Tag archive: dogs

Max’s Dogs – Toto

The fictional terrier Toto was created in 1900 as the pet of Dorothy Gale in Frank Baum’s book, The Wizard of Oz. In the later movie starring Judy Garland, Toto although referred to as male, was played by a female Cairn terrier called Terry.

One of movie history’s most memorable lines is spoken to the terrier when Judy Garland, as Dorothy, is somewhat alarmed at the strange land in which she has found herself and says: ‘Toto – I have a feeling that we’re not in Kansas any more’.

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Miscellany April

First an editorial confession. We’ve been in Oz, but no, there’s no ball tampering copy here, just this:

Condom machine graffiti: ‘ For refund, insert baby here’.

Aussies are not so much a weird as a witty mob at times. Where some residents with dogs might put up a sign saying ‘Beware of dog’, others choose to let passers-by know with much more precision. Take this for example:  ‘My dog can make it to the fence in 2.8 seconds. Can you?’

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