Citations:Lassie

English citations of Lassie

Proper noun: a work of fiction starring LassieEdit

  • 1998 November 6, PJ <pjetniko@newvenus.slv.vic.gov.au>, “Re: BAXTER”, in alt.cult-movies, Usenet[1], message-ID <71u0qm$8jv$1@nnrp1.dejanews.com>:
    This was one of the pleasantest surprizes I've ever had out of a film [BAXTER]. [...] It's like Lassie written by The Marquis De Sade with narration by Celine. In fact it must have been the voice of the dog that got me. It's like an old world weary man, nothing like the loveable kid's voice I was dreading.

a series of books (explicit)Edit

  • 1999 September 13, Summer S. Wilson <NOSPAMcollectonian@mindspring.com>, “Lassie Book auctions”, in alt.animals.dogs.collies.open-forum, Usenet[2], message-ID <7rhtd1$emj$1@nntp8.atl.mindspring.net>:
    I hope you guys don't think I'm trying to spam, but I thought you might be interested in my latest auctions which currently includes 2 Lassie books. I'm debating the adding of one or two Terhunes as well (desperation for money is seriously fighting with my love for my collection) =| I'm also going to be adding more dog books as well.
  • 2001 April 24, LandonEx <landonex@aol.comnospamno>, “O/T: Dog killer ordered to read 'Lassie'”, in alt.gossip.celebrities, Usenet[3], message-ID <20010424165054.08799.00000844@ng-mk1.aol.com>:
    A man who pleaded guilty to skinning and beheading a dog was sentenced to three years probation and ordered to read the "Lassie" books.
  • 2001 April 25, V.M. Bülles <vera.bulles@raketnet.nl>, “Re: Man who beheaded dog is sentenced to reading `Lassie'”, in alt.pets.dogs.labrador, Usenet[4], message-ID <7FXyRCWzAHA.387@asd24-aux-005.raketnet.nl>:
    This is really unbelievable. On their high heels they dare to speak about Jeffrey Dahmer. And after that all they do is make the fellon read Lassie. Some judges seem to have lost it totally. Slaughtering an animal like that still is not so bad obviously, they naturally want to give the guy a chance to start on humans first, and then they take action. Or will they? Took years to catch Dahmer...when it was too late.

a series of movies (explicit)Edit

  • 2007 August 5, Wiseguy <epwise@yahoo.com>, “Re: Very Good Sign "The Simpsons" Movie is a Bomb - - - >”, in alt.tv.simpsons, rec.arts.tv, Usenet[5], message-ID <Xns9983CD79CEB87epwiseyahoocom@66.150.105.47>:
    Still ANOTHER series called "Meiken Lassie" (Famous Dog Lassie) was an anime series produced in Japan which ran for 26 episodes. Based on the book "Lassie Come Home." (as was the 1943 and 2006 Lassie movies) it had no connection with any of the previous series.

"Lassie" TV showEdit

  • 1998 November 29, Audrey Roget <audrey_roget@yahoo.com>, “NEW: The Shirt (7/10”, in alt.tv.x-files.creative, Usenet[6], message-ID <19981129222207.27389.rocketmail@send206.yahoomail.com>:
    I resume my place on the couch, and soon I hear Scully’s breathing deepen. Lazily flipping channels, I come across some soft porn on the cable. Not with Scully in the same room. Shit. Maybe there’s a ‘Lassie’ rerun somewhere. Women’s beach volleyball championship. Aerosmith video. Baywatch. Partridge Family. God, I used to lust after Lori. Her and the short-skirted Brady girls. Larry King interviewing Julianne Moore.

"Lassie" TV show (explicit)Edit

  • 2004 January 21, StudeBob <studebobNOSPAM@clearskye.net>, “Re: OT Teachers are overpaid! Bob K and P (for your wives and all teachers)”, in alt.autos.studebaker, Usenet[7], message-ID <fb95a04639b2bb369f1c5a58df68bcc0@news.teranews.com>:
    Sadly, most families have to have two incomes to make ends meet nowdays. The idealized life of old TV shows like Father knows best and Lassie, where mom stayed "in her place" isn't a viable reality any more.
  • 2009 February 14, peterrabbit455@gmail.com <peterrabbit455@gmail.com>, “Re: for just a second...”, in alt.timothy.sutter, alt.discordia, Usenet[8], message-ID <90de9e7b-0189-43e5-8597-8c648c1f4cb4@n21g2000vba.googlegroups.com>:
    Lassie is an American television series that follows the adventures of a female rough collie named Lassie and her companions, human and animal.

