Photostory # 61: Hobby of Millions: Pets with Personality!
National Film Board of Canada
July 3, 1956
Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography fonds, National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives
Chewy the Chihuahua presents a pretty pessimistic puss to people visiting the pet shop where he lives. His roommates include puppies and guppies, cats and rats - but no bats. And when he lifts his South-of-the-Border baritone in song. he can be sure of some powerful company, including the gurgle of goldfish and the wistful warbling of the canary. Pets like Chewy appeal to children and adults alike, help to take people's minds off their troubles. Through this appeal, pet shops today arc a million-dollar business.