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Sorry, Dorothy: Toto Gets the Axe as Kansas’ Official State Dog
Time ^ | March 14, 2012 | Erica Ho

Posted on 03/14/2012 11:53:39 AM PDT by Altariel

Toto won’t be following the yellow brick road to become Kansas’ official state dog anytime soon.

We’re not sure what Dorothy would think, but a bill that would make the cairn terrier — the breed featured as Toto in The Wizard of Oz — top dog in the state’s ensemble was effectively killed. It must be a dog-eat-dog state out there.

The animal-rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) was unhappy with the proposed bill, raising concerns over the effect on Kansas puppy mills. If the cairn terrier was made state dog, it might cause the mills to “churn out litter after litter of the breed.”

The movement for an official state dog only started in late January. Representative Ed Trimmer, who originally introduced the bill, says he plans on introducing it again next year. The state already has an official state reptile, a state bird, a the state insect and a state amphibian.

Brenda Moore, who works with the South Central Kansas Kennel Club, told the Kansas City Star that “There are a lot of dog lovers out there who would like to see Kansas have a state dog.” We’re sure you can also add Dorothy’s name to the list.

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TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: animalwhackos; cairnterrier; dog; doggieping; oz; peta; toto

1 posted on 03/14/2012 11:53:43 AM PDT by Altariel
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To: Joe 6-pack
Spare a doggie ping for Toto?


2 posted on 03/14/2012 11:55:10 AM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel

PETA needs to chill out with some KFC.


3 posted on 03/14/2012 11:56:40 AM PDT by bgill (Romney & Obama are both ineligible. A non-NBC GOP prez shuts down all ?s on Obama's admin)
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To: Altariel

Surely, Shirely, you cairn’t be series!


4 posted on 03/14/2012 11:59:30 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Altariel

Could it also have something to do with the fact that Muzzies hate dogs?


5 posted on 03/14/2012 11:59:57 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Altariel

< center>a state reptile?


6 posted on 03/14/2012 12:03:29 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Simple: Kill the terrorists, Protect (all) the borders, ridicule all the (surviving) Liberals :^)
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To: Altariel
a state reptile?

7 posted on 03/14/2012 12:04:19 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Simple: Kill the terrorists, Protect (all) the borders, ridicule all the (surviving) Liberals :^)
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To: skinkinthegrass

The Ornate Box Turtle. Funny what one remembers.


8 posted on 03/14/2012 12:16:44 PM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: Altariel

Poor kitty.


9 posted on 03/14/2012 12:50:09 PM PDT by perchprism (To those about to revolt, we salute you.)
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To: gundog
we have 'em in ky..

10 posted on 03/14/2012 1:01:16 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Simple: Kill the terrorists, Protect (all) the borders, ridicule all the (surviving) Liberals :^)
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To: Altariel

11 posted on 03/14/2012 1:04:53 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: gundog

Yes it is...

Western Meadowlark

Cottonwwood tree

Sunflower

I have no Idea how I remember that other than I married a KS girl.


12 posted on 03/14/2012 1:12:09 PM PDT by Rightly Biased (How do you say Arkanicide in Kenyan?)
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To: Altariel

Is this the only breed they think has any significance to KS? They have to go by a fictional story of 1 single dog?

Besides, I have always been a bit incredulous that Toto was a Cairn. S/He’s so dark. Almost looks like an Affenspinscher.


13 posted on 03/14/2012 1:29:28 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; Shannon; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; ...
WOOOF!

The Doggie Ping list is for FReepers who would like to be notified of threads relating to all things canid. If you would like to join the Doggie Ping Pack (or be unleashed from it), FReemail me.

14 posted on 03/14/2012 1:30:32 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: N. Theknow

Thanks.. Now that song is stuck in my head :)


15 posted on 03/14/2012 1:39:13 PM PDT by DivineMomentsOfTruth ("Give me Liberty or I'll stand up and get it for myself!")
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To: the OlLine Rebel
Besides, I have always been a bit incredulous that Toto was a Cairn. S/He’s so dark. Almost looks like an Affenspinscher.

After all, Toto was an ACTOR.

16 posted on 03/14/2012 1:42:41 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: UCANSEE2
After all, Toto was an ACTOR.

I thought they were that band that did "Rosanna."

17 posted on 03/14/2012 1:43:29 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

According to Wikipedia yes, a brindle cairn.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_(dog)

And a dark brindle could be pretty dark. From the ones I’ve seen at shows, I don’t think she was a very good example of the breed (from a show perspective) but then again, that was a long time ago and breeds change some over time.

BTW I didn’t know this, but it said that her foot was broken during filming and another dog was used for part of the film while she healed.


18 posted on 03/14/2012 1:48:13 PM PDT by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: the OlLine Rebel
If this is to be believed, Toto was a Cairn. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toto_(Oz)
19 posted on 03/14/2012 1:49:29 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: brytlea

I’m sorry, that link seems bad and I can’t seem to get it to go directly to the page, but if you will click on the “did you mean Terry (dog)” it will take you to the page. Not sure why it will not post correctly, even tho I’m cutting and pasting. Phooey.


20 posted on 03/14/2012 1:53:22 PM PDT by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: Altariel
In as much as the Greyhound Hall of Fame is located in Abilene, KS, that would seem the most logical choice to me.
21 posted on 03/14/2012 1:57:41 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: brytlea
Try this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_(dog)
22 posted on 03/14/2012 2:04:03 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Joe 6-pack

That’s curious, too. Do they have many tracks? I think of Florida when I think Greyhounds. I was shocked to find CT had GH tracks when I moved there.


23 posted on 03/14/2012 2:20:11 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Altariel
Thank you, I think I must have not cut quite all of it. Silly old fingers! Maybe my dog was typing. :) Well, here is this and I think this IS a cairn...

Sweet Cairn Face

24 posted on 03/14/2012 2:20:26 PM PDT by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: the OlLine Rebel
Dog racing used to be pretty big in KS. When I was first assigned to Ft. Riley, there was a billboard when I first entered KS announcing, "World's Fastest Canine - Abilene, KS".

I went there, and he was stuffed.

Actually, this is pretty interesting: History of Greyhound Racing in Kansas

25 posted on 03/14/2012 2:24:02 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Altariel
Toto was paid more than the Munchkins, Plus, had a dressing room.
26 posted on 03/14/2012 2:38:22 PM PDT by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: brytlea

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Cairn that dark, even at shows (been ages). Maybe it’s just the lighting!


27 posted on 03/14/2012 3:06:27 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: brytlea

That’s more like it! LOL


28 posted on 03/14/2012 3:08:03 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

There was a link with small swatches of coat colors and the dark brindle did look that dark. It may not be a popular or preferred color. I don’t see them very often, and I have to admit when I think of cairn, Toto pops into my head first. I’ve seen that darned movie too many times. :)


29 posted on 03/14/2012 3:31:47 PM PDT by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Cairns come in many colors... reds, blacks (like Toto), brindles, wheatens (blondes like mine) and even somewhat a mix. They are super dogs. Cairns are essentially “colored” Westies.


30 posted on 03/15/2012 4:41:11 AM PDT by momtothree
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