Today is National Dog Day so it’s a fitting time to honor some tv dogs that proved to be more than faithful companions.
I first fell in love with dogs because of Snoopy. In every PEANUTS tv special, Snoopy would steal the show. He possessed qualities I admired and hoped to one day possess myself. Snoopy was loyal, imaginative, and confident. He knew what he wanted and was never afraid to take a risk, making him the character most identified with the PEANUTS franchise. PEANUTS creator Charles Schulz said of Snoop “Snoopy’s whole personality is a little bittersweet. But he’s a very strong character. He can win or lose, be a disaster, a hero, or anything, and yet it all works out. I like the fact that when he’s in real trouble, he can retreat into a fantasy and thereby escape.”
Eddie was the cute Jack Russell Terrier that belonged to Frasier Crane’s father, Martin. In the pilot episode, Martin agrees to move into Frasier’s luxury condo with him on the condition that Eddie comes along; the scene then cuts to reveal Eddie is a dog who, in a consistent sight gag throughout the run of the series, sits and stares at Frasier. Eddie brightened and often stole every scene he shared with his human costars!
As confusing as LOST could be sometimes, one thing was always clear, Vincent, the adorable yellow lab, was the series’ true survivor. While all of the humans on the mysterious island spent their time fighting, searching for food, and running from smoke monsters, Vincent made the most out of the situation. The cute pup was also the only character who survived the controversial series finale, as he shared the finale scene with dying hero Jack (Matthew Fox).