While settling in, heating up leftovers, and navigating the TV to watch something slightly less than completely brainless last night, we stumbled upon an old classic: The Wizard of Oz.  It had been years since I’d watched it (the Wicked Witch of the West and those damned flying monkeys used to scare the crap out of me), but I quickly remembered why this was such a great movie.  Despite the underlying message: there’s no place like home, the real reason I love this movie may have something to do with the bond between Dorothy and Toto.  When I watched the way Dorothy interacted with her loyal pooch, I couldn’t help but think about my own.  So many people equate a boy and his dog, but really, a girl’s best friend may very well be a dog rather than diamonds.  Alright, who am I kidding?  We need both.

In pop culture, Paris Hilton is often given all the credit when it comes to making your pooch the ultimate accessory.  In reality, Dorothy did all the legwork and received zero credit.  P. Hilton wasn’t the first girl to think of sticking Fido in her Fendi.  Notice Dorothy’s sassy straw tote (er… basket)?  It appears that Dorothy was way ahead of her time.

So which lovely lady really made puppy love so popular?

there truly is no place like home.




Photos via News of the World