Barn Hunt

The barn hunt is one of the most anticipated events by Scotties at the Door County Scottie Rally.  Ainsley McKenna proved to be a natural at her first attempt.

Ainsley at DCSR barn hunt

The nervy rat taunted the Scots and

The Rat

the hunt was on as Brother faced off the rat in the arena.



Indy Barn Hunt

Our friend Dougall and his staff were also anxious to give it a try.

Karen and Dougall

His hooman proved to be a natural too.  BOL ~ Indy and Lucy


Photos compliments of Candid Canines Photography

Door County Scottie Rally 2017

When the third weekend in May rolls around, it’s time for the Door County Scottie Rally in Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin.Door County Scottie Rally

This year we had a pirate theme.

DCSR Pirates

Despite the threat of rain and cold temperatures, the rally remained undaunted.

Friday Rally

Mom (photo by Mary Lauber).

Workshops and speakers DCSR

The Terrier Tech tent housed some of the workshops you could participate in if you liked.

Sat. schedule of events at Rally

Although FB puts us in touch with many Scottie people, the rally presents opportunity to meet them in person, old and new.  We are always glad to see our friends from Saint Louis Scottish Terrier Rescue.  They work tirelessly year round for the good of Scotties.


Mary and Kim at Scottie Rally with Stewie and Ainsley

Mary Lauber and Stewie welcome Kim Studstill and Ainsley McKenna to this year’s rally.( photo by Catman Studstill)  Ainsley turned out to be a champ rat hunter.  She’s already made her reservation for next year.  Rats Beware.

Tracie and Lucy

Tracie Lange is my new BFF. She has been a friend of our FB page and looked us up while at the rally.  She took good care of me while Mom and Dad watched Brother take part in the barn hunt and earth dog activities. (photo borrowed from Tracie Lange)

Lynn, me and Beril at DCSR

Although we have known Australian Beril Murray for several years, Mom got to meet Lynne Spencer of Rocky Creek Farms for the first time.  Mom says a visit to Rocky Creek is on her bucket list. (photo by Jason Rhodes)

Kathy, Deb and Connie at DCSR

We love our Wisconsin friends, Kathy, Deb and Connie.  It was Deb and Kathy’s first rally.  They had a blast.  You remember, we stopped to see them in Tomah before continuing to Door County.


Around Scottie headquarters,  you could make a step stone,

Memory Stone workshop at Scottie Rally

visit the pet psychic,

Pet Psychic DCSR

get a massage like Ainsley here,

Ainsley getting a massage

or rest for a bit in the Rainbow Bridge Memorial garden, one of Mom’s favorite places.

Rainbow Bridge at DCSR

Rainbow Bridge at DCSR

Rainbow Bridge at DCSR

 The rally is also a  benefit for the heath and rescue of Scotties and monies raised through donations, auctions, and raffles go to this purpose.

Scottie Rally

In the silent auction, Mom won the pictures by Kate Wood and Elena Adam which were  donated in the memory of Ruffles de Scottie.

DCSR Auction

DCSR Auction

Friday evening ended with Brother winning the Rum Runner race and reclaiming his title of “Fastest Scottie”.  Too bad they don’t have a ‘fetch contest’; I would win it paws down. Woof! ~ Lucy

Door Dog Dayze

This is a replacement for the other blog entry.  For some reason, the pictures never loaded.  The wifi signal was very weak and Mom finally gave up on trying to post.

Indy and Lucy

One of the first things we do upon arrival is check out all our favorite spots such as the marina in Fish Creek.


Since we were in Fish Creek, we paid Sunset Beach a call.

frank Murphy County park,Door County

Frank Murphy county park close to Egg Harbor is practically deserted at the time of year we visit.


I keep on high alert anyway.


Sister, not so much.

Indy and Lucy, Door County, WI

On our way to Charlie’s Smokehouse in Gills Rock for some smoked salmon, we thought this looked like a good place for a tea party.

Indy and Lucy, Anderson Dock

Naturally, we stopped at Anderson Dock in Ephraim and

David, Indy and Lucy, Egg Harbor

the marina in Egg Harbor.

Indy and Lucy, Baileys Harbor, WI

We always take a walk on the pier at Baileys Harbor,

Lucy, Baileys Harbor, WI

sit on a bench and look back at the village.

