MV Obsession

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

Katy and Chappy On MV …


Katy and Chappy are my granddogs… their mom is my daughter Deb..

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 in May 2000, 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, in May 2002, at age 10 months was of course to MV, and he loved 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.

Two of the places we’ve stayed with Chappy are Bradys NESW and The Island Inn, 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:

CLICK HERE for “Chappy Visits MV”

CLICK HERE for “Vacationing With Pets”

– by Joan –



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. I'm also into genealogy and reading. Hope you enjoy :)

3 thoughts on “Katy and Chappy On MV …

  1. Hi Joan,
    What great pictures of Chappy… he sure looks like our Joey, except Joe is an English Springer spaniel. I love the picture of Chappy that is Deb’s favorite, with Chappy’s hair blowing. His ears look like our Joe’s.
    I’ll try and send a picture of him.
    Thanks again!

  2. Although our dogs have gotten treats and bowls from The Black Dog, my husband refuses to let them vacation with us. He says it’s HIS vacation from…

    Lovely set of photos here, and what a handsome breed of dog, I have only seen yours so far!….

  3. ♥ our pets leave pawprints on our hearts ♥ i lost my baron may 1st, and i just adopted his successor, buddy, on the 15th…..he’s almost a lookalike…. helping my heart to heal……

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s