Work Title

Canine Caprice


Carolyn Harvey


"These Never Were Traitors" was the title of the huge composite picture - an artist's attempt to convey his idea of the noble dog. Evidently he knew well the story of the faithful dog mourning in watchful vigil at the grave of his dead master, for he pictured him there amid the eternal green of life and the stone-gray of death. He knew well the knightly heroism of the German shepherd bearing his sign - the Red Cross - among the bloody battlelines of Flanders Field. Perhaps he had seen a child tugged by its clothing from the path of a moving train or had o~served the blind man walking briskly with self-assurance, led by his Seeing Eye. His purpose was clear - unlike men and women, "these never were traitors."



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