Woof! A *really* old sea dog…

12 March, 2010 at 12:57 am 4 comments

My cats might disagree with the following story – as a matter of fact, Charlie just gave me his most disapproving look – but for all of you who think that dogs are man’s best friend:

Mary Rose’s dog unveiled for the first time

The 16th century sea dog acquired the nickname [Hatch] after divers discovered her remains near the sliding hatch door of the ill-fated ship’s carpenter’s cabin, where she had lain since it sank in 1545.

And what about Hatch’s job aboard the Mary Rose?

The mongrel was most likely on board as the ship’s ratter – superstitious Tudor seamen did not have cats on board as they were thought to bring bad luck.

Ladies and gentlemen, Charlie just left the room.

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4 Comments Add your own

    • 2. Molly Joyful  |  18 March, 2010 at 1:43 pm

      Reminds me of Jack Skeleton’s dog. Poor Hatch, looks like she was chained, that’s why she couldn’t escape. :-/

      *Daily Fail link – process of fumigating the blog: engaged.*

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  • 3. ShipRat  |  16 March, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    Should I tell my two Ship Rats about the rodent skeletons that were also found on Mary Rose?

    I don’t suppose they’d be shocked. “Fortune de la guerre.”
    (as Captain Magendie philosophically said after Trafalgar when being taken prisoner by the British Navy for the 3rd time!)

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    • 4. Molly Joyful  |  18 March, 2010 at 1:40 pm

      Don’t mention any rats, or my cats will want to join the navy (with one eye and one leg missing, Charlie would want to be an admiral, for sure!)

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