Beshear family relives ‘WinnieGate’ in hilarious video about their dog

You may recall early last month when Governor Andy Beshear reported that his family’s dog, Winnie, was the state’s “most unworthy gamer” for the day for attacking a skunk and then filling the governor’s mansion with “a scent which I hope never performed – never seen. ”

Over the weekend, the Beshear family followed the stinking scandal with a video shared on social media titled “WinnieGate,” recalling the events of August 4th – the night that “everything changed,” they said First Lady Britainy Beshear.

The smell that filled the mansion that night was like, “If you were to landfill in New York City,” said Britainy, while kids Will and Lila added the extra ingredients to “Paris in the 1500s,” “rotten fish” , “Sauerkraut” and “Horseradish”.

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Winnie picked up a scent that night outside, but “I didn’t think it was a big deal,” said Beshear.

Until Winnie came back coughing because her face had been a “skunk.” The smell was in her eyes, nose, ears “and ultimately with the father she would run to”.

It spread around the mansion when he took Winnie for a bath.

“Frankfort is powerful as the seat of government,” Beshear said in the video. “The Capitol – so powerful.

Britainy Beshear said Winnie, who appeared openly towards the end of the video, was “so ashamed” for days. “She also didn’t understand why no one would stroke her.”

Check out the full video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWz2uitOkwE.

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Reach health reporter Sarah Ladd at sladd@courier-journal.com. Follow her on Twitter at @ladd_sarah.