Bartholomew Prince of Gustavia

Mr. B visited SBH at least once a year for his entire life.  I think we first took him when he was 9 month old?  He was an excellent traveler and was fluent in french.   He left the planet at age 16 after a long struggle with the effects of an enlarged heart.  I loved that little shitbird so much and I miss him every day.
 
St Barthelemy is a very pet friendly island.  The only requirements are a health certificate and, depending on who you talk to, a micro chip.  Small dogs are easy.  They can sit in the cabin under the seat and they are always welcome on St Barts Commuter or WinAir.  
Dogs are also allowed in the restaurants in St Barthelemy.  This is a bonus for Bart, since he hates being left home at night.

 

The Best Boy

The Best Boy

This was BartyBoy's last trip to St Barth. He was struggling a little even then, had to get some intravenous fluids for a day. We couldn't get the tape off his leg. I kinda knew it was our last trip together. He was a good boy.

Incognito

Incognito

Bartholomew is a world famous artist. So sometimes we had to wear disguises when we walk the beach.

Frequent Flier

Frequent Flier

Bartholomew used to sit under the blanket next to me. Used to get him stoned on Benadryl.....slept all the way down in his bag under the seat.

Bartholomew @ Dragan

Bartholomew @ Dragan

Barty relaxing pool side at Villa Dragan on the plage at Flamands.

Waiting

Waiting

Bartyboy at Les Ilets, waiting to go for a ride to L'Oasis.

St Jean 2005

St Jean 2005

He is pissed in this photo....I think it was lunch time and he had other plans.

JackiB and BartyB

JackiB and BartyB

Bartholomew and Jacki having a disagreement concerning his afternoon walk.

Nap Time

Nap Time

Baie de St Jean......after a long afternoon of wine and fromage.

Les Ilets de la Plage

Les Ilets de la Plage

Les Ilets is remarkably dog friendly. Mr B pretty much could walk around wherever he liked. He was constantly on the hunt for turtles and iquanas.

Smart Bart

Smart Bart

Doesn't matter where he is, Bart loves to go for a ride in the car. Here he is in the parking lot of Filao. Many moons ago.

Les Ilets November 2008

Les Ilets November 2008

Two Dogs hangin out

Gustavia 2001

Gustavia 2001

One of Bartholomew's earliest visits to SBH. He was tall and skinny. I think this was the year that he drank too much sea water and almost died. He sticks to wine now.

Hotel Filao Beach

Hotel Filao Beach

Barty with his mom Jacki B

First Day Back

First Day Back

This was back in 2010 I think. We just arrived at Les Ilets and Mr. B wanted to check out the surf......

The B and Me - 2001

The B and Me - 2001

He was doing his tough guy pose in this photo.

Dawn Patrol

Dawn Patrol

Bart and I are were generally up before the sun every morning, whether we are on vacation or not. The little pig liked his breakfast early.

Mitsubishi Colt

Mitsubishi Colt

One of Bart's favorite rides from Top Loc.

Emeraude

Emeraude

Hanging at the Hepy Bar at Emeraude Plage with Mario.

Beach Villa - Les Ilets

Beach Villa - Les Ilets

Favorite hang during the mid-day hours.

Q&A 2007

Q&A 2007

He wanted to know when we were going for a walk.

Bartholomew on the Beach

Bartholomew on the Beach

Photo Sesh

Photo Sesh

This is a photo taken by my friend Cliff. Most mornings, Bart would accompany me on a beach while I photographed h the sunrise.

RG and BB

RG and BB

Here we are, two dogs taking a stroll out by Les Ilets de la Plage.....Mr. B's favorite early morning walk location.

Morning Shoot

Morning Shoot

This was in May 2009. Bart drove me up the hill to the Arawak to take some sunrise photos. He stayed in the car while I made some photos.....he wanted to listen to the radio.

St Jean 2009

St Jean 2009

Definitely not happy with his daddy here.

St Jean 2009

Definitely not happy with his daddy here.