Remembering D.C.'s 'Cindy The Weather Dog'
March 17, 2014 at 4:26 AM (PT)
Whatever happened to CINDY THE WEATHER DOG? In a column in SATURDAY's editions, THE WASHINGTON POST's JOHN KELLY answered a reader's question about the pooch who predicted the weather on PAUL HARRIS' show on the old Classic Rock WCXR and Rock WWDC (DC101)/WASHINGTON in the 1980s, with HARRIS' reminiscences about CINDY.
In the column, HARRIS, now hosting at CH HOLDINGS Talk KTRS-A/ST. LOUIS and ENVISION NETWORKS' AMERICA WEEKEND, remembers getting a call from listener DOUG GRIGGS telling him that GRIGGS' dog could predict the weather.
HARRIS voiced skepticism, but the golden retriever in ALEXANDRIA, VA would indicate the weather by her enthusiasm or reluctance to leave the house before her owners left for work. Even when the weather report indicated no rain, if CINDY refused to budge and couldn't be moved, rain tended to happen.
The segment lasted six years; CINDY passed away in 2000 at age 16. HARRIS told KELLY, “When we would talk about her on the air, that was the magic of radio. People could picture this dog. Nowadays, the dog wouldn’t need a radio guy. She’d have her own CINDY THE WEATHER DOG YOUTUBE page.”
Read the column here.