Wednesday, June 4, 2008

A Bit of Detroit History

For those of us who were born and raised in Detroit, at least up to the 1960's; who could forget the Bob-Lo Boats?  These boats took millions of people to and from an amusement park near the mouth of Lake Erie called Bob-Lo Island.  The park was closed in the 1990's and sold for private development.  This left the boats in Limbo.  Both boats, the St. Claire and Columbia, were moved down the Detroit River to the Nicholson Drydock in Wyandotte, Michigan.  There the boats were laid up and began to rot.  In the early 2000's one of the boat's was moved by a group of enthusiast to another location for restoration.  The picture shows how badly the Columbia has deteriorated. Taken in 1999 she sits along side her sister, the St. Claire, waiting here fate.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Our Schula

Our Schula is a Mixed Staffordshire Terrier; needless to say, she is the love of our life.  Now approaching her second year of age, she is still a puppy and will destroy everything she can chew or bite

Schula originally came from Mexico and had at least two owners before she was adopted by us from the local animal shelter.  For this reason, Schula suffers  separation anxieties and will go spastic when left alone in the car or at home unless she is in her cage.  Loving children and adults alike; we often think she would rather be around other people over other dogs.  We have found this to be true from our experience with her on visits to the local dog park.  She will run with other dogs, but sooner or later she finds herself playing with the other humans instead.