Sheriff Rick Ramsay with Reef. CONTRIBUTED

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

Boy oh boy, do I have a special treat for you all this week. I reached out to my favorite sheriff, Rick Ramsay, to ask him some questions and get some insight on what he thinks of yours truly. Rick (I can call him that because we are friends) happily replied and gave me the interview of the year for you all. So here it is, a “Reef the Fox exclusive.”

Reef: Hey there, Sheriff! It’s been a while since we’ve gotten to chat. Last time we saw each other I was still a wee baby, so I am super happy to be able to interview you today. First off, what is your favorite part of being sheriff of Monroe County?

Ramsay: My favorite part of being the sheriff is interacting with our amazing community each and every day and making a difference together.

Reef: Yes! You are super good at really being out there and supporting all sorts of things in the community. So what is your favorite thing to do on your days off?

Ramsay: My favorite thing to do when not working is to enjoy the day on the water and see all the beauty that the Keys have to offer.

Reef: We definitely live in a gorgeous place. I’m not a big fan of the water – I hate when mom used to give me baths when I was a baby – but maybe I would feel differently jumping into the ocean. But let’s not give mom any ideas, OK? So what is your favorite event to attend here in the Florida Keys?

Ramsay: “There are so many events I like to attend in the Keys. My favorite event to attend in the Keys is Michelle’s Foundation on Sunset Key.”

Reef: I’ve never been to that one. Maybe I can be your date this year? You have such a cool farm in Key West and I need to know, what is your favorite animal there?

Ramsay: There are so many wonderful animals on the farm, but my favorite animal is the lemurs. They are so animated and just love people. Such a beautiful animal.

Reef: I met those lemurs through the fence when I was a baby and we didn’t quite know what to think of each other. They are definitely animated. So here’s a question for you: what do you think about me? I know, I know, it’s kind of a silly question but I really am curious.

Ramsay: You are an inspiration to others and the movement against the horrible fur trade. You are making a difference in so many ways and are showing leadership as well as courage.

Reef: Wow! I am honored, Sheriff. I really hope I am making a difference and showing the world that foxes are friends and not fashion. Now, what are you most proud of when you think of our Keys’ community?

Ramsay: When I think of the Keys I am most proud of the amazing people who live here and make it one of the best places to live, work, play and raise a family.

Reef: Absolutely! We have so many amazing people here and so many love and support me and the other foxes. Truly a one human – and animal – family. Okay, so last question. It’s a big one! I am so good at sniffing things out, so might I ever have a chance at being hired with the MCSO?

Ramsay: You could work for MCSO sniffing out things and might start a trend in the law enforcement community; instead of K-9 on board we might see FOX on board one day.

Reef: Well, that’s it! Pack my bags mom, I’m going off to K-9 school. I’m going to be the best sniffer of things the MCSO has ever seen. A big thank you to Sheriff Rick Ramsay for this fun interview. Until then, Reef, over and out.

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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.