According to the Insurance Information Institute, 65% or 79.1 million families own a pet in the United States.
Have you ever wondered where the phrase “Man’s Best Friend” originated? I discovered this expression came about from an 1870 trial in Missouri; a farmer sued his neighbor for shooting his dog.
The names Toto, Lassie, Rin Tin Tin, and Benji are immortalized in our hearts and minds by the films these dogs starred in. No surprise to me to learn that “Fido” means fidelity in Latin. It is astonishing to note that dogs were found depicted in cave paintings in Spain dating back 12,000 years.
With your best buddy at your side check out these dog novels from GPL this weekend!
- Art of Racing in the Rain (2008)
- Breaking Creed (2015)
- The Dog Who Saved Me (2015)
- A Dog’s Journey (2012)
- Domestic Violets (2011)
- Finding Jack (2011)
- Men and Dogs (2010)
- Patron Saint of Lost Dogs (2013)
All pet lovers are invited to the Greenburgh Public Library on Wednesday, June 1 at 7:00 p.m. to hear Ed Martin Sr., Director of the Hartsdale Pet Cemetery trace the history of America’s First Cemetery.