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Boarding Houses for Victorian Cats: Holiday Care for the Family Feline

In the 1880s, cat boarding houses provided a safe place for traveling pet owners to leave their cats....

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Canines and Crinolines: Victorian Dogs Captured by Fashion

Dogs could sometimes become trapped beneath the cages of Victorian crinolines....

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A Brief History of Victorian Goldfish Globes and Goldfish-Hawkers

Among fashionable Victorians, there was no parlor ornament so elegant—nor so diverting—as a clear glass globe filled with glittering goldfish. ...

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Tommie, the Beloved Scotch Terrier of 19th Century Author Wilkie Collins

Tommie featured prominently in many letters that Collins wrote to his friends....

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Sporting Cats in the 19th Century

Even the best spaniels and retrievers couldn't compete with the “great skill” of a sporting cat....

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The Peacock in Myth, Legend, and 19th Century History

Throughout history, the peacock has figured heavily in folktales and fables, as well as in countless superstitions that still exist today....

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