Herman, Lexie and Miss Alice A dispatch from Noah Adams, blogging from the Gulf Coast: "Where's the dog?" I was thinking of that question earlier when I mentioned Melissa Block of All Things Considered. We kid each other about trying to get dogs in our stories. I met today's first two dogs early on Main Street in Bay St. Louis: Herman, a beagle mix and Lexie, a clipped cocker spaniel, being properly walked by Doug St. Amant, a retired teacher (who’s been working on his house here for nine months). Doug said, "first three weeks after the storm I couldn’t walk them down this street to the beach overlook. Too much debris and they always get skittish about new stuff in the streets. Both dogs lay down on the pavement while we talked. "Herman," Doug said, "is pretty famous because she belonged to Alice Moseley. The folk artist who did these murals you see on the buildings? Herman was always there with Miss Alice in her studio." St. Amant took the dog after the artist died a couple of years ago. Her work is preserved in the Alice Moseley Folk Art Museum, a couple of blocks off Main.
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Doug St. Amant with Herman and Lexie on Main Street in Bay St. Louis, Miss. hide caption

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Folk artist Alice Moseley with her dog, Herman. The Alice Moseley Folk Art & Antique Museum hide caption

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A dispatch from Noah Adams, blogging from the Gulf Coast:

"Where's the dog?" I was thinking of that question earlier when I mentioned Melissa Block of All Things Considered. We kid each other about trying to get dogs in our stories.

I met today's first two dogs early on Main Street in Bay St. Louis: Herman, a beagle mix and Lexie, a clipped cocker spaniel, being properly walked by Doug St. Amant, a retired teacher (who's been working on his house here for nine months).

Doug said, "first three weeks after the storm I couldn't walk them down this street to the beach overlook. Too much debris and they always get skittish about new stuff in the streets. Both dogs lay down on the pavement while we talked. "Herman," Doug said, "is pretty famous because she belonged to Alice Moseley. The folk artist who did these murals you see on the buildings? Herman was always there with Miss Alice in her studio."

St. Amant took the dog after the artist died a couple of years ago. Her work is preserved in the Alice Moseley Folk Art Museum, a couple of blocks off Main.