Saturday, June 30, 2007

From Ann Romney

The following is a post by Ann Romney on the Five Brothers blog, this morning. It is in response to the Seamus "Scandal". The mainstream media has made a big deal out of this dog riding in a closed animal carrier on the top of their car. Some of the replies to the post on that blog point out how humans pay thousands of dollars for the same type of experience...motorcycling. And many dog owners also mentioned how their pets love to ride in the back of their pick up truck, enjoying the fresh air breeze. You would think it was a slow week for news, with the media making such a fuss about a beloved pet enjoying a ride, that humans might compare to a ride on a roller coaster...I imagine Seamus loved every minute of it.

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Our First Dog - Seamus

Mitt and I love our dogs. Seamus was our first--an Irish setter. When I wasn't at home, Mitt let him sleep on the bed. And usually when he was riding in the car, his head was out the window. Seamus lived to a ripe old age, basking in the affection of a large family.

Surprise, surprise, the media didn't get the dog story right. Our dog Seamus rode in an ENCLOSED kennel, not in the open air. And he loved it. Every time he saw it, he jumped up on the tailgate, walked in, and lay down. It was just like the kennel he curled up in at home.

We are a dog family. Casey was our Bichon, McKenzie our Golden, and Marley our Weimaraner. Marley had 8 puppies, which Mitt delivered all night for her one summer.

When she died last year, she was in Mitt and our arms, and we all cried. Yes, we love our dogs.

Now horses, that's my love too. Mitt rides them--I love them. But that's another blog.

Posted at 2007-06-30 09:21:06 by Ann Romney

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