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Someone's belled Hodge

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Went to see Hodge last week & was reminded of Steve's post; clicky


Dhamaka says:

he doesn't look very happy about it

9th Jun 2007, 17:00

Puddlepuff says:

Who is Hodge? He looks grumpy,...

9th Jun 2007, 17:02

hildegard says:

Dr Johnson, famous lexicographer & wit, lived here. He was so important in his day that a Scottish writer named Boswell attached himself to Johnson & wrote a biography of the older man, as well as journals describing his life with Johnson. Johnson is still an important figure in British history & literature.
He always kept a cat, one in particular - Hodge - is described in Boswell's "Life of Johnson". The reason for the oyster shells is that Johnson didn't think it right that his servants should also serve his cat so he would go himself to buy the cat's daily meal of oysters, which in those days were cheap food.
Hodge clicky

9th Jun 2007, 17:15

Puddlepuff says:

LoL,.. your an important figure in British history & literature.

And your cat gets the Highlight :)

9th Jun 2007, 17:19

hildegard says:

Hodge's statue is outside Johnson's house, which has been preserved as a museum. Think the old boy's still getting more kudos than Hodge. ;)

10th Jun 2007, 01:21


Now I wonder if mine would like oysters. He doesn't like cockles but perhaps he has more refined tastes.

19th Jun 2007, 22:28