This week's Toon Club topic is "Dalmatian." (Often misspelled as "Dalmation", which we all know is the act of dalmating.) While I was deciding what to draw, I looked up dalmatian on Wikipedia. Turns out there was an ancient part of Croatia known as Dalmatia, and this brave breed was known as their guard dogs.
Apparantly, Dalmatians are known for their genetic disposition to deafness. Hundreds of years ago, dog experts thought Dalmatians were stupid and untrainable until someone figured this out. In hindsight, it was the dog experts who were one spot short of a pooch.