With this feature, we seek to capture a glimpse of what you and your neighbors have to say about a variety of topics, issues, events – and just plain fun questions.

Normally, you might find us anywhere around the community with a camera and note pad, asking simple questions and looking for thoughtful answers. During this coronavirus pandemic, we are practicing social distancing and turned to social media to ask readers and followers: “As the Dog Days of Summer approach, what is your dog doing to beat the heat?”

Kathleen Watkins, Bluffton: “George is eating things to get attention.”










Barry Kaufman, Bluffton: “Hank is never leaving the air conditioned comfort of his favorite seat.”


Leslie Haas, Bluffton: “Jo-Jo enjoys breezy rides to and from the dog park.”


Samantha Boyd, Bluffton: “Maggie, our 5-month-old puppy, keeps cool in the pool.”

Chip Jenkins, Bluffton: “As an adorable Chihuahua, Dixie is always a wee bit cold and wants her blanket.”