Canary Islands My Home

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  1. Yvonne Smith

    Yvonne Smith Very Well-Known Member
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    From what I have read, the name actually has nothing to do with the bird we call the canary. Apparently, there were large wild dogs on at least one of the larger islands, and since dogs are canines, the island was basically named island of dogs, or something along that line.
    One possibility is that there were a lot of seals, which the sailors called "sea dogs", and that might be where the odd name came from. In either case, it was named that because of dogs being canines, and nothing to do with birds named canaries.
     
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    Thanks for that Yvonne. Yes I did look it up after on Wiki. I thought the canary bird initially as the Canarians do seem to like them and keep them as pets.

    Thanks for looking though x
     
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    Hi @Honey Gee , maybe the islanders picked up on the birds later?
     
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    Hi @Ina I. Wonder I had read the early stuff but it didn't enter my head about the Canary part. I just assumed. It's nice though that Yvonne did the research x
     
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    Very pretty pictures, thanks so much for sharing @Honey Gee. I'd been meaning to ask where you live. I'm glad it sounds as if your move has gone smoothly and you're getting settled in at the new place.
     
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    Originally from Wales in the UK, grew up there @Ina I. Wonder . We have lived here 2.5 years. We moved into an over 50's community. Much smaller but it suits us. Plus lots to do. As we live so far from home, we thought it wise to be with folk our own age.
     
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