Brontë, Uncategorized

Bob the Bichon and Patrick Brontë: In Sickness and In Health

Two hundred years ago in 1819, Patrick Brontë (1777-1861) was offered the perpetual curacy of St Michael and All Angels' Church in the village of Haworth, West Yorkshire. Patrick took up the position in April 1820 when he moved his young family to Haworth from nearby Thornton. However, by September 1821, his wife Maria was dead, and… Continue reading Bob the Bichon and Patrick Brontë: In Sickness and In Health

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Grief Is…

On Wednesday 10th April, the time finally came to say goodbye to my best friend and partner in crime, the sweetest dog the world has ever known, Bob the Bichon. Regular readers of my blog may remember my post from last year, Bob the Bichon and the Brontës where I documented Bob's arrival with our family 8… Continue reading Grief Is…

Brontë, Literature

Bob the Bichon and the Brontës

Stick with me on this one guys; this is a post about the Brontës and their animals, but also one which discusses the love I have for my own rescue dog, and the happiness he has brought to us over the years, in addition to his love of Haworth! Seven years ago today, an unloved,… Continue reading Bob the Bichon and the Brontës