My dogs look more like Rintinny but act more like Lassie. Just for fun I started asking Sarge if Timmy fell in the well and now he barks when I ask it. Does anybody else remember these old tv shows? If so why don't we discuss who was the better dog.
Rojo - You've brought back some good memories. If I remember right, Lassie was on tv Sunday nights when I was a child. It was the old black and white series, so I assume it was the original. I used to love that show, I can still remember the opening of each show and how that beautiful Collie dog would be running around.
I've never seen the show about Rin Tin Tin though, not originally anyways. I've seen pictures, but maybe it was before my time? Or perhaps we didn't get it this far north? We just got cable up here in the 60's, when I was in grade school.
Oh how I LOVED those shows...i lived for them...and Flicka too...I have seen them all ZILLIONS of times..i dont/didnt like most programs on tv..and couldnot stand most cartoons they had out..especially in the late 60's and 70's...so..i lived vicariously though Timmy...or Jeff...but Timmy was my favorite..and Rody Mcdowell...I just loved all the animal show I could watch...Basset..you got Cable in the 60's...we still dont have cable by me...lol...
I watched Lassie every Sunday at 700pm, followed by Walt Disney, and then Bonanza! We had 2 collies when I was a kid, so I really connected with Lassie! Rin Tin Tin was found by an American soldier in Germany during WWI or WWII (I forget which one) and was named after some kind of thing that French soldiers wore for good luck, if I remember my trivia correctly.
He he, thanks catlover. My 40+ year old memory gets a little patchy at times. I had the basic idea for his name, but haven't seen Lassie show in years. I just remember seeing his name in the credits at the end of the show and always admired his dog training abilities.
Wish they had a show like that nowdays. I can't get into that outer space / fictional type movies that are so big at the box office now. Sure am glad for Animal Planet.
I'd forgotten about the Walt Disney show. I loved watching the Disney movies on Sunday nights. One of my favorites was Tomasina, not sure if I spelled it right, but it was about a cat, Siamese if I remember right.
The dolphin show was Flipper...another good one. :)
My friend took her kids to Florida for spring break last year and they got to swim with the dolphins. It was in a tank or pool, so nothing as elegant as swimming with a dolphin in the ocean, but a good substitute.
I think it was really spendy though, I want to say it cost them over $100? Insane.
I loved Lassie & Flipper too! I never saw Rin Tin Tin. I remember looking forward to Sunday night when the Walt Disney movies would come on. :) Like Old Yeller, That Darn Cat, Big Red etc..... I remember watching Bonanza too! LOL! Anyone remember My Favorite Martian? Buffy & Jody in Family Affair or something like it? Lost In Space with the Robot? I 'm actually not sure of the name?
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