Reef turned 2 years old on March 28. He was rescued from a Minnesota fur farm by Nicole Navarro, founder of Pawsitive Beginnings Inc. in Key Largo. CONTRIBUTED

Hi friends! Reef the fox here with your weekly “Reef’s Report.” I know last week’s report was a little heavy, but it certainly was an important topic to discuss. This week, I am pleased to let you all know that I turned 2 years old on March 28. 

Do you remember when I was just a wee fox pup making my Keys Weekly debut on the cover of the paper? A lot has happened in two short years, hasn’t it? It seems like just yesterday when I met my mom for the first time when she flew to Minnesota to pick me up. 

Oh, what I wouldn’t give to be young again and get all the attention and spoils that life has to offer. But those days are gone. Now, I have to share my space and my time with other foxes. Now don’t get me wrong, I sort of like my siblings but, let’s face it, I was born to be an only child (if you couldn’t tell by my screams of protest on literally everything) Oh well, as long as I always have first pick of toys, treats and “Dateline NBC” time, I’ll be fine, I suppose. Mom says she hopes that I never change because I am “one of a kind.” 

Louie the fox had his regular visit with our veterinarian, Michael Claudio, on March 31. Louie has to see the vet every few months to be sedated and have his ears cleaned. Both of Louie’s ears are deformed as a result of untreated hematomas during his time on a fur farm. Because they were never treated, once they eventually healed on their own, it left him with what is known as a “cauliflower ear,” which is where the cartilage was deformed during the trauma of the hematomas. Louie always does great at the vet, I hear, and when he gets home he feels like a new fox.

Events in town: Bring your pups to Big Daddy’s Grub and Beach Pub in Tavernier on Thursday, April 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. for Yappy Hour with MarrVelous Pet Rescues. 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.
Anywho, that’s all for this week. Thanks to all of my friends that tune in week after week for my reports. Who knew it would become so popular? Be sure to check out pawsitivebeginnings.org for links to all of our social media accounts.

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.