Yes, we are that cute! ;-)
I have to send out a gigantic belated birthday wish to a certain dog we all know...who turned the big 5-0 on Monday! I'm sure you all grew up reading his books...he is the totally awesome and super smart Clifford the Big Red Dog!!
Seen here with Norman Bridwell, Clifford's Daddy and Creator
Seeing Clifford all over the news got me thinking about all of my and Domeek's favorite literary pups...so, in no particular order, here are some of the greatest dogs in literature!
The stolen Buck, from Jack London's The Call of the Wild!
The heroic Lassie fom Eric Knight's short novel and eventually Lassie Come-Home
The friend and watch-dog Tock from Norton Juster's The Phantom Tollbooth
The heroic Kep from Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck
The scary Cerberus from Dante's Divine Comedy
And finally, the resourceful Pongo from Dodie Smith's 101 Dalmatians
What an amazing group of pups, huh?
There's a great illustrated book out called Dogs In Books by Catherine Britton, which reveals a lot of dogs that were written about from religious times, to Shakespeare, to classical novels, all the way through to modern times (and Snoopy/Scoopy Doo)! If you get the opportunity, you should check it out, especially since it's only $11.66 on Amazon!
So, what pup is your favorite to read about?!
Have a great day everyone!