Yay finally I dont feel so old. I loved all those shoes, Lassie, Rin Tin Tin, Flipper, one of my favs was Grizzly Adams. I liked both Lassie and Rin Tin Tin, but Timmy got on my nerves...lol. And I loved Silver, the horse.
I forgot about Grizzly Adams! And remember Gentle Ben? As for horses, I was in love with Little Joe Cartwright, so I always liked his horse. What was it-a paint? a pinto? I don't even remember anymore!
i have to admit i remember and love most of the golden oldies that were mentioned..every horse or dog movie that came on i had to see it..evern ifi had seen it over many times before..every fury, son of fury, ect...every new episode and evoluution of lassie i just had to keep up with...I remember crying my eyes out for tomasina..and hating the fact that is was to be continued i was just that involved...I too sing old tv show jingles...scout and i usually do green acres..but i have not in a dogs age...sure has been fun to read that im not alone in my pet obsession...we are all cut from the same cloth it seems...
And lets not forget about Old yeller and The Shaggy Dog, and there was another one I cant remember the name, it was about a Great Dane that thought he was a Dachshund. It was such a cute Disney movie and I cant think of the name.
Let me tell you something about Roy Rogers...a hero that has lasted the generations. I'm not very old, only 25 but when I was a kid I grew up on the old shows because my mom was really strict about what we watched. But I thought Roy Rogers was the best. In fact I wanted to marry him! Of course I didn't know that he wasn't the dashing, fellow that rode around on a cool palomino pony. I didn't know he was the age of my grandfather! I thought, I'm going to grow up and be Ginger Rogers...and being the dorky little kid that I was I thought....that'd be cool because people would think I was the real Ginger Rogers. Funny thing is my mom wanted to marry Roy Rogers when she was a kid. Now we joke about it. I used to get upset because my mom wouldn't let us watch the "cool" shows that everyone else got to watch, but now that I look back I really loved those old reruns and I really didn't miss out much by missing those other shows.
I have seen only one Rin Tin Tin movie and many series of Lassie. I loved both of them, but since I am a GSD fan I will vote for Rin Tin Tin. Other movies I liked a lot were the Old Yeller, Flipper, and Grizley Adams.