Early Illustrations of Le Cimetière des Chiens

A Postcard History of Le Cimetière des Chiens

Friday, 11 October 2013

An Especially Impressive Memorial

This wonderful memorial looks almost regal with the impressive crown on top. Perhaps it was the pet of a French enobled family? Note the depiction of the deceased animal lying on a cushion. Click once on the image and then again for a close-up view. I am stuck by the engorged nipples. Maybe she died giving birth to a litter of puppies?

A General View of the Cemetery

A general view of the Paris Dogs Cemetery that was posted by a visitor in 1908. The first memorial is to Dash who died in 1903.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Toutoune's Memorial

This is very striking. Note the ribbon on the top knot. I translate the first line of the inscription as My Darling Fatty! Am I correct?

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

The Grave of Ines II

Here is a hand-tinted postcard of the memorial to Ines II who didn't reach his first birthday. I presume the bust at the top of the memorial is lifelike. Alfie, whose details are listed on the side of the stone was born on 12 December 1900 and died 11 December 1905 - a day short of his fifth birthday.

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Weeping Willow

Weeping willow symbolism on the memorials to Caro, Tommy and Teddy - beautifully made.

Monday, 9 May 2011

Early Days

This impressive memorial marks the grave of Mireille who died on 23 January 1900. It is a very early souvenir postcard of the cemetery. The background looks like a construction site.