January 29, 1958
Governor Orval Faubus hosted a press event in Little Rock (Pulaski County) to publicize “The Amazing Adventures of My Dog Sheppy.” In an effort to promote economic development and tourism in Stone County, a group of local investors under the leadership of Harold M. Sherman had filmed the thirty-minute television pilot. Sherman, a Michigan native, was the author of more than sixty books, a motivational speaker, and a Hollywood script writer. On hand at the press event to “sign” his contract with a paw print was the German shepherd “Kelly,” probably the most experienced actor in the production. Faubus also encouraged the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission to trap nine bobcats for use in the show.