The Dogs’ Dinner at Newport

One of the more infamous excesses of the Gilded Age at Newport, Rhode Island, was the "Dogs' Dinner."

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Posted By: Paul - Fri Apr 01, 2016
Category: Excess, Overkill, Hyperbole and Too Much Is Not Enough, Dogs, 1900s



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Sounds like it was just good business to keep the old bird happy.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 04/01/16 at 10:10 AM
I can't help but picture this as the flip side of the poker playing dogs.
Posted by KDP in Madill, OK on 04/01/16 at 11:32 AM
Chocolates? That can make a dog very sick. And what exactly did they do with the cigars and cigarettes?
Posted by ges on 04/01/16 at 04:35 PM
$50K was a fair chunk of change in those days -- probably $1 million in 2016 dollars. And that "cottage" doesn't look like the cottages I knew -- sheds with some mosquito screen on the doors. Some dogs' lives are to be envied.
Posted by Harvey on 04/02/16 at 12:12 AM
That's a bit much, and what about the cats? That's not nice at all!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 04/02/16 at 11:24 PM
I thought I recognized the house. I lived in Newport for three years and used to cycle by the mansions several times a day.
It's a pretty amazing area, and well worth the time if you're in the area.
Posted by Billy in Switzerland on 04/13/16 at 05:58 AM
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