I have yet to check it out yet, but a little bird by the name of Mel-Lynda Andersen has told me Brookswood fixture Annette Waterman and her faithful, fourlegged, furry sidekick Peanut have taken over as owners of the neighbourhood's long-standing pet store.
And I'm told, she's made a few modifications to the store, including renaming it Petfude.ca.
After 35 years in business, former PetFare owner Michael Brown retired, handing over the reins of the shop to long-time his employee of 20 years, Waterman.
Many of you may already know Waterman and can personally account for her love of animals. She and Brown were dolling out pepperoni treats to Brookswood dogs and selling pet food and supplies to their owners for more than two decades.
In fact, speaking to her love of animals, here's a tidbit some of you might not be aware of. Waterman has apparently rescued hundreds through the years, including Sprout, a large parrot that was a rescue and became a resident of the store for years, and now Peanut, who belonged to a former customer until he could no longer take care of her and asked Waterman to take over.
Petfude.ca reopened on Sept. 1 in the same old location in Brookswood village.
Thanks for the info Mel-Lynda, I'll be by to check out the renovated digs soon.
Catch Andersen's full accounting of the changes online at www.langleyadvance.com, search "Petfude"
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