Edwin Henry Landseer (1802-1873)
“A Distinguished Member of the Humane Society” (1838)
Oil on canvas
The dog in the painting is “Bob,” a dog that was found in a shipwreck off the coast of England. The dog had found his way to the London waterfront where he became known for saving people from drowning, a total of 23 times over the course of fourteen years. For this, he was made a distinguished member of the Royal Humane Society, granting him a medal and access to food.
Bisexual Bob strikes again and causes death Eric R. Bittle
•Ok, but does anyone else get the feeling that when Bitty and Jack go to dinner with Bob and Alicia, Bob just… flirts with Bitty.
•Just trying to do the dad thing and embarrass his child in front of the SO.
•Why drag out the baby pictures that he has inevitably seen when you can just make him blush?
•Alicia is so exasperated by the end of dinner. “Robert. That poor boy is as red as the cherries in his pies! Leave him alone.”
•Bob just grins at Jack and winks. “Didn’t mean to make a grab at your boy, son.”
•And jack just smiles lightly, all while gripping at Bitty’s thigh, because you KNOW that Jack is just… a SMIDGEN possessive.
•After dinner, Jack goes to Bob in private and more or less tells him, “Papa, I love you, but keep your mitts off of my man.”
•Bob is so happy that his teasing led to this that he gets choked up.
•Jack just… awkwardly slides out of his fathers hug and says, “Glad we had this talk.”
•And poor, sweet Bitty is just lying down, because all he wanted was to enjoy and evening eating good food with his boyfriend and his parents, and inSTEAD, gets flirted with by a retired hockey god, because APPARENTLY, this is his life now.