Charles Schulz’s had a childhood dog, Spike and who served as the inspiration for Snoopy had a habit of eating unusual things.
When Schulz was 15, he drew a picture of Spike and sent it to Ripley’s Believe It or Not!. In the letter he described how Spike had ingested pins, tacks, and razor blades whole but yet seemed to be in perfect health. While Spike was a pointer and not a beagle like Snoopy. His white coat and black ears are reminiscent of the much-loved character.