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loves: you win if you guessed "pets" and "museums". Also books, art history, travel, British punk, Korean kimchi, bindis, martinis, and other things TBD. I will always make it very clear if a post is sponsored in any way. Drop me a line at thepetmuseum AT gmail.com !

Thursday, September 11, 2014

a stray dog brings fame and fortune

Article found in the Strand Magazine (vol. 34 no. 203, Nov. 1907), p.599.
Brigadier, the dog memorialized here, is mentioned as winning the Waterloo Cup, upon which his guardian Mr. Foulkes bought what became the Waterloo Hotel.  That hotel is no longer, but a part of town is now known as Brigadier Close in this dog's honor.  Find it on a Google Guided Tour of Withington!

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