If dogs are truly "man's best friend," than an incident involving Rep. Jared Polis' (D-Colo.) puppy this weekend might have been as emotionally charged as the debate over health reform.

Polis tweeted Monday:

Gia got stung by a bee on her paw over the weekend, that was our drama. Now back in DC working on health care

The freshman congressman adopted the puppy late last month:

We adopted a puppy today from http://www.coloradohumane.org/ new pics at http://dailybooth.com/jared...

Here a picture of the diminutive dog (pre-bee sting):