A Dog's Affection

[April 24, 1875.]

I saw an anecdote in your paper the other week illustrative of the

sagacity of a dog. Kindly allow me to place upon record, as a kind of a

companion picture, an anecdote showing the affection of one of the

canine species--a fine young retriever. For some weeks I have been

staying away from my house in the country, where is the fine young

retriever in question. Well, last week the household missed him for

hours, and began to think he was lost. Nothing of the kind, however. The

servant, happening to go up to my bedroom, found him with his head

resting on my pillow, moaning heavily, and it was only with great

difficulty that she could drive him away. Surely it is incidents such as

these that have made so many great men rail against humanity and uphold

their dog!