PHOTO: Homage to Seamus Romney, Mitt Romney's 'Roofracked' Dog, Seen in Jamaica Plain

Someone driving a Toyota Camry around JP is making a statement about former Gov. Mitt Romney's infamous dog-on-the-roof-of-the-station-wagon incident.

Republican nominee for president, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, won't be winning JP. Or the state he used to govern, for that matter.

But you'll still see evidence of the presidential campaign here and there in Boston. JP resident Gretchen Van Ness noticed an homage to the 12-hour ride the Romney's Irish Setter, Seamus, was forced to endure on a family vacation in 1983.

A Toyota Camry with a very wet stuffed dog lashed to the roof wearing a t-shirt that says "Shame Us." Don't know who the owner is, but there are plenty of crazy dog people in JP! (I'm one of them, I have to admit).

Hat tip to the indispensable Universal Hub for first drawing attention to Gretchen's photo.

Bonus link: Devo's "Don't Roof Rack Me, Bro!"

David Ertischek (Editor) September 20, 2012 at 02:20 PM
Oh - so that's what that meant - I saw the stuffed animal on the car, but did not know of the incident from the 80s.
Jack B September 20, 2012 at 04:16 PM
A Brookline High School student has started the roof-racked dogs campaign. You can get more info (and order a dog of your own!) here: www.WhoLeftTheDogUp.com. Current dog owners (and sometimes the dogs themselves!) are posting their stories about driving around with a dog lashed to the roof: www.facebook.com/AdventuresofRomneyDog
Matt September 20, 2012 at 05:21 PM
Obama supporters have an issue with Romney putting his SICK dog on the roof of his auto, but no issue with Obama eating a dog? This makes about as much sense as Obama talking about reducing the deficit.
Ajax September 20, 2012 at 05:46 PM
I should start selling Obama cocaine cutting mirrors.
Chris Birch September 20, 2012 at 05:51 PM
If Mitt Romney put his 'best friend' on the roof, where will he put the rest of us.? Who-Left-The-Dog-Up.com is hosting a Rolling Rally thru the streets of Boston on October 13. Come join the fun. You can buy a dog for your car. Free loaner dogs are available as well. check out: www.WhoLeftTheDogUp.com
Kwum September 20, 2012 at 05:55 PM
If you love dogs and hate people who keep them as pets and mistreat them: https://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/DogsAgainstRomney
Matt September 20, 2012 at 06:00 PM
@KWUM Romney didn’t kill his dog, but the dog Obama ate; well you guessed it he's DEAD!
Chris Helms (Editor) September 20, 2012 at 06:02 PM
Hi, this is Chris Helms, editor of JP Patch. I've deleted a comment that didn't comply with the ground rules of this community discussion thread. If you wouldn't say it at dinner with your Mom, please don't say it here. http://jamaicaplain.patch.com/terms
Matt September 20, 2012 at 06:02 PM
Obama would never drive with his dog on the roof. It dries out the meat!
Matt September 20, 2012 at 06:06 PM
Will you be serving fresh dog meat with every donation made to the "Obama Eats Dog Foundation"?
Matt September 20, 2012 at 06:15 PM
Campbell’s Soup Co. in support of Obama’s re-election is offering for a limited time their new “Chicken Poodle Soup.” Get your today while supplies last!
Matt September 20, 2012 at 06:17 PM
I don’t always eat dog, but when I do I drink Dos Equis!
Chris Helms (Editor) September 20, 2012 at 09:09 PM
That's a good one, John! Thanks for cleaning up the humor (assuming this is the same John who'd posted some profanity earlier.)
Blake Christensen September 21, 2012 at 03:19 AM
nice photo. There's also an online game about Seamus at seamus-the-dog.com You play as the dog and can poop on Romney's car.
Maura September 21, 2012 at 08:23 AM
There is a big difference between the decision of an adult to put a dog on a car and a young boy living according to the customs of another country.
Linda September 21, 2012 at 11:36 AM
Well put, Maura!
Rhea Becker September 21, 2012 at 12:09 PM
Bravo, Maura! A voice of reason.
Matt September 21, 2012 at 05:26 PM
@ Rher: "Reason" i think the term you are looking for is rational. @ Maura: there is a major differance; Romney's dog didn't die, the dog Obama ate did!


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