Angels in the Outfield Inspired Dog Names in Pop Culture
The name George as a moniker for dogs is rather common, so it is not surprising to find many pups across the world wide web with that name. One quite heroic pup is a Jack Russell Terrier named George. This George gave his life to defend a group of children who were under attack by two Pit Bulls. George's injuries were so severe that he did not survive, but the children he defended did. George was given a posthumous award for his bravery - the Gold Medal by the People's Dispensary for Sick Animals (New Zealand). George's bravery was so profound that a statue was commissioned in his honor. That statue still stands today.
The tallest dog in the world, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, is a Great Dane known as Giant George. George held this distinction between the years of 2010 and 2012. He was seven foot, three inches tall from nose to tail, or forty-three inches at the shoulder. He weighed in at 245 pounds. George lived to be eight years old; he passed away in 2013. During his life, George was a guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show, and on the Animal Planet channel. Many individuals attribute the idea of the "Rainbow Bridge" to Giant George. When George passed away, his owners stated that he had crossed the rainbow bridge. This idea caught on with the public, and today, when pet parents lose a canine companion, they often write to George on his Facebook page and ask him to greet their pets with a smile.
Angels in the Outfield Inspired Dog Name Considerations
While there are no dogs featured in this film, there are a few associations that can be made in order to determine specific breeds that might benefit from being given a name inspired by this film. For one thing, the film is set in California. The top dogs from this state include the Beagle and the Golden Retriever. Next, the San Diego Padres temporarily sported a dog as their mascot. Bluepper was a dog-like character who represented the team from 1992 - 1994. He was dark blue, so that leads this writer to believe he might have been a Blue Heeler (Australian Cattle Dog) or a Pit Bull (some color variations are considered "blue" but are more silver in color). Bluepper was retired in 1994 due to a lack of popularity.