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Dogs of the Titanic: a Dozen Aboard, Three Survived
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Posted on 04/09/2012 10:51:08 AM PDT by nuconvert

April 15, 2012, marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, the ship touted as unsinkable, during her maiden voyage from Southampton, England, en route to New York. Much research has been done on the passengers, crew, and the ship itself over the years. But little has been reported about one group of passengers -- the dogs of the Titanic. Many think of their pets as part of the family, and it's evident that that sentiment was as true 100 years ago as it is today.

Widener University, named for a prominent Philadelphia family that had three members on board, will honor the memory of that fateful voyage with an exhibit, a part of which will feature the dogs on board.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: History; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: cats; dogs; iceberg; kittyping; pets; ship; sinking; titanic; titanicmyths
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1 posted on 04/09/2012 10:51:19 AM PDT by nuconvert
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To: nuconvert

9 eaten, eh?


2 posted on 04/09/2012 10:53:53 AM PDT by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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“I’ve heard a tale of a cat who survived the voyage. Do you have any knowledge of that?

Dr. Edgette: Crew often had at least one cat on board each ship to help keep the rat population down. It’s said that there was a cat with young kittens aboard the sea trials of the Titanic but when the ship arrived in Southampton from Belfast, she was seen disembarking. Up and down the gangplank she went, retrieving one kitten at a time that she deposited on the dock. She and the kittens quickly disappeared and it was later said that had some sort of premonition that the voyage wasn’t going to be a good one.”


3 posted on 04/09/2012 10:56:30 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert; Joe 6-pack; Slings and Arrows

Pet ping!


4 posted on 04/09/2012 10:57:58 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: nuconvert

They “interviewed” one of the dogs on 60 Minutes in 1987 right before he passed away.


5 posted on 04/09/2012 11:03:12 AM PDT by Krankor
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To: afraidfortherepublic; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; ...
Cats also get a mention.


6 posted on 04/09/2012 11:14:31 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Krankor

75 year old dog?


7 posted on 04/09/2012 11:20:12 AM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; afraidfortherepublic; ...
WOOOF!

The Doggie Ping list is for FReepers who would like to be notified of threads relating to all things canid. If you would like to join the Doggie Ping Pack (or be unleashed from it), FReemail me.

8 posted on 04/09/2012 11:22:18 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
75 year old dog?

Well, you definitely couldn't teach him any new tricks.
9 posted on 04/09/2012 11:22:52 AM PDT by Krankor
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To: nuconvert

"For the last time, I'm NOT getting on that boat!"

10 posted on 04/09/2012 11:28:32 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: nuconvert

I need to hug my King Charles Spaniel for poor little Lucy.


11 posted on 04/09/2012 11:33:50 AM PDT by Cailleach
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To: Krankor
Here's the old dog at 82, showing how to beg.
12 posted on 04/09/2012 11:47:40 AM PDT by Yehuda (http://jewpoint.blogspot.com)
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To: Cailleach

I had never heard the Great Dane story before. Hugging my Daisy. I don’t think I could abandon her either.


13 posted on 04/09/2012 11:48:47 AM PDT by Himyar
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To: Snickering Hound

off topic but related to the federal reserve and the Titanic

http://jimstrutzin.hubpages.com/hub/Titanic-Conspiracy-and-the-Federal-Reserve


14 posted on 04/09/2012 11:51:34 AM PDT by freedommom
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To: Slings and Arrows; DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis; stylecouncilor; the OlLine Rebel; kalee; ...
Cats also get a mention.

Here's that part from the article:

Crew often had at least one cat on board each ship to help keep the rat population down. It's said that there was a cat with young kittens aboard the sea trials of the Titanic but when the ship arrived in Southampton from Belfast, she was seen disembarking. Up and down the gangplank she went, retrieving one kitten at a time that she deposited on the dock. She and the kittens quickly disappeared and it was later said that had some sort of premonition that the voyage wasn't going to be a good one.

Also a ping to those on the RMS Titanic interest list for this story.

Above, a picture of some of the dozen dogs reported to be aboard Titanic.

