The TV had many flashbacks this weekend of late August 2005 when Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf coast of the United States. New Orleans and coastal Mississippi were hit particularly hard. The town of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi was battered by a 30 foot surge leveling beachfront neighborhoods. It was in one of these neighborhoods that Nikki Moon, innkeeper of the Bay Town Inn, resided with her Scottie Maddie. With the inn collapsing around her, Nikki, Maddie and two others escaped to a nearby oak tree. For several hours, while the storm raged around them, Nikki with Maddie tucked under her along with the others, clung to what is now known as the Angel Tree.
Niki rebuilt the Bay Town Inn; once again terriers are in residence but the old oak died so a local artist carved it into angels. It stands across from the inn, a sentinel on the shore.
Mom and I loved this story. Hope you did too. ~ Lucy