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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

In Memoriam: Hobbes, Canine Host of the "Bruce & Hobbes" Radio Show

Posted By on Tue, Jul 28, 2020 at 4:53 PM

Hobbes in the WVTK studio in 2012 - FILE PHOTO COURTESY OF BRUCE ZEMAN
  • File photo courtesy of Bruce Zeman
  • Hobbes in the WVTK studio in 2012
Hobbes has gone home for good — and animal lovers throughout Vermont are mourning his death.

Though diminutive in stature, the tiny, brown, short-haired Dachshund reached unparalleled heights for a rescue dog, as the four-legged member of Bruce & Hobbes, America’s first human-canine radio team.

In 2013, the story of Hobbes’ rescue, by owners Bruce Zeman and Tami Crupi Zeman, became the subject of a children’s picture book, Hobbes Goes Home, copies of which were sent as gifts to then-president Barack Obama. The 44th president later wrote a letter to the Zemans telling them how much he enjoyed the book.

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