Hijacked by gangstas

Spanky, Alfalfa, Buckwheat and Darla are to blame

Do you know how sometimes you look for something on the Web and you end up down a much different path an hour or two later? That’s me this afternoon. I was looking at dog breeds on Yahoo Pets because I was trying to identify the breed of a dog that accosted me while I was out for a walk this morning. I ended up reading about the old “Our Gang” a.k.a. “The Little Rascals” series on Wikipedia.

This little dog came running out the front door of a house as I was walking by this morning. A man in his pajamas was calling after the dog. I think he called the dog “Ricky.” That’s kind of a strange dog name isn’t it? The dog headed right for me and it just appeared to be very friendly so I reached down and petted it for a couple of seconds before walking on. I don’t know exactly what breed it was. It looked kind of like a Pomeranian but then it also could be a Lhasa Apso. I haven’t a clue.

But reading about dogs I thought of Nipper, the RCA dog. I had always heard it was an American Pit Bull Terrier but the article I read said that wasn’t likely because it was born in England. According to the Wikipedia article I read, Nipper was a mixed breed of bull terrier and fox terrier.

Then I got interested in another pit bull, none other than Petey of the Little Rascals. So I read about Petey and then started reading about the various actors and what happened to them. I don’t think I ever knew that Alfalfa was shot and killed in 1959. The article I read said the killing was considered justifiable homicide because Alfalfa pulled a knife on the person who killed him.

All of that just trying to find out what kind of dog Ricky might be. Ricky? I just don’t know about that name.

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