My favorite celebrity dog isn’t Lassie or Scooby Doo. It isn’t Marley or Snoopy or Spuds MacKenzie or Benji. It isn’t Frasier’s Eddy or Wishbone.
Of course, it is Shadow. Not the Shadow of my book, but Shadow, the Golden Retriever, in the 1993 movie, Homeward Bound. I love his loyalty, I love his wisdom. I love his unfettered determination to make his way home to his master, Peter. He epitomizes the ideal dog.
With all that adulation, you might suspect that the Shadow in my book is named after this Shadow. But that wasn’t the case. The Shadow in my book is named after my own dog, whose name came from his behavior. After I rescued him, he followed me everywhere. My own Shadow and the celebrity Shadow do have one thing in common though. They are both very special canines.