Posts tagged "Lassie"

Most Popular Pet Names, Comparing U.S. with U.K.

Most Popular Pet Names, Comparing U.S. with U.K.
They speak English, don’t they? But there are differences between us plain folks in the U.S. and those Royals on the other side of the pond. For example, how we name our pets is different. According to John Lewis Pet Insurance, here are the top pet names in the U,K.: 1. Poppy 2. Alfie 3.... Read more »

Lassie's Story, Jon Provost Isn't Falling Into A Well

Lassie's Story, Jon Provost Isn't Falling Into A Well
Jon Provost was about to participate in a special event in his honor at the Chicago Museum of Broadcast Communications when I asked, “What if you fell into a well on your way from the airport to the museum?” The now 63-year-old actor, who played Timmy on TV’s popular “Lassie,” politely chuckled, though he’s likely... Read more »

Timmy Remembers Lassie

Even as the program began with museum executive director Bruce DuMont introducing clips from Lassie shows,  there were tears, really. There should have been a Kleenex consession (photo by Nick Gebben)
Broadcasting Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN Radio April 27 – I made history (of sorts), using the radio at the Museum of Broadcast Communications, the first live show radio ever broadcast from the museum. That was immediately following and event I co-moderated with Bruce DuMont,  “Remembering Lassie” with Jon Provost.”  It was a lot of fun, but for... Read more »
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Meeting Timmy, Steve Dale's Pet World Live from Museum of Broadcast Communicaitons

Meeting Timmy, Steve Dale's Pet World Live from Museum of Broadcast Communicaitons
Broadcasting Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN Radio April 27 at 1 p.m.(CDT)  from the Museum of Broadcast Communications, the first live show radio ever broadcast from the museum. At noon, I’ll be hosting an event (and walk-ups are invited) at the Museum called “Remembering Lassie” with Jon Provost“, who played Timmy. The Museum’s executive director... Read more »

Timmy Barks the Real Lassie Story

Timmy Barks the Real Lassie Story
“Remembering Lassie” with Jon Provost, who played Timmy. There’s so much good news about this program at the Museum of Broadcast Communications, 360 N. State Street, Chicago, April 27 at noon. - It will be a fun and fascinating walk down memory lane. Provost offers behind-the-scenes anecdotes about what really happened on-set, and lots of Lassie-trivia. Truly... Read more »

Chicago Loves Pits; Remember Lassie; Bark-in-the-Park on Steve Dale's Pet World

Chicago Loves Pits; Remember Lassie; Bark-in-the-Park on Steve Dale's Pet World
Bryan Bickell of Chicago Blackhawks is joined by Amanda Caskenette of Chicago Loves Pits on Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN Radio, Saturday April 20, 1:05 .p.m. CDT  to talk about their fundraiser. Pints for Pits at Red Ivy (3525 N. Clark Street, near Addison). Pints for Pits is April 27, 7 to 10 p.m. I will... Read more »
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Dog Training 101; Old Shelter, New Look; Pet Rabbits: Steve Dale's Pet World

Dog Training 101; Old Shelter, New Look; Pet Rabbits: Steve Dale's Pet World
Dog training is the topic when we start the show, on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio, starting 1 p.m. CDT on March 30, www.wgnradio.com or 720 AM.  Renown dog trainers Wendy DeCarlo-Young and Dennis Damon of the Dog Obedience Group will show me how to “sit.” Perhaps, I will also roll over. Most important,... Read more »

Daffy Dog Tricks

Daffy Dog Tricks
Readers of my newspaper column wrote me about these dog tricks; hope these folks contact David Letterman: 1) A dog named Sampson, who when asked to “Do Sinatra,” croons – “whaoo-whaoo.”  The owner of the dog say the giddy response proves women still swoon, even with a canine Sinatra. 2) When a Collie named Lassie... Read more »

Is Posner Pooping Out on Pets? Would You Kill Yours for a Cool Million?

Is Posner Pooping Out on Pets? Would You Kill Yours for a Cool Million?
Blogger, friend and Chicago mover and shaker Kathy Posner noted that CBS News with Vanity Fair conducted a random poll, the results were published in the February issue of Vanity Fair. The questions: “Would most people you know kill their favorite pet for $1 million?”  11% say Yes 83% say No Well, my friend Kathy... Read more »
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Petfinder.com Announces Most Popular Adopted Pet Names

Petfinder.com Announces Most Popular Adopted Pet Names
Lassie and Snoopy – where are you?  Buddy is now officially the new “top- dog” name, at least according to Petfinder.com, the largest online database of adoptable pets.  For the fifth year in a row, Buddy barks at the top as the most trending name for adoptable dogs in 2011, while Lucy is the purrfect... Read more »
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