he really thinks of little else [besides puppies] and the whole time of dinner and supper he feeds and watches them, laughs excessively every time they squeak or run and listens to no conversation with half the pleasure as he does when these puppies are the subject.
Saturday, December 8, 2012
The Duke of Puppies
Harryo (probably the most opinionated of the Devonshire brood). After Georgiana's death, the duke was more aware of his mortality and put in a last-ditch effort to get to know his adult children. The olive branch he extended to Harryo came in the form of a puppy, which must have had the middle-child rolling her eyes at her senile old dad. She wrote,