Proper noun: the fictional dogEdit

a character of booksEdit

  • 1991 February 22, Paula Repman <paula@hp-vcd.HP.COM>, “Dog Story?”, in alt.folklore.urban, Usenet[9], message-ID <640034@hp-vcd.HP.COM>:
    Is the time-honored "Lassie"-type story truth or legend? I'm talking about stories where a dog (or cat) runs off on a cross-country journey, family searches to no avail and must continue on their journey. Then, months later, the animal turns up at home, hundreds of miles from where it was lost. When I was a child reading "Lassie Come Home", I accepted every word, but since I've had my eyes opened by this group - ???????????

a character of books (explicit)Edit

  • 2007 August 5, Wiseguy <epwise@yahoo.com>, “Re: Very Good Sign "The Simpsons" Movie is a Bomb - - - >”, in alt.tv.simpsons, rec.arts.tv, Usenet[10], message-ID <Xns9983CD79CEB87epwiseyahoocom@66.150.105.47>:
    Still ANOTHER series called "Meiken Lassie" (Famous Dog Lassie) was an anime series produced in Japan which ran for 26 episodes. Based on the book "Lassie Come Home." (as was the 1943 and 2006 Lassie movies) it had no connection with any of the previous series.

a character of television and movies (explicit)Edit

  • 1993 December 31, Richard Carter <richard.carter@loebbs.com>, “Lassie Question”, in rec.arts.tv, Usenet[11], message-ID <7726.342.uupcb@loebbs.com>:
    I believe that the 6th descendant of the original Lassie (which would make this Lassie #7) will be seen in a soon-to-be-released movie.
    In real life, all the Lassies have been male.
    The character played by Lassie has usually been female. I not certain about the movie's title, but Lassie played a male in _Courage of Lassie_ with a young Elizabeth Taylor. The reason for using male collies is that they have better coats.
  • 1995 May 11, Bruce Daniel Haag <haagb@hall106.its.rpi.edu>, “Re: Lassie's sex”, in rec.arts.movies, Usenet[12], message-ID <3ota7k$s0e@usenet.rpi.edu>:
    Lassie was a bitch (female dog), but all the dogs that have played her in the movies were male.
  • 1997 October 30, Doug Tricarico <trike@ix.netcom.com>, “Re: Are certain breeds perceived as "male" or "female"?”, in rec.pets.dogs.breeds, Usenet[13], message-ID <63aev6$ei5@dfw-ixnews11.ix.netcom.com>:
    ...who knows Lassie was played by males, the most famous cross-dressers in Hollywood.
  • 2007 August 5, Wiseguy <epwise@yahoo.com>, “Re: Very Good Sign "The Simpsons" Movie is a Bomb - - - >”, in alt.tv.simpsons, rec.arts.tv, Usenet[14], message-ID <Xns9983CD79CEB87epwiseyahoocom@66.150.105.47>:
    Still ANOTHER series called "Meiken Lassie" (Famous Dog Lassie) was an anime series produced in Japan which ran for 26 episodes. Based on the book "Lassie Come Home." (as was the 1943 and 2006 Lassie movies) it had no connection with any of the previous series.
  • 2009 February 14, peterrabbit455@gmail.com <peterrabbit455@gmail.com>, “Re: for just a second...”, in alt.timothy.sutter, alt.discordia, Usenet[15], message-ID <90de9e7b-0189-43e5-8597-8c648c1f4cb4@n21g2000vba.googlegroups.com>:
    Lassie is an American television series that follows the adventures of a female rough collie named Lassie and her companions, human and animal.

