Looking at the left-right bickering during the open hearings of the impeachment inquiry may lead you to believe that Washington has become even more “dog eat dog” than usual. Maybe that is why therapy dogs have been provided to help stressed-out members of Congress deal with “impeachment fatigue.”
According to the NY Post, an “army of therapy dogs was on hand Wednesday to help stressed-out Capitol Hill lawmakers and staffers weary after a year of impeachment-related drama.”
Hundreds of journalists, policy wonks and politicians including, Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.), lined up to see the pooches as the first day of public impeachment hearings got underway. One frazzled Senate staffer was seen clinging to a Japanese Spitz, while a handsome Collie named Remy was only too happy to take Bustos’ mind off collusion and quid pro quo. Blue, the Goldendoodle, also wore a tie for the special occasion.
The furry shrinks were all certified therapy dogs provided by therapy animal organization, Pet Partners, which sponsored the event, along with the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council, The Post reported.
The dogs were on hand to “offer congressional staff a break from the stress of wrapping up an exceptionally busy year,” Pet Partners said in a statement. “Who better to bring comfort and relief to the hardworking folks on Capitol Hill than a furry group of loving, intuitive, and bipartisan Pet Partners therapy animals?”