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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse24 Oct 2019 9:14 p.m. PST

"he later middle ages, and the years immediately following, were one of the most ‘doggy' periods in history. Hunting and hawking were by far the most popular sports of the leisured classes, who also liked keeping dogs simply as pets; and the rest of the population used them for protection and herding. Performing dogs were much admired, and people loved to hear fabulous yarns of the extraordinary fidelity and intelligence of dogs.

Indeed, the great Duke of Berry went personally to see a dog that refused to leave its master's grave, and gave a sum of money to a neighbour to keep the faithful beast in food for the rest of its days. True, rabies was unpleasantly common; but that was one of the ills that flesh is heir to, not to be held against the canine race – and for the bite of a mad dog you had a wide choice of remedies, ranging from goat's liver to sea bathing…"
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athun2525 Oct 2019 4:38 a.m. PST

Great article. As someone involved with dog rescue, it is sad to say people today often have far less regard for their dogs than the people of the 'brutal' medieval world.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse25 Oct 2019 10:49 a.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it my friend!. (smile)

Dog lover here too!.


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