Friday, March 13, 2009

My Dog's Name Explained

Megan in Montville, New Jersey wrote a letter with a question.

Q: My brother, Adam, did a biography report on your life for a book report. Your dog Bronte is so cute! Why did you name him Bronte?

A: Bronte is an Airedale terrier. The Airedale breed was developed in Yorkshire, England. The Brontes are best known as writers and artists. The family lived in Yorkshire. I had read that the Brontes had an Airedale although I might have remembered incorrectly. And, I liked the way "Bronte" sounded.