Baileys Harbor, WI

Great way to spend a day, huh?  Bark at you later. ~ Indy and Lucy

Always Take the Scenic Route Part 3

On the last leg of our journey, we followed the Great River Road and crossed to Wisconsin at McGreger, Iowa.

Bridge to Prairie du Chien

We cut across Wisconsin on Highway 131 and headed up to Tomah to see our friends Deb Strozewski and Connie Radke.  We stayed at another family operated inn in Tomah called the Lark Inn.  It was a lovely place with a doggie swing.

Indy, Tomah, WI

Deb picked Mom and Dad up and took them to the Hawk High Dairy, Connie’s farm.

Connie's cows, Hawk High dairy, WI

After an interesting tour of the dairy given by Connie’s daughter, lunch was served at Connie’s.  Mom said it was a delightful time.  The next day we continued to our final destination: Fish Creek, our home for the next week.  Woof! ~ Indy and Lucy

Java Hut, Fish Creek, WI

Welcome back to the Blue Horse.

Always Take the Scenic Route Part 2

The Great River Road….

Indy and Lucy, Le Claire, Iowa

We stopped at the lock and dam outside of Le Claire, Iowa to see if we could spot an eagle.  None were flying but we enjoyed watching the pelicans float down the river fishing and then flying back up to do it again.

Pelican fishing on the Mississippi

A visit to Antique Archaeology, home of the tv show American Pickers, is always necessary if you are in the area.  Photo ops required.

Indy and Lucy, Le Claire, Iowa

We have yet to meet Mike, Frank or Danielle but it’s always fun to peek inside.

Antique Archaeology

Following the Mississippi River past Dubuque, we dropped in on the Field of Dreams movie site.

Field of Dreams

Of course, we had to run the bases.

Indy and Lucy, Field of Dreams

Mississippi, McGregor, Iowa

We then headed for one of our favorite towns, Guttenberg, Iowa.  It is a charming place that takes its name from the inventor of movable type, Johannes Gutenberg and is located along the limestone bluffs of Northeast Iowa.  The riverfront limestone buildings were built by German immigrants in mid to late 19th century when the town was sizable and nearly all German.  Our pit stop for the night was The Eagle View Motel.

Eagle View Motel, Guttenberg, Iowa

The Eagle View is a 14 room motel perched on the bluffs overlooking the river and run by Brian Street.

David, Guttenberg, Iowa

What a perfect place to relax and the views of the Mississippi….majestic!

Lucy. Eagle View Motel, Guttenberg, Iowa

Mississippi at Guttenberg, Iowa

Truly an Eagle’s View as we saw them riding the air currents over our heads.

Lucy, Eagle View, Guttenberg, Iowa

We had a marvelous time.  Bark at you later. ~ Indy and Lucy

Always Take the Scenic Route



However, the long cut is our favorite. We do love the two lanes.  For this trip,  Dad made us some window shields out of plastic pallet dividers to keep the sun out.  Mom said it was time to retire the maps.


We spent the morning dodging storms so we didn’t take as scenic a route to head north as previously planned.


Baxter Springs, KS Route 66

Baxter Springs, Kansas is one of our favorite Route 66 towns.

Baxter Springs, KS Route 66

Cameron, Iowa

We stopped in Cameron, Missouri for dinner before reaching Des Moines, Iowa, our first overnight.  That’s a 9 hour day on the road.  We are excellent travel dogs, Mom said. Bark at you tomorrow. ~ Indy and Lucy

Week In Review

The week started out with Brother getting blue ball stuck in his mouth which goes to show most accidents happen in the home.  Remember the cardboard in the teeth?  Geez.


The weather has been rather glorious this week.  We have enjoyed playing in the yard


and catching some rays.


I had to go for my annuals on Friday and I helped Dr. Pokey out by giving my stool sample right there on the exam table.  I think Dad was embarrassed; I couldn’t see what he was texting Mom.  Brother found it very amusing though and blabbed it to everyone.


He’s like that.  Anyway the visit went well.  I might be a pound overweight and I need to have my teeth cleaned even though Dad brushes them all the time.  The Dr said it is very hard to reach those back ones.  We have a busy week ahead.  Bark at you later. ~ Lucy


Believe It or Not

Yesterday we were playing in the yard.  Brother grabbed his blue ball and this happened.


It’s hard to tell because he is pawing at it but the blue ball is stuck in his mouth.  Good Grief, what will he do next.  I heard Mom say that it’s going in the trash.  (Photo by Dad).  Arooo ~ Lucy