Skip to comments.Dogs of the Titanic: a Dozen Aboard, Three Survived
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 ...
9 eaten, eh?
“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.”
They “interviewed” one of the dogs on 60 Minutes in 1987 right before he passed away.
75 year old dog?
I need to hug my King Charles Spaniel for poor little Lucy.
I had never heard the Great Dane story before. Hugging my Daisy. I don’t think I could abandon her either.
off topic but related to the federal reserve and the Titanic
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.
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.
Stalwart dogs, all. They would only have drowned if they had fought to the last breath.
Looks they were all terriers. *sob*
Methinks I know where the Viking Kitties came from.
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[
They live with us, they love with us, they die with us. What did we do to be so blessed?
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?
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.
Angels in dusty robes. ;^)
Angels in FURRY robes! ;o]
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!
I stand corrected. ;^)
I stand corrected. ;^)
If you have four furry legs, you can never be corrected! LOL!
“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.
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.
I respectfully disagree.
Forgot all great moments when Cameron in closing said Titanic is like the challenge of Global Warming.
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.
You mean the challenge of proving it complete total BS to all the indoctrinated?
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!”
Am I the only one that got sick of Titanic articles 15 years ago?
My grandfather’s uncle went down on it.
can’t think about this, it breaks my heart.
Cannot abide Cameron, so I didn’t watch. Had it been almost anyone else, I would have.
“cant 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.
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.
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?
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.
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. ;-)
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!
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]
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