Elizabeth Warren Loses Beloved Golden Retriever 5 Days Before Election

Elizabeth Warren is a newly-elected United States Senator for the state of Massachusetts, the first female to fill that role.  She is a financial guru, Harvard Law School professor, .and more importantly, a golden retriever lover.  Her beloved golden Otis passed away just 5 days before the election.  Otis helped Elizabeth in her campaign, “Dog Lovers for Elizabeth Warren”

Dog Lovers For Elizabeth Warren

Dog Lovers For Elizabeth Warren

Otis was diagnosed with Canine Lymphoma in the spring, and by Halloween was unable to get up to greet the trick or treaters.  Warren says Otis wasn’t an overly active golden, and would just “stand and pose” after retrieving the ball.

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Facebook/ElizabethWarren

On  November 30, 2012,  Warren posted on her facebook page:

One of the most fun parts of the campaign was sharing our golden retriever Otis with all of you. So I now need to share some sad news: We lost Otis. He was battling cancer, and he suddenly went downhill. Bruce and I are heartbroken, but we are grateful for seven and a half years with our big, handsome boy. He’ll always live in our hearts.”

A very beautiful article  from The Boston Globe about Senator-elect Warren and Otis, written by fellow golden retriever owner Brian McGrory can be found here.

Golden Retrievers Gone For 2 Weeks – Returned Home

2 golden retrievers went missing in Sandwich, Massachusetts and were not seen for two weeks.  The dogs were tied together on a double leash when they escaped from their property.  Owner Penny Blackwell posted flyers as well as on Facebook.  The post on the missing dogs went viral, but she began to lose hope that she would ever see her dogs again as the days past.

Baxter and Baily Family Photo from Penny Blackwell/CBS Boston

While away on a business trip, Blackwell received a text from a friend that said she thought she had found one of her dogs.  Sure enough, it was Baxter.  Blackwell took Baxter to the area he was found and he lead her, pulling, straight to Bailey, who was still caught in some bushes with the leash.

It’s unknown how long the two were trapped together before Baxter broke free, but both dogs lost about 10 pounds each from the ordeal.

Full story with video from CBS Boston here.