Monday, February 20, 2006

Dog Kept on Submarine?

Does anyone recall a story about a pet dog kept aboard a U.S. submarine in WWII? Maybe it was fictional, because I cannot seem to find any related facts.

Did find a different canine story of sorts in my search. It seems there is now a pricey beer for canines (and certain college fraternities where alcohol consumption is frowned upon).

"By nature, the dog is a pack animal. You are a six-pack animal. No wonder you and Fido get along so well." - Julie Johnson Bradford

Veterinary Tip:
GOT BEER? The Dove [sic] Lewis Animal Hospital of Portland, Ore., is recommending that pet owners use beer to kill slugs instead of slug bait. So far veterinarians have seen at least 40 cases of family pets suffering from slug bait poisoning. The hospital is the only nonprofit emergency veterinaryhospital in Portland, Ore., providing 24-hour emergency andcritical care.

Happy Tail Ale
Now from Dog Star Brewing Company A NonAlcholic Beer for dogs. Perfect gift for your doggie friends. Non carbonated, beef flavored. Per website: $8.75/ six pack; $2/Bottle. Six Pack: $9.99 (plus $14.94 shipping and handling) UPS Ground. Order here. See the Video here.

Why is canine beer bottled? Believe me, dogs drink canned beer. Bottles are plentiful where this originates: Made in the Napa Valley. Perfect gift for your doggie friends. Non carbonated, beef flavored.

Do dogs like regular beer? About 50% do, in my personal experience, with no ill effects. I am no expert on the subject of canines or of beer.


At 20 February, 2006 22:28, Blogger Lubber's Line said...

If you "pound" down too many I hear the hangover can be a bit "RRuff".

Also does this mean cats are wine drinkers?

LOL... Arnold walking off with 6 pack. Thanks, this post made my blog reading day. - LL

At 21 February, 2006 00:37, Blogger Vigilis said...

Now, now, LL, I know what you are thinking. Be careful man, you have to know someone pretty well before serving them one of these.

At 21 February, 2006 16:29, Blogger Lone Ranger said...

There was a French submarine called the Rubis that was sailed to England after the Nazi takeover. They sailed 26 missions for the allies. Their mascot, a mongrel named Bacchus, received England's National Canine Defense League's valiant dog medal. You can read about it here.

At 21 February, 2006 19:21, Blogger Vigilis said...

Great story, thank you, LR.

At 16 July, 2009 05:59, Blogger Linda Larkin said...

My father, André Vallois, is in fact the last surviving member of the crew of the Rubis. He served on the submarine from 1939 until his demobilisation in 1945 and participated in all of the Rubis's 28 missions. Bacchus apparently wandered on board the Rubis whilst it was docked in Cherbourg, France, in 1937 and was subsequently adopted by the whole crew as their mascot. He participated in all of the Rubis's 28 missions and often used to sleep at the foot of my father's bunk. He died on board the Rubis in June 1945 and was subsequently buried in Dunoon, Scotland. In 1943 he received the National Canine Defence League's Valiant Dog Medal, at that time the only dog to have received it.


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