People have been already incensed over Sen. Ted Cruz’s jaunt to Cancun whereas Texans battled catastrophically chilly climate that triggered large energy and water outages. But a photograph of his canine, alone, staring out the door of the Republican senator’s home could be the icing on the cake.
“Just drove by Ted Cruz’s house in Houston,” Houston journalist Michael Hardy tweeted on Thursday afternoon, alongside the picture. “His lights are off but a neighbor told me the block got its power back last night. Also, Ted appears to have left behind the family poodle.”
The canine, a small white canine named Snowflake, was not completely deserted, Hardy clarified in later tweets, as well as in a report for New York magazine. The canine was put beneath the care of Cruz’s safety guard, who was parked outdoors the house in an SUV when Hardy took the picture. (Hardy additionally stated it’s not confirmed whether or not Snowflake is definitely a poodle.)
Cruz’s spokespeople didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark from HuffPost, and it’s unclear to what extent Snowflake — and presumably the safety guard — have been caught in a chilly, electricity-free dwelling whereas the Cruzes fled to Mexico.
Group texts obtained by The New York Times confirmed Heidi Cruz, the senator’s spouse, stating the home was “FREEZING” earlier than they left, and Ted Cruz stated in an earlier assertion concerning the journey that his dwelling had misplaced warmth and energy.
Of course, nobody is anticipated to convey their pet with them every time they go on trip. Depending on the animal and the kind of journey, in lots of circumstances it’s preferable to leave pets behind with a trusted caretaker moderately than have them bear the stress of journey. But on this case, the thought of Snowflake caught in a darkish, “FREEZING” home whereas the remainder of the household jetted off on an ill-conceived, last-minute trip simply appeared callous, if not probably harmful.
Many folks on social media known as out the disappointment of the scenario, fantasized about Snowflake getting revenge and drew comparisons between Snowflake and the plight of Texans on the whole:
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