Saturday, March 2, 2013
A Man And His Dog Should Never Be Parted...
Academic, eccentric anthropologist,
teacher and loving pet owner Grover Krantz
died in 2002 but not before bequeathing his body to the Smithsonian and science.
I've been a teacher all my life. I could remain one after I'm dead, so take my body. Oh there's a condition said Krantz to Smithsonian anthropologist David Hunt, you have to keep my dog with me.
So after he died, his body was taken to the University of Tennessee's Body Farm where human remains are studied.
And now and for the next couple of years, in a pose inspired by a photo of the two best friends, Grover's skeleton, and that of Clyde, his giant Irish Wolfhound will be on display for all to see.
An inspiration for many no doubt...
Posted by The Flying Tortoise at 6:00 AM
Labels: a man and his dog, academic, body farm, david hunt, eccentric style, giant irish wolfhound, grover krantz, leaving your body to science, skeleton, smithsonian, teacher, university of tennessee
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"No greater love".....the teacher is still teaching....wonderful post IMHO!!ReplyDelete
I hope that they didn't have to kill the dog when the ownder died.ReplyDelete
Uh, I was thinking the same thing. Tell me it isn't so.ReplyDelete
In the name of art, Dizzy-Dick, everything is allowable and justified!ReplyDelete