Red Riding Hood Inspired Dog Names in Pop Culture
While it seems as though the norm is for cats and dogs to despise each other, our spotlight dog for today, Reddy, is just the opposite. His best friend is a cat and together, Reddy and Ruff have lots of fun on their classic TV show Ruff and Reddy. This show is an American animated series that was a pioneer in the use of limited animation techniques. With that being said, many people thoroughly enjoyed watching Ruff (an intelligent and loyal cat) along with Reddy (a brave but slightly slow dog) go on their many adventures. The series was loosely based on the idea of Tom and Jerry; however, the major difference is that these two animals are good friends, as opposed to rivals.
Although it isn't completely clear or stated what breed of dog Reddy is, he appears to be a Bulldog, with his big cheeks and floppy ears. This breed would also match his personality, what with him being a good-natured and very brave dog who tends to be a little bit slow-witted from time to time. As far as his name goes, the creator of the show, Hanna-Barbera Productions for NBC, stated that both Ruff and Reddy were named based on their dispositions at the time of their creation; meaning that Ruff the cat is smart and steadfast, while Reddy is happy and always "Ready" to go!
Reddy's name (even though it doesn't actually mean the color red) does mean "peaceful ruler" in the Indian language. This meaning fits so well with the idea of Ruff and Reddy as their entire existence revolves around peace between cats and dogs. Additionally, Bulldogs are a tough breed that are excellent companions of the household, so this fits in all the more perfectly with the idea of who and what Reddy is. If you have a sweet little Bulldog in your home, then the name "Reddy" may be an excellent option to consider.
Without a doubt, The Ruff and Reddy series was one that truly brought joy and happiness to those who watched it. There was no aggression between the characters and they lived together happily in the same house while enjoying each other's company on many fun adventures. It is this happiness seen here that reminds us just how wonderful life can be with pets, and specifically dogs in this case, and how much fun can be had if we just take the time to find it.