Dog talk with Uncle Matty: Sit, Pilgrim

By From page A3 | November 27, 2013

Back in 1620, when the Mayflower docked at the New World, its passengers included 102 bold pilgrims from Plymouth — and two plucky pooches. The canine adventurers — one a mastiff, the other an English springer spaniel — belonged to 25-year-old John Goodman of England, whose life they are credited with saving on at least one occasion and whom they both outlived. Like so many settlers, Goodman did not make it to that famed first Thanksgiving. But his dogs did.

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