Portrait of a Dog: Delia, the Dalmatian Dog
Your main career is that of a firehouse dog, right? Actually, what my peeps and I are really known for is being the first coach dog, meaning my ancestors in the 1800s would ride or run alongside a carriage or “coach.” I have a deep love for horses and am happy to hang with them 24/7. You don’t see these vehicles much today, but if a carriage came by, all I’d want to do is trot alongside for miles, then guard it and my horse buddies.
So how’d the firehouse thing happen? There was a time when fire trucks were horse-drawn. We’re so good with horses that it was a natural fit. We’d keep them company when they were hanging out in the firehouse and we’d stand with them when they were near a fire, helping them to stay calm. Some firehouses still keep us around for tradition!
If you had to choose, who would you want to do your dog portrait – Picasso or Renoir? That’s a tough one because the portrait could turn out crazy either way. If I could, I’d want a dog portrait by Katherine Miller. She loves to exercise as much as I do!
What would you want the setting to be? Ideally with a horse. Maybe running in pasture!
Every dog deserves its moment of fame. Learn more about dog portraits by Katherine Miller.