The 100th anniversary of the tragic sinking of the Titanic and the loss of 1,500 human lives is being commemorated with ceremonies and TV specials, but what about the dogs that were on the ill-fated ship.
National Geographic reports that and there were 12 dogs on the doomed ocean liner, three of which survived. Those include a baby Pomeranian, Lady, whose owner, Margaret Hays of New York City, wrapped her in a blanket and carried her into a lifeboat.
The other two dogs to survive were also small, pedigreed pooches who travelled in their owners’ first class cabins. Sun Yat-sen, a Pekingese, belonging to Henry and Myra Harper (of the Harper & Row publishing dynasty) and a Pomeranian belonging to Elizabeth Rothschild of New York both survived.
The nine dogs that were kenneled all died and one passenger reported seeing the body of a woman floating in the water, clutching her beloved dog.