Friends gather at the Caribbean Club for the closing party of the benefit walk in 2020. KEYS WEEKLY FILE PHOTO

Hi friends! Reef the fox here with your weekly “Reef’s Report.” 

I’m going to let the cat out of the bag here and let you all know that my mom was nominated for her volunteer work at Pawsitive Beginnings and will be recognized for that work Friday, Feb. 3, in  Key West as part of the Unsung Hero Celebration that is hosted by the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys. Pretty amazing, right? You may be wondering why my mom is considered a volunteer. That’s because she does not get paid to take care of us crazy foxes. All money that is donated to the nonprofit is used for our care and only our care. We have no paid staff here.

My mom may deserve a little something for putting up with me, but she sure doesn’t take

money from Pawsitive Beginnings. So that is why she is considered a volunteer. You may be

wondering if I will be going down to lunch? That is a big “no.” I have a feeling the Marriott

Beachside Hotel, where the lunch is being held, wouldn’t appreciate me running around like a crazy fox.

Events around town: On Thursday, Feb. 2 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Islamorada Brewery &

Distillery, MarrVelous Pet Rescue is hosting their Yappy Hour. There will be raffles and retail

items available, as well as some of our adorable, adoptable pups. Bring your four-legged friends for a “yappy” good time. If you bring a dog you can have BOGO beer or buy one get one half off cocktails on tap.

Sunday, Feb. 5 is the annual Ralphie Bra Walk. This event is held in honor of Ralph Smith, a

popular bartender in Key Largo who passed away on June 28, 2005. To celebrate Ralphie, his friends and associates organize this wonderful day each year. Registration is at

Sharkeys on the day of the event, starting at 11 a.m. and is a $25 donation. Registration includes six poker sheets. Additional poker sheets are available for purchase. Participants with the best poker hands at the end of the walk will win exciting prizes. All money raised is donated directly to the Cancer Foundation of the Florida Keys and the Upper Keys Humane Society.

That’s all for this week. Keep up with us at and until next time,

Reef, over and out!

Reef was born on a fur farm on or around March 28, 2021. He was able to be rescued when his mother and siblings started to reject him. Reef is missing toes on his front, right paw and the tip of his tail is missing due to injuries sustained in his short time on the fur farm. Reef arrived at Key Largo on May 6, 2021 by Nicole Navarro, of Pawsitive Beginnings Inc.