Archive for June, 2016

Comments Off on 1926: Grumpy, “Jes’ an Ordinary, Plain, Everyday Dog” of a New York Banker

For years, Grumpy Bizallion’s monument was the tallest at Hartsdale Pet Cemetery in New York, standing just over six feet.

Comments Off on 1912: Miss Bacillus, the Guinea Pig That Survived the Equitable Life Building Fire

Two weeks after the Equitable Life fire, workmen who were trying to salvage the contents of the cellar vaults and safe boxes rescued a cat named Kaiser and a black guinea pig later named Miss Bacillus.

Comments Off on 1912: The Ten Lives of Kaiser, the Equitable Life Building Fire Cat, Part II

Unbeknownst to the FDNY firefighters, a cat named Kaiser was trapped in the basement of the Equitable Life Building as it burned to the ground.