Black's Cliff Resort's Birch Bark Blog

The projects, chores, and life of a family-owned, Northern Wisconsin resort.

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Yes another day of dog pictures.  Been a little time consuming this week with getting Mac used to the resort so yes one more day of Mac around the resort pics.  The group this week has been great helping us through the transition from Poe to Mac.  They experienced the whole week with us loosing Poe and welcoming Mac.  Some of the kids at the resort don’t remember coming without Poe.  They wanted to share their steak bones with him on their first night that I had to turn down because he was having a hard time eating.  Now they are happy to have Mac come by for a visit.  These kids watched him the 2nd day when we had to leave and were unsure how he would be in the house or his crate.  Everyone has been great and understanding


Mac’s first test with other dogs was helped by the Hollenbeck family with their dogs Lily the Poodle and Moose the 3 and half legged big dog in a small dogs body.  Moose and Lily were great to let Mac check them out and test his social skills with other dogs.  The Hollenbecks also sent along a batch of chocolate chip cookies on the day we lost Poe.  Nothing like chocolate to make a horrible day better for our kids


Heading down to the lake to see what is going on.  After having a dog that needs a break half way up it was hard to keep up with Mac who leaps 3 steps at time going up the stairs


The Hollenbeck family coming into shore after a early evening kayak trip across the lake


Hmm anything in the lake that smells worse than I do that I can roll in?


Time to head back to laying by the porch.  Thanks to everyone at the resort this week who has shared this hard but also rewarding week with us.


First of all for all Poe’s friends out there.  He gave us another scare this week.  He lost use of his front legs due to rupturing a disc in his back.  Emergency trip to the vet, 2 steroid shots and an enema later and he is feeling better and able to walk again.  Troy and I are happy as we were carrying him in his dog bed like a sling for 2 days to get him in and outside.  He should make a full recovery after a round of predizone.  We are just happy to see him back on his feet, barking at new people and wagging  his tail


Mid August and the chipmunk lines come out.  Every year the Reedy family erects chipmunk lines like the ones at the Little Swiss Village which is now closed.  The chipmunks love this week and put on quite a show


Greg and Conner Williams in charge of the bratwurst for the big first meal of the week

That is what you call a full grill.  This is the 2nd batch of bratwurst to be cooked


Kids having fun on their first day of vacation


Pearl Everlasting has started blooming along the road side.  I missed a picture again of the elusive Northern Flickers that have been flying around the resort.  I am determined to catch a pic  of them in the next week.  Troy says it might have been a King Fisher I saw with a white ring around its neck