Sunday, February 24, 2013

In Honor of the Oscars

Okay, at first, I didn't know why this popped into my head but I wanted to see if I could find famous people who owned German Shepherd Dogs.  But then I realized that is probably from seeing all the hoopla on TV about the Oscars - so on to Google!
Chuck Norris owned a white German Shepherd named Angel.  Nick Lachey has a male named Luka.  Deion Sanders, Jennifer Lopez, Martina McBride and Jim Belushi have GSDs.  I saw that Ted Shackelford, Tanya Tucker, Jake Gyllenhaal, Shania Twain, Christina Applegate, Roseann Barr, Alyssa Malano and Shannen Doherty have all owned German Shepherds.
Roy Rogers' Museum: Trigger and Bullet
But it seemed like the search strayed to famous German Shepherd Dogs and stories about German Shepherds.  For example, a German Shepherd in Argentina stood watch over his owner's grave for six years after he passed.  Other stories were about dogs that saved or attacked their owners.
The one that gave me the most mixed feelings was Roy Rogers.  He not only stuffed and mounted his horse, Trigger, but his German Shepherd Dog, Bullet.  I know how I have felt about my pets after they have passed and I can't imagine having that done to them.  I wouldn't like to see them but know that they are gone.  But... everyone has their own way of dealing with loss.