In a wonderful article on dogster.com, San Francisco historian Joseph Amster tells the tale of Bummer and Lazarus, two stray dogs who rose to prominence in the city during the 1860s. Prized for their friendliness, their ability to. . .
A fun article in today’s Daily Mail tells the story of a dog who has gone down in history as a murderer and a jailbird, even though he was neither. Pep was a black Labrador Retriever who was given as a gift to Pennsylvania governor Gifford Pinchot in 1923. But the very next year, the dog was sent to spend the rest of his life at Eastern State Penitentiary. One intrepid and imaginative newspaper reporter took some