Diary sub-note: 1750. Admiral Collingwood born
S.R. 6.52, S.S.6.5
Had lessons in the morning. Went out to the town with Mlle Hartmann. Had tea at La Grande Passage. Went to watch the riding at the school we are going to ride at.
Diary footnote, accompanying a photograph of a West Highland White Terrier: WEST HIGHLAND WHITE TERRIER. Of all the types of Scottish Terriers, this one resembles most closely the original of them all, the Cairn. The main difference, in fact, is the colour. The West Highland is supposed to have originated from some chance puppies born white in a Cairn litter, whereupon someone had the idea that a white Cairn would be better distinguishable when working. He is a very delightful little dog, and is deservedly popular. His ‘prick’ ears give him a cocky appearance, and usually go up after teething. If he has a fault it is an inclination to ‘nerviness.’