Mitt Romney Heckled Over Dog-On-Roof Story

Romney Heckled Over Dog-On-Roof Story

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney can't even grab some pizzas without being reminded of how he treated his dog nearly 30 years ago.

As Romney exited Joe's Pizza carrying a stack of pizza boxes in New York City on Tuesday, somebody on the sidewalk shouted, "Just don't put 'em on the roof of the car," according to a tweet from Reuters reporter Sam Youngman.

In 1983, the Romneys embarked on a 12-hour drive from Massachusetts to Canada. Since there wasn't enough room in the car for the family dog, Seamus, Romney put the Irish Setter in a crate fastened to the roof of the car. Though Romney has said Seamus loved roof rides, during this particular trip the dog suffered a bout of diarrhea that forced Romney to pull over and hose off the car.

Dog lovers have protested Romney over "Crate-Gate" ever since the Boston Globe first reported it in 2007. Romney said last month that he wouldn't do it again because of all the attention it received.

Campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul tweeted a photo of Romney carrying the pizzas.

Romney was bringing the pizzas to a meeting with New York firefighters and former mayor Rudy Giuliani.

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