a femaleEdit

  • 1996, Alan M. Beck, Aaron Honori Katcher, Between pets and people: the importance of animal companionship, 2, reviewed, illustrated edition, Purdue University Press, →ISBN, page 173:
    Needless to say, no dog is like Lassie; even Lassie is not like Lassie. If she is the American image of what is expected of our dogs, then it is not surprising that some real dogs do not remain in homes as cherished pets but are routinely abandoned or surrendered to animal shelters.

a female (explicit)Edit

  • 1993 December 31, Richard Carter <richard.carter@loebbs.com>, “Lassie Question”, in rec.arts.tv, Usenet[16], message-ID <7726.342.uupcb@loebbs.com>:
    I believe that the 6th descendant of the original Lassie (which would make this Lassie #7) will be seen in a soon-to-be-released movie.
    In real life, all the Lassies have been male.
    The character played by Lassie has usually been female. I not certain about the movie's title, but Lassie played a male in _Courage of Lassie_ with a young Elizabeth Taylor. The reason for using male collies is that they have better coats.
  • 1995 May 11, Bruce Daniel Haag <haagb@hall106.its.rpi.edu>, “Re: Lassie's sex”, in rec.arts.movies, Usenet[17], message-ID <3ota7k$s0e@usenet.rpi.edu>:
    Lassie was a bitch (female dog), but all the dogs that have played her in the movies were male.
  • 1997 October 30, Doug Tricarico <trike@ix.netcom.com>, “Re: Are certain breeds perceived as "male" or "female"?”, in rec.pets.dogs.breeds, Usenet[18], message-ID <63aev6$ei5@dfw-ixnews11.ix.netcom.com>:
    ...who knows Lassie was played by males, the most famous cross-dressers in Hollywood.
  • 1999 January 25, Theresa Willis <twillis@sound.net>, “My Dog Wears Women's Clothes!!!!11!”, in alt.religion.kibology, Usenet[19], message-ID <36ad7ef6.914516@news.sound.net>:
    Then, he tore one of his paw pads Saturday, chasing down a frisbee. Now I have little bloody footprints on my deck. Best Beloved helped me clean him up, applied a bandage and then used one of my old socks to hold it on. Help! My dog wears women's clothes!
    Actually, Harlan would like you to know that as it took lots of blue nylon tape to hold the sock on, he would now like to be known as "Blue Paw, Scourge of the Seven Seas". Also, it is Lassie (not himself) who is the Ru Paul of dogs.
  • 1999 May 6, Gerald Kohler <gkohler@worldnet.att.net>, “Is Lassie a Female Impersonator”, in 3do.bad-attitude, Usenet[20], message-ID <7gt567$e8a$1@bgtnsc03.worldnet.att.net>:
    HOLLYWOOD: Lassie, the famous television and movie star, has been accused of being a female impersonator by Rev. Billy Wacko, head of the Jihad for Jesus.
    "Lassie is a female character that has been played by a male," Wacko claimed.
    Wacko backed up his claims about Lassie's dubious gender by pointing out the dog has exceedingly long colorful hair, and long eyelashes.
    Lassie's fans were not surprised by the revelation. "There had been rumors for years that she was really a he, or vice versa," said one fan.
  • 2001 March 1, Tony Houghton <tony@realh.co.uk>, “Re: another joke”, in uk.people.support.cfs-me, Usenet[21], message-ID <slrn99smm0.8a.tony@realh.co.uk>:
    Two people were out walking their dogs in a park, and the dogs started making friends with each other, so the owners stopped for a chat too. Inevitably the conversation was mostly about their dogs. One of them had a lovely female collie, just like Lassie, while the other one was a big black monster of unknown breed with drool constantly hanging out of its mouth; at the moment it was dripping all over the nice collie.
  • 2009 February 14, peterrabbit455@gmail.com <peterrabbit455@gmail.com>, “Re: for just a second...”, in alt.timothy.sutter, alt.discordia, Usenet[22], message-ID <90de9e7b-0189-43e5-8597-8c648c1f4cb4@n21g2000vba.googlegroups.com>:
    Lassie is an American television series that follows the adventures of a female rough collie named Lassie and her companions, human and animal.

