Cozy Cottages & Happy Homes

Cottage Charm, Coastal Calm

Day: March 7, 2011

Irish Heritage:The Irish Setter

Even though the original Irish Setters were bred and trained as setting or hunting dogs, these modern day setters are now in more beneficial use as therapy dogs.

Patients enjoy stroking the silky manes of these magnificent dogs and Irish Setters have even found great success in the READ Programs.  This is where Irish Setters are used as therapy dogs in schools and students are allowed to read to the dogs.  A real people dog, an Irish Setter Therapy Dog will lie down and relax while a student reads to it.  It doesn’t correct or interrupt the student, so it helps the student to get past the anxieties of reading in front of others. 

Their pleasant demeanor makes them great family pets, but they are not aggressive enough to be considered a guard dog.  We say Irish Setters are great therapy for everyone!

We found this fantastic video of Irish Setters by our friends at Animal Planet!

We’re celebrating Irish Heritages in preparation for St. Patrick’s Day, but we enjoy celebrating your pets every day!  Post photos of your pet enjoying visits to Tybee Island and Mermaid Cottages on our FACEBOOK page and your pet could be our Beach Bum Biscuits Eater of the Day!

Mermaid Tales: Crabby Jo’s Cottage is Here!

     Welcome to Mermaid Cottages’ newest cottage offering, Crabby Jo’s! This fabulous cottage is one home back from the ocean at Tybee’s beautiful South Beach. Crabby Jo’s has a beautiful wrap around porch, perfect for taking in the sweeping views of the island’s south end and cool ocean breezes.
     This circa 1930s vintage treasure is a comfortable fit for up to six guests, making it a great choice for families, groups of friends, or even a romantic couple’s retreat. Not to mention, the cottage is Fido Friendly, so you don’t have to leave them behind. There’s no fence, but your pooch can enjoy the outdoors with you as you stroll the quiet neighborhood or enjoy the wrap around porch!

     This incredible cottage is full of local art and everything you expect from a Mermaid Cottage. Cooks will enjoy the fully equipped kitchen, nature lovers will revel how close the beach is, for endless beach combing, and you can stay connected with complimentary high speed internet and WiFi.

     It’s the perfect location, and the weather is already beautiful! Come relax and unwind at Crabby Jo’s Cottage, where you’ll be anything but crabby! See you soon!