MV Obsession

My obsession with Martha's Vineyard.. phototography..genealogy and life in general and this and that…

Our Dogs Visit MV …


  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 all the beach going, 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.  She was a sweetheart and we miss her and still 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,  he 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’s favorite picture of him.

   Chappy had to visit the place he was named after too so here he is with his mom on Chappaquiddick.  Chappy has made seven trips so far to Martha’s Vineyard and looks forward to many more.

Bradys NESW and the Island Inn are two great places to stay with or without your pet.   Chappy says two of his favorite places to shop 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.



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 :)

2 thoughts on “Our Dogs Visit MV …

  1. Joan, These might be the absolute best dog ” member of the family ” photos ever! They are beautiful of Katy and Chappy with the sunlight on their coat and of course MV in the background. I love the 4th photo–but all are great!


  2. Love these pics!! Beautiful dogs you have there!

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