It's with a heavy heart that we report the passing of 'Gilbert,' the Dachshund who owned George Stephanopoulos, American broadcaster and former political adviser. Via his twitter page: Last night we said goodbye to Gilbert--our loving, fierce and loyal dachshund. Such a stout friend, so sad he's not curled at my feet now.
In October of 2002, Mr. Stephanopoulos was kicked out of a Barnes & Noble bookstore when Gilbert started barking and refused to stop. Stephanopoulos explained "I was in the periodical section reading Lewis Lapham in Harper's, and Gilbert wanted to go over to check out the bestsellers. It was all over in a minute and a half. I was asked to leave and I left." Source.
In May of 2004, Gilbert got loose in Northwest Washington. A 37-year-old police sergeant collapsed and died while pursuing him. Source.
RIP Gilbert. Memories live on.