Dog Names Meaning Big Ears in Pop Culture
Our second pop culture 'big ears' dog is Snuffles, a floppy-eared, treat-loving dog from the 1960's cartoon series, Quick Draw McGraw. Our second pop culture spotlight was one of Quick Draw's compadres, Snuffles, a bloodhound who frequently assisted Quick Draw and Baba Looey but only after being given a dog biscuit. Snuffles will always be remembered for his physical response after eating his dog biscuit ... specifically, he would be seen hugging himself, springing into the air and then floating back down to earth. I don't know about you, but I certainly have had that feeling when eating a particularly yummy treat! As many of you may recall, this cartoon series was a western type of animated comedy also written by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, released in 1959 and running three seasons (until 1962) and airing forty-five 30-minute episodes. This series was set in the American old west and depicted Quick Draw (a horse character) as a sheriff who didn't always see "the forest for the trees". He had a side kick named Baba Looey, a Mexican burro, who, being the more thoughtful of the two, frequently saw the flaw in Quick Draw's plans. In his vain attempt to alert Quick Draw to the flaw, his coined response of "I don' thin' we should be doing..." was always interrupted by Quick Draw's coined response, "I'll do the 'thin-in' around here" ... only to result in some disastrous result, requiring Quick Draw to admit that he should have listened to Baba Looey in the first place!
These pop culture spotlights are cute to be sure but they're also quite educational in that they teach youngsters about many "adult" situations and emotions, helping them understand how to deal with them ... all this being done in an entertaining way in which they can relate and understand easily.