This and that at the end of the 21-22 season for Palm Beach animal lovers

When Roberta Weiss and her husband Tezcan floor moved to Palm Beach, they were surprised to see a large dog sitting in the hallway of their new condo. They were even more surprised when they learned that this dog, belonging to their neighbors, Eames Yatesand his wife, Pamela Taylor Yateshad left the neighbor’s apartment alone.

“When we go out, sometimes he does a jailbreak,” laughed Eames.

William of Worth, a rescue dog, lives with Eames and Pamela Yates, but rings the doorbells of neighbors and their dogs whom he wants to visit.

Incredibly, this dog, which they call William of Worth [Avenue] sometimes takes the elevator, rings the bell and visits another floor. And here’s a handy trick he also knows: he can even open and close Yates’ sliding doors.

This incredible “super dog” had an incredible trip to Palm Beach. He was found in a trash can and the Eames took him in. They quickly discovered that he only understood Spanish, so when they decided to keep William permanently, Eames took a Spanish course so he could talk to his dog!

Celeste Jones' Maltese named Bunny is dressed as a ballerina for her 2-year-old birthday

It’s Puppy Party Time

The pandemic has not only put a damper on people’s parties, but also animal parties. But now throwing birthday parties for our dogs and cats is coming back. celeste jones had to postpone a first birthday party for her Maltese, Bunny, during the pandemic. But she just threw a party for her second birthday “and I plan to throw one for her every year.” She also didn’t let COVID stop her from having “my furry kid.” When the pandemic canceled her flight, she drove 44 hours to pick up what she now calls her “pandemic pup” and her “COVID baby.”

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Another positive thing a local did during the pandemic was release a book. Deborah RobinsonThe romance of “Lily Rose” has been guided through the pandemic by her golden retriever, Chocolate Lab (rescued from Hurricane Katrina), her springer spaniel and her German shepherds. As the pandemic raged outside, “they were like a muse, calming me down, and were a nice distraction when I had writer’s block. I find the best inspiration was the love of my animals and the nature.

Pet events galore!

Despite the pandemic, there have still been several fabulous pet-centric events this season.

Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League raised nearly $1 million at its 50th annual Yule Ball. Wow. And nearly 700 people and their dogs came out for their 21st annual Barry Crown Walk for the Animals, raising nearly $150,000.

American Humane hosted a “Pups4Patriots” dinner dance at Club Colette; plus a brunch and book launch at Café Boulud; and a “Pups FOREPatriots” (get it?) Golf Invitational & Luncheon.

Big Dog Ranch Rescue hosted their annual Wine Women & Shoes event at Mar-a-Lago.

And the last pet party was hosted by Save A Pet at Café Sapori, with cocktails and tapas and an amazing theatrical performance. Save a Pet was founded by Gertrude Maxwell, and this year they honored philanthropist Renee Morrison.

Tri-County Animal Rescue hosted their annual Peppermint Bark & ​​Brunch at Trump International, and they have another event coming up this year: a Mom and Pups Bark & ​​Brunch on May 1. Lois Pope. For tickets, go to

Piki the Miki, owned by Paulette Cooper Noble and her husband, Paul Noble, is a combination of several teacup breeds.

Meet the Miki — a personal note

Miki’s first dog, Piki, recently arrived in Palm Beach. My husband, Paul Noble, and I got it after losing the love (dog) of our life in mid-February. These rare and registered (but not with the AKC) little dogs are a cross between a Maltese, Teacup Shih-tzu, Papillon, Japanese Chin, and Yorkie. They are gentle, intelligent and weigh only 5 to 6 pounds. Given the Palm Beachers’ penchant for small dogs, we’re likely to see plenty more of them here.

Kathy Duffin's Havanese named Dazie is ready to fit into her travel bag for the trip north this summer.

Farewell, farewell and farewell

As car haulers leave the island for the summer, so do seasonal residents and their pets. Have a great summer, whatever your destination!

Frances Scaife's two Bengal cats, Oz above, Star below, are going to California this summer.

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