FOR THE DOGS -- I'm suffering a little medal envy after reading today's news of the latest hero in Washington.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has given one of his Washingtonian of the Day medals to a dog. What yanks my leash is that the dog performed the same heroic service as little ol' me, who got nothing in return but a ribbing from my wife about how much I stunk.
Tillie, an Irish setter-spaniel mix, led helpers to save her Basset hound friend after it wandered away from their Vashon Island home last month. and fell into a cistern.
But where's my medal, Mr. Governor, for going into a well to save my English setter after a long, gut-wrenching search?
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To save my favorite hunting companion, I had to jump into a stew of water, mud and the organic matter of other critters that had succumbed in the ranch-country pit.
The dog and I both scratched our way out mucked up from head to toe.
My wife gave our setter, Scout, TWO baths.
I had to strip in the garage and promise to spend the big bucks I'd been saving for political candidate campaigns on a GPS collar before taking the dog hunting again.
Despite my ordeal -- not even a pat on the back from the Guv.
I'm getting a bumper sticker: I save dogs, and I vote.