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Katy and Chappy …

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This is Katy (Katama) our Boykin Spaniel, she was our first dog to go to Martha’s Vineyard… actually our first dog to ever go on a vacation with us.  Here she is on the Islander looking happy and eager to get on with her adventures.


She enjoyed her first dip in the ocean…  running and barking and trying to catch an elusive wave or two.

At Katama/South Beach, the place she was named for  she was a little unsure of the waves so she mostly romped along side of them.

  A quiet morning at Edgartown lighthouse was nice after going to the beach, shopping and meeting people.  Unfortunately it was Katy’s one and only trip to MV… a year later she was hit by a car and died at only 20 months old. Did you ever see such beautiful yellow eyes.  She was a sweetheart and we miss her and love her.

And then along came…

  Chappy (Chappaquiddick) our second Boykin Spaniel and our first boy dog.  His first vacation at age 10 months was of course to MV, and he of course loves the beach too.

 And Sengekontacket pond which is a little calmer then the ocean.

  Relaxing at Vineyard Haven harbor is fun too… watching the ferries arriving and leaving and sometimes meeting an Island dog to chat with. This by the way is his mom Deb’s favorite picture of him.

   Chappy had to visit the place he was named after too so here he is with Deb on Chappaquiddick.

Not many places accept pets but Bradys NESW and The Island Inn do and they’re great place to stay with or without your pet.   Chappy says a few of his favorite stores are – Good Dog Goods in Oak Bluffs… the treats there are wonderful (especially the cheese ones and the peanut butter ones)  and the people always remember him and sometimes get down on the floor to play with him.   He also recommends the Black Dog for their dog biscuits… he says they’re droolicious.

Chappy’s been known to visit my blog from time to time… here are a couple of his posts:

“Chappy Visits MV”

“Vacationing With Pets”


Author: mvobsession

I'm married, I have two daughters and two grandchildren and they all love MV. Enjoy my MV blog and contact me if I can answer any questions. This blog started out as strictly about Martha's Vineyard but over the years I've branched out to include other obsessions and interests. I enjoy photography and like sharing my photos here as well. Hope you enjoy :)

One thought on “Katy and Chappy …

  1. puppy kisses…… and i’m sure your Katy is romping with my Katie as well as Jammer across the Rainbow Bridge….. when we get there will be a happy reunion!!!!!!

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