Portsmouth, Rhode Island: Grave of Pookie, Dog of England's Disgraced King (Gone)

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Directions:
I-195 exit 8. Hwy 24/138 south 13.5 miles, staying with Hwy 138. Left (east) onto Sandy Point Ave. for one-half mile, then right (south) on Wapping Rd for 1.5 miles. The grave is hidden behind a stone wall on the right side of the road, roughly at its center point.
Hours:
Headstone vanished around 2016.
Status:
Gone

Grave of Pookie.

Grave of Pookie, Dog of England's Disgraced King
Beloved mutt of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. The Duke abandoned his throne, but not his dog Pookie. Headstone vanished around 2016. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [08/28/2015]

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Grave of Pookie

The headstone for Pookie is no longer there. I visited and spoke to the nice people who live there. Two years ago the pet cemetery land was divided and sold. The owner of the land took some of the gravestones. A lady from Newport came and took many of the gravestones, and an ad was placed in the newspaper for anyone to come and take the rest. A few of the gravestones are still there (but not visible). The owners of the house were nice enough to bring a garden rake out and tell us about it. They lay the remaining gravestones flat and covered them with mulch to blend into their yard landscaping; all the dogs are still buried under their front lawn. They said that the woman who took most of the gravestones lives in Newport near Anandale Street and was going to use them to make a "cobblestone" pathway in front of her house. The headstone for Pookie might be there.

[EB Savage, 01/31/2018]
Grave of Pookie the Dog

I am pretty sure the graves are not at this location. The house is torn down and I think the graves were relocated, or at least the markers were.

[Sloppyjo, 10/10/2015]

Pookie's Grave.

Duke and Duchess of Windsor's Dog's Grave

Pookie's grave is next to the stone wall; the British flag is no longer there.

[Donna Capozzi, 01/05/2009]
Duke and Duchess of Windsor's Dog's Grave

Pookie, the dog of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor ( King Edward VIII of England and Wallis Simpson) is buried just outside of Newport, Rhode Island, in front of a kennel formerly known as Bow Wow Villa. The grave had a little British Flag in front of it when we visited. The grave is next to the stone wall against the road.

[Bill La Civita, 05/16/2004]

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