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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Hoyer Speaks on Our Love of Dogs

One of the most touching moments of last night’s Congressional Canine Awards was when House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) took the podium to speak about his late dog, Charlotte. The beloved English springer spaniel typically came to work with Hoyer on the Hill and even had her own bed in his office. After many years of loyal companionship, Charlotte passed away in 2007 at the age of 15.

As the Majority Leader said, “God invented dogs for us, to give us the kind of uncompromising love that human beings need, and we in turn give them the same kind of love.” I wanted to share this video of his remarks with you, in celebration of Charlotte and all the dogs who bring so much joy and enrichment to our lives.

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