Two days after the election, much of the nation has been pretty bummed about its outcome. But one woman ran into Hillary Clinton walking her dog in her New York hometown, and it looks like she's making it through better than some Americans. Apparently, Margot Gerster was hiking with her family when she saw Clinton and her husband, Bill, with their dogs. She wrote on Facebook:
I've been feeling so heartbroken since yesterday's election and decided what better way to relax than take my girls hiking. So I decided to take them to one of my favorite places in Chappaqua. We were the only ones there and it was so beautiful and relaxing. As we were leaving, I heard a bit of rustling coming towards me and as I stepped into the clearing there she was, Hillary Clinton and Bill with their dogs doing exactly the same thing I was. I got to hug her and talk to her and tell her that one of my proudest moments as a mother was taking Phoebe with me to vote for her. She hugged me and thanked me and we exchanged some sweet pleasantries and then I let them continue their walk. Now, I'm not one for signs but I think I'll definitely take this one. So proud.
Clinton lives in Chappaqua, and was last photographed there on Tuesday casting her vote for herself. "I know how much responsibility goes with this," she reportedly said. "So many people are counting on the outcome of this election and what it means for our country." And while the outcome was very unexpected, considering what the polls had been saying for the past few months, this photo shows that Clinton, being the strong woman she is, is making it through what is surely a crushing disappointment.
Clinton has two dogs with her husband, Bill: a toy poodle mix named Tally, who I believe is the one in the picture, and another poodle mix named Maisie. According to a People article from 2011, Clinton got Tally to keep their aging Labrador, Seamus, company.
"And she's, like, bouncing all the time," Clinton told the magazine of Tally. "And so we go on these walks and it's great because the — our Lab, Seamus, sort of starts off kind of like an old man, just kind of very ambling and slow. And Tally, our poodle, is like, jumping up and down and then Seamus gets some energy and off he goes."
Seamus, sadly, has since passed on, but now they have Maisie, pictured below, to keep Tally company.
The few days after the election — the next week, month, year, four years — likely won't be easy for Clinton. But it looks like she's doing just fine with her pups, husband, and a happy supporter to keep her company.