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calendar   Thursday - June 28, 2007

Mitt’s Doggie Story

According to Time Magazine, Mitt Romney is under the microscope for animal cruelty.  Of course, it happened in 1983 and was, to my nieve eyes, a simple case of necessity.

Here’s the story (as told to the Boston Globe):

The white Chevy station wagon with the wood paneling was overstuffed with suitcases, supplies, and sons when Mitt Romney climbed behind the wheel to begin the annual 12-hour family trek from Boston to Ontario.

Before beginning the drive, Mitt Romney put Seamus, the family’s hulking Irish setter, in a dog carrier and attached it to the station wagon’s roof rack. He’d built a windshield for the carrier, to make the ride more comfortable for the dog.

Then, the inevitable happened.

As the oldest son, Tagg Romney commandeered the way-back of the wagon, keeping his eyes fixed out the rear window, where he glimpsed the first sign of trouble. ‘’Dad!’’ he yelled. ‘’Gross!’’ A brown liquid was dripping down the back window, payback from an Irish setter who’d been riding on the roof in the wind for hours.

As the rest of the boys joined in the howls of disgust, Romney coolly pulled off the highway and into a service station. There, he borrowed a hose, washed down Seamus and the car, then hopped back onto the highway

I don’t know about your dog, but mine refuses to ride in the truck with me unless she can have her head out the window.  Summer or winter, makes no difference, she wants the 60MPH air blast up her snout.

But, after a couple of hours, my guess is any dog would need to relieve itself.  If it is in a cage (on a car, in the laundry room or in your basement), its going to do the deed where it can.

I’m not sure I understand the big deal here.  Help me out.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 06/28/2007 at 09:08 AM   
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