Howdy blogaroos! Squirmy here on a holiday Monday. What holiday? Why it’s Vicky’s birthday!!! OK – to be more exact – it’s Queen Victoria’s birthday. Although she died a long time ago, people celebrate because she was alive once. And for government workers, and banks, and schools – it means a day off. And the unofficial beginning of the white pants wearing season. Which don’t stay white very long in this house.
But back to Queen V. I decided to check out a bit about her – and although I didn’t know her personally, I think I like her. Why? She was a crazy dog person- just like the Warden! OK maybe not JUST like the Warden – I mean in her lifetime she had something like 38 Pugs, 35 Pomeranians, 2 Border collies, and at least one Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, an Italian Greyhound, a Deerhound, a Pekingese, and a Skye Terrier. She even showed 6 Pomeranians at the very first Crufts dog show in 1891!!!! Even though she didn’t own a PON or Picard – we won’t hold that against her. Here are a bunch of articles about her relationships with her canines:
She had paintings, sculptures and photographs done of her dogs. Which is just one of the many characteristics of a crazy dog person.
I see one of her dogs was named Dash. I like that. I think I should have been name Dash. It suits my personality. Although I guess it doesn’t sound very Polish. How about Dashaski – with Dash for short?! Nah. I’m just starting to respond to Wojtek (as well as some names I can’t print here) so I’ll stick with that.
Here’s a bunch of fun facts about her – although these aren’t that much fun because they don’t mention dogs. Still – I guess they ARE interesting.
Anyway – Happy Birthday Queen V. Extra treats all around to celebrate! I’ll celebrate anything if it involves treats.
Have a good one. Peace and paws up. Stay safe.