Sunday, November 30, 2014

Our Friendly Dog Named Sunny

About 1957 my folks brought this puppy into the family.  They named him Sunny.  Sunny turned out to be a very friendly dog, as evidenced in this film taken probably early 1958.  We've had a ton of laughs watching this.  It was filmed in our backyard of our fairly new house in the San Fernando Valley; this was the first house my Mom ever lived in.  She grew up in New York City apartments.

Sadly, Sunny misbehaved in so many ways that he eventually had to go live on a "farm," if you're familiar with that euphemism.  His greatest sin was shredding my Dad's dress shirts that Mom hung out on the line.  Hard to resist for a sprightly puppy dog, those taunting shirts swinging in the breeze.

I have wondered who took this movie.  It's possible my grandparents were visiting from New York, and that Grandpa was taking it.  But Gram does not appear in it, so I don't know for sure.

That's my brother and me running around.

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  1. I thought I would never see a dog dumber than Roxy, but I think Sunny might be that dog. I love how your mom is so ladylike trying to get the stupid dog off of her, but at 0:31 she just knees him.

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