My four-year-old son, Fin, has made a special request for a Dalmatian puppy dog with a spotted balloon.

Fin loves the movie 101 Dalmatians and wants to be Lucky for Halloween. He’s also volunteered Max (2 this month) to be Freckles. Evil me wants to be Cruella. Fin is only agreeing to this scenario if Cruella promises to be really really nice. “Oh, I’ll be nice,” I say, as I pet his soft, spotted coat.

But I digress… Here’s that Dalmatian and a Bulldog, too.