Saturday, 14 March 2009

Pig Dog Slut

If I may be permitted to explain, this is not a slur on the eating habits, character or lifestyle choices of the good citizens of Leeds. It's a history lesson.

The first recorded use of a tracking animal other than a dog in the UK was 'Slut' a pig owned and trained by A baronet from hampshire called Sir Henry Mildmay. His pal Charles Darwin said "Sluts sent was exceedingly good, and she was more useful than a dog"

OK more trivia than history. The book this fact is taken from looks a lot of fun 'The Keen Shots Miscellany' by Peter Holt 


All papers sat and passed. Off back down south.
Your pal
SBW


6 comments:

The Envirocapitalist said...

Very interesting.....That is not your leg is it? I would hate to thing the Bushwacker was a pig slut.

The Envirocapitalist said...

By the way Onieda is pronounce "O-NI-DU..... It is an outdoorsmans paradise

The Suburban Bushwacker said...

No its not my ink or leg. But i thought a posh pig would be more appropriate.
SBW

Pablo said...

Well done for surviving up North and passing the bits you had to pass. Welcome back to the sarf.

The Envirocapitalist said...

Congratulations on the "Bushwacker Grove" in Mississippi....what an honor.

Rick Kratzke said...

That is some awesome artwork you have there.