Cape Ann Animal Aid Pet of The Week- Lolita

Lolita – Pet of the Week


I am Lolita a ten-month-old pup who is Chihuahua mix residing at the Cape Ann Animal Aid until I am adopted.  I don’t appreciate the remarks by the dog next to me about my ears.   Do you trip over your ears? Are those antennas? I just looked at him politely and said, at least I am housebroken!

I am a great dog and hope that my new family comes to adopt me soon.  If you are looking for a great dog,  I am all ears!  The Blessing of the Animals will be held on Sun., Oct. 2 at 2 p.m. at Harvey Park (new location) in Rockport in celebration of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi.   The Rev. Karin E. Wade, rector of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, invites all Cape Ann pets to this ecumenical service.   Animals should be on a lead, or in a carrier. 

Maybe I will be adopted in time to attend the Blessing!

Miss Fern From Cape May New Jersey High And Dry On The Rocks Off The Breakwater In Gloucester Pics From Dani Lubbers

All Photos From Dani Lubbers
Video From Joey C Here
The Latest Pictures From Joey C Including A Panorama Of The Scene Here
All The Panoramas Here

Attention Coast guard Station Gloucester, we may have hit somethin’ over heah.


John Ronald Reuel Tolkien Quote Of The Week from Greg Bover

"Not all those who wander are lost.
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien


(1872-1973) from The Fellowship of the Ring
Click the picture for the Tolkien Wikipedia page

Tolkien, 1916   
Tolkien was born to English parents in the Orange Free State (now part of
the Union of South Africa). His father died when John was three and his
mother when he was eleven. Subsequently raised by a guardian, he attended
Exeter College at Oxford, served as a signals officer in World War One, and
worked as an etymologist on the Oxford English Dictionary, later spending 34
years as a professor at Oxford University, first of Anglo-Saxon and later of
English. Although he first gained academic recognition as a translator and
interpreter of the epic Beowulf, his book The Hobbit, originally written in
the 1930’s for the enjoyment of his children, became one of the most popular
books of the 20th century. The sequel trilogy, The Lord of the Rings, made
Tolkien first a cult figure and finally a reluctant celebrity. In 1971 he
was made Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth.

Good Harbor Beach Going to the Dogs

September 15 has come and gone so it is OK to take your dogs for a run on Good Harbor Beach. Good to see that everyone was picking up after their dogs. Rubber Duck hates to step in it.  After the Mug Up on Sunday we took a stroll down the beach. I had to try out my Five Finger Vibrams. Worked great. They didn’t fill with sand and I felt like I was walking barefoot.

One of the main reasons for getting the Vibrams was for fishing off the rocks. Epic fail. The type of Vibram that coats the bottom of these things makes walking on slick Rockport rocks like a cross between walking on ice skates, axle grease, and ball bearings. Not good. Back to the standard Timberline work boot.

But the ultimate reason for buying them, driving Joey up a wall, they work perfectly.


New Auction House Opens in Gloucester!

A week from this Wednesday, on October 5, Walt Kolenda will be holding his first Gloucester  auction in the Cape Ann Industrial Park. I’ve been helping Walt open box after box of the contents of the estate of Wentworth Professor of Aviation, Lockhart Smith, of Saugus, MA. There are old (back to the early 1900’s) aviation magazines, original flight training manuals and handbooks, antique aviation collectibles, ephemera
( collectible written and printed matter), memorabilia, postcards, awards, etc.We unearthed a bunch of very cool old hobby model kits of airplanes, cars, ships, spaceships, robots, and more. There is plenty of antique/vintage glassware, lighting, pottery, porcelain, jewelry and who knows what else!

If you’re looking for furniture, the auction will include mission oak chairs, a solid cherry drop front desk with glass bookcase, a hand painted Asian cabinet, a Hoosier cabinet with Tambour doors, pine corner shelf, and other  really nice pieces.Walt moved to Gloucester in August of  2010, and although new to the area, has been in the auction/antiques business for about 30 years. He’s very excited to be holding his first Gloucester auction and plans on making it at least a monthly event, with special event auctions added as needed.

The monthly auctions will take place on the 1st Wednesday evening of each month at 6pm, inspection starts at 3pm the day of the sale.

There will be no buyer’s premium for this auction. Terms of payment accepted are cash, known checks and credit cards.

Walt is also an antiques appraiser and webmaster at his online appraisal site,

To see more pictures and details go to his page.

The background story on the estate being purchased here can be found on

If you have any questions about this or future auctions call 978-636-3101 or email to


17 Kondelin Rd.  #7
Gloucester, MA 01930

The auction starts sharp at 6pm (inspection 3-6)

Chickity Check It! Jenny and Nick from Fitness Health and Food Do The Gloucester Rockport Thing

Jenny writes-

We happened upon Shiner because yesterday Nick and I decided to continue Gettin’ Around New England Tour with a trip south along the shore to Gloucester and Rockport, Massachusetts.

Gloucester is a historically industrial town that still houses the headquarters of several seafood companies including this commercial star…

click the link below to check out their adventure-

We Get Around – Gloucester and Rockport, MA Edition

rockport, ma, french bulldog puppy

corny nick, glouchester, ma