Foul Friend, Pony, Guard Dog!

Illustration:  Saint Bernard.  Our Dear Dogs.  Father Tuck’s Happy Hour Series.  Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd.: London-Paris-Berlin-New York-Montreal. Printed in the Fine Art Works in Saxony.  Publishers to Their Majesties The King & Queen, & Her Majesty Queen Alexandra. Ca 1910.

“The St. Bernard’s Visitors.”

Rex is what you might call a noble dog. He is very good natured, he looks after the weak, . .  Rex allows the fowls to feed out of his dish, and they are not a bit afraid of him.

Then this big dog will let our baby ride on his back, you have to hold her on, you know, or she would tumble off, and that would never do.

Rex can be cross if he likes, and when tramps come into our garden, he barks and growls, so that they walk off in very quick time.

 

Our Dear Dogs.

Father Tuck’s Happy Hour Series.

Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd.: London-Paris-Berlin-New York-Montreal. Printed in the Fine Art Works in Saxony.

Publishers to Their Majesties The King & Queen, & Her Majesty Queen Alexandra. Ca 1910.

 

 

10 thoughts on “Foul Friend, Pony, Guard Dog!

        1. Okay. I have no chickens (not even an urban chicken / modern pet – I know someone who buys their chicken strawberrys). I thought chickens ate grain, but hey, Alpo, grain all the same thing. Maybe they are like crows who eat it all!
          Elephant

          1. Not to mention insects.!

            When you think about it, given the timeframe of this book, the illustrator and author probably had a lot closer connection to chickens than we do and therefore more idea of their habits…

            Strawberries! goodness! a really pampered chicken.

            1. YES! They did not connect money with what we connect money to – too much $ makes people buy big beautiful strawberries for their chicken! You could waste tons of money right in front of me and I might not get it! But even I knew that buying your chicken really high end stawberries was outside the chicken coup!
              Elephant

    1. Well, you found the right post! The dog is a dog, a guard, a pony and a friend to chickens! I too like dogs, but I have also developed an interest in chickens.
      Elephant

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