It’s hard work being the winner

Last night Dietrich won the general election and was elected Cutest Pet on Capitol Hill! He got a poster with his picture and blue ribbons and patriotic froufrou and everything. We couldn’t be prouder.

The Animal Health Institute, which hosted the contest, had the three candidates’ campaign posters up at the reception they threw on the Hill. Dietrich’s was front and center. (The reception was not just for the contest, it was for the Healthy People. Healthy Animals. Healthy Planet. initiative. The cute pets were part of that.)

Delicious cookies shaped like dogs and cats were party swag and I only wished that the husband had taken his cookie bag, too, so I could have helped him with it.

The candidate himself was also quite proud.

We put his poster up in his room but he soon decided that fame is tiring and called it a night. So did we.

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