I have been spending a goodly amount of time on Kirby’s lap, helping her with her work in progress. And even though she scolds me for doing it, I see her doing a lot of digging as well. I, of course, am much more sensible about it, digging in the dirt (or, in a pinch, the compost pile). Being human she has trouble getting even simple things right. I rarely see her dig in the dirt, except to plant things. Mostly she digs around in books, on the internet and in places called archives which I only get to hear about because they have foolish attitudes about dogs.
I did some sniffing around in her credit card statement and discovered she’s ordered quite a few of such atlases and old maps from Alibris and ebay. I thought I’d share that to save you time if you’re as crazy about historical research as she is.