Although Indiana governor Mike Pence is on the campaign trail out west, his heart is back in the Hoosier state, mourning the loss of a beloved family member.
“Heavy hearts today,” the Vice Presidential hopeful tweeted Wednesday. “Our beagle of 13 years passed away quietly last night. Rest in Peace, Maverick. We will miss you.”
The campaign shared a photo of Pence and First Lady Karen Pence hugging Maverick, the furry family member they adopted in Virginia when he was 2 years old, on the doorstep of the governor’s residence.
Heavy hearts today. Our beagle of 13 years passed away quietly last night. Rest In Peace, Maverick. We will miss you. pic.twitter.com/JPnFvsHB3Y
— Mike Pence (@mike_pence) October 26, 2016
The animal-loving Pence family also have two cats named Oreo and Pickle, a bunny named Marlon Bundo, and a snake named Sapphira.