125 Years of Sport

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Five year old Reed Jensen with Parson Russell Terrier, Photo by Wilcox Studio
Alva Rosenberg, former judge, with Japanese Chin

THE DOG’S AFFECTION By Philip Gilbert Hamerton

We know ourselves to be such lamentably imperfect characters that we long for an affection altogether ignorant of our faults. Heaven has accorded this to us in the uncritical canine attachment. Women move in us their own exalted ideals, and live up to the ideal standard is sometimes rather more than we are altogether able to manage; children in their teens find out how clumsy and ignorant we are, and do not quite unreservedly respect us; but our dogs adore us without a suspicion of our shortcomings. Forest and Stream , 28 July 1881