a collieEdit

  • 1968, Jay Haley; Lynn Hoffman, Techniques of family therapy:
    You'd like a Lassie dog? I don't blame you. eliza: I would like a little dog. dr. w.: What would you like, a spitz? You know, a spitz, the little white fuzzy ones? (Pause.) Or a beagle, how about a beagle?

a collie (explicit)Edit

  • 1993 December 31, Richard Carter <richard.carter@loebbs.com>, “Lassie Question”, in rec.arts.tv, Usenet[23], message-ID <7726.342.uupcb@loebbs.com>:
    I believe that the 6th descendant of the original Lassie (which would make this Lassie #7) will be seen in a soon-to-be-released movie.
    In real life, all the Lassies have been male.
    The character played by Lassie has usually been female. I not certain about the movie's title, but Lassie played a male in _Courage of Lassie_ with a young Elizabeth Taylor. The reason for using male collies is that they have better coats.
  • 2001 March 1, Tony Houghton <tony@realh.co.uk>, “Re: another joke”, in uk.people.support.cfs-me, Usenet[24], message-ID <slrn99smm0.8a.tony@realh.co.uk>:
    Two people were out walking their dogs in a park, and the dogs started making friends with each other, so the owners stopped for a chat too. Inevitably the conversation was mostly about their dogs. One of them had a lovely female collie, just like Lassie, while the other one was a big black monster of unknown breed with drool constantly hanging out of its mouth; at the moment it was dripping all over the nice collie.
  • 2002 April 3, Stephanie Gelman <s.gelman@[remove_this]snet.net>, “Re: Dogs-to-order”, in rec.pets.dogs.behavior, Usenet[25], message-ID <cWBq8.10726$%G3.2892006467@newssvr10.news.prodigy.com>:
    Her coloring is almost exactly like Lassie so I get people coming up to me all the time saying "what a beautiful dog! Is she a purebred Collie?"

a long-haired collieEdit

  • 1994 May 10, Michelle Duncan <micki@novell.com>, “Re: What Kind of Dog is That?”, in rec.pets.dogs, Usenet[26], message-ID <1994May10.101635.14419@novell.com>:
    Being the owner of a smooth collie has a couple of drawbacks - one of them is dealing with insenstive jerks who feel the need to point out how large Scouts nose is. The other is dealing with ignorant people who think all collies have look like Lassie. grrrrr.

a long-haired collie (explicit)Edit

  • 1990 October 30, Kathy Vineyard <kathyv@crg5.UUCP>, “Smooth Collie puppy for sale”, in rec.pets, Usenet[27], message-ID <20305@crg5.UUCP>:
    The Smooth Collie is EXACTLY the same breed as the Rough Collie but has a short easy-to-care-for coat. I feel the Smooth Collie is the ideal family dog in today's "rush-rush but quality" world, as you get the wonderful loyalty and intelligence of the Collie but don't have to spend hours grooming them. In fact, this little girl's father is a Rough Collie (yes, he looks just like Lassie).
  • 2001 February 22, Betsy Stocksdale <batsee@erols.com>, “Re: Rough Coat Collie?”, in alt.animals.dogs.collies.open-forum, Usenet[28], message-ID <9725gb$evu$1@bob.news.rcn.net>:
    It's a long haired collie, the kind of collie "Lassie" was, as opposed to a smooth collie, which has short hair.
  • 2001 February 21, The Carrolls <carroll@dundee.net>, “Re: Rough Coat Collie?”, in alt.animals.dogs.collies.open-forum, Usenet[29], message-ID <zTal6.758$Hg.92502@monger.newsread.com>:
    The Rough collie is the collie like Lassie--with a long, heavy mane.
  • 2007 September 12, Will in New Haven <bill.reich@taylorandfrancis.com>, “Re: A dog's outlook on life”, in talk.origins, Usenet[30], message-ID <1189646035.435237.309080@22g2000hsm.googlegroups.com>:
    A few generations ago Dobermans had the same rep. Not only that, there WERE attacks and documented ones. And Dobermans are much more easily identified than Pitts. Lots of dogs with no relation to Pit Bulls get reported as Pitts if they attack someone. Before Dobermans, German Shepherds had the same rep. And before that, quite long ago, Collies, by which they meant Rough Collies like Lassie, had it.
  • 2007 December 18, Adam H. Kerman <ahk@chinet.com>, “Re: Wrigley Field Sale”, in chi.general, Usenet[31], message-ID <fk8l0p$buo$1@aioe.org>:
    For some reason, some people call Shelties "toy collies", but they are not miniaturized versions of collies. A collie like Lassie is a "rough collie"; the long hair is referred to as a rough coat. There are also short-haired collied "smooth coats", same personality but don't shed, rather funny-looking dogs, variation in the same breed.
  • 2009 February 14, peterrabbit455@gmail.com <peterrabbit455@gmail.com>, “Re: for just a second...”, in alt.timothy.sutter, alt.discordia, Usenet[32], message-ID <90de9e7b-0189-43e5-8597-8c648c1f4cb4@n21g2000vba.googlegroups.com>:
    Lassie is an American television series that follows the adventures of a female rough collie named Lassie and her companions, human and animal.

