Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Dalmatians and Firefighters Together!


To help the Long Center promote the run of "101 Dalmatians" (currently showing now through November 29) AFD had an engine and the crew from Station 6 present prior to today's matinee to educate folks about fire safety and share some trivia about why Dalmatians and firefighters have been associated together for so long.

Here's a little trivia to share around the Thanksgiving table tomorrow: The reason is because of the close bond Dalmatians would form with the horses that drew the old-time fire engines. It is not true that they were kept at firehouses because they were deaf and would therefore not be “spooked” by the alarm.

(If you'd like to attend a show, AFD has a special discount. Use code "CRUELLA" if you order online here http://thelongcenter.frontgatesolutions.com/search.php?s=dalmatiansand save 25% off your tickets! Or, call (512) 474-LONG (5664).)