I think a boy of that era would probably be quite close to his dog. Living as remotely as some did, that would be in some instances his "only buddy." Probably especially for Mace as he was an only child. Plus the fact that by the time Mace was 10 his father was 74 years old and probably not up to playing much with him.
I remember him well, being actively involved in the Crag Rats right up until his end.
He was also very instrumental in getting the museum going.
Charlott on 7th November 2017 @ 8:15am
Love the fact he is all dressed up, but a true country boy, minus his shoes.
Charlott on 7th November 2017 @ 8:19am
And the photo definitely look like Bess's boy is Mace. I can't get over how intelligent her eyes are.
Bess is also posing in photo #1562
I'm sure Bess wasn't around when Mace and fellow Crag Rats found the lost boy in 1926, but I bet she went on many adventurous hikes with him.
I hope you had a good turn out for your program, "The Dogs of Dog River." A great topic since a child and a dog are so often mentioned here.
L.E. on 7th November 2017 @ 8:23am
I think both subjects are saying "what in the world are you doing?" in our household growing up dogs were valued and loved...cats, well, not so much, but were tolerated as long as they pulled their weight mousing......if not, goodbye.
Arlen Sheldrake on 7th November 2017 @ 6:51pm
Where I grew up, dogs always stayed away from the house & cats were out near the barn. Eventually my mother in law decided that a dog could be in the house as s pet! We were all so happy!
Judy on 7th November 2017 @ 7:14pm