Seamus Romney's Rooftop Travels: Right or Wrong?


[photo is representative only - in this instance the dog rode in the car like all dogs should]

What do you think?

Ann Romney told ABC's Diane Sawyer in an exclusive interview this week that Seamus, Mitt Romney's Irish setter who in 1983 traveled with the Romney family while strapped to the roof of their station wagon, "loved" those trips, despite once getting ill.

While we commend the Romney's for bringing Seamus along on their various family vacations, not all of us believe that strapping your dog to the roof of the car while 70 mile an hour winds whip him in the face for hours is very commendable.

"The dog loved it," Ann Romney related to Diane Sawyer. "He would see that crate and, you know, he would, like, go crazy because he was going with us on vacation.  It was to me a kinder thing to bring him along than to leave him in the kennel for two weeks."

Other reports indicated that poor Seamus often became sick, defecating all over itself and the windshield of the car, leading Romney to hose them both off before they continued on the drive to Canada.

What do you think about this mode of transportation for dogs? I'm gonna cast my vote not as wrong, but as Seriously Wrong!

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