15 posted on 04/09/2012 11:55:45 AM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: nuconvert; Slings and Arrows

Whoa!

I bet, if the kittens had been older, Momcat would not have been as protective. We can only hope at least ONE of our catz was/is a descendant of that brave Momcat.


16 posted on 04/09/2012 12:13:59 PM PDT by Monkey Face (A day without sunshine is like night.)
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To: re_nortex

Stalwart dogs, all. They would only have drowned if they had fought to the last breath.

Looks they were all terriers. *sob*


17 posted on 04/09/2012 12:16:55 PM PDT by Monkey Face (A day without sunshine is like night.)
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To: Monkey Face

Methinks I know where the Viking Kitties came from.


18 posted on 04/09/2012 12:19:21 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Yepper. I found that my screen was suddenly blurry, reading about the doffs and kass. Or other fluffy fings.

Never thought of it before...my heart wouldn’t let me. :o[


19 posted on 04/09/2012 12:22:57 PM PDT by Monkey Face (A day without sunshine is like night.)
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To: Monkey Face

They live with us, they love with us, they die with us. What did we do to be so blessed?


20 posted on 04/09/2012 12:32:58 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

We came to Earth. And so did they. God gives us the help-mates that we need when we need them. We may not recognize them as Angels, but that is what they are. Who/what else could love us so unconditionally?


21 posted on 04/09/2012 12:40:16 PM PDT by Monkey Face (A day without sunshine is like night.)
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To: re_nortex

There is, or was, a show in Branson, MO based on the Titanic from the pets point of view. It was held in a theater that was built to look sort of like the Titanic. I never saw the show though.


22 posted on 04/09/2012 12:59:23 PM PDT by NCC-1701 (In Memphis on January 20, 2009, pump price were $1.49. We all know what happened after that.)
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To: Monkey Face

Angels in dusty robes. ;^)


23 posted on 04/09/2012 1:04:51 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Angels in FURRY robes! ;o]


24 posted on 04/09/2012 1:26:19 PM PDT by Monkey Face (A day without sunshine is like night.)
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To: re_nortex

WOW! neat story. I heard that when a stray cat enters a new home, it is a sign of good luck.
It’s interesting that people took notice of the cat. It must have been very busy on that gangplank. That cat was truly focused.

I’m sure if the dogs weren’t on leashes, they would have followed that cat.

Thanks for the ping!


25 posted on 04/09/2012 1:29:21 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Monkey Face

I stand corrected. ;^)


26 posted on 04/09/2012 1:32:27 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Monkey Face

I stand corrected. ;^)


27 posted on 04/09/2012 1:33:14 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

*sheesh*

If you have four furry legs, you can never be corrected! LOL!


28 posted on 04/09/2012 1:35:09 PM PDT by Monkey Face (A day without sunshine is like night.)
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To: Himyar

“When she was told the dog was too large, she refused to leave without him and got out of the lifeboat. Several days later, the body of a woman clutching a large dog was spotted by crew of the recovery ship, Mackay-Bennet, and dinghies were dispatched. Eyewitness accounts by crew and ship’s log confirm the sighting and recovery, and the body recovered is assumed to be Miss Isham.”

I can easily see my own fate, there.


29 posted on 04/09/2012 2:06:41 PM PDT by Salamander (Hey blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: re_nortex; nuconvert; mickie; flaglady47
I watched James Cameron's Titanic documentary Sunday night on PBS.

It was absolutely fascinating, nay...... riveting....and at one point, poignant.

He and his long time staff have devoted much of their adult life to the ongoing biography of the doomed line, although Cameron did state at the end that he personally will move on to other and different challenges....and that his famous Titanic movie plus the documentary will be his signature works to remember.

Leni

30 posted on 04/09/2012 3:56:36 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: MinuteGal

I respectfully disagree.

Forgot all great moments when Cameron in closing said Titanic is like the challenge of Global Warming.


31 posted on 04/09/2012 4:16:24 PM PDT by Dryman (Define Natural Born Citizen)
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To: Monkey Face

Only a few dogs are pictured. And 1 is obviously Bulldog (not any terrier in it), the other on blow-up is the Great Dane, and possibly the 1 nearest railing is a terrier, like a Jack or Fox type. But it could also be a Beagle or that type of small hound.


