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Offline Eternal_Princess

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Re: Alexei and his spaniel Joy
« Reply #15 on: August 30, 2005, 09:05:29 PM »
I meant that's what everyone said happened to Joy, it turned itself into a romantic little tale untill Yurvskey's letters, apparently, told the truth.  Sorry I didn't add this earlier,  :-[.
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Re: Alexei and his spaniel Joy
« Reply #16 on: August 30, 2005, 10:01:11 PM »
Joy was taken by a British officer and lived out it's life in Windsor VILLAGE. It is buried underneath a parking lot. The house having long been re-developed. It went blind from old age. Common among many animals. This has been covered exstensively elsewhere.
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Re: Alexei and his spaniel Joy
« Reply #17 on: August 31, 2005, 08:06:12 PM »
I thought it was nice that Joy was buried at Windsor castle. Alas am sadden to think that the only animal that survived the night of July 16/17th is now buried under a parking lot.

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Re: Alexei and his spaniel Joy
« Reply #18 on: September 02, 2005, 07:18:52 AM »
then who was teh dog that died with nastya?
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Re: Alexei and his spaniel Joy
« Reply #19 on: September 23, 2005, 08:31:58 AM »
Joy looked such a lovely dog!

Apparently when the Whites rushed to the Ipatiev House they found Joy wondering around the yard  :'(

Joy ended her days on a farm near Windsor. I would love to see her grave if anyone knows where abouts in Windsor it is??
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Re: Alexei dog joy
« Reply #21 on: July 13, 2008, 06:55:23 PM »
Joy was found by Whites in 1918, and he was sent to England later, where he died, probbably missed Aleksei. I only know one guard told him(after murders in Ekaterinburg): You are waiting to no purpose....
Because he was near door in Ipatiev's room, and waiting for the IF. Poor dog!
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Re: Alexei dog joy
« Reply #22 on: July 14, 2008, 04:50:41 PM »
Here're links to threads about my favorite little spaniel :D

http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php?topic=9638.0
http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php?topic=1940.0

You could also check out AGRBear's Imperial Pets thread for information, or PM me. The imperial pets are my passion :)

« Last Edit: July 14, 2008, 05:00:12 PM by tatianolishka_1 »

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Re: Alexei dog joy
« Reply #23 on: July 14, 2008, 05:28:44 PM »
thanks i'll be sure to look at the Imperial Pets thread

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Re: Alexei and his spaniel Joy
« Reply #24 on: September 06, 2008, 01:12:25 PM »
Good day! Sorry, I don't speak English. About dogs write in russian: http://www.dog.ru/index.php3?mode=1&id=415036   I from Peterburg, Tsarskoe Selo. Main name is Victoria (in russiandog forum - Kusado). lng-home@mail.ru

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Re: Alexei and his spaniel Joy
« Reply #25 on: September 14, 2008, 10:09:56 AM »
p. 54 in Katharine McDonogh's  REIGNING CATS AND DOGS:

>>The Tsarevich's assement of the dog's,<<  [Joy's]>> intelligence was astute: in December 1917 Alexei wrote to Petrov, his Russian-language tutor, relating how: "Joy is getting fatter every day as he keeps eating rubbish from the refuse pit.  Everyone chases him away with sticks.  He had a lot of friends in the town and is always running away."  <<

In 1915 Nicholas II thought to take advantage of Joy being photographed with Alexei and wrote to Alexandra the following:
>>How charming Alexei's photos are, the one standing ought to be sold as postcards-- both might be really---pleased, be done with Baby, also, for the public and then we can send them to the soldiers.<<   >>..Fredericks asked my opinion, whether to permit that cinema of Baby and Joy can be allowed to be shown in public; not having seen it, I cannot judge, so leave it to you to decide.  Baby told Mr. Gilliard that it was silly to see him 'faisant des piroutettes' and that the dog looked cleverer than he.<<

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Re: Alexei and his spaniel Joy
« Reply #26 on: September 14, 2008, 11:49:35 AM »
Bear, thank you for posting that except. Joy sounds like a typical dog - very funny. I wonder if the footage of Alexei and the dog still exists somewhere, it would be a wonderful gift if it did.

I believe the photograph he was talking about is one of these:

http://img508.imageshack.us/my.php?image=a014ic7.jpg
http://img228.imageshack.us/my.php?image=zzzzzzzzzjh0.jpg

I had another one in mind, but can't seem to find it anywhere.

Victory, she was quoting the book and it mentioned how Alexei noted how his puppy was getting fat and how he thought his dog looked more clever than him on one occasion.

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Re: Alexei and his spaniel Joy
« Reply #27 on: September 14, 2008, 12:35:23 PM »
With Joy, at Mogilev, 1916:

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Re: Alexei and his spaniel Joy
« Reply #28 on: April 22, 2009, 07:36:35 PM »
Can anyone confirm Joy's gender? I've seen the spaniel referred to as female in FOTR and in conversations here on the AP forums, but while browsing through Alekseyev's Last Act of a Tragedy this evening I ran across this entry in a list of items found in the home of guard M.I. Letemin after the execution:

"88) In Letemin's apartment a dog of former emperor Nicholas II was found, purebred, male [my emphasis], brown with white spots, named 'Joy'."

Alekseyev is pretty authoritative, but are there any written sources that claim Joy was female?
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Re: Alexei and his spaniel Joy
« Reply #29 on: April 22, 2009, 11:59:57 PM »
Too bad the copies of my favorite picture (of Alexei holding Joy and the cat) seem to be newspaper quality.