Elizabeth Waties Allston Pringle (1845-1921) was the daughter of South Carolina Governor Robert F.W. Allston (1801-1864). She married John Julius Pringle (1842-1876) in 1870 and lived at White House Plantation in Georgetown County, SC. Widowed at thirty-one, she moved to the Allston family plantation, Chicora Wood, to help her mother, Adele P. Allston, care for her widowed brother's children. She was the author of "A Woman Rice Planter" and "Chronicles of Chicora Wood." This is a story entitled "My Dogs" for a projected series of "Plantation Sketches."