I am starting a series of posts about other historic dogs that are associated with towns and cities.
Our first is Patsy Ann, the Official Greeter of Juneau, Alaska.
Patsy Ann was a deaf Bull Terrier who knew when ships were arriving into Juneau’s harbor before anyone else. She watched over Juneau, Alaska from 1929-1942. She was buried “at sea” by lowering her coffin into the water right in front the spot she always stood watch at. A statue was later placed on her favorite spot so Patsy Ann could continue watching over Juneau.
A children’s book was written about her.
There is even a song about her!
On a personal note, I have been to Juneau, Alaska and arrived by boat, but didn’t see Patsy Ann’s statue! I was in a hurry to catch a whale watch tour and missed meeting her. I hope to return to Juneau to see her statue in the next few years.