NICK & KNOBBY GO TO MEXICO

Nick and Knobby take their bass drum act to Mexico City, where Knobby accidentally gets involved with a bull in a bullring. This wonderful drum-playing dog becomes a national hero to accolades of “Oles” from the local aficionados.

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Inspiration

In 1945 when World War Two had ended, my mother, father, my sisters Helen, Mary, Adeline and I, traveled from Port Chester, N.Y to Mexico City to visit our mother’s family. During the journey the fan belt broke in our 1937 Chevrolet sedan high in the desolate mountains of Mexico about 11,000 feet in elevation. My mother’s unique idea, which I’ve described in this story, saved the day. Luckily, we found a service station with a replacement at about the 9,000 feet level. While in Mexico City we saw a bull fight in the main arena that I’ve also included in the story.

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