Last weekend, we drove through a nearby neighborhood, and as we passed Fire Station No. 7, I noticed the largest fire-house dog I've ever seen:
|Fire Station No. 7, Roanoke, Virginia|
Upon doing a little research, I learned that the dog, called "Trojan Dog," is one of six public sculptures that were unveiled as part of "A.I.R.: Art in Roanoke" this summer. All of the sculptures are large-scale, but Trojan Dog has been one of the most popular. He was crafted by local artist, Ann Glover, of marine plywood and paint, and bears the spots of a Dalmation in typical fire dog style.
Incidentally, on Sept. 3, an over-enthusiastic admirer (Not me!) attempted to "ride" Trojan Dog, causing its head to fall off. The firemen rescued Trojan Dog, and Glover promptly mended the damage. (Trojan Dog only complained of a nasty headache for a day or two.)
In an effort to show Trojan Dog's scale a little better, Roxie and I decided to pose for a photo with him. Roxie was a little intimidated by his girth, but was properly rewarded with treats for her efforts. One thing's for sure, driving past Trojan Dog will put a smile on your face.
I know some of my close friends will appreciate a few fashion "statements" I'm making. Here's a photo just for them:
So long, and have a rockin' weekend!! Woof!
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