a beautiful dog (explicit)Edit

  • 2002 April 3, Stephanie Gelman <s.gelman@[remove_this]snet.net>, “Re: Dogs-to-order”, in rec.pets.dogs.behavior, Usenet[33], message-ID <cWBq8.10726$%G3.2892006467@newssvr10.news.prodigy.com>:
    Her coloring is almost exactly like Lassie so I get people coming up to me all the time saying "what a beautiful dog! Is she a purebred Collie?"

a lovely dog (explicit)Edit

  • 2001 March 1, Tony Houghton <tony@realh.co.uk>, “Re: another joke”, in uk.people.support.cfs-me, Usenet[34], message-ID <slrn99smm0.8a.tony@realh.co.uk>:
    Two people were out walking their dogs in a park, and the dogs started making friends with each other, so the owners stopped for a chat too. Inevitably the conversation was mostly about their dogs. One of them had a lovely female collie, just like Lassie, while the other one was a big black monster of unknown breed with drool constantly hanging out of its mouth; at the moment it was dripping all over the nice collie.

one who has a particular barkEdit

  • 2001 September 7, Drew <nospam@home.com>, “Re: trading BFD via FTP”, in alt.music.mike-keneally, Usenet[35], message-ID <W66m7.88602$K6.36066227@news2>:
    Max makes about a thousand different sounds. Yodels, yelps, has a lassie bark-sounds just like Lassie. Has special sounds for when he sees bunnies, one for squirrels too.

one who has a particular tail (explicit, not inferred)Edit

  • 1999 April 28, Paws <puppylicks@playful.com>, “"Canie Master & Bitchslave" - an erotic tale for females to read, IF YO DARE”, in alt.sex.stories, alt.sex.bestiality, alt.sex.bondage, alt.sex.wanted, Usenet[36], message-ID <37269077.13783412@news.newsfeeds.com>:
    [...] your ass will be filled with a large plug designed with a Lassie-like tail.

one who exhibits a level of intelligence (explicit, not inferred)Edit

  • 1986, Stephen R. Lankton, Carol H. Lankton, Enchantment and intervention in family therapy: training in Ericksonian approaches, Psychology Press, →ISBN, page 224:
    You know, if my son loses a sock, it is better that I help him find the sock because he doesn't even remember we had a sock. My son lost his crayons the other day. He's pretty smart. He's like Lassie a little bit. He is at the stage where you can say, "Lassie, where did you put your bowl," and Lassie will go find it. He is at that stage now. But the thing was Carol took the crayons away from him and was talking on the phone and put them in her "outbox" on the desk and forgot where she put them.
  • 2000 April 26, Mary Holmes Dague <dagues@epix.net>, “Re: Dog”, in alt.support.tinnitus, Usenet[37], message-ID <L7DN4.1711$7J1.127384@news1.epix.net>:
    These dogs would get me if the doorbell rang. Now matter where I was in the house, they would would find me and sort of like Lassie, point the way.

an empathic dog (explicit)Edit

  • 2001 January 31, Ally <noway@hosay.com>, “Re: (OT) Dog Breed Test-Mucho Fun”, in alt.folklore.ghost-stories, Usenet[38], message-ID <Yf0e6.12363$BU4.21320@news1.blktn1.nsw.optushome.com.au>:
    No bones about it, you're a loyal, nurturing Collie. A sensitive breed, you're always approachable and very in tune with others' feelings - just like Lassie!

