Summer, summer, summer
Happy Fourth! #july4 #Fourth #shelties #Shetlandsheepdog #sheltie #instapets #instadogs

Happy Fourth! #july4 #Fourth #shelties #Shetlandsheepdog #sheltie #instapets #instadogs

"I know you have bacon. Give it up. Look at how cute I am. Give me the bacon." #sheltie #shetlandsheepdog #dogs #dogsofinstagram #instadogs #tri #shelties

"I know you have bacon. Give it up. Look at how cute I am. Give me the bacon." #sheltie #shetlandsheepdog #dogs #dogsofinstagram #instadogs #tri #shelties

I wish there was a little more dignity to the Thundershirt. Poor guy. #shelties #shetlandsheepdogs #dog #dogsofinstagram #instadogs

I wish there was a little more dignity to the Thundershirt. Poor guy. #shelties #shetlandsheepdogs #dog #dogsofinstagram #instadogs

Beach fun with my buddies. #beach #beachfun #shelties  (at Jennette’s Pier)

Beach fun with my buddies. #beach #beachfun #shelties (at Jennette’s Pier)

The camera doesn’t always capture friendly interest. #alpacas #shelties #shetlandsheepdogs #tri #instapets #instadogs

The camera doesn’t always capture friendly interest. #alpacas #shelties #shetlandsheepdogs #tri #instapets #instadogs

Sirius Black. My beautiful #tri #sheltie. #shelties #instapets

Sirius Black. My beautiful #tri #sheltie. #shelties #instapets

#SuperTuesday: Vote for my pets instead
Cast a vote for cute. You’ll be glad you did. 
Write-in: Siri (Sirius Black) Funtime Barrineau

#SuperTuesday: Vote for my pets instead

Cast a vote for cute. You’ll be glad you did. 

Write-in: Siri (Sirius Black) Funtime Barrineau

#SuperTuesday: Vote for my pets

I was looking for my voter card today so I can participate in the Virginia Republican presidential primary when I had a fabulous idea: As a disgusted, marginalized independent voter who matters not to neither the Republicans nor the Dems, I had decided to write in one of my pets. (My journalistic ethics won’t tell you which one.) And then I learned that Virginia voters are not allowed to write in candidates today. If you’re votin’ in Virginia, ya gotta pick Mitt Romney or Ron Paul, because Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich failed to submit enough voter signatures to secure a place on the ballot. (Not either of them would have made the ballot more tolerable anyway.)

Even though I and handfuls of other Virginians can’t vote for my pets, voters in nine other Super Tuesday states — Georgia, Idaho, Massachusetts, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Alaska — can.

So cast a vote for cute. You’ll feel better than voting for a windbag. 

(Candidate photos to follow.)