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Post Marie Antoinette inspired pet names
Hello everyone,

I just wondered how many of you have (or thinking about :) ) naming your pets after Antoinette's beloved pooches and animals!

As you can see my new avatar of my 1 year old English Springer Spaniel Thysbé and me; the story of Antoinette's little Thysbée inspired me to name her. I often talk to many dog walkers down the beach where I live about the story which is nice, especially because she is very loving! (But mischevous too which is very cute lol - often like a young Antoinette I think!)

Jasmine

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My cat inherited his name from Rousseau as I told you before... I've never read about what were Antoinette's pets' names, that's why I gave him this name although he's rather sniveler then philosophical:S

Where did you read the names of MA's pets???? I am curious :?

I love your avatar. As I remember, you're the first whom avatar represents herself. Nice!

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Post Re: Marie Antoinette inspired pet names
Anouk, her pets are mentioned in many biographies of Antoinette, such as Fraser's 'The Journey'. Of course you know of Mops, and Thysbée, given to her by Lamballe that she renamed "Mignon". She also had a dog called Fidelta and the Dauphin had a dog called Coco. At the Tuileries, Fersen gave her a big dog called Odin. You can read more about her dogs here: http://forum.marie-antoinette.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=626&start=0 If you can read French there are pictures of them here: http://maria-antonia.justgoo.com/rumeurs-f19/chiens-de-marie-antoinette-t133.htm

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Sun Dec 07, 2008 11:57 pm
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Ah, thanks so much, Délicate Fleur!

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By the way, I also remember spaniel Thisbé is mentioned in the book of Zweig, although her name was covert.

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