Easter Bunny returns to Clague House for pet photos

The Easter Bunny poses with Hoppy Kneisly at the Clague House Museum. Photo by Lysa Stanton

Did you know that the Clague family were pet owners? Old pictures and family stories tell us they owned both dogs and cats, while living on the farm. Sophronia Clague was especially taken by both cats and dogs.

Many years ago, it was common to have pets working on family farms here in Dover, now Westlake. Although most of our beloved pets are not working on farms these days, they are still a big part of our families.

I can imagine if Sophronia were here today, she would enjoy seeing all the pets at the Clague House having photos taken. This month you have the opportunity to have your pet's photo taken, as the Easter Bunny Returns to the Clague House Museum on Sunday, March 19, for pet photos from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Grab your pet and make plans to hop on down to the museum (1371A Clague Road in Westlake) to capture some special memories of your pet. Money raised goes to help us fund a new flag pole in Maple Ridge Cemetery this year as well as American flag maintenance.

The cost is $10, and you may bring your own camera. Refreshments will be served. Please be sure to call us soon at 216-848-0680 to make your reservation.

Lysa Stanton

Lysa Stanton is a newly retired teacher and  the president of The Westlake Historical Society. She lives in Westlake with her wonderful husband, Dave and her awesome pets.

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Volume 9, Issue 5, Posted 9:22 AM, 03.07.2017