In July 1900, Mrs. John T. Stephens lost the canine love of her life. Having lost her young son just two years before, the death of her dog Major was more than she could bear.
Archive for October, 2016
Tags: Chelsea Gardens, Clement C. Moore, Hartsdale Pet Cemetery, John T. Stephens, London Terrace, Myra Van Buren Stephens, New York History
Tags: Angora cats, Henry K. Miller, Margaret Owen, Miller-Clark Animal Hospital, New York History, Old New York, Peter A. Hatting, Radio City Music Hall
When we left Part I of this curious cat tale of Old New York, young Margaret Owen was just about to dunk her two Angora cats, Lilly and Otto, into a basin of blue dye. The blue cats would look great parading on the boardwalk at Atlantic City.
Tags: Angora cats, Hopper Farm, Margaret Owen, New York History, Old New York, The Blue Kitten
Every once and a while I come across an old animal story that goes into my special folder called “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up.” The following cat tale is somewhat funny, very bizarre, and a bit tragic.