Maybe all this barking in the presidential campaign about mistreatment of dogs is hitting a little too close to home for Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.), who on Wednesday launched a blog about his dogs, Snuggles and Koda.
Brown is a protege of GOP presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who has been repeatedly lambasted for strapping his pet Irish setter, Seamus, to the roof of his car in a crate for a 12-hour drive to Canada. Romney's campaign has recently begun pushing back by noting that President Barack Obama was once fed dog meat by his stepfather when he was a boy in Indonesia.
Romney and Brown share a top adviser, Eric Ferhnstrom, if not similar histories with their pets.
Brown makes clear with his blog that he, at least, loves dogs. He wrote:
I’ve only been in the Senate for two years, but I definitely agree it’s helpful having our two family pets, Koda and Snuggles, by my side whenever possible.
They are both members of our family, and I am looking forward to their companionship as I spend more time on the campaign trail in Massachusetts in the coming months.
Our campaign headquarters in Southie has become a very dog-friendly environment, with several staff members bringing their rescue dogs to the office. Click on the photo gallery below to see all the characters that accompany me and my staff.