Wednesday, March 21, 2012

TITANIC'S ANIMALS

ANIMALS ONBOARD TITANIC



Hey Hounders,
Abby (Dabby-Doo) here with today's installment about the RMS Titanic.  You may or may not know that there were people's pet animals onboard RMS Titanic as she sailed towards New York City.  Most animals were kept in the ship's kennels, kinda like this crate I'm in, but different.  Some pets of the rich passengers got to stay in their owner's luxury cabins.  An impromptu Dog Show of passenger's pets was scheduled to be held the afternoon of April 15th, but the ship sank early that morning.  
I've never been on a ship except for our pontoon boat, but at a whopping 21' I don't think that counts.  Dad's been on ships, ships a lot bigger than the Titanic, but he says the only animals he knew of being on board were rodents (a nice word for rats).  Anyway, here's an interesting article about the animals onboard the Titanic.
ABBY (TBH+K)

Titanic animals

02 May, 2010

Melbourne Museum <I>Titanic</I> exhibition entrance.
Melbourne Museum Titanic exhibition entrance.
Image: Megan Lomax
Source: Museum Victoria
Question: Is it true that there were animals on board the Titanic?
Answer: Yes, there were in fact a number of different animals onboard the Titanic. There were at least nine dogs on board the Titanic. The dogs stayed in either kennels on board or some were lucky enough to stay in cabins with their owners.
Henry Harper and his wife Myra boarded the Titanic in Cherbourg, France, with their Pekinese, Sun Yat Sen. Henry was famous in the United States of America for his company, Harper Publishing. Henry, his wife Myra and their dog survived.
Colonel John Jacob Astor and his wife, Madeline travelled with their Airedale, Kitty. Colonel Astor and his wife also boarded in Cherbourg, and travelled as First Class Passengers on board the Titanic. Colonel Astor and Kitty did not survive, but his wife Madeline survived aboard Lifeboat 4. It has been rumored that Colonel Astor freed all of the dogs from the kennels when all hope was lost.
Margaret Hayes traveled with her Pomeranian, also boarding in Cherbourg. She and her Pomeranian survived in Lifeboat 7. The Carter Family dogs were not so lucky. Ernest Carter and his wife and children took with them their two small dogs that perished at sea. A small dog named Frou Frou, whose owners were newlyweds Dickinson and Helen Bishop, also perished. It is believed that Frou Frou was locked in a cabin while Mr and Mrs Bishop boarded a lifeboat.
In all, there were nine dogs recorded as traveling on the Titanic, of which only four survived. A champion French Bulldog named Gamon de Pycombe perished, as did a St Bernard belonging to Ann Isham. A Pomeranian belonging to the Rothschild’s survived, possibly because it was bundled into Mrs Rothschild’s bag, although Mr Rothschild went down with the ship.
Along with the dogs on the ship, Marie Young, brought her two prize winning roosters and two hens. Miss Young was returning to America and each day was taken below deck to ‘check’ on her chickens. It is also rumored that there was a cat named Jenny on board with her kittens. Apparently, Jenny and her kittens boarded in Belfast and disembarked in Southampton. And finally, the pig, although the only pig saved from the Titanic was Edith Russell’s ‘lucky’ musical pig. The pig was in fact a toy, and not a real pig, and has become famous over the years with a number of children’s books written about it.

2 comments:

kissa-bull said...

most interesting and sad too...

pibble sugars
the pittie pack

Sheila and Bob said...

Interesting but very sad, something we think most people have not even considered.

Hamish & Sophie

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