Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Princess Maria Theresa loves her pets

December 29, 1888

Princess Maria Theresa of Bavaria "combines an uncommon taste for traveling with a passion for domestic pets," according to a report in the St. James' Gazette, and reprinted in the Chicago Daily Tribune.

The princess, who is unmarried, likes to take her pets with her, and she is "attended in her wanderings by a maid of honor and a chamberlain," who is in charge of looking after the fourteen pets, which include "several dogs, two magpies, an enormous rate and a diminutive bear."

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