Wednesday, 11 April 2018

National Pet Day

There are now so many "Days" there are not enough Days to keep up with them - I note that today is Parkinsons' Disease Day for example.

April 11th is also National Pet Day.

Here is the fine coat of arms granted in 1979 to Lieutenant General Sir Michael Gow, Governor of Edinburgh Castle. The crest shows his faithful pet, Frodo, holding the key to Edinburgh Castle where Frodo is buried in the pets’ cemetery.

Another two fine pet dogs can be seen as supporters to the arms of Very Rev Professor Iain Torrance Kt, Dean of the Chapel Royal. In this witty painting of the arms by Herald Painter, Yvonne Holton, the dominant dog is given the bone: