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Date: Sep 7 11:43 AM, 2021
RE: Owners & Their Household Pets
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An old and interesting thread I just remembered about household pets in the Poldark books, makes one wonder about pets these days and the way so many are being cruelly treated and often stolen to sell to unsuspecting new owners leaving the original owners distraught.

The problem seeming to be that for example the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) in the UK and other similar online animal charities are now unable to cope.

However I did notice on one pet forum a member said the basic problem was that everyone was putting the horse before the cart, that the emphasis must always be on the owner as below which I think must obviously be the best answer.

Any comments ?

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1. Pet owner club members to be treated in much the same way as for example ordinary Golf Club members.

2. For all existing pet owners who refuse to join the nearest club such as possessing a criminal record or a reputation for violence and cruelty, there will be an automatic refusal of membership and the pet taken into immediate care.

3. In the event a member subsequently breaks any of the Club Rules especially concerning all forms of cruelty then providing the pet is immediately taken into care, they will immediately be reported to the police, RSPCA and local council etc. and then expelled permanently from the club for life.

4. No new member or owner to be admitted into the club until fully screened by suitably qualified professionals.

5. All new membership applications must be sponsored by at least two existing club members.

6. If no history of maltreatment or any other socially unacceptable problems found etc. then acceptance would be OK for an initial trial of 1 month.

7. Member club insurance policies to include for example a maximum penalty points system similar to driving licences, with suitable penalties to be decided upon and issued when exceeded.

8. To evaluate the downsides of all remaining possible situations.

9. Members club insurance policies to include additional insurance cover at short at short notice.

10. Dangerous pets.

11. Awkward or difficult members.

12. Member disputes. Increased risks attached to closer pet contacts at club events.

13. Insurance cover for the unfortunately inevitable serious accidents that will always occur.

14. Club personnel waiver forms.

15.

 



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Date: Nov 7 10:02 AM, 2018
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Enough to get started now I think any further discoveries being added to the list as we go along....

 

1. Caroline and her pug.

2. Demelza and Garrick.

3. Music Thomas and cats

4. Valentine and Butto

5. Lady Harriet and boarhounds etc.

6. Aunt Agatha and Smollett

7. Prudie and her ducklings   (I know this is for household pets but Ross really loved his horses, especially Darkie)

8. Joshua Poldark (and later Ross and his family)--the cat Tabitha Bethia

9. Mark Daniel and the robin he's tamed for Keren

10  John Trevanion and Trixie and Truff

11  Constance Bodruggan and all her dogs which she kept in her house

12. Farquahar, the Nampara Poldarks' English setter spaniel.

13. John Trevaunance had a boarhound that he was feeding biscuits in "Demelza".

14. Dwight admitted to Caroline to having had a dog once.

15.  Feathers, Demelza's kitten in Warleggan.   May have been connected to the cat Demelza rescued after Garrick chased it up a tree. 

16 Frobisher, The last Nampara dog.

I  began a topic about pets, at about the same time as Ross did this one.  Should comments go on there, leaving this as a list only?

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Makes sense good idea....smile



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Date: Nov 7 9:04 AM, 2018
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Hollyhock wrote:

Enough to get started now I think any further discoveries being added to the list as we go along....

 

1. Caroline and her pug.

2. Demelza and Garrick.

3. Music Thomas and cats

4. Valentine and Butto

5. Lady Harriet and boarhounds etc.

6. Aunt Agatha and Smollett

7. Prudie and her ducklings   (I know this is for household pets but Ross really loved his horses, especially Darkie)

8. Joshua Poldark (and later Ross and his family)--the cat Tabitha Bethia

9. Mark Daniel and the robin he's tamed for Keren

10  John Trevanion and Trixie and Truff

11  Constance Bodruggan and all her dogs which she kept in her house

12. Farquahar, the Nampara Poldarks' English setter spaniel.

13. John Trevaunance had a boarhound that he was feeding biscuits in "Demelza".

14. Dwight admitted to Caroline to having had a dog once.

15.  Feathers, Demelza's kitten in Warleggan.   May have been connected to the cat Demelza rescued after Garrick chased it up a tree. 

