Mr. Perry's third grade class at Sunnymede Elementary in Fort Smith, Arkansas, wondered why I named my dog Bronte.
Tomie: Bronte is an Airedale terrier. The Airedale terrier is named after a valley in the Yorkshire in England. The Bronte family (children: Charlotte, Emily, Anne, Bramwell) lived in Yorkshire, England. There seems to be a possibility that the Bronte family had an Airedale terrier. That's why I named my dog Bronte. Cool name, huh?