Antony and Cleopatra, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda, Bonnie and Clyde, George and Martha Washington…
History is littered with famous couples, but human to human love can be fleeting. Consider the example I just provided. Only 25% of these couple actually made it. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I thought we could take a look at a kind of love that is far less fickle – historical pets and their humans.
· Queen Victoria and her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Dash – Dash was so loyal, he jumped into the water after her when she left without him on a boat trip once.
· President Andrew Jackson and his parrot, Poll – Rumor has it, Poll had quite the potty mouth. President Jackson had worked hard to reform himself, so Poll’s swearing was a remnant of his old habits.
· Josephine Bonaparte and her orangutan, Rose – Rose liked to dress up in human clothing. That makes Josephine the Paris Hilton of her day.
· Salvador Dali and his pet ocelot, Babou – Despite being a wild animal, Babou wore a bedazzled collar. But then again, Dali was known for being unconventional. You couldn’t possibly have expected him to be satisfied with a regular tabby cat, could you?
· Alfred Hitchcock and his Sealyham terrier– Mr. Hitchcock spoiled his dogs, which are now considered to be one of the more rarer breeds
Pets have been scientifically proven to help relieve stress. Keep yourself healthy during this tumultuous time in history by taking a moment to remove yourself from your Facebook feed and cruise the internet for gratuitous cat pics.
Do you have a pet? Maybe a great pet story? Please share in the comments!