Mr Smarty Pants Knows, April 2012

Every dog has an individual and unique nose print.

Rin Tin Tin made more than 40 films in his 9 year career, received 10,000 fan letters a week, and earned $1 million in his lifetime.

Cassius Marcellus Coolidge (1844-1934) created the series of “Dogs Playing Poker” paintings starting in 1903.

Bummer and Lazarus were two stray dogs that roamed the streets of San Francisco in the 1860s and featured in newspaper cartoons of the day. There’s a plaque for them at Transamerica Redwood Park.

California’s first dog, Sutter Brown, is a Pembroke Welsh corgi that is Zen Jesuit but not burdened with dogma.

The above is information that Mr. Smarty Pants read in a book, magazine, newspaper, or website; heard on the radio; saw on television; or overheard at a party. Got any facts? Email them to Mr. Smarty Pants for possible inclusion in the column at “Mr. Smarty Pants Knows” and the logo, copyright 2012, R.U. Steinberg.


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