Dec 29, 2010, 10:03:34 AM12/29/10
to Maritime PWD Owners
BOSTON — The late Sen. Edward Kennedy's dog, Splash, who was the star
of a children's book about Capitol Hill, has died.
Kennedy's widow, Vicki, announced his death in an e-mail Thursday. She
calls the 13-year-old Portuguese water dog "a world-class fetcher of
tennis balls and a meeter and greeter of presidents, senators,
congressmen and even foreign dignitaries."
Splash may be best known for the 2006 children's book Kennedy wrote
from Splash's point of view, called "My Senator and Me: A Dog's Eye
View Of Washington, D.C."
Splash also made news after President Barack Obama took office.
Kennedy gave the Obamas their dog, Bo, also a Portuguese water dog.
The president had promised his daughters during his campaign to get
them a puppy if he won.
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