If you want a friend in Washington —

“If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog”. Harry S Truman (American 33rd President of the United States, 1884-1972)

I was visiting some congressional offices this week. I won’t reveal which one this photo was taken in, but to my pleasant surprise, while waiting for my meeting, up comes another visitor.

Animals and children tend to like me, it seems. Within a minute this noble, older pup was on his side, happy to have his belly rubbed and ears scratched.

Sure helped me calm down after getting routed around the entrance to this particular House Office Building due to a blockade from police due to a mysterious package…

Perhaps we need many more pups visiting the house and senate…


About sehanley

Musician, journalist, teacher, technologist, consultant & former NPR station manager. A media and entertainment professional, journalist, entrepreneur, technology advocate, educator, student, mentor, manager, and media, musical and theatrical performer. Voice talent and coach for music and spoken word. I also act and sing (mostly jazz, but a lot of experience with choral, classical and musical theater, too). Brass instruments, too, but my AF ofM card lapsed years ago. Heard on the national jazz service, PubJazz, and in the Pittsburgh market on WZUM/Pittsburgh Jazz Channel. I also teach college level courses in media and journalism. I managed the leading NPR/public radio station in Pittsburgh, PA for 16 years, a few years later was GM of the NPR station WBHM in Birmingham, AL. I served for six very busy years on the NPR Board of Directors and have done much volunteer service for national and local organizations in the communities I have been privileged to live and work in. Former NPR Board Member, former President of the Pittsburgh Radio Organization, sometime musician, relentless technology advocate. Opinions expressed are not the viewpoints of any employer or affiliation past or present.
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