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They look like spots. web-white-roses-076

And if you aren’t sureweb-dotsgo,


You should be.




 they are spots.

The picture at the top is of my Aunt a long time ago( She’s 88 now).  I think she is sporting the height of outdoor fashion.  That’s her daughter in the car with the silly spotted shorts.  That photo always gives me a laugh.  I couldn’t stop with just this picture though, not when I have a spotted dog.

Thunder is our English Setter,  not a long haired dalmation like many seem to think.

 English setter drawing

The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue.  ~Author Unknown    


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  1. Yes, connectivity exists…. life, people, animals…. beautiful dog!

  2. What a sweet pup. Love this post. Happy VTT!

  3. Great post! How fun to see the behind the scenes shenanigans behind the photos! Love the purple boots as well–hope you get free samples! The pic of your aunt is great, too; those glasses are a hoot! Visiting from VTT

  4. LOL, I love the photo of your aunt, it’s adorable and what a pretty pup you have too- happy VTT!

  5. Very creative! Cute doggy pics. =)

  6. Wonderful photos of Thunder. he is a beautiful dog. Love the quote too.

  7. Thanks for the laugh with the spotted shorts, and I love the pictures of Thunder. Who could even imagine long-haired Dalmatian? He’s obviously a setter. Looks like a good boy, too.
    – K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

  8. Love the spotty pictures – especially your gorgeous dog!

  9. Setters are such elegant dogs.

  10. Adorable shot of the dog with it’s mouth open. I guess barking or howling? It’s so cute!


  11. Long coated dalmatians do exist, fyi. They’re extremely uncommon but not non-existent.

  12. Oh did I laugh about this post! I run an English Setter rescue and own three blue belton setters and it is a running joke and source of frustration in the setter community always having to say “no, no it isn’t a long haired dalmation, it’s a SETTER!” We even started a facebook page: People committed to the proper identification of English Setters as a joke. Thank you for making my day with this post.

  13. Sharon Anderson

    Very special post! I wish I had a dollar for every little kid that looked at our two English Setters and asked “Is that a dalmation?” Your Thunder is a beautiful boy!

  14. thank you Sharon. we think so too. handsome and regal but a big goof!

  15. thanks susan, you know what I mean….great dogs!

  16. Im a owner of a long haired dalmation which are rare but have been born from pure dalmatian line. Lovee these pictures beautiful dog!

  17. Sue Linden at Dalmatian Rescue of Illinois also confirms that some Dals can be long-haired: http://www.dalrescueillinois.org/2012/04/what-does-a-dalmatian-look-like/. The faces, ears, and jowls of the dogs are definitely different.

    I have had a number of English Setters and two Dalmatians, and firmly believe that they are the two best breeds ever.

  18. I had never heard of a long haired dalmation. Crazy how many breeds exist. Thanks for shedding some light on the subject for me Kim.