Milk-Bone's Rich Heritage
Milk-Bone has a long, rich history that dates all the way back to 1908. That makes this beloved brand more than 100 years old and means that it has been around longer than many things we take for granted today. The key to its longevity? Milk-Bone is a name that pet parents have always trusted throughout the years and — let's face it — dogs of any time period love the delicious taste! Read on to discover a list of things that weren't even around when dogs were first enjoying the delicious taste of Milk-Bone biscuits.
Your pooch probably loves riding around in the car with you — and starting in 1908, he could. While automobiles did exist prior to this date, the Model T was the first commercially available vehicle that was mass-produced. This made it affordable for everyone, not just the wealthy. And dogs everywhere could finally have a car ride and eat their Milk-Bone biscuits too.
Your piggy bank is probably filled with them, but did you know that the Lincoln one-cent coin didn't exist until 1909? At the behest of President Theodore Roosevelt, the existing penny was redesigned to feature Lincoln on the 100th anniversary of his birth. Ever since, we've enjoyed saving our pennies to buy Milk-Bones to please our canine companions.
Lassie could enjoy some silent films if someone snuck her into a theater in 1908, but it wouldn't be until 1927 when she could enjoy a talkie like The Jazz Singer. This wasn't the first film to feature sound but it was the first to include dialogue. Of course, talkies quickly replaced silent films and we've been loving them ever since.
If you want to visit your relatives across the country, all you have to do is hop on a flight. And yes, the Wright Brothers did have their famous flight in 1903, but commercial air travel wasn't readily available until the 1950s, allowing pet parents to get home sooner to their furry friends after a vacation.
Even though the first electronic television was successfully demonstrated by Philo Farnsworth in 1927, it wasn't until the 1950s that televisions would become household staples. It was then that pups and pet parents everywhere would get to see commercials for delicious Milk-Bone biscuits, especially during Rin Tin Tin, a show the brand sponsored.
It wasn't until the late 1970s that personal computers came onto the scene. Prior to that, most computers wouldn't have fit in your home — and had less computing power than your cell phone. Around the same time, Milk-Bone added vitamins and minerals to its delicious biscuits, helping to keep pups happy and healthy.
While air-conditioning machines were first invented between 1902 and 1906, the first home air-conditioning units weren't around until 1914. These units helped keep both two- and four-legged residents cool in scorching summer temperatures.
Mobile phones of some kind had been available in the first half of the 20th century, but it wasn't until 1973 that Martin Cooper made a call using a hand-held cellular phone. Now, this phone was roughly the size of a dictionary and it would take lots of innovation to make them into the small, familiar size we know today. Milk-Bone would also innovate and produce beef- and cheese-flavored Milk-Bone biscuits in the late 1970s,
If you're reading this article, then you're using the internet and it probably seems like something you couldn't live without. But the internet as we know it didn't really exist until the 1980s, although early versions were developed in the 1960s. Now, unlike in 1908, whenever we want to treat our pups with a tasty snack, we can hop online and order some Milk-Bone treats for them.
Milk-Bone is an innovator in providing pups with high-quality treats and that's why it's been around for so many years, because great things survive the test of time. What's your first memory of giving your furry friend a Milk-Bone treat? Let us know in the comments below!
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