Thursday, July 23, 2015

Oh Marie, Oh Marie

A little history....









MARIE ANTOINETTE at age 
of sixteen (became) a Queen
of King Louis XVl

Pretty little Lady..
MARIE had four children two died of
tuberculosis.  Of the two children left, a boy
died in Prison at the hands of
THE FRENCH RAT
Robespierre. If you are ever called Robespierre
it is not a complement!
The ten year old Charles (The Dauphin)
last cries were for his Mother.
The Doctor Pellelan cut his heart out and kept
it on his Mantel. SOME DOCTOR!!!! It gets worse.
Here is a lady who lost her head over a necklace.
Portrait by Joseph Ducreux

This is the house built for Marie.
 She would not leave her children.
*******************Marie Antoinette ....
The Last French Queen
History has it that Captain Stephen
Clough (or Capt. Nathan Cloud) owned a sloop called The Sally
That was his daughter’s name. 
The Sally was impounded by the French.
 He was trying to rescue her (Marie)
 and had built a house for her in Wiscasset, Maine.
The ship was loaded with her cats and possessions. 
Marie would not go and leave her son at that time other than
Boston. Wiscasset was the hub of 19'th century trade. 
This is a Maine Coon Cat


This is the
Angora
cat like
Marie had.












Also the Persian cat below. I think they are pretty,
but I am more into dogs.













THE MAINE COON CAT 
was a result from the beautiful Persian
 and Angora cats off the ship.
The house was moved to Edgecombe, Maine.
 It still stands today. This is the explanation why
so many RARE antiques have been found in Maine over generations. 

The only one to survive the Reign of Terror, was the daughter
Therese. She was released and sent to Vienna after years of
imprisonment. She was then Madame la Dauphine married
and died of pneumonia 1851 on the fifty eighth year anniversary 
of her mother’s execution.
Most (of) the images were from the encyclopedia and
Maine Historical society  

Posted by Yvonne @ La Petite Gallery
 Comments are welcome

Introducing " BENNIE"

HI! My name is Bennie, I just found a new home.












Lucky for me, my Daughter was thinking of me.
Her neighbor was sent to the Hosp. and Bennie was locked
in the house for Four Days.His Mamma will never come back.
Needless to say it has been a hard adjustment for him.
He was traumatized. It's 3 weeks now and things
are starting to work out. He is part Boston Terrier and Shih Tzu.
Called a --Boshih.  In today's world he is a hybrid.  In my day he was a Mutt.
This new world sells dirt, and Feces at good prices. Changing times.
Yep! now they sell water.















Getting back to Bennie. He is 6 years old. He is
wild, runs around the house like a speed ball.
Doesn't he look like he should be called
_ _ _ _  BUSTER ?

He is over weight,I have special food and doctor it up.
He won't drink water, so I ad a little milk and he drinks.
It's a guessing game, wish his Mamma had lived to tell me some things.












He loves his new toys and bone. For some reason he rolls on top
of the toys and the bone. He has a big butt, and sits up and begs.
Renee, (daughter)came over, and walked him
when he was constipated.
So far I am crazy about him even when he poops in the house,
Been scrubbing carpet, hope he uses the fenced in yard. We have
a training collar, I am afraid to use it. If it will save his life I will use it.
He bolts out the door and runs across the street. I'll sign off for now.

If I don't post this week, you'll know I am exhausted.
Bennie say's BYE.
Posted by Yvonne @ La Petite Gallery
 Comments are welcome

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