Feb 20, 2011 (Times Record – McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) — He’s only been a Fort Smith firefighter for one week, yet he’s already booted veteran firemen out of one fire station’s recliners.

Mudd, an 8-week-old Dalmatian puppy, is the newest “member” of Fire Station No. 4 on Towson Avenue, and the tiny, tail-wagging canine seemingly has constant dibs on the station’s two recliners. Named after an old fire department term that often meant stop, Mudd alternates his time in the cushy chairs taking long naps with cutting his small teeth on a few chew toys.

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