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Harvey the big Pooka

Updated on September 19, 2014

Meet my dog Harvey

Yes, we named our dog after the Jimmy Stewart movie Harvey, and he is a big pooka. We had just adopted Harvey from the shelter Four Paws For You Forever, and we were batting around names, Blackie, Barney, George, and I forget them all now. So we were sitting around watching the Jimmy Stewart movie Harvey and my wife and I looked at each other and said at almost the same time "We should name him Harvey". The kids agreed and so we have a big mixed black lab named Harvey.

Harvey is part Black Labrador and something else. He's long like a German Shephard and has a curly tail like a Chow. He's all black except for a single white spec on the top of his head.

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4 Paws 4U 4 Ever

We knew we wanted to adopt a dog from a rescue and we found one in West Chicago called 4 Paws 4U 4 Ever. Jon and Sheri Casey run the shelter out of their West Chicago home and rescue dogs that will be euthanized. We were impressed with the way they run their shelter. Sheri is very careful about who adopts their dogs and doesn't pressure you. She wants to make sure the family is ready for a dog and the dog fits the family. Since we have a big backyard, Harvey fit the bill.

Harvey starring Jimmy Stewart

The Jimmy Stewart Movie that inspired Harvey's Name

If you've never seen Harvey, it's a great movie where Jimmy Stewart plays an ordinary guy that happens to have an imaginary friend. His friend happens to be a six foot pooka named Harvey. As only Jimmy Stewart can, he talks with Harvey throughout the movie as people try to get him to go to a mental institution. It's a lot of fun and a great movie.

Harvey is a friend to the entire family

Photos of Harvey

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Harvey's favorite treat are Rawhide Chewbones

We love our dog, how about you?

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      Nathalie Roy 7 years ago from France (Canadian expat)

      I am allergic to dogs and cats, so I can't have them. Only on photos lol