One of the most powerful women in the world uses her dogs to help deal with the stress of the job. Hilary Rodham Clinton says coming home to her dogs Seamus and Tally is "Just a great release and respite for me."
The Secretary of State described her doggie down time:
"When I'm home, we go on these walks and we have this old Labrador who has arthritis, and we always try to convince him to come out for a walk. And then we have this toy poodle that we got to keep the Labrador company and to try to get the Labrador to be more energetic. And she's, like, bouncing all the time. And so we go on these walks and it's great because the – our Lab, Seamus, sort of starts off kind of like an old man, just kind of very ambling and slow. And Tally, our poodle, is like, jumping up and down and then Seamus gets some energy and off he goes."
We didn't even know Hill and hubby Bill had dogs! The first lady credits her puppy secrete to her family's new found privacy.
"These jobs are really hard, and if you don't have time to just really be a private person, you can't refuel yourself to be able to deal with all of the pressures that come at you during the average day. So for us, it's great having just the opportunity to go for a walk with our dogs."
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