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Is Washington Going to the Dogs?

It certainly looks that way. When Senator Edward Kennedy, who is fighting a malignant brain tumor, returned to his Capitol Hill office today, he was accompanied by his wife Victoria and their two Portuguese Water Dogs. I figured dogs in the halls of Congress was news but it appears I'm simply out of the loop; Sunny and Splash are practically lobbyists.

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Lisa Wogan lives in Seattle and is the author of, most recently, Dog Park Wisdom. lisawogan.com
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Submitted by Ryan | November 18 2008 |

I used to work in DC and went to the Hill offices regularly. You'd be surprised how many pups are running around in there!

Submitted by Lisa Wogan | November 18 2008 |

Tell us more! Can you name names?
The presence of loyal, level-headed pups on The Hill has to be a good influence. In Washington state, where I live, there are no dogs allowed in state-owned buildings--from the legislature to the University of Washington campus.

Submitted by Anonymous | November 19 2008 |

I used to live in DC and would see Ted at the dog park regularly with his Portuguese Water Dogs. He had a tennis racket and would hit balls for them to chase.

Submitted by Lisa Wogan | November 26 2008 |

Ryan, who first commented below, emailed with more D.C. dogs input: "I remember interviewing in Congressman Fred Upton's office (R-MI) and it was an absolute must that staff be dog lovers, as he had two or three roaming around the office much of the time.

On the other side of the aisle, Steny Hoyer (D-MD) also has a very dog-friendly office. I think he has a springer spaniel."

He was also surprised that UW has a ban on dogs in campus buildings. "Ironic that their mascot is a husky." Good point!

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