an exemplar dogEdit

  • 1997, Remedia Publications, In the News[39], volume 1, Remedia Publications, page 13:
    He has been called the "Lassie of the '90's," and, he is really a she. She is the 4-year-old Chihuahua named Gidget who stars in the Taco Bell commercials.
  • 2000 May 3, Selim Levy <s8101006@ms2.cc.ntu.edu.tw>, “Re: <OT> Come on u nerds”, in comp.lang.c, Usenet[40], message-ID <390F0963.529EBAB2@ms2.cc.ntu.edu.tw>:
    Oh please, spare us this. This is UseNET -- what you say is who you are. I'm Superman, my best friend is Batman and my dog is Lassie...
  • 2000 May 22, Krin Collins <krincollins@hotmail.com>, “Re: Testing and Tests”, in alt.support.diabetes, Usenet[41], message-ID <igmW4.645$RO1.106541@nntp3.onemain.com>:
  • I hate being left behind, so often when I felt like hell, I'd slow down to a snail's pace, but I would seldom stop to rest. It was too depressing to be alone, plus my dog didn't like it & would wear herself out running the 1/4-1/2 mile up the mountain to my friend, and then turning to run back to me, anxious about the separation. Poor gal. She is like Lassie or something. But at age 12, she's not up to that sort of running in the mountains.
  • 2003, Jon Macks, How to Be Funny: The One and Only Practical Guide for Every Occasion, Situation, and Disaster (no Kidding), Simon and Schuster, →ISBN, page 165:
    Talking about your little Cindy is fascinating. Next time, could we talk about your pets? I bet your dog is the Lassie of the neighborhood.

an idealized dogEdit

  • 1995 November 25, <ljg1@ix.netcom.com>, “Re: Advice needed on a guard dog and children”, in rec.pets.dogs.breeds, Usenet[42], message-ID <497bp2$pji@ixnews4.ix.netcom.com>:
    Dogs are social animals. Humans seem to think that a dog can spend 8-12 hours per day unsupervised and then return home to a dog that behaves like Lassie and has magically picked up dog manners, devotion and perfect canine behavior. This is no more likely to happen with your dog than a child.
  • 1996, Alan M. Beck, Aaron Honori Katcher, Between pets and people: the importance of animal companionship, 2, reviewed, illustrated edition, Purdue University Press, →ISBN, page 173:
    Needless to say, no dog is like Lassie; even Lassie is not like Lassie. If she is the American image of what is expected of our dogs, then it is not surprising that some real dogs do not remain in homes as cherished pets but are routinely abandoned or surrendered to animal shelters.
  • 2000 August 1, Mickey W <mickeyw@mindspring.com>, “Re: What a GOOD dog..ref: Lassie”, in rec.pets.dogs.behavior, Usenet[43], message-ID <3986d6d3.7970464@news.mindspring.com>:
    What a good dog....you know there will never be another dog like Lassie though. Lassie could run up to Timmy and bark one time....Timmy would say..."What's that Lassie?" "You say Granpa was plowing over in the south forty, and the tractor turned over on him, and broke his leg, and you have already applied a splint and want me to get a hold of ole "Doc?" " <pat on head> "Good dog Lassie".
  • 2002 November 2, David Cohen <sammiesdad@earthlink.net>, “Re: night of gouls”, in misc.fitness.weights, Usenet[44], message-ID <jsKw9.2467$t4.252915@newsread2.prod.itd.earthlink.net>:
    Lassie was a character in movies and on TV. He wasn't real. I see this all the time at dog parks. Idiot owners who expect all the dogs to behave like Lassie, instead of like dogs. They are clueless as to why their dog is behaving the way it is.
  • 2005 July 18, Handsome Jack Morrison <handsomejackmorrison@thedetonatorearthlink.net>, “Re: For Handsome Jack Morrison: Collars - belated reply”, in rec.pets.dogs.behavior, Usenet[45], message-ID <Xns96976906C16411878736@130.133.1.4>:
    As far as Jerry being "right" or "wrong" goes, I have never said that everything Jerry claims here is wrong. Much of it will indeed "work" (and it was "working" for other trainers/owners before Jerry was even born), provided the trainer/owner puts in the time, etc., and doesn't expect to end up with Lassie or Rin Tin Tin. It's quite possible to "train" a dog without using any formal training-method whatsoever, and the vast majority of dogs still somehow become satisfactorily trained in spite of their owners. Yes, your definition of satisfactorily may differ from mine, or from others, and some people are extremely easily satisfied

