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Laddie Boy Sends Puffins Up a Tree

When Warren G. Harding arrived at the White House, his rambunctious Airedale named Laddie Boy scared Woodrow Wilson’s cat, Puffins, into a tree.

Warner Brothers called Rin Tin Tin the “mortgage lifter” because the studio could release a film when it was in financial straits and that income made it solvent again.

Don’t feed grapes, raisins, and currants to dogs because they have a potential to trigger kidney failure in some dogs.

If you’re thinking of dying your dog’s hair like Pikachu, PETA says there’s no safe way to dye a dog or any other animal. Even henna is dangerous: A paper published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information says a dog suffered from hemolytic anemia after ingesting the “natural” dye henna.

Borzói is the masculine singular form of an archaic Russian adjective that means fast.

Mr. Smarty Pants read the above information in a book, magazine, newspaper, or website; heard it on the radio; saw it on television; or overheard it at a party. Got any facts? Email them Mr. Smarty Pants for possible inclusion in the column at MrPants@AustinChronicle.com.

—R.U. Steinberg