A Movie Dog Misbehaves
Although some folks are unhappy that there will be no fireworks this July 4, the dogs of Santa Barbara are jumping for joy. Which brings to mind a movie dog named Peter who was jumping around in Santa Barbara back in 1914. He jumped into the lake, during the filming of a "Flying A" movie at Laguna Blanca in Hope Ranch, when he wasn't supposed to.
As part of the action in the film, an actor, who was Peter's owner and trainer in real life, was thrown into the lake. Peter, who, like some people, had trouble differentiating between Real Life and Art (or Real Life and Reel Life) jumped into the lake and "rescued" his owner, thereby spoiling the take. Oops! Bad dog! (Peter is on the left.)