I love my two dogs, Coco and Belle. I remember the dogs I had as a kid: Boomer, Peppy and Caesar. I can remember my dad talking about his dog Smokey and how he claimed that the one time he ever got in trouble was because he tied Smokey to the water heater. I believe the “one time he got in trouble” is a bit of a family legend.
I recently obtained this picture of my great grandmother, Laura Cecile Donald Gillespie, and her dog Mickey that was taking in 1950, when she was 73. And I just love this picture.
What dog stories did your ancestors leave behind?
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Anne Gillespie Mitchell is a Senior Product Manager at Ancestry.com. She is an active blogger on Ancestry.com and writes the Ancestry Anne column. She has been chasing her ancestors through Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina for many years. Anne holds a certificate from Boston University's Online Genealogical Research Program, and is currently on the clock working towards certification from the Board for Certification of Genealogists. You can also find her on Twitter, Facebook and Finding Forgotten Stories.