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Hell-hounds

Posted by Percy on August 28, 2003

In Reply to: Doom Pussy posted by Williams B. Gilmore on August 27, 2003

: This term was originated during the Viet Nam war. The
: "Doom" refers to Da Nang Officers' Open Mess. The pussy refers to the model of a cat which was kept on a mantel in the club. When nobody was killed during the day's missions, the cat was set to face outward. If a crew was killed, then the cat was set to face the wall.

"Dogs of doom all howl and moan" - that's how it should be. Robert Johnson sang about 'Hellhounds' - not pussies. OK so he might have called somebody a 'hell-cat', but it's not so ingrained in folklore.