There’s a lot of fancy terms flying around this week, and these pets would like to help explain them

By Kiran Hefa and Alison Schwartz
Updated October 03, 2013 02:45 PM

If President Barack Obama was sitting next to us, we’d ask him to explain the government shutdown, why it happened and when it’s going to be over.

But he’s kind of busy right now, so we asked our pets to tell us what’s going down in Paw-shington, D.C., instead.

Furlough: an impossibly furry animal, including but not limited to cats, dogs, rabbits and specific breeds of owls.

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Filibuster: The full name of Andy’s dog in Toy Story

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GOP: Grand Old Puppy


And the GOP controls the Mouse of Representatives

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Claw enforcement: Just one of the many (re: MANY) agencies affected by the shutdown

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