The things you learn when writing a blog. So today is the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby – that famous American horse race where humans drink mint juleps and wear funny hats. So of course I had to see if there was ANY connection to dogs and the Run for the Roses. And here is what I found…
I found this cute video with Jimmy Fallon :
And then I found out about Jim the Wonder dog. Never hear of him? Me either. Jim was a Llewelyn Setter who lived from 1925-1937. And apparently, Jim had an uncanny ability to “predict” things. He could predict the sex of an unborn child and the winner of the Kentucky Derby – which he did 7 times in a row! The Director of the Veterinary School at the University of Missouri even tested Jim and said he had unique talents for predicting things. In 1999, a statue of Jim was erected in a park in Marshall, Missouri where Jim died. Here is more info about the interesting things that Jim did.
OK, Disney, do I see a Jim the Wonder Dog movie coming soon?!
So that’s a few dog related connections to the Derby. Now excuse me while I go and race Einstein to the treat jar.
Have a good one! Peace and paws up!
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