Just seven heart-warming pictures of Winston Peters and his dog, Beau

Wnston and Beau on the farm.
Wnston and Beau on the farm. Photo credit: Twiiter/ Winston Peters

If you are a politician and you have a dog, please send us your pictures for consideration writes Toby Manhire for The Spinoff. 

It’s January, there’s an election year stretching ahead, and coverage of politicians’ social media activity will focus very heavily on attack-memes, misinformation and flame wars, and not nearly so much on dogs.

So if it’s hard hitting political commentary you’re after, please try elsewhere. We say: enjoy the wholesome, soft-hitting content while you can. We will not be apologising.

Presenting, the second in our series of entertaining social media content from the deputy prime minister and leader of the NZ First PartyPictures of Winston Peters with his chocolate labrador, Beau.

1.      This is the post that sparked the Spinoff politics desk into action. Herewith the deputy prime minister of New Zealand, the Rt Hon Winston Peters, with Beau the Serious Controller, and a boat directly out of a watercolour jigsaw puzzle, and if this doesn’t send a wave of summer goodness cascading through your soul then there’s nothing we can do for you.

Just seven heart-warming pictures of Winston Peters and his dog, Beau
Photo credit: Twitter/ Winston Peters.

2.      A classic of the Beau genre. The grainy image (Winston Peters taking a photograph of his computer screen?) only enhances the raw emotional authenticity.

Just seven heart-warming pictures of Winston Peters and his dog, Beau
Photo credit: Twitter/ Winston Peters.

3.      Beau’s biggest moment in the public spotlight came during the 2015 Northland byelection. Was Winston Peters’ triumph largely down the chocolate lab? We say yes.

Just seven heart-warming pictures of Winston Peters and his dog, Beau
Photo credit: Twitter/ Winston Peters.

4.      Shot, Beau, you outrageous bloody influencer! #ad

Just seven heart-warming pictures of Winston Peters and his dog, Beau
Photo credit: Twitter/ Winston Peters.

5.      Where is the Winston Peters emoji please?

Just seven heart-warming pictures of Winston Peters and his dog, Beau
Photo credit: Twitter/ Winston Peters.

6.      Forget all your troubles for a moment and look at this adorable beast, pictured here with his doggo Beau.

Just seven heart-warming pictures of Winston Peters and his dog, Beau
Photo credit: Facebook/ Winston Peters.

7.      Apologies, that’s not Winston Peters’ dog Beau, it’s Ben Boyce’s dog Beau.

Just seven heart-warming pictures of Winston Peters and his dog, Beau
Photo credit: Jono and Ben

8.      Yes you are. And aren’t we all in a very real sense Beau? Aren’t we all out for a walk, getting fit and enjoying the fresh air?

Just seven heart-warming pictures of Winston Peters and his dog, Beau
Photo credit: Facebook/ Winston Peters.
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