Dogtique: Last of the Litter

Where could this little puppy be headed?

Last of the Litter print

This print is from my late grandfather’s collection of dogtiques.

I haven’t discovered much history about the print, entitled Last of the Litter. It is also represented online in a collection of prints commissioned by the Wilson Chemical Co. on a page managed by the Tyrone Area Historical Society.

My grandmother said that Fluffy, the dog she got in high school during the 1940s, once traveled across the country in a crate much like the one in the print.

Incidentally, a few days before snapping the photo of this print, I also encountered a similar old timey dog kennel. It was in the back room of a new antiques and curiosities shop in my neighborhood.

Check it out:

antique dog kennel

Can you make out the dog’s name?

antique dog kennel

Solid construction but not a posh accommodation.

antique dog kennel

For times of thirst…

My grandma said her Fluffy was pretty ragged by the end of her trip in this kind of crate. I’m not surprised.

I’m glad pet carriers have advanced since this model.

How do your pets travel?


About crystalwayward

I live with two formerly wayward dogs. I care deeply about the environment, and I think gardening is a revolutionary act.

Posted on May 28, 2013, in Art, Dogs, Family, Random Life and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Mummy likes to take us in cat carriers because they just don’t make big enough ones for small furries. The first one’s Mummy was sold didn’t even have enough room to turn around in and that was only 6 or 7 years ago.

    Whee are glad they have improved too.

    Nibbles, Nutty, Buddy & Basil

  2. I know it’s “just” a painting – but if I could I would take this two dogs in my arms. Silly, I know :o) I always travel on the back seat (with a safety belt), most on the lap of my mom :o)

  3. Wow, that’s a cool old crate, not one I’d put my dogs in but it’s pretty cool none the less. That painting makes me a little sad. Where is the pup headed? Is that the mom that doesn’t want her pup to leave? See, it makes me sad…

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