Posted by Katariina on July 17, 1997 at 10:45:11:
In reply to Re: Dogs posted by AnneM on July 16, 1997 at 19:55:57
] ] ] ] I was much offended by the odd set of dogs the Middletons had in ET:s S&S,
] ] ] Sir John was a bit of an eccentric.
] ] Having an assortment of dogs sprawled over one's sofa, car and heaven knows what else is considered evidence of real Englishness in some quarters.
Which, IMO, makes the film even more American. However, they did not have working dogs for pets in those days, as we do nowadays.
] I think Spaniels, Terriers and Beagles would be kept for their work ethic.I could be wrong so don't quote but I think English Springers would flush out the birds, the terriors the rats and the beagles the fox. Throw in a pug (or other small thing)* or two as lap dogs. Et volia Laura Ashley!
] Lets not forget Labs, to bring in the birds, (and to save the dalmations)
] *I like Cavaliers
But they would certainly not have Labs or Beagles on their sofa! Nor in their carriage.
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