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Thursday, 16 August 2012

Dog Blog - Meet our new Museum Mascot

Ahoy there-welcome to the Dog Blog!

I’m Tiggy the new museum mascot. I am a Jack Russell from Titchfield but now I am a salty sea dog too!
My favourite things are chasing rats, going for walks, wearing new clothes and bouncing but I don’t like getting wet in the rain!

I am very excited about my new job especially about helping everyone to learn more about dogs and other animals in the Navy on HMS Victory next week. I will be helping to run the Animal Magic family activity on Thursday 23rd August. The activity is on from 11am-1pm, then I will have time for some tasty dog biscuits before coming back from 2pm-4pm!  You can also have a go at making a fun animal mask to take home.*

I even have a brand new uniform so that I will fit right in on board and look just as smart as my new friend Roger does in his!

I will be letting you know all about my exciting adventures at the museum and giving you some fascinating animal facts along the way.

Make sure you join me again next week to find out all about my day on board HMS Victory!

Bye Now,


Have a go at my tricky Tiggy’s Teaser and find out more about animals and the Navy!

Tiggy’s Teasers

        What do you think Nelson’s own dog was called?
A)     Nileus
B)      Trafalgar
C)      Santa Cruz


 Nelson’s dog was called Nileus and was named after his owner’s great victory at the Battle of the Nile in 1798.

Here is a picture of his collar- it is part of the collection at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich

I wonder if my owners would get me a silver collar too….

*You need a Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ticket to take part in this activity. Please visit www.historicdockyard.co.uk to find out more


  1. You are looking great as New Museum Mascot with your cute pet. Your dog also looking very nice one and beautiful in this new dress.

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    1. Thank you for your comment! I might only be a little dog but I reckon I will be a great sailor!