Thursday, February 12, 2009


Hello Pals,

It has been sooo long since we have blogged. I wish we could say that we were traveling the world searching for adventure to explain our absence. But, no. We have remained home.

We went to a couple of agility trials. Oh, how fun that was!! I, of course, did splendidly. And, for a change, Mother agreed. I took pity on her for one run, and actually did as she requested. And, I made her very happy when I received a ribbon for qualifying.

Today is Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday, and I found it quite fitting to sniff out something interesting.

And, did you know that he had a dog named Fido? Here is an old time photo of the fellow.

Rumor has it that he had the run of the house, and lived inside. But, he did not like the hustle and bustle of Washington, so he was given to a family who lived in Springfield, Illinois under the stipulation that he lived inside and was given special treats. How sweet!


Hero said...

Me and my mom have heard of Fido! We are military family so instead of real tv we have to watch Armed Forces Network tv that shows a lot of historical and education commercial spots. One of them is of Fido. In the commercial it even said that Lincoln left Fido's favorite sofa with the family so that he'd always have the sofa to sleep on and think of home with the Lincolns.

Stella said...

Makes you sort of wonder if Mr. Lincoln wanted the dog gone or if it might have been MRS. Lincoln!

We did miss you while you was gone and glad to see you back!


Asta said...

Welcome back!!
I've missed you
Congwatulations on the agility qualifying..I just spent two days at wesminstew spying..and I must say, agility is what's wight fow doggies, not sitting in cages and waiting to be floofed fow a show...
Happy Birfday MrLincoln..I'm glad he did what was best fow Fido
smoochie kisses

Poopsie aka Blue said...

Welcome back!
That is such a great tale.
Every president needs a pup.

Love, pats & pets

Eric said...

hello. Good to see you! Well done on the ribbon winning. And the reporting on old Fido. Hope he was happy inside with his treats and his old sofa...

Wiry wags, Eric xx

Lorenza said...

Glad to hear from you!
Kisses and hugs

Joe Stains said...

That Lincoln was a cool dude. It is good to hear from you guys!!