 16 Frobisher, The last Nampara dog.

I  began a topic about pets, at about the same time as Ross did this one.  Should comments go on there, leaving this as a list only?


 



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Enough to get started now I think any further discoveries being added to the list as we go along....

 

1. Caroline and her pug.

2. Demelza and Garrick.

3. Music Thomas and cats

4. Valentine and Butto

5. Lady Harriet and boarhounds etc.

6. Aunt Agatha and Smollett

7. Prudie and her ducklings   (I know this is for household pets but Ross really loved his horses, especially Darkie)

8. Joshua Poldark (and later Ross and his family)--the cat Tabitha Bethia

9. Mark Daniel and the robin he's tamed for Keren

10  John Trevanion and Trixie and Truff

11  Constance Bodruggan and all her dogs which she kept in her house

12. Farquahar, the Nampara Poldarks' English setter spaniel.

13. John Trevaunance had a boarhound that he was feeding biscuits in "Demelza".

14. Dwight admitted to Caroline to having had a dog once.

15.  Feathers, Demelza's kitten in Warleggan.   May have been connected to the cat Demelza rescued after Garrick chased it up a tree. 

 



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Enough to get started now I think any further discoveries being added to the list as we go along....

1. Caroline and her pug.

2. Demelza and Garrick.

3. Music Thomas and cats

4. Valentine and Butto

5. Lady Harriet and boarhounds etc.

6. Aunt Agatha and Smollett

7. Prudie and her ducklings   (I know this is for household pets but Ross really loved his horses, especially Darkie)

8. Joshua Poldark (and later Ross and his family)--the cat Tabitha Bethia

9. Mark Daniel and the robin he's tamed for Keren

10  John Trevanion and Trixie and Truff

11  Constance Bodruggan and all her dogs which she kept in her house

12. Farquahar, the Nampara Poldarks' English setter spaniel.

13. John Trevaunance had a boarhound that he was feeding biscuits in "Demelza".

14. Dwight admitted to Caroline to having had a dog once.



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Date: Nov 6 12:38 PM, 2018
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13. John Trevaunance had a boarhound that he was feeding biscuits in "Demelza" - so I guess it would count as a pet, although its name is not mentioned anywhere, I think.

Also, on reflection - perhaps Dwight should be taken off the "no pets" list, as he has admitted to Caroline to having had a dog once? Again, I don't think we're ever given any more details about that dog, though.

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Missed this one below....any thoughts?

"Also, I wonder if we should have "and no pet" as a distinct category? I think all of Trenwith folk would fall in there (Charles, Francis, Verity, Geoffrey Charles), plus Elizabeth, Dwight Enys, George Warleggan - and possibly even Ross (I don't think he has his "own" pet at any point)."

Ross and Ebb and Flow.... ?

I've got a feeling one or two of the landed gentry might have also had one, Lord Devoran or similar ?

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It could usefully also include those who hate pets etc. George especially and Jud, though never understood why he did or rather what provoked them in the first place ? All of which interestingly throws new light and angles on many of the main characters of the books, for example you'd think that George would have disliked horses too right across to the other extreme of Caroline going a tad overboard as well....biggrin Another thought can't remember what happened to Garrick in the end either....



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1. Caroline and her pug.

2. Demelza and Garrick.

3. Music Thomas and cats

4. Valentine and Butto

5. Lady Harriet and boarhounds etc.

6. Aunt Agatha and Smollett

7. Prudie and her ducklings   (I know this is for household pets but Ross really loved his horses, especially Darkie)

8. Joshua Poldark (and later Ross and his family)--the cat Tabitha Bethia

9. Mark Daniel and the robin he's tamed for Keren

10  John Trevanion and Trixie and Truff

11  Constance Bodruggan and all her dogs which she kept in her house

12. Farquahar, the Nampara Poldarks' English setter spaniel. 

 



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1. Caroline and her pug.

2. Demelza and Garrick.

3. Music Thomas and cats

4. Valentine and Butto

5. Lady Harriet and boarhounds etc.

6. Aunt Agatha and Smollett

7. Prudie and her ducklings   (I know this is for household pets but Ross really loved his horses, especially Darkie)

8. Joshua Poldark (and later Ross and his family)--the cat Tabitha Bethia


9. Mark Daniel and the robin he's tamed for Keren

10  John Trevanion and Trixie and Truff

 11  Constance Bodruggan and all her dogs which she kept in her house



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Ross Poldark wrote:

To first build up a list of owners and their household pets, copying/ pasting new entries into 7 below and so on until no-one can think of any more.

