Sepia Saturday how could I resist? I have had a lifelong love affair with dogs. I was the child that was always dragging home stray dogs and asking, "Can I keep him, please MOM?" I'm still doing that today with shelter dogs only now I just bring them home and wait for the fallout from hubby later. He eventually caves and falls in love as well.
This is a picture I picked up on eBay of a sweet little girl with her precious pug. She seems to be around ten years old and she looks fiercely protective of her baby. The little dog looks extremely alert and the pose was perfect. I just love this picture and was so happy to get it. It kind of reminds me that children have always loved their pets no matter what the era. It was cut down on the sides and there is no photographer's mark. There is no identification of the subject, just another sad mystery of the past. Due to the type of the frame I am estimating this was taken between 1895 - 1905.
I posted the next picture in a previous post but thought it deserved a re-post. The picture shows William Stump in his hunting clothes and rifle with his adoring hunting dog. The dog was obviously very well trained. On the back it said, "Harry and his dog." This photograph also had no photographer's mark so I could not identify the location. Due to the beveled edges with gold gilting I dated it between 1892 - 1900. There were too many William and/or Harry Stumps in Ancestry.com for me to be able to narrow it down.
|Greyfriars Bobby, Edinburgh, Scotland|
Died 14th Jan 1872
Aged 16 years
Let his loyalty & devotion
Be a lesson to us all.
|Teresa & Bebe ca 1959|
|Ripley ca 1998|
|Roxy ca 1979|
|Kimmie ca 1965|
Bailey was the most recent of my dogs to leave me and he went much too soon dying of cancer at the age of six. Rest in peace little buddy - I still miss you so much!
|Riley & Salsa - Good Buds! 2007|
|Chloe 2011 age 9|