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Kerberos Theme: Dogs from Literature, History and Mythology

Proposed Name Description Citation Notes
K.1 Laika A Soviet space dog who became one of the first animals in space, and the first animal to orbit the Earth. britannica.com This was an extremely popular write-in candidate for the Historic Explorers theme. We believe that she fits in well with the theme for Kerberos.
K.2 Strelka With Belka, she spent a day in space aboard Sputnik 5 before safely returning to Earth. They were the first Earth-born creatures to go into orbit and return alive. Animals in Space: From Research Rockets to the Space Shuttle, by Colin Burgess and Chris Dubbs; Springer Praxis Books; 2007. ISBN-13: 978-0387360539. See books.google.com/ books?id=xSdHVIpsrKkC This was another extremely popular write-in candidate for the Historic Explorers theme. We believe she fits in well with the theme for Kerberos.
K.3 Belka With Strelka, she spent a day in space aboard Sputnik 5 before safely returning to Earth. They were the first Earth-born creatures to go into orbit and return alive. Animals in Space: From Research Rockets to the Space Shuttle, by Colin Burgess and Chris Dubbs; Springer Praxis Books; 2007.
ISBN-13: 978-0387360539. See books.google.com/ books?id=xSdHVIpsrKkC
See above.
K.4 Toto The fictional dog who belonged to Dorothy Gale and accompanied her during her visits to Oz in the series of novels by L. Frank Baum. britannica.com Names associated with Dorothy Gale and the Oz books were extremely popular in the voting. Toto fits in well with the Kerberos naming theme.
K.5 Jip Dog belonging to Dr. Doolittle in the series of children's novels by Hugh Lofting, first published in 1920. The Story of Doctor Dolittle, by Hugh Lofting. See books.google.com/ books?id=7UxUkGUnd1YC  
K.6 Petey Pit bull with a circle around one eye, from the "Our Gang" film shorts of the 1920s and 1930s, produced by Hal Roach. A History of the Hal Roach Studios, by
Richard Lewis Ward; Southern Illinois University Press, 2006. ISBN-10: 0809327279. See books.google.com/ books?id=dY4-pWxOzD0C
 
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