Daily Prompt #JusJoJan Jan 30: Canine #cartoons

My oldest granddaughter sent this cute cartoon canine visual to me via Instagram the other day. I hit the heart icon, gave it a smiley face, and went on about my scrolling business.

Then I went back to it.

I’m familiar with Blue of Blue’s Clues, in the middle, because Blue was the blue cartoon dog of my granddaughter’s young childhood. I have to admit I don’t know the blue dog on the right. My initial smiley face response to this image was from the nostalgia of seeing Huckleberry Hound.

That’s why I looked at it again. I grew up in the era of the 1960s Saturday morning cartoons. I have warm, fuzzy, and happy memories of those mornings.

I visited a Wikipedia list of cartoon dogs to refresh my cartoon-dogs memories. It was a delightful jaunt down Memory Lane of when cartoons were cartoons.

Alphabetically, here is my list of childhood cartoon canine friends.

  • Astro – Jetsons (Great Dane
  • Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy – Quick Draw McGraw Show (Dachshunds)
  • Bandit – Johnny Quest (Bulldog) (My favorite)
  • Butch and Son – Looneytoons (Bulldogs)
  • Deputy Dawg – Deputy Dawg Show (indeterminate breed)
  • Droopy – Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer character appearing in a variety of productions (Bassett Hound)
  • Huckleberry Hound – Huckleberry Hound Show (Bluetick Coonhound)
  • K-9 – Looney Toones (Marvin the Martian’s dog)
  • Mr. Peabody – Rocky and Bullwinkle Show (Beagle)
  • Spike and Tyke – Tom and Jerry (Bulldogs)
  • Spike and Chester – Looneytoons (Bulldog and Terrier)
  • Scooby-Doo – Scooby-Doo (Great Dane)
  • Underdog – Underdog (Beagle)

What I love about these old cartoons is the parallel layers of humor. There is a layer for kids, and a layer for adults. This clip is the absolute best to illustrate that. Pay close attention to what Sylvester says between 1:06 and 1:11 (ish).


Linda and Dawn brought us today’s canine prompt.

Until next time,
Kaye Spencer
writing through history one romance upon a time

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