Friday, October 14, 2011

{the original clementine}

I have been asked by a few people where I came up with the name CLEMENTINE for our little English Bulldog pup.  Well - here's the story.

Winston Churchill (one of the past Prime Ministers of the UK) was probably the world's most famous lover of English Bulldogs.  You can see him and his beloved pup in the first pic above.  

Churchill's wife's name was Clementine - and here are some pics of her!  The original Clementine you could say.  I thought it was a great way to pay homage to the breed - to name her after the wife of the world's most celebrated lover of bullies.  

They courted for 4 years before he asked for her hand in marriage through a letter addressed to her mother.  They had 5 children although 2 of them died in childhood.  What was so remarkable about this pair is that they had a loving and close relationship up until Churchill's death in the latter part of the last century.

Further than that, her name was inspired out of a love for old stuff - people included, and giving her a modern name or generic one just didn't seem to fit with her or my personality. 

So now you know!


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