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Photograph by Joseph Scherschel, Graham, Texas, 1955. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.

Blondie, the pet lion, fascinated by the water as she takes her first ride in a Chris Craft Continental inboard motorboat w. owner Charles Hipp (R) who is making sure she doesn’t have designs on taking a swim, on Possum Kingdom Lake.

Photograph by Joseph Scherschel, Graham, Texas, 1955. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.

Blondie, the pet lion, fascinated by the water as she takes her first ride in a Chris Craft Continental inboard motorboat w. owner Charles Hipp (R) who is making sure she doesn’t have designs on taking a swim, on Possum Kingdom Lake.

Loomis Dean: Private Floyd Humeston walking pet lion Fagen on leash at beach, 1951. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.

Loomis Dean: Private Floyd Humeston walking pet lion Fagen on leash at beach, 1951. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.

Just chillin’ here with my lion. Sup witchoo? 
Photograph by Michael Rougier. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google. 

Just chillin’ here with my lion. Sup witchoo? 

Photograph by Michael Rougier. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google. 

Photograph by Joseph Scherschel, Graham, Texas, 1955. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.

Blondie, the pet lion, patiently allows her owner Charles Hipp to pour Tide detergent on her pelt which she loves to lick off & gulp down during her combination bath & shower, at home.

Sorry to apply my early-twenty-first-century worldview on the Fifties, but wouldn’t that kind of be poisonous?

Photograph by Joseph Scherschel, Graham, Texas, 1955. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.

Blondie, the pet lion, patiently allows her owner Charles Hipp to pour Tide detergent on her pelt which she loves to lick off & gulp down during her combination bath & shower, at home.

Sorry to apply my early-twenty-first-century worldview on the Fifties, but wouldn’t that kind of be poisonous?

Photograph by Joseph Scherschel, Graham, Texas, 1955. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.

Blondie, the pet lion, daintily taking meat tidbits from the hand of her owner Charles Hipp as he sits a dinner table w. his wife (L), daughter Charlene, his mother (C) & daughter Mrs. Juanita Evans (2R), holding his baby granddaughter Karen, at home.

Photograph by Joseph Scherschel, Graham, Texas, 1955. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.

Blondie, the pet lion, daintily taking meat tidbits from the hand of her owner Charles Hipp as he sits a dinner table w. his wife (L), daughter Charlene, his mother (C) & daughter Mrs. Juanita Evans (2R), holding his baby granddaughter Karen, at home.

Joseph Scherschel, Living Room Lion, Graham, Texas, 1955. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.

Blondie, the pet lion, happily being petted by her neighbor friend Jane Johnson (R), 11, as other kids look on, in the back of Charles Hipp’s station wagon, parked in front of his house.

Joseph Scherschel, Living Room Lion, Graham, Texas, 1955. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.

Blondie, the pet lion, happily being petted by her neighbor friend Jane Johnson (R), 11, as other kids look on, in the back of Charles Hipp’s station wagon, parked in front of his house.

Another example of the “bro elbow,” or “elbro.”
Joseph Scherschel, Living Room Lion, Graham, Texas, 1955. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.

Blondie, the pet lion, looking bored during routine ride in station wagon past Graham Movie Theater w. her owner Charles Hipp at the wheel.

Another example of the “bro elbow,” or “elbro.”

Joseph Scherschel, Living Room Lion, Graham, Texas, 1955. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.

Blondie, the pet lion, looking bored during routine ride in station wagon past Graham Movie Theater w. her owner Charles Hipp at the wheel.

Photograph by Michael Rougier. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google. (Via Retronaut.)

Photograph by Michael Rougier. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google. (Via Retronaut.)

Photograph by Michael Rougier. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google. (Via Retronaut.)

Photograph by Michael Rougier. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google. (Via Retronaut.)

Photograph by Michael Rougier. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.

Photograph by Michael Rougier. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.