For the most part the studio door has to stay shut during class time, as Rugby has an insatiable curiosity for what's inside purses, pockets, and bags. He is a beagle, after all. But on Tuesday nights he is allowed to join us, at least in the beginning. The class is full of dog-lovers and everyone automatically keeps all contents of purses and bags zipped up or placed up on tables.
Rugby has learned that there are a couple artists who not only tolerate him, but spoil him with treats. He waits impatiently for them at 6:30 and would be disheartened if he were not allowed to join us temporarily. He sometimes even gets to sleep on a blanket in between a couple artists during class time. So spoiled. So, so spoiled.