Power of Toga
Corner has been a very popular section from the very first
newsletter, years ago. How can one little dog have so
much POWER as an actor and writer?
all began on one November night in 1992 at the newly opened
Bon-Clyde Center. Classes were just letting out, when
I was told by a friend that there was a small dog in the
front yard with a note around his neck.. Of course my
reaction was, "you are kidding", but when the
door opened a very unusual little dog came bouncing in
and jumped in my lap. He did have a note around his neck,
addressed to me, Also the poor little dog had long stringy
hair and blue paint on him. What a sight!! He spent the
first night in my garage and then off to the vet to be
groomed, given shots and then find him a good home. Well,
I believe it is 2002 and guess what, this little black
dog is still with me. I named him Toga and he immediately
took over my heart not to mention my house. This little
guy has a gusto for life and really enjoys every moment.
Toga's training in acceptable manners began immediately,
and the power of Toga began to immerge. The TV show, "That's
my Dog" was holding auditions at the Bon-Clyde Center
and during a break one of the crew spotted Toga in my
office and asked me to audition him. Much to my surprise
this little dog's personality and lively ways won him
a trip to Universal Studios and his first big break filming
a live TV Game show.
Power had begun. Not long after returning from Florida
Toga landed a role in his first major film. He was the
star in a scene with the main actor in the film "Getting
In". Toga's attack scene was even shown on national
TV as one of the high lights of the move. His next big
break was to play Cicely Tysons dog in the Movie of the
Week, "The Price of Heaven." In this movie he
also worked with Grant Show.
Toga has also filmed at Bald Head Island for the movie
El Cine, and was one of the honored guests at the premier
openings. His latest roll was for a Glaxo-Welcome video
in which he played a space dog and saved the day by delivering
When you visit Target stores look for his picture on the
doggy sweathers by Boots and Bartley. Toga's favorite
co-star is Gracie. Together they have starred in a commercial
for a furniture store and performed live on stage in the
play, "Will Roger's Follies."
Toga has traveled all across the US spreading his Power
and special gifts to all who meet him.
the need for more acting dogs, Toga decided to begin teaching
acting at the Bon-Clyde Center and write the column for
the newsletter to keep everyone informed .
The power of this little dog has and will remain to be