Dogs Dogs Dogs! We love dogs!
Let’s face it, dogs are in every part of our lives. Rarely can we go out and about without seeing a dog. We’ve grown up with them or see them on TV. They come in every shape and size.
We have a connection with dogs that surpasses all human explanations. They bring us comfort, companionship, and are our biggest cheerleaders. Dogs are truly our best friend.
There have been many famous dogs throughout history. Here is a quick list of some of our favorites:
Of course everyone knows Lassie. Lassie started out as a book hero and was made even more famous with television!
Lassie was a female Rough Collie who became famous for her starring role in a popular American television series called Lassie. The show aired from 1954 to 1973 and told the story of a young boy named Timmy and his loyal dog, Lassie.
Lassie was born in 1940 and died in 1958 at the age of 18. During her lifetime, she starred in two movies and appeared in numerous television shows and commercials. She was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960 and received a star on the Hollywood Boulevard sidewalk.
This well trained dog was made for TV and turned us all into dog lovers instantly.
Balto was a Siberian Husky that helped the children of Nome Alaska, by pulling the sleigh to bring the needed medicine during an epidemic. He is celebrated in Central Park with a statue.
The children of Nome were stricken with a diphtheria epidemic, and the only thing that could save them was an antitoxin serum. The problem was, the nearest town with the serum was over six hundred miles away, and there was no way to get it to Nome in time. That’s when Balto came to the rescue.
Balto led the sled dog team that brought the lifesaving medicine to Nome, and he was hailed as a hero. A statue of Balto now stands in Central Park in New York City, commemorating his courageous deed. Every year on February 25th (the anniversary of Balto’s final leg of the journey), a ceremonial sled dog race is held in Alaska to honor his memory.
Presidential Pups are quite famous too! Almost all of the presidents have had dogs. JFK had the most with 9! We also noticed there are not a lot of Presidents with their cat pictures out there, just saying.
President Hoover with his dog King Tut
And of course the ever popular Boo the dog is an endless supply of cute! As dogs are now as mainstream as ever, the instagram loving, photogenic Boo was a hit from the beginning. Top dog model if there ever was one.
Boo is a Pomeranian dog that became an Internet sensation. He has his own website and has been featured in magazines and news articles. Boo’s owner, Irene Ahn, started an Instagram account for him in 2009 and he quickly amassed a large following.
Boo has been called the “world’s cutest dog” and has been featured in numerous online and offline publications. He has his own book series, and even has a line of stuffed animals modeled after him. Boo’s popularity has made him something of a celebrity, and he has even been invited to meet celebrities like Justin Bieber and Jennifer Aniston.
But our favorite dog of all is the one we call ours! Give your favorite dog a hug for us.
Here is a picture of our dogs Duke & Star (Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescues).
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