Smart and Fluffy are still around, frolicking in the snow as usual. They've missed being minor blog celebrities.
Palmer Park makes a nice change of scenery (smellery for dogs?) from their usual haunts on Belle Isle.
How many parks have their own enchanted castle? Besides the mouse king? This castle has been homes to soldiers and princesses since at least the 1920's. Best guess from lazy internet research is that it was part of a "cascades" sort of water feature that was popular in its day.
I've got an email out to a local park historian. In the meantime, visit the People for Palmer Park website for more information on this delightful winter fantasy.
If you're reading this from afar (or otherwise unfamiliar with the island park in the Detroit River between Windsor, Canada, and Detroit, designed by the same guy who brought you Central Park in NY), catch up here: