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