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With apologies to Kim Manners...

January 4th, 2009 (03:50 pm)

where i am: on my own
how i am: bouncy
accompanied by: Five Man Electrical Band, Signs

It's been so long since the words were said but, do you remember when Kim Manners was quoted comparing the boys to famous dogs? And that he compared Jensen to Rin Tin Tin and Jared to Pluto?

Well, as a "dog person", that concept always appealed to me but, as time went on and I watched more and more of the boys as themselves in action -- in outtakes, interviews, or from con footage, I realized that Mr. Manners actually got it wrong.

Partially, at least.

I certainly won't dispute the Rin Tin Tin comparison for Jensen. If Kim, who knows Jensen far better than I, wants to equate Rin Tin Tin's class, loyalty, athleticism, intelligence, attentiveness, and bravery with Jensen Ackles, I'm all for it. Hell, I'll even let the photographic evidence speak for itself…

It's the Jared-to-Pluto comparison that I have a problem with though. I mean, really?

I know Jared can act cartoonish at times, but...

Uh, well, so maybe I'm not exactly proving my point here. Stick with me though, okay?

So, anyway…I don't actually blame Kim for getting it wrong. After all, he's drawing comparisons with famous dogs. Household names, if you will. But the comparison that was seeded in my brain when first seeing Jared in the season 1 SPN DVD extras (and that has been growing stronger watching footage of him over the years), was firmly rooted as "fact" once I had the pleasure of seeing Jared in person at EyeCon #1.

WTF is May going on about this time, you ask?

It's that Jared's canine equivalent is not Pluto but actually the last of my gang to introduce to you guys. And without further ado, here he is...

Voila! Cooper!

Photo by Illona Haus

Okay, so my tongue is somewhat planted in cheek here, but I'm also being quite serious. As you know, I've owned, loved and lost more than the typical number of dogs over the years and I honestly don't make these comparisons lightly or frequently. In fact, I've only ever made a similar connection once before and that was with a TV character as opposed to an actor. My beloved little guy Ranger reminded me so much of The Magnificent Seven's JD Dunne, it was both joyful and painful watching the show after Ranger died way too soon ::sniff::

So, this Jared/Cooper comparison is being made in affectionate fun but also with a lot of deliberation. And that I long ago gave Coop the nickname ginodork can be considered your first clue that they do have an awful lot in common ;).

Looks like lj isn't going to let me post this in one fell swoop, so part 2 will be up in a sec ;)


Posted by: nonniemous (nonniemous)
Posted at: January 5th, 2009 03:41 am (UTC)

ROFLOL! Again! Jensen as Rin Tin Tin! Though I agree about the cartoon dog not being real enough for Jared. I like your comparison to your Cooper much better.

Posted by: May Robinson (may7fic)
Posted at: January 5th, 2009 04:44 am (UTC)

Me too! Though I can certainly see where Kim's coming from...

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Posted by: Not Quite by Firelight (tahirire)
Posted at: January 5th, 2009 04:03 am (UTC)

I see it now. :-) N'awwwww, Jensen. :-D

Posted by: May Robinson (may7fic)
Posted at: January 5th, 2009 04:39 am (UTC)
Dean Facepalm

Glad you found it. I clearly had a doh! moment ::facepalm::

And, yeah, if Kim thinks Jensen is Rin Tin Tin-worthy, I'm all for it :)

Posted by: leelust (leelust)
Posted at: January 5th, 2009 08:01 am (UTC)

I really like that comparison (Jensen as Rin Tin Tin) and agree with description :)

Well, as to Jared and your Cooper - maybe Cooper is just real life Pluto? ;)

Posted by: May Robinson (may7fic)
Posted at: January 5th, 2009 11:52 pm (UTC)
Dean leans in Impala

maybe Cooper is just real life Pluto?

You may well be right there *g*

Posted by: leelust (leelust)
Posted at: January 6th, 2009 06:33 am (UTC)

Hee :) I likу it when i'm right :)

Posted by: Invisible Friend (el1ie)
Posted at: January 5th, 2009 08:03 am (UTC)

**shrieks and applauds**

Sooooooo, funny - look at the time you've spent on this...just brilliant. What a gorgeous dog, I do like Pointers, such wonderful dogs.

I don't know a thing about Ackles, but I know GSDs and Dean Winchester and a German Shepherd? Match made in heaven.

Fierce, loyal, family oriented, don't work well alone, utterly majestic one second and a complete dork the next, restless, noisy, anxious, easily bored, wary of strangers, bold and nervous by turns. Oh and they cry...a LOT.

Yep, that's Dean... **giggle** Who the hell knows about Ackles.

Posted by: May Robinson (may7fic)
Posted at: January 5th, 2009 11:55 pm (UTC)
Dean Grin

Of course I was thinking of you when I started putting this together. Spent quite a bit of time reading through that Rin Tin Tin website too ;)

Glad you enjoyed... it really was fun working on this. Wish I had a dog to match both Jeff and Jensen, but I don't ::shrugs:: Guess I'll just have to settle for my Dean-like hubby instead ;)