To see how I spent last night, click here. I am sad beyond belief.
It is said that in Victorian photos, an empty chair symbolized a child who had died. I don't know how common photos with the family pet were, but I do know that for my Timmy, we would likely have to symbolize him in absentiae with chocolate, because he loved the stuff.
And so, in honor of my big dog Timmy, here's a photo from the Gibson Girl era, complete with big dog. Photo is likely around 1914. Give your pet a hug today. You never know if it will be the last one.