Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Rascal Meets Governor Quinn

For about 20 years, the DH and I have spent Memorial Day and the week after in Wisconsin. Due to a conflict in vacation plans at my job,this year we had to change our vacation week.

We were surprised to learn The Salute Run, a track event, had been going on in Arlington Heights for 6 years. We decided to check it out and brought Rascal along for the walk there. Before the races began, Pat Quinn, the Governor of Illinois, and Arlene Mulder, the Mayor of Arlington Heights, gave short speeches.

When the Governor was through speaking. The DH went up to get his picture taken with the Governor, along with Rascal. The picture's above.

Afterwards, the DH laughed. He said the Governor asked for the dog's name and said she was cute. He didn't ask for the DH's name.

We're used to that by now. Like I've mentioned before, when we walk Rascal people are always stopping us on the street and saying things like, "That's the Target dog," or "That's the Patton dog," or "That's the dog from Little Rascals."

Some even say, "That's the Youtube dog," since Rascal's Mom put up a number of videos there. (If you search for morganmandel, you'll find them, by the way)

It's obvious Rascal has clout, even with politicians.
Does your pet get more attention than you? Please share.


  1. I no longer have pets. However, when my grandson was born and I went to England to visit them, I was always surprised by the number of people in the park that would comment on their dog (a very fast whippet) and be oblivious to the fact a really cute baby was also present.

    Jane Kennedy Sutton

  2. I am sure our cats would hog all the attention if we took them out in public! Right now, our previous cats, Calvin & Hobbes, claim the the glory of one of my most popular photos on Deviant Art due to their names.
    I've always wished I had a pet to take with me for appearances - gosh, it would draw such a crowd!!!

    L. Diane Wolfe

  3. If our cats were to be allowed out and we were to take them anywhere, they would be the center of attention as well they should be.

  4. Anonymous12:53 PM

    "He said the Governor asked for the dog's name and said she was cute. He didn't ask for the DH's name."

    That makes me smile. This happens to me all the time, too! I can't blame them - folks mistake my dog for a puppy (because he's so small), and call him "Toto" (because he really does look like him). My dog is the center of attention like he should be.


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