Is It a Bird? Is It a Plane? No, It’s a…Dog!

Actually it’s two dogs.

Today in 1951 Dezik and Tsygan became the first dogs to make a sub-orbital flight.

You know, my pup is an old dog now but in her gleeful youth I witnessed her achieving sub-orbital heights several times. What’s so special about Dezik and Tsygan?

Two Kentucky birthdays of interest

–          Steve Johnson, ex-UK wide receiver was born today in 1986.

–          Today in 1844, silent film actress Ruby Lafayette was born in Augusta. Ms. Lafayette appeared in about 30 films including; “The Phantom Horseman” (1924), “Beauty in Chains” (1918), “Polly of the Storm Country” (1920), and “The Yellow Dog” (1918). I’ve not seen “The Yellow Dog”. Thus, I cannot testify as whether the dog flew or not.

Drink 4cast 4 2day

Given today’s big news (dogs in the sky!) and today’s temps (93 degrees!) it makes sense to gulp a;

Flying Dog Ale

Chill.

Open.

Enjoy.

Let ‘er fly!

Cheers!

Roger

7/22/2012.

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