Saturday, September 15, 2012

Happy Gotcha Day Rin Tin Tin

94 years ago today a US Air Force WWI pilot was searching through the rubble of a bombed out German Airfield in France when he discovered a litter of German Shepherd puppies.  The pilot, whose name was Lee Duncan, adopted two of the puppies, a male and a female.  Sadly the female, Nanette, died shortly thereafter, but the male, went onto become the most famous canine film star of all time---Rin Tin Tin. 

Happy Gotcha Day to Rin Tin Tin! 

If you want to read our other posts on Rinty, here are the links

Rin Tin Tin The Life and The Legend-Book Review

Historical Hounds-Rin Tin



  1. Oh Rin Tin Tin! I didn't know anything about his story! Have a great weekend!

  2. We too didn't know anything about this story. Nice one! Have a lovely Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. Excellent, how on earth did you know this? Brilliant!

  4. Over at, we're currently hosting a read-along of Susan Orlean's "Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend." We're going to have a discussion of the book at the end of the month. Have you read it? We would LOVE if you'd come and join in! The book is SO good!

  5. Hi Y'all!

    Just wanted to hop on by and see how y'all are doin'. Hope y'all have a wonderful and safe weekend!

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  6. I didn't know about Rin Tin Tin but what an amazing woofie! Thank you for sharing the story!!

  7. Thats a trillion years ago. Good story
    Benny & Lily