Great People with Pets

Captain Beefheart (Don Van Vliet) walking a vacuum cleaner.
yup. gonna go there. (love this man ^.^)
Vliet penned this poem:
"You should know by the kindness of uh dogThe way a human should beYou should feel the wet wood heart of the treeWood sap pop like a frog’s eyeOpen t’ the fly ‘n the blood of the riverWhen it ripples ‘n clicks like uh waterbell‘n the elephant in his beautiful grey leather suitThough he’s wrinkled he looks smart as hell‘n the turtle’s eyes carry bags very well‘n the snake’s in shapeHe rattles like uh baby ‘wears his diamondsBetter than uh fine lady’s finger‘n his fangs are no more dangerousThan her slow aristocratic poisonAnd he plays his games on uh grass bed‘n uh monkey never had uh guilty masturbation‘n uh monkey wouldn’t shit on another’s creationAnd the fatman cries throughout all creation’cause he’s got uh cold‘n the icebear dives thru blue zero for uh frozen fish‘n the eskimo wears his hide ‘n chews his heart‘n the beautiful grey whale oils some bitches lighterSomeday I’ll have money ‘n I can frame myselfWhat uh picture I’ll be choppin’ down uh tree” (x)

(photo source: http://dangerousminds.net/)

Captain Beefheart (Don Van Vliet) walking a vacuum cleaner.

yup. gonna go there. (love this man ^.^)

Vliet penned this poem:

"You should know by the kindness of uh dog
The way a human should be
You should feel the wet wood heart of the tree
Wood sap pop like a frog’s eye
Open t’ the fly ‘n the blood of the river
When it ripples ‘n clicks like uh waterbell
‘n the elephant in his beautiful grey leather suit
Though he’s wrinkled he looks smart as hell
‘n the turtle’s eyes carry bags very well
‘n the snake’s in shape
He rattles like uh baby ‘wears his diamonds
Better than uh fine lady’s finger
‘n his fangs are no more dangerous
Than her slow aristocratic poison
And he plays his games on uh grass bed
‘n uh monkey never had uh guilty masturbation
‘n uh monkey wouldn’t shit on another’s creation
And the fatman cries throughout all creation
’cause he’s got uh cold
‘n the icebear dives thru blue zero for uh frozen fish
‘n the eskimo wears his hide ‘n chews his heart
‘n the beautiful grey whale oils some bitches lighter
Someday I’ll have money ‘n I can frame myself
What uh picture I’ll be choppin’ down uh tree” (x)

(photo source: http://dangerousminds.net/)

The many beasts of guitar legend Dick Dale!! 

1956 snap of Dick Dale rearing Blackjack his Black Morgan/Thoroughbred horse.

Feeding his pet lioness, Elsa.

Cuddling with “Jagrah”his pet Jaguar.

Now that is some fierce companionship!

Dolly Parton at home in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, 1960s
I could not find any pet names for these particular pussycats but Dolly was a spokesperson for PETA and clearly loves her furry friends!

Dolly Parton at home in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, 1960s

I could not find any pet names for these particular pussycats but Dolly was a spokesperson for PETA and clearly loves her furry friends!


Mr. Roger’s pet cat Blackberry comes to visit him on set!

I found this adorable footage of Mr. Rogers and his pet cat hanging out in the studio; it starts here around 03:55.

Mr Rogers seemed to understand the great joy animals can bring children while growing up, and also the tremendous trauma that can occur when losing a furry friend. He wrote a book called “When A Pet Dies" to help children and parents deal with the many emotions that arise during this sad event.

Truly one of the most important childhood educators of our time, and truly a great person with a pet!

This one is for my mom on her birthday: an adorable 10 month old Leonard Cohen and his first pup Kelef =)
Cohen is a professed mutt-lover, read more in an interview here!
(photo source)

This one is for my mom on her birthday: an adorable 10 month old Leonard Cohen and his first pup Kelef =)

Cohen is a professed mutt-lover, read more in an interview here!

(photo source)

More Star Trek Pets ^.^

Deforest Kelley with Cheers the schnoodle an Myrtle the turtle.

Dammit Jim, I’m a doctor not a veterinarian! 

 

Patrick Stewart takes a nap with Bella, a cat that he adopted after it was found without owner on the set of Star Trek: The Next Generation! <3

Patrick Stewart takes a nap with Bella, a cat that he adopted after it was found without owner on the set of Star Trek: The Next Generation! <3

Leonard Nimoy and pet pooch Brunhilde!

In honour of the new Star Trek Movie I set out to find some Enterprise crew with their critters. I’ve already done a post on William Shatner’s dobermansTIL that Leonard Nimoy loved ALL creatures great and small, so much so that he opened up an exotic pet store in the San Fernando Valley in 1969 dubbed “Leonard Nimoy’s Pet Pad”

Apparently Spock does have a weak point - and it’s elephants!

Rick Danko from The Band and his dapper dog Hamlet &lt;3

Rick Danko from The Band and his dapper dog Hamlet <3