Otis is a six year-old Jack Russell terrier who retrieves The Laker every week. He loves to read Randall Grantham’s column and of course check out the other pets in the “pet of the week.” Otis likes to learn new things like how to bring in the mail without tearing it up and how to play hide and seek. He is quite particular about other dogs and generally does not like them. Otis lives with his sister Jackie and dad and mom, Gary and Shari LaVigne, in Land O’ Lakes.
Bria is a 12-week old Chiness Shar Pei puppy. She is incredibly smart and loves to play with everyone: person and dog alike. She has become a local celebrity in the neighborhood. Bria walks to and from our son’s school everyday and must stop at every person who passes to say “Hi.” She is potty-trained, knows sit and heel, and has a great personality. We can’t wait to see how much we can train her to do. We have been blessed by having her. Bria’s proud parents are Angie and Tony Lokotnicki of Wesley Chapel.