I had many requests for me to post the answer to my Wordless Wednesday “Where the Peanuts is Emma?” on my blog so I did and I also added some good Peanuts trivia! Here is a view of me at the front of the house.
If you know any Swedish, you will see the “Welcome” in Swedish on the front door. In the reflections, you can see some parts of a large building and parking ramps, if you look at the photo from yesterday, Snoopy is wearing clogs and Scandinavian gear…so where am I??? Deidre’s K9 Naturals came close, tweeting me a photo of a Swedish horse! Maria at Plexidor suggested IKEA but not which one. I am at the entrance to the IKEA Store at the Mall of America in Bloomington, MN. Even many folks from the Twin Cities have not noticed this dog house standing here. Now maybe Snoopy will get some better recognition!
Did you know Peanuts cartoon creator Charles Schulz was born and raised in Saint Paul, and lived in Minneapolis before moving to northern California. Starting in 2000, in a tribute to Schulz’s characters, 101 five-foot-tall Snoopy statues were placed throughout St. Paul, they called it Peanuts on Parade. I was totally impressed that my friend, Sugar, came real close to knowing this story! Shortly after, in 2001, more statues were displayed at the Mall of America for a summer exhibit called Charlie Brown Around Town. There were three more exhibits held at the Mall of America – in 2002: Looking for Lucy, in 2003: Linus Blankets St. Paul, in 2004: DogHouse Days of Summer. The statues were all auctioned off at the end of each summer but about 20% of them can still be found throughout the Twin Cities.
Originally, there were:
- · 101 Snoopy
- · 103 Charlie Brown
- · 109 Lucy
- · 91 Linus
- · 104 Snoopy Dog House
Maybe I will find some more and just keep on posting fun Snoopy pics 🙂
Have you noticed the change on the top of my sidebar – I finally have my very own logo!!! Yay! I am a silly, French Scent Hound, so I think it reflects me perfectly. I like to help out local friends and businesses, so I had Debbie at GloGirly Design, who is also in the Twin Cities, create it for me. She has never met me but I had Mom tell her what I wanted and she nailed it on the first try, just a small tweak and it was born! What do you think, is it me??? Woof!
One last note, I did not win the trip to BarkWorld, but I put my best paw forward and at least I tried. Thank you so much to all of you for supporting me and for helping me share my post. There is still one partial sponsorship open, but with so many entries, I am not holding my dog breath. Life goes on, and I can focus on making it to BlogPaws in Vegas next May instead.
Today I am joining 2 Brown Dawgs in the This ‘n That Thursday Blog Hop.