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Hollywood has catered to our love of dogs for as far back as I can remember. From the cute and friendly to the Cugo, dogs have played a role in more pawsome movies than you can bark at. When Rick first asked me to chose a dog movie for the blogathon. Several movies came to mind, but Lady and The Tramp (1966), was the first one that popped into my head. Yes, it may be animated, but no movie has ever pulled on my leash like this wonderful Disney classic.
The tail wagging story begins on Christmas Day when Lady, an adorable little Cocker Spaniel, finds her forever home. After 9 months she begins to feel neglected after the birth of the families baby boy. But she really feels like she is in the doghouse, when Aunt Sarah and her conniving Siamese cats, come to babysit and cause nothing but trouble for Lady.
Lady, escapes with her life from the Pet Shop as Aunt Sarah, has her fitted for a muzzle. It is nothing but one adventure after another when she meets the street wise, Tramp. Their puppy love and loyalty go through many challenges, such as a dog fight, a trip to the zoo and landing in the dog pound. Some of their friends include a tough-talking pooch named Peg, voiced by Peggy Lee, who also wrote the songs. And is there any song more romantic than "Bella Notte" that will make you want to howl at the moon?