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Mr. January 2012

Friday, December 30th, 2011

Normally when I write this blog I like to highlight all that is going on at the B&B and all the wonderful stuff that Amy and Mark are doing, but today’s entry is a little different. I am proud and pleased to announce that I have earned this year’s title of “Mr. January” in the official Bergamasco calendar! I was so excited when I found out. Amy and I kept it a secret from Mark and suprised him with a copy of the calendar for one of his Christmas gifts. I think it was his favorite gift! The calendar is put out by the BSCA (Bergamasco Sheepdog Club of America) and proceeds go the the BSCA rescue fund. This picture of me is the one that made the calendar. ...

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I met Santa!

Saturday, December 10th, 2011

Today Santa made a special visit to our local pet supply store, Wags n Whiskers, to meet and greet the local canine population. (Yes, cats were welcome too but I really don’t like to give them attention.) I was one of the first through the door to have my picture taken with the big guy!...

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Hurricane Irene

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

Hurricane Irene is almost here and I am NOT happy. I hate rain and wind! Even though she will probably get downgraded to a tropical storm, I still get scared and then keep Amy and Mark up all night or have to be right next to them all day. They put away all the stuff on the patio and the rain is beating down hard on the plants. We are going to have an awful lot of clean up come Tuesday. I just hope Irene blows through quickly and I can get back to my normal B&B life....

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My Favorite Day!

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

My favorite day in Bath is fast approaching – Dog Days – will be celebrated on Sunday, August 21st. Part of Front Street in downtown Bath will be closed off so we can walk freely with our masters and not worry about traffic. The local shop owners will have stuff for sale out on the street with some featuring stuff just for the four legged shopper. The brave dog, Keylo, that serves in Bath’s police department will do a demo of his work and we can have a portrait taken by Soggy Dog Designs and the Creative Turtle...

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Taking Me Back to My Roots

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

I was certainly soaking up my Italian heritage this morning as all the guests were speaking Italian during breakfast. One couple, who live in the U.S. but are of Italian descent like me, were enjoying the company of other guests who hail from Milan, Italy. They sounded like they were having a wonderful time talkng and laughing and translating for Amy as they shared their vacation stories. As many of you may have read in this blog, I am an Italian Bergamasco sheepdog although many of our guests from that region have never seen one of my breed – I really am a rare find!...

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Number 3 – What Wonderful People!

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Sorry for the delay in keeping up with my blog and the list of the Top 5 Reasons to Stay at a B&B, especially ours. I was a bit distracted waiting for an addition to the family – Amy and Mark’s great nephew (my cousin) was born yesterday so now I can get back to my job – sleeping in the sun, blogging and greeting guests.
So the 3rd best reason to stay at a B&B – the people!!! Our guests come from all over the United States and the world, bringing a variety of experiences, languages and vacation ideas with them and this all comes together in the dining room at breakfast. Talking with each other, sharing plans and adventures that each has had while visiting Bath and midcoast Maine shapes each guests stay into a unique experience. Guests often find out that this is a very small world we live in. I remember we had one couple visiting from Germany and also a family staying with us from New York. While everyone was at breakfast and talking they discovered that the gentleman from New York had recently given a lecture at the law firm where the woman worked in Germany! Or the time the couple showed up from Essex, England and were staying 2 nights. The next night a couple comes to the door looking for a room also from Essex, England. Seated together the next morning for breakfast they discover they only lived about 20 minutes apart! I also enjoy when guests come back from a day out exploring the sights and share all their stories with each other over afternoon tea on the patio. I get to hear about what they did, how cold they think the ocean is even in the middle of the summer and where they found the best lobster. And lastly, it is not just the wonderful guests here at the Packard House but also the wonderful dog!...

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A New Pet Store in Town

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010


Downtown Bath is always fun to visit when Amy and Mark take me for a walk. I get to look in all the store windows but rarely do I get to go in. Once in a while they take me in the bank or the library but only if it is going to be quick. I get a bit excited with all the attention and these places allow well behaved dogs only. But now things are different. There is a store downtown just for me – Wags and Whiskers! We walked down on Sunday so I could check it out. Unfortunately we missed the visit and pictures with Santa but I did buy myself (okay, I had to borrow money from Amy) a cool ball to play with. I posted a picture of me at the store so you can see how happy I am. They have all sorts of great stuff and I saw those chicken treats that I get once in a while at home so I am thinking they have been shopping at Wags and Whiskers without me. Anyway, when you’re in Bath, check it out. It is a great place to buy your best friend a suprise for when you get back home. ...

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Yeah the dog sitter’s coming!

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010


Many guests ask Amy and Mark what they do to get away and how that happens since they have a B&B to run. Well, they are actually leaving for a couple days – my cousin (their neice) is getting married this weekend so they are off to Ohio. So what happens here while they are gone? Well, I get spoiled rotten by the dog sitter, Cindy, who comes and spends the weekend with me and the B&B is closed for a couple days. Yes, there are inn sitters out there but Amy and Mark are a bit picky about how things are done around here so to save them undue stress worrying about what is happening back at the homestead while they are away, it is just easier to close down. They get a nice break after a busy summer season and before all the leave peepers hit town for the fall, and I get Cindy. She is an awesome dog sitter -she spoils me rotten (not like that doesn’t happen on a daily basis)and also takes good care me with feedings, fresh water and lots of play. So as much as I miss them when they are away, I know I will be well taken care and they will be back soon!...

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Dog Days in Bath

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010






Today was the first Dog Days in downtown Bath and I got to go! Merchants set up booths along Front Street selling all sorts of cool pet stuff and many of them were also giving out treats. Of course, picky me, didn’t accept anything (I do love my peanut butter biscuits which I get every night). I did gets lots of attention and made lots of noise so the other dogs would know that I was there. I hope Bath does another Dog Days – it was lots of fun for me....

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Friday, May 7th, 2010




Amy and Mark finally got the new garden ready for planting. Last Sunday, Mark turned over all the sod, then on Tuesday he rented a rotatiller and they both worked hard tilling the soil and removing the big clumps of sod, raking, tilling some more and more raking. The finished garden looked great to me – lots of place to dig. Of course they won’t let me any where near it. Looking forward to the Bath Garden Club’s Annual plant sale on Saturday, May 15th so they can fill the garden up with perennials. It will add nice color to that side of the house but I still think it would be better just to leave it unplanted and leave me in it to dig to my hearts content. Oh well, a dog can dream!...

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