Recently Tana Pesso, author of the exciting forthcoming title, First Invite Love In (His Holiness Penor Rinpoche is also a contributor) was featured in the Gloucester Daily Times for practicing what she teaches.
Rescuing ‘Miss Biz’ Missing Shih Tzu puppy retrieved from marsh
By Jonathan L’Ecuyer
ROCKPORT — A dog-lover and the author of an upcoming book about the Buddhist notion of compassion endured hours of torrential downpours and waist-high mud at Mill Pond early Saturday morning — all to rescue a Shih Tzu puppy named Miss Biz who went missing last Tuesday.
The 9-pound puppy captured the hearts of many in the community after she escaped from the home of caretaker Betty Alaimo of Jewett Street, and was reported missing last Tuesday afternoon.
Alaimo and her friend Colleen Magrath spent hours hanging posters and making phone calls last week, efforts that drew a great deal of attention to the missing canine and inspired many in the community to help — and not because they wanted the $1,000 reward.
Town Hall employee Mary Bourguignon was “really instrumental” in the search, said Magrath. Bourgignon called all the local veterinary clinics and animal shelters in the first hours after the dog went missing, but to no avail.
Then, at 2 a.m. Saturday, some 31/2 days after Miss Biz disappeared, something in the swamp behind Tana Pesso’s Mill Lane house awoke the senses of her two dogs.
“They started barking and barking,” Pesso said yesterday. “I woke up and heard this barking from the marsh behind my house.”
Pesso quickly realized the barking was not coming from her dogs, both of which she rescued.