Friday, July 16, 2010

$35,000 for a stuffed dog named Bullet

Roy Rogers' stuffed and mounted dog, Bullet, was sold for $35,000 in New York yesterday. His horse Trigger went for $266,000! Wow.

A bit about Bullet:

Bullet The Wonder Dog was a character on the television series "The Roy Rogers Show" (1951 - 1957). In real life the German Shepherd that played Bullet had the same name, and was also a family pet that was owned by the show's married stars, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. "The Roy Rogers Show" was an action-packed Western with plenty of things for a good, honest, dog like Bullet to do. Bullet was a master at knowing who the bad guys were, and always eager to bite a gun out of their hand or to tackle them when his human partners were outnumbered. He could run alongside Roy's horse Trigger and keep up no matter where they went, but he also got to ride in Pat Brady's Jeep, Nellybelle. Bullet himself probably lost count of all times he untied Roy or Dale when they had been caught by villains, and of all the bad guys he led them to.

See pictures and read more about Bullet on Roy Rogers world.com.

3 comments:

Jenn@ You know... that blog? said...

Wow, crazy! I can't imagine you having your Bully stuffed ;)

K9-CRAZY said...

Yeah, no.

I do however think I'd make an excellent taxidermist with some training and would love to try it.

Juliette said...

I once saw a stuffed cat in a hotel curled up in the lounge on the floor - I thought it was real and just sleeping! I think it's a good way to keep your dog's memory alive (so long as not encased in glass). Great blog, thanks.