Devin’s Tails: Movie Titles Best Describing Pets

Clearly Tyler is embracing his superhero title.

Clearly Tyler is embracing his superhero title.

By Devin O’Branagan

I’ve previously written columns here about Tyler the Australian Shepherd who is a service dog, a therapy dog, and who works with both disabled children and military veterans. Now he is winning his battle with cancer. If a movie title were to be applied to him, it most certainly would be Superman!

As I am wont to do when I ponder these things, I asked my Facebook and Twitter friends what movie titles would best describe their furbabies. Wow! Apparently, a lot of people have given this subject a great deal of thought:

– Jessica Morris: “I think the movie title, The Usual Suspects, describes my furbabies.”

– Angie Clark says of her cats, “Marina is Psycho. Tosca is My Fair Lady. Together, they are The Mean Girls!”

– Jenny Dubois Mitchell: “Psycho! She’s a cocktail wiener (Mini Dachshund) and is very protective.”

– Barbara Anson: “When we got Tayla, it would have been Jaws. Now it’s probably Great Expectations.”

– Dee Ambrose-Stahl “Because of her approach to toys, Eve would be The Terminator, and Doc is without a doubt, Forrest Gump.”

– Lynn Blocker: “Jack never gets full, thus Hunger Games seems appropriate. Or perhaps, Puff The Magic Dragon, as he can be a little ‘special’ at times (as in he might be chewing on the funny weed).”

– Janice Green Downs: “My Aussie Quinn is The Bodyguard as no one would dare touch Mommy with him around. My puppy Shih Tzu, Harley, is Sybil…that dog has multiple personalities.”

– Debbie Brown: “It’s a Wonderful Life. This is Bailey’s registered name and describes his life pretty accurately. He sleeps on the bed with us at night, has full privileges for the furniture all day, gets to play agility with me, has monthly chiropractic adjustments, and just generally has a pretty wonderful life!”

– Susan Szollosi: “Sometimes Home Alone.”

– Dean Manning: “Not a movie title, but rather a TV title: The Golden Girls.”

– Denise Ray: “The Aristocats.”

– Julee Samuli: “One of my Aussies, Hailey, was our Kindergarten Cop. She kept an eye on all the kids in my day care, played games with them, kept everyone together on walks, made sure everyone was nice and followed the rules. And she loved on all of them.”

– Martha Kinman Fay: “It’s Complicated.”

– Rowen Moonshadow: “Our Papillion Boy, Chance, would have to be The Baby Sitter since he watches over both of us when the other is absent and gets very protective.”

– Dawn Gray: “Ghost.”

– Bridget Regan: “Wild Thing!”

– Chris Maximilian: “Rebel Without a Cause.”

– Teri L. Crawford: “French Kiss.”

– Tammy E. A Crosby: “Run Lola Run for Ginger, and Max’s would be Mad Max.”

– Lynnda Lopez: “Where the Red Fern Grows!”

– Marsh Pike asks, “Is there a movie title Make It Move?”

– Brown Eyed Catalyst: “Grumpy Old Men and Ninja Assassin.”

– Stacey Breckel: “Fast and Furious for my agility dogs.”

– Alana Sue Morgan: “While You Were Sleeping.”

– Karen Wingert Mittan: “For Mojo, Field of Dreams…provided there are dog discs flying overhead.”

– Susan Harris: “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.”

– Rhonda Barger Stephens: “Gone With The Wind.”

– Melanie Macek: “Spaceballs. These two are nuts!”

– MoonDreamer: “Dumb and Dumber.”

– Linda Spaulding: “Little Orphan Annie would describe all my dogs, because they are rescued orphans.”

– Jeanette DaBaldo: “Greatest Love.” 

Copyright © 2013 – Devin O’Branagan – All Rights Reserved

Photo of Tyler courtesy of Valorie Marks.

Devin O’Branagan is a bestselling author who writes novels about uncommon heroes. Her genres include young adult urban fantasy, paranormal thrillers, comic mysteries, and fiction about dogs and cats. She is a member of the Dog Writers Association of America, the Cat Writers’ Association, and many of her writing projects support animal rescue. Her books have been published by Simon & Schuster’s Pocket Books in English, Heyne Verlag in German, and Dogan Egmont in Turkish. All of her books are available in both print and eBook formats. Visit her website at DevinWrites.com, and check her out on Facebook and Twitter.

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