With the world’s eyes on the Presidential Election of 2016 today, I thought of this book – My Senator and Me, A Dog’s Eye View of Washington. Written by the late Senator Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts in 2006, this picture book features the Senator’s Portuguese Water Dog, Splash.
Splash was a regular companion to Senator Kennedy during the later years of his career in Washington, DC.
The book explains how a bill becomes a law, the roles of Congress and the Senate and includes profiles of the Senator and Splash. The story follows the senator through a busy day including a visit by schoolchildren to The Capitol.
Senator Kennedy passed away in 2009; Splash followed him in 2010. With US politics on everyone’s mind today – sitting down with your kids and explaining how the Government works during the four years after the election would be entirely appropriate.
Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, The Balanced Dog, Christchurch, New Zealand