George the dog lover.

coconut_njFebruary 22, 2011

No, not our George, the other one whose birthday it is. I ran across an article on dogster talking about what a dog lover George Washington was. Here is the story.

"WashingtonâÂÂs affection for dogs is vividly illustrated in an incident that occurred during the Revolutionary War. It was when American forces were trying to contain British General William HoweâÂÂs troops, who had occupied Philadelphia. During the Battle of Germantown, which was not going well for the Americans, Washington was encamped was encamped at PennibeckerâÂÂs Mill.

On October 6, 1777, a little terrier was seen wandering the area between the American and British lines. New York City. It turns out that General HoweâÂÂs little terrier had somehow gotten loose and had become lost on the battlefield. The dog was identified from its collar, and brought to Washington. His officers suggested that he might want to keep the dog as a sort of trophy which might weaken the morale of the British general.

Instead he took the dog into his tent, fed him and had him brushed and cleaned. Then, to the surprise of everyone, Washington ordered a cease fire. The shooting stopped and soldiers on both sides watched as one of WashingtonâÂÂs aides formally returned a little dog to the British commander under a flag of truce."

Nice to know, eh? Happy Birthday George Washington.

George Washington and one of his favorite dogs.

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What a nice story.

The "Question of the Day", yesterday, for the "Free Kibble" site was about George, too. (I hope I'm not breaking any copyright laws by posting this!) Anyway, here it is:

Q: Pres. George Washington bred American Foxhounds; which of the following were NOT names of his dogs?

A. Sugar and Spice
B. Sweetlips and True Love
C. Captain and Rover
D. Drunkard and Tipsy

If you go to the "Free Kibble" site and answer today's question, you can access a trivia archive, where you can find the answer.

    Bookmark   February 22, 2011 at 2:53PM
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I check that site after 11 each nite but cant remember the answer I was surprised at it I love that place and you can also feed the cats too from there

    Bookmark   February 22, 2011 at 5:12PM
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