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Who remembers Petey from the Little Rascals? He was a really cool dog, probably best known for the ring around his eye. He didn’t figure into too many of the plot lines but he was a fixture in the Our Gang activities. Today we celebrate Petey the dog.
Petey was a Staffordshire Terrier who started out as Pete the Pup. He was also known as “Pete The Dog With The Ring Around His Eye” or simply “Petey”. The original Pete the Dog was an American Pit Bull Terrier named Pal the Wonder Dog. He had a natural ring around his eye that they embellished with some makeup to make it a full ring.
What I find funny is that when I gathered pictures of Petey, I found some pictures of him with the ring on his right eye and others with the ring around his left eye! I guess it depended on what kind of mood Petey was in that day. Haha!
My favorite episode of the Little Rascals was called The Pooch. That’s the time Petey got in trouble with the dog catcher. Stymie and Spanky were in this one along with Petey. Here’s one of the exchanges I like the best:
Stymie: Please don’t take my dog, mister!
Dogcatcher: Well, where’s his license?
Stymie: He ain’t got no lices – he just got fleas!
A couple weeks ago, I introduced you to some of my dog park friends. Miles was one of my friends and I have to give a special shout out to him for carrying on in the tradition of Petey. Miles has a patch over his right eye that always reminds me of Petey.
Toto was a pretty cool dog for a little guy. You’ve got to hand it to a dog that can stand up to a green witch called the Wicked Witch of the East, or even Almira Gulch who was the mean neighbor lady who became the wicked witch in the land of Oz. It sends shivers down my spine to hear the witch say, “I’ll get you my pretty – and your little dog too!”
Toto was the dog’s stage name. In real life it’s name was Terry. That doesn’t sound like a movie star type name to me but you never know about Hollywood. I like to watch the Wizard of Oz with Dad and I pay close attention to Toto. I also pay attention to the Munchkins. There’s something funny about those guys.
Today we celebrate one of the oldest dogs in the world, Dino the Dinosaur. Most of you will recognize Dino as the faithful dog in the animated TV series The Flintstones, that ran in prime time from 1960 to 1966. The Flintstones were described as the modern stone age family in the opening theme.
Click Here for The Flintstones Theme Opening and Closing Songs Video
I’d like to get back on to lighter topics. It takes a lot out of a dog to come up with words to say about buddies that have passed away. Today I’d like to talk about a couple of famous dogs, Astro and Scooby Doo. The reason I am going to discuss both of them is because the same guy did their cartoon voices. That links them together forever in doggie lore!
The man’s name was Don Messick who was a veteran voice actor. He did Astro for the cartoon show The Jetsons back in 1962-63. Then he did Scooby in the cartoon Scooby Doo, Where Are You from 1969-75. I had never put it together that it was the same guy.
When you think about it though, they do talk quite a bit alike. Don also did Bamm Bamm from the Flintstones and Dr. Quest from the cartoon adventure Jonny Quest.
Today I’d like to talk about one of my favorite dogs. He’s a legend in the cartoon world of dogs. You might say he’s the Babe Ruth of dogs. The standard by which all dogs are measured. Of course I’m talking about my good friend, Snoopy. This is a dog that you can believe. He’s not some kind of made-up dog who talks. Snoopy is the real deal. A dog’s dog.
The mystery is how a blockhead like Charlie Brown was able to find such a cool dog. Who else has a dog who at one time is a World War I flying ace
and the next time he’s a vulture in a tree?
He’s also a darned good shortstop!