Fireplace Jones

Jones loves hanging out in front of a warm fire.


His favorite three things, in order, are:


1. Going for a walk.

2. Rides to anywhere.

3. Fireplaces, active.


After that, he loves: watching squirrels, chasing said squirrels, the vet's office (they adore him up there), his brother Riley the Cat (when Riley isn't biting his face), lying in the sun on a warm (not hot) afternoon, meeting other dogs, dropped people food, tug of war and licking.


He hates: baths, ear drops, delivery men, itchy skin, swimming, going potty in the rain (seeing a water phobia here?) and being alone.

  • markrlindsey 9y

    So, that would make Chris his number zero thing.
  • Chris Vaughan PRO 9y

    Oh, so I'm just some thing to you people now? A trinket to be jangled in your pocket for a season only to be discarded with the receipts and candy wrappers from your pockets upon the nightstand of your life? Is that how it is?


    Actually, you're probably right.


    please note the above was an attempt at humor. no feelings were hurt during the making of this comment
  • sunsurfr PRO 9y

    Cute. Shooting Dalmatians can sometime be tricky with the dark and light spots. You did a nice job.
  • id10t PRO 9y

    grumpy jones?

  • Sugar Booger PRO 9y

    i just came across this in Explore! So awesome. that dog has the whole "life" thing down to a tee!
  • Chris Vaughan PRO 9y

    Sunsurfer: Thanks! The hardest part of shooting Jones is when I want to get him and his brother Riley the solid black cat in the same picture. In fact, I don't have a single great photo of them together.

    id10t: Nah, Lazy Jones, grumpy dad.

    SB: Oh, he's got it made, no doubt! He hogs the covers, though.
  • Alina Criveanu 9y

    He is so cute,i could kiss him all day...:)
  • Chris Vaughan PRO 9y

    alinutza, he would make you stop after about 12 hours.
  • Diluted PRO 9y

    Beautiful Dal! I've got one myself, and I know how awesome they are! Great picture too, you really captured his mood.
  • Alina Criveanu 9y

    Yes Grumpy i believe he would :)
  • Chris Vaughan PRO 9y

    Hey, Diluted... how about some pics of your dal? I couldn't find any in your photo stream. You're right, they are great dogs. I think most of the problems people have is from not spending enough time with them.

    Jones is a fantastic, well behaved dog. Unlike many dalmatians I've seen, he is eager to please and can manage to be still when the situation calls for it. He does, however, spend around 14 hours every day in my presence, and when I worked from home, it was even more.

    Dals are extremely sensitive and social animals. If someone wants a good one, they can't bring him home and lock him in a fenced back yard and expect to have a mentally sound pet. I imagine that's true for most dog breeds, but especially so for our dear spotted friends.
  • Madalina Criveanu 9y

    Oh, he is so cute, look at those eyes :)
    Dogs are such lovely creatures, they bring so much joy in your home...
  • Diluted PRO 9y

    There's some in my Pets set, Grumpy Chris... Here's two of my favorites though:


  • Stefanie PRO 8y

    I've heard they are a jittery breed...but I also know that dogs take on the energy and personality of their owners.....

    Do you not like to pee in the rain? ;-)
  • Chris Vaughan PRO 8y

    Steffer: Dals are known as hyperactive dogs, but Jones is a sweetheart who is content to spend a lazy saturday afternoon curled up with a good book, so yeah, I guess he did take some of my personality. Unlike Jones, though, I don't mind the outdoor tinkle in the sprinkle so bad.
  • Nebulous Blue 8y

    What a cutie! He looks like the kind of cuddle buddy anyone would love to have.
  • Carolyn 7y

    I'd love my Dal to sit still for one minute .... they are wonderful companions I would love to be with my Patch 24x7 ..... If only I could win a million $$$$$ (",)
  • jmarinjmarin 5y

    I want to thank you for making your image publicly available. I just used it on my group's blog about weatherization, Thanks again, Jeremy.
  • RumpledElf 3y

    Hi, I've used this photo too:

    Thanks for sharing with a CC license!
  • stavieb 2y

    Thanks for making this photo available! It's perfect for this cold snap and I've used it on a Facebook post for the Visiting Nurse Service of New York: Stay warm!
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Taken on November 24, 2006
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