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Extract from 'The Country Diaries' edited by Alan Taylor.


5 April.
Here I met with one of the most extraordinary phenomena
that I ever saw, or heard of – Mr Sellers has in his yard
a large Newfoundland dog, and an old Raven.
These have fallen deeply in love with each other, and never desire to be apart.
The bird has learned the bark of the dog, so that few can distinguish them.
She is inconsolable when he goes out: and, if he stays out a day or two, she will get up all the bones and scraps she can, and hoard them up for him till he comes back.
John Wesley.

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Fascinating ...

21 Jan, 2016


What a lovely story - if Wesley wrote diaries like this I'd like to find a copy!

21 Jan, 2016


I put it in as a blog as many members are poorly and struggling with this weather. Thought it would amuse them

21 Jan, 2016


Didn't you find it odd that the dog sometimes goes out for a day or two??

21 Jan, 2016

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