Category: dogs

Yesterday's Print 2019-07-18 23:00:33

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The Daily Times, New Philadelphia, Ohio, October 10, 1919

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Irish men in the street with their greyhounds in Derry city,…

Irish men in the street with their greyhounds in Derry city, December 17, 1955. Photographed by Bert Hardy.

Evening along the Sloterplas, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1964….

Evening along the Sloterplas, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1964. Photographed by Leonard Freed.

A Cute Accident

Clay brick with a stamped cuneiform inscription and a dog’s pawprints.

From the ziggurat at Ur, 2112 BCE – 2004 BCE.

A Cute Accident

Clay brick with a stamped cuneiform inscription and a dog’s pawprints.

From the ziggurat at Ur, 2112 BCE – 2004 BCE.

Kids and puppies, 1920s.

Kids and puppies, 1920s.

Yesterday's Print 2019-02-26 03:48:31


Napoleon and Uncle Elby
by Clifford McBride in the
The Evening Sun, Baltimore, March 10, 1936

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Yesterday's Print 2018-12-28 18:32:17

Punch magazine, England, December 1, 1948

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New Evidence That Humans Have Loved Dogs Since…

The remains of a woman, a man, and two dogs have been found in Bonn-Oberkassel, Germany, dating to some 14,000 years ago. The burial is the oldest known example of dogs being buried alongside humans. It gives early evidence about dog domestication, and demonstrates that the dogs were very well taken care of.

A study of the younger dog’s teeth show it died at 27 or 28 weeks old, after contracting canine distemper as a 19-week-old puppy. Distemper kills almost all puppies within weeks, even with proper veterinary care, so it seems this puppy was well looked after. To have kept it alive for so long would mean having kept the puppy warm, clean, well-fed, and well-watered, all while there was no hope of the dog ever becoming a working animal, and repaying its care.

The teeth study, and the placement of the dogs with their owners, suggests humans and dogs shared a unique and close relationship as early as 14,000 years ago.

Yesterday's Print 2018-12-15 02:42:50

The Good Companions by

Henry Stevens, 1889

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