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Thank you for following my blog! I have been under the weather lately (a bout of bronchitis), but plan to be back on track with new posts next week or so. In the meantime, here’s another LOLcat from 1911 that well expresses how I’m feeling.

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I have been looking everywhere for a nice picture of an American or English dog-drawn cart for my book, but alas, have only found depictions of dog-carts seen in Antwerp, Belgium (where dog-carts were terribly common well past the turn of the century). This image is from an 1826 Rotarian magazine article by Audrew MacMahon (“The Flaming Flemish). It’s very interesting to finally see what it would look like, after reading about it so much. Certainly it’s hard to imagine such a sight now, except in the touristy sort of dog-sled things one might encounter while traveling in North America.

Please file these under the heading of AWESOME, from the French Scenes de la Vie Privee et Publique des Animaux by Grandville, 1836.