12 Apr

Have dog blog will travel

April 15, 2012, marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic…Widener University, named for a prominent Philadelphia family that had three members on board, will honor the memory of that fateful voyage with an exhibit, a part of which will feature the dogs on board.

There were 12 dogs aboard and only three survived.  Two were Pomeranians and a Pekinese, all tiny dogs…

“…Although a few of the animals shared the cabins of their owners, most were kept in the ship’s kennel and tended to by crewmembers, so they were considered more as cargo and not on any passenger manifest.

“…One particularly sad story involves a Great Dane owned by 50-year-old Ann Elizabeth Isham. Miss Isham visited her dog at the ship’s kennel daily and when she was evacuating, asked to take him also. When she was told the dog was too large, she refused to leave…

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