Hodge - Dr Johnson's Cat
Inscription: HODGE - A VERY FINE CAT INDEED
This special tile was adapted from our original Fine Cat design and was available from Dr. Johnson's House in London. It is no longer sold there but we do have a few left. If you have a cat or know a person with a cat called HODGE then this is a good value personalised tile. To have a specially made personalised cat tile is £30.00. If you would like one please call us on 01225 445086.
Samuel Johnson (1709-84), compiler of the first English Dictionary, was not only a writer and critic, but also a renowned and witty conversationalist. Dr Johnson – as he is always known – was devoted to his cat Hodge who lived with him at 17 Gough Square, London. Referring to Hodge, Dr Johnson is reputed to have said ”...but he is a very fine cat indeed...”
Fixing Points: One hole: near the top in the diamond shape part of the cartouche
Dimensions: 10.2cm x 10.5cm