Saturday, December 26, 2009

Chesterton Home Mystery

I am currently trying to figure out if the Chesterton's had cats.

I know they had dogs, Quoodle was one of them, but in reading Chesterton's poetry, it would appear he might have also had cats, possibly even four cats.

If anyone knows anything about the pets at the Chesterton home, let me know.


  1. Didn't they have a donkey named Trotsky (because he couldn't "walksky?"

  2. Thanks, Christopher, yes, they had a donkey named Trotsky, and I just found in Ahlquist's book they had a cat named Perky. The other dog was named Winkle.

  3. Maisie Ward's "Return to Chestrton" reveals that they had a cat named Perky

  4. +JMJ+

    Hi, Nancy! Merry Christmas!

    I love many of Uncle Gilbert's poems, but I can't think of which ones hint that he must have owned cats. May I ask which ones you mean? =) Thanks!


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