Category:
Dogs

One Brave Dog



Source.

Posted By: Paul - Wed May 06, 2020 - Comments (0)
Category: Animals, Parents, Dogs, Courage, Bravery, Heroism and Valor

Travel sack for dogs

Popular Mechanics - June 1936



Jalopnik draws attention to a similar, but sturdier-looking "bird's dog palace," also supported by a running board.

Posted By: Alex - Thu Apr 30, 2020 - Comments (10)
Category: Dogs, 1930s, Cars

Blaze, the Dog That Flew First Class



In the year 1945, a dog named Blaze, while being shipped on Army Transport planes, bumped off several traveling soldiers, causing a national controversy.

Read about it here.

A funnier account was composed by James Thurber, viewable after the jump.



More in extended >>

Posted By: Paul - Mon Mar 30, 2020 - Comments (0)
Category: Government, War, Scandals and Controversies, Air Travel and Airlines, Dogs, 1940s

Follies of the Madmen #469

Why the dog?



Source.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Mar 12, 2020 - Comments (6)
Category: Business, Advertising, Fashion, Dogs, 1960s

Bridal Dogwear

So that the bride and dog can wear matching outfits on the wedding day. Available from Sebastian Says:

Customise The Perfect Attire For The Pooch Of Honor. Because everybody in the wedding party deserves a special outfit...
Choose your perfect size and fit from the Sebastian Says French Linen Dog Shirts Collection and provide us with the fabric from your dress. We hand sew the fabric, onto the collar and cuffs of the dog shirt.



Posted By: Alex - Mon Mar 02, 2020 - Comments (5)
Category: Dogs, Weddings

Seeing-eye dog for a pigeon

Newsweek - Sep 24, 1951



Cumberland News - Sep 12, 1951


Posted By: Alex - Sat Sep 21, 2019 - Comments (0)
Category: Pets, Dogs, 1950s

Dog Dryer

Available at thedogdryer.com.

There needs to be a human version of this.





Posted By: Alex - Thu Aug 29, 2019 - Comments (4)
Category: Inventions, Pets, Dogs

Shoo: The Deterrer of Pooping Dogs

Thirteen-year-old Noah De La Paz of California has invented a device to stop dogs from pooping on the lawn of his family’s house. It uses a camera and image-detection software. When a dog is identified, his device emits a high-pitched sound to encourage the dog to move on. Although still in the prototype stage, Noah hopes to eventually bring his invention to market.

I can see some potential problems with his invention. Such as that it doesn't seem to differentiate between pooping and non-pooping dogs. But even so, it sure would beat the currently most popular method of preventing unwanted poopers, which is to put up angry, threatening signs on your lawn.

More info: Spectrum News

Posted By: Alex - Thu Jul 11, 2019 - Comments (4)
Category: Inventions, Excrement, Dogs

How to housebreak your dog

Ernie Bushmiller is best known as the creator of the Nancy comic strip, which was known for being very wholesome. But it turns out that his most popular and frequently reproduced cartoon, by a wide margin, was a slightly off-color one that he drew in 1961, and which was included that year in the Duch Treat Club Yearbook. He titled it "How to housebreak your dog."

The Comics Journal details the many lives of this cartoon, noting:

For whatever reasons "How To Housebreak Your Dog" has screamed “reproduce me” again and again to America for nearly six decades and willing entrepreneurs have readily responded to this call of nature. Bushmiller’s humble dog-pee joke flows gloriously onward, replicating like mutant bacteria through the dark alleys of our pop culture. And like a grinning dog before a mighty oak, each subsequent publisher seems strangely compelled to leave his unique mark on this enduring work.

Posted By: Alex - Sat Jul 06, 2019 - Comments (3)
Category: Comics, Dogs, 1960s

Hot Dog Boogie

Posted By: Paul - Wed Jun 19, 2019 - Comments (2)
Category: Music, Dogs, 1950s

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