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Dogs have their day on the WGA picket lines

Grab1_3Dozens of pooches showed up to Bring Your Dog Day outside studio lots Thursday morning.

All dogs sported red bandanas with the WGA logo and the inscription, “Don’t Make Us Beg.” Dog treats were provided by The Modern Dog.

“All the dogs are getting along great with each other,” said organizer Jhoni Marchinko (“Will & Grace”). “So if all these dogs can get along, it’s too bad that the companies and the writers can’t.”

Marchinko credited Cindy Chupack — who showed up at Fox with Tink, her Saint Bernard — with creating the idea. “We thought it was a real good way to boost morale for people on the line,” she said. “Otherwise it can get a bit monotonous, walking in a circle like you’re a crazy person.” 

Some Raleigh gate participants included Talullah, Bob (golden lab), Louis (basset hound), Jackson and Trixie (both terriers). “How can you not be in a good mood hanging out with faces like this?” asked  Marchinko while holding her French bulldog, Amber-Lousie, a former show dog who took in the scene with the unique serenity that canines possess.

— Dave McNary

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