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Norwich Bulletin - 4/25/2010

Do You Know Your Dogs And Cats?

There are so many cat and dog characters that have been in books, comic strips, cartoons, movies, television and on stage, the I thought it would be fun to play Trivial Pursuit to see who knows their feline and canine stars. Now, no cheating allowed – see how much you can do on your own.

Feel free to email me your list when you are done or wait for the answers next week at the bottom of my column.

  1. These two cats are in one of Disney’s best animated films. One has a penchant for talking in riddles and the disappearing, and the other is a little black and white kitten who refused to go down into a rabbit hole.
  2. Since her debut in 1977, Strawberry Shortcake is never seen without her little pink cat.
  3. These two sinister Siamese prowl as one and wreak havoc on a home and a pretty cocker spaniel.
  4. The sarcastic, lazy kitty who plays evil tricks on his owner and loves lasagna.
  5. Since 1945 this black and white tuxedo cat has been chasing poor little Tweetie bird all over the world.
  6. The twenty pound black cat who helps his human, amateur sleuth Temple Barr.
  7. The nasty cat belonging to the wicked Lady Tremaine in Cinderella.
  8. Dr. Seuss’ mischievous cat known best for his red and white striped hat.
  9. Since 1973 this cat has pushed over trash cans, romanced his Persian girlfriend and enjoys making Spike the Bulldog’s life miserable.
  10. The oversized, furry orange vegetarian cat who refused to eat Fieval.
  11. One of the first silent film cats, this black and white cat really seemed to interest movie goers.
  12. Shirley Rousseau Murphy’s trio of feline detectives that can communicate with humans.
  13. This kitty liked to insert meows into her sentence and adored children – but tended to be obsessed with her beauty while living in the neighborhood.
  14. This not so smart Manx has a habit of getting into trouble with a crazy Chihuahua named Ren.
  15. A novel by Paul Gallico having to do with a young girl and her cat, later turned into a Disney movie.
  16. One of my favorite book series involves two Siamese cats who help their mustached owner solve mysteries.
  17. The cat who shared his life with three “charmed” sisters.
  18. The witches cat from Bell, Book and Candle, often played by a Siamese.
And now, going to the dogs:
  1. The vicious St. Bernard who caused fear and terror in a young boy in this Stephen King Novel.
  2. Two great dogs on two sides of the fence so to speak, when it came to befriending a little red fox, in this Disney animated tale.
  3. The big two headed boar hound that became famous from being Hagrid’s pet in the Harry Potter Series.
  4. A white dog from the planet Krypton that was shot to Earth by Jor-el and found by his original owner on Krypton, Clark Kent.
  5. The nurse dog of the children who end up following Peter Pan to never never land.
  6. The little terrier dog who belonged to Nick and Nora Charles from the Thin man series.
  7. The Rottweiler employee of the Hammerhead in the movie Barb Wire that was trained to go for the groin (ouch).
  8. The Great Dane in an ever popular movie, cartoon, and comic series.
  9. The “biggest and meanest dog in the USA” from the Soupy Sales show.
  10. Here’s a hard one – Donald Duck’s dog (and it is not Pluto).
  11. The vampire Pomeranian in the move Blade:Trinity.
  12. The dog who lived in the old west at a fort and watched over a boy named Rusty.
  13. The Golden Retriever Wonder Dog on Punky Brewster in 1984 and the cartoon series in
  14. Bart Simpson’s dog for one episode who ended up with the Springfield Police as a drug sniffing dog.
  15. A beautiful collie whose opening scene was her jumping over a fence.
  16. The Beagle owned by Captain Archer in Star Trek: Enterprise.
  17. The ghost dog with a jack o’lantern nose from the seasonal movie, “The Nightmare before Christmas.”
  18. The other Great Dane who lives with a family and appears in a daily comic strip
  19. Of course, we can’t forget the ever popular beagle from Peanuts
  20. The little dog that shared an adventure with Dorothy in the land of Oz.

And the combined cat and dog question is:

The name of the dog and cat from the Dilbert series.

Have fun – I sure did.

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