Hi gang! It’s basically been a normal Mackinac Island week, so there isn’t a lot to write about tonight. But . . . it seems everyone likes the “normal” stuff as well as the big events, so here’s what I have for you . . .
Monday I worked at the Stuart House, and it was one of only two of my volunteer days this season when no blog readers stopped by. I felt lonely! But since then, I’ve seen a couple of readers on Main Street, and tonight, as Ted and I were walking downtown, I heard someone calling, “Bree! Bree!” We looked all around and finally looked UP! A man was standing on the third floor balcony of the Grand Hotel shouting and waving, “My wife and I read your blog!” We waved, and I shouted, “Thank you!” Loved it!
Tuesday I was off-island with Bear for his “spa day”. Bless his heart. He has his annual Fall season hot spot, and boy is this one in a doozie of a location – on the bottom of his tail, right up next to where the tail joins the body (think about it). He has not been a happy camper all week, especially since he’s been forced to wear that awful halo collar so he can’t bite at the spot and just make it worse. I’ve been trying some “natural” meds so I don’t have to resort to steroids, which he does not tolerate well at all. I AM applying some ointment from the vet that has helped the itching, but I didn’t get that until after he was groomed. The ladies at the spa said he was like a different dog on Tuesday – fidgety, nervous and refusing to stand still. Well, I couldn’t stand still if I had an itch I couldn’t scratch either! Poor Bear.
MAKING A WITHDRAWAL
I had some banking to do last week, and as I opened the bank door, a large dog who had been sitting on the sidewalk ran inside with me. I figured her owner must be in the bank, so I just ignored her and walked over to the counter to write a check. When I turned around . . .
Someone called Annie’s owner, who was down the street looking for her wayward dog. She said when they left home that morning she told Annie they were going to the bank, so she guessed Annie decided to go straight there and forget their other stops.
CHIEF JIM MARKS’ RETIREMENT PARTY
IT’S ALMOST LEAF SEASON!
I haven’t had a chance to get out and take many pics this week, but I know a lot of folks who have. Here are some great shots from around town:
We’ve got a quiet weekend planned, but – being Mackinac – that could change at the drop of a hat. And next week, I’m being interviewed by Stephanie Fortino, a reporter for The St. Ignace News & The Town Crier, for a feature story on Bree’s Blog. So excited about that! ALSO excited that I may be spending a night next week out at Silver Birches in the big lodge. Now THAT should be an interesting night!
Have a wonderful weekend, and I’ll see you back here in a few days! God bless.