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Tuesday puppy blogging

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015

* CBS 2

The governor and his wife, Diana, won’t be the only ones who will have to get used to living in a fixer-upper for a while. Rauner drove the family van to Springfield on Saturday, to bring their two Labrador Retrievers, Stella and Pumpkin, to their new home, and he said they’ll have to get used to sleeping alone near the kitchen.

“Pumpkin is 15, and she has arthritic knees, so she can’t really handle stairs very well,” he said. “The elevator doesn’t work. So I’ve got a plan. The dogs are not going to be able to sleep up near me, as they normally like to do. They’re gonna have to sleep down by the kitchen. That’s okay. They’ll get used to that. They don’t have to do that at home, but they’re gonna have to do that here.”

That’s sad about his older dog.

* Which reminds me, I haven’t posted any pics of Oscar in a while. Here’s one of him looking cool…

* His face is covered in snow after playing outside…

* And here he is dashing around our “man cave”

- Posted by Rich Miller        

  1. - Anon - Tuesday, Jan 27, 15 @ 10:30 am:

    He seems to understand that it’s not okay to drive with your dog strapped to the roof of your van.

  2. - Downstate - Tuesday, Jan 27, 15 @ 10:30 am:

    I love this breed. They never lose their puppy looks or personality.

  3. - Joan P. - Tuesday, Jan 27, 15 @ 10:49 am:

    So will Oscar have play dates with the gubernatorial pups?

  4. - Stooges - Tuesday, Jan 27, 15 @ 11:00 am:

    They need to fix that elevator so Pumpkin can sleep upstairs.

  5. - Wensicia - Tuesday, Jan 27, 15 @ 11:01 am:

    I’m sure the elevator will be repaired during renovations.

  6. - Rich Miller - Tuesday, Jan 27, 15 @ 11:13 am:

    I dunno, Joan. But now that dogs are “living” in the Mansion, I’m guessing I can take Oscar to the next party there.

  7. - Anyone Remember - Tuesday, Jan 27, 15 @ 11:20 am:

    Is not the lack of a working elevator a violation of the American’s with Disabilities Act?

  8. - Gabe - Tuesday, Jan 27, 15 @ 11:22 am:

    Does the elevator actually go to the governor’s quarters? It’s not like he is sleeping in the Lincoln bedroom. Isn’t he in the adjacent building?

  9. - A guy - Tuesday, Jan 27, 15 @ 11:27 am:

    Oscar and you put on sunglasses the same way. That’s heredity!

  10. - walker - Tuesday, Jan 27, 15 @ 11:38 am:

    Maybe I’m a soft touch, but Rauner looks a little better when he talks about his dogs.

  11. - Amalia - Tuesday, Jan 27, 15 @ 11:42 am:

    the pix with the shades is priceless adorable!!!!

  12. - Rory - Tuesday, Jan 27, 15 @ 11:42 am:

    Agreed, that is the first good thing I’ve read about ole Rauner. He needs to fix that elevator asap. Dogs will be miserable sleeping in a new house away from their “dad.”

  13. - 1776 - Tuesday, Jan 27, 15 @ 11:43 am:

    I like your french nails!!!

  14. - Rich Miller - Tuesday, Jan 27, 15 @ 11:46 am:

    Thanks, 1776. I work hard on them.

  15. - Pot calling kettle - Tuesday, Jan 27, 15 @ 11:52 am:

    ==Maybe I’m a soft touch, but Rauner looks a little better when he talks about his dogs.==

    And, it indicates he’s going to be spending some time in Springfield.

  16. - Archiesmom - Tuesday, Jan 27, 15 @ 12:08 pm:

    Nice shades, dude!

    I must soften my attitude about Rauner. Anyone who has and loves dogs can’t be all bad…

  17. - AC - Tuesday, Jan 27, 15 @ 12:12 pm:

    Will Oscar follow in the paw prints of Duke, the dog elected Mayor of Cormorant, Minnesota, and pursue a career in politics?

  18. - Federalist - Tuesday, Jan 27, 15 @ 12:43 pm:

    Seeing this cute puppy is the best news of the day.

  19. - Gone to the Dogs - Tuesday, Jan 27, 15 @ 1:16 pm:

    More Stella and Pumpkin pix!
    And Oscar, good to see you. Was wondering where your dad’s been hiding you.
    My senior dog can’t do the stairs anymore either. I camp downstairs with her, and yes, sometimes even on the kitchen floor.

  20. - JS Mill - Tuesday, Jan 27, 15 @ 3:07 pm:

    So, the new governor has at least one redeeming quality…a dog lover. Maybe he is a sox fan too? There is good in everyone.

  21. - Cheryl44 - Tuesday, Jan 27, 15 @ 4:11 pm:

    So fix the elevator already. It’s not the man can’t afford it. He could afford to hire someone to haul the poor dog upstairs if he wanted.

  22. - 2BuggDogs - Tuesday, Jan 27, 15 @ 5:53 pm:

    Oh boo to sleeping by the kitchen. Don’t they know you’re the First Dogs of Illinois. Move the master bedroom to the first floor.

  23. - Mousy Librarian - Tuesday, Jan 27, 15 @ 6:08 pm:

    Adorable little Oscar sets an example for us all: (a)be cool, (b)enjoy the out-of-doors, and (c)get some exercise!

  24. - Levois - Tuesday, Jan 27, 15 @ 6:43 pm:

    Now I really wish I had a dog. And it must be nice to be the first dogs of the state.

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