Dogs at the Museum!

Bowdoin’s Student Activities team invited Aimee Leclerc and Ben Hoops of Blockhouse Pursuits to bring their amazing dogs to campus today. Our hopes of sled rides on the quad were dashed by a lack of snow, but they’ve promised to be back when conditions improve. In the meantime, after waiting patiently in the cold while Aimee and Ben brought out the dogs, students got, and gave, a lot of affection!

You can see more, and much better, pictures of the dogs in action at Bowdoin grad Brian Wedge’s blog. It’s what makes winter worthwhile!

“Everyone likes a puppy. The Eskimo children do. I think this is one reason why certain Eskimo dogs are so affectionate, especially those born in the Eskimo home which became pets of the children. I can never forget my dogs, who were always ready and really eager to respond to an act of kindness.”
Quote and slide (whose label identifies the Inuit girl as Shoeegingwah)  from Donald MacMillan’s lecture on the Crocker Land expedition. To see more, visit the Museum’s page on this lecture here.
  • Camera: Nikon D70
  • Aperture: f/3.5
  • Exposure: 1/13th
  • Focal Length: 18mm

Everyone likes a puppy. The Eskimo children do. I think this is one reason why certain Eskimo dogs are so affectionate, especially those born in the Eskimo home which became pets of the children. I can never forget my dogs, who were always ready and really eager to respond to an act of kindness.”

Quote and slide (whose label identifies the Inuit girl as Shoeegingwah) ¬†from Donald MacMillan’s lecture on the Crocker Land expedition. To see more, visit the Museum’s page on this lecture here.