We really enjoyed the March/April 2012 edition of the AKC Family Dog because of the articles "OUR DOGS give us SUCH PLEASURE" and BODY AND SOLE. My favorite was of course "OUR DOGS give us SUCH PLEASURE". I never read much about General Custer other than the Battle of Little Bighorn so I was quite surprised to know that he and his wife, Libbie, were avid hound lovers. At one time his pack numbered approximately 80 dogs! I can not imagine being responsible for 80 dogs in the mid 1800's. My first concern would be how am I going to feed them? I would be lost without the petfood industry. What would you do during a medical emergency and what about vaccines? General Custer and Libbie became experts with canine medical issues and sharing food. Being childless, their dogs were their family and shared their home which often was a military tent.
I love my little pack as family and could not imagine life without them. My home would not be complete without the girls.
You can read about General Custer and his wife Libbie's dogs here in the March/April 2012 issue of AKC Family Dog .
Enjoy your Sunday!
Wow! I can't believe that General Custer and his wife had up to 80 dogs. And in the 1800's!! They must have had a lot of devotion to care for them properly which hopefully they did. Like you, our babies make our house a home and we couldn't imagine life without them! They make our family complete!ReplyDelete
Yeah.... but I'll bet they didn't scoop up after them..... ha roo roo roo!!!ReplyDelete
What a cool story! Thanks for sharingReplyDelete
I was only thinking to myself today how many dogs would be right for our family....Probably not 80!ReplyDelete
Very cool about General Custer and his wife. Did not know, so I will have to read the article. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
You have a beautiful fur family and they all look like so much fun! I feel the same about my small Pack - they are my family and bring such joy and completeness to my life. :->
Suka and K
Yes, I read that issue and story as well. Very interesting indeed! Our furkids are our babies for sure! Your family is beautiful!ReplyDelete