Mick the Miller et al PatternLong Dog Samplers
Mick the Miller et al
Cross Stitch Pattern
Designer: Long Dog Samplers
Stitch Count: 98 w x 217 h
Finished Size: 14/28 - 7" w x 14" h; 16/32 - 6.13" w x 13.56" h; 18/36 - 5.44" w x 12.06" h
Fabric: Color of your choosing
DMC Floss: B5200, 310
Mick the Miller was a male, brindle greyhound and possible the most famous running dog of all time. He was born on 29th June 1926 under the sign of the crab in Ireland at Millbrook house, Killeigh the home of Father Martin Brophy the parish priest.
Mick was the runt of his litter but by one of those strange twists of fate the good Father Martin persevered with the little pup and with constant attention regular exercise and perhaps a little divine intervention he went on to become the legend he is today - twice winner of the Greyhound Derby, the St. Leger, the Cesarewitch and the Welsh Derby.
After his retirement from racing he went on to sire numerous offspring as well as becoming a film star, a sought after member of the celebrity circuit and even rubbed wet noses with royalty. He crossed over the rainbow bridge in 1939 aged 12, a much loved dog who most certainly had his day!