Lucky Dog

Today we have a returning guest, our family dog Cuddy, it is his seventh visit to blog here (a monthly tradition at

Happy Saturday!  Today I wanted to catch us up with some famous dogs from September of years past: Lassie and Rin Tin Tin.

On September 12, 1954 (that’s 61 years ago today) the television series classic “Lassie” debuted – it ran to March 25, 1973 – following the adventures of a female Rough Collie dog named Lassie.  Attribution: Image of Lassie stamp (below right) – U.S. Postal Museum – Early TV Memories Issue – 44c ‘Lassie’ single. Scott Catalogue USA: 4414f August 11, 2009.  (On Twitter @PostalMuseum)

Attribution: Poster for the 1926 film A Hero of the Big Snows. By Warner Bros. (source) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
LassieBack on September 10, 1918 Rin Tin Tin was a male German Shepherd rescued from a World War I battlefield by an American soldier, Lee Duncan.  He was nicknamed “Rinty” and was trained and Duncan obtained silent film work for the dog.  Thank you Wikipedia for information on both Lassie and Rin Tin Tin(On Twitter @Wikipedia)

“I class myself with Rin Tin Tin. At the end of the Depression, people were perhaps looking for something to cheer them up. They fell in love with a dog, and with a little girl.” – Shirley Temple

While I have not been featured in any movies, yet, I am featured in comics starring me in The Adventures of SuperCuddy!  (More on that in a future blog post.)

“The difference between “trained OK” and “trained perfectly” doesn’t really matter all that much to me. I once did a film with Lassie. When that dog got excited he jumped all over Rudd Weatherwax [Lassie’s trainer]. Now that’s the smartest dog in the world. If the world’s best-trained dog can jump around to show he’s happy then my dogs should be allowed to do the same.”  – Jimmy Stewart

This continues to be my negotiated standard guest-blog fee – Cuddy’s customary three biscuits from Costco! Image upper left and this photo taken by dog-Mom Helen.

If you are new to reading blog you can see my previous guest postings:  My debut blog post was on March 17 Paws-ing for St. Patrick’s and included sharing my story of being matched with my forever family in July 2008 through the American Brittany Rescue (on Twitter@ABrittanyRescue); on April 12 Paws-ing to Type; on May 21 Paws-ing for May flowers; on June 11 Pool Season (has arrived), July 31 Christmas in July (Santa Paws), and August 16 Dog days of summer.  

Wishing you a paws-itively wonderful Saturday and enjoyable September realizing how lucky we are to have our dog (&/or cat) families who love us, Cuddy




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