By Sam Stall
A hundred canines Who Made a Difference
If you don't think that one puppy has the facility to change civilization, then you've evidently by no means heard of Peritas (p. 166), the puppy who kept Alexander the good from being trampled through an elephant. Or Biche (p. 57), the Italian Greyhound who all started a warfare among France and Russia. Or Urian (p. 74), the puppy who bit Pope Clement VII and finalized England's holiday with the Catholic church. Or Peps and Fips (p. 96), the canines who helped Richard Wagner compose his operas.
These are only 5 of the a hundred canines Who replaced Civilization, and this booklet honors their notable contributions to technology, background, artwork, executive, faith, and extra. You'll meet a puppy who ran for president of France (p. seventy nine) and a puppy who stored a film studio (p. 115). You'll meet canine who've encouraged nice works of literature (p. ninety two) and who have been offered medals for his or her wartime provider (p. 158). You'll even meet a puppy who turned a real-estate rich person (p. 141). those fantastically illustrated precise tales are a tribute to the intelligence, bravery, and loving nature of canine around the globe.
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Then there’s Alice and Jean. Alice is recovering from the sudden death of her husband but since she’ll be living off his assets— and he was worth fifteen million—for the rest of her life, without having to fuck anyone let alone a husband, I can’t think what she could be recovering from. Jean is her best friend—a ghastly woman. And talk? Jean never shuts up. ’ If what Susie said was true, then two things were clear: everyone else staying at the resort, including Susie, was apparently a raving lunatic and they were all on some ghastly diet or other.
We needed to go to sleep immediately—the sooner to leave a place that was doing us no good at all—so we got into our pyjamas and climbed into bed. The mattresses folded around us like foot-thick hammocks and we lay snug in the dark exchanging snide comments about lace curtains and giggling. Jules paused in the middle of a sentence. ’ ‘I can barely hear you through this mattress. ’ ‘That. ’ I listened. Creak, creak, creak. ’ Creakcreak. Creakcreak. Creakcreak. ‘Oh dear. ’ Creakcreakcreakcreakcreakcreakcreakcreak.
Arthritis. Can you believe that? ’ Jules kicked me under the table, missed and hit the table leg. ’ said Jean. ‘I said, ooooooww . . of course not. ’ ‘Well, it’s true. The doctors couldn’t believe it, either. And I’ve got the worst kind, too. I’ve had cortisone injections, and I’ve had to cut out tomatoes and cheese, and cheese was my favourite food, wasn’t it Alice? ’ With all eyes on her and her command of the field secured, Jean burbled on happily. Jules and I looked at each other in agony, although Jules was in slightly more agony since she’d given the table leg a fair whack.
100 Dogs Who Changed Civilization: History's Most Influential Canines by Sam Stall