Don't forget that Halloween can be very scary for the little ones...
Clip is especially funny since the "fraidy cat" pup is named Beast. Belle is the sweet gal who comes to his rescue. Both are Chihuahua Dachshund mixes. I love the close up shot of them at the end. Adorable!
80 years ago today the Stock Market crashed on what came to be known as Black Tuesday, the start of the Great Depression. As we struggle to find our footing in what is now considered the Great Recession, take a moment to look back and listen to people on the front line:
* PBS just ran an excellent biography on Herbert Hoover. I never knew historians still widely consider him one of the most -- perhaps THE most -- competent man ever elected President of the United States. In fact, his career was one of unbridled success and acclaim, until that fateful Tuesday.
* The Roosevelt Institute's New Deal 2.0 is running an insightful series asking thinkers of today what lessons we should have learned from the Great Depression and where we are headed.
* Errol Morris recently completed a fascinating seven-part series on the authenticity Farm Security Administration photographs. Highly recommend.
*Here is a bleak assessment of dogs in the Great Depression based on two characters in Of Mice and Men euthanizing their pets -- considered the most human thing to do.
Needless to say, photos of dogs in the Great Depression are not exactly plentiful.
Herbert Hoover's dogs, King Tut, Whoopie & Englehurst Gillette. March 28, 1929. Via VerySerious.org
Sharecropper and sharecropper's dog, North Carolina, 1938 by John Vachon. Via the Library of Congress.
Rural arts exhibition held under the auspices of the Farm Security Administration (FSA) in the patio of the U.S. Department of Agriculture building. Dog show by Mr. Omar Marcoux of League of New Hampshire Arts and Crafts, Concord, who makes more than sixty kinds of dogs, 1937. Via the Library of Congress.
Gold miner with his dog, Mogollon, New Mexico by Russell Lee, 1940. Via the Library of Congress.
Children playing near dead dog, South Side of Chicago by Russell Lee, 1941. Via the Library of Congress.
Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Miller and dog, Spencer, Iowa by Russell Lee, 1936. Via the Library of Congress.
When dog artist and DAT reader Nancy Schutt sent me this link to Domenica More Gordon's needle felted dogs now on view at The Dog Show at The Workshop in Edinburgh, I knew (although no mention is made of it) that one of the pups looked very familiar...