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How old is Snowy?

RicardoOlcese
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#1 · Posted: 8 Feb 2019 02:23 · Edited by: RicardoOlcese
If he, the same dog, existed between the early Soviet era, until the late 1970s, he must have lived at least 40 years. Well, now that I think of it, Tintin never ages either. So, well... nevermind.
Furienna
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#2 · Posted: 8 Feb 2019 02:41 · Edited by: Furienna
Yeah... I guess that we can assume that none of the characters age more than a few years between "Soviet" and "Picaros". Of course, a dog will grow old faster than a human. But still...
snowybella
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#3 · Posted: 8 Feb 2019 06:42 · Edited by: snowybella
I suppose that, given his agility, Snowy is around one to six years old, about the equivalent of a late teenager to an adult.

In the black-and-white editions of Soviets and Congo, he's like a quite vain teenager, obsessed with how they look. From America - Island, he seems to have grown a few human-years older, but his nose is in good condition, his character is starting to show, and he's running at a good pace.

From Sceptre, his lust for food (and alchohol), as well as a great appetite, has begun - bad news for poor old Tintin! He's agile as ever as well, so by then, I would say he's a strong, plucky two-year-old. From Crab up to Crystal, he is mostly the same.

From Prisoners to Explorers, I think he's a good three-and-three-quarters-year-old. He's getting more cynical, independent ("Who do you think I am - granny's little lap-dog?" from Explorers) and is more mature.

Between Calculus to Tibet, he's more willing to make friends, more loyal, and is about as mature as he can get. I would conclude he's four, by now, and the last time he starts searching for food is when he finds the bones in the Migou's ice-cave in Tibet.

Castafiore to 714 has only slight differences in his character, but I think he's only just reached his fifth birthday.

Flash forward to the more modern Picaros and Alph-Art, and there's something that tells me that not only has Tintin grown, Snowy's gained another year as well, but thanks to a good diet and plenty of hiking, he's still as alert as he was six years ago.

I speak as an owner of a mischievous 3-year-old Norfolk Terrier!

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