a dog named LeRoy—a brown, 80-pound bloodhound who has been a godsend to his owner, Rep. Stephen Watt. “Everybody says good morning to LeRoy when they say good morning to me,” Watt, a Republican from Sweetwater, tells Yahoo Shine.One of the most popular members of the Wyoming state legislature just happens to be
The dog, nearly 3 years old, has an important spot on the Wyoming House floor, right at Watt’s feet. He’s a service dog for the legislator, 58, who suffers from chronic Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) stemming from a roadside shooting he suffered as a police officer more than 30 years ago. And as far as anyone knows, LeRoy’s the first and only dog to have ever regularly worked the floor of the House. “It’s the first time I’ve seen it in my 10 years, other than the bomb dogs that come through every morning,” House Speaker Tom Lubnau, who granted permission for Watt to have LeRoy at work, tells the Billings Gazette.
Watt adopted LeRoy nearly a year ago from a local