Dog mourns death of Persian cat playmate [Peter Whiffle]
Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 24 Dec 1926, p. 9

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Terry is a little wire-haired terrier with airdale, fox terrier and one or two other types mixed in to make him lovable and smart. Terry's favorite playmate was Peter Whiffle, a handsome chinchilla persian cat, just Terry's age. Terry and Peter were born the same day and purchased the same day when they were three months old, by Mrs. W. L. Ballard of the Ballard Book shop in Wilmette.

They grew up together, Terry and Peter. They played and romped together, until one day last week Peter the Beautiful, with his long plumy tail, was found dead. There was no mark on him, no torn fur, no sign of a shot, but he was dead.

Terry, his playmate is still hunting for Peter. He waits and listens at the door. Someone comes up the steps and Terry bounds to the door, his ears cocked, his tail wagging, waiting for Peter, for he is sure Peter is just playing with him, hiding. But Peter does not come, and Terry with a whine and a sign looks about with puzzled eyes.

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24 Dec 1926
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Ballard, W. L. Mrs.
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    Latitude: 42.07225 Longitude: -87.72284
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Dog mourns death of Persian cat playmate [Peter Whiffle]