A great post for all you dog lovers out there including myself. I particularly like, “The first draft of John Steinbeck’s novel Of Mice and Men was eaten by his dog, Max.” Hopefully the invention of computers and other storage devices precludes this from happening today …! Kevin
Short facts about writers and their pet dogs – and the canine figures in the works of famous authors
Fearing attacks from rivals, poet Alexander Pope rarely left his house without a brace of pistols and his dog, a Great Dane named Bounce.
Virginia Woolf’s first published essay was an obituary for the family dog, Shag.
The first draft of John Steinbeck’s novel Of Mice and Menwas eaten by his dog, Max.
Emily Brontë’s dog, Keeper, followed her coffin to the grave when she died and, for weeks after, howled outside her bedroom door waiting for its owner to return.
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