Photo Gallery: Dogs of the Denver teacher strike, plus one lizard

Denver is known as a dog town, so it’s no surprise that four-legged friends were well represented on the picket lines during the Denver teacher strike. The lizard … the lizard was a surprise.

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Emily Barthel, a Denver teacher, secures a strike sign on her dog Fern. (Yesenia Robles, Chalkbeat)



Stitch, a lab mix, strikes with Denver teachers on Tuesday.


Wrigley marches with teachers from southwest Denver schools. (Erica Meltzer/Chalkbeat)


Ziggy got his bandana especially for teacher solidarity. (Erica Meltzer/Chalkbeat)


Louie, the doodle, walked with Denver teachers at Schmitt Elementary Monday morning. (Yesenia Robles, Chalkbeat)


Cinca sports a union shirt during the Denver teacher strike. (Yesenia Robles, Chalkbeat)


Rocky is a class lizard. He came to negotiations Wednesday. (Melanie Asmar/Chalkbeat)
This dog joined teachers at Teller Elementary making signs. (Submitted by Sara Singh)
Bailey walked the picket line at Beach Court Elementary School. (Submitted by Kate Arnold)