We received a very gracious Thank You note from Old Dog Haven in response to our donation from Woofstock. Enclosed with the card was a slip of paper titled “Dogs in History”. Perhaps you’ll find the text of this inclusion as interesting as we did:
“Guide dogs aren’t a purely modern phenomenon: In a 1st century Herculaneum mural you will find a picture of a dog and a blind person. In the Chinese scroll painting “Spring on the Yellow River” (ca 1250 AD, Metropolitan Museum of Art), one of the thousands of figures includes a blind man led by his dog.”
We haven’t been able to track down a photo of either of these, so if you have access to one or the other, please let us know!