In what is clearly and thankfully not a case of a pet owner looking like her pet, state. Rep. Julia Hurley, R-Lenoir City, and her butt-ugly dog were booted from the Roane County Courthouse.
WATE, Knoxville's version of the National Enquirer, has the story right smack here.
According to the report, Hurley, who has a propensity for carving her initials into desks, said she didn't know dogs weren't allowed in the courthouse. Whaaaaat????
Er, well, I guess she just explained her need for owning a service dog. Heh.
I can't do this absurdity justice. Just read the story. Freakin' hilarious.
Seriously, if you don't you'll miss out on this gem:
Hurley says the dog was already registered as a service dog when she adopted it, and it serves as a companion.
"That's why I got her was to be my companion. I mean if I wanted to take her, if I put on her little service sweater and took her to the hospital for cancer patients, then she would be a service dog, but she's my dog. She's my companion," Rep. Hurley explained.Ha ha ha. Oh, man. If that dog really is a service dog, I hope it's a service dog for the seeing impaired folks (re: blind people), so they don't have to look at it.
(Yeah, I know, I'm not going to heaven when I leave this rock.)
* Dog photo taken from WATE website; Hurley photo taken from state website