Then finally to discuss them....smile

1. Caroline and her pug.

2. Demelza and Garrick.

3. Music Thomas and cats

4. Valentine and Butto

5. Lady Harriet and boarhounds etc.

6. Aunt Agatha and Smollett

7. Prudie and her ducklings   (I know this is for household pets but Ross really loved his horses, especially Darkie)

8. Joshua Poldark (and later Ross and his family)--the cat Tabitha Bethia


9. Mark Daniel and the robin he's tamed for Keren

10  John Trevanion and Trixie and Truff

 11  Constance Bodruggan and all her dogs which she kept in her house


 


 


 


 


 



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Ross Poldark wrote:

To first build up a list of owners and their household pets, copying/ pasting new entries into 7 below and so on until no-one can think of any more.

Then finally to discuss them....smile

1. Caroline and her pug.

2. Demelza and Garrick.

3. Music Thomas and cats

4. Valentine and Butto

5. Lady Harriet and boarhounds etc.

6. Aunt Agatha and Smollett

7. Prudie and her ducklings   (I know this is for household pets but Ross really loved his horses, especially Darkie)

8. Joshua Poldark (and later Ross and his family)--the cat Tabitha Bethia


9. Mark Daniel and the robin he's tamed for Keren

10  John Trevanion and Trixie and Truff

 


 


 


 


 



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Brightgirl wrote:

Hollyhock wrote:
Ross Poldark wrote:

To first build up a list of owners and their household pets, copying/ pasting new entries into 7 below and so on until no-one can think of any more.

Then finally to discuss them....smile

1. Caroline and her pug.

2. Demelza and Garrick.

3. Music Thomas and cats

4. Valentine and Butto

5. Lady Harriet and boarhounds etc.

6. Aunt Agatha and Smollett

7. Prudie and her ducklings   (I know this is for household pets but Ross really loved his horses, especially Darkie)

8. Joshua Poldark (and later Ross and his family)--the cat Tabitha Bethia


9. Mark Daniel and the robin he's tamed for Keren

 


 


 





Also, I wonder if we should have "and no pet" as a distinct category? I think all of Trenwith folk would fall in there (Charles, Francis, Verity, Geoffrey Charles), plus Elizabeth, Dwight Enys, George Warleggan - and possibly even Ross (I don't think he has his "own" pet at any point).

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Hollyhock wrote:
Ross Poldark wrote:

To first build up a list of owners and their household pets, copying/ pasting new entries into 7 below and so on until no-one can think of any more.

Then finally to discuss them....smile

1. Caroline and her pug.

2. Demelza and Garrick.

3. Music Thomas and cats

4. Valentine and Butto

5. Lady Harriet and boarhounds etc.

6. Aunt Agatha and Smollett

7. Prudie and her ducklings   (I know this is for household pets but Ross really loved his horses, especially Darkie)

8. Joshua Poldark (and later Ross and his family)--the cat Tabitha Bethia

 

 


 


 



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Ross Poldark wrote:

To first build up a list of owners and their household pets, copying/ pasting new entries into 7 below and so on until no-one can think of any more.

Then finally to discuss them....smile

1. Caroline and her pug.

2. Demelza and Garrick.

3. Music Thomas and cats

4. Valentine and Butto

5. Lady Harriet and boarhounds etc.

6. Aunt Agatha and Smollett

7. Prudie and her ducklings   (I know this is for household pets but Ross really loved his horses, especially Darkie)

8. ? and ?

 

 


 



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To first build up a list of owners and their household pets, copying/ pasting new entries into 7 below and so on until no-one can think of any more.

Then finally to discuss them....smile

1. Caroline and her pug.

2. Demelza and Garrick.

3. Music Thomas and cats

4. Valentine and Butto

5. Lady Harriet and boarhounds etc.

6. Aunt Agatha and Smollett

7. ? and ?

8. ? and ?

 

 



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