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Sue for Joe
What Was the Name of the Sick Dog?
Sun Apr 30, 2017 14:02

Straightening out the names of these dogs is a research project in and of itself!

Anne Morrow Lindbergh's Hour of Gold, Hour of Lead: Diaries and Letters, 1929-1932 is an excellent source for helping to figure out the names of these dogs.

After all these were the Lindberghs' dogs and THEY named them.

I wonder if some of the dogs had two names?

"Pal" was Thor's name before he came to Highfields, and even Anne sometimes continues to refer to him as "Pal." (See page 287 in HG/HL.)

Two photos are important references here.

See the photo opposite page 211 in HG/HL.

(It is a picture of baby Charlie with 4 dogs: Peter, Skean, Bogey, and Pim from the summer of 1931.)

See also the photo opposite page 275 in HG/HL.

(It is a picture of Elisabeth Reeve Morrow with Bogey and Peter. Bogey and Peter belonged to Elisabeth.)

Thomas Fensch's The FBI Files on the Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping says Henry Breckinridge said Trixie was not at Hopewell during the kidnapping.

Is it possible that Skean, either was Trixie's other name?

In other words, was Trixie the name of the sick dog?

...But maybe Skean is Skean.

Anne was ruminating about chance versus cruelty in the kidnapping.

Read page 251 in HG/HL:

"...chance that we came down that weekend and without Skean,14..."

14 The Lindberghs' Scottie

  • Re: Who Was Watching Over the Sick Dog?Joe for Sue, Sun Apr 30 07:59
    Sue, you posted on the Lindbergh Kidnapping Discussion Board years ago that Skean was at a vets in Princeton. Was he due to return to Next Day Hill before the Lindberghs drove from there to Hopewell... more
    • Dog's SilenceSue for Joe, Sun Apr 30 17:33
      "Dog's Silence at Kidnaping Puzzles Police: Lindbergh's Pet's Failure to Give Alarm Points to Inside Job, Is View" by H.V. Wilkins Brooklyn Daily Eagle Monday March 7, 1932... more
    • Dog Sick on SaturdaySue for Joe, Sun Apr 30 14:58
      According to the Brooklyn Eagle article for March 7, 1932, the dog got sick on the Saturday before the kidnapping. That would mean the sealyham might have went to the kennel on Saturday, February 27, ... more
    • Sealyham Removed to Princeton KennelsSue for Joe, Sun Apr 30 14:27
      Here's another excerpt from the March 7, 1932 edition of the Brooklyn Eagle: "Another dog was brought into the story today when it was reported that the sealyham terrier, which was really the... more
    • The Dog Named TrixieSue for Joe, Sun Apr 30 14:21
      Noel Behn says the FBI Summary Report made a factual error by saying Wahgoosh's real name was Trixie. (See the notes for chapter 4, The Eaglet, on page 427 in Behn's hardcover book.) "The FBI Summary ... more
    • What Was the Name of the Sick Dog? — Sue for Joe, Sun Apr 30 14:02
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