Sunday, March 4, 2012

Pitties in (Family) History

This one really blew my mind.

After spending the weekend in Syracuse getting my grandmother's house cleaned up and ready to put on the market, we spent last night sifting through old family photos.

Pictures began to surface of family members that I had never seen before and the excitement was intoxicating. What started with just a few photos turned into almost 3 hours of little known family history.

My maternal grandfather passed away about a decade before I was born, meaning family pictures are really the only way for me to "know" him and try to understand his personality or feel some connection. At the back of the box of photos, rare photos of my grandfather as a child began to surface. The earliest photo - an image of my grandfather as a 6-7 months old baby in 1910 (!!) - caught my eye.

Not only was he a real cutie face (he actually looked like himself as a baby!), he had himself a Nanny Dog:

How amazing is that? A white, red-nosed pittie from over a hundred years ago, sitting there with baby Mert. The sheer resemblance to my prettie pittie is uncanny! Amazing!


  1. That's amazing!
    Dachshund Nola

  2. I love looking at old family photos. This is very cool. Having a good taste in dogs must run in your family :)

  3. What an awesome find! Family history is so cool.

  4. Great photo. Pretty dog. That would look nice enlarged and hung on the wall.