We thought this was so cool from the Chicago Tribune yesterday:
Sparkles, a Dalmatian used by her Arkansas firefighter owner, Dayna Hilton, to educate children about fire safety, performs tricks Wednesday for about 20 2nd-graders from Old Town's Catherine Cook School at the Chicago Fire Department's Survive Alive House, 1010 S. Clinton Ave.
Hilton, a firefighter in Clarksville, Arkansas, is on a promotional tour for her new book, "Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog," which teaches children how to prevent and escape a house fire. (Tribune photos by Michael Tercha / April 16, 2008)
Way to go Sparkles! The work of a dog is never done.