I just took on an assignment to write a podcast script, geared toward children in fourth-grade, on the topic of “Famous Horses and Dogs.”

When it comes to dogs, I’m thinking about FDR’s famous pooch Fala, Rin Tin Tin, Snoopy, Lassie, the Hound of the Baskervilles and Superman’s dog, Krypto. Wait, I forgot Huckleberry Hound and Deputy Dawg!

Deputy Dawg
Deputy Dawg
Huckleberry Hound
Huckleberry Hound

For horses, so far I’ve thought of Gen. Robert E. Lee’s famous steed Traveler, Fury, Trigger, Black Beauty, Secretariat, Seabiscuit, Pegasus and — of course, of course — Mister Ed!

I think Mister Ed had to be just about the most amazing horse ever. Yes, some of these other horses did stuff like winning the Kentucky Derby or galloping into battle, but how many of those other horses could talk? And, yes, I remember that Supergirl owned Comet the Super-Horse. Don’t believe me? Here’s visual proof:

Supergirl rides Comet the Super-Horse as her cousin Superman looks on.
Supergirl rides Comet the Super-Horse as her cousin Superman looks on.

But none of these horses or dogs had Mister Ed’s winning personality. And none of them could sing. Here’s Mister Ed singing “Empty Feed Bag Blues” —

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