A wonderful post on DogChannel.com remembers famed actress Lauren Bacall for her lifelong love of dogs and features many great photographs of Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, and a variety of pampered pooches.
“I was always a dog yearner. I didn’t have a dog growing up in the city with a working mother. As an only child, I yearned for someone to talk to,” Bacall tells Glenn Close in an interview on BogieOnline. “When I was sixteen, we got a champagne-colored Cocker Spaniel and named him “Droopy”. He was very male. From the first moment, he was very possessive of me. All my dogs have been possessive of me. We eventually mated Droopy and kept one of his girl puppies, Puddle. I went to Los Angeles for a screen test when I was eighteen years old. My mother followed me out later. The dogs came, too.”
There’s even a video by Glenn Close that focuses on Bacall’s relationship with her beloved Papillon, Sophie.
Bacall’s work on the stage and screen will live for a long time, but it also great to remember the woman and her devotion to her dogs.