I only recently learnt from one of Sylvie's picturebooks that Dalmatians are a favourite dog of firefighters. Huh, there you go. Dali could easily be the favourite dog of just about anyone. Another superb creation by Colette Bream, Dali the Dalmatian is a handknit, lambswool soft toy or cushion (you decide). He has beautifully embroidered (blue!) eyes and he's just perfect for both make-believe play and stylish decorating. Dali looks spotty and cool in monochrome black and white.