Saturday, June 09, 2007

Separated At Birth?

Been reading about one of my favorite dogs, Liaka The Space Dog, and found this one shot that looks alot like our good dog Ringo.

If you're not familiar with the amazingly brave Laika there's a brief history here: Laika

Laika was one of the Russian space dogs and the first living passenger to enter orbit on Sputnik 2, a Soviet spacecraft. Some classify her as the first animal to enter space, although others argue that animals had entered space during sub-orbital flights on previous missions.

Laika is also the name of several breeds of dogs.

Laika was found as a stray wandering the streets of Moscow, a female part-Samoyed terrier weighing approximately 13 pounds and about 3 years old. Her name was changed from Kudryavka (Russian for "Little Curly"), and she was nicknamed Zhuchka ("Little Bug") and Limonchik ("Lemon"). The American press dubbed her Muttnik (a portmanteau of mutt and Sputnik).

Other than a brief mention in one of my favorite movies, My Life As A Dog, there's nothing even close to a full-on movie about Laika's story - I think it'd make an awesome movie.

Meanwhile, check out the Ringo Merch!

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