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*** UPDATED x1 *** Puppy tourism

Monday, Aug 26, 2013

* After his bath yesterday, Oscar the Puppy toured the Statehouse grounds…

* With Abe…

* One last look…

Oscar is not allowed inside the Statehouse, so that’s about as close as he’ll get to where I work during session unless somebody changes the rules.

*** UPDATE *** Oops. I meant to add some related links to this post and completely forgot. Here they are…

* $50 million Capitol west wing renovation almost done

* Photos: Statehouse renovation project

* What Happens To ‘Puppy Lemon Law’ Dogs?

- Posted by Rich Miller        

32 Comments
  1. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Aug 26, 13 @ 9:08 am:

    Those are cool shots of Illinois’ Top Blog Dog.

    Oscar already looks quite comfortable in the grounds…


  2. - Just Observing - Monday, Aug 26, 13 @ 9:09 am:

    === Oscar is not allowed inside the Statehouse, so that’s about as close as he’ll get to where I work during session unless somebody changes the rules. ===

    You can train Oscar to be a service dog and he’ll gain full access.


  3. - langhorne - Monday, Aug 26, 13 @ 9:12 am:

    wow, off leash. did he leave any editorials behind? how is Mr. O doing w classes?


  4. - Rich Miller - Monday, Aug 26, 13 @ 9:16 am:

    ===train Oscar to be a service dog ===

    That wouldn’t be ethical. Not gonna do it.


  5. - Ron Burgundy - Monday, Aug 26, 13 @ 9:21 am:

    Perhaps call him a Legislative Service Dog? When they ask which member he’s here to assist, respond “All of them.” :)


  6. - Illini Lurker - Monday, Aug 26, 13 @ 9:29 am:

    Frankly, Capitol Fax could turn into Oscar Fax and just show new pictures all the time, and I would be just as happy with the blog as I am now.

    Or just include Oscar-relevant photos in every post.


  7. - wordslinger - Monday, Aug 26, 13 @ 9:31 am:

    I had no idea there were standards on what kind of animals were allowed into The Dome. I’ve seen some pretty scary creatures in there.


  8. - OneMan - Monday, Aug 26, 13 @ 9:33 am:

    == That wouldn’t be ethical. Not gonna do it. ==

    Good for you… Too many folks do that now in days with all sorts of animals.


  9. - Bill - Monday, Aug 26, 13 @ 9:52 am:

    I can only presume Oscar is sticking his tongue out at the fountains and capitol dome, too.


  10. - Joan P. - Monday, Aug 26, 13 @ 9:56 am:

    Letting Oscar into the Statehouse would probably raise the IQ level, and would definitely raise the cuteness level.


  11. - Rich Miller - Monday, Aug 26, 13 @ 9:56 am:

    === how is Mr. O doing w classes?===

    Because of scheduling problems, we’ve had to withdraw until mid September.


  12. - Nearly Normal - Monday, Aug 26, 13 @ 10:13 am:

    Interesting that Oscar is not allowed in the Capitol. I’m with Word that maybe it is for his well-being that Oscar is not around the “scary creatures” one finds there on a session day. Some of the creatures are inside the chambers but many are outside the chambers near the rail.


  13. - Rich Miller - Monday, Aug 26, 13 @ 10:18 am:

    ===I had no idea there were standards on what kind of animals were allowed into The Dome===

    True. Mushrooms are kinda like pets. More like cats, however. Sometimes difficult to herd. Then again, so is Oscar.


  14. - walkinfool - Monday, Aug 26, 13 @ 10:24 am:

    ==After his bath==

    Sometimes a bath is called for after visiting the Capitol.


  15. - Pat C - Monday, Aug 26, 13 @ 10:26 am:

    We really want a picture of Oscar making a editorial statement on the lawn :)


  16. - wordslinger - Monday, Aug 26, 13 @ 10:31 am:

    –True. Mushrooms are kinda like pets. More like cats, however. Sometimes difficult to herd. Then again, so is Oscar.–

    Hogs at the trough. Lobsters at the rail. Progeny of the Grey Wolves. Snakes of all kinds. Squeezy.

    Oscar seems like a friendly, gentle fellow — best to keep him out.


  17. - Amalia - Monday, Aug 26, 13 @ 10:51 am:

    I’m tempted to create “Flat Oscar” and take him on an upcoming trip!


  18. - A guy... - Monday, Aug 26, 13 @ 11:18 am:

    Oscar may not be able to enter the building, BUT he won’t be arrested for sharing his opinion on the Statehouse lawn. His owner on the other hand may enter the building but not overtly be as demonstrative as Oscar. As a team, I’d say you’ve got it covered.


  19. - thechampaignlife - Monday, Aug 26, 13 @ 11:28 am:

    Did he dig up any leads? Sniff out Squeezy? Take any brib…er, treats?


  20. - Wallendar - Monday, Aug 26, 13 @ 11:51 am:

    And looking particularly handsome I must say….


  21. - Norseman - Monday, Aug 26, 13 @ 12:32 pm:

    The fountains are a good place for a bath. Did he like it? snark/


  22. - Anonymous - Monday, Aug 26, 13 @ 1:31 pm:

    Agree with Wallendar. Oscar is looking quite handsome in the photos–and proud. I wonder whether he’s even aware of the calming effect he has on so many. I’ll bet if he were, he’d be holding his chin even higher–as it should be.


  23. - Emmy - Monday, Aug 26, 13 @ 1:37 pm:

    Oscar appears to have all of the attributes needed to be a quality Lt. Governor! Have you been fielding any calls?


  24. - anonymoose - Monday, Aug 26, 13 @ 2:18 pm:

    Two of Illinois’ finest - Oscar and Abe. Great pictures.


  25. - AFSCME Steward - Monday, Aug 26, 13 @ 3:25 pm:

    Rutherford did say he would be announcing his running mate soon, and Oscar was on bthe Statehouse grounds.Perhaps there is a connection…

    “Oscar appears to have all of the attributes needed to be a quality Lt. Governor! Have you been fielding any calls?”


  26. - Rich Miller - Monday, Aug 26, 13 @ 3:30 pm:

    ===Have you been fielding any calls?===

    I wouldn’t return those calls. Oscar ain’t running for anything.


  27. - Rich Miller - Monday, Aug 26, 13 @ 3:33 pm:

    And, just in case he tries to run on his own, I have compromising pictures, like this one taken before his bath… https://capitolfax.com/wp-content/IMG_1310_01.jpg

    Heh.


  28. - Norseman - Monday, Aug 26, 13 @ 3:51 pm:

    === I have compromising pictures ===

    Now that is dirty pool! Or should I say, dirty bathwater.


  29. - Anonymous - Monday, Aug 26, 13 @ 3:56 pm:

    Norseman, I’m feeling a bit faint and can’t bare to look. Is it…is it…as…as bad as it seems?

    *dramatically swings chin to the right and bites knuckle*


  30. - Anonymous - Monday, Aug 26, 13 @ 3:58 pm:

    *oh, I’m also holding up a silk white hanky in my other hand, looking unsure as to whether I need to wave it at Rich or use it to wipe the forthcoming tears…or both*


  31. - Maxine - Monday, Aug 26, 13 @ 6:21 pm:

    Love it Rich! I see Oscar as having his own press conference in the future. Additionally, he will be adorned with a red, white, and blue “outfit” during election time. LOL Love the photos!!


  32. - Dominique - Monday, Aug 26, 13 @ 8:12 pm:

    So darn darling. Saw him on an outing by my office today


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