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Offline Lanie

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Re: Reigning Cats and Dogs
« on: July 30, 2004, 09:19:37 PM »
How cute!  Does this Indigo store have a website where one could order stuff online? :)

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Re: Reigning Cats and Dogs
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2004, 08:53:10 AM »
Oh gosh, a trip to Indigo is on the "honey to do list" today. Thanks. Hmmm, I may need a second job to pay for all the new books and new book case.  ;)

Thanks, Joanna.

Lanie, Indigo does have a website. Happy surfing.


www.chapters.indigo.ca

P.S. Swung by Indigo and saw the books. Decision making time as there were two books that caught my eye. For now, I settled on Castles and Palaces of Europe. ;D
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Re: Reigning Cats and Dogs
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2004, 06:43:47 PM »
Does it list all the pets of the IF, dogs, cats, horses, and other?

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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2004, 10:06:33 PM »
Thanks:)

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Re: Reigning Cats and Dogs
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2004, 04:33:04 PM »
Hi Joanna, Anything in the book about Eira???  I'm still looking for a picture......thanks, Arleen

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Re: Reigning Cats and Dogs
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2004, 05:36:54 PM »
Joanna, another lovely book to add to an ever growing list  ;)

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« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2004, 05:21:41 AM »
Sounds like Minka was pretty clever...

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« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2004, 03:05:13 PM »
Many thanks Joanna, A long while ago someone made reference to Eira being a Scottish Terrier (probably wrong) and I have been looking everywhere to find whether or not this is true.  (Yes of course, I have a very beloved Scotty named Annie!)  You are a wonderful researcher, keep up the good work for us all!    ...Arleen

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Re: Reigning Cats and Dogs
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2004, 08:29:13 AM »
Gilbert's Royal Books also has this book available here:
http://www.angelfire.com/pa/ImperialRussian/grb/misc03.html

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« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2004, 06:27:07 PM »

From the wonderful book recommendation made by Joanna, this information on Joy:

"The Tsarevich's assessment of his dog'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 has a lot of friends in the town and is always running away.' Consequently, the dog alone survived the immolation of the royal family in the cellar of the Ipatiev House the following year. Joy was rescued by Letyomin, a Red Guard who, having had no involvement in the murder of the Imperial family assumed he would have nothing to fear from the advancing White Russians. Repenting his naivety at the eleventh hour, Letyomin abandoned Joy, the dog so famously attached to Alexei that it provided potentially important clues to his whereabouts. Paul Chauchavadve heard how his uncle, Paul Rodzianko, who entered Ekaterinburg with the Whites, 'saw the Tsarevich's spaniel running in circles. Recognizing him, he called him by name. The spaniel came wagging his tail uncertainly, stumbling a little, finally bumping his nose into Rodzianko's leg. He was totally blind. Eventually my uncle brought him to England, where Joy lived on for a number of years on the Rodzianko farm near Windsor.' Despite the loss of it's sight, caused presumably by the shock of the events that took place on that July evening, the little blind dog of the Tsarevich lived on well into the Twenties in close proximity of a castle to which it's ill-fated master had thought himself to be on the point of being spirited."

:'(  :'(  :'(

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Re: Reigning Cats and Dogs
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2004, 07:00:03 PM »
I have a blind dog and I know how loving they can be. I hope Joy lived out his final days happily and in comfort.

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« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2004, 07:31:32 AM »
Thank you, Sunny, for posting that excerpt. I am glad that at least little Joy was lucky enough to escape the fate of his masters and of the other dogs they took with them into captivity, and was able to live out his last years in peace. It was sad to read that he was blind. However, I am skeptical that the "shock of the events that took place on that July evening" was the cause of his blindness. I believe that probably there were more practical, physical causes for that unfortunate condition, as I have never heard of an animal going blind due to experiencing emotional trauma.
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Re: Reigning Cats and Dogs
« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2004, 12:33:09 AM »
Thanks to Joanna for the wonderful info! And as the owner of a blind doggie (due to diabetes) I know that my little guy did great as long as the furniture was not moved around! He never bumped into the Christmas tree, and led a very long and happy life! My vet assured me he would adjust just fine, and he did. Melissa K.

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Re: Reigning Cats and Dogs
« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2004, 01:28:35 AM »
Further to add to our information on Imperial dogs, I have found an article of a visit to Russia in 1907 researching borzoi with a reference to the Imperial Kennels of Gatchina and GD Nikolai Nikolaivitch's Kennels:

http://www.batw.net/borzois.com/zoi_info/thomas1907.html

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