Thursday, March 18, 2010
A Dog Named Strongheart
But Strongheart had been trained to be an attack dog, so Mr. Trimble had to work with him for a long time to teach him that people were mostly nice and that they shouldn't be attacked unless they were bad people, which was something that Strongheart was smart enough to figure out for himself.
Whenever he made a movie, Strongheart traveled all around the country in a train so his fans could meet him. He was very, very popular, and lots of people wanted to have a German Shepherd Dog. So many people went to see Strongheart's movies that his movies ended up making more money than movies made by any other actor at that time.
The Strongheart dog food was invented back when Strongheart was making all those movies, and it is still being made today. Mom remembers seeing this kind of dog food in the grocery store when she was a kid, but she has not seen any for a long time, so she thought they didn't make it anymore. But I did some in-depth research, and I learned that they sell Strongheart dog food at stores call Sav-a-Lot. We don't think there are any of these stores around here, which is why Mom hasn't seen any Strongheart dog food around. The cans used to always have a picture of Strongheart himself on them, but now they look different.
I asked Mom whether eating this kind of dog food would make you a movie star, but she said it wouldn't. She also said she didn't think it was probably very good quality food because it is even cheaper than Ol' Roy dog food. So I guess we won't be eating any Strongheart dog food.
Well, I guess the only thing left to tell you is how Strongheart died, and how it happened was that while he was working on making a movie, he fell against one of the studio lights and got burned. And after that, the burn turned into a tumor, and the tumor killed him. I don't exactly understand how a burn can turn into a tumor, and Mom doesn't understand it either, but we did not go to veterinary school, so what do we know?