Now wouldn’t this have been the perfect lede story to bring back the website! I might be a day late, but I’ll be darned if I’m going to miss noting Snoopy’s birthday, celebrated on August 10th. Here’s the link.
Snoopy has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. “Peanuts” may have been the first comic I fell in love with, and was always a little disappointed when he didn’t show up, usually bowl in mouth looking for food. Little did I know that decades later we would have our own version of the dog that never ceases to seek food, as Bailey could be his long-lost daughter! Her bowl is a bit too big for her to carry, but she sure knows when Mommy or Daddy are getting “brefast” or “din-din” ready. Little brother Magnus the Norwegian Elkhound is a bit more subdued.
We have so much Snoopy around the house, and I even have one of the original “Snoopy Spacedogs”, dressed in his Apollo flight suit. I wouldn’t part with it for anything in the world.
There is nothing like a beagle, and nothing can ever compare to Snoopy. He never gets old, is one Hell of an excellent ice skater and hockey player, and teaches us all about the simple act of loving a dog.
Happy Birthday, Snoopy! Thanks for everything!