32 posted on 04/09/2012 4:26:10 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Dryman

You mean the challenge of proving it complete total BS to all the indoctrinated?


33 posted on 04/09/2012 4:28:16 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Only if that were true!

I was only surprised he did not say “At least the neighborhood watch was busy hunting, and thankfully unable to reach the life-boats!”


34 posted on 04/09/2012 5:11:38 PM PDT by Dryman (Define Natural Born Citizen)
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To: nuconvert

Am I the only one that got sick of Titanic articles 15 years ago?


35 posted on 04/09/2012 5:14:31 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: nuconvert

My grandfather’s uncle went down on it.


36 posted on 04/09/2012 6:29:42 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: windcliff; onedoug

ping


37 posted on 04/09/2012 6:45:07 PM PDT by stylecouncilor (Some minds are like soup in a poor restaurant...better left unstirred.-PG Wodehouse)
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To: nuconvert

can’t think about this, it breaks my heart.


38 posted on 04/09/2012 7:46:06 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: nuconvert
Here are the historical photographs of the three surviving Titanic Dogs!


39 posted on 04/09/2012 8:42:16 PM PDT by garjog
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To: stylecouncilor

Poor doggies.


40 posted on 04/09/2012 8:57:24 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Dryman
My interest in the Titanic event is an historic thing and is not predicated or has anything to do with Mr. Cameron's personal political or ideological views.

Leni

41 posted on 04/10/2012 4:24:36 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: MinuteGal

Cannot abide Cameron, so I didn’t watch. Had it been almost anyone else, I would have.


42 posted on 04/10/2012 5:03:03 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Shadowstrike

“can’t think about this, it breaks my heart”

I know what you mean.
I guess reading that 2 Poms & a Peke survived helped, because I have 1 of each.


43 posted on 04/10/2012 5:06:57 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Since I wasn’t on the Titanic, and the photo is B&W, AND terriers were very popular at that time, I thought they could very well be terriers. The terrier is HUGH! An airedale is a terrier, even though it is a large dog.

But I’m not here to argue with you. Just make a few points.


44 posted on 04/10/2012 6:47:03 AM PDT by Monkey Face (A day without sunshine is like night.)
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To: Snickering Hound

TOO FUNNY!


45 posted on 04/10/2012 7:23:07 AM PDT by Fawn (This sight it toooooo sloooooowwwwww)
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To: Salamander

Oh, I agree! I thought the same thing — I’d NEVER leave my two dogs, both of whom would give their lives for me, especially the Shih-Tzu, small, strong and brave. The rescue dog pit bull/police dog too — protects the house, us and sleeps at the foot of the bed guarding over us (Shuh-Tzu at the other end near DH).

How could I abandon them?


46 posted on 04/10/2012 8:54:13 AM PDT by Bon of Babble (The Road to Ruin is Always Kept in Good Repair)
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To: nuconvert

Thanks for posting this, it made my week.

I always wondered what happened to the pets that were on board, so little information!! Best thread on the Titanic ever.

Yes, made me cry.


47 posted on 04/10/2012 8:56:08 AM PDT by Bon of Babble (The Road to Ruin is Always Kept in Good Repair)
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To: Monkey Face

The larger dog did make me think “Airedale” when 1st seeing the pix, but on expanding it and knowing some of the descriptors in the story, it does indeed look like a Dane.

Sorry if I seemed curt. I just tend to respond to things (even trivial) which don’t seem right. ;-)


48 posted on 04/10/2012 12:16:20 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Like I said...I wasn’t there, and I didn’t take the photo. I tend to take things at face value until someone proves me wrong. Good ON ya!

PS: I love airedales!


49 posted on 04/10/2012 12:22:23 PM PDT by Monkey Face (A day without sunshine is like night.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

This laptop screen is hi-res and photos tend to be tiny viewed on it.

I thought it was a red or blue Dobermann.

[and my heart sank even deeper]


50 posted on 04/10/2012 1:17:00 PM PDT by Salamander (Hey blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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