“Our dogs are water dogs; they love the beach as much as I do. We have to hold them back from running into the ocean. Even our oldest, Darcy, who is twelve, wants to run right into the water. But they also like to dress up; they wear tutus in the Fourth of July parade, and all four of them are going to pull me down the aisle in a wagon when I get married at the Westin next year. They’re part of my family—they really are.”
— Jennifer Vinge
As told to Jennifer Senator
Photograph by Gabriel Hanway
Jennifer Vinge, a teacher, has been coming to Jekyll since she was a baby and continues to enjoy its dog-friendly beaches with her daughter, Taylor, and three newfoundlands, Darcy, Willow, and Rosie. A fourth “newfie,” Gunther, will join their pack when she marries her fiance, Jeff Arent, on Jekyll next year.