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This Dog Spends His Days Eating Michelin-Starred Meals and Taking Bubble Baths - Source Washingtonian

Posted on Nov 16,2017
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Patrick O'Connell and his dalmatian, Luray, share teatime al fresco.

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BY ANNA SPIEGEL

WASHINGTON, DC. - The Inn at Little Washington spares no luxury for guests, who shell out $218 a person to dine at its Michelin-starred restaurant and as much as $3,325 to stay the night in a private house. But as fabulous as it is to be a human at the posh Rappahannock County getaway, it’s even more so to be a dalmatian.

The breed has been part of life at the inn since the staff gave chef/proprietor Patrick O’Connell his first dalmatian, Desoto, more than 30 years ago. O’Connell quickly became obsessed: His cooks wear custom-made black-and-white-spotted pants, overnight guests get bone-shaped cookies with turn-down service, and a portrait of O’Connell and his dogs hangs in the kitchen.

But after the most recent generation of inn dalmatians died a decade ago, and their elderly handler soon after, O’Connell couldn’t bring himself to continue the canine tradition: “They were irreplaceable.”

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