Vero Beach mermaid poses with Kai during a recent photoshoot. CONTRIBUTED

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

So, who’s ready for some cooler weather? Because I sure am. It’s getting a little cramped in the air conditioning now with five foxes in one space. Sure, we have a huge outdoor play area but come on, what reasonable fox wants to be outside in this heat during the day? Wild foxes live outside all year long, but I’m not a wild fox, nor have I ever been, so those rules don’t apply to me. 

Baby fox Kai and I are learning to coexist quite well. He leaves me alone and I almost always leave him alone so that works out well. Speaking of Kai, he had a photoshoot last week with one of his sponsors. And get this, his sponsor is a mermaid. Vero Beach Mermaid to be exact, and she is super nice. She has been here to visit us before. You might think I would be jealous that the new fox in town got to have a photoshoot, but nope. Not jealous one bit. I do not like being held, I do not like posing on cue. I am a photographer’s worst nightmare actually. You should see how many photos mom has to take before she gets one that is worthy of social media. 

Our fundraising event is rapidly approaching and mom has been busy ordering all the good food for the sunset cruise. If you are going to be in town on Dec. 10, then you need to save the date and get your tickets when they go on sale Saturday, Oct 1. It’s going to be a fun one. I heard someone painted a one-of-a-kind portrait of me for the silent auction. I bet that will raise a lot of money because who wouldn’t want my smiling face hanging on their wall forever?

Anywho, there is a cool fundraiser going on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. down at the Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina on Celebration Island. Zenfully Aware Yoga, the Islamorada Resort Collection, and Coral Restoration Foundation are bringing you on an adventure – a yoga practice centered around how the moon affects our coral reefs, cueing coral spawning each year, the start of a new life for one of our planet’s most precious ecosystems. This class is complimentary for resort guests. A donation to Coral Restoration Foundation is suggested. Admission for non-guests is $25 per ticket.

So that’s all for this week. Stay up to date with all of our fox news at 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.