Last week’s post on Victorian veterinary medicine made me realize I’ve neglected to celebrate a couple of very important relationships that appear in the Myrtle Hardcastle Mysteries—and their historical counterparts. So today, enjoy this collection of images of Victorian girls and their best friends.
Myrtle Hardcastle Mysteries book 4, In Myrtle Peril, features a canine character who is a key player in the mystery—Sally Cooke’s terrier, Charley. Like humans throughout history and across the globe, Victorians were great dog fanciers. Queen Victoria had her own favorites, including her border collie Sharp:
Love for dogs often begins early in life, as these wee tots prove.
And lasts a lifetime…
It’s often a family affair…
…and dogs were included in favorite activities:
But along the way, it’s the one-on-one relationships that are the most enduring.
Give your own furry best friend a hug!