The Many Faces of B&B Mascots – Part 1

Some anonymous someone once said, “A house is not a home without a pet.” Seriously: it’s a famous quote attributed to “Anonymous.” But how many of us have said it and attributed it to our own hearts?

Like many homes, bed and breakfast inns are often cohabited by pets — sometimes tucked into the innkeepers’ private quarters and rarely seen or heard, if ever. Sometimes, they are part of the daily comings and goings and help create the character of the lodging. Regardless, animal mascots are the heart and soul of many a B&B.

Miss Millie at Chelsea House B&B.
Miss Millie at Chelsea House B&B prefers peace, privacy and the company of the innkeepers’ purple passion flowers.
Chips and Tucker, both spaniels and of obvious royalty, rule at Bellaire B&B. Guest favorites, they are never allowed in any guest's room.
Chips and Tucker, both spaniels and of obvious royalty, are innkeeper assistants at Bellaire B&B.

If you have allergies or an aversion to certain types of animals, be sure to check the websites of the inns you are interested in visiting. Members of the Michigan Lake to Lake B&B Association are required to disclose the presence of pets in the lodging — particularly if those pets are allowed in common areas. No B&B innkeeper allows their pets into the guestrooms.

Sonny loves visiting with guests at At Willow Pond B&B.
Sonny, one of two resident horses, loves noshing with guests at At Willow Pond B&B.
There's a reason the innkeepers at A Dove Nest B&B call this horse "Nosy."
There’s a reason the innkeepers at A Dove Nest B&B call this horse “Nosy.” It’s one of nine who live in the pastures and stables on the property.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Missy is a marvelous mouser who always turns her prey lose at Dewey Lake Manor B&B.
Missy is Dewey Lake Manor’s well-fed mouser who always turns her prey lose after a brief romp outdoors.

If you want to discover more about these B&Bs that animal mascots call home, just click on the photos.

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