All too often, there often isn’t much in politics or the news to make people smile but here is a story I think all dog lovers can get behind. Employees at the Interior Department were invited to bring their dogs to work yesterday, and 85 four-legged friends accompanied their politician parents, sleeping under desks and attending various meetings. The result was, predictably, adorable and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke hopes to expand the program. Dogs may not make the government run more smoothly or effectively, but they sure would make it a lot cuter and more fun!
Check out the full story and more pictures of puppy cuteness here:
Interior Dept. launches ‘Doggy Days,’ becoming first federal agency to welcome pets
So on my newsfeed, this article from National Geographic pops up, informing me that today is National Dogs in Politics Day. Who knew? It’s apparently also referred to as Checkers Day after Nixon’s 1952 speech in which he denied misuse of funds and declared their pet dog, Checkers (a gift from supporter) was a beloved member the family and they were keeping him. The speech saved his candidacy and, whatever you may feel about Nixon, it may have been me of his more human moments in the public arena. The NG article also features several photographs which capture very sweet moments between presidents and their pooches. It’s nice to see a more personal side to some of our most public figures.
And speaking of public figures, our dogs can be actively involved in this year’s presidential election. These stuffed candidates allow your pooch to express their preference- or maybe their frustration?- with the impending election. Apparently, the Trump dolls have been selling at a much faster rate than the Hillary dolls. I think it may have something to do with the hair…