Sarah Orne Jewett House

Young Sarah with dog

While the name of this dog is unknown, Jewett does mention a childhood dog in an interview, “I may mention, by the way, that Joe and I grew up together, and were fond companions until he died of far too early old age, and left me to take my country walks alone.”

–Sarah Orne Jewett (Sarah Orne Jewett’s Cat, “Some Literary Cats,” by Helen Winslow for St. Nicholas, August 1900)