Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) was years ahead of the curve when it came to Take Your Dog to Work Day. The constant presence of his three Portuguese water dogs in his Russell building office helped humanize their owner and brought a sense of fun to a workplace known for rules and formalities.
Now, lobbyists, staffers and other Hill dwellers say they mourn not only the passing of Kennedy but also he end of a unique chapter in Capitol Hill’s canine history. With their black curly hair, floppy ears and bouncy gait, Kennedy’s dogs became a part of the lawmaker’s nearly 47-year Hill tenure.
Why are the dogs gone? Did they bury them with their master in the style of the Pharoah?
Oh, geez, get another dog, will ya? Stop this friggin' "mourning." I'll bet there's some staffer thinking, "I may be outta a job, but at least I'm not scooping up s**t anymore."
Must be another slow news day . . .