Thursday, November 13, 2008

Dogs in Carmel

"Dogs are distinct and important personalities in Carmel," wrote local journalist and historian Daisy Bostick in 1945. "Their numbers are bewildering...You can scarcely be a real Carmelite without a dog attached to your household." One of the most famous dogs in Carmel history was Pal, a friendly mutt of the 1930s and early '40s who achieved his distinction for nothing more complicated than being sweet-natured and always ready for a ramble to the beach with anyone who asked. Pal died in 1943 and is buried on the grounds of the Forest Theater. His tombstone reads, "Carmel's Dog."

(Photo credit: Three dogs enjoying Carmel Beach courtesy of owner. © 2008 by Shaghaghi)

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