Monday, April 23, 2012

T is for Toto

Welcome to the A to Z Blogging Challenge where I will post on a word
featuring a different letter of the alphabet each day of the month of April.
My theme for this challenge is Animals on TV and Film.

Toto - "The Wizard of Oz"

THE STORY: Dorothy longs for a place over the rainbow and ends up in the Wonderful Land of Oz. It's beautiful and magical but there's no place like home.

ABOUT TOTO: Toto is the catalyst of everything that happens. He gets taken by Miss Gulch and Dorothy has to run away to keep Toto safe. It's his fault Dorothy wasn't in the storm cellar when the cyclone came. Toto led the Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion to the witch's castle so they could rescue Dorothy. He's also the one that caused Dorothy to miss the balloon ride with the Wizard, thus allowing Glinda, the Good Witch of the North, to show her the lesson of the ruby slippers. Now that's some dog!


  1. Oh I like your twist on the movie theme thing for A-Z! SO MANY people are doing movies, but you are the first person I've stumbled across focusing specifically on the animals. So refreshing!
    Happy last week of A-Z!
    ~AJ @

  2. AJ: Thanks for stopping by! Movies are fun and so are animals. And of course Toto is truly amazing! Happy blogging. It's our last week.

  3. Toto is one awesome sidekick. I'm glad Miss Gulch didn't do him in. I mean who would have found the "real" wizard if Toto had stayed in Kansas?

  4. I had no idea until I wrote this post that Toto was so instrumental to the plot! Brilliant writing. And the casting of Judy Garland was Divine Intervention!

  5. One of my favorite cinematic pooches! I've seen this movie a couple dozen times - I love when he goes after Margaret Hamilton!

  6. Craig: Yes, Toto ROCKED that movie. Miss Gulch/Wicked Witch SHOULD be scared!