Thursday, October 29, 2015

The Littlest Hobo is a Werewolf

Update: my Vampire Lore article appeared on Listverse today. Head on over and check it out.

So I just completed an article about werewolves and may have uncovered a shocking truth about The Littlest Hobo. Well it's more of a conspiracy theory really.

For those of you who don't know, The Littlest Hobo is the Canadian Lassie. He's a dog that wanders from town to town helping people solve their problems. So I guess it's more like a cross between Lassie and Kung Fu (the TV series starring David Carridine).

In the show, the dog shows human levels of intelligence. Actually he appears to be smarter than most humans. Hell, he parachutes out of an airplane and unhooks the shoot after he lands on the ground.

So how does this make him a werewolf?

In my research I came across an early werewolf in literature named Bisclaret. He wasn't your typical werewolf (werewolves then weren't like they are today). Whenever Bisclaret takes off his clothes he transforms into a wolf. The only way for him to become human again is to crawl back into the same clothes. Anyway his wife finds out he's a werewolf and instead of asking for a divorce she hides his clothes so that he can never turn again. She then remarries to a knight.

Bisclaret is trapped in his wolf form. He eventually solves his problem by using his human intelligence to befriend the king and defeat his wife and her knightly husband. The whole thing reminded me so much of The Littlest Hobo that I thought…

The Littlest Hobo must be the same kind of werewolf as Bisclaret. Maybe someone stole TLH's clothes, or maybe he burned them, trying to escape his gambling debts. Maybe he is Bisclaret, going around solving people's problems to try to fill his empty, broken heart. Werewolves are immortal, right?

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