Famous Dogs

December 2nd, 2021

There are so many famous dogs. We can find them in books, movies, in everyday life or history.

I like to cosy up in the evening with a blanket and watch a good movie or read a book.
Movies about dogs are some of my favourites as the feeling from watching will last for very long. I can’t help it, but most of them will make me cry a lot, so I prefer to watch them alone.

My favourite heart-warming movies with dogs in them are:

*Bailey in A dog’s purpose, A dog’s journey
*Buck in The Call of the Wild
*Marley in Marley and me
*Beethoven
*Lassie come home
*can’t forget Pongo and Perdita in 101 Dalmatians
*And nowadays I watch a lot of Paw Patrol with my little grandson

My all-time fav book with dog in it is:

Arthur: The dog who crossed the jungle to find a home by Mikael Lindnord.

When friend Effie introduced me to this great book. I couldn’t stop reading it as its true story, with real-life pictures. This story is about rescue dog Arthur, who finds his forever home, but it won’t be easy. When you are racing 435 miles through the jungles and mountains of South America, the last thing you need is a stray dog tagging along. But that’s exactly what happened to Mikael Lindnord, captain of a Swedish adventure racing team when he threw a scruffy mongrel a meatball one afternoon…

Then there are famous dog heroes. Dog heroes have been leaving their mark in history for ages from the times they have been man’s best friend. 

Just a few famous dog heroes from history:

*Bamse: when I lived in Montrose, I came across his statue. Bamse was a Saint Bernard dog who became a legend during World War Two and a naval mascot.

*Barry the massive St. Bernard who saved over 40 people in Switzerland between 1800-1812

*Rin Tin Tin: Much loved as one of the first dog Hollywood movie stars

*Balto: In 1925, there was an epidemic of Diptheria raged in Nome, Alaska. Several dog sled teams carried the life-saving serum for a 650-mile trek from Anchorage to Nome. A sled team of dog heroes led by Balto, a Siberian husky, made their part of the voyage in the dead of night in dangerous weather. The final team that was to take over for them was asleep when they arrived, and Balto and his team ended up finishing the journey despite being tired.

*Buddy: one of the first guide dogs. She was given to Morris Frank in 1928, the first blind American actor.

*Smoky: tiny Yorkshire terrier is credited with being the world’s first therapy dog.

*Robot: the famous Lascaux caves with the most stunning display of prehistoric artwork were discovered in 1940 because of the dog called Robot. He chased after the bunny and accidentally found a hole in the ground that led to the caves.

*Boo: a tiny Pomeranian who is credited with being one of the first social media canine stars.

Just like Pops the Saus and Puggy Small.

What is your favourite movie or book about a dog?

Who is your favourite dog hero?

Bea xx

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