HBD to the great 'Peanuts' creator, CMS 'Sparky'!

The only dog we owned during our family lifetime of raising our two daughters, Suzanne and Andrea, was our beagle, Tippy, our family pet for about 14 years.  Guess what?  We purchased Tippy in a pet store in Santa Rosa, a northern California community noted as the hometown of Charles Schulz, the creator of Snoopy and the Peanuts cartoons.

Charles Monroe Schulz, nicknamed Sparky, was an American cartoonist, best known for the comic strip Peanuts. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential cartoonists of all time, cited as a major influence by many later cartoonists.