Rep. Ros-Lehtinen's family dog dies

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) shared a bit of sad news on Monday about her family dog.

The South Florida lawmaker tweeted that her dog Bard has died:

Had 2 put our dog, Bard, 2 sleep. 2 sick, old, no hope 4 recovery. So hard 2 do. He was a good ole dog. Tough guy, Dexter, my hubby, cried.

Her "tough" husband is a Florida lawyer and formerly served in the state Senate. Ros-Lehtinen, shown here at an animal welfare event in her district, typically tweets a mix of personal and political messages.