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Love Your Pet: A Senator’s Dogs

Senator Ted Kennedy’s pets, Sunny and Splash, are two lucky dogs.

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Senator Ted Kennedy's dogs, Sunny and Splash, have quite a life. They wander the halls of Congress most days, spend summers on Cape Cod, and play ball with one of the country's most powerful senators.

The Portuguese water dogs each have their own talents: Splash is the faster runner, while Sunny, pictured here, is a stronger swimmer.

"She can stay in the water longer than you can walk," the senator says.

The dogs often can be found under the senator's desk. Sunny mainly sleeps, although both dogs have been present at many important meetings.

"Splash sat through the markup for the No Child Left Behind bill," Kennedy says.

Splash, the older of the two, has achieved some fame

of his own. He won Best in Show at a Virginia dog

show and will take a starring role in Kennedy's

children's book, due out in May.

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