Argus has been doing well, but lost it yesterday. Two seductive ladies in the basement was a bit more than he can stand and he's looking pretty frazzled, but still behaving well.
It was fortunate that he still had it together on Saturday evening, as Jess & I took Watson and Argus to the Fire Foundation Gala. Carol and a friend joined us with Nena and Tate, and the dogs functioned as Greeters. What fun. We watched serious looking, beautifully dressed people come up the elevator and break into big grins when they saw the Dalmatians sitting there wagging their tails. The dogs all behaved perfectly, dispensed many kisses and got sooo much attention. Many couples asked to have their pictures taken with the dogs, as in the picture above. We warned everyone that the dogs were shedding (but of course!) but that did not deter them, and many gala guests went home with dog hair souvenirs. Good job, Dalmatians! Great PR for our breed!
Because Dals still get a bad rap over the fallout from over-popularity in the 80s and90s (bad dogs, bad homes) we love having the opportunity to show the public what terrific dogs Dalmatians really are.