Proper noun: a name given to animalsEdit

dogsEdit

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  • 2001 July 18, J.B. <jb@email.com>, “Lassie”, in alt.animals.dogs.collies.open-forum, Usenet[46], message-ID <cHr57.37378$304.3784807@news20.bellglobal.com>:
    When I was a child, some 30 + years ago, my neighbours had a dog they said was a Collie and they called Lassie.
    This dog looked nothing like a collie to me, but anyway it was a nice dog and the girl next door was my best friend, so, although I thought it was kind of a funny name for this dog, it didn't really matter.
  • 2004 November 21, Stranger <someone@somewhere.com>, “Re: torrent sites”, in alt.bittorrent, Usenet[47], message-ID <30bd06F2uu10pU1@uni-berlin.de>:
    The password on my computer is Lassie, I named it after my dog, not sure if it will work for everyone though.

female dogsEdit

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  • 1994 February 5, Joe <fowlerj@rintintin.Colorado.EDU>, “and all the things I never knew...”, in alt.sex.bestiality, Usenet[48], message-ID <CKqsLu.D8F@cnsnews.Colorado.EDU>:
    You see my dog, Lassie, died of cancer. It was truly terrible... I felt very badly... I can barely remember all the times in which I would do nothing but take delight in her pain and how powerful I felt by making her so scared that instead of running away (which is what you think an animal in her position would do) she would try to get as close as she could (a lot of times I just threw things at her to try to scare her) and make up to me...
  • 1994 July 19, MFGUSA * SNA * (714) 434-2086 <beverly_h1@sfov1.verifone.com>, “Akita attacked my collie-need advice!”, in rec.pets.dogs, Usenet[49], message-ID <1994Jul19.105425.974@sfov1.verifone.com>:
    My 2 and a half year old female collie was bit by a 3 year old female akita that lives next door. We live in a gated community apt. complex. The incident which happened last week, was a shock to the owners. Lassie, was a few feet in front of me as we were going for our walk when the akita saw her, and bolted through their locked screen door and attacked her. Lassie never fought back. She just tried to get away. Fortunately the owner bolted out after her quickly enough that she was only able to get in one good bite.

male dogs (contraindicates male)Edit

1998
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  • 1998 March 8, Milo_M <pinick@swbell.net>, “Re: Doggie discipline (was Re: Benefits of being CF)”, in alt.support.childfree, Usenet[50], message-ID <35036380.144F@swbell.net>:
    The first was the dog I had as a child, it was a Collie. I was very young and named him "Lassie" in spite of the fact that he was a boy.

female catsEdit

1999
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  • 1999 February 19, Queen <queen@nospam.monmouth.com>, “Re: OT cats and namesakes”, in rec.crafts.textiles.quilting, Usenet[51], message-ID <36c8f21d.46761844@news.monmouth.com>:
    We now have a female cat named Ricky but she's a real pain in the neck. We also have another female cat named Lassie. My daughter has threatened to name her firstborn daughter after her. That's okay. Her name is Bambi so why not name her daughter Lassie?

Proper noun: a female given nameEdit

1999
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  • 1999 February 19, Queen <queen@nospam.monmouth.com>, “Re: OT cats and namesakes”, in rec.crafts.textiles.quilting, Usenet[52], message-ID <36c8f21d.46761844@news.monmouth.com>:
    We now have a female cat named Ricky but she's a real pain in the neck. We also have another female cat named Lassie. My daughter has threatened to name her firstborn daughter after her. That's okay. Her name is Bambi so why not name her daughter Lassie?