A Jealous Dog

[Jan. 12, 1895.]

I was greatly interested in the story of the generosity shown by a dog,

as related in the Spectator of January 5th, because of a similar case

within my own knowledge, and yet so different, as to prove that the

dispositions of animals are as varied as those of human beings. A friend

of mine had two fox-terriers, inseparable companions, and both equally

devoted to their mistress. On one occasion, when the family had been

away from home for some time, and were returning, one of these pets, not

being well, was brought back with its mistress, while the other was left

to follow with the horses, &c., and did not arrive for three days. On

entering the house, the dog had a very sullen appearance, took no notice

of any one, but searched everywhere till he found his companion; then

flew at his throat, and would have killed him but for timely succour!

Could any human being have indulged in a more rankling jealousy?

E. A. K.