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Considering adding an animal to the household? If Your kids are history buffs, they might like to consider these pet monikers. https://aleteia.org/2018/09/12/looking-for-a-name-for-your-new-dog-look-to-the-middle-ages/ http://mentalfloss.com/article/48982/bella-cha-cha-man-boogles-fido-mopsulus-dog-naming-trends-through-ages
HELSING AND LIEBCHEN You can’t have vampires without somebody thinking they need to be hunted. In Blood Ties Tested, the hunters consist of the team of Liebchen the Lundehund (no, really! it’s a real dog) and a descendant of Bram Stoker’s vampire hunter, Van Helsing. Helsing is a distant relative of the famous Van Helsing […]
https://www.ucatholic.com/blog/the-dog-venerated-as-a-saint-by-medieval-catholics/ For a humorous book about a non-human Maximal Saint, try Magnifi-Cat, by Carolyn and Edmund Sheehan, which both teens and adults should enjoy.
Statues of historical figures abound in Edinburgh, Scotland. Most are human, but one isn’t. Opposite the Greyfriars churchyard is a drinking fountain topped with a life-sized statue of a Skye Terrier known as Greyfriars Bobby. Bobby was said to have followed his master’s funeral procession and stayed near his grave for fourteen years, fed by […]
The Scott Expedition at the South Pole: (l-r, standing) Captain Lawrence Oates, Captain Robert Falcon Scott, and Petty Officer Edgar Evans, (l-r, seated) Lieutenant Henry Bowers and naturalist, Edward Wilson. History isn’t always made by the successful. Those who fail at their appointed task sometimes get into the history book too. One example is the […]