Wednesday, November 11, 2009

urban legend website

To update, the story of Cookie and Coco is supposedly a hoax, an urban legend, whatever you want to label it.
Believe me...or not?
Confirm it on snopes.com, "a web site that is the best-known resource for validating and debunking urban legends, Internet rumors, e-mail forwards, and other such stories of uncertain or questionable origin in American popular culture." source: wikipedia
Locate the search area, type "Cookie and Coca dogs" and be directed to this page where you can click on the title written in red and read many an entry.
Perhaps this was a real situation in the beginning {that dear reader is for you to decide} but appears to have become a hoax in that someone continues to circulate the heart tugging e-mail while changing the location of the dogs to match your area.
According to the Snopes website, this has been disseminated in California, our state and as far as Canada, Australia and India.
Our lesson? If it sounds too good to be true it probably is and if you receive a photo of two great looking dogs like these check it out on Snopes.com!

1 comment:

Steve said...

Good warning. I just got a pretty silly scam on g-mail that has been going since 1997 (free money for forwarding e-mails . . .).