Monday, July 11, 2011

Scrappy Dog Monday?

Yesterday was suppose to be Scrappy Dog Sunday, but I made jam instead and then got lazy and sat around the house. So, long story short-it didn't get done. Well, let me tell you, that did not sit well with Ms. Lola Mae. So, in order to get on her good side and to make her smile, I'm using today to feature some of her favorite movies.

There is nothing sweeter than a puppy. I love puppy breath, I love puppy paws, I love puppy bellies. They are adorable for a reason, they destroy everything in sight. The only thing better than 1 puppy is 100 more puppies. 101 Dalmatians is a sweet Disney movie that gives us an evil villain with an awesome hairstyle, chubby puppies and two of the best dog names ever, Pongo and Purdy. This beloved Disney movie was so popular that they made 2 live action movies from the original story. OMP hates the live action, but only because whenever it's on, I make him watch it. Don't judge me, you know I can't resist a puppy and a bad hairdo.

I am a lady of the south and I remember wanting my mother so desperately to shop at Winn Dixie because that was the upscale store. We went to Food Lion. The cheapy store. Winn Dixie had a deli, Food Lion had a cart with cakes that had fallen off the back of a truck. Because of Winn Dixie has nothing to do with a deli or my love of upscale grocery stores. It does have to do with a stray dog and a little girl's love for him. As she takes care of Winn Dixie (the dog, not the store) he helps her find friends and grow up in a small southern town. The movie is based on the book Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo, which I highly suggest all children should read, then see the movie and see how it compares.

Last but not least is a favorite TV movie of mine about a sweet Beagle named Snoopy. The Big Stuffed Dog is a story of a little boy and his oversized stuffed Snoopy. When the stuffed Snoopy gets separated from his little boy, the stuffed dog goes on an adventure, including a carnival and a hospital visit. It is a very adorable funny movie of a silly stuffed Snoopy. C'mon, what more do you want for 1981 TV?

Okay Ms. Lola, I hope I have redeemed myself and you will now let me give you hugs and kisses. What's that Lola? No, I will not give you another puppy treat. 5 is your limit! 


Digital Misfit said...

Booker LOVES the live action 101 Dalmations. His favorite scene was one with Jasper (Hugh Laurie on a bad hair day) - he kept trying to look BEHIND Jasper to see where the dog barking was coming from. His sweet canine brain could not comprehend why he could not get behind the person on the screen.

Alexz said...

101 Dalmatians was my first favorite movie ever when I was 4, and the very beginning of my obsessive compulsive nature. I had EVERYTHING from the movie, watched it daily, sometimes multiple times a day and annoyed the crap out of everybody. But it also began my artistic nature as I deeply wanted to paint our house to look like a dalmatian puppy and it kick-started my love for Walt Disney. I still plan to paint one of my homes like a Dalmatian someday. I promise you, I will someday.

Becky said...

I love Winn Dixie! I did a great project on it with my 4th graders..we read the book then watched the movie and compared them. Such a sweet story. I think I might need to see that Snoopy movie! Also love the original 101 Dalmations.

Unknown said...

Love 101 Dalmatians! Twilight Bark!