Big Was Thrilled To Tour Mammoth Cave

I had my little dog named Big close by my side from 1989 to 2001, I still miss her from time to time.


I took Big with me almost everywhere I traveled, she was a most excellent companion. Once she rode with me on a red, five-car tram through the Mammoth Cave complex in central Kentucky. I had no place to keep her as the day was too hot to leave her in my vehicle. Dogs were prohibited in the cave for all the obvious reasons, including they could get lost or otherwise misbehave. But Big was so clearly a very good little dog, and I plead so earnestly for us to take the ride through the cave, that the conductor took a vote and the fifty or so other good-natured passengers voted unanimously to let her ride with us. I held Big in my lap and she shivered with excitement and the chill of the cave as we took the tour. Everyone doated on her.

Caption: Big Thrilled To Tour Mammoth Cave Complex

with Annmarie Throckmorton in late 1900s.


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