Category:
Pets

Seeing-eye dog for a pigeon

Newsweek - Sep 24, 1951



Cumberland News - Sep 12, 1951


Posted By: Alex - Sat Sep 21, 2019 - Comments (0)
Category: Pets, Dogs, 1950s

Dog Dryer

Available at thedogdryer.com.

There needs to be a human version of this.





Posted By: Alex - Thu Aug 29, 2019 - Comments (4)
Category: Inventions, Pets, Dogs

Mouse kills cat

This was big news back in 1934.

Though I find it somewhat hard to believe, as reported. Surely it's more plausible that the cat accidentally choked while eating a mouse, rather than the mouse purposefully plunging down the cat's throat.

Lafayette Journal and Courier - Oct 16, 1934

Posted By: Alex - Thu May 09, 2019 - Comments (0)
Category: Animals, Pets, 1930s

Fearless Fagan

The reality:



Hollywood version:



Wikipedia article on the film.

The LIFE magazine article.

Posted By: Paul - Sun May 13, 2018 - Comments (0)
Category: Animals, Eccentrics, Movies, Pets, 1950s, Armed Forces

Midwest Furfest 2015







Posted By: Paul - Sat Dec 12, 2015 - Comments (8)
Category: Eccentrics, Pets, Public Indecency, Fetishes, Foreign Customs

What Am I?

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This unusual little guy is considered an exotic pet. Take your guesses in comments, the answer is in extended.

More in extended >>

Posted By: patty - Fri Sep 18, 2015 - Comments (10)
Category: Animals, Pets

Polly Wants Rescued

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Firefighters rushed into a burning home to rescue whoever was screaming FIRE! and HELP! To their surprise instead of people they discovered parrots. I guess the birds do understand some of what they are saying after all.

Posted By: patty - Mon Apr 20, 2015 - Comments (8)
Category: Animals, Pets

A Pet Well Loved

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Would you pay 'a few hundred dollars' for high risk brain surgery on a gold fish? Well, this pet's owner felt it was worth the expense. George came though just fine. If you'd like to see more pictures they are available on yahoo images.

Posted By: patty - Thu Sep 18, 2014 - Comments (11)
Category: Pets, Fish

Tombstone for a Trout

Mrs. Keyte of Blockley, Gloucestershire had a pet trout that would eat worms from her hand. When it died in 1855, she erected a tombstone in its honor. That tombstone remains one of the most popular tourist attractions in Blockley. And it's perhaps the only tombstone for a trout in the world. [National Geographic, 1917]



Posted By: Alex - Mon Jan 07, 2013 - Comments (3)
Category: Death, Obituaries, Pets, Fish, Monuments, Sightseeing, Nineteenth Century

William Hamilton Bones, Washington Goat

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Here is a picture of a goat who came to live among high-powered Washington, DC, politicians in the year 1929.

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You can read the full story of the goat's dazzling ascent to power here.

But like many Washington insiders, he had an unwholesome addiction that led to his downfall. Find out what it was here.

I think we need a goat today in DC to add a proper sense of absurdity to proceedings.

Posted By: Paul - Mon May 28, 2012 - Comments (6)
Category: Animals, Pets, Politics, 1920s

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