Friday, May 11, 2012

Smoky Yorkie Doodle Dandy

We have talked about SMOKY the famous war dog and his owner Bill Wynne before.  And if you still have not read book,  Yorkie Doodle Dandy: A Memoir get it!

Bill sent this clipping to me today.  Photographed when Smoky made an appearance in Chicago at the  Anti Cruelty Society in May of 1946.

 The Cleveland Metroparks developed a spectacular setting for a memorial, dedicated to Smoky the war-dog hero, of World War II.

A circular, dark-pink patio is surrounded by lawn and greenery. Already, as a sentinel at attention, stands a gleaming, aluminum flagpole, posted in the former plain of trees and grass.
An expanded parking lot, paved and marked, provides easy access to visitors. Alongside the memorial site, is a multi-purpose trail, designed for walkers, cyclists and joggers.

The Smoky and Dogs of All Wars Memorial is located on Valley Parkway, in the Rocky Reservation of The Cleveland Metroparks, Lakewood, Ohio — 1.25 miles south of the Detroit Avenue Bridge entrance to The Metroparks.

Bill has two Yorkies these days and keeps up a blog, Yorkie Doodle Dandy!


bird aviary said...

That is really cool! Nice post.

debbie53dog said...

Hi Derrick, I sent this once but I guess it didn't go through. Here is something you may like to read. It's about a little Terrier that saved his owners life. Thanks, Debbie Crandell