in Detroit, Michigan. One of the mechanics had a girlfriend that worked for Animal Control. I thought it was a good idea to contact her.

I mentioned it to her that I wanted to adopt a small, white female dog. Several days later she brought me in a small, white female dog. I fell in love with the dog when I saw her. There was no history on her. She was a runaway.

We named her “Candy.” She is the most affectionate, lovable, friendly Maltese (I think) I have ever seen. “Candy” is just what I was looking for. I know she hated the cold weather of Michigan so here we are in “Beautiful West Villages.”