Dog Names Ending in 'p' in Pop Culture
As we look back on the antics in which those kids, many of whom went on to become adult actors and actresses, we find ourselves thinking about how inventive they were. The 1930's setting for this series was one of extreme poverty, limited foodstuffs, and few luxuries for citizens all over the United States, as a result of the Great Depression. We, as well as our children, never had to live through such severe times when men who had lost a great deal of money in the stock market crash were jumping off building roofs to their deaths. These kids did more with very little, utilizing their natural creativity to fashion toys and create a variety of entertainment then we, personally, ever did. How about you? And, they did it without the help of digital programming and sometimes, even without the assistance of electricity! So, were these the "good old days?" Probably not per se, but when one considers how necessary it was for survival that one's imagination needed to be put to work, using one's hands with little raw material to create something fun to do or something that made life easier, perhaps it was. How wonderful it must have been to work the brain and expand the knowledge and the margins of the world in which they lived! Does the old English proverb "Necessity is the mother of invention" mean anything to you?
Another dog with a name ending in "p" is Tulip. My Dog Tulip, based on a memoir by J.R. Ackerly is another story of dog days gone by. The memoir was written in 1956 and was based on the author's Alsatian (actually named Queenie but changed to Tulip for the film). The film was released in 2009; the animated film was directed more so at the adult audience as opposed to children.