Saturday, January 29, 2011

Dog Statues Give Hand Painted Flair to St. Joseph, Michigan

by Carrie Boyko, CEB
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© A. Boyko
Meet my New Friend, Homer
Thanks to cousins Tom and Debbie, I finally traveled to Michigan.
We had a delightful visit and toured a number of areas 
along the southside of Lake Michigan, while staying on their
boat. 



The most memorable for me was, of course, the town
where dogs take front and center. On each street corner there
resides a statue of a dog, all hand painted with a variety of
different themes and cleverly different from one another. My
camera and I had our work cut out for ourselves, and sadly, I'm
sure I missed a few. Darkness is always timed poorly when you
busy yourself with sightseeing and photography.





If your travels take you to this area not far from Chicago,
I highly recommend a visit, making sure you include lunch
at The Stray Dog Bar and Grill in nearby New Buffalo,
Michigan. This delightful and delicious restaurant includes a shop,
offering adorable gifts for both dogs and their owners.
Hubby and I both left with uniquely designed, signature
hats. Enjoy!
© C. Boyko




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9 comments:



Pamela said...

What does it mean that Michigan has decorated dog statues but New York has decorated cow statues?



Carrie, with Tanner and Oliver said...

Good question, Pamela. The cows are cool, but dogs draw me in. I guess it a dog-lover thing, but I couldn't stop taking pictures until it got dark. What fun!



browndogcbr said...

Hi Y'all,

My Humans took me to a vet last year who had dog statues outside the door and inside, even on the benches. They were NO FUN at all!

Hawk aka BrownDog



Doreen said...

Thanks for stopping by Doggies and Stuff! Have a PAWtacular weekend!

Doreen, Kiko, Millie and Riley



K9 Coach said...

Love dog friendly places and ideas. The more the waggy-er!

And I even made it in time to get the Saturday Blog Hop done! Stoked. Fun to see everyone's dog stuff!



Lori @ According to Gus said...

Thanks for the tip...we'll be in Michigan this fall!



Ruff Toy Reviews said...

Oh, cool! The East Coast is so NOT dog friendly, it's wonderful to see other parts of the country who are... maybe it will rub off here someday! Thanks for sharing the photos



Kristine said...

How cool is this town? My city has decorated dolphin statues during the summer, all over the harbourfront and downtown core. But I think I like the dog ones better.



Marie said...

That is so neat -- I would love to see them -- they look adorable!

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