Thursday, March 28, 2013

Brittany Spaniel Artwork


S got a new app -  SketchMe! app by Bluebear for iPhone. 
He sent me his first sketch - of Byam. 

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Dog Day at Work -


Byam got to spend the day with her Boy at work.  She really likes to sit up on the desk, to get a better view of what is happening in the office.   Although no other dogs were there to visit with, a number of co-workers stopped by to say hello. 
She had a great day - dog friendly office!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Brittany and Bison

Jester Park has a new viewing area with a few elk and bison. 
The bison kept Byam amused for some time.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Summer of 2012 - Swimming in Lake Huron

 Right along the road, access to the water.
 Love dog friendly Michigan!!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Four Years old today! Birthday Cake! Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday wishes to Penny V
And to Byam's other 5 Sisters and 3 Brothers!


Byam is scheduled to go hunting this weekend for her birthday but don’t tell her we want to have it as a surprise for her.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Summer of 2012 - More Mackinac Island - Dog Friendly

Unbelievably dog accomodating!  
My feet were tired from walking all about the island, but just were not ready to leave.  So we decided to buy tickets for the horse-drawn carriage tour.  I'm not really excited about riding around with canned tours led by bored guides repeating the same jokes 6 times daily.  So my expectations were low, yet we were going to tour parts of the State Park that we'd not yet walked.  And with dogs welcome - were excited to take our Brittany Spaniel with us for an open air ride.

The horses were not surprised to have a puppy on board, so we took a photo of Byam with the three strong horses nearing the end of their day.  

Such a nice day!

We stayed until the last ferry which whisked us back to St. Ignace.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Summer of 2012 - Mackinac Island with Byam


Dogs are welcome here!  Thank you Michigan - great place to vacation if your family includes your puppy.  We listed to the information about the canons.  When we watched the demonstration on the parade grounds.  Byam was a bit bored there listening to all that talking and trying to stay still...until the very end when the guns were fired.  She was pulling at her leash to get over to the bushes and spent half an hour searching for pheasants.


We took a break from looking at the fort on Mackinac Island to wade in Lake Superior.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Summer of 2012 - Inspriration for Wally Byam

Looking down from Mackinac Island's fort - we saw this wooden chapel and walked back down.  The shape reminds me of an Airstream with it's rounded top.  Even the gray color looks like unpolished aluminum, if you squint! 
We respectfully left Byam outside as we took a turn inside the Missionary Bark Chapel.  My camera flash illuminated the ceiling - looks like the endcap of a vintage Airstream! 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Summer of 2012 - Dogs Allowed on Mackinac Ferry

We took the slow leisurely - and least expensive ferry over to Mackinac Island.  And dogs are warmly welcomed.  
We love Michigan! 
Byam was really too interested in a couple of children to pose for the camera.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Summer of 2012 - Again?!?!? No Dogs on Beach

Wonderful spot to camp - almost on Lake Superior.
Unfortunately some people have not respected the beach, so again we see no animals on the beach.  No animals seems rather broad.  I wonder if the trouble was with waste not picked up - maybe trouble with a dog, horse, elephant?

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Summer of 2012 - Byam in the Airstream


Not welcome in a boat, Byam spent this day napping in our Airstream.
This was my first time in a kayak, and I was so happily excited to try this new adventure.  Until we were pushed into the water by our guide.  The plan was to paddle over past Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.  We made it, even spending an extra half hour to paddle through an arch in the rocks - fantastic! 


While not the youngest "athletes" on the water, we were not last to arrive back on shore. I want to go again... just not tomorrow, my muscles ache.