3 Photos: A Very Young Leonard Cohen, His Sister Esther, & Their Dog Tinky

sail1These photos show a well-turned-out Leonard Cohen with his older sister, Esther, and their Scottish terrier, Tinky (also spelled Tinke),1 at play,



Credit Due Department: Thanks to Maarten Massa for access to these images

  1. More about Tinky at “The Closest Being To Me During My Childhood” – Leonard Cohen Talks About His Dog, Tinky []

“I like dogs very much. Sometimes I miss my dog.” Leonard Cohen 1988

lc-at-10-mons-and-dog-scaled1000Leonard Cohen (10 months) and his first dog, Kelef (age unknown). 1935

I like dogs very much. Sometimes I miss my dog. I like animal movies on television — I love the closeups of animals on those documentaries. I think it’s such a privilege to be able to see this — the flicker of consciousness in a bird’s eye.quotedown2

Leonard Cohen

Quotation from Leonard Cohen — Haute Dog by Mr. Bonzai (David Goggin). Music Smarts: July 10, 2010 (archived from 1988). Photo contributed by Dominique BOILE. Note: Originally posted May 7, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Photo: Leonard Cohen with Bobby, Jr aka the Eels’ talented singing dog

Photo by Jennifer Delarosa