Today the people of Wellington were able to make the personal a'uaintance of "Gunner," "!unny !ace," "Teddy," and the rest of the dogs that have become famous owing to their association with the (oss )ea &arty of the )hackleton $*pedition.
The occasion was the throwing open of the vessel for inspection by the public, and the visitors were numerous.
On board all the dogs were displayed, including the mother dog with a family of eight puppies, who did not seem to like having her domestic affairs so unceremoniously intruded upon, and looked suspiciously at all who went near her. Chalked above her was the sign "+angerous."
"n the 2&th of $ebruary %#%& an advertisement appeared in the vening ost advisingthat six of the puppies were to put up for auction on behalf of the ,hackleton xpedition
Also, BY SPECIAL REQUEST -6 CANADIAN SLEDGE DOGS (pups)This sal p!s"#s #o o" a"$ all a" oppo!#u"i#% &o! s'u!i" a sou"i! o& #h !*a!+al Sou#h Pola! Ep$i#io" .us# !#u!"$, as #h a!ious li"s /ill sol$ i" lo#s #o sui# u%!s000 Go! Tho*as 1 Co (Au'#io"!s)
(hat happened to the missing two puppies is unknown. "ne would have thought the older dogs might have ended up living ;uiet lives somewhere. ,adly it wasnt to be. $ascination with exploration and anything associated with it created a want by the adoring public to see the surviving dogs.+hus they' like Captain -obert $alcon ,cotts famous dog "sman' became attractions at the (ellington *oo.+he
reported on %# /ay %#%& of the dogs in the care of the (ellington *oo' with perhaps' a hint of adventurous curiosity.
From the blizzard-swept trails of the Antarctic wastes to an uneventful existence in the Wellington Zoo is the lot of the dogs that helped to make histor with Shackletons expedition"#owser$ %unner$ &scar and the animal whose phsiognom has earned him the appellation of Funn Face$ the last named still health if not good-looking$ are all there"#he lad-dog$ who in the wilds of the 'oss Sea added to the famil part eight little bundles of fur$ of which an canine father might feel proud$ is also at the Zoo" She is now childless$ her pups having reached the age when the leave their mothers apron strings" Apparentl$ however$ she is taking her return to single blessedness ver philosophicall$ and does not wear a (Where are m children)* look"