Two famous, four-legged movie stars descended on Capitol Hill on tonight for the 16th annual Animal Health Institute Pet Night, mugging for the camera and doling out kisses to excited Hill staffers and Members who attended the event.
Uggie, the wiry Jack Russell terrier famous for his role in the Oscar-winning film “The Artist,” donned a dapper tuxedo and basked in the attention of the adoring crowd. He also kept a watchful eye on Tennessee, a black-and-white cat who played Buttercup in “The Hunger Games,” who was more eager to explore the Cannon Caucus Room than she was to play with her canine counterpart.
Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.), a veterinarian by trade and owner of two dogs, a cat and four sheep, made an appearance, saying that caring for animals is an issue with bipartisan support in this divided Washington political landscape. Full story