Saturday, July 6, 2013

Dog people with July Birthdays

"All knowledge, the totality of all questions and all answers, is contained in the dog, "said Franz Kafka, pictured below with his inspiration, about 1890. Kafka was born in July and so were these other famous people, all dog lovers.

Dalai Lama, July 6, 1935
Dalai Lama with what else? A Tibetan Terrier

Calvin Coolidge, July 4, 1872
Calvin Coolidge should be called the dog president.
He had plenty. (Library of Congress)

George Bernard Shaw, July 26, 1856
Shaw with his dog, Reggie
Source: Society of Authors

Amelia Earhart, July 24, 1897

Edgar Degas, July 19, 1834
"At the Stables, Horse and Dog" (1861)

And happy birthday to my favorite famous person, my sister Barbara, 
pictured here, as Cecil Beaton would have photographed her,
 with her dog, Dottie Barker.


  1. Happy Birthday to your sister.... love the pose.... Dottie Barker does not look happy.... where's the treat?

  2. Now I see where Mimi gets her information. Thanks, younger sister.

  3. Fun post and love the photo of Barbara.


  4. Lovely post, and Happy Birthday to your sister!!!! May I humbly join your list of July birthday people who has two Schipperkes LOL!!!! I'm glad to share this honour with those you featured!!!!!