10 Great Facts about Writers and Dogs

Interesting Literature

Short facts about writers and their pet dogs – and the canine figures in the works of famous authors

Fearing attacks from rivals, poet Alexander Pope rarely left his house without a brace of pistols and his dog, a Great Dane named Bounce.

Virginia Woolf’s first published essay was an obituary for the family dog, Shag.

The first draft of John Steinbeck’s novel Of Mice and Menwas eaten by his dog, Max.

Emily Brontë’s dog, Keeper, followed her coffin to the grave when she died and, for weeks after, howled outside her bedroom door waiting for its owner to return.

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4 thoughts on “10 Great Facts about Writers and Dogs

  1. Here are ten great facts from a dog’s perspective. 1) Humans don’t give us enough credit for the help we provide in bringing their “vision” to fruition. 2) Oh . . . forget it. I’ve got a bone that I buried last week calling to me. I’ll get back to #’s 2 thru 10 at a later date.

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