“If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog”, former President Harry Truman is known for saying. I have started tagging along with my puppy raiser who works on Capitol Hill. I can tell you, I have definitely been making lots of friends in Congress! If you see me, make sure to ask my puppy raiser if you can “say hello”.
Hanging out with so many public servants, I’ve been diligently practicing my commands and on my best behavior so I can also serve my country and my hero one day. Last week, we delivered a notice to the cloakroom during a session of the Senate that another lawmaker was joining our boss in cosponsoring the Animal Welfare and Transparency Act. Apparently this will help the public get information on puppy mill violations. Not all puppies come from reputable breeders like me, but I hope I made puppies everywhere proud. I also tagged along to a class about Senate Advanced Legislative Procedures, but admittedly I slept through most of it. Lots to work on!