Every time we get a request to send books to a rescue for fundraising, Roo, perhaps under the influence of the only news network named for a canid, can always be counted on to say the same thing. 

"Shelter dogs? Living off my tax dime?! Let 'em get a job and pull themselves up by the bootstraps like I did!"

The good news is that when it comes down to it, she doesn't seem to mean it. She always ends up carrying the envelope to the mailbox. She can barely muster her faux look of contempt. I think Roo's just a RINO - a republican in name only. 

Which means there's hope for her yet.